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Star signs and cannabis strains: October 2019 horoscopes

Published on October 2, 2019 · Last updated July 28, 2020
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October is the witchiest month, so it shouldn’t come as much of a shocker that the intense energy of Scorpio season will roll in with a mysterious cackle and some wild energy at the end of the month. Always makes for an interesting Halloween season!

Navigate the haunted house of this water sign’s emotional planetary energies with unyielding optimistic vibes and you’re bound to come out on the other side unscathed (mostly, at least).

Read ahead for this month’s fortune, making sure to factor in quality time for stoned fall foliage activitiescozying up with a book, or your favorite pumpkin-spiced strain.

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Your October Horoscope


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Happy birthday harmonious little Librans! Strike a balance this month and everything will come up in your favor. Here’s a gift for you: some real talk. At the beginning of this month, you’re gonna want to check that characteristically indecisive energy around October 3 when Mars can dial up your mutable energy. It’s only bad energy if you let it get the best of you! If you’re weighing the pros and cons of a situation, make a decision quick or else you might miss out on the opportunity entirely (always a bummer).

Get ready for a mysterious cackle and some wild energy at the end of this witchy month.

Love and money should come into the fold when loving Venus enters intense Scorpio around October 8. If you’ve got the determination to go after what you want, this is the time to do it (stay focused on the prize, and it’s there waiting for you). The Venus-Uranus opposition on the 12th signals a change in your love life, which might dial up the drama if you’re in a relationship or ready to embrace a new one. Keep cool: If your relationship can survive this, it might even make fun tension prime for sexy make-up time, especially toward the end of the month on October 25, during the Venus-Pluto sextile that represents a deep, intense love energy.

October strain:

Big love energy is heading your way, so try to keep those spirits high with an uplifting strain like Cherry Pie or Mango Kush. After all, this is your season and you don’t need bad vibes!

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October 3 is filled with massive energy seemingly all for you, feisty scorpions. If your life has been out of whack, expect to receive a solid push in the right direction on October 3 when regenerating Pluto goes direct with ambitious Capricorn. Go get ‘em, tiger! At the same time, communicative Mercury enters your secretive sign, which means you might leave someone you love in the dark about a few issues (ugh, you’re so extra sometimes!).

This is also a day that your intense ruler Mars enters gracious Libra, which should dial down some of your notoriously brooding aggressionI didn’t write the rules! You might have to put your ego aside and work on striking a compromise. A little empathy, honesty, and kindness go a long way, just sayin’.

Pull through this period, and you’ll drive happily into your season on the 23rd when the sun enters your sign. The ambitious Aries full moon on the 13th should carry you there, dialing up that effortless charm everyone loves about you.

October strain:

Tame that big planetary energy at the beginning of the month with a relaxing, euphoric strain like Sherbert or White Rhino.

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If you fell susceptible to the mutable energies of September, except to bounce back around October 3 when Pluto goes direct with pragmatic Capricorn. Use the opportunity to set some goals, including self-intention. A little introspection and reflection on sorting out personal issues is usually a healthy activity.

Money-centric Venus enters super secretive Scorpio on October 8, which means if you’re having a bunch of financial problems, you’re probably hiding it from the world. That might be fine and well unless you have a partner involved in your finances, which you should take extra care to be open.

Play it right and you might see a change of luck on October 13 during the sun-Jupiter sextile that brings big, bold fortune. Keep the momentum going until the end of the month when the sun enters Scorpio on October 23, bringing a boost of focused energy to help you plot out big plans ahead.

October strain:

Treat yourself to a bona fide chill pill this month, opting for a relaxing strain like Blue Cheese or Mr. Nice.

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Lean into those harmonious Libra vibes at the beginning of the month when powerful Mars pairs up on October 3, Cap kids. Your patient and pragmatic nature is the key to winning over influential hearts and minds (earn more bees with honey instead of vinegar, yada yada yada). That patience might get tested around October 7 when a sun-Saturn square is likely to throw some challenges your way. Consider these obstacles a good learning lesson: If everything was sunny all the time, how else would we evolve? Screw fate, you’ve got this with the free will to rise above it all!

