Be the change you want to see in your life

Authenticity is your superpower

Show the world you’re the real deal on love!

What’s the change around love you want to bring in, Leo? With a full Moon in your passion sector on the 2nd, and Venus in your sign from the 6th, it’s time to look seriously at what you get from love, your expectations, what you share and the love that is shared with you in turn. What September is telling you is that you may be craving something a little edgy, a little more exciting and with a touch of magnetism and sexiness.

Attraction IS the change you’re seeking

Venus in our 1st amps up our ability to attract. If we feel the part. The Moon in your 8th is all about our desires. And understanding that while we may want something, it can also push our buttons too. Are you prepared to let yourself have the experience? Whether deep down inside you fear it or not?

One example of this would be being handed our dream job or promotion. But deep down we harbour impostor syndrome. So instead of knowing we are the right stuff, we sit there waiting for ourselves to *@&! up. And if we don’t, we then find a reason to quit anyway. Too much pressure, no longer enjoying the job – there’s no limit to the excuses we can come up with. We won’t allow ourselves to fail but we ensure we won’t succeed either.

Another example would be we want a relationship. But may have legitimate worries about ‘losing’ ourselves in it. But we don’t give that prospective partner a chance to show us how to be ‘me’ and ‘we’. We push them away.

At the time of this full Moon go deep into any hidden patterns you have around these kinds of fears. Because September offers you a release from them – and possibly for good. It’s going to take courage and also self-control. But you have reserves of both now that an ultra-rare Mars retrograde takes place this month and in your 9th of expansion, travel, learning and opportunity.

Mars retrogrades approximately once every two years. But it has not gone backwards in its ruling sign of Aries and your 9th for 32 years! It won’t do this again until 2067. So, we can say for many of us, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event. And let’s face it – we’ve been getting a lot of those lately!

The need for speed

Mars in your 9th is all about fiery passion and the need for a bigger experience. This is your house of long-distance travel. But we can say right now many of us have had our wings clipped. But it is also about new ways to experience the world. And also learning. Mars in here awakens your inner explorer. It asks you to push through barriers and boundaries. Real and self-imposed. But it can begin to feel frustrated when it does not find an outlet. So, experiencing the world and channelling this unique Mars energy may come about via being in the part of the world where you find yourself right now.

Sport, exercise and other kinds of outdoor activities are favoured with Mars in here as your 9th rules this. Mars is about competition and sometimes just competing with ourselves and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone is one way to ‘blow off’ Mars energy. So, as Mars rules your 8th where this full Moon appeared, look at ways to push past barriers. And reach for a new sense of empowerment and yes, sexiness!

Other great uses of this energy? Looking to return to education – even on-line. Expect to encounter people who embody your wild side. They may be potential lovers. Or just spirit animals in human form. Individuals who walk their own path to the beat of their own drum. Wildly and unconventionally sexy (okay, that one’s a lover!), well-travelled and above all, confident. One way or another someone like this has arrived to open your eyes, mind and horizons. They represent a part of you that has been dormant. Expect it to be awakened during this Mars retro cycle.

Don’t fence me in!

Love? It needs to be that bigger but freeing kind of experience. One word of warning, Leo. You simply will not ‘do’ clingy or needy now. You’re likely to rebel or distance yourself if your boo gets too demanding. Love needs space during this Mars cycle. Just know how to ask for this without hurting anyone’s feelings. Perhaps a joint adventure which expands both your worlds? In the bedroom or out of it!

The 17th brings us a new Supermoon in your 2nd – which of course, Venus rules. It ushers in a new seriousness about your money, self-worth and values as it will trine retro Saturn in your 6th of work and wellness. Saturn rules structure, commitment and sustained efforts. It is not about quick fixes. Changes to how you earn your money, what you do with it and what you are and aren’t prepared to ‘sell out’ for, put you on a new path towards feeling good about yourself.

Time will play an important role with your decisions around work and income now. In other words, putting a ‘value’ on what your time is worth. This isn’t just about setting a price or an hourly rate for your talents and skills. Although this may play a role. The time factor includes your precious time. Who or what you invest it in. Questions around say that work/life balance. Is this worth it may be the big question for you. If so, you’ll receive answers. Consider these insights you can bank on.

Ruler the Sun is on the move on the 22nd and joins Mercury in its ruling 3rd. That change you seek is now fuelled by your ideas, what you write, say, communicate and yes, the internet. Don’t just talk however, follow through. Put it out there. The more ground breaking and outside the box your ideas or what you have to say, the better. The key is you believe in them. You’ll be able to spot a fake or someone who simply is just talk miles off now.

The deal on realness

Your ability to be your genuine, radiant self is what sells you or your message in now. So, whether it is that new job or new lover you’re seeking – simply come from realness. Authenticity is something we all recognise on a deep, soul level. If you are coming from this place, the 24th could show you jus how far that authentic you can go as Mercury opposes retro Mars in your 9th.

There could be a new deal on the table between you and someone else as Ceres re-enters your 7th on the 27th. The same day as Mercury lands in your 4th pointing to enhanced security and emotional satisfaction. All brought about by what you mean or set in motion.

Venus in your sign trines Mars on the 28th while the last day of the month sees your ruler oppose Chiron also in your 9th. Make that move and/or go with that outrageously authentic thought process. Think of what you have to say or your ideas as Cupid’s arrows aiming for hearts and minds, Leo. Mean it and be right on target now.

In a nutshell: Say what you mean and from that heart-centered place that reflects the real you, Leo. The result could be winning hearts and minds around you. Show the world you’re the real deal this month.

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