Leo Mom Horoscope: October 1 – October 7
Your way or the highway may work with your kids, Leo mama, but you better drop that song and dance when dealing with the grown-ups in your world. You’re used to taking care of business solo, but your challenge from the cosmos is to learn how to share the workload. This week, expansive Jupiter turns retrograde (backwards) in your eleventh house of groups until January 30, 2013, underscoring the importance of being a team player. Sure, sometimes it’s easier to plow ahead with your plans without consulting the group first, but that’s not what you teach your little ones about cooperation. Practice what you preach, Lion. When you don’t get your way, compromise is the name of the game. Retrogrades also open the door to the past, making the next few months ideal for reunions with long-lost friends. Make time in your schedge to reconnect, even if you have to amp up your babysitting hours.
On Saturday, energizer Mars moves into the fiery Sagittarius and your passionate fifth house, turning up the heat in the love department. Coupled? It’s time to take a night off from dirty diapers and helping with homework to bring back the spark in your union. Variety is the spice of life, so skip the standard dinner and movie date night and opt for a more active way to bond. Take a dance class, join a sports league, or invest in a creative project together. If you’re a single mama, Mars could crank up the romance meter to high, igniting a spicy romance. Heads up: this encounter most likely will fall under the fling category. Who says that Moms aren’t entitled to a little fun on the side? Just play it safe, and doubly so. This Mars cycle makes you super fertile, so if you’re not looking to add another bouncing baby to your brood, take extra precautions between now and November 16.
Also on Saturday, taskmaster Saturn starts a three-year tour of Scorpio and your domestic fourth house, bringing changes to Chateau Leo. Some Lion mamas will launch a home reno project or uproot her crew to a new locale. Essential to your peace of mind is creating more “me time.” Designate a space within your abode as a kid-free zone, or you may even consider renting an office space to git-er-done without the never-ending demands of your family to distract you. Roles within your family may shift during this period and you may need to rely more heavily on them for support. There’s no shame in asking for help, Supermom, but make sure that there’s a healthy amount of give-and-take.