A full Aries moon on October 13 will give you the impulsive drive to make necessary changes. Harness the energy right and you can get a lot done! If love and commitment are on the brain, the Venus-Saturn sextile on October 20 is the time to set the course in your current relationship or reel in the crush you’ve been eyeing.

Be careful not to push anything too hard, lest you fall susceptible to pessimistic, moody, and stubborn tendencies. Forcing something won’t get the results you want, so exercise that patient side!

October strain:

This might be a challenging month, so take the stress off with a relaxing, focused and emotionally uplifting train like Dutch Treat or Wedding Cake to fuel optimism and patience to land on the upside.

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The first half of October is a really solid time to bring your ambitious, long-term goals to the forefront. On October 3, you’ll feel a real kick in the ass when Pluto goes direct with driven Capricorn. Stay focused, especially during the frenetic energy of the Mercury-Uranus opposition on October 7—it might feel like your timeline is speeding up faster than you can keep up with. Keep your cool, as any nervousness might manifest in an unusual way that could rub someone the wrong way.

Unfortunately, that palpable energy could cause some tension in your love life around October 12 during the Venus-Uranus opposition, particularly if you’re hit with an unexpected message that could throw your expectations off-balance. Aaaannnddd the Mars-Saturn square on the 27th might add further complications as everything seems to be getting in the way of what you want. Yikes! Keep your head above water, Aquarius! When all doors seem closed, find another way—you’ve got this.

October strain:

You’re really going to need something to take the edge off this month. Opt for a super relaxing and euphoric strain like Northern Lights or Lavendar.

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I really hope you worked on protecting your energy this summer, sweet Pisces, because you’ll need it to get back on track at the beginning of the month when Pluto goes direct with ambitious Capricorn on October 3. You’ll have to rely on your intuition this time, and I have complete faith in you getting the job done.

Persevere and there’s a silver lining waiting there for you on October 15 when communicative Mercury trines with Neptune, fueling your creative and optimistic side. Dare to dream big! You might even be happily surprised if things turn out differently than you planned.

Toward the end of the month, you’ll be in a giving mood as loving Venus trines Neptune on October 21a good time to dig into a cause you’re passionate about. All those altruistic vibes are bound to get you noticed on the 23rd when the sun enters sexy Scorpio. In fact, you might have too many offers and have to say no! Feel free to dip into Scorpio’s inherent mysterious nature to get what you need.

October strain:

Staying focused, creative, and mellow is key for this month, so get yourself a strain that can do all three, like Lemon Drop or Mimosa.

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Did you fall prey to reckless and impulsive behavior last month, Aries? Clean the slate on October 3 when Pluto goes direct with Capricorn to release some transformative powers. You’ll be carrying chill vibes that day thanks to your ruling planet Mars entering docile Libra. Exercise tact and gentleness toward problem-solving, shying away from your impulsively fiery nature.

It will be a nice reprieve gearing up for intense love energy on October 8 when Venus enters Scorpio. If it’s love that you’re after, nothing will stop you from going after what you want. Career-wise, you’re prime for a competitive edge on the 13th when it’s a full moon in your sign, followed by the thriving energy of the sun entering Scorpio on the 23rd. Whatever you want is at your fingertips this month, it’s all about your determination and focus to get it done.

October strain:

This month requires a lot of focus, so pick a strain like Green Crack or Island Sweet Skunkto help carry you to the finish line.

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There’s a nebulous energy surrounding you this month, Taurus, which will set the tone for an interesting course aheadI’m rooting for your dogged determination to send you in the right direction! Energy might feel off around October 3 when powerful Mars enters gentle Libra, but if you err on the tactful side, it should pay off. Kill ‘em with kindness and do your best to roll with any punches heading your way on October 12, when your ruling planet Venus opposes unpredictable Uranus, which could result in a conflict surrounding love or money.

