2012 Horoscope Leo
Yearly Horoscope: 2012 Predictions for Leo
We've divided our 2012 yearly horoscopes into 3 groups (or decanates) per sign for more accuracy. Remember that if you know your Ascendant, read forecasts for both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign. If you know your birth time, but don't know your Ascendant, be sure to see How to Obtain Your Astrology Chart here.
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Leo (Born July 23 to August 2) - 0 to 10 degrees Leo:
2012: Leo Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
2012 Overview for all Leos.
In 2012, you continue to find joy in your professional life, dear Leo. Good things come your way, including recognition, whether monetary or "pats on the back". Your reputation, in general, improves this year. Jupiter transiting your career and reputation sector until June is responsible for these things. From June forward, Jupiter highlights a different sector of your chart - your sector of dreams, hopes, ideals, friendships and groups - and these areas of your life expand. If you own a business, this sector also rules income from that business, which should improve in 2012 and 2013. You are likely to make new contacts that bring you joy. You'll take pleasure in reaching out to others, and while Leos do enjoy popularity in general, Saturn's transit of your third house in recent years (and until October of this year) has limited your responsiveness to social contact. Gradually, you'll be more motivated to branch out and network as the year progresses. From October forward, home and family life may become a little burdened or pressured, as the cosmos are giving you the message that it's time to take greater responsibility with family, and to better organize your home life. Uranus travelling in harmony to your sign all year is an uplifting and energizing influence. You're open to experience and adventure beyond the usual routine. Partnered Leos will find that their relationships are evolving. They'll need to avoid suspicion or trying to get others to follow their "script". A long-term influence that cast quite a veil of confusion over your partnership sector ends early this year, and this brings more clarity to your world of committed partnerships. Romance is especially well-starred in March. Some of you could reach new social heights or could experience an enhanced reputation through a romantic association. Old friends can reappear in May and June, possibly complicating life a little! For some Leos, in the second half of the year, friends can introduce you to a romantic partner, or a friendship might even turn into a romance. Making money in 2012 is a stronger ambition than usual, particularly in the first half of the year. It's complicated, but ultimately you're able to improve your lot in life.
Until June 11th, Jupiter continues to transit your solar tenth house. Increased public recognition and professional success characterize this position. This can be a time of achievement, career advancement, and success in business. Business-related travel or the reaching of a wider audience is possible during this cycle. Your worldly or public status may change for the better. There could be a promotion, new job opportunities, a diploma, an important award, or a marriage. You may come into the limelight. Authority figures or other influential people tend to look upon you favorably, see more potential in you, and readily help you along, so work it! Something might happen now, or circumstances are such, that your career (or professional interests in general) expands, and you find more joy and pleasure from your work. You could enjoy more freedom, or possibly even responsibilities, in your career. Integrity, directness, and honesty will get you everywhere now. The more willing you are to put yourself in the limelight, the more positive the rewards--this is not the time to be a shrinking violet! These positive circumstances won't necessarily fall into your lap, and are unlikely to come all at once. You need to keep your eyes open for opportunities in these areas of life.
Because Jupiter rules your sector of romance, creativity, and children, and is transiting your career and public sector, these matters can be tied together in various ways during this period. You might be recognized for creative talents and hobbies, a romance or possibly your children might be more public or known this year, and so forth.
From June 11th forward, Jupiter moves through your solar eleventh house, bringing benefits and fresh energy to networking activities, the formulation of broad, long-term goals, acquaintances, clubs, and organizations in your life. You can rely on your friends for their help and support, and your circle of friends could most certainly increase during this fruitful transit. Your long-term goals and wishes tend to be broad and perhaps unusual or ahead of the times just now. You may particularly enjoy dreaming up ideas for the future. Achieving your goals tends to come more easily now. Others especially value your advice and often turn to you for help. You could become more active with friends or in your community. You may have opportunities to join or lead clubs or groups. Group activities and associations could be avenues for fulfilling your own goals. You may take special joy in sharing a common cause or ideals with others. You are especially hopeful and more inclined to believe that if you wish it, it will be! Income from your business or career is likely to increase. You might find yourself more tolerant of others in general, and of differences in values. Reaching out beyond your personal circle can certainly open doors to you and bring joy into your life during this cycle. You might also expand your social circle through work, or while pursuing health goals. These positive circumstances won't necessarily fall into your lap, and are unlikely to come all at once. You need to keep your eyes open for opportunities in these areas of life. Also, Jupiter can bring too much of a good thing at times, and you might find that your social agenda is crammed or that you have taken on more friends or goals than you can reasonably handle.
During this cycle, romance and friendships or group associations can be tied together. Some of you may find more romantic opportunities through friends, groups, and associates. Some might bring creative energy or skills to a group setting.
The most favorable periods for these matters occur while Jupiter is in direct motion in your solar eleventh house, from June 11th to October 4th. (This transit lasts until June 2013).
Jupiter transits sextile to your Sun from June forward, making it an excellent time to start new long-term projects. You might find that you feel subtly more vital, confident, and optimistic about the future at this time. It's a good time to resolve conflicts, as you are not as easily angered by trivial matters.
Saturn transits your solar third house again this year until October. You are more productive, with a responsible and sometimes even somber outlook. Although you have a desire to make contacts, you are now rather preoccupied with learning or producing, and you may view idle chit-chat as a waste of time. You could feel an unusual pressure to structure your time and effort, and to cut out communication that seems unnecessary. Bouncing ideas off a special person in your life will produce great benefits. You are more able to accomplish something solid this year. By the end of the transit in October, 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.
