Dial up your spirit guide as we celebrate the point at which the veils are thinnest between this world and the next. Expect the unexpected as Halloween and the new moon are in spell-casting Scorpio, with a plot twist as Mercury turns retrograde. Release your past and brew up your vision for deep love, connection, and the power behind your throne; you are a queen of feminine magic and creation! Pay respects to your dearly departed, living or otherwise, and welcome fairy enchantment into your life with an offering or dedicated costuming on All Hallows’ Eve. Read on to discover what’s in store for your sign during the week of October 28 through November 3, 2019, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
Halloween themes for your sign are Spook Central with ghosts, ghostbusters, witchy wizarding themes or anything creeping back from the dead or distant past. Maleficent is back in cinemas just in time to lend inspo as the horned one. Why be basic when you can be All Hallows’ Extra? Set your new moon intentions on releasing and transforming toxic feels and others’ psychic energy. Cut the cords on connections that need to RIP already so there’s no vexing ex creeping your feels. Now plant your seeds for new intention. Call in the resources needed, as well as the depth of intimacy you want, to either find or develop in your current canoodling. Mercury’s backspin in your house of sex may call out your lover’s best-held secrets, so probe for answers to any burning questions you been flagging for a closer look. This is your best Sherlock moment.
Taurus | Taurus rising
Halloween’s new moon in your partnership zone screams “Till death do us part.” Costume themes for dynamic duos are top of the list for your pleasure-loving sign—Frankenstein’s bride anyone? While you’re at it, set your intentions for this new lunar cycle to manifest around the area of your ideal relationship. Not the fairy-tale one-size-fits-all but the kind that truly, madly, profoundly meets your needs. Make it deeply loyal, long-lasting, and super magnetic. Mercury’s famous retrograde will help you reassess what you need and expect from your significant other, so help it out by going in for the deep and meaningful: Ferret out secrets and get things off your chest. Your ruling planet changes signs into expansive Sagittarius for the weekend; take your favorite on an adventure to get some movement into your one-on-ones after clearing the air.
Gemini | Gemini rising
Forget working 9-to-5; midnight to the witching hour is your theme for this Halloween. Raid the work and health zones for costume inspo, plus a dash of death by the black plague, anyone? Set your new moon intentions around what you’d like to clear out from your work, health habits, and daily routines. Think in terms of elimination and transformation for these areas. This would be the perfect week for Gemini to detox. How can you go deep so you get the satisfaction you need from the hours you put in? It’s important you feel you’re making a difference. Mercury retro in this zone could throw up a few wild cards to deal with at work as well, so double-check your emails, and make sure you have the correct recipient before hitting send. Check that outbox and junk email as well; this period is renowned for comms’ going awry.
Cancer | Cancer rising
Pay homage to the Halloween Fey with themes of “death by doing what you love best.” Give a fun activity a macabre makeover, or revamp a lovers’ tryst gone wrong. Famous rock stars or all-out fantasy are up for an All Hallows makeover. This week the focus is on your romance and fun zones for setting your new moon intentions. What, or who, do you need to let go of here, and what do you want to call in? Make sure it meets your needs for deep emotional safety, nurturing, and caring. As Mercury begins her infamous retrograde, you’ll reminisce about past flames and the one that got away, or even find a few candles relit that you thought had burnt out. Consider the message you can take from these to either reinvigorate your romantic life, or find activities that please you. What are the traits and qualities that hook you in? How can you embody these yourself or find these in someone more suitable?
Leo | Leo rising
It’s a Home Depot–themed Halloween for you this week, Leo. Think costumes involving all sorts of power tools or Betty Homemaker cooking disasters complete with burnt-to-a-crisp cookies. This is also the zone hosting this month’s new moon in Scorpio, so activate your inner sorceress to set your intentions on what you’d like to manifest in terms of your home, living arrangements, or even family. As Mercury begins her three-week retrograde in this area she promises some drama and crossed wires. Hold off any big decisions until she’s back on track. Use the time to go over plans around your home, perhaps do some digging into the family tree or unearth some family secrets that could shed light on your emotional nature. Sometimes releasing things from the past can free you from a family burden you don’t need to shoulder. Transformation and elimination are the themes for your nest this week.
Virgo | Virgo rising
This Halloween you’d make the perfect student-themed zombie, vampire, or even accident just by adding a precision-sharpened pencil or shattered mobile phone. List off the key intentions you’re determined to manifest on this lunar cycle. The mood is Scorpio, so getting the heart of things, detoxing, and activating transformation are essential ingredients. Scorpio is a powerful spellbinder—be very clear with the words, thoughts, and beliefs behind what you wish for, as you will most likely get it. This is a great time to start fresh and clear your mental cache. Eliminate and transform the way a snake can shed its skin. Let it go. Mercury U-turns in this area; make the most of it by casting off that U-haul of excess mental baggage and guilt trips.
