LEO AT A GLANCE
Element – Fire
Ruling Planet – Sun
Career Planet – Venus
Love Planet – Uranus
Money Planet – Mercury
Planet of Health and Work – Saturn
Planet of Home and Family Life – Pluto
Colours – gold, orange, red
Colours that promote love, romance and social harmony – black, indigo, ultramarine blue
Colours that promote earning power – yellow, yellow-orange
Gems – amber, chrysolite, yellow diamond
Metal – gold
Scents – bergamot, frankincense, musk, neroli
Quality – fixed (= stability)
Quality most needed for balance – humility
Strongest virtues – leadership ability, self-esteem and confidence, generosity, creativity, love of joy
Deepest needs – fun, elation, the need to shine
Characteristics to avoid – arrogance, vanity, bossiness
Signs of greatest overall compatibility – Aries, Sagittarius
Signs of greatest overall incompatibility – Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius
Sign most helpful to career – Taurus
Sign most helpful for emotional support – Scorpio
Sign most helpful financially – Virgo
Sign best for marriage and/or partnerships – Aquarius
Sign most helpful for creative projects – Sagittarius
Best Sign to have fun with – Sagittarius
Signs most helpful in spiritual matters – Aries, Cancer
Best day of the week – Sunday
Understanding a Leo
When you think of Leo, think of royalty – then you’ll get the idea of what the Leo character is all about and why Leos are the way they are. It is true that, for various reasons, some Leo-born do not always express this quality – but even if not they should like to do so.
A monarch rules not by example (as does Aries) nor by consensus (as do Capricorn and Aquarius) but by personal will. Will is law. Personal taste becomes the style that is imitated by all subjects. A monarch is somehow larger than life. This is how a Leo desires to be.
When you dispute the personal will of a Leo it is serious business. He or she takes it as a personal affront, an insult. Leos will let you know that their will carries authority and that to disobey is demeaning and disrespectful.
A Leo is king (or queen) of his or her personal domain. Subordinates, friends and family are the loyal and trusted subjects. Leos rule with benevolent grace and in the best interests of others. They have a powerful presence; indeed, they are powerful people. They seem to attract attention in any social gathering. They stand out because they are stars in their domain. Leos feel that, like the Sun, they are made to shine and rule. Leos feel that they were born to special privilege and royal prerogatives – and most of them attain this status, at least to some degree.
The Sun is the ruler of this sign, and when you think of sunshine it is very difficult to feel unhealthy or depressed. Somehow the light of the Sun is the very antithesis of illness and apathy. Leos love life. They also love to have fun; they love drama, music, the theatre and amusements of all sorts. These are the things that give joy to life. If – even in their best interests – you try to deprive Leos of their pleasures, good food, drink and entertainment, you run the serious risk of depriving them of the will to live. To them life without joy is no life at all.
Leos epitomize humanity’s will to power. But power in and of itself – regardless of what some people say – is neither good nor evil. Only when power is abused does it become evil. Without power even good things cannot come to pass. Leos realize this and are uniquely qualified to wield power. Of all the signs, they do it most naturally. Capricorn, the other power sign of the zodiac, is a better manager and administrator than Leo – much better. But Leo outshines Capricorn in personal grace and presence. Leo loves power, whereas Capricorn assumes power out of a sense of duty.
Leos are great leaders but not necessarily good managers. They are better at handling the overall picture than the nitty-gritty details of business. If they have good managers working for them they can become exceptional executives. They have vision and a lot of creativity.
Leos love wealth for the pleasures it can bring. They love an opulent lifestyle, pomp and glamour. Even when they are not wealthy they live as if they are. This is why many fall into debt, from which it is sometimes difficult to emerge.
Leos, like Pisceans, are generous to a fault. Very often they want to acquire wealth solely so that they can help others economically. Wealth to Leo buys services and managerial ability. It creates jobs for others and improves the general well-being of those around them. Therefore – to a Leo – wealth is good. Wealth is to be enjoyed to the fullest. Money is not to be left to gather dust in a mouldy bank vault but to be enjoyed, spread around, used. So Leos can be quite reckless in their spending.
With the sign of Virgo on Leo’s 2nd money house cusp, Leo needs to develop some of Virgo’s traits of analysis, discrimination and purity when it comes to money matters. They must learn to be more careful with the details of finance (or to hire people to do this for them). They have to be more cost-conscious in their spending habits. Generally, they need to manage their money better. Leos tend to chafe under financial constraints, yet these constraints can help Leos to reach their highest financial potential.
Leos like it when their friends and family know that they can depend on them for financial support. They do not mind – and even enjoy – lending money, but they are careful that they are not taken advantage of. From their ‘regal throne’ Leos like to bestow gifts upon their family and friends and then enjoy the good feelings these gifts bring to everybody. Leos love financial speculations and – when the celestial influences are right – are often lucky.
Career and Public Image
Leos like to be perceived as wealthy, for in today’s world wealth often equals power. When they attain wealth they love having a large house with lots of land and animals.
At their jobs Leos excel in positions of authority and power. They are good at making decisions – on a grand level – but they prefer to leave the details to others. Leos are well respected by their colleagues and subordinates, mainly because they have a knack for understanding and relating to those around them. Leos usually strive for the top positions even if they have to start at the bottom and work hard to get there. As might be expected of such a charismatic sign, Leos are always trying to improve their work situation. They do so in order to have a better chance of advancing to the top.
On the other hand, Leos do not like to be bossed around or told what to do. Perhaps this is why they aspire so for the top – where they can be the decision-makers and need not take orders from others.
Leos never doubt their success and focus all their attention and efforts on achieving it. Another great Leo characteristic is that – just like good monarchs – they do not attempt to abuse the power or success they achieve. If they do so this is not wilful or intentional. Usually they like to share their wealth and try to make everyone around them join in their success.
