Welcome to October, you beautiful Leo, you. At the end of September, Mercury retrograde and an anxiety-provoking full moon encouraged you to double down on self-care and enjoy solitude. During the dark new moon in Libra and your 3rd House of Communication on Wednesday, October 6, you get a chance to reconnect with friends and lovers. Because new moons mark new beginnings, use this night to plot and plan Halloween costumes. Leos always win best dressed, but you can share the wealth with your loved ones by orchestrating a group costume.
Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth, has been retrograde since Tuesday, April 27. During this time, you confronted your demons. Perhaps you started therapy to process your trauma or finally swore off a toxic former lover. When Pluto goes direct on Wednesday, October 6, you must use this healing to transform into a more evolved version of yourself — and that means taking action. The following day, on Thursday, October 7, lover planet Venus enters outgoing Sagittarius and your 5th House of Pleasure. The new you doesn’t waste time stalking exes anymore. Instead, you take advantage of your valuable time to plan a date with a healthy partner, best friend, or potential new playmates.
Overall, October is a very calming month, Leo, so resist temptations to be a drama queen. Multiple planets end their retrograde and go direct. Next up is Saturn, which has been retrograde since Sunday, May 23. Saturn is the task maker of the zodiac as it rules responsibility, authority, and boundaries. During its retrograde, you may have felt sluggish at times. It’s okay to rest, dear lion, you were meant to take cat naps in the sun. When the planet goes direct on Sunday, October 10, life gets busier, and you’re here for it. Autumn brings many excuses to party and more work comes your way. Just remember your lessons learned from Neptune retrograde — integrate downtime into your routine to avoid burnout.
On Sunday, October 17, Jupiter also ends its retrograde, where it’s been since Sunday, June 20. Since then, any illusions you had around exes or lukewarm romances were zapped away as the truth became apparent. Realizing your ex is seriously toxic or that you don’t have a future with that dude who lives on the other side of the country can be hard, but the sooner you accept these truths, the sooner you can toss your beautiful hair and get back into the game. Mercury retrograde also ends on Tuesday, October 19, so you should have no problem getting it on with fabulous people who appreciate your fabulous self.