With the onset of autumn and the drop in temperature, many of us are in the mood to get boo’d up (even if in a weekends-only, non-monogamous sense.) Cuffing season is upon us, and from October to March (unless you’re in, like, Florida), casual hookups are about to get a little more intimate.
What makes this year different from cuffing seasons past is that there are two major eclipses, two Mercury Retrogrades, and plenty of other potentially ~chaotic~ astro action that can leave everyone unsure of how to commit or if they actually WANT to date their cuff. Here’s what to watch out for, based on your sign:
The Aries Full Moon on October 13 forces you to put your needs first when it comes to love. Don’t despair! This doesn’t mean doom and gloom will come your way—only that you know what you want from a partner and are aware of your needs in relationships. Work will be at a high, starting on December 3, when Jupiter enters Capricorn. You’ll be more focused on being a baller for yourself than for anyone else. However, the lunar eclipse in Cancer on January 11, followed by Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto’s alignment on January 12, allow you to canoodle with your one and only while you both take on a “us vs. the world” type of vibe. Nothing can and will interfere with your relationship, though—it’s solid as a rock.
Orbiting an ex’s Instagram page during the Scorpio New Moon on October 28, to check their relationship status, will push you to send them a flirty text a few days later to rekindle the flame. When Mercury starts its retrograde journey in Scorpio on Halloween, you’ll shock yourself by texting your former lover (you know, the one who broke your heart) for what you hope will end up being a hookup. Trust, there will be nothing lax about this sexual encounter, if it happens. In fact, you’ll feel like your soul has been seen again—which will lead to a revival of the torrid love affair. When you recycle your ex this time, though, the Virgo Full Moon on March 9 can help you work out your differences and stay together for good.
It’s been such a great year for romance—and the tides keep on turning your way throughout cuffing season. If you’re single, November 27 is the time to find your new boo. Committed? You’ll likely be popping the bubbly on November 24 with your family during your Thanksgiving vacation while you share MAJOR relationship news, due to Venus’s promising connection with Jupiter. New Year’s Eve officiates your fidelity and loyalty in your relationship, after a night wrapped up in bae’s arms. The only dramz you’ll encounter is publicly sharing the relationship you’ve been keeping kinda private since November, during Mercury’s backsplash on February 16 (aka, some friends might be miffed you didn’t tell them sooner!)
While you often latch on to the first person you crush on, you’re learning to keep your options open during cuffing season. Being single will shortly prove challenging, when Jupiter enters Capricorn on December 3, boosting your Tinder matches and desire to partner up. The respective eclipses on December 26 and January 10 start an on-again, off-again fling that may come to a temporary dramatic standstill on January 12, when Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto connect in Capricorn. The hard lesson you’re learning is that you don’t have to be in control all the time. Soften up your tough exterior and let love in without resistance. Worrying about protecting your tender and sentimental heart may force you to miss out on some incredible love.
Your heart tends to run hot. Therefore, cuffing season 2019-2020 definitely won’t fall short of your warm-blooded expectations. Venus’s ingress into fiery Sagittarius on November 1 adds pep to your romantic desires. You’ll feel connected to your ride-or-die on November 24, when Venus and Jupiter align two days before the saucy and sensual Sagittarius New Moon on the 26th. The only foreseeable issue is the need for boundaries and structure. This will be apparent during Mercury’s backwards spin on February 18 in Pisces, as lines between you and your partner will be blurred. Love heats up during the Aquarius New Moon on January 24, bringing a possible relationship status change (like an engagement, if you’ve been dating for a while) by March 21, when Saturn shifts into Aquarius.
You’re normally low key about your relationships; however, these next few months will make you want to shout your feelings from the rooftops. The itch to commit has never been stronger, and November 8 brings a warm, fuzzy feeling to your heart, when Saturn and Neptune retrograde collide in the sky. You’re especially love struck on November 27, when dreamy Neptune exits the retrograde zone, allowing you to make moves around commitment. Feeling like hibernating all winter with your boo? That won’t be a problem. Jupiter enters Capricorn on December 3, forcing you to spend the cold days ahead cuddling and boning to your hearts’ content. The Pisces New Moon on February 23 brings the promise of longevity—if you’re ready to put a ring on it!
October 13 brings heartbreak during the Aries Moon. An intimate relationship may end; however, it will open you up for a fling during the solar eclipse on December 26. Keep your eyes open when you’re home for the holidays, as you may have an all night makeout sesh with your former high school crush on the DL. While you may think any new relationships have nowhere to evolve, January 24 will make you take note (during the Aquarius New Moon) of how close and intimate you’ve become with whoever you hook up with. Cuffing season comes to an end with a budding relationship for you, as Saturn enters the romance sector of your chart on March 21, bringing the promise of a long-term commitment away with your boo.
The Scorpio New Moon on October 27 ignites a passion within and motivates you to reconcile with an ex or reach out to a former crush. Mercury’s moonwalk on your Sun from Halloween to November 11 will only heighten your desire to revisit the past and work on sparking the old flame. After a few cocktails, you may reconnect with a past love and ~finally~ hook up again. You may rethink your desires after mid-November, adding distance within the relationship by November 27, as Neptune’s forward motion may force you to get a new prescription for your love goggles. Valentine’s Day will unite you both once again for a sensual romp, while the Pisces New Moon on February 23 will move the relationship forward one way or another.
Cuffing season starts out strong, as tender Venus softens your rough exterior on November 1. Venus and Neptune square off on November 14, exposing delusions in relationships. You’ll feel shook and confused by the person you’re involved with, as their actions will expose not-so-great behavior which clashes with your high morals. November 24 will give you the confidence to swipe right on Tinder—but you may not find a bb who’s on par with your intelligence until the Gemini Full Moon on December 12. What you’ll come to learn, by the lunar eclipse on January 10, is that you are simply in love with love—not the person sleeping next to you. This may bring your partner heartbreak; but also teach you to never settle in the future.
Cuffing season kicks off for you on December 3, when expansive Jupiter connects with your Sun, bringing luck your way. People will want to bond and connect with you—hitting you up from every direction, it seems. The only caveat to opening your heart to someone new is that you may be sweet on your ex. January 12 will push your hot new romance to the brink, as you discover your heart still beats for the one who got away. As much as you try to fight your feelings, you’ll discover your animalistic attraction to your ex and any new lovers. You may have two Valentines this year, Capricorn. Choose who you commit to wisely and with caution.
As you enter cuffing season, prepare to change your perspectives on relationships. While you may have recently opted to have a “bad bitch, noncommittal” attitude towards your casual hookups, you’re finding that your glacial resolve is melting away and you’re yearning for a more serious connection. Mercury’s retrograde journey, which begins on Halloween and lasts until November 11, will make you the object of your lover’s affections—even if you aren’t 100% invested. However, you’re more likely to be over the Moon with lust by January 18, when Venus aligns with your Sun, and in the mood to take your situationship to the next level by the end of cuffing season, when commitment planet Saturn orbits your Sun on March 21.
A friendship has the possibility to turn into a full-blown romance, if you play your cards right during the dreamy Saturn and Neptune connection on November 8. You’ll be clear with your desires November 27, when Neptune turns direct after moonwalking since June 21. You won’t be able to hide or avoid your emotions towards your FWB during the Capricorn solar eclipse on December 26. The lunar eclipse on January 10 will make you both level up on your relationship goals, even if things get testy two days later on the 12. By January 13, you’ll kiss and make up, which will elevate your partnership by the New Moon on February 23 and, very possibly, a total commitment during the Full Moon on March 9.