Your October Sexoscopes

by Francesca Piazza,  Resident Sextrologist

October this year, like every year, is intense and slightly obsessive. In 2018, the spotlight is on our relationships. Everybody in one way or another is analyzing their partner, and the role they play to others. But the weather always seems to lighten this up, along with a nice dose of Libra energy bringing a sprinkle of romance between tensions.

The new moon mid-month followed by the full moon on the 24th are both in the signs of Venus: Taurus and Libra. We crave good art, food, and music more and more as Halloween approaches. Sex without any of those this is just blah. Venus herself, however, goes retrograde until well into November, further increasing our need to analyze ourselves and others, romantically and sexually. Why do we care what others do behind closed doors? We always have, and always will — something in our wiring, something to do with… October and Scorpios.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

October starts off on a strange vibe for you after the sexually active end to September. You feel analyzed by everyone, particularly your partner, which acts as a big turn off. Spend time focused elsewhere as this energy passes quickly and romance takes a sharp turn for the better mid-month. With the dark energies of your fellow Mars sign Scorpio prominent, you are an open book emotionally, and equally intrigued by the emotions created in your relationship. Sex is deeper and more satisfying. Opt for candles over electric light, warm spirits, and inviting more red hues into your home. The last week flies by and work demands every drop of energy just to stay above water. Hold your temper as people flake on responsibilities. Giving them something to report to HR is likely what they have been baiting for. Tensions lingering from the beginning of the month within relationships lift during the whirlwind at work. Sometimes being super-busy is the cure to clearing the air. 

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Relaxing is easy for you this month, Taurus, after weeks of buzzing around. Whether you have time off or not, your mind likely will struggle to focus, but this mini vacation mode is necessary. You're feeling healthier than ever, but just want that last little bit of catching up on sleep, sex, and eating before it starts to really get cold. Being mid-year astrologically for you (entering Scorpio season, your opposite,) old layers are being shed like snake skin. So keep relaxing and listen to your needs. The full moon in your sign on the 24th stirs up some strange feelings in some strange situations. This becomes only useful for you, as much light is shown on how to get from point A to point B. With so much weight being lifted, your libido and creativity peak as the month concludes. Have a paint brush and vibrator ready.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Roses are red, violets are blue, everybody is just smitten by you. You are extra flirty this month and craving deep romance. This energy radiates and attracts just the right people. The new moon mid-month only boosts your confidence, getting your engine going on multiple different ideas. Sexually you want more and more expression, loosing interest in those with closed-off communication styles. Go big or go home — the loudest mouth in the room sparks your curiosity. Open up that throat chakra and let the neighborhood hear. The end of the month gets serious fast when a crush pushes to be more official, or take a step you aren’t quite ready for. Tell them to slow their roll, and focus back on the loud sex. 

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

The psychic veil is thin this month Cancer, as you pick up premonitions and visions through daydreams. Paying attention is hard with so much information coming through your third eye. Be honest with your co-workers about this. The new moon mid-month has you seeing daily life with rose-colored glasses and feeling extra cute. It's like Valentine’s Day in October, but which crush will you choose as the full moon approaches? Be careful, little heartbreaker, and listen to your own heart; not just your head. Concentrating on the game may have you suddenly realize how long it has been since you actually got laid as the month wraps up. Don’t just pounce on which ever date is lined up — you have options, even while dodging breaking hearts. 

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Everything feels heavy as October begins and you just want to be a hermit. Hide away for a little while, and avoid draining your energy. People can be exhausting in the fall, all jacked-up on pumpkin spice. Lay low. And while you're laying there, well, you know. Your physical energy shifts and boosts up after the 20th, and you're intrigued by a new spiritual project. The motivation to get to the root of some long-standing philosophical questions overshadows other hobbies, but don’t forget to respond to Halloween invites. People are dying to see you, and it's been weeks. Get out with old friends and lovers for the holiday — catching up will bring you back down to earth after soul-searching. This always tends to lead to a libido boost, which is niiiiiice

