Leo Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

LEO

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

It’s another eclipse month! Hot on the heels of the Full Moon eclipse on the last day of January or first date of February (depending on where you are in Australia – I talked about it here last month), mid-February brings a New Moon eclipse.

Eclipses are the times when the Universe changes gears. If you want to make a change in your life, then an eclipse month is an ideal time to do it – especially a New Moon eclipse month.

So think about now what you want for yourself in the year ahead. We are still only at the very start of the year, so if you have already fallen off your New Year’s resolutions promises, use the New Moon eclipse to recommit to your dreams and goals. It’s actually never too late to recommit, each monthly New Moon is a perfect time to do it – but the first New Moon eclipse of the year is a good time plus plus!

AREN’T ECLIPSES MEANT TO BE SCARY?

It’s true that back in ye olde days, people feared eclipses, especially partial and total eclipses of the Sun which they could see. They took place with no notice and the skies would grow dark, the birds would stop chirping and the dogs would howl … thereafter people would blame anything bad which happened on “that fateful day when the skies went dark…”

These days, we know exactly when eclipses are going to take place and we know they are nothing to fear. However most modern astrologers will tell you that they bring a chance to do something differently.

Imagine that you are here on earth with some kind of life purpose. Now imagine that your ego go in your way and you went off track and you need to get back on track. That’s when an eclipse is really handy. Sometimes what happens at the time of an eclipses can indeed feel a bit sudden and even shocking. And it’s true to say that sometimes what happens at the time of an eclipse can feel like a bolt from the blue. But more often that not, it’s the bolt you know you needed to have, it’s about the tie you knew you needed to sever, about the change you knew was required. Eclipses nearly always work out for the best, even if they are a bit intense at the time.

So get ready to make some wishes! The New Moon eclipse takes place on February 16, at 8.05am Sydney time.

SO WHERE IS THIS NEW MOON ECLIPSE TAKING PLACE FOR ME?

The doors to your love life are the ones opening now. If you’re in what you know is a dead-end relationship, don’t wait a moment longer to knock it on the head, so that you clear the way for the love of your life to enter. He/she really could turn up during this cycle, so don’t panic about being alone if you’re currently single. Attached? This New Moon eclipse promises to take your relationship up a notch. Casual love buddies get more serious, committed partners move into together, living together couples talk marriage, and so on. Get it? Good luck!

AND HOW CAN I BEST USE IT?

This particular New Moon eclipse in mid-February is taking place in the sign of Aquarius. (We all have Aquarius in our chart somewhere, that’s just how astrology works!)
Aquarius is the crazy sign that is all about change and progress. Here are the top ways to work with the energies, apart from making your wishes – applicable to everyone.

1. Be detached – if you’ve been too entangled with someone or something, use the cooler Aquarian energy to detach a little to give everyone some breathing room
2. Be true – to yourself. Sometimes we are so keen to please others, we fall over ourselves pretending to be someone we’re not. Not a good idea.
3. Be inventive – whatever issues you are facing this month, look for a solution that is nothing like whatever you have tried so far. Think different.
4. Be charitable – sometimes the best way to improve your karma and therefore your life is to do some good old-fashioned charitable work. (Aquarius a very charitable.)
5. Get connected – Aquarius energy is great for connecting with groups. Feeling lonely? Widen your social circle with – for example – a Meet Up group. Don’t scoff!
MOON TIMES

Plus of course, February also brings a Full Moon. Here are the complete February Moon times around the world:

Full Moon Eclipse on February 1 at 12 Leo
Full Moon Eclipse details:
SYDNEY: February 1, 12.26am
NEW YORK: January 31, 8.26am
LONDON: January 31, 1.26pm

New Moon Eclipse on February 16 (Sydney) at 28 Aquarius
New Moon Eclipse details:
SYDNEY: February 16, 8.05am
NEW YORK: February 15, 4.05pm
LONDON: February 15, 9.05pm

There is no doubt (at least in this astrologer/moonologer’s mind) that the eclipse in the middle of the month is (a) the biggest thing happening astrologically all month and (b) a chance not to be wasted (do your wishes, kids!)

But it’s of course, not the only thing! Here’s a rundown of another top 5 amazing things happening in the skies this month followed by a look at what February means for you. And then we will get into Valentine’s Day!