Feelings are front and center during the Venus-Saturn sextile on the 20th, followed by the sun entering passionate Scorpio on the 23rd, when you might feel a sudden need for attention. You’re not one for superficial gestures, which means if there’s someone that you feel you can’t figure out, you’re likely to do some relentless digging until you get to the truth (hope you find what you’re looking for!)

October strain:

This month will require a lot of your attention. Pick a strain with a focused drive to give it all you’ve got, such as Allen Wrench or Durban Poison.

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Try to keep an open mind and heart on October 3 when your home planet Mercury enters mysterious Scorpio. Concentrate your efforts on getting ahead, not on getting even. A full moon in Aries on the 13th can help direct energy toward a goal—or running in the opposite direction, depending on how you choose to handle things. The Mercury-Saturn sextile on the 14th should clear up any confusion.

Find focus for your goals starting on the 14th during the Mercury-Saturn sextile, which  should enhance your organizational skills. Write those down so that when you get lost in your daydreams during the Venus-Neptune trine on October 21, you’ll be able to revisit your original game plan.

October strain:

Focus, focus, focus. No matter what strain you get, make sure it is known for doing that. Super Lemon Haze and Lemon Drop are both solid choices.

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Procrastinating too long on a project, Cancer? You’ll have the drive to deal with it on October 3 when Pluto goes direct with Capricorn, giving you a much needed kick in the pants. Figure out what you really want and make a decision, encouraging your bold, spontaneous side before the Aries full moon on October 13. Better to make moves and deal with whatever comes than repeat bad behavior.

Around the 23rd you might catch major feels when the sun enters fellow emo water sign Scorpio, followed by some unexpected changes that might heighten your stress levels during the sun-Uranus opposition on October 28. Try to roll with it (you are a water sign, after all) and see where your intuition and imagination take you.

October strain:

This is a bit of a quirky month for you, Cancer, so make it comfortable with fall spice marijuana strains with an uplifting edge, like Chocolate Hashberry or Holy Grail Kush.

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Feeling a bit knocked around from the past few months, Leo? Pluto and Capricorn go direct on October 3, giving you the much-needed power to make a seismic personal transformation. Hitting the reset button always feels nice, and you deserve it! And since you’re making moves, try to keep that fiery ego in check around the 14th when sun-Pluto square dials up your dominant, controlling ways. You love to play boss, but every once in a while you need to learn to deal with following someone else’s lead.

Intense and secretive Scorpio season lights up on October 23 when the sun enters its sign. Try not to hide things from your close friends and loved onesthey’ve got your back. You might not think so around the 27th when Mars-Saturn square. Hear them out, don’t get defensive, and understand that everyone is usually just trying to help.

October strain:

Stay stress-free with a chill powerhouse strain like Plushberry or Kosher Kush to keep the edge off during this testy month ahead.

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This is not a crazy month for you, Virgo. But frankly that should come as a relief considering what some of the other signs are going through this month! Chatty Mercury joins forces with mysterious Scorpio on October 3, but you’ll be more inclined to sit on any juicy secrets rather than spill them (being a drama-llama isn’t your style anyway).

If things have felt a little uncertain and disorganized lately, the Mercury-Saturn sextile on October 14 marks a good time to play catch up. Brace yourself for some unexpected setbacks and rejections during the Mars-Saturn square on October 27. Bad news is never fun news, but you’re a pragmatic one and bound to figure things out!

October strain:

This is a pretty chill month for you, so make time to go play in the fall leaves with strains like Golden Pineapple and Chemdog.

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Carly Fisher
Carly Fisher
Carly Fisher is a James Beard Award-nominated travel, food, and lifestyle journalist, and author of "Easy Weekend Getaways to the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Short Breaks from New York City." Her work has been featured in CNN Travel, GQ, Bon Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Fodor's Travel, and more. She lives and works in Brooklyn, where she enjoys cannabis in all forms (but is partial to top-shelf bud and anything that gets her pleasantly stoned).
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