October 2022 horoscopes: Something wicked this way comes

Hold on to your butts

October is known for bringing all things frightful, including the first chill in the air. But this year, the scariest part will be how much communicating you’re going to have to do to get through the rollercoaster that is this month. Take our advice and it’ll go a lot more smoothly.


September 23rd - October 22nd
The relationship drama you’ve been experiencing lately will calm down this month as you’re able to find more even footing in your love life. Peaceful discussions will finally become more common than stressful ones, which will come as a great relief. Keep an eye on the details of any big plans you’re making now, though. At the end of the month, you may need to rethink a significant move.


October 23rd - November 21st
Communication is key for you this month as you and a significant other work through some disagreements around relationship expectations. It’s tricky territory for sure, and you’ll want to choose your words carefully. But make sure you’re being honest and you’re both on the same page, because the end of the month will bring a big test.


November 22nd - December 21st
It might seem like everybody is on your case this month and no matter what you do, you’re in trouble with someone. You typically don’t take it too personally when others are short with you, and you use your sense of humor to deflect. But this month’s specific interactions are likely going to leave you feeling sensitive. Though that may sound uncomfortable, it will help you understand others better and will improve communication moving forward.


December 22nd - January 19th
This month, your plans for something important will crumble. And the reason they do may have to do with a key person in your life needing you to pivot. Though you may stubbornly try to stick to your initial plan, the end of the month will leave you no choice but to rethink things. Being flexible and embracing change will help you through this time.


January 20th - February 18th
Your love life (and for that matter, all your relationships) will move into more peaceful territory this month. Communication and understanding will help calm down any recent rockiness between you and your loved ones. Enjoy the reset, because the very end of the month may bring another round of relational problem-solving that will absorb you entirely.


February 19th - March 20th
You’ve had to retrace your steps a few times lately, which may have left you feeling discouraged. Whether you’re rehashing a disagreement with a partner, combing through the details of a mistake on a work project, or having to return a significant purchase, it’s feeling like your momentum has come to a screeching halt. Hang in there. The very end of the month will turn up the good vibes for you, and you’ll be able to move forward again.


March 21st - April 19th
This month, you’ll find yourself taking care of a lot of important people in your life, including your partner or love interest. Though your care and attention mean the world to your loved ones, try to remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint. You may end up feeling drained and having to tap out early if you’re not also taking care of yourself. It’s a great time to practice setting and maintaining boundaries.


April 20th - May 20th
Staying flexible will be important this month when a complex situation emerges with a loved one. Though you might be tempted to fall into a pattern of black and white thinking and double down on your perspective, it’s an important time to remember that multiple things can be true at once. By the end of the month, you’ll find yourself wanting to shut down, but continuing to negotiate through complexity will be better for you in the long run.


May 21st - June 20th
This month, you’ll be expending huge amounts of energy on an important project—perhaps something involving your significant other. And though you’ll make lots of progress, you may want to keep the receipts on all your associated purchases. At the end of the month, you’ll be in cleanup mode as you backtrack through missteps. Luckily, you have what it takes to pivot and execute a new plan quickly.


June 21st -July 22nd
It will be hard to feel understood by others this month as clear communication, especially around your emotions, feels out of reach. You may feel like you just can’t get through to those who are most important to you. Though misunderstandings are never fun, if you can be patient and keep trying, communication will feel more natural towards the end of the month.


July 23rd - August 22nd
Your navigation skills will be tested this month as various communication problems arise in an important relationship. Though you’ll be able to work through it all, it’s important that you don’t get lazy once things are resolved. Keep working on things, and you’ll be more prepared for the end of the month, when everything will get a bit more intense and you’ll need to rely on the foundation you’ve laid through communication.


August 23rd - September 22nd
Though interactions with others should be generally pleasant this month, you may have a sneaking suspicion that something under the surface isn’t quite right. That suspicion will likely be confirmed towards the end of the month when an unstable situation emerges and sends you into problem-solving mode. Though you may prefer to do everything yourself, remember to ask for help. Others (including your significant other) want to be there for you.

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