October Horoscope for Leo
(July 23rd – August 22nd)
This month the strength you seek and admire is yours. You feel in charge of your life. Finances require care and caution, but money can be made. Relationships will bring change and help you expand your consciousness. It’s all-good; just take things slowly – one baby step at a time.
Leo is born with the feeling of specialness and they feel compelled to make sure the world recognizes their talents. They honor themselves and demand respect and so they get it. If their ego is too strong, it creates opposition rather than support. However, one way or another they get noticed and they do so by striving to be the best they can be. Driven to achieve, they know that it can only be done with hard work and dedication.
The Full Moon on the 5th in the 9th and 3rd house makes you aware that the mundane part of life is not enough to make you happy. Your beliefs are being challenged and your soul yearns for adventure; something that inspires you to think, learn and grow. You are pushing yourself to break your old limits and give yourself more freedom to explore. The key to success now is spontaneity. This is the side that doesn’t judge. As you shed limiting rules and regulations that you thought would keep you safe, you reconnect to your intuitive self. When you rely on your instincts you are protected.
Jupiter moves out of Libra and enters Scorpio on the 11th. This shifts you at the core of your being – the base of your chart. The 4th house of the home is where you go to rejuvenate. From this position Jupiter becomes an anchor of strength, allowing you to expand without fear. A word of caution, the sign of Scorpio does everything in extreme. Whatever changes you want to make around the home is great – just don’t go overboard. You could feel like redecorating, want to change residence – looking for more space, or you could find yourself looking for investments in property. Jupiter has other planets influencing it; Uranus has been in opposition to it for some time. The isolation of handling everything yourself may suddenly seem too much. Since Jupiter changes signs on the 11th you may feel like changing jobs, or pursuing something different. You’ll know for certain by next May when Uranus moves into Taurus, but the shift is occurring now. So listen to those feelings that haunt your soul and make you ask questions. They’re stirring things up because in the near future, change is on the way.
The good news is finances are strong. With Venus and Mars in your 2nd house of money, your focus is on your wealth. You may get a new idea on how to increase your revenue, or perhaps you spend time going over your investments and making changes with your razor sharp mind. However, don’t get too cocky; Neptune opposes Venus and Mars and causes confusion. You won’t be certain what is real and what isn’t. Neptune deceives with illusions and false promises. So don’t just take someone’s word this month, make sure they can be relied upon. There is support from another planet to make your job easier -- Pluto makes a trine to Venus and Mars. This will keep you on the straight and narrow. Pluto reveals the truth, so if you want to know it, you’ll get your answers.
Saturn at the end of Sagittarius adds another dimension to this already complex conjunction of Venus and Mars. Saturn is squaring it. Saturn will emphasize the worst scenario, bringing stark reality to the picture. It will show you the bottom line. So this month has a bit of everything and that can be confusing if you hop from one point of view to another. What you need to do is take something from each one and put them together in a way that serves you. All information is useful, if you know how to use it. Don’t let Saturn make you fearful, Pluto too confident, and Neptune too idealistic – integrate the information and you’ll have your answers. Meet your challenges with an inquisitive mind, challenges are meant to sharpen your intellect and help you gain confidence. So see them as positive and you’ll accomplish your goals. Just remember no one knows you or your life better than you do. So listen to your gut, and just show up. Forget about the past and be in the moment ready to receive.
Saturn is also making a trine to Uranus, the ruler of your 7th house of relationships. If you’re in one, you may find that one or both of you have changed. Don’t let that frighten you, just keep the conversation going, this is the best way to build a strong relationship. Remember, you don’t have to have all the answers right away, just commit to working them out. Change is on everyone’s plate; if you’re smart you’re going to grow. It’s inevitable. If you want things to work they will. Now if you’re single, don’t be surprised if you’re attracted to someone different – more conservative than your past choices. You tend to like partners who are unique, a soul who steps to the beat of their own drum. The Saturn influence on Uranus is bringing out your conservative side. After December when it moves into Capricorn you could change your mind and go back to what used to feel comfortable. However, the experiences you have before the end of the year could reshape your ideal. When you break your own boundaries, you learn something important about who you are. Armed with new insight into yourself and others you may realize that you’re ready more than ever to commit to the right person.
Neptune has been in your 8th house for several years and it has awakened your connection to your soul. Neptune rules your spiritual side – and that has been the challenge – slowly you’ve become aware of your need for inner nourishment; success without purpose doesn’t feel right. The mysteries of life fascinate you. Neptune demands you pay attention to your spiritual needs. Success is what society deems important. But the yearnings of your heart are what will make you happy. If you’re lost when it comes to reconnecting to you – try meditation. It’s the quickest way to get in touch with your inner voice. Yoga combines the physical with the spiritual and if you’re close to nature, that’s the easiest way to recharge your spirit. Nature is healing. Working in an office from morning until night depletes your energy and cuts you off from your inner wisdom. Feed your soul and you’ll feel stronger, happier and more focused. You can have it all -- success and a fulfilling life, but then you have to find a way to balance what the world expects of you and what your spirit needs to stay strong.