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Halloween Horrorscopes: October 28-November 3, 2019

Celia Sagastume in SF

Mercury goes Retrograde in Scorpio: The Ghost of Halloween’s Past

Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos is the time when the veil between the living world and the world of the spirit is the thinnest. In this time, the experiences of the present are combined with those of the past. Spirits, both alive and dead, come back to haunt your living present. What are you holding onto and have yet to let go? Honor past connections and experiences, by recognizing their impact on the present. Integration is the key to resolution. What is waiting for you beneath the veil?

Dates to Watch:

  1. October 27th, 2019: New Moon in Scorpio
  2. October 27th, 2019: Mars square Saturn
  3. October 30th, 2019: Mercury conjunct Venus
  4. October 31st, 2019: Mercury retrograde in Scorpio
  5. November 1st, 2019: Venus enters Sagittarius


The New Moon in Scorpio on October 27th will be a powerful lunar influence on your relationships. You want to feel like you have the freedom to explore your interests and impulses, while also feeling supported and accepted by those you love. Revelations on others’ motivations will be put to good use at this time—set an intention for how you want to move forward with certain connections. If someone’s desires are at cross purposes with your own, the connection may prove more draining than it’s worth.

We’ll end the month on wonderful day for intimacy and connection with a partner, beau, friend, or potential love interest on the day before Halloween, October 30th. This is a wonderful day to have a heart to heart with someone important or revisit a difficult conversation in order to make sure you both feel at peace. Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio on Halloween, October 31stso make sure you have everything smoothed out by then. You don’t want to start of this retrograde, or this holiday, on the wrong foot. 


The days leading up to the New Moon in Scorpio on October 27th may bring about some refinement or re-negotiations in contracts with beaus, business partners, and collaborators. You want to start a new practice, take a class, or try on a new way of doing things, and you may have to negotiate with people who depend on you and who may be affected by these changes. Don’t worry, this is all par for the course. Plan accordingly, and remember not to overcommit. When trying to go in a new direction, you have to let go of certain things in order to make space for the new. 

We end the month with a wonderful Halloween surprise for you—and unexpected connection on October 30th when Venus is conjunct Mercury in your 7th house of partnership! You should be wrapping up any hard conversations on this day, when the charm of Venus will ensure that you’ll find the peace in any situation. 

Mercury will go retrograde in Scorpio on Halloween, October 31st, so utilize the days before to your best advantage, otherwise you’ll be revisiting these convos all night—and all retrograde—unless you’re careful. 


The New Moon in Scorpio on October 27th will bring a chance for you to re-do your daily schedule. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the ack of time or space to rest in your life? Are you overcommitted in many areas and are therefore feeling like you’re not performing well anywhere? Take this week to sit on it and figure out a better way to proceed. Think about what your ideal schedule would be, and then start planning accordingly on or right after the Full Moon. 

We’ll end the month on a beautiful pre-Halloween night for you on October 30th, which offers you a day for reconciliation and forgiveness for any self-doubts you have had. Make sure you plan an empowering outfit for Halloween night, October 31st, when Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio and you’ll begin to review how you’ve been treating yourself and gassing yourself up. 

The best way to do it is to show up in full regalia to any social events on this night—feel good, look good, and power up. 

Venus moves into Sagittarius on November 1st, ending the week on a high note—now will be the time to establish deeper intimacy with a partner, or start a new, vibrant, and promising connection. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities. 


The New Moon on October 27th can bring renewal to your existing romantic connections, and the best Moon of the year for new interests, but I honestly think we would do best by having you focus on your own heart center. Do you always need to feel the love and approval of those around you in order to feel worthy? Take this Moon to renew vows to your own sense of self. Write down what you truly value and love about your own being, and then make a commitment to supporting and expanding the most important relationship in your life—the one you have with yourself. 

We’ll end the month with a wonderful Halloween night, October 30th-31st, when Venus is conjunct Mercury just before Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio. Make sure to dress up with people you care about, remember that your creative genius and clown energy are what revives your spirit, and you’ll walk into this retrograde with ease. 

