Hello Sweethearts, I’m delighted to bring you the October reading for your Leo Man which I hope will help you, whether you are married or dating, to understand the trends and moods in this very busy month.
The planets are extremely active, especially as they are all moving signs, plus we have Pluto turning direct in Capricorn for the last time in our lifetimes, and we have the New Moon in Libra. So there’s a lot to discuss, but a big emphasis on communications, taking short trips, and interactions with new people which means it’s a slightly unpredictable yet exciting time in your relationship.
However, he’s a little bit shaken not stirred in terms of some long-buried emotions coming to the surface which could lead to revelations, particularly if you are dating. Even if you’re married, you might see slightly new sides to him as he embarks on some surprising decisions and engages in new activities that might be out of character.
Mercury enters Libra – 6th October
This can be quite a busy time for him at work, he may not feel that romantic but what he needs now is to have his interest piqued, so it’s a good time to text him about non-emotional issues, chat about light-hearted subjects or keep up the banter. Work on the sense of humor and in-house jokes within your relationship as a way to improve romance with Leo Man.
Key to love is not to be obviously romantic, it’s more about chatting, talking about mutual interests, and, if you work together, chatting about work-related news.
Venus enters Libra – 10th October
This is another auspicious movement for those of you engaged in dating apps and chatting to Leo Man online, but in all relationships, it’s important to work on communication and that means you have to give him feedback and also be a good listener.
However, remember that sometimes Leo Man can get a little bit wrapped up in himself, he likes to talk about his own concerns and this is a time when he may not have a lot of empathy. His patience is rather low and he’s all about fun, so when things get too serious or too dramatic, he tends to disengage or run away. So if he’s being a little bit avoidant or not answering the phone, you know it’s time to just step back and give him a little space, this is not a time when you want to be crowding him, so less is definitely more.
Pluto direct in Capricorn – 11th October
This represents an ideal opportunity for him to take his health in hand, encourage him to eat clean and look at novel ways of quitting habits. It’s also important for him to be a little bit more inventive about the way he wants to improve his health, lose weight or get fit, it’s time to look beyond the obvious things like joining a gym and trying a new diet, sometimes new research and more in-depth research and understanding is needed to get on top of health issues, so encourage him to be more innovative in his quest for good health.
Mars enters Scorpio – 13th October
Now this indicates a time when he can suddenly erupt, now that doesn’t necessarily mean “erupt” in a bad way, it can be in a good way, but it can also be quite surprising as he tends to have very strident reactions to things.
This is not a time to really test him, he can be very possessive and quite controlling. Now all Leo men have a more bossy, domineering side, sometimes they’re an absolute pussy cat and other times they want what they want and they are absolutely determined to get it, and this is one of those times. So it’s important for you to have your own boundaries, don’t always give in to him and don’t let him have it all his own way.
Right now, if you give him a finger, he’ll take an arm and you can end up in a situation where you have possibly given too much of your own power away.
If you find that he’s being a little bit too full on, it’s time to take a step back. For those of you who are married, this is a good time to encourage him to work off all his excess energy by doing chores around the home, DIY and being more active on projects that will improve your living space. This is a great time for couples who have some big projects they want to do around the home and it’s particularly good for garage sales and tidy outs.
Mercury enters Scorpio – 23rd October
This is a really good time to achieve increased understanding in relationships, it’s a great time to express your feelings, your emotions and anything that you’ve been concealing to Leo man. This is not necessary the best time for dealing with issues that need a lot of calm and detachment, this is a better time for understanding better the emotional side of things.
It’s important to engage your receptive qualities and to use your intuition to navigate your relationship, what’s important is not just what’s said, it’s the subtext and also the feeling you’re getting, so it’s important to be taking note of his body language, his actions and his reactions.
It’s essential not to be totally literal with Leo Man, sometimes the best way to communicate with him is through thoughtfulness and through your own approach, so lead the way and set the tone through your own actions.
Through being more diplomatic and be more thoughtful, you thereby you set a tone, rather than say being aggressive and being confrontational, which would set totally the wrong tone.
