Your Horoscope This Week

Too obvious? Not a good look. Scorpio season kicks off this Monday making "brooding and mysterious" the style that slays until November 21. Time for us all to keep our cards a little closer to our vests — and let people earn their loyalty points before spilling any trade secrets. This erotically-charged solar cycle can heat things up in the bedroom as long as we reserve our final roses for people who are looking for more than a few cheap thrills.

On Friday, the quarter moon in Aquarius sounds the call for a tech check. Update your privacy settings and check all your apps. Are you being unwittingly geo-tagged by your phone? Turn off location sharing and delete some of those snarky texts that you'd die if anyone read. Have you grown overly dependent on your devices? Sure, you can do everything from the swipe of a phone these days...until that signal drops. Devise an analog backup plan so you have options. And one more thing: Support local businesses instead of ordering everything online. That's what keeps neighborhood fresh and thriving!

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October 23 to November 21

Let them eat cake — but make sure that you get the first slice! Scorpio season begins on Monday as the sun swoops into your sign until November 21. This extended birthday celebration will reboot you in a major way, especially since adventurous, optimistic Jupiter is also in Scorpio this year (an event that only happens every 12.5 years). Instead of blowing your extra cash on a trendy outfit, use it for travel, which is globetrotting Jupiter's favorite thing. The trip might even involve a spiritual or educational component like a yoga retreat in Maui or a writing intensive at a Colorado mountain spa. Saying hello to the new also means leaving behind certain unsatisfying situations. Don't let nostalgia keep you stuck, Scorpio. Open yourself up to new experiences, friend groups, and live interactions.

This weekend, your attention flows back to Chateau Scorpio, thanks to Friday's quarter moon in your zone of home and family. Does your space feel like a sacred oasis or could it use a decluttering? You're an avid collector, but you don't have to put everything on display at once. Think like a gallerina and curate pieces to show off by month or season. Some Scorpios may need to set up new house rules with roommates — or explore a better living arrangement that affords you the privacy your sign can't live without.
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November 22 to December 21

Would you walk a mile in that person's shoes? Your compassionate nature is stoked this Monday as the sun slips into Scorpio and your altruistic 12th house for a month. As one of the Zodiac's most open-minded signs, you've always been an astrological ambassador. Over the coming four weeks, you could get involved in a project that helps to build bridges between diverse groups. And if art, music, film, or another creative medium is involved, all the better. Simultaneously, you'll want to clear your schedule of draining obligations and be careful not to overcommit to these new missions. These four weeks leading up to Sagittarius season (which begins November 22) are also a time to recharge and recalibrate. Book those spa treatments, sample meditation apps, and, once you're relaxed, delve into a decluttering mission. You could build up quite the holiday shopping budget from the hauls you sell at Buffalo Exchange.

Near the weekend, give your friend list a review as the quarter moon in Aquarius hits your social third house. Have you been giving too much energy to people who aren't reciprocating? While you don't have to cut them off completely, you should probably kick them out of your personal VIP room. When you pull back, you'll see who steps forward. Funnel your energy towards fresh connections. If you've been getting friendly with a coworker, invite her to a Halloween party with you, or to grab a post-workout juice with a fellow yogi who you always chat with at the studio.
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December 22 to January 19

Embrace the art of the group hang, Capricorn. Your popularity is on the rise starting Monday, as the sun shifts into magnetic Scorpio and your ultra-social 11th house. Expect to be more in demand between now and November 21 — so much so that it will be impossible to squeeze in a ton of one-on-ones. If you're feeling motivated to play entertainment director, rally your soul squad for cultural activity nights and an epic Halloween. Geek is chic while the sun beams into this tech-savvy zone. Learn new software or master the finer points of online marketing. This could evolve into a pay increase or your new side hustle. Working collaboratively will also be rewarding — and profitable — for the coming four weeks.

If money's been burning a hole in your pocket, Friday's quarter moon helps you get a handle on your budget. Deprivation doesn't work, but where could you be more discerning about how you spend your extra funds? Since this quarter moon falls in socially conscious Aquarius, vote with your dollar by choosing ethical brands that source sustainably, pay fair wages, and don't test on animals. Over the weekend, slip a few business cards into your Halloween costume. An opportunity to talk shop could emerge organically with someone you meet at a soiree.
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January 20 to February 18

Swap your canvas tote for a chic doctor bag — and make sure it's big enough to carry your laptop and work files. This Monday, the sun ascends into Scorpio and your success-driven 10th house. Get obsessed with your career goals during this ambitious cycle, which lasts until November 21, and you could wrap 2017 with a crown of feathers in your fedora. One of your left-of-center talents could attract a cult following and put cash in your pocket; or, you could take a major leap up the ladder at work. Connect to influencers while you're on the cultural activities circuit. A cocktail party convo could turn into a major lead for your professional life.