Leos are – and like to be perceived as – hard-working, well-established individuals. It is definitely true that they are capable of hard work and often manage great things. But do not forget that, deep down inside, Leos really are fun-lovers.
Love and Relationships
Generally, Leos are not the marrying kind. To them relationships are good while they are pleasurable. When the relationship ceases to be pleasurable a true Leo will want out. They always want to have the freedom to leave. That is why Leos excel at love affairs rather than commitment. Once married, however, Leo is faithful – even if some Leos have a tendency to marry more than once in their lifetime. If you are in love with a Leo, just show him or her a good time – travel, go to casinos and clubs, the theatre and discos. Wine and dine your Leo love – it is expensive but worth it and you will have fun.
Leos generally have an active love life and are demonstrative in their affections. They love to be with other optimistic and fun-loving types like themselves, but wind up settling with someone more serious, intellectual and unconventional. The partner of a Leo tends to be more political and socially conscious than he or she is, and more libertarian. When you marry a Leo, mastering the freedom-loving tendencies of your partner will definitely become a life-long challenge – and be careful that Leo does not master you.
Aquarius sits on Leo’s 7th house of love cusp. Thus if Leos want to realize their highest love and social potential they need to develop a more egalitarian, Aquarian perspective on others. This is not easy for Leo, for ‘the king’ finds his equals only among other ‘kings’. But perhaps this is the solution to Leo’s social challenge – to be ‘a king among kings’. It is all right to be regal, but recognize the nobility in others.
Home and Domestic Life
Although Leos are great entertainers and love having people over, sometimes this is all show. Only very few close friends will get to see the real side of a Leo’s day-to-day life. To a Leo the home is a place of comfort, recreation and transformation; a secret, private retreat – a castle. Leos like to spend money, show off a bit, entertain and have fun. They enjoy the latest furnishings, clothes and gadgets – all things fit for kings.
Leos are fiercely loyal to their family and, of course, expect the same from them. They love their children almost to a fault; they have to be careful not to spoil them too much. They also must try to avoid attempting to make individual family members over in their own image. Leos should keep in mind that others also have the need to be their own people. That is why Leos have to be extra careful about being over-bossy or over-domineering in the home.
Horoscope for 2017
You are coming off a few years of banner earnings. Jupiter is now in your 3rd house until October 10 and its time to enjoy the fruits of prosperity – the freedom to study, learn and pursue intellectual interests. The freedom for mental development. As long as we are tied up in the money game these pursuits are difficult. There’s generally no time for them. Now you have it.
This is a very wonderful position for students below college level. The mind is sharp and clear and they succeed in their studies. Learning is a pleasurable thing these days. Teachers, writers, journalists and marketing people are also having a good year.
On October 11 Jupiter will move into your 4th house of home and family – basically a happy transit. It can bring moves, renovations and expensive items for the home. Leos of childbearing age become more fertile and a pregnancy wouldn’t be a surprise. More on this later.
Saturn has been in your 5th house for the past two years and will be there for almost the whole year ahead. You are one of the great fun lovers in the zodiac, but over the past two years you’ve been toning it down. You’ve become more choosy – more selective – in the fun activities you pursue. This has been basically a good thing. Have no fear, you haven’t lost the joy of life. Saturn will leave your 5th house at the end of the year, and next year the festivities begin anew.
Pluto has been in your 6th house of health for many, many years and will be there for many more. This gives a tendency towards surgery. But it also shows that detox regimes are beneficial. These should be explored more. More details below.
Neptune has been in your 8th house of regeneration since 2012. This shows a need to spiritualize – to elevate – the sexual drive. It has to be raised from animal lust into an act of worship.
Uranus, your love planet, has been in your 9th house since 2011. So many of the love trends we’ve written about in previous years are still in effect. Love is found in foreign lands and perhaps with foreigners. More on this later.
Your areas of greatest interest and focus this year are communication and intellectual interests (until October 10); home and family (from October 11 onwards); children, fun and creativity (until December 21); health and work; sex, personal transformation and reinvention and occult studies; religion, philosophy, higher education and foreign travel.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are finance (until April 29); the body and image (from April 29 onwards); communication and intellectual interests (until October 10); home and family (from October 11 onwards).
(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health looks good this year. All the long-term planets are either making harmonious aspects to you or leaving you alone. On October 11 Jupiter will start to make a stressful aspect, but this is negligible – not enough to cause problems. With good planetary support pre-existing conditions should be much improved.
Your 6th house of health is very strong this year (and will get even stronger by the end of the year). Health is important and you’re paying attention here. In fact, perhaps you’re paying too much attention here, more than is needed. There’s no need to panic over every little discomfort – which is the tendency with a strong 6th house. Many of these things are caused by the daily and monthly shifts of the planets. When they pass the discomfort passes.
Good though your health is, you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas of your chart.
- The heart. This is always important for a Leo. Most spiritual healers affirm that worry and anxiety (lack of faith) is the root cause of heart problems. So avoid this. Relax into life and develop more faith. Relaxation exercises are very helpful too.
- The spine, knees, teeth, bones, skin and overall skeletal alignment. These are also always important for Leo. Saturn, the ruler of these areas, is your health planet. So, regular back and knee massage should be a part of your normal health regime. Regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath would be good. The vertebrae and skeletal bones need to be in right alignment. Therapies such as Rolfing, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique are good (Alexander Technique is particularly good to prevent problems occurring). People often inadvertently throw the spine or skeleton out because of poor habits. The body needs to be retrained into a correct posture. Regular dental check-ups are important, and you should support the knees when exercising.
