This Should Be Your October Mantra, According to Your Horoscope

Nadine Jane is an astrologist based in New York City. She can more than likely guess your rising sign on first meeting. She is not proud of the 18 lipsticks she carries on her at any given time. Catch her on THE/THIRTY each month as she reveals insights into your wellness routine based on your horoscope. This month: Autumn is in full swing, and the stars are inviting us to hunker down and look inward. Find your sign below and adopt your reading as this month’s mantra.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

This month I will reveal myself to another so that I can better get to know myself. I will hold my partner up as a mirror, displaying who I truly am in a way that I’ve never had the vision to see before. I will study my actions. I will study my fears. I will study my impulses. I will use them as a channel, a window, into my authentic self.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Things have been hazy. Life has felt tentative. I haven’t been able to move forward, because I can’t see more than two steps in front of me—what a mess. Luckily, the full moon this month is going to show me what I’ve been missing, and it is going to give me the answers on what I really need to feel satisfied moving forward.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

This month I am going to nurture the creative child within. I am going to let her play. I am going to give her whatever canvas she needs to express herself. I am going to give her space to think. I am going to give her the confidence required to put herself out there. And I am going to give her the unconditional acceptance she needs to make her wildest dreams come true.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

This month, if I am called home, I will go home. I will spend time with those I love. I will bask in the warmth of what family means to me. But I will be realistic about my power. It is not my job to be anyone’s savior. I cannot heal what isn’t my wound to begin with. This month I will learn the difference between being needed and being loved.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

This month, I will get wise about who I should and should not spend my energy on. Just because I have a flair for the dramatic and just because I believe in the good in others doesn’t mean I have to spend my time with toxic people. I will be shielding of my light. I will be protective of my strength, and I will be discerning with my generosity.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Money: that elusive beast that seems to hold supreme power over me—or at least my subconscious. This month, I’m going to use Venus retrograde to bring my relationship with money into the light of day. I am going to see it for what it is. I am going to see it for what it’s not. I am going to get clear with myself that I own money and that money does not own me.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

New month. New me. New haircut? Who knows—anything is on the table. The new moon in Libra on October 8 will let me wash away the past few months. This month, it will give me the fresh start that I have been tirelessly searching for. It will allow me to go back to the drawing board to create a vision of where I want to go and who I want to be.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

This month, Venus, the planet of love, will station retrograde in my sign. It will call me to love, but it will force me to love deeper. It will force me to love more honestly. So no more games. No more excuses. No more wasting time on relationships that are not meaningful to me. Come at me, true love—this month, I’m ready to be rocked.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

I will treat this month like those few quiet and still hours just before the sun rises. Because I know next month has so much brightness in store for me. But for now, I will clear out the shit that has been clogging my emotional drain. I will reorganize my mental space. This month, I will get my internal home ready for the love and joy that is to come.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Nothing looks the same as it once did. My career has changed. My relationships have shifted. Even my sense of identity has evolved. I didn’t ask for all of this change, but this month, I am ready to run headfirst into my next dimension of existence. There may be a learning curve, but I’m not one to shy away from a challenge.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Things are starting to make sense. The fog has cleared. What was once a blur now is starting to seem clear. Since Mars is stationed direct, I feel like I can finally trust my intuition again. And with that intuition, I can make concrete decisions. I can set indestructible boundaries. This month, I will trust that I, and only I, know what is best for me.

Pisces (February 10–March 20)

This month, I will let myself break down. I will let myself fall apart. Fear? That won’t stop me. Lack of time? I will make the time. The new moon on the 8th wants me to unclench my fists and let go of my outdated internal systems so that there is room to build new ones that last. This month, I will trust that I can start again.

Next up: seven expert-approved ways to deal with depression.