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Your October 2017 Horoscope Is Here To Guide You Through The Ups & Downs Of Fall

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October: It's when the crisp, clean air finally starts to get cool, when the holiday season officially begins, when the leaves turn, and the Pumpkin Spice Lattes start to flow. It's when we can grab our turtlenecks, infinity scarves, plaid shirts, ankle boots, wool hats, and start layering up for the winter. That's not the only way we layer up either, as this is the official beginning of cuffing season, when everyone couples up for some extra physical heat, and decides they have no choice but to spend the next five months with anyone who can provide some bodily warmth -- regardless of their personality. But the truth is, you might not need someone. You might just be better off on your own. That's why I'm here to swoop in with your October 2017 horoscope, just in time for cuffing season.

Let's find out if this is the month you'll decide to settle down and link up with someone, or brave the winter months all by your damn self like the independent person you are. Who has the time for a relationship when you're this busy? Remember to check for your sun sign and your rising sign, as your horoscope will always be a combination of the two. If you don't know your rising sign, you can check it out here. All you need is an accurate time and place of birth.

Aries & Aries Rising

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You've had your heart set on finding a special someone since the sun moved into Libra in your seventh house of partnerships, and if you haven't met someone yet, the full moon on Oct. 5 will have you yearning for that special relationship to finally come to you. If it hasn't yet, you may need to learn a few things first about how to compromise, and how to let go of any fears you have regarding relationships.

Aries are very independent, but on Oct. 14 when Venus enters your partnership sector, your relationship fears will easily begin to dissolve. If you haven't met your special someone yet, have no fear. He or she is already on their way to you, Aries. Be patient.

If you're already in a relationship, it seems that Jupiter moving into your eighth house of shared resources this month could mean that you and your partner will benefit greatly from your partner's income. They could get a raise, or some cash could come in through an inheritance.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

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If you have a private project you've been working on, or a secret you're trying to keep, you can bet on that whole thing getting blown wide open around the full moon on Oct. 5, so just make sure you're ready to own up and accept it.

On Oct. 14, Venus enters your house of employment and day-to-day responsibilities, which could mean that you might start up a workplace romance, or meet someone at a networking event, but since Venus also represents money, it could mean that a work project could be beneficial to you financially at this time. Overall, this month favors relationships in the workplace, with exciting new projects coming your way and the ability to spin things in your favor when it comes to your career.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

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Gemini, this month is about out with the old, in with the new.

If the full moon in Aries on Oct. 5 turns out to break apart a relationship between you and a friend, you'll have to take a flexible approach, knowing that this is for the better. You have so much coming to you that having this person out of your life only makes room for more good things to come. You have Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, moving into your job and assignments sector, meaning you'll have a ton of new opportunities to work with people you love on a brand new project that will catapult you to another level in your career. On Oct. 14, Venus moves into your true love sector and is followed by a new moon in that same part of your chart on Oct. 19, so you can bet on finding someone absolutely perfect to spend at least this winter with, if not the next couple of winters.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

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You can expect some professional stress to arise with the full moon in Aries on Oct. 5, but following that, mid-month, your professional worries will start to dissolve as new opportunities will be there to distract you from your job woes.

Venus moves into your fourth house of home and family on the Oct 14, followed by a new moon in the same part of your chart on Oct. 19. Not only that, but you have Mars entering this area on Oct. 22, so pretty much all of your energy will be focused on improving your home life, do-it-yourself projects, and your love for your closest friends and family will be distracting you from any unforeseen changes in your job that occurred in the beginning of the month.

Leo & Leo Rising

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Looks as if there is a somewhat harsher full moon in your house of higher learning on Oct. 5, meaning you could be frustrated that some effort you've made to expand your horizons could end up coming to an abrupt dead end — or at least it could come up against resistance from your colleagues.

That said, as the month progresses, you have Venus, the new moon, and Mars moving into your communications sector, meaning that any projects you want to begin (even if you want to take a second stab at your project around the full moon time) will go much more smoothly. This is especially true if your efforts are in publishing, broadcasting, or media. Your focus isn't really on romance right now, but you're certainly focused on your heart's desires!

