The days may have started to feel noticeably shorter but those early ones, particularly in the first week of October, can still be mellow and mild as the colours of nature deepen and glow. Just like a roaring fire, these stunning sunsets, like clockwork, are truly beautiful on clear and bright early evenings, now. This is a really fun month for the children as they have their autumn half term break, Halloween festivities and fancy dress fun on the 31st. If you’re planning something new, though, expect some twists and turns as your arrangements take shape!
October is the month we most associate with Libra, the sign not only dedicated to loving, close relationships and exciting new bonds to be made but also to close family friendships – the kind we cherish for life, the cousins we grew up with, the newest additions to the pack, and those extra special friends who feel like family and come into our lives through our shared interests in our grown up years.
Always striving to find the perfect balance and harmony in life, little Libras are keen creators of equilibrium surroundings and a calm, drama-free existence. A typical air sign, represented by the scales, Libras adore the finer things in life – and that’s all things visually beautiful; from art and fashion to good food and great friendship. And just as expected, these little peace-keepers make brilliant designers, decorators and stylists. So who knows, you may start to catch glimpses of their bright, promising futures, now!
Libras adore the finer things in life – and that’s all things visually beautiful!
The month of October looks to be an exciting one indeed. With the evenings drawing in and the leaves turning to warm golden reddish hues, the possibilities for autumnal adventures are endless. With Halloween just around the corner, there’s an abundance of crafty pastimes to get stuck into and your mini Libra seems to be delighting in this long awaited seasonal shift!
Libras place a lot of importance (and sometimes a little too much pressure) on successful relationships. And this is where the balance comes in – companionship and mutual respect is key for these hopeless romantics, especially as they grow older and start to discover the beauty in lifelong bonds; physical appearances will likely come to mean more to them than they should, too! But that’s fine because they have endearingly open natures to balance that out… Not to mention trusting little ways that make them so embracing of everything that life throws at them!
These air signs struggle with indecisiveness and tend to fall into bad habits when it comes to asking for everybody’s opinion before deciding what they really want for themselves. Instead of seeking outside perspectives, Libras would do well to develop and trust their own intuition.
The absolute life and soul of the party, Little Librans love to be the centre of attention. Known for their brilliant sense of humour and ability to have everyone in fits of laughter, these social creatures are bound to light up any room they enter.
The absolute life and soul of the party, little Librans love to be the centre of attention!
A glimpse at the coming month for Scorpio
October 23rd – November 21st
Little Scorpios all over the world are enjoying the exciting lead up to spooky shenanigans and a whole lot more Hocus Pocus! While this year may feel a little different as we take into consideration the new Covid restrictions, get your tiny Scorpions into the spirit of things at home with pumpkin carving, spider web wreaths, caramel apples and more!
A glimpse at the coming month for Sagittarius
November 22nd – December 21st
Anxiety seems to be at a high for short-tempered Sagittarius this month. It may feel as though nothing seems to soothe them, and that they’re refusing your efforts to solve the issue but just remember how important it is to let the little ones breathe and reflect; to work out for themselves why they’re feeling the way they do and what can be done to make them feel better. Every day is a new day, and there’s no reason why tomorrow can’t be brighter!
A glimpse at the coming month for Capricorn
December 22nd – January 19th
A time for appreciating the little things in life, this October, adorable Capricorn is much less vocally demanding than usual! They seem fairly happy and content with their toys on rotation and are loving the idea of daily park days spent trialing the different apparatus on offer. Samey stuff is usually a bit of an Achilles heel for this Billy goat with a demand for variety at all times… but not this month! Introduce some film nights with cosy blankets and candles at home to channel their mellow sides!
A glimpse at the coming month for Aquarius
January 20th – February 18th
Aquarians are taking everything in their stride, this month. Things you would’ve expected them to throw a tantrum over are surprisingly met with obliging responses and non argumentative questions. A lovely little reminder of the amiable characters they’re growing into, seize this opportunity to teach them about fairness and the rewarding feeling they can get from helping others out – it’s a win-win for you too, of course!
A glimpse at coming month for Pisces
February 19th – March 20th
If your mini Piscean has been feeling a little under the weather of late, they may be taking a while to come back to their usual happy-go-lucky selves. Don’t worry though because it’s just the seasonal change taking effect and making for low energy moods and a want to hibernate indoors with their favourite books, their yummy snacks of choice and a homemade fort with all their furry friends! Be patient, mamas and papas… They’ll be up and at ‘em in no time at all!
A glimpse at the coming month for Aries
March 21st – April 19th
A natural born leader who’s eager to try everything, little Aries is itching for a little bit more in terms of a packed social life with friends in high numbers! Of course, it’s not always possible, at present, to plan special occasions outside of school but what you can do is arrange a full weekend that should keep their inquisitive ways flowing and their thirst for facts fully satisfied, perhaps to your favourite city spot where the best museums and galleries are!
A glimpse at the coming month for Taurus
April 20th – May 20th
Taurus kiddos love to play and be outside, so now that the temperature is dropping, you may find that your choices are a tad more limited when it comes to keeping them occupied. Long wintry walks wrapped up in their warmest garms are the way forward. Get them out into nature whether that’s to your nearest woodland area or a good old fashioned river walk to the pub (there’s something in it for everyone!) Fresh air has proven to be great medicine for despondent babes who need some outside stimulation!
A glimpse at the coming month for Gemini
May 21st – June 20th
A change of scenery will do Gemini the world of good, this month. But this doesn’t have to be too far afield and certainly won’t require much planning, either. In fact, adventuring elsewhere is something their vivid imaginations will want to explore within the safety of their four walls, this month. As the evenings start to draw in and the nights get cosier, your little Gemini will be keen to sample their wide-ranging book collection. Watch them, captivated, as they journey deep into enchanting fictional worlds with heart-warming happy ever afters.
A glimpse at the coming month for Cancer
June 21st – July 22nd
Putting forth some valuable ideas, and voicing their emotions in ways that make them feel understood is looking like a running theme for Cancer, this month. A lovely example of the progress they’ve made, their characters are flourishing and it’s becoming a joy to involve them in all kinds of ‘grown up’ conversations. Perhaps it’s the back to school routine or their increasing interest in learning about people. Either way, they are simply a joy to be around and are making you feel prouder than ever!
A glimpse at the coming month for Leo
July 23rd – August 22nd
Your little lion seems to be uncharacteristically lacking in confidence, this month. Maybe it’s down to the back to school change and anticlimactic wind down after an eventful summer, but Leo is seemingly struggling to adjust. Give them some time to move past these growing pains and explain that it’s fine to not always be feeling tip top! Introduce them to an educational TV series about the Solar System or our wildlife. They’re great ways to keep them engaged and may unleash that sparky lion hidden deep down!
A glimpse at the coming month for Virgo
August 23rd – September 22nd
A breezy month for sensitive Virgo, emotions are on a steady track and the little ones look to be taking everything in their stride. Often prone to the odd tantrum, this month, Virgo has seemingly managed to perfect the art of taking a deep breath and then considering how best to respond to certain situations. It’s a lovely thing to witness and is proof of the growth they are embracing. They’ll always wear their emotions on their sleeves but knowing how to keep them in check is the key to feeling levelled and in control.
The Libra colour palette is all about fresh creams, pastel pinks and of course classic black to mark that special Halloween-y occasion!
Gemma Gould is a British illustrator, based in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Drawing inspiration from traditional printmaking techniques, she combines vibrant geometric shapes with textured details and gentle humour to create charmingly quirky illustrations. Gemma has worked with clients worldwide across numerous markets, including children’s books, editorial and animation.
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