Your Oct. 16 Weekly Horoscope Is Presenting a Celestial Battle of Wills
There’s a major focus on bringing balance to personal and professional connections right now, and it’s all thanks to the sun’s journey through amicable Libra. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to reconnect with a loved one or perhaps commit to a new work arrangement, you’re in luck as your Oct. 16 weekly horoscope is presenting you with an opportunity to move forward and commit to a plan of action.
The week begins with the moon glimmering through its sign of rulership, Cancer, where you’re encouraged to tune into your innermost feelings and what brings you a sense of emotional security. Then, the sun and Venus will connect with go-getter Mars in a sweet trine on Oct. 17 and 18. This breezy synergy is fuelled by the intellectual and socially conscious air element, which benefits communication and productivity.
Expect significant transformation and energetic breakthroughs on Oct. 19 and 20, as the sun and Venus make will oppose cathartic Pluto. Put it this way: the sun and Venus in Libra are striving for balance and harmony, but Pluto in Capricorn is destroying traditions that are no longer in alignment with your highest good. Capricorn has everything to do with themes surrounding your sense of career, suggesting that you may make a big decision around professional commitments or plans. To top it off, Mercury will be sitting directly across from the wounded healer, Chiron, highlighting exchanges and relationship dynamics that aren’t in balance with your individual truth. This celestial battle of wills could cause some discord between you and a significant other, but the overall discomfort is both illuminating and necessary.
If you’re wondering what this week has in store for you, read on for your weekly horoscope for Oct. 16 through Oct. 22, according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign. To see what to expect from the whole month, check out your October horoscope, and to get the vibe for the rest of the year, look at your 2022 horoscope as well.
Aries (March 21–April 19) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
If you and a significant other aren’t seeing eye to eye, things will start to become more clear as the week progresses, Aries. For instance, you could experience an emotional disconnect with a friend, lover, or family member on Oct. 16 (thanks to the moon’s square to Mercury), but this contradicting synergy is challenging you to acknowledge your own emotions while also holding space for someone else’s perspective.
Then, in the next few days, the sun and Venus will connect with your celestial ruler, Mars, in an invigorating trine. Mars is sizzling through your third house of communication, making you as eager and as passionate as ever to collect the necessary info needed to move forward with your plan of action. And with the justice-seeking essence of the sun and Venus in your relationship sector, conversations will flow with ease, helping you come to a healthy compromise. Warning: if you’ve been consciously or unconsciously going out of your way to remain in control, the sun–Venus’s square to Pluto on Oct. 19 and 20 will trigger the necessary changes, with or without your consent.
Taurus (April 20–May 20) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
Getting organized never felt so good, Taurus. The week of Oct. 16 could begin on a moody note, but it’s nothing you can’t fix. The moon will face off with Mercury, challenging you to find a healthy balance between emotionally charged convos and the harmony you wish to maintain in your day-to-day life – but the more pressure you apply and the more you resist, the more difficult it will become. Don’t forget to hold space for yourself and those around you, even if it gets in the way of your usual routine. Things will begin to flow sooner than you think, so trust the process.
Fortunately, the sun and your ruler, Venus, will trine assertive Mars on Oct. 17 and 18, which will present you with the necessary clarity and forward momentum you need to regain your overall sense of stability. Maybe it’s a delayed paycheck that finally processes or perhaps a new work gig with fabulous compensation. Either way, don’t be afraid to speak up if need be. Then, the sun and Venus will be challenged by transformative Pluto on Oct. 19 and 20, creating tension between the opportunities being presented to you vs. the shadowy parts of your belief systems. What’s holding you back from saying yes?
Gemini (May 21–June 20) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
Does meeting someone halfway require compromising your sense of security, Gemini? You could be feeling drawn to a lover or creative venture and yet not feeling 100 percent sure about pursuing this new opportunity. Either way, if you’re all up in your head on Oct. 16, don’t be discouraged. On the contrary, this is all thanks to a tricky square between the moon and your planetary ruler, Mercury, as it’s challenging you to trust yourself and open your mind to a different POV. Things will feel easier as the week progresses, so hang tight.
On Oct. 17 and 18, while glimmering through Libra and your romantic fifth house of self-expression, the sun and Venus will join forces with Mars in your sign, bringing clarity and insight to your personal life. Your perspective is shifting, and this is helping you look on the bright side of things, as opposed to dwelling on the fear of failure. As always, truth requires a certain amount of courage, and the cathartic square between the sun and Venus with Pluto on Oct. 19 and 20 will likely challenge you to make some long overdue changes in the process. For instance, it may be time to confront the darker parts of your intimate unions and reflect on what’s inhibiting you from merging with another mind, body, and soul.