You get more out of him when you both cultivate a more tranquil environment. It’s also good not to be inviting people who are inevitably going to cause trouble or conflict into your home, so you want strong boundaries with the more problematic family members.
Theme of the month: It’s easy for him to feel lonely and isolated, so it’s absolutely vital for him to have a lot of activity and distractions in his life. This tends to be a lively time and indicates a period when the tempo of life is picking up and things should feel more interesting, and it’s also a promising time when new information can come into your life that will help you to get a clearer perspective on the decisions you should make.
Do: The new moon phase extends from the 14th of October to the 30th of October, this waxing phase is the perfect fortnight for new initiatives, setting plans, establishing goals, starting anything prospective and being proactive. A good waxing for marriage and engagement. Excellent for date nights. Good for marriage counselling.
Avoid: The waxing phase is not a great time for emotional confrontation or discussion. He’s very subjective and partial, so this is not a good time for clear-headed decision-making as he’s very excitable and quite extreme.
Week 1 – Dreamy
This is a great time for his more creative side to come through, however it’s not a good time for pressing him on anything that’s particularly detail rich or analytical. He’s inclined to be a little bit dreamy and he’s not particularly good with money decisions right now. Anything involving admin and paperwork, not only bores him but he can easily get confused, so it’s not really a good time to talk to him about anything highly technical.
This may also be a time when you guys fail to make decisions regarding long-term financing, loans or debt. It’s actually a good time to consolidate and make the best of what you have, in fact the motto is, “the best things in life are free”, so it’s important to find ways of enjoying yourselves without spending, because that can be a mistake right now.
Week 2 – Intensity
Leo Man tends to feel quite stressed right now, there’s a lot on his plate, he’s busy at work and sometimes he’s quite obsessive compulsive. This is a time when his perfectionistic side comes to the fore and he can get quite bogged down in minutia.
Sometimes it’s hard for him to detach, if something annoys him he can go on and on about it, and he allows it to affect him, thus it’s best not to get drawn into his drama. He can exhibit a temper right now, so sometimes you might need a little bit of in space from him because he’s getting quite intense.
Week 3 – Wait and See
This is one of the best weeks for both romance and fun, but it’s not particularly laid back, the week can feel quite frenetic, but it’s a week where you both can play hard and work hard. You guys can certainly achieve a lot and you can also renew interests and enjoy novel activities or meet new people.
New folks you meet can help provide ample conversation and grist for the mill of your relationship, but remember, he’s easily distracted and this is probably not the best week to have cozy, romantic evenings.
Remain flexible and remember to support him and be a good listener, however sometimes you need to take things he says with a pinch of the salt because he tends to say things in the heat of the moment that he probably doesn’t intend on following up on, but which seem like a good idea at the time. So whatever happens, don’t take him too seriously, wait and see if actions follow words.
Week 4 – Harnessing the power
This is quite a challenging week for the work-life balance and sometimes he feels slightly annoyed and frustrated by either his boss or his career aspirations. It’s important for him to take a measured approach, while some things are going really well, in other areas of his life there are obstacles and it’s important for him not to become frustrated. Remind him to take one day at a time.
If you are married, bear in mind that he may be less available in terms of family life, or also less compromising. This is a time when he tends to put himself first and to regard his priorities and emotions as the most important thing, and he can be slightly less sympathetic to other people, so right now you have to be able to look after yourself and take certain things on the chin because he can be a little bit prickly and not always very engaged when you want to talk about things.
This is not the most romantic week, however if he can handle the energies well and use a creative and ingenious approach to advancing his career, he could open doors for himself and achieves some success and that will definitely put him in a good mood.
This is a great time for couples who are getting to know each other better and who are possibly in long distance or internet dating situations because you can begin to find out a lot more about each other’s likes, dislikes and daily life, and it may also be great for travelling to meet a Leo man you’ve recently met online, but who lives a little bit further away.
This is an ideal time for hanging out with family members and getting to know each other’s siblings. If you’ve been married a long time, a short getaway right now is ideal, it doesn’t even have to be for a night, just a road trip somewhere new to visit or do business can be enlivening.
Wishing you love and luck with your Leo Man,
Your sister and relationship astrologer,