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Monthly Forecast

By Maria DeSimone

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Leo October 2012 Horoscope

From the Ground Up

This month your uncertainty gives way to a clearer picture of the future. Your first glimpse of what's ahead arrives on October 2, when go-getter Mars conjuncts the karmic North Lunar Node in your 4th House of Security. Don't second-guess your intuition now; act with confidence to put your life on track.

You probably won't be feeling very playful on October 5, because mental Mercury joins serious Saturn just moments before entering enigmatic Scorpio and your soulful 4th House of Security, where they emphasize the private side of your personal life. Home and family become a priority as you reconnect with your roots, stabilize your foundation and engage in deep conversations about the direction of your life.

Your dreams play an important role in motivating you to create new goals when Mercury and Saturn trine spiritual Neptune on October 5 and October 10, respectively. Meanwhile, an energetic boost from Mars when it enters thrill-seeking Sagittarius and your 5th House of Spontaneity on October 6 provokes impulsive action that can be slightly off-target because of its troublesome square to irrational Neptune on October 7.

On October 15, you have a second chance at a previously missed opportunity; you can try a completely different way to maximize your potential. This good fortune is due to a mix of supportive aspects prior to the exciting Mars-Uranus trine and the harmonizing Libra New Moon.

The Sun's entry into intensifying Scorpio and your 4th House of Family on October 22, followed by its conjunction with hardworking Saturn on October 25, adds domestic responsibilities to your agenda that could distract you from your long-term goals. The Taurus Full Moon on October 29 illuminates your 10th House of Public Life, shifting the focus back to your career.

Keep in Mind this Month

If you take the time to strengthen your family relationships and fulfill your domestic obligations, you will also build an enduring foundation for the years ahead.

Key Dates for Leo

SUPER NOVA DAYS

October 7-10: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Expressive Mars in fun-loving Sagittarius is visiting your 5th House of Romance, but its conflictive square to nebulous Neptune on October 7 sends confusing signals and you probably don't know which way to go. Your desires may be surprisingly eccentric as Venus connects with weird Uranus on October 8, but you should ultimately get what you want, because a lucky Sun-Jupiter trine on October 9 activates your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes. Additionally, Venus forms a sweet trine with provocative Pluto to stimulate deep feelings. You need a plan, because stabilizing Saturn forms a harmonious trine with imaginative Neptune on October 10, grounding your fanciful flights in reality and giving you a chance to actually find the elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

October 15-16: Your Cup Runneth Over

A high-octane Mars-Uranus trine on October 15 infuses you with energy, yet the even-keeled Libra New Moon in your 3rd House of Communication allows you to maintain objectivity. Nevertheless, it's tough to find a point of balance as an unsettling sesquisquare between expansive Jupiter and contractive Saturn encourages you one minute and discourages you the next. Rational Mercury and emotional Venus both align with joyful Jupiter on October 16, emboldening you to err on the side of excess rather than moderation.

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