- The liver and thighs. Liver action seems sluggish of late and a herbal liver cleanse might be a good idea if you feel under the weather. Regular thigh massage will not only strengthen the thighs and liver, but the lower back as well. When Saturn moves into Capricorn at the end of the year, these areas will become less vulnerable.
- The colon, bladder and sexual organs. These have been important areas since 2008 when Pluto entered your 6th house of health, and will remain so for many years to come. Many natural doctors claim that all disease begins in the colon, so keeping it clean is important. Herbal cleanses or herbal colonics would therefore be a good idea. Safe sex and sexual moderation is also important. Listen to your body. It will tell you when enough is enough.
Pluto in your house of health also gives other messages. It tends towards surgery, as we have mentioned. But it also shows that you respond well to detox regimes. Good health is not so much about adding new things to the body but about getting rid of things that don’t belong there.
Since Pluto rules your 4th house of home and family, the Horoscope is saying that good emotional health is very important. There is a need for family harmony. Discord here (and there has been much in recent years) is a likely root cause of problems. Moods and feelings should be kept positive and constructive.
Home and Family
The home and family situation has been unstable for some years now. There have been major repairs in the home, sudden expenses and family shakeups. In many cases the family has broken up. In some cases there have been deaths in the family; in others, near-death experiences of family members. The worst of the instability is over with now – 2010 to 2014 were the most challenging years. If you got through that period, you will get through the year ahead.
Things start looking up after October 11 as Jupiter moves into your 4th house. A parent or parent figure (who has been severely stressed in recent years) starts to prosper. There is good family support. There will be many opportunities to create harmony in the family – to create reconciliation. There is an era of ‘good feeling’.
You are generally not a depressive type of person. Your nature tends to be ‘up’ and optimistic. In recent years, though, it has been more difficult to be this way. Now, however, it does start to get easier. This will have a positive impact on your personal health as we have mentioned.
Jupiter moving into your 4th house indicates an expansion of the family circle. Generally this happens through birth or marriage. (Leos of childbearing age become more fertile this period – and even more fertile after December 21.) You have good emotional support from children or children figures in your life. And, you will meet people who become ‘like family’ to you – who give the unconditional emotional support that one should get from family.
Jupiter is the ruler of your 5th house of fun, joy and creativity. Thus you’re having more fun at home and with family members. Family life in general becomes more joyful.
Your home is probably already like a playground – filled with games and entertainment devices. This is a Leo thing. But this year you add more to the mix. Perhaps you’re updating the DVDs and players, or upgrading the home theatre system, or buying new games and toys (for children and adults).
For many years now (since 2008) you’ve been working to make the home healthier. You’ve been installing health gadgets in the home and exercise equipment or other medical paraphernalia. In some cases this was because someone in the family was ill; in other cases, it came from a desire to get fitter. This trend continues in the year ahead.
Jupiter in the 4th house often indicates a move, as we have mentioned – a happy move. In many cases it shows the purchase of an additional home or the renovation and enlarging of the present one. For those of you who actually move or get another home I can see it in a resort area, or perhaps near a place with ample recreation.
If you’re planning to do construction work or major renovations, December 9 onwards is a good time for this. If you’re planning to beautify the home in a cosmetic kind of way, November 7 to December 1 would be a good period.
Finance and Career
As we mentioned above, you’re winding down from two years of excellent earnings. Most of your short-term financial goals have been achieved. This year, finance is not such a big issue. Your money house is empty (except for fast-moving, short-term planets) this year. The empty money house shows you’re more or less content with the status quo. You don’t have any major urge to make changes. You sort of take prosperity for granted. This is a good sign.
The Moon’s North Node (an abstract point) is in the money house until April 29. This shows a sense of fulfilment about finances. It also tends towards ‘excess’. Perhaps your problem is too much money (a nice problem to have)! The current spouse, partner or love interest could be having the opposite problem. His or her money house contains the Moon’s South Node – this gives a feeling of ‘deficiency’. Thus even if he or she is prospering, there is still this feeling of ‘not enough’.
Jupiter spends most of the year in your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests. This will expand your mind and knowledge base. From a financial perspective it shows ‘wealth ideas’ – intellectual wealth. Intellectual property you own increases in value. It shows earnings from trading activities – buying and selling. Many of you will be getting a new car and communication equipment – and good ones.
On October 11 Jupiter will enter your 4th house. This brings good financial support from the family, as we mentioned above. It shows the prosperity and generosity of a parent or parent figure, and it often shows a new and larger home and the fortunate sale or purchase of a home. This aspect favours earnings from residential real estate, restaurants and the food business. Psychological therapists should have a good year.
There are many short-term financial trends that can’t be discussed here. We will cover them in the monthly reports. Mercury, your financial planet, is a fast-moving planet – only the Moon moves faster than him. He will move through your entire chart in the course of a year. Thus money and financial opportunity can come to you in a variety of ways and through a variety of people and places. It all depends where Mercury is at any given time and the kinds of aspects he receives. When it comes to finance, you’re very flexible and changeable. You like to have a lot of irons in the fire.
Mercury in general favours trading (which is good this year) and the use of intellectual property. He will move backwards four times this year – usually he only does this three times. So, more than usual study and homework is necessary this year. (This was true last year too.)
Mercury will be retrograde from January 1 to January 8; April 9 to May 3; August 11 to September 5; and from December 3 to December 23. These are times to avoid major purchases or investments. Instead, use these times to review your finances to see where improvements can be made. These are times for getting mentally clear about your finances. Once this happens, decisions and plans will be good.
This year career is not a major issue. Your 10th house of career is basically empty, with only short-term planets moving through there. So, this is not an especially strong career year. Home and family (especially after October 11) are much more important. Enjoy the lull, Leo. In the next two years Uranus will move into your career house and will stay there for several years: then the career will be very busy and full of change and excitement.
