The academic week ahead is guided by the alignment of the stars as we near the end of October. We find ourselves in the final stretch of a transformative month, where celestial influences continue to shape our journey.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
This week, celestial energies are guiding your focus toward the realm of finances. Whether it's scrutinizing your Amazon wishlist, deciding if you really need new decor for your dorm, or simply balancing your budget, the cosmic alignment of Mercury in Scorpio and Saturn in Pisces is your green light. Feel confident about performing financial calculations this week – it might surprise you how smoothly it goes.
On Tuesday, the sun's trine with Saturn continues to empower you, especially when it comes to managing your money. This is your time to shine brightly in money-related affairs, whether it's seeking better interest rates, considering bill consolidation loans, or exploring new credit options. Your financial skills are in high demand, and this week offers you the chance to make informed decisions that can significantly impact your financial well-being.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
This week, your practical and down-to-earth nature is your strength. A lunar eclipse in your sign is calling for major life adjustments. Lunar eclipses are all about endings that lead to fresh beginnings, and this influence will shape your life for the next six months. During this period, focus on self-improvement and let go of anything that no longer aligns with your evolving sense of self.
Venus, currently in its final phase in Virgo, spotlights your creativity and a desire to showcase your talents. However, be cautious as Venus is in a less favorable position in Virgo, which calls for calculated moves and less risky projects.
Horror movie: Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This week, if you've been contemplating your to-do list more than tackling it, this is your cue to shift into action. On Monday, the sun transitions from Libra's fifth house to Scorpio's sixth house. It's time to get serious and restore order in your life, but remember to pace yourself. Create a list of tasks, establish a practical timeline and break down your goals into manageable steps.
However, this week is not all about relentless doing. On Saturday, a full moon lunar eclipse in Taurus marks the end of a two-year eclipse series on the Taurus-Scorpio axis. It's your invitation to unplug, unwind and relish some me-time. Find the balance between action and introspection in this dynamic week.
Horror movie: Scream (1996)
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
This week, your "pre-hibernation" phase is officially ending. The sun's shift into Scorpio signals a time of celebration and fun. No need for permission — just ensure you're not neglecting your responsibilities, classes, work and family while pursuing your personal happiness. For singles, your charm is on point, so expect heads to turn your way; couples, infuse more passion into your week.
On Saturday, a Taurus full moon lunar eclipse in your eleventh house could bring surprising insights into your role within a team project. This eclipse is a turning point, with the potential for either impressive conclusions and new goals or a clean break if you feel your heart isn't in it anymore.
Horror movie: Happy Death Day (2017)
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
This week, the stars urge you to embark on transformation, whether that means making your living space cozier or improving your immediate surroundings for a more comfortable atmosphere. Perhaps it's time to invite your dearest friends over and create a cozy haven. The sun in Libra on Monday promises to infuse warmth and comfort into your life, making it a time for both reflection and renewal.
The full moon on Saturday opens the door to significant opportunities and transformative shifts in your professional journey. It's an occasion to contemplate the changes you wish to make, embrace innovation and present your fresh ideas to the world in a practical and visionary manner. The stars are sending you a cosmic call to embark on new ventures!
Horror movie: Countdown (2019)
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sep. 22)
This week, as the sun enters Scorpio on Monday, your words carry incredible power – and your charisma can transform them into action. You have the ability to tackle any challenge with your communication skills.
Embrace a final fall adventure during Saturday's lunar eclipse, breaking free from routine and enjoying a little vacation. Traveling will expand your horizons and offer self-care opportunities. Wrap up the week on Sunday with a productive brainstorming session as Mercury joins Mars, making it an ideal day for you to share ideas and clear your mind.
Horror movie: The Shining (1980)
Libra (Sep. 23 - Oct. 22)
This week, it's time to strike a balance between indulgence and saving. Over the next month, channel your mindset toward securing your financial future. While budgeting may require some austerity, it's essential, especially with the holidays approaching. Review and cancel unnecessary subscriptions, eat a little less takeout, and put an online shopping moratorium in place. Your closet's hidden gems will finally see the light of day.
This weekend, a Taurus full moon lunar eclipse electrifies your eighth house of passion, making it impossible to suppress your desires. If you seek a soulful connection, set high standards and reciprocate generously. On the flip side, if you need to break free from negativity, this eclipse will guide you toward a more positive path.
Horror movie: The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
This week, you're about to step into your own power with the sun entering your sign on Monday. You'll be brimming with self-confidence, ready to captivate those around you. Don't hesitate to express your passions and go after what you want. You've got this, Scorpio!
Consider finding a like-minded partner during the lunar eclipse on Saturday. It's an excellent time to take your relationships to the next level, whether that means planning a couple's costume or collaborating on significant endeavors. As the week comes to a close, it's your time to shine when Mercury joins Mars in your sign on Sunday.
Horror movie: The Ring (2002)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
This week, after a period of socializing and group activities, it's time to consider a time to relax and recharge. With the sun entering your twelfth house on Monday, you can downshift and focus on your own needs. This self-imposed leave of absence is an opportunity to recharge and prioritize self-care. Use this month to reflect, meditate and heal.
Although the sun is in your twelfth house, the cosmos are urging you in other directions this week. On Saturday, a Taurus full moon lunar eclipse in your sixth house of wellness marks the end of a two-year eclipse series. Use that energy in the upcoming two weeks to address administrative challenges and regain control of your life.
Horror movie: A Quiet Place (2018)
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
This week, with the spooky season in full swing, the sun's entry into Scorpio on Monday lights up your social zone. It's a prime opportunity to plan Halloween parties with friends and connect with your inner circle. Your wishes have the potential to come true, so follow your passions and work towards making your dreams a reality.
As the week unfolds, take some time to unwind with your friends and dive into the joys of the fall season. The sun's trine with Saturn in Pisces on Tuesday offers a great chance to organize activities like cider tastings or cozy coffee outings with your crew, providing the perfect setting for relaxing conversations.
Horror movie: The Exorcist (1973)
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
This week, if you've been embracing your inner social butterfly, it might be time to refocus your energy. On Monday, the sun transitions from your ninth house to your tenth, signaling a shift towards ambitious professional projects. Whether you're part of a corporation, a startup or running your own venture, an exciting initiative may be on the horizon that could elevate your reputation.
Be prepared to put in the hard work and promote your efforts. Remember, this isn't about boosting your ego but rather about getting the word out about valuable work and services that can benefit others. If you're feeling less than 100% confident, consider seeking guidance from a mentor, like a coach or professor.
Horror movie: Insidious (2010)
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
This week, the sun's shift from your eighth house to your ninth house marks the start of a month focused on adventure and open-hearted sharing. Consider planning a trip or at least researching one, with the next six weeks offering opportunities for affordable "shoulder season" travel. This is also a time when connections may spark for singles, and couples can embrace spontaneous romantic escapades.
Saturday's Taurus full moon, a transformative lunar eclipse, activates your third house of communication and socializing. If you feel that a group project is no longer serving its purpose, it's okay to step away and start focusing on new goals over the next two weeks.
Horror movie: Midsommar (2019)
Editor’s Note: The dates for the star signs are from Ten Thousand Villages.
Edited by Claire Van Doren, Sadie Buggle and Caera Learmonth.