October Horoscope for Locals
Oct 05 2020

October Horoscope for Locals

By: Blake Anderson

Recently, the Equinox arrived and led us into fall and Libra season. The Equinox occurs when the sun sits directly above the Earth's equator, and day and night are of approximately equal length across the world. Usually, Libra season brings awareness to pleasure, beauty, and sociality, but this Libra season comes with a more serious tone—it is 2020, after all. The reason for this is a Mars and Mercury retrograde; a retrograde is when a planet appears to be moving backwards. Obviously, planets cannot really orbit backwards, but from Earth's view, it appears like they are. In astrology, retrogrades are times to press "pause," take a step back, and analyze our current endeavors.

Aries (March 20 - April 19)

This month, energy is activated in your relationship zone and the Mercury retrograde urges you to review your collaborative efforts. Grab your group and head over to The Escape Game New Orleans, where your teamwork is sure to bring positive results. Major moments could happen in your career to help you realize your true potential. Whether you want a better job, a better social life, or a better relationship, now is the time to work on that. The Escape Game: 233 N. Peters St, (504) 608-3499, theescapegame.com/neworleans

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Life at work is becoming a big focus, which is not a bad thing. This month, you will realize that you are connecting with co-workers, making real relationships with them. These relationships will allow you to work together effectively and slay the game. Take a break tocelebrate with your crew and get some brunch at the delicious Ruby Slipper. Pay attention to the way you listen to those in your life. Remember, listening requires us to hear with our whole selves. Ruby Slipper: Multiple Locations, rubyslipper.net

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Libra season is super romantic for everyone, but this year, Geminis are getting a double-dose of these good vibes. Expect better romance and a stronger sense of creativity. If you are single, it is a great time to hit the bars with your pals. Try the Twelve Mile Limit for great food, drinks, and fun. You are a great conversationalist, Gemini, so use this to your advantage and make some new connections. If you have yourself a boo, take advantage of the time you have together: Spend nights at home cooking dinner together and watching your favorite movies. Libra season will be busy for you; the Mercury retrograde urges you to focus on what you can get done at the moment and not to stress on future endeavors. Twelve Mile Limit: 500 S. Telemachus St., (504) 488-8114, twelvemilelimit.com

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

This month is very career-focused for you, Cancer, but in a good way. Your relationship with your boss is getting much better, you have finished some long-term projects, and you are feeling very motivated. Keep working hard; the reward will be well worth it. The Mercury retrograde wants you to remember not to get caught up in all the new adventures, so take some time to relax. A great place to relieve your stress is The Woodhouse Day Spa, voted Best Spa in Where Y'at Magazine. The Woodhouse Day Spa: 4030 Canal St., (504) 482-6652, neworleans.woodhousespas.com

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

This is a fun and busy season for you, Leo. You will be on your phone a lot, communicating with others. You want more freedom this month, so redesign your living space or take a road trip. Stop in The Renaissance Shop for restored antique furniture to spice up your home this season. This Mercury retrograde wants to remind you that is it okay to take time out for yourself, so pay attention. The Renaissance Shop: 2104 Magazine St., (504) 525-8568, therenaissanceshop.com

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Libra season activates Virgo's zone of material possessions and wealth. The Mercury retrograde gives you the opportunity to look at your bank account and make yourself a budget. Do what is necessary in your life, and things will work in your favor. Who knows, you may have some extra cash to treat yourself at Lakeside Mall! 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 835-8000

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Happy Birthday, Libras! This season is all about you. Celebrate your birthday at Ralph's On the Park or go along with the season and grab your friends for a night at New Orleans Nightmare Haunted House. The Mercury retrograde urges you to think about everything you want in life, then go out and get it. It has been a tough year, so this is your time to shine. Remember, be sure not to waste resources on anything you do not genuinely want or need. Ralph's on the Park: 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000, ralphsonthepark.com
New Orleans Nightmare Haunted House: 319 Butterworth St., (504) 224-9140,neworleansnightmare.com

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

This month, the zone that governs isolation and the ending of cycles is being activated. This could mean that you are feeling more introverted than usual. Since this is also the ending of cycles, old jobs or projects you never really got into could start to creep up, as well as old flings or friends. No worries, the Mercury retrograde gives you the chance to analyze what or who is worth letting back into your life and gives you the chance for closure when needed. During this month, take the time to work on yourself mentally and physically. Get some down time at Free to Be Power Yoga studios. They have three different locations in New Orleans with classes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. This season is preparing you to be the best version of you for your birthday next month. Free to Be Power Yoga: Multiple Locations, freetobepoweryoga.com

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

This is a very social time for you. When you are with your friends, you are sure to have a blast. Making new connections will come easy for you. Grab your gang and catch a Saints game at The American Sports Saloon. Your fire is sure to be a good luck charm for the Saints. The American Sports Saloon: 1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782, theamericansportssaloon.com

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Home is where the heart is this month. You will be connecting and spending more time with your family or roommates, even if that is your furry friend. It is also a good time to redecorate your house; this is a great thing to do with your roommates/family. Another fun thing to do with your family this season is the Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo, taking place at Audubon Zoo on October 17 and 18 and 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (regular zoo hours). Wear a costume, score some Halloween goodies, check out the Mystery Maze, and more. Audubon Zoo: 6500 Magazine St., events.audubonnatureinstitute.org/boo

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, Libra season is one of the most upbeat times of the year for you. You are feeling more optimistic and learning more about the world around you. The Mercury retrograde urges you to dive into your passion for learning right now. Binge-watch Hulu documentaries if you are a homebody, or learn how to cook amazing dishes in New Orleans's beautiful Botanical Gardens with Kitchen in the Garden. If you have the opportunity, take this time to travel. That is an excellent way to learn. City Park Botanical Gardens: 5 Victory Ave., (504) 483-9488, neworleanscitypark.com/botanicalgarden

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

This season is very intense with emotions and connections for you, Pisces. Get together with the person you have had your eye on for a while. The best place to get to know each other is at Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits, a unique wine bar with a huge outdoor "backyard" and live music (yes, even now. Music is back!). The Mercury retrograde wants to help you understand the details of your exchanges and shift you focus to long-term plans. Remember not to rush things—good things stand the test of time. Bacchanal: 600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111, bacchanalwine.com

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