Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
This week marks the start of Scorpio season, a refreshed solar cycle that will offer a significant shift in energy in contrast to lighthearted Libra season. There will be more room for transformation and reinvention during this four-week cycle to coincide with the shifting elements. In true Scorpio fashion, it’s time to enter the depths of your desires which, in relation to travel, means thinking about what you’ve missed most and making moves to get there.
December 22 – January 19
Clarity arrives on 20 October during the annual full moon in Aries, putting a spotlight on your home and sense of place. If you’re uprooting or thinking of giving your home an autumnal reset, try these subtle hotel-esque design flourishes to harness this lunar lift.
January 20 – February 18
You could be feeling more daring than usual when the sun enters Scorpio on 23 October. This solar shift inspires you to unearth your innermost feelings at work. Learn how to be purposeful in your endeavours in CF’s latest podcast episode featuring the inimitable Anne-Marie Curtis.
February 19 – March 20
The emotional intensity of this week’s full moon and solar shift in Scorpio is a reminder to take things in moderation. It’s a good time to focus on inner healing and intense soul-searching. Live your best bohemian life in Ibiza to regain composure and replenish your spiritual side.
March 21 – April 19
This week’s potent moonbeams act as a powerful reminder to listen to your impulses before acting on them. Scorpio season will be emotionally challenging and equally rewarding if you begin setting boundaries now. Immerse yourself in nature and get ready to slip into life at a slower pace.
April 20 – May 20
The October full moon has a restorative influence that could impact your habits for the better. Remember: new season, new beginnings. If you can find a way to implement some R&R into your daily routine, Scorpio season will be a balm. agua in London is the place you want to retreat to for some solo escapism.
May 21 – June 20
You can look forward to a restful few weeks with the sun entering Scorpio on 23 October. This week’s full moon in Aries is worth jotting down in your diary for a monthly check-in. A workcation could be on the cards during this period with work and pleasure in close communion.
June 21 – July 22
Your creativity will be thriving with the sun entering Scorpio. Though emotional, this is a pleasurable astrological period bursting with moments of healing and glorious introspection. So much so, you could be tempted to take flight. An off-grid countryside retreat in Menorca has a certain ring to it.
July 23 – August 22
Scorpio season will be emotionally challenging but it will also be mysterious, emotional, seductive, and sensual. You can channel the latter with a romantic pit stop in Lake Como. Villa Lario is the perfect hideaway for a romantic escape, bringing necessary change after a period of staying put.
August 23 – September 22
Your values are put into question when the sun enters Scorpio this week. Whether it’s financial freedom you’re seeking or more time to tend to your passion projects, you will feel an urge to be upfront. A change of scene to somewhere wild and whimsical fits the bill during the mystical full moon.
September 23 – October 22
There will be a powerful and intense full moon in Aries this week shining down on your partnerships. The start of Scorpio season will be an entry point into the deepest depths of your emotions and you’ll be focusing your energy on moments of intimacy. Spice things up with a museum-like staycation and make an effort to look the part.
October 23 – November 21
Happy solar return, Scorpio! You are sensual and enigmatic at the best of times. When the sun enters your sign this week, there’s no denying your intense magnetism and insatiable air of mystery. Let the frivolities and party planning commence with Fiona Leahy’s elaborate tablescaping techniques at the ready.
November 22 – December 21
This week you are feeling extra hardworking and unafraid thanks to the potent Aries full moon. There’s room for deep healing when the sun enters Scorpio on 23 October. Spend some time in solitude during this four-week solar cycle to rest up ahead of your birthday season shenanigans next month.