A difficult aspect between Venus and Saturn this morning
can point to some holding back in our interactions. There can be coolness with
our affections, and possible anxiety on social or financial levels. Things
aren't flowing very naturally. The Moon is in Aquarius all day, and we are
attracted to the unusual, extraordinary, and unconventional. Independence,
equality, and freedom are vital to feeling emotionally satisfied with this
position of the Moon. As the day advances, we tend to open our minds and our
faith increases. We can more readily tap into our imaginations.
You are increasingly tapping into your ambitious side this month, dear Leo. It's a good month for recognition for your ideas, insight, methods, and intelligence. Your responsibilities to others can, at times, complicate the freedom and mobility you crave, but you're easing into a more performance-oriented phase of the year.
The 9-12 is one of the more spontaneous times of the month that can offer ease and opportunities. Travel, publishing, educational, romantic, and creative efforts are favored now. New or revitalized interests, studies, and experiences can figure strongly now.
While there is a nice emphasis on fellow Fire signs this month and your confidence is strong, retrograde activity suggests some need to take things slowly, particularly with Mars turning retrograde in your solar fifth house on the 17th. Brand-new initiatives are not favored generally speaking with Mars retrograde until June 29th, but this doesn't mean projects should be suspended or that you shouldn't work on plans for new endeavors with a future launch date. In fact, this is a strong period for editing, refining, and fine-tuning work.
With Mars retrograde in your solar fifth house from the 17th forward and for most of May, some of you could be feeling a little stuck creatively speaking. Your social life in general can be quite complicated. Some challenges can surface in a romantic relationship or in relationships with your children this month and next. Avoidance is a strong tendency right now, but not advised. It's time to make some changes in your approach to pursuing your desires, and for giving others some space. Mars will later back into your home and family sector, but for now, increased attention to your creative and recreational activities is likely. This is a time for reassessing how you approach recreation, work-play balance, lovers, love interests, and dating in general. You may decide to employ more strategy or to think ahead before jumping in.
Mid-month, you can also be dealing with magnification of trouble areas in your daily life, health, or work. This is temporary as Pluto changes direction in your sector of work and habits. In the coming months, you would be wise to loosen some of the tight control you have over your daily routines and work, or for some, the concerns you have sharing the load.
Venus enters your career and reputation sector and Mercury turns retrograde in the same sector in the last few days of April. While this is a good time for public appeal and attention to life path and career goals, you will benefit from some review of these things in the weeks ahead. Again, this is a time for cautious moves and edits or adjustments rather than bold new beginnings. The 21-22 can illuminate a matter concerning home and family, and possibly stir a desire to move or travel.
Themes this year continue to involve reworking and transforming your daily
routines, work, and health, dear Leo, as well as building and developing talents
and resources. Later this year, you'll be diversifying, making more connections,
and spreading your energy a little more.
Learning, changing belief systems, travel, and culture continue to be in
focus. Spiritual awakenings happen through your new experiences and exposure to
different beliefs and knowledge. Healing techniques and methods begun last year
or implemented this year are powerful and even life-changing. There is good,
needed focus on your earnings, earnings potential, the building of natural
talents, and development of business.
You continue to take love connections more seriously - a theme that began in
2015 and that is still developing in 2016. Whether to trust or protect your
heart is an issue for many with a Saturn-Neptune square playing out for much of
the year in your fun and intimacy sectors. Partnerships may be formed through
learning and traveling experiences, and some of you are exploring long-distance
relationships this year. Love connections could be made through your pursuit of
work, health, and wellness goals, or the major lifestyle changes you are making
bring you into contact with new lovers and friends.
Continuing attention to debt, shared resources, and areas of drain or neglect
with your finances is important. You may be drawn to investing in the wrong
ventures or people, perhaps ignoring practical considerations in the process.
Creative ventures need special attention. Whether to expand or focus on getting
the practical basics right can be an issue.
An important area of focus in the first seven months of the year is about taking charge of your home and family life,
which may be demanding at times. Home life may be a little
hurried and hectic. There may be increased noise and activity on the home front
or with family, stimulating restlessness and impatience. Family disputes are
possible. Home improvements can leave things in a state of flux. Old problems,
whether they're around the home or emotional ones, can resurface. By working on
your inner foundation and your "base", you'll improve many other life
departments as well.
