How The Orionid Meteor Shower Affects Your Zodiac Sign

“Astrologically, meteor showers can represent several things. First of all, they’re cosmic dust, debris. They look like beautiful light displays from our perspective, but in reality, they are a type of storm that happens from the breakup of a comet,” says intuitive astrologer and healer Rachel Lang. “To understand the astrological significance of a meteor shower, we need to understand the significance of a comet. Comets are made up of ice, dust, and gasses. If we read that symbolically, we might say they represent our frozen emotions and collective fears surfacing for us to see and heal. Anything we have been ignoring or suppressing can no longer be ignored. To the ancients, a comet represented change, like an eclipse.” Intense, but I’m into it.

Meteor showers symbolize beauty rising from ashes, says Lang. “Meteor showers represent the spiritual insights and wisdom gained from looking deep within the shadows of ourselves and our world. They also invite us to create new ideas and beliefs. They’re like little bursts of aha moments,” she explains.

“This is a time for inspiration and new ideas that help you live a more purposeful life,” says Lang. This time is about for breaking free from fears and self-defeating thoughts. Keep reading to see Lang’s advice on how to make the most of the energy from a meteor shower.

What a meteor shower means for your zodiac sign

Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo)

The sign of Capricorn is an earth sign, and you are in good company! This meteor shower could help you distance yourself from the practical and move more into the realm of ideas and dreams. You will be able to come back to earth and focus on how to implement those ideas in due time. But for now, just be open to exploring whatever surfaces for you at this time. It’s also a time to learn and study. Your mind might be more open than usual.

Air (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini)

For you, these dueling meteor showers can help you focus your thoughts. If you’ve felt scattered during Mercury Retrograde, now is the time to bring everything into focus. You can check things off your to-do list, and move ahead on stalled projects. You could have a burst of energy and momentum. This is also a social time for you, and you might find people reaching out to you from your past. If you’ve been looking for a way to become more involved in your community, you could find the right opportunity right now.

Fire (Aries, Leo, Saggittarius) 

This could be a time to stand still and reflect. You have some momentum to go out and may even feel more social than usual. Still, take time for you, as you are open to new ideas or insights that arise for you. You could realize untapped potential and find new outlets for your creative energy. You have been through a transition, and now is a good time to ground and prioritize.

Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

Emotions that have been suppressed or frozen might start to flow. World events as well as memories from your personal life might bring a tear to your eye. You’re awakening to compassion, for yourself, others, and the world. This is a shift that will help you access more of your intuition. Take time to watch the meteor showers, and you will feel inspired to release some fears. You will feel inspired in all ways, realizing your inherent connectedness to it all.