Love gets a sultry makeover as Venus, the planet representing love, moves into Scorpio stealth mode this week. Check under the proverbial covers of your lover or any other relationship for hidden agendas and unlikely options. Deepen partnerships and friendships. Commit to transforming your love demons not by hexing your ex but by purging tired insecurities. This week the onus is on you to commit to radical self-love and own your power to choose your heart's desire, so aim high. Read on to discover what’s in store for your rising sign during the week of October 7 through October 13, 2019, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
Get ready to merge assets, Aries—your attractor factor is intense as Venus the planet of love moves from your partnership sphere into your zone of sex and deep connection. You may profit through other people's connections and resources, so stay open to opportunities, especially through women's friends. Sudden acquisitions or changes in fortune may be on the cards for you, but don’t make any sudden investments before running it by a financial wizard first. If a clash from your partnership to your career zone is grating your gears, stand your ground and give time to both sectors. Boundaries around your work are important while allowing your significant others to feel valued is essential.
Taurus | Taurus rising
Your ruling planet, Venus, brings charm and beauty into your relationship zone this week. Moving sign into Scorpio, that spells intensity and a desire for depth in how you relate. Have an eye out for a magnetic one-on-one that may be hard to resist. Keep in mind that others are profoundly attracted to your unique image and outlook on the world. Stay fresh and don’t try to change to suit or charm, or you’ll lose the very thing you’re sought out for in the first place. Work may be calling you to expand your horizons, yet you’re comfy doing things how you normally do, and with the people you’ve become accustomed to seeing every day. However, something’s gotta give. Look at the larger picture. If you need to study to build up your skills, that’s a good thing.
Gemini | Gemini rising
This week begins with some erratic cosmic messaging as your ruling planet, quicksilver Mercury, suggests you’ll receive some radical new ideas as a direct download from the cosmos, dreams, or a surprise proposition. This could be a sudden opportunity to share those fresh epiphanies at work. Meanwhile, Venus moving into your work sphere lends you hypnotic magnetism in this zone for the next month. Utilize the extra charm to negotiate work conditions, pay, or duties, or get those bright ideas across the line. Deepen existing relationships, especially with women who have your back. In terms of health and daily routine, mutual appreciation and convivial connection with colleagues are your paths to self-care. Buy yourself flowers, book a pamper session, or take time out to immerse in that novel sitting on your nightstand.
Cancer | Cancer rising
Venus moving into sister water sign Scorpio turns up the sizzle in your romance zone. Do what you love this week and it will support your glow. Make the most of her passage through your zone of fun and dating by utilizing your charged emotional magnetism to attract exactly what you want. Feel into your ultimate vision of love and self-expression to set your sights. Your friends may shock you with some surprise ideas or revelations. Although challenging, this is an opportunity to expand your mind. Feel an electric connection with someone that you consider "just a friend"? Keep an open mind on this one. If coupled, this connection could simply stimulate your creative spirit, so allow whatever it is rather than try to fit it into an expectation of what it "should" look like.
Leo | Leo rising
Bring some tender love and care to your nest this week, Leo, as home is where the heart is. Use your creative flair to vamp up your space—consider seasonal velvet and a deep rich color palette. The weekend may inspire radical change but don’t make any sudden design decisions like painting your entire apartment black in anticipation of hosting Halloween. Boil the grand statement design ideas down, simmer for a week, then apply what you’re still inspired to do. If you’re going to do it for the ’Gram, perhaps section off an area where you can create a backdrop.
Virgo | Virgo rising
Just when you thought you knew everything, along comes a lightning strike of inspiration, new, mind-expanding ways of viewing the world. If a big opportunity to stretch your reach and unique personal ideology float on by, fish it out! Expect a mental mind-quake as a second hit later in the week thunders home a personal revelation. Perhaps an international woman or teacher parts the waters of knowledge or a sudden chance converts to dollars. Don’t let it slip through your fingers by cleaving to the familiar or humility. Quick expansion can mean growth of what we think we are worth and even capable of. Don’t get caught up on growing pains. Do take the opportunity, but don’t make any big or binding decisions until the heat cools down.
Libra | Libra rising
The B-word for this week is boundaries. You’ll need to patrol your perimeter, mark off your borders, and then mark them again when family or domestic concerns compete for more than their fair share of air time. Being the best partner you can be means knowing yourself and your identity as a solo person first and foremost. Back yourself by standing by your decisions. Voted most likely to avoid confrontation, remember Libra: Dust can rise when you assert yourself, so just expect initial objections so you’re not put out when and if they arise. People feel safe when you’re clear about where the line is drawn. Boundaries are sexy.
Scorpio | Scorpio rising
Venus moves into your sign this week, amping up your sultry glow. Sudden changes in your relationship or a high-vibe person may notice your magnetic charm, so be ready for some exciting changes. The way you express your ideas and your outlook on life will be challenged as well as stimulated. There may be sudden changes, beginnings or endings that you can't quite control, perhaps a long-distance love affair or not quite the usual arrangement. Don’t try to pin things down into the usual framework as this energy is like hitting the cosmic refresh button. It doesn’t have to be forever, but for now embrace the benefits extra space gives you. Enjoy the growth, and in partnership, respect the differences.
Sagittarius | Sagittarius rising
This week sees you beginning to withdraw from your whirlwind of social activity and bridge into your zen zone. Find pleasure in your inner world by taking time out to recharge, sit quietly, and listen to the whispering of your intuition. Dig deep and allow the muse to begin channeling some truly inspired ideas. While only the initial phase, it's time to begin a cocooning process to tap into the collective soul. Push aside your rational mind, the "should" and that critical secondary commentary. Meditation, quietude in nature, and even contemplative candlelit bath time, open doorways to your inner creative sphere. At work and in your general routine, allow sudden disruptions or tasks to inspire rather than upset your apple cart—and keep a watch on impulse spending!
Capricorn | Capricorn rising
Seek to make deeper connections with friends this week. Don’t be surprised if one gal pal, in particular, resonates with you on a more meaningful level. Expect a flurry of social invitations, private dinner parties, and seductive soirees. This is a great chance for some work-life balance with networking potential. Creative pursuits can add spark to your group contribution, so bring your unique skills to the party, dinner, or group meeting. Expect some sudden surprises on the relationship front. Single? Perhaps a lightning connection when your eyes lock. Spoken for? It’s time to add some spark to your relationship. If you’re not the one being surprised...or shocked, organize an unexpected date night with your special one. Think of something out of your usual routine that he/she would never predict.
Aquarius | Aquarius rising
Your career zone is charmed this week, so schmooze your way to the top. Career connections will be pleasurable as well as fortuitous this month in general. Your profile could do with a makeover, and you may want to make radical changes and let your freak flag fly. However, do think it through or run it past a trusted friend before you launch anything live. Seek inspiration on the home front, perhaps a family member has unique advice for your career tangent. Or you may find you can swing some "work from home" days for extra autonomy. Don’t let changes in the home front interrupt the relationship building you need to be doing to advance your public standing or career drive.
Pisces | Pisces rising
As Venus moves into Scorpio and your international zone, this is the best time to travel for pleasure, art, or even love. A foreign affair perhaps? It’s also favorable for any foreign female connections. If you deeply resonate with a particular IG account or podcaster, let them know. Is there potential for collaboration that will benefit both of you? Perhaps commitments to your friends or a group you belong to are taking you from your private life. Keep your commitments, but make sure you allow room for the closest people in your life. They are the ones that support you in order to shine, come what may. Crossfire between your finance zone and shared resources mean someone’s footing a bill that’s not entirely theirs. Protect your assets and make sure you’re both getting a fair deal.
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