Cancer (June 21–July 22) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
You’re redefining your sacred space, Cancer. The week of Oct. 16 could begin with a bit of frustration, as the moon squares off with Mercury, creating friction between your desire to go inward and keep to yourself vs. tending to other people’s needs, whether it’s a close relative or someone you live with. Either way, this is bringing forth the opportunity to speak your truth without losing sight of a significant other’s POV in the process. Between Oct. 17 and 18, both the sun and Venus will form a harmonious trine to Mars, which will take the mental weight off and ease some of the inner tension you’ve been experiencing as of late.
On that note, if you’ve been consciously repressing something or sweeping the truth under the rug, things could be brought to the surface midweek. After clearing the air, the sun and Venus will go head to head with transformative Pluto on Oct. 19 and 20. This will not only illuminate the dark side of a significant partnership but also challenge you to make an important decision. Tread carefully: manipulation, power struggles, and ego trips are likely during this time.
Leo (July 23–Aug. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
This week, you’re reconnecting with those who genuinely have your best interest in mind, Leo. The moon’s square to Mercury on Oct. 16 may leave you feeling discouraged, but don’t let it inhibit you from interesting collaborations and insightful discussions. Really, the cosmos is encouraging you to open up; what may seem like a vulnerability to you could turn out to be more relatable than you realize.
Then on Oct. 17 and 18, the sun and Venus will join forces with go-getter Mars in your 11th house of friendship and individual freedom. Whether it’s through a mutual friend or social media, doors of opportunity are opening in your favor this week – but it’s up to you to walk through them. More importantly, the sun and Venus will be facing off with transformative Pluto on Oct. 19 and 20, which can be both uncomfortable and deeply illuminating. This could have something to do with your daily routine and the people you connect with on a regular basis. More specifically, however, if there are downsides to these people or practices, they’ll be brought to your attention.
Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
Don’t put so much pressure on yourself when it comes to making the “right” impression, Virgo. The week of Oct. 16 begins with a bit of conflicting energy, as the moon will square off with your celestial ruler, Mercury, creating tension between your sense of self-worth and the intuitive longing to put yourself out there. This could be in a professional environment or perhaps towards a romantic interest you in your social sphere. Others of you could feel emotionally attached to the perception of family and friends, as opposed to honoring your individual values. If you choose yourself, the rest of the week will be incredibly rewarding.
Then, on Oct. 17 and 18, the sun and Venus will form a harmonious trine to go-getter Mars in your 10th house of authority. Are you ready to take your power back and reconnect with those who genuinely fulfill you? If this isn’t a romantic opportunity where you’re inspired to take the lead, then you may ask a superior for that promotion. Do keep in mind, the shadowy parts of your value systems could be brought to light on Oct. 19 and 20, when the sun and Venus square off with cathartic Pluto. Relationships stemming from a place of greed or superficiality are no exception.
Libra (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
The cosmos is urging you to stand up for what’s right, Libra. On Oct. 16, during the moon’s journey through Cancer and your 10th house of reputation, the moon will face off with Mercury in your sign. Conflict of interest? Perhaps, but this discomfort is simply challenging you to step out of your comfort zone when it comes to your sense of authority and public persona.
Fortunately, the sun and Venus will join forces with go-getter Mars in your expansive ninth house of worldly pursuits and belief systems on Oct. 17 and 18. Are you ready to explore other horizons? This is a wonderful aspect for spreading awareness and relaying your message to the masses. Maybe it’s a travel vlog you’ve recently launched or a study-abroad program you’ve been contemplating. The good news is, there will be clear, forward momentum on your goals and dreams. Then, the sun and Venus will be challenged by transformative Pluto on Oct. 18 and 19, and you’ll be encouraged to speak your truth and create your own foundation. What outdated belief systems are you holding onto? Is there a particular outlook that’s inhibiting your personal and professional growth?
Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
What are you hyper-focusing on behind the scenes, Scorpio? The week of Oct. 16 could start off a bit rocky, but it’s not the end of the world. With the moon glimmering through your outspoken ninth house and Mercury keeping secrets behind the scenes, it may just be easier to rip off the bandage and say what’s on your mind. Fortunately, the tension will start to fade in the next few days, as the sun and Venus will form a harmonious trine to fiery Mars in your intimate eighth house of collaborations. This intriguing synergy could feel like a subliminal hotline between you and a crush.
