Your October Love Horoscopes Are Here
(March 21 to April 19)
You can collage your hypothetical perfect boyfriend in your head but nothing's going to happen in the love department until you do something productive with yourself in the meantime too. It isn't fair, after all, to put all these imaginary demands on your future guy if you aren't working on being your best YOU. Pick a skill—any skill—and work your way towards getting better at it. Whether it leads to love or not, you'll end up with loving yourself and that's really what matters this month.
(April 20 to May 20)
If you've been slacking on the love front, you're going to need to get your act together this month. The relationship you're in is slipping into a humdrum rut because both of you haven't been paying attention to each other. Watch out for subtle signs and signals that he may be sending—learn to read between the lines and then open the lines of communication. Inspect your own actions and figure out whether your actions have been hinting at something going on beneath the surface.
(May 21 to June 20)
Ease up on yourself and your take on love, dear Gemini. This month it's time to let go of all the boundaries, rules and preconceived notions so you have room to breathe a little. Have you been too stringent about the kind of relationship you want to be in? It may do you some good to color outside the lines and experience what it’s like to live and love outside the box. If you've got a particular type, now's the time to open your eyes and try going out with someone who doesn't fit your perfect picture. He may surprise you.
(June 21 to July 22)
We all need a good cry sometimes. This month is time to just feel all the emotions—especially the ones we try to hide or escape because they don't make us feel too good. It isn't about self-pity or feeling sorry for yourself—it's about the process of catharsis. Give yourself the benefit of feeling the transformative effects of defeat and loss in love, so that you can prep yourself for better times. Remember, the best songs, movies, stories are shaped out of heartbreak. Your resolution is coming soon.
(July 23 to August 22)
When we're deep in the throes of infatuation, we can get caught up in the littlest details. It can be super invigorating to obsess over whether you'll see him at your cousin's seatmate's house party on Friday night, or whether he will or won't reply to the kind of flirty text you may or may not send to him. October invites you to step away from the fine print and consider the milestones you've made in your love life. You've already come a long way—don't forget that.
(August 23 to September 22)
This month is asking you to talk better, interact better, listen better. Love and relationships just won't get to the next level if you're not able to open the lines of communication. Finding your crush hard to read? Learn to speak his language and give him a chance to talk to you. Things getting messy with the boyfriend? Don't ignore all that's been left unsaid and give yourselves a chance to talk it out. You can stay in your quiet little corner as long as you want, but it won't guarantee that love will grow.
(September 23 to October 22)
What hasn't been working out for you, Libra? You can't just keep laying the blame on the Universe or on the "fact" that no one likes you (that's impossible, by the way) or on the difficulties of a long distance relationship (whether the separation is across oceans or across the stretch of EDSA). Own up to your missteps and misconceptions and change will come. You just need to shuffle things around for the gears of your life to start turning. Just a little tweak will usher the love you've been wanting into your life.
(October 23 to November 21)
Put yourself out there, Scorpio—that's all there is. There's a tiny chance that the guy you've been liking since forever will notice you in your little corner even if you've never met him before, but imagine how exponential the chances of becoming his friend will be if you actually added him on Facebook or got yourself an intro. You have the potential to work that spotlight, if only you take the opportunity. You can sweep him off his feet just by being yourself, if you only give yourself the chance to do it.
(November 22 to December 21)
We all have to give a bit of ourselves in order for love to happen. Big risk, big reward. The thing with you, Sagittarius, is you've been going all out on the risks, leaving very little for yourself. There needs to be a fine line between how much of your heart you give to others and how much of it you keep to yourself—if you let him have everything all too soon, you may just get your heart trampled on unnecessarily. Consider the importance of self-preservation this month. A bit of self-protection won't hurt.
(December 22 to January 19)
It's time to get a little more playful when it comes to your love life. The set-up your friend is trying to arrange may make you feel a little bit iffy, but what could you possibly lose at a group hang on a Saturday night? Cut yourself some slack when it comes to love and decide to take even just one little risk this month. Call in a friend to support you so you're not going at it alone (double date, maybe?). The point is to shake things up just enough so you have a little more fun. You deserve it.
(January 20 to February 18)
There is no perfect person for you and that's okay. If the guy you've been dating has an annoying habit of picking food off your plate and you're considering ending the whole thing because of it, this month urges you to please think twice. Then again, if you've noticed that your boyfriend has been getting extra close to his best girl friend lately then that's something of a red flag. Know the difference between something you can let go and something you shouldn't.
(February 19 to March 20)
You're so easy to get along with and that's what your guy likes about you. But it can get monotonous when he's doing all the planning and you just constantly say yes-yes-yes every time. This October, stir things up by taking the lead. Tell him about the new café you want to check out. If you've always wanted to try go-karts, let him know. Asserting yourself can be so empowering in or out of a relationship. If you're single, don't make being the first to call, message or text a big deal. The stars give you permission to do it.