Saturn transits your solar fourth house from October forward (until 2015). Saturn here urges you to get serious about home, family, and domestic concerns. You are building your nest, not in a "plumping your nest" sort of way. In fact, you may be stripping some things away--perhaps even downsizing or de-cluttering--and adding structure to your domestic life. You face issues surrounding your attachments to the past. Sometimes this manifests as literal re-organization of your home. Moving house is not typically associated with this transit as it would if, for example, Uranus was the transiting planet. If moves are made, you might encounter some resistance in yourself. This is not a time when you feel particularly brave in the outer world. However, reorganization in your home, and more importantly, in your soul, embodies the true nature of this transit. Many will go through a major "spring cleaning" inside. Limitations that came from early family conditioning will be brought to the fore. At first, there may be some frustration with your life to date, and how you have limited your opportunities because of early conditioning. A feeling of being alone and unsupported in life may dominate now. You may experience some distancing or frustrations regarding your parents. Family obligations may get in the way of your experience of pleasure and of the achievement of your personal goals. There may be some emotional distancing as well in your home. Your current living conditions may feel restrictive, limiting, too small or cramped (physically and/or emotionally). Delays and slowdowns may be experienced in the areas of health, mobility, and career. However, all of these things are occurring now in order that you face your responsibilities, become more self-sufficient, and more organized. Ultimately, you are learning to rely on yourself and to take care of things that you may have previously neglected but that have undermined your confidence in yourself and in your life.
Pluto is in your solar sixth house this year, and you will need to watch for straining yourself by working too hard. During the course of this very long-term transit, you will be learning about new ways of approaching health matters, particularly by uncovering root or core issues. Your work and habits are also evolving.
For those of you born July 25-31, and those with a Leo Ascendant of 3-8-1/2 degrees, Uranus begins or continues its lengthy transit of your solar ninth house and trines your Sun. Pleasant surprises pepper your year ahead. You're open to a certain amount of change and progress in 2012, and thus attract interesting and sometimes unusual events into your life. A few doors open to you as you express yourself more spontaneously this year. Connections with a broader set of people and experiences can be the catalysts for your changing, more open-minded personal philosophy. Your interest in learning, exploring, and branching out is renewed and fresh. Listening to your gut will serve you well, as long as you're not listening to that part of you that fears change. Fortunately, it's easier to make necessary changes in your life without making too many waves now. You are drawn to new experiences and ideas, and they contribute to your growth. You have a twinkle in your eye this year! Your own originality and uniqueness is bound to come shining through. You are slightly more outspoken, daring, and progressive than usual now. Events that occur this year tend to show you a different side of yourself, and could attract new people into your life. Any new friends or connections made are likely to be quite different than those you have had in the past. If you want to rid yourself of some unhealthy habits or past conditioning that has been undermining your confidence, this is the year to do it. Some of the people around you might be surprised at your newly found independence, but most will enjoy it. New intellectual interests are likely this year. Unexpected or unusual experiences tend to enhance your understanding, and a new perspective on your life is in store. An unexpected opportunity for travel may present itself, or new opportunities to further your education could arise. If you do get a chance to travel, which could come up quite suddenly, unusual and eye-opening experiences may be in store for you. The people that you meet this year tend to stir you into new ways of thinking. You are less inclined towards a personal philosophy that is traditional now, and attracted to more avant-garde or simply progressive belief systems.
For those of you born August 1-2, Uranus continues to transit your solar eighth house. There could be some ambiguities or unexpected happenings surrounding money that are part of your life but that don't come from your own income. This includes such things as shared resources with a close partner, alimony, taxes, loans, and so forth. At times, this could throw you off balance. This position could also indicate a period of uncertainty surrounding your intimate relationships, and/or some experimentation with your sexuality.
The influence of Neptune is similar to last year for most of you. Neptune continues to transit your solar seventh house, as it has been doing for a number of years, casting some "fog" over your partnerships. You may be meeting evasiveness in a partner or potential mates. A more accepting or spiritual approach to partnerships may have been a way of life in recent years. For those of you born July 23-25, this influence is finished. Neptune begins its lengthy transit through your solar eighth house this year.
Eclipses in 2012 fall in your fifth and eleventh houses and fourth and tenth houses this year. You will be learning about letting go of your attachment to the drama of romance and personal relationships, as well as your willfulness. You are called upon to learn about the value of the team. You may need to give freedom to your romantic partner instead of expecting him or her to follow a script of your own making. You learn the value of brotherly love and the benefits of a sense of belonging to a community. Events are such that you move towards a more objective approach to your life and you cultivate true friendships. A romantic affair may undergo deep, rewarding changes. If love is true, there's nothing to fear. The demands of your larger goals in life may have been eclipsing your pleasure-seeking activities. Also possible, your children may be going through their own changes and "stages", and need more attention now. Additionally, it's time to take steps to improve your family and home life. You may need to review and change your career goals as well. Career matters come to a head. You may be challenged to perform and prove your competence in 2012. Keeping everything aboveboard is critical. Finding a balance between your attention to home and career is the challenge now.
Although your overall state of mind is stable and productive, some restlessness is likely this year. Mundane tasks capture your attention, but the urge to get out and about is bound to grab hold of you as well. Finding a balance can be difficult, but necessary.
A positive connection between your tenth and sixth houses in March makes this time a highly productive period in your life. Your sometimes Herculean efforts, paying close attention to performance and to details, will not go unrewarded! Some of your most natural talents--the things that come easily--also meet with reward and acceptance. Sometimes in life, those with their nose to the grindstone can be overlooked. Not so for you at this time. The details and the "little things" make all the difference. Perfecting your particular craft is natural this year. Some of you may find that your career is moving in a more service-oriented direction. Romantic relationships can deepen and intensify. More intimacy and deep sharing are likely during this period. This is an excellent transit for rewarding romantic and sexual experiences. You are also able to focus when it comes to creative output, and could work quite doggedly at a particular hobby or craft now. Home life can be easier and happier.