Greetings, lovely Leo! Money is in mind for security-conscious lions in October, as Mars sweeps through your financial sector until the 22nd! This is a time for taking action; you will be keen to build on what you already have to further increase your security, and will probably be more possessive than usual around what belongs to you. Competitiveness over how much money you have is more likely under Mars’s influence too, so try not to get too involved in debates about material things! Mars and Pluto in aspect for the first eleven days of the month will provide you with many opportunities to earn extra cash through work projects; these are likely to involve renovating, transforming or researching in some way. Money matters could be a little trickier to keep a handle on when Mars, Saturn and Chiron form a challenging T square from the 8th to 21st, and spending on leisure pursuits or children’s activities seems to drain all your rainy day fund. Guilt at the thought of loved ones going without could be a significant factor in your spending habits during these days.
The full Moon on the 5th illuminates your house of learning, and is sure to highlight all those areas in which you feel you lack skills or knowledge somehow. You may quickly become bored with your corner of the world at this time, and will probably feel a strong urge for change. Go somewhere interesting with a fascinating history or culture and reignite your enthusiasm for the wonderful world around you with all its interesting facts. Spiritual yearnings will need some attention now, so if you haven’t already done so, consider attending a meditation class or spiritualist meeting. The new Moon on the 19th draws your mind away from its contemplative, imaginative musings and back to the nitty gritty of everyday reality. Information of some kind will reach your ears around this date, and with the Moon in opposition to Uranus, this could be of the unsettling kind, and will force you to rethink important plans.
Mercury trines Neptune from your family sector from the 22nd of October, a fabulous aspect for reconnecting with a face from the past, or reminiscing about happy times with those you love. This is also a wonderful time for opening up to a relative about how you feel, particularly if you have struggled to get your point across in previous discussions. Neptune retrograde in your house of death and rebirth is pushing you to transform your identity and break free from the constraints that your responsibilities to others have placed on you. Look closely at the roles you play in the lives of friends and family members and how closely intertwined these have become with your sense of self. Simply being you is hard to achieve until you have stripped away all those additional personas.
The north node presses on through your sign this month, and is currently hovering over the natal Suns of lions born between the 10th and 18th of August. If your birthday falls within these dates, you will really feel pushed right now into situations where you feel out of your comfort zone. For all Leos, the process of finding your hidden potential continues, as destiny takes you away from the safety of partnerships and out into the world to battle it out by yourself! The Sun’s conjunction with Mercury in your communication sector from the 3rd to 17th is especially positive for letting the world know you’ve arrived, and expressing your opinions and needs in an eloquent and persuasive manner. Have a lovely October!