4 Zodiac Signs Most Affected By The October New Moon

Hang on, it's about to get bumpy.

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These four zodiac signs will be the most affected by the October new moon.
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Change is in the air, star babes. The new moon rises on Oct. 14, 2023 at 1:55 p.m. ET (10:55 a.m. PT) in romantic Libra, heralding ample opportunities for growth and renewal. It also doubles as a solar eclipse. The result? The time is ripe to evaluate our yclose partnernships. Do they align with your values? In particular, four zodiac signs will be most affected by October’s new moon. They’re in for an intense ride as they confront how these connections keep them stagnant.

In astrology, new moons are a time for rest and resetting the clock. But eclipses have a tendency to bring your deepest emotions to the surface. They can be vulnerable moments. Because this lunation occurs in Libra, you’ll strive to find balance and harmony — even if you need to ruffle a few feathers to ultimately achieve peace.

This time “has a potent, but bittersweet, energy around partnerships, collaborations, teamwork, and contractual agreements,” astrologer Ryan Marquardt says. “All kinds of relationships are up for change now.”

Those who feel this lunation the most may experience confrontations and even falling-outs. Read on to find out if you’re one of the zodiac signs most affected by October’s new moon solar eclipse — and if you are, how to fully embody Libra’s strengths to put out those troubling fires.

Aries Zodiac Signs

April 20 - May 20

The pressure is on, Aries. “You’ll be hyper-aware of your own insecurities and the ways [you] might be holding [yourself] back from healthy relationships,” Marquardt says.

This lunation shines a particularly harsh spotlight on your friendships. New bonds may suffer. You might notice your own shadow qualities — the elements of your personality you might be ashamed of or in denial about — mirrored back to you by others. Acknowledge the ways in which you need to grow.

Cancer Zodiac Signs

June 21 - July 22

This eclipse is hitting home, Cancer — literally. You’ll crave solo time to process emotions that seemingly arrive out of nowhere. This lunation lays the groundwork for “deep contemplation and heartfelt conversations,” Marquardt says.

There’s potential to grow and start fresh, but first, you’ll need to clear out blockages in your home and family life. There may be a tug of war between your private identity and public persona, but if you do some deep self-reflection now, you’ll find a more harmonious work/life balance in the long run.

Libra Zodiac Signs

Sept. 23 - Oct. 22

Prepare for a major cosmic awakening, Libra. You’ll feel an urge to “redefine your self-image and personal narrative,” Marquardt says. Don’t take other people’s feedback or criticism too personally — focus on uplifting yourself instead.

While you might face a bumpy road ahead, the position of the South Node (which represents your past) fosters fateful circumstances. These stumbles are necessary for your personal evolution.

Capricorn Zodiac Signs

Dec. 22 - Jan. 19

You’ve always put your career first, Capricorn — but now it’s time to take a step back. This eclipse will demonstrate the consequences of a miscalibrated work-life balance. Even though your relationships with your boss and colleagues might seem more important than ever these days, “[your] heart doesn’t seem interested in working right now,” Marquardt says.

Follow that instinct. When you’re working, persevere through challenges; you’ll reach the finish line eventually. And when you’re off the clock, lean into self-care, even if relaxation typically feels like pulling teeth. Soon, you might have an easier time finding peace and comfort at home.


Ryan Marquardt, astrologer

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