The same goes for those of you who have been seeking insight into a significant relationship. Whether personally or professionally, it’s time to come to terms with what this is: a situationship or the real deal? Then, the sun and Venus will form a challenging square to your modern ruler, Pluto, on Oct 19 and 20, which is where things can get tricky. If you’ve been consciously withholding information for the sake of staying in control or perhaps spending too much time overthinking past events, the cosmos is here to tell you that the jig is up.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
Too close for comfort, Sagittarius? Setting boundaries isn’t always comfortable, but it’s necessary. On Oct. 16, while wandering through your intimate eighth house, the moon will face off with Mercury in your freedom-loving social sector. Maybe you prefer to keep things private or between you and a significant other as opposed to shouting it from the rooftops and sharing it with your family and friends. Whatever the case may be, this aspect is challenging you to set the record straight and do what’s right for you. This could be an ongoing theme throughout the week.
On Oct. 17 and 18, the sun and Venus will join forces with Mars in your relationship sector, making your social interactions, professional exchanges, and general commitments all the more amicable and approachable. This is a wonderful aspect for insightful communication and opportunities to come down the grapevine. Still, there’s some work to do, as the sun–Venus will face off with powerhouse Pluto on October 19 and 20, which is where the shadow side of your value systems could come up for review. This could also include financial collaborations and discussions you’ve been avoiding.
Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
It’s not your job to make everyone happy, Capricorn. If you feel indebted to a significant other because you’re preoccupied with your professional commitments, this could be an imbalance you’re being encouraged to work on during the moon’s square to Mercury on Oct. 16. Luckily, you’ll have plenty to look forward to on Oct. 17 and 18, when the sun and Venus form a productive trine to Mars in your sixth house of daily routines. You’re being called to take the lead and get the ball rolling when it comes to your day-to-day devotions.
On a more challenging note, the sun and Venus will be at odds with Pluto in your sign on Oct. 19 and 20, creating friction between your desire to remain in the driver’s seat vs. your desire to meet the expectations of your superiors and authority figures. Power struggles, control issues, or manipulative tactics could be brought to light at this time. No need to be afraid, but definitely recognize where you’re consciously or unconsciously causing discord for the sake of having your way.
Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
Change of plans, Aquarius? The week of Oct. 16 could start on a stressful note, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. While bringing emotional emphasis to your sixth house of daily rituals, the moon will face off with Mercury in your ninth house of adventure. Don’t let mundane expectations stop you from exploring other horizons and connecting with kindred spirits at a distance from you.
The good news is you’ll likely catch a well-deserved break between Oct. 17 and 18 as the sun and Venus form a harmonious trine to sizzling Mars in your fifth house of love, passion, and self-expression. Whether it shows up in your professional or love life, this breezy synergy is equivalent to a breath of fresh air. It will not only open your mind to infinite possibilities but also present you with the info and motivation you need to take the necessary risks. Then, the sun and Venus will be challenged by shadowy Pluto on Oct. 19 and 20, which could continue to test your faith. If there’s something stifling you from venturing into the unknown or considering a different POV in your personal and professional partnerships, it could be brought to your attention under these transformative skies.
Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20) Weekly Horoscope For Oct. 16, 2022
If you and a significant other aren’t on the same page, don’t let this be a burden to your relationship, Pisces. For instance, during the moon’s journey through your fifth house of self-expression, it will face off with Mercury in your eighth house of intimacy. Are you being honest with yourself and with others? Instead of keeping your desires to yourself, the cosmos is urging you to communicate with honesty, whether or not it challenges your prior commitments. The truth will set you free indeed.
Then, you’re in luck, as the next few days will bring a harmonious energy flow you can’t ignore. With the sun and Venus glimmering through Libra, you’re feeling called to meet others halfway. This, combined with Mars’s desire to connect and collaborate, could be incredibly beneficial to your committed unions. Some of you may decide to move in with a significant other, while others of you harness this synergy in terms of productivity. No one likes to deal with paperwork, but right now, you have what you need to get the job done. Finally, you’ll want to be mindful of the sun’s and Venus’s square to Pluto on Oct. 19 and 20, as it could challenge you to confront the dark sides of your aspirations, future goals, and sense of belonging in the world.