Under the influence of an Aquarius Moon all day, 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.
Mercury in challenging aspect to Jupiter suggests a tendency to blow things out
of proportion, to exaggerate, to stretch the truth, or to neglect important
details. Mars enters Libra today, where it will transit for an unusually long
time, until July 25, 2014. The length of this transit is due to an upcoming Mars
retrograde (from March 1, 2014, to May 19, 2014). We tend to use our charm as a
means to an end under the influence of this cycle. Because we can see many
different sides to an issue, we can be vacillating and indecisive about how to
act. We don't want to be the "bad guy", and rarely resort to force. Instead, we
attempt to win arguments with style. We are indirect in approach and inclined
towards engaging in mental debates, yet we also attempt to make the opposition
comfortable! Passive-aggressiveness is the shadow side of this energy.
This month, your attention turns to creative projects, hobbies, pleasure, children, and romance, dear Leo. These areas of your life are in for a tremendous boost, particularly from the 2nd forward. The 4-12 is an outstanding period for beginning a new creative venture. You are more dedicated, confident, and go-getting than usual; and with your can-do attitude, success is guaranteed. You are magnetic and inspire confidence. Creativity is peaking at this time of year, and you have the chance to find new and exciting ways for expressing yourself as a unique and creative individual. If you're currently involved in a creative project you can also benefit from bringing a new perspective to the table. Your powers of attraction increase. A romantic commitment or a new lease on an old project is possible now. You can be especially productive in your studies or pursuing new learning endeavors and hobbies. You might enjoy staying active and busy. Around the 10-12, however, taking time to completely relax and retreat, privately or with family, can be especially beneficial. A friend may demand your attention around the 17th. From mid-month, partnerships can seem to move forward. You are likely to be more
motivated when it comes to putting your spiritual beliefs into action, and your general faith in life and the universe increases. It's easier to make important changes, as you are a little more courageous. From the 21st, a Venus retrograde cycle can bring the need to revise work and health plans. There can be focus on healing and processing when it comes to health. People can be a little standoffish in general, and stepping back is better than attempting to push or prod others.
Until June, and especially from February forward, it's a time for making
connections and formulating new ideas, dear Leo. Your social circle is
expanding, although you might want to watch for excesses in this area. While the
saying goes that you can never have too many friends, you don't want to spread
yourself thin. Similarly, avoid beginning so many new projects that you scatter
yourself across them. Friends can be supportive, and, for some Leos, romance is
tied with friendship or group associations. Your team spirit is very strong now,
and you might make wonderful contributions to a group or with associates that
you can truly feel proud of. When it comes to home and family, in 2013, you can
feel that the walls are closing in on you at times. There can be a feeling of
heaviness when it comes to your responsibilities or you literally feel cramped
in your personal space. There can also be a sense that you are alone and in
charge, emotionally speaking. However, you have the chance to restructure your
domestic life by bringing more order to it. Jupiter's entry into the sign behind
yours in late June can be considered a retreat of sorts - a year-long cycle that
prepares you for Jupiter's transit through your own sign starting in July 2014.
You come into closer touch with your spiritual and emotional renewal needs now,
and you might find that you're doing a lot for others, usually quite
voluntarily. Large decisions may be deferred to a later date. While there can be
times that you feel "in limbo", you can choose to take full advantage of this
period for extra rest, and for learning to love your privacy and "alone time"
with yourself. In fact, you might very well enjoy your own company! Love becomes
private somehow during this period. You might be keeping quiet about a
relationship or about your feelings, or you could be making some sacrifices for
someone you love. You might also be dealing with an ending of a relationship
that is no longer viable. You are becoming especially tolerant and compassionate
now. Daily habits and routines are transforming again this year, and you have
many opportunities to make important changes. Don't pass up on travel
opportunities and connections made with people overseas or of a vastly different
culture than yours. These experiences can be eye-opening and beneficial.
the most part, 2013 is about inner, emotional growth rather than outer events
and changes for you, dear Leo.
Uranus as the ruler of your partnership sector continues to travel through
your solar ninth house this year. This is a long-term trend that suggests
partnership "material" might be found in faraway places,
through travel, higher education, or other forms of adventure and expansion of
your usual boundaries. Some Leos may meet a partner who is from a very different
cultural background. Already partnered Leos might embark on new adventures with
a partner. There can be some restlessness if you are not growing together and
reaching beyond your usual routine.
Uranus continues to be challenged by Pluto this year, as
was the case in 2012. This suggests a continuing struggle with power plays or
control issues in a partnership. You don't want to go there - it's not going to
do anything except cause pain, so try to avoid attempts to control the direction
of a relationship or to expect a partner to play along to a script. You might
instead face some jealousies and manipulations in a partner, and this kind of
behavior should be strongly discouraged. There might also be some challenges
involving the work you do or family issues that are hot topics/problem areas in
your closest relationships. With Pluto in your work sector, many Leos have
become workaholics recently, and you will need to find a better balance between
your work and love life.
Jupiter is the ruler of your love and romance sector and
rules over your more casual love relationships and dating life. Jupiter's
presence in your friendship sector until late June can be indicative of love or
dating opportunities with or through friends. Certainly, love relationships
benefit from a spirit of friendship and acceptance now. You are more attracted
to relationships in which you share a common goal or vision, and some of you
could find dating or love opportunities through group activities.
The second half of the year brings Jupiter to your privacy
and soul sector. This is a house of endings, and some of you will be ending a
love relationship during this cycle. August can be a time when some Leos find
out or come to the realization that a love relationship is not going anywhere.
However, it can also point to an attachment to a private relationship or a
relationship in which you are making personal sacrifices in order to keep it
going. It can be a little more difficult to come to conclusions or strong
decisions about a relationship for many of you, as you may be on the fence or
simply confused about your attachments or the direction of a relationship. Love
is certainly more complicated, and for some of you, quite deliciously so,
especially in July, when emotional sustenance may be found in a love attachment.
From June 25th forward, Leos are much more interested in love relationships with
heart and emotional connection than they are in relationships that are spirited
and adventurous in nature.
There can be stronger attraction to Aries, Aquarius, and
Pisces personalities in 2013.
Neptune continues to move through your intimacy sector
this year, and will continue to do so for many years to come. This points to a
strong spiritual element to your intimate expression and world. More
spirituality, romance, or fantasy is now brought to your intimate life. Your
fantasy life may be especially rich in July. There is much less confusion about
marriage or committed partnership than in recent years. You will still need to
watch for financial dependencies with a partner, however. Watch that others
don't take advantage of your generosity in 2013.
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.