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Leo horoscope for October 2021


There is a mix of the expected and the unexpected this month or the ordinary and the extraordinary and especially when it comes to your human interactions. The ordinary or the expected is that the Sun will spend the first three weeks of October in your communication sector. This will always put the spotlight on your communications and until leaving on 23rd October having the communication lines open will always be a priority. Having Mercury, the planet of communication in your communication sector for at least part of the month is a given, so to start the month with both here is what you would expect.

However, what you don't expect is to also have Mars here, with the warrior planet of the cosmos making his first visit in two years. Until leaving on 31st October, Mars will continue to wage war on communication barriers. Also not expected is that Mercury, who will normally spend 14 to 15 days here, has already been here for over a month and he won't leave until early next month. A retrograde turn is not only keeping Mercury here but in retrograde motion until 19th October, is focused on giving the past and unsaid words a voice. This is when we enter the realms of the extraordinary, as this coincides with Saturn and Jupiter's final weeks in retrograde motion in your relationship sector.

There is rarely planetary activity in your relationship sector at this time of year but with Saturn in retrograde motion until 11th October and Jupiter until 18th October, this is something your relationships can benefit from. Along with support from and for the dwarf planet Ceres and the North Node in your friendship sector, this is creating an extraordinary month for communication, personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building. Meanwhile, this might be a slow month professionally but this is a chance to catch your breath before things become a lot busier in the final two months of the year. Ready to take advantage of this lull is Venus, who returns to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 8th October where she will spend the rest of the month.

Love & Romance

The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in your communication sector and this is something that always benefits your relationships but not to the degree that it does this time. Rarely is there planetary activity in your relationship sector at this time of year but for the first time in decades, you have both Jupiter and Saturn here. Both are in retrograde motion at the start of the month and that makes Mercury, the planet of communication's retrograde turn in your communication sector late last month especially auspicious and timely.

Mercury will always move through your communication sector at around the same time as the Sun, so you would expect to see him here for at least part of the month. Normally Mercury will spend 14 to 15 days in your communication sector each year but a retrograde turn will not only keep him here until early next month but in retrograde motion until 19th October, focused on giving the past and unsaid words a voice. What makes the timing auspicious is that with Saturn in retrograde motion in your relationship sector until 11th October and Jupiter until 18th October, Mercury is on hand to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.

You even have Mars in your communication sector, with his first visit in two years finding the warrior planet of the cosmos declaring war on communication barriers until leaving on 31st October. Meanwhile, things will take a romantic turn when Venus, the planet of love returns to your romantic sector on 8th October, much earlier in the year than is normally the case. Thanks to the Moon moving through your romantic sector from 10th October to 12th October, this will get what can be some of the most romantically charged weeks of any year off to a romantically charged start. Not leaving until early November, once here Venus is here for the rest of the month.


Business & Career

While it is business as usual on the job and career fronts at the start of the month, even though there might not be a lot of movement and things may be stagnating there should be a lot of confidence and optimism. This is partly because the Sun spent his final weeks in your income sector at a friendly aspect to Uranus on the career and Pluto on the job front and partly because there is a sense of change in the air. Because that might not be reflected in your reality this might require some blind faith but a sense of excitement and anticipation will soon become infectious. Especially if you are willing to trust your gut and not your head.

With Uranus in retrograde motion in your career sector for the rest of the year and Pluto not only in retrograde motion in your work sector since April but barely moving, things may appear stuck or stalled. However, it is the fact that Pluto is barely moving and that work and job matters might appear stalled or stagnant is where a sense of anticipation is coming from. The reason that things are stalled is that Pluto is at a near standstill as you move into the new month, as he prepares for his direct turn on 7th October. Pluto will remain at a standstill for much of October but this will not only give work and job matters the green light but shift your focus from where you have been and onto where you are going.

This is when a sense of change in the air is likely to increase and especially when the Moon moves through your work sector from 12th October to 14th October and sharpens your sixth sense. While Pluto will gradually pick up speed over the coming months and the pace on the job front will slowly increase, what your over the horizon radar will be picking up on is Venus' approach. Returning in early November for what should be a 24 day visit, Venus will instead remain here until March 2022 and with Mars due to make his first visit in two years during that time, work and job potential is set to explode over the coming months.

Money

The Sun's departure from your income sector on 23rd September may have taken the solar spotlight off your income situation and matters and may have ended all planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence but not before leaving behind more than enough momentum. Over the past few months not only have the Sun, Mercury and Venus made their annual transit through your income sector but Mars made his first visit in two years. It was Mars' return in July that got things off to an early start and you are still benefiting from his war on glass ceilings, roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined.

While there is no more planetary activity in your income sector, as the planets moved through they all formed a friendly aspect to Uranus on the career and Pluto on the job front. It is the lucrative sense of direction that this has left the planets on the job and career fronts with that will keep the momentum going and the legacy of recent months alive. Even more so on the job front, where Pluto's direct turn on 7th October will give work and job matters the green light. However, it is Venus' return early next month that will see the planet of money spend the next four months in your work sector, something that will have positive implications on the income and job fronts.

When the Sun left your income sector this took the pressure off Neptune, still in retrograde motion in your financial sector. After months of planetary activity on the income front, this shifts the focus back onto money matters but in a low key way. This month is more about keeping the income momentum going while putting more focus on money matters and especially on Neptune's review phase. The Moon's return to your financial sector from 16th October to 18th October will fuel your financial instincts and imagination while giving you a better read on money matters. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your income sector could make 3rd October to 5th October potentially lucrative days as well as 31st October.

Health

While you might feel lethargic or you might struggle to find the energy or the motivation to leap tall buildings, you should notice that there is a turnaround or a sea change in the early part of the month. The month begins with Pluto, the planet of change and revolution in retrograde motion in your health sector, as he has been since April. However, a direct turn on 7th October is the start of a turnaround and while Pluto will remain stationary all month, this is when you should start to notice that you have more energy and motivation. The Moon's return to your health sector from 12th October to 14th October will give you a better read on what your body and the impact from Pluto's direct turn is telling you.


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