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StyleScope: October 2015

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Libra October is just humming along for you, both at home and work, Libra. But is that enough for you? If you don’t start challenging yourself soon, that 9-to-5 will go from cushy to complacent in no time. Volunteer to manage a project or research a new computer program. (Or if work is truly becoming monotonous, quietly ask your friends if they know of any job openings.)

 

 

Scorpio What goes around comes around, Scorpio. We hope you were on your best behavior last month because October will repay all the favors you performed—and the ones you didn’t. Did you stay late to help your colleague finish a presentation? Or did you duck out with a glib, “Good luck with that…”? Either way, this month will serve as a reminder to always do good.

 

 

Sagittarius  Play “Eye of the Tiger” on repeat, Sagittarius. You are a self-motivating machine this month. From fearlessly tackling that CrossFit workout to finally cleaning out your bursting junk closet, you are checking off items on your longstanding (and long-term) to-do list. With each item you achieve, watch your sense of accomplishment soar.

 

 

Capricorn Instead of looking for reassurance and approval from everyone else, strike out on your own, Capricorn. You habitually turn to your mom for her say on the couch you want to buy, and seek your friend’s opinion whether or not that blouse you love is really “you.” Quit second-guessing yourself! You know in your heart the couch will look great with your coffee table and that blouse fits you perfectly. Why bother getting anyone’s two cents when you have already made up your mind?

 

 

Aquarius Whether you landed a promotion or sold some tchotchkes on eBay, you have a little extra spending money lining your pockets, Aquarius. Before you go blowing all your cash on your Dream Boots, reassess your cashflow. If you’re currently following the Carrie Bradshaw approach to finance—“I like my money where I can see it: hanging in my closet”—it’s time to invest wisely, contribute to a savings account or chip away at your credit card bill.

 

 

Pisces We know, we know, Pisces. You finished that text with five winky-faced emojis. It was a joke. But unfortunately your friend did not read it that way and now you’re fielding a dozen heated, “What did you mean by that?” texts. Next time you’re doling out some tough love or playfully ribbing your pal, pick up the phone and save yourself a lot of grief.

 

 

Aries After a summer of cardio classes and farm-to-table fare, you’re settling back into old food and fitness habits, Aries. A workout skipped here and a second (okay, third) glass of wine there adds up. Get back on track by recruiting a friend as your gym buddy. Trust us, she’s looking for the extra motivation, too.

 

 

Taurus You are quite the charmer this month, Taurus! At parties, you regale your audience with silly stories and surprise them with your sharp one-liners. Although you’re basking in this attention, knowing when to bow out of the party will keep them eager for more.

 

 

Gemini Don’t go to bed angry, Gemini. That petty argument has blown up and now you and your significant other are at each other’s throats fighting about… um… You don't remember anymore but you know that you’re right! Stop bickering already and learn that compromising—or apologizing—is not a sign of weakness.

 

 

Cancer You work hard but don’t play hard, Cancer. During business hours, you’re laser-focused on answering emails and meeting deadlines. Your boss commends your strictly-business attitude but you’re rubbing co-workers the wrong way. Before you become known as the office brown-noser, invite your cubicle mate out for a mid-afternoon latte run. It won’t hurt your productivity levels to gab a little bit around the water cooler, either.

 

 

Leo Things are not going exceptionally well, Leo. But they’re also not going horrifically awry. You’re kind of floating about in this emotional limbo. This month’s not super-exciting, but you thoroughly take pleasure in the small stuff, like taking the scenic route home or treating yourself to an afternoon pumpkin spice latte.

 

 

Virgo Things are not going exceptionally well, Leo. But they’re also not going horrifically awry. You’re kind of floating about in this emotional limbo. This month’s not super-exciting, but you thoroughly take pleasure in the small stuff, like taking the scenic route home or treating yourself to an afternoon pumpkin spice latte.