By Valerie Mesa
Fall is in full swing, and the all-powerful sun’s journey through charming Libra puts the emphasis on relationships through the month of October. Your dating life is set to shift as romantic Venus makes its debut in detail-oriented Virgo on October 8, meaning that everything from your values to how you show love will likely become more grounded. This is a great period to schedule in some quality time with your Bumble crush.
On October 12, warrior-like Mars will enter taboo-loving Scorpio, adding a layer of intensity to your love life which could be as polarizing as it is transformative. This all-or-nothing transit can be the root of jealousy and obsession, so keep this in mind when making decisions, exploring your feelings, and observing the behaviors of others on dates. But if you’d like to harness its transformative power, be sure to follow your intuition when it comes to your desires as it’ll help you become more assertive.
The last eclipse season of 2023 kicks off on October 14 with a solar eclipse in Libra, followed by a lunar eclipse in Taurus on October 28. Eclipses serve as catalysts for change, and while in Venus-ruled signs such as Libra and Taurus, there’s greater emphasis on your relationships, stability, and value systems. During these periods, ask yourself: What type of romantic connections are you ready for and willing to invest in?
Wondering what the stars have in store for your love life this October? Read on for both your and your Bumble crush’s sun and rising signs.
Your aggressive planetary ruler, Mars, enters smoldering Scorpio and your eighth house of intimate unions on October 12, heightening everything from your carnal instincts to your desire for power and control. You’re prone to acting strategically as opposed to authentically under the influence of this transit, so try to not lose sight of the bigger picture when it comes to your relationship goals. Fortunately, with communicative Mercury in your partnership sector until October 22, you’ll have an opportunity to partake in more in-depth conversations with your Bumble crush, even if things start off slowly. Don’t be afraid to ask more profound questions on your date to really get to know your match.
October could be spicy for you, Taurus. On the 8th, your romantic ruler, Venus, will make its debut in Virgo and land in your fifth house of love and passion. Harness this alluring and magnetic energy by flirting with your Bumble matches or sending Compliments to the profiles that interest you! You can also use this energy for reflection: What makes you feel confident and attractive? What are you hoping to manifest in your love life? Powerhouse Pluto governs your seventh house of relationships, and it’ll station direct on October 10, followed by assertive Mars entering this area of your chart on October 12. Expect conversations with your matches to go from zero to 100 during this time, especially when it comes to passions and desires.
If you catch yourself being more flirtatious than usual in October, this isn’t a coincidence, Gemini. On top of having the sun energizing your fifth house of love and passion, your savvy planetary ruler, Mercury, will enter harmony-seeking Libra on October 4. Got your eye on a particular Bumble match? This coquettish Mercury transit makes you all the more curious and receptive to getting to know them on a deeper level. Don’t hesitate to take the lead, as you’re very much in your element this month. This is exaggerated by the solar eclipse in Libra on October 14: it’ll help you be honest with yourself and clarify your dating goals.
Love planet Venus slips into analytical Virgo and your third house of communication on October 8, so your phone may be buzzing with new Bumble matches. This will fuel your desire for mentally stimulating connections, so take a closer look at your Bumble matches to work out who could really ignite the conversation. Mars will enter Scorpio and your playful fifth house of seduction on the 5th, charging your romantic desires and inspiring you to prioritize passion and pleasure in your dating life. Also, with Mercury and the sun entering this area of your chart on the 22nd and 23rd, there will be no taming your yearning for a romantic connection.
You’re shifting your approach to the dating process, Leo. This is all thanks to your celestial ruler, the sun, revitalizing your third house of communication and mental stimulation which will bring fresh perspective to your love life. And with savvy Mercury making its debut in Libra and this area of your chart on October 4, you can expect there to be more clarity when it comes to next steps, especially for those of you in the process of getting to know your Bumble match better. Messaging back and forth with your crush has never felt so good! This calm energy continues when charming Venus enters Virgo and your second house of stability on October 8, followed by a solar eclipse in Libra on the 14th. You’re no longer willing to negotiate your values for someone who can’t meet you half-way.