Virgo & Virgo Rising

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The full moon on Oct. 5 falls in your eighth house of other people's money, which means that debts you owe to others might be nearing the deadline to pay up. You might have invested in something lately and could discover that you're actually losing money on that investment. It appears that this full moon will be an expensive one for you.

The good news is that for the majority of the month you have a sh*tload of planets and a new moon in your earned income sector, so if you've been planning on asking your boss for a raise or have been waiting for a major client to come along (if you freelance), then all you'll need to do is wait a week before you make that money back. As the month goes on, those opportunities to make more money will increase substantially.

Libra & Libra Rising

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Happy birthday, Libra! This month starts off a little rough, with the full moon in your seventh house of partnerships clashing with Pluto, the planet of transformation, in your fourth house of home and family.

You might be breaking up with a place you've lived for a long time, planning to leave. Or you could have a partnership you were excited about come to an abrupt end when you bring up the idea of meeting your family or starting your own. But have no fear! You will begin cuffing season with the emphasis on loving yourself like you've never experienced before.

Having the sun, Venus, Mars, and a new moon in your first house means that something else you've been longing for will come to fruition easily... by the end of the month, you won't even remember what you were so upset about.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

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Seems like there's something about your daily grind that has been p*ssing you off lately Scorpio, and if so, that issue will come to a head on or around the full moon on Oct. 3 in your sixth house of daily responsibilities. You could clash with a coworker in a way that causes more of an uproar than you could have planned or expected. Be sure to listen to your gut instincts, and if you need to leave and it's possible for you to make a change, don't be afraid to do so.

You have a lot to look forward to, as Jupiter (the planetary giver of gifts and luck) is moving into your sign on Oct. 10, to stay there until Nov. 18, 2018. For the next year, anything you want to do to expand your life will come to fruition easily. Not to mention, the end of the month will provide some exciting opportunities for finding love.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

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The full moon on Oct. 5 is occurring in your fifth house of true love, children, and creative pursuits, and is clashing with Pluto in your second house of earned income. If you have a child, you might have some unforeseen expenses come up for their benefit, and it could really f*ck with your plans.

Another possibility is that you could have invested a lot of money on a creative project and that investment could prove a challenge to your ability to make your rent. This will work itself out though when on Oct. 14, Venus moves into your 11th house of hopes and wishes, followed by a new moon and Mars stationing there later on in the month.

It appears that all the networking you have done will be paying off this month as your name will be on everyone's lips, and they'll have nothing but good things to say about your abilities. All that word-of-mouth publicity is sure to pay off for you financially.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

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Let's begin with the full moon on Oct. 5 in your house of home and family. You might be struggling with a situation at home around this time; either your lease could end abruptly (you could find out that your building is being sold) and you may be forced to move at an inopportune time. On Oct. 14, you have Venus moving into your tenth house of fame and honors though, so if you've been working your ass off all year at work, you're likely to be the first person up for a promotion, and it will be well-deserved.

You also have a new moon in this part of your chart, so if you don't see a promotion by Oct. 19, this would be a good date to meet with higher-ups to make your case for one. They're likely to be very receptive.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

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This month has a lot to teach you about when to speak and when to keep your lips sealed, Aquarius. With the full moon on Oct. 5, there is a good chance you could overstep your bounds and say something you might later wish you hadn't said. If this is the case, wait until October 14 to make your apologies if you can help it.

Connected to this full moon in your third house of communication is the new moon occurring in your ninth house of higher learning and education. It could be that what happens around the full moon could inspire you to expand your study in a certain area, and circumstances will be ideal to do so. If you know what you're talking about, you're less likely to have your words get you into trouble.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

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The full moon on Oct. 5 is in your second house of earned income, meaning that the way you make money could take a hit. This full moon is poorly aspected by Pluto, the planet of transformation and control, in your eleventh house of hopes, dreams, and wishes. It could be that a project dear to your heart could really be draining your bank account, or it could be that your main source of income could be negatively affecting your ability to pursue your dream.

Venus will move into your eighth house of shared resources and other people's money on Oct. 14, offering you amazing financial possibilities in this domain. Then, on October 19, a new moon will fall in the same area of your chart. You have some incredible opportunities to make money coming up that aren't connected to your daily paycheck. Be patient and don't give up on your dreams.