Key Themes: Nurturing yourself, momentum, inner healing, choices

Leo, October has the potential to be incredible… or kind of challenging! Either way, the potency and potential is there: which way you go, depends on your choices.

On October 2nd we have Mercury going direct in the sign of Virgo. This, as well as Pluto going direct on October 8th is going to bring an incredible amount of comfort, solace, as well as closure. You may notice some of the strongest themes you’ve been working with over the last months beginning to wrap up. Now is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor, lovely Leo. You might notice a new sense of self-empowerment and inner balance. If so, lean into it! Nourish this state by maintaining a soft focus on self-care. You deserve this for yourself!

A full Moon in Aries on October 9th is going to bring back a sense of momentum and fiery spark, and you’ll be here for it. This dynamic energy lights up your sector of adventure, travel and life purpose – so now will be a great time to take a spontaneous trip, or mix things up in some other way. Stretching beyond your comfort zone with something new will feel particularly enriching right now.

With Mercury entering Libra on October 10th, you’ll be feeling more social than you have for a little while. It will be worth enjoying the lightness of this week with friends and fun activities, because the rest of the month is going to enter more intense and introspective energies.

Speaking of… on October 23 we have Venus and the Sun (your planetary ruler), entering the transformative powerhouse sign of Scorpio. Collectively, this brings on a more emotional, intuitive and empathic kind of vibe. Feelings will rise to the surface, as will conflict and anything else we’ve been suppressing all year.

You might notice this is particularly true around the Solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25th. This is a big one Leo! Because it activates your sector of emotional healing, be sure to treat yourself with extra love and softness. If you feel a build-up of emotions, let them out with a healthy and self-loving cry. Part of this human experience is our vulnerability and sadness, which (as Scorpio reminds us) can really be such a beautiful thing. As the sign of the solar child, you do wear your heart on your sleeve and with barriers down – this can lead to painful experiences. This moon reminds you to treat yourself as though you were a child. Love yourself the way you wish to be loved by those around you. Tip: doing so will attract exactly that.

The catharsis of the time means you’ll be feeling so much lighter and more than ready to take on Mars retrograde which begins on October 30th. It’s taking place in your sector of community and networking, opening up the perfect opportunity for you to tweak any dynamics or wounds around collaboration. This energy is all about ‘group’ dynamics which is actually the opposite of your sign’s focus on the individual. So, it’ll be a retrograde all about learning and finding balance. You’re ready for this Leo, let’s go!