Venus enters Sagittarius on November 1stand you’ll feel very aware of how you feel in your body now. Are you happy with what you see in the mirror? Do you feel energetic, clear, and ready for your work? Make changes during the next few weeks to breathe life into your relationships with yourself. Renew your commitment to your own well-being first. 


On the New Moon on October 27th, make an intention to reconnect with your heritage, lineage, and source of ancestral power. You are powerfully engaged now, and reconnecting with sources of strength in your life will prove healing now. Our goal in this New Moon is to engage your source of strength and resilience: your connection to home. 

We end October with Halloween of course, a joyful time for you as we all enjoy the fun and creative side of your flair for costumes and play. Take the night before Halloween to have a romantic and sweet night with a partner or close friend, making sure that you feel loved and appreciated. Venus is conjunct Mercury on October 30th, so you want to remind yourself that you are safe, loved, and supported. 

Mercury goes retrograde on Halloween night, October 31stso make sure you are with loved ones for this affair. Love will be in the air on Halloween night and the next day, November 1stas Venus moves into Sagittarius, stirring new romantic interests for you. You may meet a new potential beau at the Halloween party, and establish mutual interest soon after. 


You should embrace whatever moves you this week and allow some insight to take shape and manifest as a new approach to daily life during this time. Perhaps something you are reading, a class you are taking, or a new friend you made during this time will really inspire you this week. 

Take that inspiration and ground it into a new practice on the New Moon in Scorpio, on October 27th. You are able to make some real gains in self-understanding and self-compassion during this time by witnessing how your connections can really inspire self-development now. 

We’ll end the month with Halloween night of course, with Venus conjunct Mercury on October 30th followed closely by Mercury retrograde on October 31stIf you have something to say, now is the time to say it, as you’ll have the compassion and charm of Venus to soothe any difficult connection. 

Remember that Mercury goes retrograde on Halloween night, October 31st, so you may be getting some insights into ancestral heritage or history that is highly relevant for you in the present moment. Dig into your relationship with family and home on Halloween and November 1stwhen Venus moves into Sagittarius. Do you have someone you’d like to commemorate for Dia de los Muertos? Now will be a time to focus on your strong connections with those who have past. 


Hold onto your resources until October 27th, when the New Moon in Scorpio will bring to light any small but very important details that weren’t shared earlier. Perhaps a bill you didn’t see coming will magically appear on this date, or you’ll have to renegotiate a contract—you don’t want to be empty handed on this date. A new plan should be set in motion now regarding how you’re going to be spending any extra income in order to set yourself up well at home and in your business. Be cautious but trust your instinct. 

We end the month with Halloween of course! Mercury will be conjunct Venus the day before Halloween, on October 30th, and will the go retrograde on the 31st. These two dates will be very important for you in terms of financial planning. You may have to revisit a contract during the retrograde, or re-assess your assets during this time, so set yourself up in the best way possible by asking for clarity on the 30thYou will still be able to make some last-minute changes before the retrograde hits. 

Venus, your ruling planet, moves into Sagittarius on November 1st, ensuring that any difficulties you encounter will be smoothed over now with open negotiations and communication based on trust. Lean into your charm and ability to find compromise now. 


The New Moon on October 27th will offer you the opportunity to set a plan in place for your spiritual relationship to communication now. If you trust that you have the ability to take care of yourself and protect your energy no matter what the circumstance, then it’s a good time to think about how to open the channels of communication in order to have some difficult conversations you’ve been keeping on the back burner.

We end with Halloween night, which is sure to prove a wonderful night for you to feel empowered, connected, and in tune with your element. Venus is conjunct Mercury in your 1st house on October 30thmarking this as a very good night to make last minute changes to your outfit, get a group together for the festivities, or enjoy a pre-celebration. 

Mercury goes retrograde in your sign on Halloween night October 31st,and while it could prove stressful for some, for you it will be a validating time, as many will be tuning into the deeper cycles of change and transformation available during this time, something you’re very adept at. 