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

While you cling to your margaritas and summer dresses, the air is getting crisp. Embrace the dark side, Virgo, and come with us into fall. The natural instinct to hoard and prep for winter clouds your mind during work and sex, but eventually you’ll be sucked into the witchy season. The Libra new moon encourages you to get more “feel good” sexy clothes into your daily wardrobe. Wine tones and new shiny jewelry freshens up the drab feeling of the days getting shorter. A little extra vitamin D and exercise should be just the remedy for any long term lack of libido or physical energy. Hot baths with pink salt, too. As November approaches, brace yourself for cold season and retrograde planets 

with tea and hand sanitizer. Disregard aggression directed towards you at work around the full moon. People are off their rocker, and it isn’t your job to get involved. 

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Happy birthday, Libra! This month is going to be full of changes, all for the better. Everything that needs straightening out or clarification is happening naturally, and by the new moon mid-month you feel transformed. Keep flowing with the changes. Sex this month is spontaneous. Don’t try to plan, but you can always stay ready. Lingerie folds up tiny. The planets shift your focus to big romance in the last weeks of October. You want to be treated like royalty and talk long term — and why shouldn’t you?! Getting what you want starts with asking for it. Now is also a good time astrologically for switching up your make up and skin care routine. Pay attention to your face and you will feel oh-so-pretty. 

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are a mixed bunch, but generally weird, and this month you somehow get weirder (Not to be rude toward your sign —I'm looking forward to this energy myself). Embrace it, ride the strange tides, say whatever you want to say. This is the key to a successful month in the sack. The old and the usual won’t get you off. You don’t even want to be able to predict yourself, and as the full moon approaches your opposite (Taurus) and the sun enters your sign on the 23-24th, things really heat up. Remember this attitude when you get super judgmental toward yourself again like you did this summer. 

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

You turn into Inspector Gadget this month wanting to dissect and investigate every part of your relationship, and partner. Single? Even worse news: you’re starting to judge yourself. The good news: you should meditate and get laid. Rough sex and total zen are just the extremes you need to get your mind off picking apart every experience. This energy lightens up either way after the 20th, and spirituality seeps into sex a bit more. Research tantra and pick up a copy of the Kama Sutra. Or maybe you already learned some cool new tricks last month that really open up your “root chakra.” Red is your power color all fall, especially if you never wear it. Go easy on friends that turn to you for advice as October ends. Being judgmental could really backfire. Nothing worse than your foot in your mouth, and even worse on Halloween! 

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Big shifts come over you this new moon mid-month, and you're really ready to move on from whatever it is holding you back. It's big, though. Work or relationship, you are ready for that big change. There has been a lack of pleasure for a long, long time now, and you are OVER IT. March forward. Rest assured, this new path is far, far better than whatever's making up your past. Good sex comes later in the month, costumes and all. Whether it's the sugar or everybody being half-naked, you're horny AF after the 23rd. What better way to let go and relax after such a tense month than getting off days and days in a row?

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Get your head out of your checkbook, bank app, or whatever modern people use to pay bills nowadays. Forgetting one bill at the beginning of the month has you tripping for most of the rest of it. Questioning your finances and the future distracts you from getting busy. So this is your warning: that doesn’t need to happen. Sex horoscopes solve everything. Kidding, but a few small distractions to get you back into the mood — such as a haircut, or a sexy new fall jacket — return your mind back to your body. Horny once again, and focused! Multiple orgasms take priority. We forget this sometimes. Also yoga, kundalini if you’ve heard of it. Fall back into your body this season. Sex will be better all winter long. 

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Why get your mind out of the gutter when you can just get really comfortable there and pitch a tent? Let your mind wander, and daydream to all the dark places you avoid until scream season. Maybe you are kinkier than you thought? Maybe it’s seeing so much black lace in stores? This sexy spell gets put on every crush you have, so choose carefully. Work demands that you and only you put out a lot of fires by the end of the month. To top it all off, all your friends are fighting. Detach socially and at work after the 25th, allowing yourself to check out a bit and get back in the sack.