It’s finally fall, all ye who have yearned for sweater weather! The air is crisp, the seasons are changing, and the entire cosmos is poised to shift in your favor.
Your destiny is in your hands — how will you determine your fate? Illuminate your path with VinePair’s October 2018 drinks horoscope.
Aries: Blonde Ale
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Have you been feeling unrecognized lately, darling Aries? You’ve been hustling for all of 2018 and a little recognition from the universe would go a long way. Don’t be modest this month — if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Celebrate your accomplishments in high style and find your fun by going blonde this season. Crisp, refreshing blonde ales are often underappreciated, but their subtlety is what makes them things of beauty. Sound familiar? *wink*
Taurus: Austrian Zweigelt
The full moon on Oct. 24 won’t just signal an opportunity for introspective illumination. It’s a blood moon, which indicates the time to hunt is nigh. This is going to be the most auspicious time to visualize your goals for the rest of the year and begin to pursue them. Whether you chase career opportunities or nurture your relationships is up to you, but remember that only one goal can command your full attention. Let the world clarify what path you should forage with a few splashes of red wine, like this versatile Austrian Zweigelt.
Gemini: Japanese Single Malt Whisky
The coming weeks are poised to be absolutely dynamite for you, gregarious Geminis! The hot summer has cooled off but you’re still as fiery as ever. Don’t let your social life cool down; this is the time for you to RSVP “yes” to as many occasions as you can. This can lead to unexpected open doors and opportunities of a sensual nature. Keep things sultry by putting on a vintage jazz record, dimming the lights, and pouring two fingers of smooth Japanese single malt whisky. Who knows where October nights may take you?
Cancer: Belgian Tripel
The moon is in the driver’s seat this month, collaborative Cancers, which means you may be in for a wild ride. Grab a hunk of milky-white moonstone to help channel your intentions (especially during both eclipses) and to avoid losing your connection with Earth. Things are going to move fast these next few weeks, but don’t get swept away in the chaos. Slow things down just enough with a luscious Belgian tripel. It dances the line between calm and wild — the perfect spot for you to dwell.
Family and relationships need to be your focus over the next few weeks to avoid feeling adrift, sweet Leos. Consider extending an invitation to gather around the first week of October and try to connect with an old friend by mid-month. These types of thoughtful gestures can pay big dividends in the karma department, of which you’re in danger of running low. If you find yourself lacking motivation, shake things up with a bubbly Mojito. Nothing says festive like this classic cocktail, and it’s likely to give you the jolt you need to reach out to that one friend you’re overdue on texting.
Jupiter is racing through the skies on your behalf, gorgeous Virgos, and her good vibes are resonating with you! October is going to be a wonderful month for you to pursue scholarly interests. Pop into your local library or (finally) press play on that history podcast you’ve had in your queue for way too long. However you decide to stimulate your cerebrum, rest assured that late in the month will be a fortuitous time to flex those brain muscles. Need a little help opening your mind? A bit of absinthe should do the trick.
Libra: Pinot Gris
The Orionids Meteor Shower is the cosmos’ way of celebrating YOU, marvelous Libras! The skies shimmer and sparkle in your honor and it’s prime time for you to reflect their beauty. Don’t let the moon dampen your shine; Venus is in your corner making sure your look is fiiire. This month is an opportune time to shake up your routine. Your habits have worked for you fine, but why not put a twist on things? Try an Australian Pinot Gris, instead of the French version. Same great grape, but with a fresh outlook that may be the inspiration you need.
Scorpio: Dark & Stormy
Your sign is led by Uranus at Opposition this month, and the blue-green planet will radiate in the heavens at the cusp. Though you may strain to observe its brilliance, it’s worth noting that sometimes the most beautiful views are shrouded in mystery. It’s up to you to pierce the darkness this month, and turbulence may cloud your judgement. Lean into the discord rather than fight it with a tumultuous Dark & Stormy. It could just be the contradictory catalyst you need to go with the flow.
After the 14th, the vast majority of the planets will be in forward momentum, setting the stage for the rest of the month for you self-confident Sagittarians. If you’ve been hesitating on a big decision or change, this will be the month for you to grab life by the hand and go for it, Thelma and Louise-style. However, how you land is up to the universe, so stay grounded until you’re ready to take the plunge. Keeping things light with a sessionable kolsch will keep your mind sharp and aura clear until the time is right.
Capricorn: Long Island Iced Tea
New moon, new month, new you! October 9th’s celestial event will shed light on what’s to come, so take your eyes to the skies to see what’s in store. The next few weeks may have you feeling as though you’re being pulled in too many directions (thanks a lot, Saturn and Mercury), so you have two choices. One: Stay sober as a judge and take a hands-off approach to your future. Two: Dive in headfirst and go full tilt with the most ridiculously outrageous drink out there — the Long Island Iced Tea. Come to think of it, option No. 2 sounds like a heck of a lot more fun, so our advice is: “Bottoms up!”
Aquarius: Italian Cabernet
The first 10 days of October are going to be cosmically hectic for you, Aquarians. Not only is your ruler planet Uranus in forward motion, so are most of the other planets. The lunar eclipse is just another aspect ready to make you feel stressed, but all these elements don’t have to spell disaster. Approach issues with poise and grace, and you’re likely to come out ahead. A bottle of Italian Cabernet is the ideal way to de-escalate the galaxy’s aggression, so pop a bottle and let the chillaxing begin.
‘Tis the season to get creative, you ingenious Pisces! The beginning of October brings the Draconids Meteor Shower, which stands to shower you with inspiration. Use the ideas you cultivate during this event to set the tone for the rest of the month and set an intention to shake off the cobwebs in order to find new ways of looking at the world. Stay starry-eyed by imbibing in jun, an ancient fermented tea similar to kombucha. It’ll stave off potential health problems and keep you thinking clearly.