Dear Leo, this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, your instincts may be your biggest asset. You’re headed toward big change in the (sort of distant) future, and the path between here and there is littered with matters that have been located in your ‘blind spot’, and so outside your awareness. This year, taking a creative, fearless tack in trying to expand your reach, generate gain, support relationships, and give sufficient energy to home matters and causes to which you’re dedicated is the only way to go. Emotional resilience from a Solar Return Taurus Moon, and an enhanced ability to dig for the Truth, will certainly help. You’ll face a lot of unexpected challenges; meeting them with optimism and imagination is the only useful answer. Happy Birthday, and good luck!
15 August it seems full speed ahead for expressing our power and taking meaningful action, especially toward uncovering the truth, and yet, our minds are a little distanced, critical, focused on details, discerning and materially-oriented, and so easily distracted from the action. The mental attitude is meant to empower, and skews choice toward ambition fulfillment—but in the end what makes a mark is passionate commitment, a willingness to do, especially to build, that colors boldly, but still stays within the lines. (Perfecting today: Mars sextile Pluto, Mercury into Virgo, parallel Juno, and semi-square Zeus)
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Dear Leo, if I have to sum up the coming Solar year for you, I’d say, ‘Stressful, Emotional Communications’–but that wouldn’t tell you half what you need to know, and might be a little alarming, to boot! You will take action based on agreements, information shared, knowledge, networking, and you must remain acutely aware of just how much both what you hear and how you process it will be affected by each party’s emotional palette. A lot of what causes the stress will be seated in a feeling that you alone can act, that you must choose or lead, and that there’s little time to waste–but you’ve got to remember, these are perceptions, and that’s no guarantee that they’re accurate. Sort it out through trusted relationships that empower you, and through creativity that centers either on your home or on some cause to which you’re dedicated. These will help ground you and allow you some perspective in communication issues–and they’ll make for an especially fulfilling year. Happy Birthday, Leo, and good luck!
This coming Solar year, dear Leo, through to your next birthday, you may be consumed with understanding the past–or are you obsessed with finding out about your future? While you figure that out, you may enjoy a large dose of creative energy, and the ability to lead others and yourself in a unique direction. Originality may be your strength this year, but distraction by trying to decipher your history is distinctly possible–as is living in the future and neglecting what is. Do your best to keep consciousness in the present, and know that gaining ground with your ambitions doesn’t mean you have to give up those most unique parts of yourself. Happy Birthday, Leo, and good luck!
You may be very focused, dear Leo, on the direction you’re headed, but not so much on what you need to get there. Somehow there’s a serious in-coordination between what you need to do and how you need to apply yourself, and the more serious issues of who holds power in your world and how they, more than you, hold command over your reality. The problem may lie in the way the individuality urge has driven forward and neglected to develop the specific skills and contacts that would fulfill ambitions. It can all be easily remedied, dear Leo, if you’ll simply put your feet on the ground for a while and attend to those matters, largely represented by the House through which Pluto is now transiting in your natal chart, that require some serious, daily attention. Then in no time at all you can allow that expansive creative urge to do its inspired thing, to much success. Happy Birthday, and good luck!
12 August the reality picture seems to grab hold of our methods and means of empowerment and mischievously twist them; relationships suddenly become all about money or what the other person thinks is smart, but we can’t help but feel something loving is being destroyed if we acquiesce or concentrate on assets. Words speak to some part of us we can’t pinpoint (and we speak from this subliminal stratum, as well) and nothing seems stable or secure; we feel we can point to irrefutable proof of that. That latter is a bit delusional; we must realize that we are seeing reality under too harsh a light—it seems so oppressive, and when we do that, we tend to exaggerate the negatives, and despair. Put on some rose-colored glasses, and wait for upsets to pass—and don’t take anything that comes across as hardline too seriously, at least for now. (Perfecting today: Saturn sesquiquadrate Juno, Venus into Leo, sextile Pallas, and contra-parallel Pluto, Mercury square Sedna, Mercury and the Sun contra-parallel Saturn)
Dear Leo, there’s a Pandora’s Box of subjects you’d rather not deal with that will be sneaking up on you soon–but the good news is facing those issues will bring you respect, independence, and allow you to fully express your passions–so that’s really not a bad deal at all. An added bonus to all this will be the way you are able to settle certain situations, myths, and repercussions of actions from the past that have reverberated through to the Now; you could be, by the end of this Solar year, through to your next birthday, free of some elements that have lingered for a long time, haunting you, dragging at your energy, or just acting as a brake. Deal with those negatives, and then know where you want to aim, as you can show real power and make great progress in pursuing your dreams.
Extra: if you have any placements or points at 5 Aries or 5 Capricorn, you may find those dreams and goals challenged by the Will of others–but that’s just one more thing you’ll need to work out–then you can go forward with few, or no, impediments.
Dear Leo: What’s the most powerful thing you’ve discovered about yourself in the past year? Because whatever that is, it will be behind what drives you forward on your Path this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday. If this powerful thing involved you facing matters you’d rather not deal with, then bravo/ brava, you are clearing out psychic material that may have held you back for a long time, and claiming your power as your own; and if this powerful thing was about demanding respect and standing up for yourself, then you have set the stage so that you’ve left behind those who aren’t right for this leg of your journey, and you’ve attracted those who are–with the result that you are now poised to go far at a new, empowered level. Happy Birthday, Leo, and good luck!
You’d agree that driving a team of spirited horses with your eyes closed is not a good idea, wouldn’t you, Leo? ‘Cause that’s effectively what you’re doing right now by avoiding dealing with all sorts of things that need tending. You may be feeling a deep need to be respected (what lion doesn’t?) and this need, unmet, could be fueling your insistence on autonomy, independence, and some risky behavior that’s meant to win you applause but that’s likely to make others turn away, angry at your total lack of willingness to either cooperate or reciprocate. Best course of action is to allow the Full Moon in Aquarius to enlighten you–open yourself to a higher (and more objective) vision of what you need, and allow higher mind to guide you, just for a bit. That will start you on a new and much better direction, one where your fiery Leonine talents (that are just brimming to come out) will find a real, and appropriate, audience. Happy Birthday, dear Leo, and good luck!
It may feel like fate’s messing with you right now, dear Leo, but it’s really every erratic impulse, dark issue, and ignored problem in your life that are roiling the psyche and disturbing all your best-laid plans. The good news is you can stabilize things by taking a hard-line, no nonsense approach and refusing to go to emotional extremes–but then you’d lose all the spontaneity, creative spark, adventurous spirit, and to-hell-with-the-consequences bravery you’ve been exhibiting of late. Try to find a bit of a balance, for your sanity’s sake; acknowledging that others are there to interact with, rather than to do your bidding, will go a long way toward smoothing the feathers that have been ruffled by your recent, oh-so-madcap behavior. Happy Birthday, Leo, and good luck!