Your career planet, Venus, like your financial planet, is very fast moving, and will move through your whole chart in any given year. So there are many short-term career trends that are best discussed in the monthly reports.
Love and Social Life
As in the area of finance you’re coming off two strong romantic and social years. Many of you married or entered into romantic relationships and you seem satisfied with the status quo. You have no need to give this too much attention. A good signal. However, if love problems arise, lack of attention could be the root cause: you will have to start paying more attention.
Love is more or less stable this year. Singles will tend to stay single. Those who are married will tend to stay married.
A Lunar Eclipse on August 7 occurs in your 7th house of love. This will test existing relationships. Dirty laundry – suppressed grievances – is exposed so that it can be corrected. If there are flaws in your relationship, this is when you find out about them. Good relationships survive eclipses and get even better, but flawed ones can dissolve.
An eclipse in the 7th house need not bring ‘bad’ things. It shows a change in the marital status. Often singles will decide to marry on this kind of eclipse – the decision can be made this year, although the actual wedding could happen later on.
Your love planet, Uranus, has been in your 9th house of religion and philosophy for many years now, since 2011. So many of the love trends that we’ve written about in past years are still in effect. Love opportunities happen in foreign countries and sometimes with foreigners. The more exotic they are the better you like them. Love opportunities also happen at your place of worship or at college or university. Singles are advised to attend religious or educational functions. Fellow worshipers are likely to make introductions.
This is the kind of transit where one falls in love with the minister, priest, rabbi or imam – or with the professor. There is an attraction to mentor-type people. Learning is part of the romantic allure these days. Love is not just about love, but about education too.
The Love Planet in the 9th house also indicates how to help a troubled relationship. Going off on a foreign trip together – to some exotic, faraway place – would be beneficial. Worshiping together as a couple would be good, as would taking courses together as a couple.
Your love planet in hot fiery Aries exacerbates a natal tendency. You’re a love-at-first-sight kind of person by nature, but these days even more so than usual. The tendency is to jump into serious things much too quickly. The problem with the love planet in Aries is that while the initial passion is overwhelming, it is difficult to maintain it over time. It tends to peter out.
Uranus is getting ready to move out of Aries next year. He will flirt, with the sign of Taurus in 2018, slipping in and out, before moving into Taurus for the long haul in 2019. This will bring important changes to the love attitudes and needs. The good news is that love will become more stable and enduring – at least you will be looking for that. You won’t jump into things so fast. Singles will meet powerful people of high status.
Neptune, your planet of sex and personal transformation, has been in your 8th house of regeneration since 2012. He will be there for many more years. The transit of a long-term planet should not be considered an ‘event’ but more like a ‘process’ – a long-term process. So, as we have mentioned earlier, the sex life, the sexual urges and expression are getting refined, spiritualized and elevated. This is the cosmic agenda here. The process has begun but is far from finished. The sexual act is to be elevated from carnal desire into an act of worship. It will be elevated in its energy vibration (which is really the only safe sex there is). Many of you will wonder how this is done, but if you study Kundalini or Tantra yoga, hermetic science or Kabbala, you will learn how. There is a scientific process to it.
If you feel jaded with ‘same old, same old’, try spiritualizing the sexual act. You will be amazed. Pleasure is not only felt in the usual physical areas, but in the different chakras or energy centres in the different parts of the body. This kind of sex doesn’t deplete, but actually leaves you more energized than before.
Elevating the sexual act is not only good for your spiritual life, but will improve the overall health as well. The sexual organs have been more vulnerable for some years.
Jupiter, as we have seen, will be in your 3rd house until October 11. The mind is sharp and clear. Learning is fast and easy. It is great to read those books you’ve always wanted to read, to take those courses you’ve always wanted to take, attend those seminars and workshops that interested you. Now is the time to do this. Learning is fun, and according to Aristotle one of the great pleasures of life. This is a year where you learn this. In a year or so, the career is going to be very active and you might not have the time for this. So take advantage of the cosmic gift.
Leo 2017 Horoscope
Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24
Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 20, 21, 27, 28
Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31
Best Days for Money: 1, 6, 10, 15, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28, 29
Best Days for Career: 2, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 31
To say that you begin your year with the Western, social sector of your chart dominant would be an understatement. From the 20th onwards, 90 per cent of the planets are in the social West. Your 7th house of love and social relationships will become powerful from the 19th onwards, while your 1st house of the self is empty (only the Moon will move through there on the 13th and 14th). This gives a very clear message. The cosmic energy supports others and so should you.
You are called to ‘unselfishness’ these days. Don’t misunderstand this: concern with self – legitimate self-interest – is not a vice. It’s just that you’re not in that kind of cycle right now. Personal power and independence will increase in a few months’ time, but the Eastern sector of self will never be as dominant this year as the Western sector. So, you’re on a vacation from yourself. You’re developing and honing your social skills. Personal ability and initiative don’t count for much right now – it’s your ability to get on with others, your like-ability, that will bring your good to you. The good news is that you’re naturally inclined to this now and it’s not a big struggle.
On the 19th the Sun, the ruler of your Horoscope, enters your 7th house – the house of social activities and love. In your case it makes for enhanced personal popularity. You’re naturally looking out for others – and especially the spouse, partner or current love interest. His or her interest comes before your own – as it should be right now. It seems sacrificial, but it actually brings much good.
Love is a bit stressful until the 19th but afterwards becomes happy. Conflicts with the beloved – disagreements – are resolved and you’re both in harmony. For singles, the online world seems a venue for romantic meetings after the 19th.
