Leo - October 2019
Hello Leo! The full Moon on the 13th of October sends you on a spiritual quest for enlightenment, as a strong urge for freedom to explore the universe overwhelms you! This is a time for heading off on your own journey and seeing some more of the world; staring at the same piece of sky every day and dealing with the same old issues will suddenly feel stifling and you will want to try something different. If you are free to holiday so much the better, but if getting away isn’t an option, visit somewhere new or learn about a fascinating subject. Chiron is retrograde in this part of the Zodiac now, and is encouraging you to explore your intuitive side, as your sensitivity to psychic experiences becomes more pronounced. Teaching and mentoring others is a vocation you may consider, as you begin to recognise the depth of your skills and the value of your life experience.
You may feel like you’re reliving the same conversations time and time again during the days of the 4th to 13th and 20th to 30th, as the Sun and Mars take turns to challenge the Moon’s reactive nodes. These nodes are sensitive points in any chart which have strong karmic influences, and when they are activated we find ourselves reworking past issues and situations in our relationships, in order to resolve them. These could be difficult days for you, in which you will find it hard to communicate your needs and opinions to others; misunderstandings and trouble around listening to alternative viewpoints are likely. The Sun is a strong and dynamic influence in this area for the days up to the 23rd; use his energy to make your point in a direct and honest way, and to work on your weaknesses around sharing and interacting with loved ones.
Venus brightens up your domestic world after the 9th, and a desire for beauty and harmony at home will send you on a creative journey to transform your abode into a more aesthetically pleasing place. The new Moon on the 28th is also a wonderful time for moving home or making significant renovations to a property. Relationships with loved ones should flow fairly well, and it’s a good period for a family gathering, as lots of love and affection surrounds you. Feelings of warmth and appreciation will be especially easy to express after the 25th when Venus connects with Mercury; emotional and thought-provoking speeches here will reveal feelings that have been seeking a voice for some time. Saturn adds supportive energy between the 17th and 25th to bring assistance in your care for older or sick relatives; much-appreciated financial or practical help will be on offer here and will be just the lifeline you need.
Working life should begin to feel less burdensome as October progresses, and Saturn and Pluto both finally settle back into forward motion in this part of your world. You’re still not finding this side of life easy, as pressures to conform and behave a certain way at work continue, and your extra responsibilities don’t really seem to offer any rewards or recognition. But you are becoming a force to be recognised, and your hard-working approach is being noticed at last by those who respect and admire you. Just watch for those old power struggles emerging during the days of the 8th to 18th and after the 26th, particularly with regard to creative projects and the freedom to express your views and ideas as you wish. Others, who are unhappy about your talents, may try to sabotage your work. Have a marvellous month!