2012 Leo Horoscope Preview
2012 Leo Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Leo for the year 2012. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2012 Yearly Horoscopes.
The following is your 2012 horoscope, dear Leo.
Areas of Expansion in 2012 for Leo: Career, Reputation, Friendships, Visions of the Future
Your Leo 2012 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
Until June 11, 2012, your ambitions, career, business goals, and reputation continue to grow and develop. Your talents and skills are recognized now like never before. All of the hard work you've put in begins to pay off and is rewarded - or at the very least, recognized. This influence has been with you since June, 2011, although it may have been dormant in the last quarter of the year. However, you begin 2012 raring to go - ready to grab professional opportunities, and coming across well in terms of public image.
You are in the limelight in some way during this cycle, which can boost your spirits, especially in March, when opportunities can knock, particularly on financial and practical levels.
Although it's a great period for expansion and recognition on a professional level, and you should take advantage of it, choose your projects carefully. Don't take on more than you can handle.
Your hard work and effort can be recognized now, and you could find yourself in a position that truly suits you. For some of you, more prestige or a higher social standing may be part of the picture now. You might also bring more creativity to your work, or you could be recognized and esteemed for your creative hobbies.
Romance and career may be tied together during this period. Some of you could find opportunities for romantic relationships through business. Some may improve their reputation or lot in life through their romantic associations.
From June 11th onward, your connections to others, group associations, and friendships expand and grow. Single Leos might connect with a romantic partner through groups or friends - they might get a "referral", so to speak.
This is a time when you are filled with ideas about the future. You are planting seeds, aiming to get started on projects that will reap rewards in the future. While this can be exciting, try not to take on more than you can handle. Your vision is quite optimistic, and you might over-estimate what you are capable of doing down the road! However, one or two projects can be inspiring and also quite innovative.
With more contact with others, whether it's about an expanded in-person group of connections or online, you are sure to come up with new ideas and to be inspired. Others can point you in new directions.
Potential negatives: Over-emphasis on activities that take you away from your practical responsibilities, too often.
Watch for some form of disillusionment or over-idealizing someone in June and July, when it's all too easy to see only the good things and gloss over underlying motives. There might be some challenges with values, and some of you could struggle with a relationship that means more to someone than it truly is.
However, for the most part, you are likely to take advantage of this period in your life in order to expand your social life and friends base, and to dream up exciting new paths for the future.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Communications, Daily Schedules, HOme, & Family Life
Your Leo 2012 Horoscope points to areas of contraction, restriction, and necessary "slimming down" in order to test for stable foundations. There are always areas of life that require more simplicity. Tests may be part of the picture as you learn that life with only growth and expansion can run away with itself.
Until October 5th, the area of your life that requires a "back to basics" approach is the sector that rules communications, learning, and local transportation. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This influence has been with you for some time, and certainly throughout 2011. Some of you will have felt it more strongly in the past, and others are becoming more aware of the influence in 2012, depending on when you were born.
Challenges can come to your communications during this period. You may feel pressure to produce ideas, and to make them work in the "real world". A certain somberness in your outlook may be characteristic of this phase, as it may be a time of worry. It may seem like acquaintances and sometimes siblings are blocking your growth in some manner, and these relationships may be strained as a result. Although you have a desire to make contacts, you are now rather preoccupied with learning or other mental projects, and you may view idle chit-chat as a waste of time. You may feel an unusual pressure to structure your time and effort, and to cut out communication that seems unnecessary. You may at times feel rather overwhelmed by such things as errands, red tape, and other such day-to-day "disruptions". By the end of the transit, however, you will have ideally gained a greater depth of understanding, having focused on information and communication that you really can use to feel more effective in the world. Certainly, from June forward with Jupiter influencing your friends sector, making connections comes naturally.
There is a great need now to structure your life by way of schedules, managing daily details and your time more effectively. There can be some problems with local transportation -- getting from point A to point B. There can be some restlessness or an urge to get out and about, but you might feel somewhat weighed down by your daily responsibilities.
On the other hand, this period is strong for practical matters, in general. You tend to your resources well and you are less inclined to procrastinate.
From October 5th onwards, the area of your life that requires a "back to basics" approach is the sector that rules home, family, you roots, domestic activities, living conditions, and security. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This influence begins October 5th, 2012, and is with you until September, 2015. It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on when you were born.
Tests can come to your family life during this cycle. The responsibilities and demands of domestic life can run high. There can be a feeling that others are not as sympathetic to you, or that they leave you alone to your own defenses during this period. In truth, you are learning how to stand on your own two feet, as well as to meet your responsibilities and to fix whatever it is that you have let slide in the past. At the end of this cycle, you'll come away with a stronger foundation.
There can be an opportunity to turn a domestic dream into a reality in October. December can bring opportunities to work from home for some of you.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Belief Systems, Travel
Your 2012 Leo Horoscope points to areas of your life that seem to speed up so that you are able to take some risks, innovate, and revolutionize.
Last March, you entered a lengthy cycle in which your belief systems and knowledge change and develop, and this is active throughout 2012. You experience a spiritual awakening of sorts. Travel opportunities may arise. Learning needs to be exciting or cutting edge for you in order to keep your interest, but while you are less interested in traditional subjects or methods of learning, if you are on an educational path, be sure to "endure" some of these things so that your training is relevant to your career goals. Life experiences are unpredictable and exciting. You are embracing change and easily incorporate changes into your personality.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Work, Health, Daily Routines, Friendships, Love Relationships
Your 2012 Leo Horoscope reveals areas of life in which change and transformation take place. It's a time for "out with the old, in with the new".
Friendships, group associations, creativity, and romantic involvements are evolving in important ways this year. There is a need to learn about the value of the team in your life. New group associations may be made, friendships can expand, and you are challenged to find a balance between your romantic life and your associations with friends. Creative endeavors are strong, but you may need to give up some of the credit in order to incorporate others into a team effort.
See also 2012 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2012 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, and 2012 Love Guides for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.
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