Finances are complicated as the year begins. Mercury, your financial planet, is retrograde so avoid important purchases or investments until after the 8th, when he starts to move forward again. You’re always a speculator, but refrain from this between the 5th and the 8th. On the 13th Mercury moves into Capricorn, and financial judgement becomes more sound and stable. Financial decisions should be better. Money comes the old-fashioned way, through work and productive service. Mercury in Capricorn is a good period to set up long-term savings and investment plans. Think of wealth as a long-term process rather than trying to make a one-off ‘killing’ as the saying goes.
Your money house is empty this month (only the Moon moves through there on the 15th and 16th). You might not be paying enough attention to finance. On the other hand, this often shows contentment with the status quo.
Health is excellent all month. After the 19th the health and energy are a bit weaker (and so is self-confidence), but this is nothing serious. Only one planet, the Sun, is in a stressful aspect.
Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 9, 10, 19, 20, 28
Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25
Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 9, 10, 19, 20, 24, 25, 28
Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25, 26
Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 9, 10, 19, 20, 28
We have two eclipses this month and both affect you strongly. Take it nice and easy a few days before and after each event.
The Lunar Eclipse of the 11th (in America it happens on the 10th) occurs in your own sign. Those of you born from August 9–13 will feel it most strongly, but all of you will be affected. It brings a redefinition of yourself – of your self-concept (how you think of yourself), your identity, your image and the look you present to the world. (These issues will come to the fore during the next eclipse too.) So it is time to define yourself for yourself. If you don’t, others will do it for you and that won’t be pleasant. If you haven’t been careful in dietary matters a physical detox could happen. This is not sickness, but the symptoms are often the same. The body throws off effete material. It is a cleansing of the body. This eclipse will bring shakeups in a charity or spiritual organization you’re involved in. There are dramas in the lives of gurus and guru-type figures. Often a person makes dramatic changes to their spiritual practice and teachings. Generally this is a ‘spiritual course correction’ – basically a healthy thing.
The Solar Eclipse of the 26th basically mirrors the Lunar Eclipse. Anything not completed by the Lunar Eclipse gets shaken up again. Events will happen that will force you to change your self-concept and image. Because this eclipse impacts on Neptune, the spiritual life is also affected. But this eclipse brings up more than the previous eclipse; it happens in your 8th house of regeneration and impacts (pretty directly) on the ruler of that house. So there can be encounters with death. The overwhelming majority are not going to physically die, but you will be dealing with death issues. Perhaps someone close to you dies. Perhaps you have a personal ‘close call’. Perhaps you read of some grisly deaths in the papers and your mind starts thinking about it. Often there are dreams of death. The cosmos is sending a message to you to get more serious about life and your life purpose – the purpose you were born to fulfil. Also, in many cases, it will help you to understand death better and to lose any fear of it.
The spouse, partner or current love interest is forced to make dramatic financial changes by this eclipse. Often they change investments, strategies and plans. The financial thinking has not been realistic and the eclipse brings it to the surface.
Health is still good this month, though you should take it easier around the eclipse periods.
Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 28
Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
Best Days for Love: 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28
Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 29
Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 3, 9, 18, 27, 30
Last month, on the 7th, the planetary power shifted to the upper half of your chart – the half that represents the outer world and outer goals. So your outer life, your ambitions in the world are paramount now. You can safely downplay home and family issues and focus on the career. There are two ways we can serve our families. One way is by being there emotionally, attending school plays, soccer games, etc. The other way is by succeeding in the world and being the good provider. It is difficult to do both at the same time. That new deal or promotion might buy that coveted piece of equipment or pay for a good school. At this stage of the cosmic cycle, it is better to succeed in your career and pass on the soccer game.
Career is important but delicate now. There is much uncertainty, much lack of direction. Venus, your career planet, starts to move backwards on the 4th and will be retrograde until April 15. Mars in your 10th house of career from the 10th onwards suggests a need for more aggressive action. (You might have to travel this month.) Do what needs to be done, but spend time getting all the facts and doing your homework. The career situation is not as you think it is. There are twists and turns happening.
Finance doesn’t seem a big issue this month. The money house is empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 11th and 12th). As we have mentioned before, this often shows contentment with the status quo. But sometimes it indicates complacency. And, if financial problems arise, it’s because you haven’t been paying enough attention here.
Until the 13th Mercury, your financial planet, is in Pisces, your 8th house. Thus it is a good time to pay down debt, and also to borrow or refinance debt. You seem very involved in the finances of the spouse, partner or current love. It is a good time to cut financial waste – a good detox of the financial life will do wonders. Get rid of excessive possessions – things that you don’t need or use. Sell them or give them to charity.
On the 13th Mercury enters Aries, your 9th house. Earnings will increase and most likely come quickly. Your wealth goals are high and this tends to success. The financial planet in Aries tends towards risk taking and speculation. You are like that anyway – and now even more so. If you follow intuition (and not just blind greed) these risks will pay off.
The love life also seems happy from the 20th onwards. You and the beloved are on the same page – you are basically in harmony. Foreign venues (and this can mean online and not necessarily in a physical foreign country) are good for romance. Romance will get even better next month.
Health is super – especially after the 20th.
Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 24, 25
Most Stressful Days Overall: 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27
Best Days for Love: 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Best Days for Money: 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29
Best Days for Career: 4, 12, 13, 23, 26, 27
Continue to strive for clarity in your career. By the 15th, when Venus starts to move forward again, this should have been achieved; and when the Sun crosses your Mid-heaven on the 19th you’ll be ready to act in a powerful way. You look very successful this month – especially after the 19th. You’re on top of the world, in charge – right where you belong.
There is a lot of business-related travel this month. Your willingness to travel is important for your success. There is also much dealing with foreigners and foreign countries.
