Leo Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

LEO

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If you’ve been backwards and forwards regarding your travel and/or study plans, trust the Universe. This month should bring you some clarity at least, though you might have to wait until late April for it to dawn. You could feel a bit bogged down by life now. Regular exercise really will do you a power of good to combat that.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

How to make the most of the month…

Did you start 2018 planning to make some big changes in your life? For example, regarding your job, your situation at home, re family or even to do with your health and exercise routines and/or your weight, for example?

If so, then April is the month you have been waiting for. It’s a month when change is going to be much easier!

In particular, this applies triple, if you started the year off well, going in your desired direction, but have somehow drifted off track.

The reason is that 2018 is characterised by a series of rolling positive planetary alignments between the planet of plenty, Jupiter, and the planet of transformation, Pluto.
Jupiter/Pluto will affect everyone in different ways, no matter which sign you are.

Your monthly stars will tell you more, but know this; if you want to change your life, the Universe triple-y supports you in April.

So forget about being an April Fool and make a declaration, silently or out loud, (or write it down for even more power) along the lines of:

“I, [fill in your name] do solemnly pledge to myself and the Universe, that as of April 2018, I am committing to [fill in the blank with the change your want to make].”

You will be surprised at what a powerful thing is it, to really commit to yourself about something, hand on heart. (Note that re-committing to one of the intentions you set for yourself at the start of the year will work extra well because the series of Jupiter/Pluto connections actually started back then.)

Also this month, just a couple of days after the Jupiter/Pluto link, Mercury ends his latest retrograde cycle (on April 15 to be exact).

That means between now and the middle of April, there is going to be a lot of “going over old ground”. Again, this feeds into the idea of recommitting to whatever you decided that you want for yourself at the start of 2018. There is a sense of a second chance, re-doing this, and going backwards somehow.

It’s a month to change your life, that’s for sure!

WHERE PLUTO IS FOR YOU…

Try to think of your body as a machine which must be oiled and fed with fuel. You’re in a situation where you can totally turn your health around but to do that, it may well be that you have to change your diet and exercise regimes and routines totally inside out. What worked for you before may be the last thing to work for you now. Professionally, the less you try to dominate others, the more easily it’s all going to flow now. You’re wielding more power than you did before but people want to see you using it wisely, in a way which benefits everyone. If in doubt, go for the win/win scenario.

LIFE STARTS MAKING SENSE

Another stand-out feature of April which will please a lot of people is the end of the current Mercury retrograde cycle. Personally I don’t usually have too many issues with Mercury retrograde. I see it as a time when I can rethink, review, revise and redo and for me (especially as a writer!) there is a lot of room for those activities in my life! However there is no doubt that Mercury retrograde can also be tricky and challenging. It can be a time when we look to the past to decide what we want for the future. Or we look to the past simply to see how far as we have come. Mercury retrogrades about three to four times a year but don’t wish these cycles away! FYI the next three retrogrades this year are:

23 March 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Aries
15 April 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

26 July 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Leo
19 August – Mercury retrograde ends

17 November – Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius
6 December 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

In astrology, when Mercury ends a retrograde cycle, it’s called Mercury “going direct”.

Here’s what this month’s Mercury’s direct cycle means for you…

After the retrograde, communications planet Mercury is resumes normal transmission and starts going forwards again mid-month… Life should be a little easier to follow again! (Until the next rx period, anyway!) For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your NINTH HOUSE of travel, study, adventure and Life Philosophies. If you’ve been feeling like your study or travel plans have been on an endless repeat cycle and going nowhere fast, that was Mercury retrograde. Your life and plans will soon start to advance in the right direction and as that happens, you might even see how the delays of the past few weeks were actually to your benefit. This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you allow for the possibility of one last blast of chaos. And after that? Expect study and travel plans to fall into place.

LOVE AND ABUNDANCE LOOKS GOOD…

It makes sense, when you think about it, that the planet Venus covers abundance and love. After all, true abundance means an abundance of all good things, right, and that include romantically and financially.

One of the most important things to do if you want more cash or you want to find a partner is to know that YOU ARE WORTH IT!

A great affirmation for more cash is “I serve a lot, I deserve a lot!” This affirmation is a bit sneaky because it PRESUMES that you are actually doing something (a lot!) to justify your excellent income. Maybe it’s my Capricorn Moon but I do believe we need to offer good service at work to receive good pay! (And along those lines, sorry but for the time being I don’t have a win-the-lottery mantra, though you could try “I’m lucky!” Personally serving and being rewarded for your service seems like a better bet to me.

As for an affirmation for love, this month, if you’re looking for love or you want to better your existing relationship, I am going to suggest you chant a mantra to the Goddess Lakshmi which I learned during my recent month in India where I stayed for a lot of the time at an amazing ashram called Sri Narayani Peedam. Lakshmi is the Goddess of love and abundance and is effectively the Hindu equivalent of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.

And what is a Goddess? It’s a form that Spirit or the Divine takes when needed.

