Pin It
Libra_Stars

Reconnect and find balance: Your October 2020 beauty horoscope


TextGrace McGradeIllustrationGabrielle Rosenstein

A rare month with two Full Moons, this Libra season will see a chance to recalibrate before the imminent changes ahead

Grace McGrade is an intuitive astrologer and priestess based in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of ASTRAL ORACLES and author of Palpable Magic; a website exploring prose about sex, love, Los Angeles and the occult. Her sessions include natal chart readings, energetic clearing and activations, and tarot readings.

Autumn begins in full swing in relationship-oriented Libra season, as we seek to find balance and reliable partnership in the face of global intensity. October brings us two full moons, a rare occurrence that happens every two to three years, and the final mercury retrograde of 2020. As we depart Virgo season and the Sun enters the sign of Libra, our focus turns from our daily improvement to our connections with others, justice, and truth. We’re looking to find equilibrium between our outer landscape and our inner world.

October is our window to restore balance to our lives, despite the immense collective change ahead. 2020 has been the year of disintegration, where our footing was halted and our foundations have been tested. With rowdy political disruptions and climate change in our peripheral, we are given the task of assembling a new ‘normal’. Libra season wants us to keep our immediate atmospheres trouble free, and hone in on our most intimate connections to draw strength.

With a fiery full Moon in Aries on October 1, the month initiates us into yet another phase of collective dismantling. This Full Moon beckons us to release security fears and all obstructing our drive for personal expression. The strong pull of the Sun in peace-loving Libra increases our desire to connect with others and find balance in an era of extremes. With  dramatic polarisations in politics, weather, and outlooks, we are seeking to draw forth our own harmony and light. 

Our desire to connect deeply with others is increased by chatty Mercury moving into Scorpio, and we want tell-all talks and deep discussions. On October 13, Mercury stations retrograde, delving us into deeper thinking patterns and adding a brooding sense of intensity to our communicative efforts. Combined with Mars, also retrograde, we are pressured to examine our expression of anger and frustration. This retrograde is a time of revelation for deep secrets, as deceptions or betrayals may come to the surface, ready to be healed.  

Utilise caution this month, and guard against hasty, brash action. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22, infusing our daily lives with intensity and increasing our appetite for depth. The Full Moon in Taurus on October 31 ends the month on a spooky note, as the veils between our world and the spirit realm become sheet-thin. We are capable of asking spiritual back-up in these intense times. Ask yourself how you can tend to your inner landscape, and restore balance to your wellbeing. It's time to shift and recalibrate any disharmonies by making our personal relationships more peaceful.

Read Next
Suncream contouring on TikTok
TikTok’s latest beauty hack? Suncream contouring Beauty news
Not Another Intl: FACES 02
Watch an intimate film exploring Ireland’s beauty evolution Beauty Film
Ermenegildo Zegna’s XXX fragrance
Ermenegildo Zegna’s XXX fragrances are all about cinematic adventure Product of the Week
Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly launches a nail polish brand for introverts Beauty news
1299781
December 2021 horoscope: let go of unhealthy habits this Sagittarius season Horoscopes
Elliot Page
Elliot Page praised for posting a shirtless selfie post-top surgery Beauty news
Harry Styles Pleasing
An honest review of Harry Styles’s Pleasing beauty line products
Harry Styles Yassification
The great yassification: what the viral meme says about beauty and reality Beauty Feature
Rihanna Reverse Cat eye tutorial 2
Check out Rihanna’s bright red take on TikTok’s viral reverse cat eye News
EDIT 2.00_04_21_19.Still007
Watch the ultimate guide to Drag Race legend and MUA, Raven Beauty news
TikTok sunscreen
Glow off, sis! This man’s suncream turned him fluorescent Beauty news
Pharrell Williams Humanrace bodycare 01
Pharrell on his range Humanrace, hot baths, and expanding skincare horizons Beauty Feature
Felicity Ingram Hair Story
East Berlin punk but make it 2021: honouring a classic rebel beauty look Photo story
Fairy hair
Introducing fairy hair, TikTok’s glittery hair trend for the festive season Beauty news
Plasma pen treatment
TikTok’s plasma pen trend could cause permanent skin damage, experts warn Beauty news
The Beauty Tutorial 14
From magazine pages to TikTok: an ode to the ever-changing beauty tutorial Photo story