THE TOP 5 ASTRO EVENTS OF FEBRUARY 2018 APART FROM THE ECLIPSE

1. February 4 – 7 is strongly influenced by two Venus (love/abundance) alignments. If you can be loving and generous, without going totally over the top, you could turn things around for yourself and maybe someone you love, or you could turn your fortunes around.
2. February 15 – aside from the eclipse, this day also brings a lovely and sturdy link between Venus and Saturn. This not only makes the eclipse great for love and money, it also makes February 15 an amazing day to sign off on a deal, to get or make a promise, to stabilise your finances.
3. February 17 – possibly the most confusing day of the month so tread carefully.
4. February 21 – more romantic than Valentine’s Day (thanks to a lovely Venus/Neptune connection). Have a date night.
5. February 28 – a clash between comms planet Mercury and angry Mars wraps February up. Be nice!

YOUR MONTH IN A NUTSHELL…

This is a standout year for you because of the eclipses in your sign and Love Zone. January brought the first Leo eclipse of 2018 and now you have the first Love Zone eclipse. Your life is changing – and if it isn’t, it should be! An important thing to remember; the more independent you are now, the happier you’ll be.

AND THEN THERE IS VALENTINES DAY TO THINK ABOUT…

If you have read this far, you have seen that there is a lot of Venus action this month. Venus is the planet of love and for most of February; she will be in arguably the most romantic sign, Pisces.

Here’s what that means for YOU:

Venus will be moving through your eighth house of sex, money, intimacy and taboos. 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.

The hot February Venus dates are: 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 25, 27. Some of more positive than others but overall, any Venus alignment is a good Venus alignment.

SOMETHING ELSE WORTH NOTING…

You may have heard about retrogrades – in other words, planet appear to go backwards in the skies from time to time. Mercury retrograde is the best known of these. When this happens, there is a tendency to go over old ground in areas governed by the planets concerned, depending on which sign they are appearing to reverse it. It’s a time of looking backwards, recovering old ground and sometimes doing things again and getting into mix ups.

But this month? No retrograde planets at all. Not a one! That’s quite unusual and coupled with the New Moon eclipse/new start further suggests that February is a time for moving forwards.

SPEAKING OF MERCURY – WHERE’S YOUR MIND AT?

Mercury will spend the first part of February in Aquarius, furthering the feeling of the cool and detached energy. So what does that mean for you?

Here’s some good news for you if you’ve been working hard and trying to get your life on track. Mercury is moving into your Love Zone – this marks the start of a period of several weeks when you’re more likely to be thinking about Love and Important Others In Your Life than about the mundane details and routines of life. If you’re attached and you and your partner have been having ‘issues’ now is the perfect time to talk things out. If you’re semi-attached and you want to discuss where your relationship is going, this is also the ideal moment, so seize the day (at some point over the next few weeks). And if you’re single, your powers to flirt lightly and effectively have just soared, so get out there and share your extra bubbly personality around. Whatever you do now, do it in partnership if you can – for the next four weeks or so, two minds are definitely better than one.

AND FINALLY … VALENTINE’S NIGHT?

If you’re hoping someone is going to put a ring on it, it’s really not out of the question that Valentines Day could be the day (or night). Here’s why:

1. The most obvious – Valentine’s day and night are probably the nights of the year with the most marriage proposals.
2. This year, Venus, the planet of Valentines, and love, will be connecting to the planet Saturn, the planet of marriage contracts, just after February 14.
3. The eclipse will make people do things they didn’t even mean to do!

The good news is that the afore-mentioned Venus/Saturn link suggests that even if someone is being very spontaneous on V-Day with their declaration of love or even marriage, chances are they will make good on their promises. Venus and Saturn speak of love that goes the long-haul, it’s all about the long-term and about commitment. So even if you’re not feeling all that romantic, V-Day could surprise you. And if you’re single on February 14, the stars are great from going out with other single pals.

SUMMING IT ALL UP…

There’s a New Moon eclipse this month and for you as a Leo, it’s taking place in your Love Zone. So expect some kind of romantic developments this month! Even if you’re involved in a long-term marriage where perhaps the romance dwindled years ago, see if you can fire things up now. We are never too old to feel the love! And if you’re single and looking, your prospects soar now, so get out/online and mingle.

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!

That’s it for this month. I will be in India for most of February, giving a talk about the Moon at a massive astrology conference and then retreating to my beloved ashram before meeting up with my beloved hubby and son and going north for a few weeks. If you would like to follow my travels, I expect to be posting about at least some of my adventures on Facebook and Instagram. Have a great month!

Watch Yasmin Boland talk more about the double eclipse and Valentine’s Day below.

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