Your Halloween Horoscope Is Here

Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
Halloween is Scorpio’s high holy day, the time when secrets, dead presidents, and underworld denizens come out to play — and literally anything can be sexy (sexy goldfish, anyone?).
Over-the-top Jupiter began an 11-month journey through Scorpio on October 10. While the planet of confidence does the monster mash with the intense Scorpio sun, expect drunk-off-your-ass come-ons from the least appropriate crush material. Your assertiveness might be misfiring — remember, you don’t need a reason to turn someone down.
Given the state of the world, you’d be forgiven for thinking Scorpio — the sign of death and unsettling change — has been running the show for months. “Pain” is 2017’s watchword, thanks to a collision between Chiron and Saturn that began last December. The political has gotten in-your-face personal, and many of us have struggled with where to put faith. This wrestling match culminates on the Day of the Dead, so expect sensitive feelings all around. Depending on your outlook, that could be the perfect (or worst possible) energy for Halloween.
Ask yourself what masks you’re wearing to get through the day. Scorpio can be your guide through the inner underworld; dress up as the monster of your real feelings and insight will flow.
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March 21 to April 19

You’re off your game lately, losing where you expected to win and probably getting frustrated. This week’s collective crap mood isn’t helping matters. To let off steam, you’re prone to pick fights, drive too fast, and overdo the party. Your usual attitude towards life is a big "Yes! Now!" but rein it in for a sec, firestarter. A better outlet for your turbulence is the creation of an awesome get-up, the more uniquely you the better.
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April 20 to May 20

You’re enjoying every second in your comfort zone, but other peoples’ stresses keep cracking the icing on your cute spooky ghost cookies. The truth is, sexy Bull, your subtle resistance is bringing out others’ pushiness, which is bringing out your resistance, which is forming an unnecessarily complicated vicious circle. You’re going to have to make a change one way or another, but if you seek compromise now, you can be in control of how it happens.
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May 21 to June 20

Double-fine, you’re psychically trying on the costume of every great trickster this week and loving every micro-millisecond. Like Pan, Loki, and Coyote, you know just the word to say to get people to spill their secrets. Unlike that trio, it comes from a compassionate place. By playing with the place where realness and darkness meet, you get things and people moving that have been stuck for too long.
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June 21 to July 22

Ouch. It’s a rough one, Cancer. You’re feeling extra needy and self-pitying today, bringing out your mean streak. Give yourself permission to stay home, knowing you’ll be more fun later when you’ve worked through the emotions. Take time for quality self-parenting. Indulge your sadism by giving out only Saf-T-Pops and Necco Wafers to trick-or-treaters, and saving the fun size Butterfingers for yourself.
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July 23 to August 22

Queen Leo, you are sensitive, romantic, and even more prone than usual to pull a performative Romeo and Juliet-esque I’ll-die-if-I-can’t-have-you for love lately. It’s a good time for whisper-confessing that you like someone, sweet surprises, or just throwing magnetic sparks at that cute zombie spilling a haunted cocktail on their shirt. Big asterisk: Other people don’t necessarily want what you want, and any “no” will be more indirect than usual right now. If you’re getting a subtle, not-interested vibe, focus your magnetic mack elsewhere.
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August 23 to September 22

You’re more focused than usual and with a fine-tuned ear for what’s going on with everyone else. You can struggle with expressing your natural compassion at the best of times, but tonight the few right words just come. Let your friends cry their Morticia Addams eyeliner onto your shoulder (it’ll come out in the wash) and be the thoughtful friend who can help make sense of thorny situations.
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September 23 to October 22

You’re in your comfort zone, chillaxing and chatting with your circle of Marilyn Monroes, Beyoncés, and, um, sexy goldfish. Unfortunately, not everyone is keeping it as cool as you. Wherever you go lately, people are restless and argumentative. Your inclination is to try and keep things going smoothly through strategic compromise. There’s a fine line, however, between diplomacy and manipulation, and sometimes your strategy is more in service of yourself than of what’s fair. You will have to make a change soon, so get decisive, get honest, and get it over with.
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October 23 to November 21

This is your holiday, right? And yet, something is off. Maybe it’s the escapism all around you: You know how dark things are beneath the surface; any masks are just asking to get flipped up and peeked beneath. Any drama you subtly instigate will splash back on you this time, so resist the temptation to lure others into behavior that might be more honest but would also be destructive. Get your realness needs met by climbing under the ghost costume sheet of your quiet, hurting friend in the corner. Guide them through the fire within.
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November 22 to December 21

This is your moment, Sag. You’re confident, you’re bold, you’re insanely charismatic — ride the high, but don’t go overboard or you’ll swallow enough water to sink. You’ve got a ton of creative inspiration right now, and everyone around you is feeling like crap. For most people, that would be a bummer, but cheering others up is your gift. You know how much in this world is worth fighting for — and celebrating. Be the life of the party in a deep way, turning what’s hurting others into humor and meaning.
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December 22 to January 19

Your dark secret is that behind that high-functioning autopilot is a stew of mooshy, difficult emotions, sea goat. If you’re not feeling the party, stay in and appreciate the trick-o-treaters. You’ll likely want to zone out with work or a Nightmare on Elm Street marathon, but do something that gets you in touch with those feelings instead. Your feelings’ dark secret? They’ll work themselves out — they just need to see you care.
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January 20 to February 18

You’re in a mood to pick political fights and be obsessed with being right. The cause? You’ve got a mess of sticky, hard feelings going on and don’t know what to do with them. Hanging out with friends always helps refocus you, but it might not be a party night. Instead of forcing yourself to be joiner, have a chill get-together with a small group of friends. Together, connect with the deeper, weirder, cooler, more pagan side of Halloween.
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February 19 to March 20

My fishy friend, you’re right at home in the dreamy, phantasmal side of Halloween this year. It helps that you’ve got more confidence and focus than usual right now. Use that sweet energy to create a beautiful escape for your loved ones. You know that masks and disguises sometimes reveal our most healing truths, and that when people are hurting, as they are now, they need to be lifted up into a better way of seeing. Whether you’re attending a party or having a night in, include someone who needs a dose of imagination.
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