October's Meteor Shower Is Here To Help You Go After Whatever You Desire

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From Women's Health

  • The Orionid meteor shower peaked early morning on Tuesday, October 22.
  • The meteors are cruising through the sign of Libra, which is ruled by Venus.
  • Venus is all about bringing you pleasure, happiness, and even indulgence.

By now, you might have heard about the Orionid meteor shower that peaked early this morning. While NASA considers this one of the most beautiful showers of the year, there’s also some astrological fallout that happens from it. And yeah, while the shower technically peaked this morning, the ~vibes~ from the universe are still going strong.

Here’s what you need to know about it, according to Donna Page, a certified astrologer in Atlanta.

Back up: What is the Orionid meteor shower exactly?

This is a meteor shower that appears this time every year, when the Earth travels through an area of space that’s littered with debris from Halley’s Comet. These meteors are known for being super bright and really fast (like 148,000 miles per hour fast). The meteors can leave glowing "trains" in their wake, NASA says, and those trains can last for several seconds to minutes. They can even have fireballs that look like explosions of light during the shower. Basically, it's pretty sweet to watch.

What does the Orionid meteor shower mean for your zodiac sign?

The meteors are cruising through the sign of Libra, which is ruled by Venus. And Venus is all about the things that bring you pleasure and happiness. "Even indulgence at times," Page says.

In a nutshell, don't be surprised if you go all in with something or someone during this time. Just, ya know, try to keep yourself in check to a certain degree. "Be careful what you wish for, and be mindful of your desires," Page warns. (Remember that Disney Channel Original Movie Wish Upon a Star? Yeah... you want to avoid that.)

So, while hooking up with that cutie in accounting may seem like a great idea right now, it’s important to consider that you’re gonna have to see them on the reg afterward.

That said, you can really let loose and have some fun right now. You want to "be able to have the joy and pleasures of life that are meaningful and authentic," Page says. Grab your girls for an impromptu dinner date, or go out dancing tonight—just because you’re an adult who can. WTH not? When in Orionid meteor shower and all that.

Worth noting: The shower will impact every zodiac sign, but Libras will feel it even more, Page says.

But that's not a bad thing—the Orinonid meteor shower can help you shake off the overall stress of life. "It’s sending a little big of magic," Page says. So, what are you waiting for? Dive on in, baby.

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