Your energy is drawing everyone in this month, Virgo. With seductive Venus making its debut in your sign, it’s the perfect time to get swiping on Bumble. While you’re at it, why not refresh your profile, or perhaps take a few new photos to upload? Venus heightens everything from your sensuality to your sophisticated charm, so don’t hesitate to put yourself out there. Assertive Mars will enter ravishing Scorpio and your communication sector on the 12th, giving you all the more reason to take the lead. This transit can intensify your exchanges, and help you to see through any superficial first impressions on a date.
Mercury will join the sun in your sign on October 4, which is equivalent to the cosmos handing you a megaphone. This is an excellent time to open up to your Bumble crush and communicate your feelings and deeper values. This couldn’t be more timely with your planetary ruler, Venus, entering Virgo and your 12th house of closure on October 8. Is there a relationship you’re ready to leave in the past? Have you been sacrificing yourself for the sake of a connection? Use this time to make sure you’ve said all you need to say, and look towards the solar eclipse in your sign on the 14th which marks a turning point in your personal life.
Your birthday’s around the corner, and there’s so much for you to look forward to, Scorpio. Harmony-seeking Venus will cross into Virgo and your 11th house of social media on October 8. This adds a layer of charm to your messaging skills, so your Bumble connections will reap the benefits of this Venusian energy. Your modern ruler, Pluto, will also come out of retrograde on the 10th, which will help you take your power back. Ask yourself: How has my perspective on dating evolved in the last six months? What do I really want? Warrior-like Mars will also debut in your sign on the 12th, fueling everything from your libido to your levels of assertion. You mean business in October.
With Venus making its debut in Virgo and your public 10th house of reputation on the 8th this month, it’s the perfect time to celebrate your wins, Sagittarius. Show off your achievements on your Bumble profile by including that pic of you running a race or the one of you in action on stage. You’ll also want to take advantage of Mercury joining the sun in Libra on the 4th, as both of these planets will energize and revitalize your 11th house of community and friendship. Whether in-person or via your Bumble app, consider this an opportunity to explore your options, and connect with like-minded individuals you could see yourself dating.
You’re known for being one of the more sophisticated and traditional signs in the zodiac, Capricorn. And with Mercury joining the sun in your 10th house of authority on the 4th, you may see yourself being drawn to Bumble crushes who match that mature energy this month. Romantic Venus will also enter Virgo and your ninth house of exploration on the 8th, fuelling your desire for dates with people who have an adventurous streak. Closing out the month, a lunar eclipse on October 28 could shake your love life up in a big way, as it will ignite your fifth house of passion and dating. Expect a new-found value system when it comes to romance, and your self-expression.
With both Mercury and the sun energizing your ninth house of “bigger picture” themes, you’re feeling open-minded and ready to really get to know your Bumble match, Aquarius. This is especially beneficial if you’ve recently struggled to understand your crush’s point of view on some topics. Take a look at how you can meet each other halfway without losing sight of your respective values. Love planet Venus will then slip into Virgo and your eighth house of one-to-one exchanges on October 8, shifting your focus from playful and optimistic to realistic and emotionally-charged. Reflect on whether your current connections are really right for you and if they’re worth pursuing.
This month, the sun and Mercury are charging up your eighth house of emotional investments and shared resources, so don’t be surprised if you’re feeling as though you want to discuss your future with your Bumble match. When Venus slips into Virgo and your relationship sector on October 8, you’ll feel even more driven to have conversations around commitment and compromise. With these chats, you’ll want to be extra mindful of Mars’s debut in Scorpio on the 12th. This transit will not only intensify the passion behind your desires for the future, but also any upset towards your match if they’re not on the same page. Remember to lead with kindness and patience.