Leo Monthly Horoscope

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Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

LEO

The New Moon in your Love Zone at the end of the month brings you your annual chance to start all over again when it comes to your love life. Many Leos have been so obsessed with their working life or their health of late, or studying or travelling so much, that the love life has taken a bit of a back seat. However no one likes be to ignored! Look around your life and see which people hear and dear to you could use some of your wonderful attention.

A BIT OF INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

Regular readers will know that we are going into 2017 with communications planet Mercury retrograde. When Mercury goes backwards, mayhem often ensures!

So if you have had a rather topsy-turvy holiday season so far, that could well be the reason why.

Mercury retrograde has an upside though; it’s the time to rethink, redo and revisit. In other words, if you find yourself taking a walk down memory lane as 2017 dawns, that’s Mercury.

Missed meetings and miscommunications often happen under this cycle, too, though. The way to handle Mercury retrograde upsets is to keep your sense of humour, even if it’s a bit against the odds! Mercury ends his retrograde cycle on January 8.

Note that the start of the year is also obviously the ideal time to set your intentions for the year ahead. What do you want to achieve in the coming 12 months?

Whether you have plans for adventure, or to get in shape, or anything else, it’s not too late to make some last minute New Year’s resolutions. In fact, the New Moon on January 28 makes that the perfect day to recommit to your plans for 2017, if you fall off the wagon early!

And after January 8, once Mercury changes direction and start to go forwards again, this is where the communications planet will be for you…

If you’ve had endless queries or even quarrels about life, romance, kids and creativity, read on! Mercury has been going backwards in your FIFTH HOUSE of children, creativity and romance. If you’ve been going two steps forwards and one step back where any or all of those subjects are concerned, now you know why! This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you can expect (or at least allow for the possibility) one last blast of mayhem. And after that? It’s smoother sailing.

 

WHERE THE FOCUS IS FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

As the Sun goes around the skies over the course of a year, it acts as a sort of spotlight on our charts. So every year around the same time, you get certain issues in focus. The way to work with the solar energies is to have a think about how confident you feel in the part of your chart that’s letting the Sun shine in! Here is where the Sun is focused for you this month:

It’s all very well coasting along and hoping that life will fall into place, but as the Sun moves into your 6th house, it’s time to think about the structure of your days. What responsibilities do you have which you just can’t be lax about and is your life organised in such a way so that you can get all that you need to get done, done. Think about your routines – are they helping or hindering you. This is also the start of a four week period when you would do well to look at your health – not because you are going to get sick but because it’s the ideal moment to make sure you’re looking after yourself. Finally, it’s a month-long cycle where you need to think less about how to serve your own needs and more about how to help others.

 

AND IN LOVE NEWS…

This month sees the planet of love and abundance, Venus, move into the very romantic sign of Pisces. This is good news for all the lovers out there. The vibe will be dreamier, people will be more like putty in your hands, love falls in love with lovers. Venus, of course, is the planet of love and abundance – so wherever she is in your chart is where you have more access to romance and riches. Here is what Venus in Pisces means for you.

Venus is now moving through your eighth house of sex, money, intimacy and taboos, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. This is one of the sexiest transits of Venus – though sometimes it’s very subtle. This is the part of your chart where you keep your feelings re jealousy and possessiveness, so be careful if you have a tendency in one of those directions. If you’ve already been struggling with one or both of those issues recently, matters can be expected to come to a head at some point over the next month. Subconscious psychological patterns which influence you when you’re in a relationship are likely to become more obvious – analyse yourself and see what you see. Be honest with yourself. Are you scared of letting someone get too close? What tactics are you using to keep them away? Sexually, this could be a super-charged month – make sure you don’t go getting in over your head, if you decide to Do Your Eighth House Thing and smash down taboos. Go at your own pace. Financially, this part of your chart is about shared cash – the coming four weeks is a particularly good time to either ask for a raise or a loan.

 

WHERE’S THE MOON?

The start of the New Year feels exciting and brimming with potential. And then here comes this very emotional Full Moon which is all about letting go. So how does that work? It might help to remember that in fact the so-called start of the New Year is also just a human construct/measurement we have dreamed up and live out lives in accordance with. Use the Full Moon this month the same way you would any Full Moon, as a chance to let go of the past and to forgive whoever you need to. Repeating this line alone, silently or out loud, could really help: “I forgive positively everyone in all directions of time”. Try it. Breathe in. Say it. And then e-x-h-a-l-e.

