LEO HOROSCOPE for OCTOBER 2023
So Venus and Lilith conjunct in Leo, early October, is quite the buzz for your famous talent, confidence and sexy charisma:
I mean Lilith is about to complete her 9 year transit through Leo. Lilith is known as the Bitch Goddess, because she represents our unique personal qualities, that are empowering specifically because they are not about pleasing other people. It’s sticking to our core values and spunky attitude, whether or not they are societally acceptable, apparently transgressive, rebellious or just don’t give a fuq doing your own thing. And I don’t mean just being a brat for the sake of it. More the importance of personal integrity, with ferocious determination to be true to thyself. The people who are equally comfortable in their own skin tend to adore, and respect you for it and the judgemental mob-well they’re gonna whinge anyway, right?
It might be interesting to reflect over the last several years, for a sense of how you embraced and integrated any ‘shadow’ qualities, that you might previously have repressed within yourself. Because they were never shadow in a negative sense; more the essential aspects of yourself that felt empowering in a positive, autonomous sense-just you weren’t sure if they were acceptable, to certain external expectations. If you’re feeling a more holistic self acceptance, and the stronger/more dynamic for it, in terms of how you express yourself? How fabulous!
Ok, and Venus in a rare, extended transit through Leo from last June.
Of course Venus is always fab, lighting up your personal radiance, good looks, charm, genius talent and romantic desirability. Quite helpful, to strut around feeling gorgeous! Also Venus differs from Lilith, in her focus on harmonious relationship dynamics. She’s kind of more of a people pleaser; because love, romance and getting along with everyone as diplomatically as possible, to keep it sweet matters. True!
So your superpower, as Venus & Lilith align this month; is feeling supremely comfortable in your skin, as you appreciate the hell out of the beautiful relationships that allow you to be you, and of course you reciprocate the mutual respect.
Which is emphasised by Venus/Lilith conjunct, as they move into your 2nd house by Oct 9th, opposite Saturn in your 8th house:
The 2nd house is the personal security, of sticking to our individual values & creating autonomous prosperity. The 8th is our emotional, intimate & financial entanglements, where we necessarily come to terms with our obligations to one another. Again, sexy self assurance as you honour key relationships, with the people who really matter to you is a thing!
Especially sync Mars conjunct the South Node of old patterns, with Mercury in your ideas/communication sector, early Oct. The confidence to bring healthy clarity, to ongoing conversations is so liberating. So by the Solar Eclipse of Oct 15th, conjunct Mercury and South Node? You are clear as a bell about your own attitude, and the beliefs you hold dear. Just as much as, ideally, open minded about the fresh perspective that comes from talking to people you may or may not agree with? Saturn says you could do tedious power trips, about who is right but really? Much better to work healthy mutual respect, to actually learn from one another, right?
Because meanwhile, Mars joins caring Ceres in your home sector from Oct 12th. Your family and domestic dynamics get real. Feels so good to hold your own, if any conflict arises at home? But feels so much better, to share courageous, emotional generosity with your loved ones… to bond with your tribe with real mutual support. Nice one x
Then the partial Lunar Eclipse of Oct 29th in your career sector. With Jupiter retro involved you are low-key brilliant, embracing genius plans without the need for instant gratification-success will come with time.
Image: Jerry Hall for Geoffrey Beene, Vogue 1977