October 2011 Leo Love Horoscope

Keep your cool

You should have the drive, courage and confidence you need to put more spice in your personal life this month. Assertive Mars is in Leo, kicking up your creativity and motivating you to demonstrate your leadership skills. There is, however, a risk of coming on too strong or appearing too pushy now. 

October starts with the Sun in diplomatic Libra, which is more about grace than gregariousness. Being cool, gentle and attentive to the needs of others doesn't mean that you have to give up on your goals. It simply makes you a more desirable partner. 

Going too far with your actions or aiming too high with your expectations is possible when Mars forms a stressful 90- degree square with expansive Jupiter on the October 2. Stretching your boundaries by trying new experiences can be wonderful as long as you don't push your partner or make promises that will be hard to keep. 

On October 8, romantic Venus enters scintillating Scorpio and your 4th House of Roots, which is another reason to be more subtle in social matters. This transit pulls you into your feelings and is more suitable for private connections where you are safe enough to share intimate secrets than rocking out in loud, public places. 

The Sun follows Venus into sexy Scorpio and your 4th house on October 23, reminding you to attend to matters on the home front. Whether it's shoring up the relationship you already have or finding more solid emotional ground, being honest with yourself about your desires and doubts is a priority.