So here is the chant – do it every single day for the month ahead if you want more love or money. But a tip. Before you start your mantra, take 30 seconds to think of someone or something you’re really grateful for…

Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah

The fourth word there is pronounced Lak-shmee-yay – the rest should be easy

Say it at least three times a day though if you’re really serious, do it for a good ten minutes a day.

This mantra is said to bring blessings of abundance and love on both the physical and spiritual planes.

With all that said, here is the nitty gritty about where the planet is for your sign for most of the month.

Venus is now moving through your tenth house of work, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. Venus is in many ways, the Great Attractor. Wherever she appears in your chart is where you suddenly find yourself able to attract people to you, charming them as you go. Right now, Venus in your work zone means you can expect your professional life to pick up.

If you’ve been waging wars with office politics, relax. You are entering a four-week period when you’ll find it much easy to negotiate your way to peaceful agreements with co-workers and clients alike. Alternatively, you can use this cycle to bring in more business as people find themselves quite simply being drawn to you. If you want to convince someone to invest in your ideas, don’t delay. Now is a great time to speak up. If you’re contemplating or actually having a romance at work, Venus’ move through your tenth house means the relationship gets a chance to blossom. Because this part of your chart is associated with the planet of age, you could easily find yourself being drawn to someone either a lot younger or older than you.

Where’s the Moon?

This month brings the New Moon in Aries. That’s the start of the new lunar cycle for the year ahead, since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. One of the best ways to use this New Moon is to think back to January this year, and the promises you made to yourself. Have you already fallen off the wagon? If so, don’t panic! In fact studies show most people only last until January 23 with their New Year’s resolutions. However the New Moon in Aries is the ideal time to get back on track. Just do it!

HOW TO USE THE ENERGIES THIS MONTH

New Moon on April 16 (Sydney) at 27 Aries
New Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 16, 11.57am
NEW YORK: April 15, 9.57pm
LONDON: April 16, 2.57am

If you’re one of the growing hundreds of thousands (maybe millions!) of women around the world keen to explore life when you work with the Moon, this is the month to get on board, as the New Moon takes place in the first zodiac sign of Aries. On the night of the New Moon, do a ceremony at home. Alone or with friends, make a plan for what you want to achieve in the coming 12 months and write down how you plan to do it. You can keep your list to refer back to or burn it. Commit to re-stating your goals and dreams once a month around New Moon time. It will be life-changing! It’s all about intention…

Here is where the New Moon is for you!

The New Moon taking place this month will be in your 9th House, the part of your chart related to study, travel, adventure, and The Great Cosmic Quest. Re study, travel and adventure – just remember that you have a rush of new energy in both those parts of your life, so if you have plans in those areas, then you can the skies’ support. This part of your chart is about seeing The Big Picture of your life. Getting things in perspective. It’s about higher learning and self-improvement. This is the month to open your eyes to the big wide world rather than fretting about all the little details on the home front.

YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

The Full Moon will take place on April 30 in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio gets a bad rap for being mean and intense, but anyone who knows anything about astrology will tell you the same thing; we all have Scorpio somewhere in our chart, it’s just the way that astrology works. That said, the Full Moon is always the right time to release negativity and the Full Moon in Scorpio is that plus plus. On the night of April 30, write a list of whoever you know you have been too tough on, or who has been difficult for you to handle. Send any people you mention love, and thank them for teaching you to be a better person. In this case, definitely don’t keep this piece of paper. The idea is to express your feelings and then burn the list, transmuting the energies. Try it. It’s very freeing! Click here for your free New Moon wishing guide from Yasmin Boland – it will elevate your ability to make wishes come true into the next dimension!

Full Moon on April 30 (Sydney) at 10 Scorpio
Full Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 30, 10.58am
NEW YORK: April 29, 8.58pm
LONDON: April 30, 1.58am

Here is where the Full Moon is for you!

The last few weeks have most likely seen you giving Number One priority to your career. If that’s the case, you can expect your personal life to start demanding some more of your attention now, as the Full Moon takes place across your career and family zones. It’s all very fabulous doing brilliantly at work and getting kudos (or at least managing to hold your own). But don’t let your ego lead you into thinking that that’s the most important part of life. Because it’s just not. Sure, there will be time to start to focus again on your professional life, but right now, if you listen to the Stars, you will hear them reminding you to take care of your personal life.

The Full Moon is the time to release the past and negativity – Grab our Full Moon Forgiveness Kit hereIt could change your life. Really!

FYI THE TOP 5 POWER DATES OF THE MONTH

The energies on these dates will be extra intense for everyone on…

1. April 2 – avoid wasting your energy on someone or something
2. April 7 – very good day to make a romantic of cash commitment
3. April 14 – changes are possible now. What change do you want?
4. April 23 – good sexy vibes/date night
5. April 26 – be assertive but don’t blow a gasket!

And finally…

It’s the little things we do every day that create our lives. This month, use the Jupiter/Pluto alignment to think about the little things you do for yourself every day that shape the fabric of your life. Are you taking some daily exercise? Do you need some daily downtime to destress, and if so, where to fit that in? What about the food you’re putting into your body? Think about all this and make tweaks where necessary.

Power date: April 18 – a day when anything could happen!

Have a great month!

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