Mercury’s move into your 10th career house on the 1st indicates pay rises (official or unofficial), and the financial favour of bosses and authority figures in your life. Your professional excellence brings happy financial opportunity to you. The only problem now is that Mercury goes retrograde on the 9th. This can create delays and glitches in the finances. The financial judgement might not be realistic (perhaps it’s too pessimistic). As always when your financial planet is retrograde, avoid making major purchases or investments during this period. When the financial planet is retrograde, don’t make matters worse by carelessness. Save every receipt. Make sure cheques are dated and addressed properly. There will be delays, but you don’t need to contribute to them. On the 20th Mercury will move back into Aries. Resist the temptation to speculate or run after a quick buck.
Until the 19th you have the energy of ten people. Most likely you are hyperactive, flitting from one activity to the next without a break. You achieve much. However, after the 19th slow down a bit. Health is good – only two planets (both short-term ones) are in stressful alignment. On the 21st Mars moves into Gemini and into harmonious alignment. But still, this is not your strongest health month. You’re still going to be active, but schedule in more rest periods.
Love is very good this month. On the 13th and 14th (and some of you might feel this even before) the Sun and Uranus, your love planet, travel together. This shows an important romantic meeting for singles. It can happen online, at your place of worship or school. For those who are married or otherwise attached it shows a happy social invitation or a new friendship. Love is ‘electric’ this month. You and those you attract are ‘love at first sight’ people. Love moves quickly. You go for what you want – there’s no shyness or game playing.
Best Days Overall: 2, 3, 12, 13, 21, 22, 29, 30
Most Stressful Days Overall: 9, 10, 17, 18, 23, 24
Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 12, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 30
Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26
Best Days for Career: 2, 3, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 24
In March and April the pace of life was fast – just as you like it. This month things are slowing down a bit. There is more retrograde activity for one thing. But mainly the Fire element is less intense than in the past two months. Enjoy the slow down. Most likely you’ve been overactive. It’s refreshing to take a break.
Health is still good, but will get even better after the 20th. If you feel under the weather enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.
Finances will be good this month – especially after the 3rd as Mercury starts moving forward. Speculations should be more favourable after this date. Your financial decision making is still very quick (perhaps rash) until the 16th, but with Mercury moving forward this should also be better.
Career is going great guns now. Your career planet Venus is moving forward and you’re still in a yearly career peak. Much success is happening (and quickly too). Mercury’s move back into your 10th house on the 16th brings pay rises (if they haven’t already happened) and the financial favour of the authority figures in your life. If you have financial issues with the government, this is a good time to resolve them; you should get best case scenarios from the 16th onwards.
Mercury travels with Uranus for a relatively long time (Mercury is moving slowly this month) – from the 1st to the 11th. This shows important financial changes. Money can come to you unexpectedly. Your social contacts – and especially the current love interest – are supportive financially. Online activities bring profits. But sudden, unexpected expenses can also come and this can necessitate change. The Sun will Trine Pluto, your family planet, on the 9th and 10th. This indicates harmony with the family. On the 31st Mercury will Trine Pluto, showing good financial support from the family (and vice versa).
Mars makes beautiful aspects with Jupiter from the 10th to the 14th. This shows foreign travel (or the opportunity for foreign travel). It also shows good fortune for college students and those seeking places in college. Children and children figures prosper and there is luck in speculations.
The dream life should be hyperactive (and revelatory) on the 25th. Pay attention.
Best Days Overall: 8, 9, 18, 19, 26, 27
Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
Best Days for Love: 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29
Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30
Best Days for Career: 10, 11, 20, 21, 28, 29
Last month, on the 6th, the planetary power began to shift to the Eastern half of your chart. This shift becomes even stronger on the 6th of this month as Venus crosses from the West to the East. You are entering a period of independence and personal power (very important to a Leo). Yes, it’s nice to have friends and a happy social life, but these bring ties and obligations. Personal power is limited. It’s more difficult to do the things that you really want to do. But this is changing now. The planetary power is moving towards you rather than away from you. It supports you. Your personal happiness – your self-interest – is important. Now is the time to follow it. Take responsibility for your own happiness and make the changes that need to be made. Let the world conform to you rather than the other way around.
Career is still important this month, but it is winding down. By the 6th only one planet, Venus, will be in your 10th house, indicating the importance of social connections in the career. Siblings and sibling figures seem successful this month and supportive. Your communication skills also seem important.
Finances are still not a big deal. The money house is still empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 1st, 2nd, 28th and 29th). The Moon is spending more time in the money house than usual, which tends to show good financial intuition (especially on those days). Mercury moves quickly this month. This shows confidence – someone who covers much financial ground quickly. The only issue is lack of attention here.
Mercury is strong in his own sign of Gemini from the 6th to the 21st. Your gift of the gab is your fortune. This aspect favours buying, selling and trading. Sales and marketing people should have a good month. On the 21st Mercury move into Cancer, your 12th house. This shows (as we have seen in other ways) a very solid financial intuition. Financial guidance will come in dreams or through psychics, astrologers, spiritual channels or ministers/guru types. Family support and family connections also seem important then.
The pace of life is more leisurely this month, and health is excellent.
Love doesn’t seem a big issue at this time. Friendships and group activities seem more important now (and happy).
Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 15, 16, 23, 24
Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 30, 31
Best Days for Love: 6, 10, 11, 16, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29
Best Days for Money: 1, 4, 10, 11, 16, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Best Days for Career: 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29
The month ahead is happy and prosperous – one of the best in your year, Leo. Enjoy.
There are so many nice things happening we don’t know where to begin. First off, during this month and the next you are in a period of maximum independence and personal power. You can shape and mould your life to your specifications. You can (and should) have things your way. Your happiness is up to you. If you haven’t yet made the changes that you want to make, now (and August) is the time to make them.
