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Leo horoscope for October 2022


What makes this such a powerful month is less what is happening in individual areas of your chart but the power that comes from collaboration. You will feel this strongly across the communication, friendship and relationship fronts but also across the income, work and career fronts. In both cases, Mercury will be a central player as his last retrograde phase of 2022 not only plays out across two areas of your chart but with broader implications. By the time Mercury retrograded back into your income sector just hours after the Sun left on 23rd September he had been gone for four weeks.

Yet as we move into the new month Mercury is not only back and in retrograde motion but while there are also planets in retrograde motion on the job and career fronts. That won't stay the case for long, with Mercury turning direct on 2nd October and Pluto turning direct a week later in your work sector on 9th October. Uranus, who only turned retrograde in your career sector in August will remain in retrograde motion for the rest of the year. Mercury will leave on 11th October but after getting the month off to a good start across the income, work and career fronts, this will have a positive impact on the rest of the month.

This is when Mercury will not only return to your relationship sector where he will join the Sun and Venus but for the second time this year. Mercury had already spent four weeks here before retrograding back out and until leaving on 30th October will continue to do what he does best, which as the planet of communication is keeping the communication lines open. This is a big deal for your relationships, for with Saturn in his final weeks in retrograde motion in your relationship sector for another three decades and then turning direct on 23rd October, having the communication lines open couldn't be more important.

Love & Romance

At face value, it is business as usual on the relationship front but behind the scenes, things are moving into position in a way that brings you to a major turning point. The month begins with Saturn still on his own and still in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, which he has been since April. This is Saturn's third retrograde here in as many years, so this has become part of the annual pattern but that is about to change. As you move into the new month Saturn is already slowing down and by the time he turns direct on 23rd October he will be at a standstill.

The difference this time is that this will end the last Saturn retrograde phase in your relationship sector for another three decades for unlike last year and the year before, once in direct motion he won't look back again and will finally leave in March 2023. The final weeks of Saturn's last retrograde phase here for another three decades is a chance to deal with and take responsibility for the past but the support is phenomenal. Not only do you have the Sun and Venus, the planet of love in your communication sector until 23rd October but Mercury, the planet of communication there from 11th October to 30th October.

There is even support from Mars in your friendship sector, something that is making this an exceptional month across the communication, friendship and relationship fronts. Saturn's direct turn means that until he leaves in March 2023 there will be no more looking back, making his final days in retrograde motion a chance to first make peace with the past. The Moon's visit from 4th October to 7th October will be the last while Saturn is in retrograde motion, making it important to remain emotionally engaged and connected. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the romantic front, with the Moon here until 2nd October and then again from 27th October to 30th October these romantically charged lunar vibes are the next best thing.


Business & Career

As has been the case right through the middle months of the year, as you move into the new month both planets in your two professional houses are in retrograde motion. While Pluto has been in retrograde motion in your work sector since the end of April, Uranus only turned retrograde in your career sector in August, with the two only overlapping for a few months. These are slow outer planets that spend over five months of every year in retrograde motion and to have both in retrograde motion at the same time has slowed things down, but this has worked to your advantage.

Because the month also begins with Mercury in retrograde motion in your income sector, this means that for a short time the doors are open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. It is just a few hours before Mercury is due to turn direct in your income sector on 2nd October that the Moon will return to your work sector, moving through from 2nd October to 4th October. As well as giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters and acting as a trigger, the Moon will connect with all the planets across the income, work and career fronts.

It is a week later that Pluto will turn direct on 9th October and while Uranus will remain in retrograde motion for the rest of the year because you also have the North Node in your career sector this is helping to maintain a sense of professional direction. However, it is between Mercury's direct turn on 2nd October and Pluto's on 9th October that the tide will turn and the lights will turn green on the income and job fronts. The Moon will bring a chance to check in on this just after this, when it moves through your career sector from 11th October to 13th October.

Money

On both sides of the financial fence, it is business as usual but there is also change in the air, with one providing stability and the other something to be excited about. On the income side of the financial fence, you have a continuation of the last few months and while the Sun and Venus, the planet of money both left your income sector last month, Mercury retrograded back in to take over from where both he and they left off. Venus only left on 29th September so there is not only a lot of confidence and expectation as you move into the new month but a lot of untapped income potential.

Mercury begins the month in retrograde motion so the brakes are on but once he turns direct on 2nd October there will be nothing holding things back. This is not unexpected for this time of year and the money gods are often tying up loose ends on the income front as you move into October. At the same time, as has been the case for several months now, you begin the month with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment and dreamy Neptune in retrograde motion in your financial sector, where they are working as a team to keep the resolve to turn old financial dreams into reality alive.

On both sides of the financial fence, this is a continuation of last month and therefore, business as usual except not quite. The variation from the normal pattern began on 29th September, with the dwarf planet Ceres returning to begin her first deep dive into your income needs and priorities in four years on the same day that Venus left. This will continue through to December and then will pick up again from March to June 2023, making this a long term process. It is almost a month later that Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will return to your financial sector on 28th October. Five months after leaving, Jupiter will return to support Juno and Neptune in their mission to turn old financial dreams into reality.

Health

There is both a constant force or presence on the health front this month and some big changes. The constant force is Pluto, who in your health sector since 2008 is always looking at ways to change things up but will also spend the middle months of each year in retrograde motion. As you move into the new month Pluto is not only still in retrograde motion but at a standstill and you might find that you are feeling unmotivated or that you are torn between a still present need to recharge your batteries and a sense of anticipation. This will be especially so when the Moon moves through from 2nd October to 4th October, giving you a better read on what your body and gut are telling you but also of Pluto, who is preparing for a direct turn on 9th October. This is when you are going to bounce back, ready to make new changes and to move forward.


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