Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

Happy new moon in Scorpio! This new moon falls on October 30. Scorpio has a reputation for being the spookiest sign of the zodiac, but that’s only because it’s the rock ’n’ roll sign. Scorpio’s domain of attraction, money, and power is heavy stuff, to be sure. Luckily this is also the sign of transformation—it knows how to turn those dark materials into pure gold. Under this new moon, you’re doing alchemy on your life. If you’re slogging through potentially treacherous terrain, this energy will help you manifest whatever you need to make it through the mire.

Halloween is a festival known by many names to many different cultures. For modern witches, it’s Samhain, a revival of the ancient Celtic fire festival in which celebrants built bonfires and partied with spirits. You might have heard your witch friends saying, “The veil is thin,” referring to the belief that spells and readings are more potent now. You certainly don’t have to, but if you’re curious, this is the best time of the whole year to try your hand at something magical!

At the moment of the new moon, Lady Luna is exact on Mercury in Scorpio, the zodiac’s detective. Expect this weekend and upcoming week to have a very secretive vibe. If someone’s holding out on you, trust that it’s in your own best interest. The moon is also in sync with mystic Neptune in Scorpio’s sister sign of Pisces. Scorpio and Pisces, both water signs, are powerful intuitives, each in their own way. Don’t take anything personally; instead, use both signs’ empathic abilities to strike a compromise by the end of the weekend.

So are you ready to see what mysteries the stars have in store for you?

Aries (March 21–April 19)

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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Pisces (February 19–March 20)