You'll be desperately in need of some solo time near the weekend — or at least a moment where you don't have to answer to anyone else's agenda. Friday's quarter moon falls in your sign and helps you find a better balance between "me" and "we." You can be both an introvert and a people person, Aquarius and you need to honor both sides of your personality. You'll get grouchy if you don't have enough time with your books and your Netflix documentary queue, but if you isolate, you could wind up feeling blue. Put more parameters around your social obligations. It's fine to tell people, "I only have a couple hours to hang" without explaining why.
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February 19 to March 20

Anywhere but "the usual place" is where we'll find you this week, Pisces. From Monday until November 21, the sun sojourns through Scorpio and your worldly, adventurous ninth house. Time to use your vacation days before they expire — and capitalize on lower rates in the off-season. Close to home, cross-cultural mingling heats up. A strong connection may emerge with someone whose background is quite different from your own. You might even be inspired to work on a creative project together that supports intersectionality and diversity.

Shield your field near Friday when the quarter moon makes you ultra-sensitive to other people's energy. You may realize that a friend who always seems to be struggling has sucked you in to play the rescuer role. Meanwhile, they just keep making one bad choice after another. Detach, Pisces! If you've shared advice and empowering resources, you've done your part. But they will never learn if you keep rushing in for the save. Have you grown a wee bit too depending on a helpful person in your life? Dial it back a bit before they start to feel resentful. You could lean on someone else for support or challenge yourself to tackle something independently. You're stronger than you give yourself credit for, Pisces.
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March 21 to April 19

This week's goal: earning your next level belt as a Bedroom Ninja. From Monday until November 21, the sun swings through Scorpio and your erotic eighth house. This sultry cycle is sure to bring some spicy moments for your locked diary. Privacy, please! The magic happens behind closed doors and you don't have to report bae's every move to your brunch squad. Although minds (and other body parts) will be blown, save your final rose for someone with staying power. Lust and trust are a package deal during Scorpio season! Coupled Rams could uplevel your relationship status to something more permanent. But relax, just because you commit doesn't mean you have to give up your identity.

Near the weekend, certain collaborations will be under scrutiny — and you need to give your alliances an unblinking review. Are you pulling the weight for people who aren't stepping up to the plate? That can be exhausting, Aries. But are they actually being lazy or do they just think that you've got it handled, capable leader that you are? Before you cut and run, call a team meeting. Redistributing responsibilities might be all it takes to regain equilibrium. But if you keep making excuses for a slacker, cut them loose. You don't need that rotten apple spoiling your barrel, Aries.
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April 20 to May 20

The cuffing season vibes hit you hard this week as the sun slips into Scorpio and your relationship corner for a month. As you surrender to that urge to merge, don't kid yourself. You can't turn a player into your one and only — and trying to tame a free spirit will only leave you anxious and upset. To maximize this solar cycle, which lasts until November 21, put your energy into someone who is ready for love now. Already half of a power couple? Find new ways to collaborate and co-create. Starting a business or a band together could be a great way to bond this fall.

As the workweek winds down, you'll still have career goals on your mind, thanks to Friday's quarter moon in Aquarius and your 10th house of success. There’s no question that you're putting in a lot of hard work, Taurus. But are your efforts taking you where you want to go? Time for some tweaks, like apprenticing with a pro to sharpen your skills or joining a networking group so you can meet people with connections. Is a plan spiraling into something much bigger than you intended? Rein it in, Taurus and just focus on nailing your first victory. You can always expand later after you have that experience under your belt.
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May 21 to June 20

Bedazzler and glue gun? Check, check. The sun settles down in Scorpio and your crafty sixth house from Monday until November 21 — and just in time to create some Halloween magic. Hit the thrift stores for staple pieces you can snip, stitch, and dump fake blood onto. Watch some YouTube makeup videos for inspo. Practice makes perfect. Scorpio season is also a time when Geminis make wellness goals a priority. We're not suggesting that you deprive yourself, of course. But add more clean, green fare to your plate along with the pumpkin spice treats. Daily movement keeps your energy high. Meet friends for hikes and dance classes instead of always defaulting to drinks. Work will get busy for the coming four weeks, too! Be proactive and go after projects that speak to your soul.