 

Making a 2017 Goodbye + Gratitude list

A wonderful practise to do sometime before the January 12 Full Moon would be to make a Goodbye + Gratitude list. To do this, start by making a list of everything you’re saying goodbye to from 2016 (you can do this before or after New Year, it doesn’t affect anything). Write down any heart break, upsets, disappointments, recriminations or regrets you have left over for 2016. Write it all down. Express it (get it?) Let it out and let it go … and then burn the list. And then replace all that you have released with a Gratitude list. All you have to do here is write down the names of at least three people, places or situations that you are truly grateful for. Bringing them to mind will fill you with gratitude, which is one of the ideal energetic states to be in. The more you can feel gratitude for the good in your life, the better your life will be. It’s just the way the Universe works. Try it and you will see.

 

A thought for the Full Moon…

The Goddess of the January Full Moon is Diana – the huntress! What are you determined to do or achieve in 2017? Ask Diana to help you to release fears and doubts on the night of the Full Moon in her sign.

 

The chakra of the Full Moon is Ajna, the Third Eye chakra.

The chant is “Ommm…” Trying chanting this around Full Moon time and see which insights come to you!

 

What the Full Moon means for you…

Life has probably felt very busy recently and no one can blame you for wanting to take some time out. Now the Full Moon in your 12th House is going to allow you to do just that. For many people, the Full Moon in the 12th House comes at a time when they’re feeling a little bit down in the dumps but the fact is, you’re probably not down in the dumps per se, you’re probably just exhausted after the efforts of keeping up with the demands of daily life. Take some time out. If you know how to meditate or do yoga, go for it. You need to strike a balance between working and time out.

This month the Full Moon takes place at 23 Cancer –

Here are times around the world

SYDNEY: January 12, 10.33pm

NEW YORK: January 12, 6.33am

LONDON: January 12, 11.33am 

Moonscope Message

Aries – use January to rewrite your job description – even if you work for yourself, it’s worth doing now, as the New Moon fires up your Career Zone and Mercury reverses.

Taurus – if you believe in vision boards, make one for 2017. Your visions will be broader than usual this month and you can rethink old ideas about what will make you happy.

Gemini – it’s the silly season but you really do have an amazing chance to renegotiate your finances now – after all your hard work, perhaps you’re due some kind of bonus?

Cancer – the Full Moon in your sign this month means it’s time for you to let go of something – could be upsets from 2017, could be extra weight, bad habits… your call!

Leo – stop! Put that cake down now! But seriously, the New Moon in your 6th house with Mercury reversing make December/January THE time for you to sort out dietary issues.

Virgo – being a caring Virgo, you’re great to have around. You love to help! However this month you need to find a balance between you and others’ needs. Don’t neglect yourself!

Libra – looks like you could be moving home or at least leaving home for a while. If you’re working too hard, you need to use this month to find a work/life balance. It’s essential!

Scorpio – if you know you need to think a bit more before you speak and it’s one of your big resolutions in 2017, commit to it now – you have supportive celestial conditions.

Sagittarius – so what do you want for yourself financially in the New Year? This is the time for you to set your intentions – it could be easier to renegotiate things than you expect.

Capricorn – the New Moon in your sign and Mercury retrograding in Capricorn makes December/January pivotal – turn and face the direction you want to go in. Use it or lose it.

Aquarius – take some time to retreat from the silly season social madness now – the New and Full Moon are both reminding you that we all need time out every now and then.

Pisces – make 10 wishes on December 29 when you wake up – it’s your lucky New Moon of 2016. Consider wishing for the courage to follow your dreams in 2017.

 

NEW MOON

New Moon at 9 Aquarius

SYDNEY: January 28, 11.07am

NEW YORK: January 27, 7.07pm

LONDON: January 28, 12.07am

 

AND FINALLY… YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

 

The New Moon this month takes place in your Love Zone. This is a once a year occurrence and gives you the chance to make changes in all your most important relationships, personal and professional. The issue that Leos are facing right now is that you have fun-buster Saturn in your Fun Zone which also relates to romance. So many of you have been feeling like it’s not as OK as it should be to have a great time. For others, romance feels dead! Can that change now? Pretty much. You have to make a decision to schedule in times for romantic fun. OK it’s not romantic but it works!

Power date: January 6 – a very powerful day for you, use it or lose it!

Read more on tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle here.

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