Libra | Libra rising
Ka-ching! This Halloween your finance zone gets the spooky treatment. Gain inspo from Wall Street crashes, cashed-up zombie hustlers, or death by gluttony. With the new moon’s magic placed firmly in your cash-and-carry zone, weave your intentions around calling in abundance as well as items of beauty. Invest in transforming your self-worth to amplify the baseline that wealth is built on. Consider a ritual burning of any old money beliefs that are keeping your earnings limited. Next, do a ritual for growth: Consider planting a money tree, or feng-shui the money sector in your home with something that represents abundance. Mercury retrograde is a thing, and it’s here to help you reassess your financial zone, what you truly value in terms of possessions, and how you make money. Review your statements for errors, keep an eye on your cards for double billing, and check the encryption on your iPhone Wallet.
Scorpio | Scorpio rising
This week has your name all over it as the festival devoted to Scorpionic themes of feminine magic arts and sexy spirits. Sidle ahead of All Hallows’ Eve with Monday’s new moon in your sign. This one is potent for you, so take time to get in touch with your inner sacred space. Light the candles, burn the sage, and drill down into what you want to release. Draw or write out your “letting go” list, then burn it with love and gratitude. Next, put pen to paper to manifest what you’re calling in. This is the best moon for personal transformation, so move stagnant feels from underground emo labyrinths to soar like an eagle. This is your manifesting moment—plant those seeds of intention. Mercury begins her infamous retrograde period as she backspins in your sign. Review, release, course correct, and reconnect.
Sagittarius | Sagittarius rising
Ghoul up for Halloween as your mystic best, a gypsy undead psychic, a case of possession by fellow Sagittarius Miley Cyrus, or a scene from Final Destination. Get in the mood with Monday’s new moon in your house of endings. Scorpio is about release and transformation, so double up by purifying your space and letting go of anything you’ve been dragging around like a love zombie—something that’s well past its last breath already. This is your chance to cut dead weight and finally RIP anything that’s draining energy before the next cycle, which is in your sign. Hold a burning ceremony and give thanks for how that thing has served you up until now. Then call in your connection to your higher self and plant the seeds for manifesting strong intuition and inner knowledge for flow. This is a big self-care and respect moment—take it.
Capricorn | Capricorn rising
Cosmic Halloween suggestions center around social causes; as a zombie activist, you can make a statement. Bring your favorite humanitarian or socialite back from the dead to pay homage and express your respect for their contribution. Select a charity theme of your choice, or even consider how you can raise funds or attention for it. New moon manifesting suggestions for Monday include setting your intentions around friends, networking, and groups. If it’s time to opt out of any, this moon is great for culling and clearing. Call in just the right people you want to meet, new additions to your crew, or organizations that share your mission statement. Mercury’s backspin into retrograde suggests there may be a reshuffle in these areas. Faces from the past may revisit; get ahead of the curve with clarity around what you want to achieve so you cross paths with the right people for the job.
Aquarius | Aquarius rising
Bring your favorite celebrity back to life for Halloween as the themes for your sign center around career and public image. Think career witch or high-flying CEO turned bad, and consider doing it for the ’Gram with some amusing story highlights of your prep and evening. Draw inspo from an All Hallows theme channeling famous Aquarian sisters doing it for themselves, e.g., Ellen DeGeneres and Paris Hilton. Base new-moon intentions for manifesting around what you’d like to release in your career or shed/transform your current image, then call in what you want. It’s okay to step into bigger shoes that leave room for growth. Set intentions for opportunities you’d like to open to you or for a position you’re applying for. Mercury going into retrograde this week demands a rethink in these areas, so take corporate control by getting in on Monday to set your intentions.
Pisces | Pisces rising
Halloween themes center around zombie preachers and teachers, airport disasters, and exotic genies. Choose your poison and run with it, as this week is also about your mastering the fine art of spin. Share your creative take on social media, and if you’re inspired to teach, consider making a tutorial for others to learn from even if it’s a quick Insta-story. Take it a level higher. The new moon in Scorpio suggests manifesting along similar lines. Release outdated beliefs while calling in a transformation that opens up your mind to your true unlimited possibility. If you can think and believe it, you are more likely to achieve it. Mercury’s backspin in this area makes it prime time to rehaul your mind and what you want to put out there. Not the best time for a big trip or a launch—great for planning or working on your opus.
Vanessa Montgomery—aka Astro All-Starz—is a professional counseling astrologer and author of Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic. Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Montgomery’s work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel. Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, create your world.
Originally Appeared on Glamour