Venus moves into your house of resources on November 1stso you have an opportunity to generate more income—for you, or for someone close to you in need. Be sure to invest in what you care about, but only to the degree appropriate for your gains. Don’t overspend trying to prove your commitment. 


Focus on that strength and integrity of character as we move into the New Moon in Scorpio on October 27th, for you a time to contemplate and review your past year. We are getting ready for your birthday season soon, and this is the last New Moon before that time. What would you like to let go of through service or practice? How can you make peace with certain memories that still haunt your subconscious? 

We’ll be ending the month with Halloween! And a Mercury-Venus conjunction on October 30th, right before Mercury goes retrograde on Halloween night, October 31st. This is the time to listen to your needs and trust what’s coming up for you. If you don’t feel like participating this year, then that’s just fine. Your 12th house is being lit up right now, and it might feel like the best thing to do is take cover and stay warm. If you do decide to go out, you can wear a mask—no unnecessary conversations will be coming unless you invite them. 

You will feel a surge in energy and interest in your work after November 1st, when Venus moves into your first house. After spending some time alone to gather your thoughts, you can move forward with agency, power, and charisma. 


The New Moon on October 27th can bring about some real change in your social scene as well as your own vision for how your work fits into the larger human community around you. You are not just working on projects in the solitary confinement of your office, your work has real world implications for those around you, and this will feel especially present on this New Moon. 

Endeavor to recreate your own image in alignment with how you would like to give your energy back to those you love and support. How can you better align yourself with that sweet and soft Capricorn while you move through the important work you’re accomplishing now?

Finally, we end the month with Halloween, the time when Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio, and all the ghosts of parties past come out! Haha just kidding. Slightly. Brace yourself as the Mercury retrograde will be happening in your 11th house of social connection and networking—you may have to face some of your fears around feeling welcome and like you belong when out and about on Halloween night. Make sure you go out with a friend or someone you trust and mediate any social anxiety with a costume that is playful and fun.

Venus moves into your 12th house on November 1stso you may be feeling more withdrawn after this date. This is the time when you may be reviewing what’s come up in the last few months—the relationships that have been made, those that have been lost, and whether you feel happy and fulfilled with where you re at. Take some time for a self-care day this weekend.


What standards do you want to set for yourself so that you feel confident about your performance? The time to take control of your own sense of self-worth comes on October 27th, with the New Moon in Scorpio. 

Now is the time to define what you think is valuable, what you think is important, and how you want to integrate those values into your daily work. Don’t give your power away by letting others define this for you. Make sure you set your own guidelines now.

We end the month with Halloween, when Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio on October 31st, and work may come calling when all you want do is play. This is why setting boundaries on the New Moon is important now. Make sure you have adequate time to yourself to have some fun, feel the spirit, and enjoy in the moment—you have to have off time too. 

The next month will be full of movement, as Venus moves into your 11th house on November 1st. Even as you take on more responsibilities at work, or maybe because of how heavy they feel right now, you want to go out and make new connections—feel the spontaneity and fun of life again. 


Take this igniting energy and turn it into something fruitful on the New Moon in Scorpio on October 27th. You can share your insights into your own emotional practice in the form of a healing modality, ability to listen, or offering of support to someone who is in need now. 

We end the month with Halloween night! Should you participate, or should you stay in? And what is the appropriate costume to wear? Because Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio on October 31st, you may be overthinking it a bit too much. Figure out how to participate (or not!) in a way that feels adventurous and fun. Perhaps try something new—if you feel overwhelmed by the expectations, have some friends over for a scary movie night. 

Venus moves into your 10th house on November 1st, so look for an opportunity to expand your business or make a connection that can inspire some interest in your career. Perhaps a project of your will finally get the recognition it deserves, or you’ll meet someone with an opportunity you just can’t resist. 

Celia Sagastume

Celia Sagastume is a first generation trans latinx babe living in the in Bay Area, California. With a master's degree in social cognition, and an astrology practice that's been active for 7 years, Sagas combines keen research and scientific inquiry with astrological intuition and resonance. For daily astrology posts, personal readings, or birth chart reports, visit astrosagas.com

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