Until September, there can be a feeling of abundance, and
for some, a chance to indulge, take a pause, and revel in things. Some of you
could acquire something of value that you've always wanted, invest, or enjoy an
increase in business and income. There can be a strong emphasis on comfort and
enjoying simple (and sometimes not so simple) pleasures. You can take great
pleasure in growing and building a business or exploring creative pursuits and
An eclipse in August introduces a new theme that will play
out over the coming two years. This can be experienced as the first cosmic push
to better define your life in terms of your partnership needs, bringing up
themes of cooperation versus independence.
From September forward, you may be exploring and
developing writing, speaking, and teaching skills. You can be reaching out more
often and finding new things to learn. Some will be intensely involved in detail
work and skill-building, and while this may not show immediate rewards or
profits, these things can be extremely helpful in projects down the road. Skills
and knowledge gained now can be very profitable and useful in the years ahead.
You are bringing tons of creativity to your communications. There can be
interesting opportunities emerging through courses, meetings, siblings,
neighbors, and classmates. Love relationships might begin through pursuit of
learning and mental interests. New and improved ways to commute and
connect are also in focus.
This Year in Love: Leo
2015-2016 Love Horoscope for Leo
Jupiter continues its transit of your sign until mid-August. This is your
time - a healthy level of self-interest is natural and necessary now. While this
transit very often brings nice boosts to confidence and other rewards, it's not
directly connected to rewards in partnerships. It's more about freedom of
expression and learning about your own reach than it is about partnering and
learning about a special person in your life. However, because Jupiter rules
your romance sector, you can receive quite a bit of romantic attention and
interest during this period. Whether or not you're ready to settle down and
direct your attention to building a love relationship may be another story. You
are feeling things out, experimenting, and enjoying yourself. Even so, Jupiter
is connecting happily with Uranus again this year, and Uranus rules partnerships
in your solar chart - see below for more about this.
Interestingly, as Jupiter comes to the end of its transit of Leo in August,
Venus retrogrades in Leo (specifically from July 31-September 6). This is an
ideal period for review, reflection, and reconsideration, particularly of your
presentation and the impact of your personality on others - how this helps or
Retrograde Venus affects all of us in general, mainly in the areas of love
and finances. These matters are not straightforward during this period, and it
is a time for reviewing our attitudes rather than forging ahead boldly into new
love relationships or financial projects. Venus spends more time than usual in
your sign this year because of the retrograde, from June 5-July 18 and then July
31-October 8! But from July 31-September 6, Venus is retrograde in Leo, and
there can be some cooling off, reflection, and attention to the past. From
September 7-October 8, and you are likely to enjoy the attention as well as the
time to get more comfortable in your own skin. Retrograde Venus is a strong
period for learning about what you truly desire, want, and need, as well as for
making updates and edits to your own manner that ultimately help you to attract
the right people into your life.
With the exception of the summer of 2015, Saturn is transiting your romance
sector this year, and this brings more stability and groundedness to your life.
It also points to a maturing process, for some, in your romantic life. This can
play out in a variety of ways. This sector rules many things, including
attention you receive from others, romantic or otherwise, belief in yourself as
a unique individual worthy of attention, as well as casual love relationships -
how willing you are to share your light. You are learning to be less dependent on
others for applause and ego stroking with Saturn here. For some, there
can be romantic "tests" or a leaning up process as you become a little more
serious about who and what entertains you, and with whom you share yourself.
Flaws in your love life may become quite glaring in your eyes. For others, there
can be adjustments and changes to make in your love life, after which a
relationship strengthens. What you want from a romance, as well as what you are
realistically capable of giving back to a romantic relationship, is
becoming clearer. You are sharing yourself more selectively.
As your partnership sector ruler, Uranus is always an important player when it comes
to your love life (and business if it involves a partnership). In Aries and your
solar ninth house for many years, some of you could be finding committed
partnership through travel, higher education, or other forms of adventure and
expansion beyond your usual boundaries. This trend is especially strong until
June, 2015 as Uranus forms a trine with Jupiter in your sign. Some Leos may meet a partner who is from a very different
cultural background. Already partnered Leos might embark on new adventures with
a significant other. There can be some restlessness if you are not growing together and
reaching beyond your usual routine....cont'd
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.