Astrology confirms the spiritual teachings. Things – good or bad – have to happen internally before they can happen outwardly. These internal things are happening until the 22nd – with your spiritual 12th house very powerful. After the 22nd, the internal expansion will manifest outwardly. Spend the early part of the month on your spiritual practice, the results will be seen later on.
On the 6th Mercury crosses your Ascendant and enters your 1st house. This shows that money (and opportunity) pursues you. You can’t avoid it. Financial windfalls happen. Friends bring financial opportunity. Online activities prosper. You spend on yourself. You dress more prosperously and look the part. This draws other financial opportunities to you.
Love is a bit challenging early in the month, but as the Sun enters your own sign on the 22nd there is great improvement. You look great for a start – Leo always has star quality, but in this period more so than usual. Mars will be in your sign from the 20th onwards too, and this just adds to your charisma. You are strong and energetic – with great magnetism. The opposite sex takes notice. With these kinds of aspects the actual shape of your physical body is not really the issue. It is the energy you exude that creates the charm. People are ultimately more attracted by a healthy energy field than by purely physical things.
Mars’ move into your sign shows foreign travel and involvement with foreigners. Perhaps a foreign friend or associate is coming to stay with you. It is a wonderful aspect for college-level students. Schools are seeking you rather than vice versa.
Health and energy are super. There’s nothing that you can’t achieve this month.
Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 29, 30
Most Stressful Days Overall: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 26, 27
Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30
Best Days for Money: 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31
Best Days for Career: 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 28, 29
Two eclipses impact on you this month, but you have all the energy and help you need to deal with them. Even though your health is excellent, however, it won’t hurt to reduce your busy schedule over the eclipse periods.
The Lunar Eclipse of the 7th occurs in your 7th house of love and tests the current relationship. Generally this testing arises as old baggage – long-repressed grievances (real or imagined) – come to the surface to be dealt with. Sometimes the relationship gets tested because of life-changing dramas in the life of the beloved. Either way, a good relationship will withstand the stresses and get better. It is the flawed ones that are vulnerable. Sometimes singles will decide to change their marital status under this kind of eclipse. They want to take their relationship on to the next stage.
Every Lunar Eclipse will activate the dream life – and generally not in a good way. Don’t pay too much attention to this. The eclipse is stirring up the astral world and this gets reflected in your dream life. Every Lunar Eclipse produces spiritual changes – dramatic ones. Course corrections are needed in the spiritual life, a change of teachings and practice perhaps. There are shakeups and disruptions in spiritual or charitable organizations and guru figures in your life, and in your place of worship. Mars is affected strongly by this eclipse. Avoid foreign travel during this period. College or graduate-level students tend to make important changes to their educational plans. Legal issues can take a dramatic turn – one way or another.
The Solar Eclipse of the 21st affects you more intensely. It not only impacts on the ruler of your Horoscope, the Sun, but also occurs in your 1st house (close to the cusp of the 2nd). So once again, as in February, you’re forced by events to redefine yourself. Once again you will be changing your image, look and presentation to the world. You will think differently of yourself and thus will want others to think differently of you as well. This will go on for another six months – it is a process rather than a one-off event.
As in February, detoxes of the body can happen – especially if you haven’t been careful in dietary matters. The body throws off effete material. Since this eclipse is so close to the cusp of the money house, important financial changes are happening. However, as your financial planet is retrograde at this point, consider these changes carefully. It might be better to plan them now and put them into action next month, when Mercury moves forward again (on September 5). You are entering (on the 22nd) a yearly financial peak. Thus the changes are likely to be good – helpful.
Love is stormy early in the month (because of the eclipse) but gets better later. There is good harmony with the beloved, and the Solar Eclipse can also bring a happy romantic meeting. But your love planet, Uranus, is retrograde (from the 3rd onwards), so go slow in love. There’s no need to rush into anything.
Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 16, 17, 25, 26
Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 10, 23, 24, 30
Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 7, 8, 16, 17, 27, 28, 30
Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30
Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 10, 16, 17, 28
Last month on the 26th (as Venus crossed your Ascendant) the planetary power shifted from the top half of your chart to the bottom. This represents a psychological shift in you. Career is less of an issue now. Perhaps you have attained your short-term goals now – Venus in your sign shows that you look and feel successful – and others see you this way. It is time to regroup. Time to gather your forces for the next career push, which will happen next year. Now it’s time to get the home and family life in order and to work on your emotional wellness. A harmonious domestic and emotional life is the foundation upon which the career rests. So you want this in order.
We have a lot of retrograde activity this month – although not as much as last month; 40 per cent of the planets are retrograde until the 5th (and 30 per cent after that). So, it won’t hurt to take a career break now.
You’re still in the midst of a yearly financial peak. Half the planets are either in the money house or passing through there this month – a lot of power. (The money house is not only strong quantitatively but qualitatively as well – the planets that are in there are very important ones.) Your financial planet moves forward on the 5th and enters the money house on the 10th. So earnings are strong. The financial judgement is also much better after the 10th than before. Up until the 10th you can be too impulsive, both in spending and investing. After that date, this is toned down.
Elders and authority figures in your life have been on your side since August 26, and this is the situation until the 20th of this month. After the 20th you have their financial favour. Mars (in your chart he is very beneficent – not the case for some other signs) moves into your money house on the 5th and stays there for the rest of the month. This shows financial expansion. It also brings business-related travel and good fortune with foreign companies or foreign investments.
The job situation looks hectic. You’re working harder than usual. Be patient. The stresses will pass next month.
Health is excellent all month. If you feel under the weather, enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.
Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24
Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29
Best Days for Love: 6, 7, 8, 14, 17, 18, 23, 24, 27, 28
Best Days for Money: 1, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20, 30, 31
Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 17, 18, 27, 28
Don’t panic over the lull in your career. Your career planet (Venus) has her solstice from the 16th to the 19th (and most likely you will feel it even before then). The bottom half of your chart is still ultra-powerful and your 4th house of home and family becomes powerful from the 11th onwards. The lull is good. A change of direction is happening. Keep the focus on the home and your emotional wellness. This is a good time (especially from the 23rd onwards) to work on your career in ‘interior’ ways rather than overtly. Visualize where you want to be and what you want to achieve. Get into the mood and feeling of success. Then let go. These practices will lead to overt (and powerful) actions later on down the road.
Jupiter makes a major move (it only happens once a year) from Libra into Scorpio – from your 3rd house to your 4th. This is a major headline for the month. The normal domestic life becomes more enjoyable. There is happiness from the family and good family support too. The family circle increases and widens. There are more children or children figures in your life. A parent or parent figure starts to prosper. The family as a whole seems more prosperous. There will be good fortune in the purchase or sale of a home.
Love is problematic this month. You and the beloved seem far apart. This can be physically, in terms of space, or psychologically (which is more likely). Two people can be in the same room physically but be universes apart psychologically and emotionally. It will take a lot more work than usual to bridge the differences. This is however a short-term trend, and love should improve after the 23rd. Your love planet, Uranus, is still retrograde – and this is not helping matters.
Finances are winding down. The month begins with two planets in the money house – Mars and Venus. By the end of the month, the money house will be empty. Earnings are still strong, but the interest and focus is waning. Most likely your short-term goals have been achieved and you don’t feel pressure to focus overly much here. Mars in the money house expands earnings and indicates earnings from foreign companies or countries. It shows business-related travel, and that you are spending more on education and travel. Venus in the money house (until the 14th) indicates that you have the financial favour of elders, bosses, parents or parent figures. Your financial planet, Mercury, travels with Jupiter on the 18th and 19th. This shows a nice payday. There is luck in speculations too. The Sun travels with Jupiter on the 26th and 27th – another nice payday. This is also lucky for speculations.
Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 9, 10, 19, 20, 29, 30
Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 16, 17, 24, 25
Best Days for Love: 2, 6, 7, 10, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30
Best Days for Money: 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30
Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 6, 7, 16, 17, 26, 27
The 4th house of home and family is where the action is this month. Even your career planet, Venus, moves in there on the 7th. The home and family is the career. This is your mission, your priority for the month ahead. If your home base is in order, if there is emotional wellness, the outward career will take care of itself.
When the 4th house is strong people tend to have a passion for the past. There is a great need to come to terms with it. We don’t really understand our present until we understand the events that led up to it. The past gives context for the present and the future. So, when these aspects are in effect there is a great interest in history, in family genealogy, in psychology. Nature, of course, is behind all this. This is a therapeutic exercise. Often we meet up or get calls from childhood friends. We connect via social media sometimes and rehash old times. We have dreams of old experiences – often the unpleasant ones. Looking at these things from your present state of maturity and understanding resolves many past issues and traumas. Yes, it is good to live in the now, as the gurus say. But in the now we can explore the past.
The 5th house of fun and creativity comes after the 4th house. The philosophy of astrology implies that we have to come to terms with the past, with our origins, first – then we can have fun and indulge in the pleasures of life. Your 5th house experience (which begins on the 22nd) will be affected by how well you do the work of the 4th house.
Health is still good overall, but rest and relax more until the 22nd. This is not your best health period (compared with other months). If you feel under the weather, enhance your health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.
Though career is not a focus this month, there is a nice opportunity coming on the 12th and 13th. Career opportunities come for children and children figures too. The parents or parent figures in your life seem close. If they are single there is a strong romantic opportunity.
Your financial planet spends most of the month ‘out of bounds’ – from the 11th onwards. Thus your search for earnings and profits takes you outside your normal circles. You go into unknown areas – and this seems necessary. On the 6th, Mercury enters your 5th house and brings luck in speculations. Earnings increase. Money is earned in happy ways. You have a ‘happy go lucky’ attitude to money. It comes easily and you spend easily.
Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27
Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27, 28
Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27
Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 7, 8, 16, 17, 28, 29
Leo is the great fun lover of the zodiac. I would wager that if surveys were taken on any given night – in the nightclubs, theatres or casinos – one would find a disproportionate percentage of Leos there (or people strong in the sign). For the past two years you’ve been toning it down. But now, on the 21st, Saturn leaves your 5th house and moves into the 6th house (where he belongs). The inhibitions are gone now, Leo. You can let loose.
Last month on the 23rd you entered a yearly personal pleasure peak, and this continues until the 21st. (Next year’s personal pleasure peaks will be a lot stronger, but you’re in a yearly phase now.) This is the time to enjoy life and to do things that make you happy. Leos are creative people in general, and now even more so. Let it show.
Your love planet Uranus is still retrograde all month, so there is no need for major decision making but the love life is much better. There is more harmony with the beloved. Also, your more relaxed attitude is appealing.
Your financial planet spends the month in your 5th house, which is basically a happy and prosperous position. However, Mercury is retrograde from the 3rd to the 23rd. Try to tone down the speculations in this period. If you can’t help yourself, wager with half of what you would normally do. Earnings will still happen during Mercury’s retrograde but with delays and complications. This retrograde happens in the height of the holiday shopping season which complicates things. If possible, do your major shopping before the 3rd. If this is not possible, give more thought to your purchases. Set a realistic budget and make sure the stores have good returns policies.
This is a party-oriented month in general – but more so for you. By the 21st, you’re more or less partied out and are ready for work.
Health is much improved over last month. Saturn’s move into his own sign and house on the 21st shows a more serious attitude to health and work. You’re ready to set up long-term health and fitness regimes – disciplined ones.
Children and children figures in your life have financial challenges for the next two years, but the month ahead is prosperous – especially after the 21st.