It's true: Your zodiac sign can offer insight into plenty of random moments in your everyday life, from how you can best tackle your toddler's worst tantrums to identifying your career goals. Romper partnered with astrologer Maressa Brown to share how you can make what's going on up in the sky work for you and score even more bliss and balance in your day-to-day. Here's your weekly horoscope for October 2-8.
The most dramatic planetary aspect of the week is — hands-down — a full moon in Aries that you'll feel the effect of for four days before and after Thursday, October 5. Not only is this a full moon in a sign ruled by aggressive Mars (the God of War) but it also forms a difficult angle to Pluto, the planet of transformation, power, and the dark, underbelly of life.
Yes, totally sounds like reason to go back to bed, snuggle your L.O.s close, and go down a Netflix and pinot grigio rabbit hole. But that's not the ultimate takeaway from this in-your-face astrological moment. As Big Sky Astrology's April Elliott Kent wrote this week, this full moon has an important lesson around staying woke and standing up for what's right:
If Aries wants to teach us anything, it’s that a noble cause is always worth fighting for — not because it changes the outside world, necessarily, but because it makes us better people. ... Keep fighting.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Don't be surprised if you're totally stressed out by a conflict at work, in which you and/or colleagues are clashing over power plays. The situation could reach a fever pitch around Thursday when the full moon in your sign forms a challenging angle to transformative Pluto in your tenth house of career. As long as you focus on being true to yourself and standing up for the values you believe in, you should be at least, relatively, satisfied with the upshot.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
All you need is a tiny time-out from the daily grind to take a bath or watch TGIT, right? Well, around Thursday, when the full moon is in your twelfth house of spirituality, you may very well struggle to express yourself and/or your partner and kids just won't be on-board with giving you that break. Even if the moment gets tense, it'll be an important lesson on being forthright about your needs.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You may feel like you're so not on the same page as members of a group you usually hang with (be it other moms in your neighborhood or colleagues at work). Your aggravation might feel strongest around Thursday when the full moon flares up in your eleventh house of networking. Giving yourself some space to decompress and maybe vent to your partner could be the best way to go right now.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Feeling torn between your responsibilities at home and on the job is nothing new, but one particular conflict could get out of control around Thursday when the full moon in your tenth house of career forms a negative angle to power-hungry Pluto in your seventh house of partnership. If your mate or your boss fail to respect your boundaries, it'll be time to just speak your piece.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
If you've been encountering one headache after the next with day care pickup or struggling to feel centered in your mind and body, you might need to pinpoint a solution around Thursday. That's when the full moon in your ninth house of higher education forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in your sixth house of wellness and routine, and thinking big and doing what you need to do for your well-being is pretty much required for preempting burnout — not to mention being majorly cranky.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
If you've been hoping you and your partner could find the energy to start experimenting a bit more or connecting in a different way in bed, your desires might very well be fulfilled in a gasp-worthy way around Thursday. That's when the full moon is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy. The moment may not play out exactly as you anticipated (i.e. you'll be squeezing in a quickie while your L.O. is at a playdate and you're on deadline), but it'll be one to remember.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You and your love or a close friend may struggle to see eye to eye on a parenting strategy or other matter that hits close to home around Thursday. That's when the full moon in your seventh house of partnership forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in your fourth house of family life, and a blow-up style argument have to go down before you land on a winning solution.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You might be particularly empowered to stand up for your needs with your partner or a boss around Thursday when the full moon is in your sixth house of routines. Whether it's more flex time at work or help with nighttime feedings, you have every right to be upfront about how you feel the existing game plan needs to change. Sure, pushback may be inevitable, but ultimately, you've got this.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You may find yourself clashing your partner over minor, annoying everyday matters that have piled up — from the kids' to-dos to your own shared laundry list of chores and work projects — around Thursday when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance. Being direct and as diplomatic as possible helps you keep the peace as much as possible.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Maybe you're freakin' cranky because you're so pregnant that you can't even right now or your L.O. is going through a sleep regression. Either way, stress at home could be wearing your patience thin around Thursday when the full moon in your fourth house of family life forms a negative angle to power-hungry Pluto in your sign. Something's gotta give, and asking for support from your partner or other relatives will be key.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
When it comes to an ongoing emotional issue with a friend or your partner, you could be torn between putting how you feel right out there and keeping it to yourself around Thursday. That's when the full moon is in your third house of communication forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in your twelfth house of spirituality. Thankfully, this may be one of those moments in which you can actually feel your intuition guiding you. Let it lead the way.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
If you're struggling to juggle in everything at home along with a lucrative project at work, bringing teammates onboard could be your best solution around Thursday when the full moon is in your second house of income. Though it won't necessarily be completely smooth sailing, thanks to clashing personalities, the group's effort should lead to a payoff you can be proud of.