Near the weekend, choose your words with care. (And please, don't go starting a Twitter war like a certain Oval Office Gemini.) Friday's quarter moon lands in your outspoken ninth house and reminds you that you can still speak your truth without throwing diplomacy out the window. Sometimes, being compassionate is better than trying to be helpful, especially when people's nerves are raw. Take the pressure off of yourself to problem solve and try these words: "I completely understand how you feel."
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June 21 to July 22

Off with the high-tops, on with the glittery over-the-knee boots. All the world is your step-and-repeat starting Monday as the sun sashays into Scorpio and your flamboyant fifth house for a month. Wearing your wild side on your sleeve (literally) is a form of creative expression and perhaps, the start of your own Instagram celeb status. Cupid will make plenty of cameos in the Cancer universe between now and November 21. Let your Netflix queue reload itself while you're out enjoying candlelit dinners and making appearances at friends' record release parties and art openings. Attached? Don't leave your S.O. at home. The couple that plays together, slays together.

If certain connections have grown too close for comfort, Friday's quarter moon will help you strike a healthier balance. As a sensitive water sign, you tend to bond with people deeply or not at all. But being so intensely committed can also leave you stuck in a social rut. Give yourself some wiggle room and go broaden your horizons this weekend. Say "yes" to brunch plans with a cool acquaintance and join another new friend for a costume party on Saturday night. As for your old pals? A little bit of breathing room can save everyone from feeling smothered.
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July 23 to August 22

Roll out the welcome mat! Den Mother could be your title of distinction this week as the sun slips into Scorpio and your domestic fourth house. Until November 21, Chateau Leo will be a bubbling hub of activity. Dinner parties, pre-game cocktails, slumber parties with weekend guests — get ready to entertain! But make sure you also have ample private time. There will be moments over the coming four weeks where you need to be alone...or with one special (and insanely sexy) soul. If you’re in the market for a move, set up those Zillow alerts and find out if friends are looking for a roommate. Your dream address could appear before November rent is due.

Friday's quarter moon in Aquarius shines its balancing beams into your partnership house. Vague arrangements won't pass any more. If you've been feeling neglected by a romantic interest or BFF, don't spend another weekend analyzing with friends. Have a talk with the "offending party" and find out if you're on the same page about the future. Anything short of "I choose you," sadly, should be considered a no. That's not to say you can't be friends later, but first, give yourself space to heal from the hurt. Remember this: While you may have the best time together, that's just not enough. The yardstick of a great relationship is also how secure and loved you feel when you're apart.
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August 23 to September 22

After a month of hard work, it's time to lift your nose from the grindstone. This Monday, the sun swings into Scorpio and your social third house, bringing back the butterfly in you. Scour the local listings! From concerts to lecture series to networking nights, you'll find fun in close proximity to your own front door — and maybe have a hand in creating the scene yourself. Though your phone will be blowing up, don't walk around in a tech trance. Talking to strangers could yield surprising benefits between now and November 21 — especially ones with a Scorpionic vibe. Think: dashing charm, a penetrating gaze, and an aura of mystery. A casual conversation could quickly turn deep with one or two of these kindred spirits you meet. You might even attract a new BFF who you can one day trust with your most closely-held secrets.

Have your healthy habits been falling to the wayside? A wellness reboot arrives with Friday's quarter moon. Maybe you've been pushing yourself too hard or being a perfectionist. You don't have to be a boot camp fanatic to get into fighting shape. Fitness can also be fun, so check out dance-based cardio or spin classes with amazing music. And adjust your routines so that they’re more in sync with the season. Nourish yourself with warming foods like roasted vegetables and spiced soups. And this would be the weekend to rally friends for a hot yoga class or a Halloween party with a great DJ headlining.
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September 23 to October 22

Simmer down now, Libra. Birthday season is officially behind you starting Monday as Scorpio takes the wheel until November 21. Practical matters call. (Le sigh.) Shift your focus to catching up on work, simplifying your schedule, and getting your budget back in the black. While this slow-jamming cycle might sound boring, it doesn't have to be. By reducing your manic pace, you are better able to enjoy the magic of moment — and you might just notice luxurious (and romantic!) opportunities sitting right under your nose. Work will pick up steam, so be more vocal at morning meetings and circulate on LinkedIn. Going for yours will pay off in the month ahead, whether the goal is to rise through the ranks at your current gig or find a more gainful opportunity.

Friday's quarter moon helps you get a clear read on a situation that's been stirring up so many feels. While it might be an all-out love fest when the two of you are in the same room, you're also unclear about where this connection is heading. Instead of moving into analytical mode, raise the issue honestly. Devotion is something you deserve, Libra, but don’t ignore the part you play. Could you be infusing doubt into the equation? Perhaps both of you are playing a waiting game, biding time until the other person opens up. Stop spinning your wheels. This weekend, lay your cards — and heart — on the table.
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