Leo Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

LEO
LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU!

If you feel like one very important relationship has somehow stalled, you might be right. Is it permanent? Probably not. In fact what’s going on is that you have action planet Mars stalling in your Relationship Zone this month. That can actually take the edge off any relationships which have been too aggressive lately but it can also mean it’s hard to keep things moving forwards, especially in a newer relationship. Patience is required.

Power date: June 22 – a day for change!

What goes up, must come down…

So how are you feeling? If you were strongly hit by the new ELECTRIC Uranian energy which started to pour into the planet last month then by now you could be feeling rather …. Blah!

The thing is that the new Uranus energy is WILD! However we all know that when our lives go WILD it can also be rather (excuse caps) EXHAUSTING.

It’s only been a month since Uranus, changed signs, moving from Aries into Taurus. Even if you are not Aries or Taurus (and don’t have either of these signs rising) it’s likely you are feeling a bit wired, a bit different and possible a tad discombobulated (see below).

Just to explain; this is because of the new jangly Taurus/Uranian energy which sets everyone just a bit on edge as we acclimatise to it. Even on the world stage, there are likely to be curveballs and more uproars than usual as people act out (on again off again USA/Korean summits, anyone?)

If you are a meditator, or you do yoga or you chant, it will be a good idea to up your practise this month. That will help you to ride the waves. Remember, Uranus is also the planet of madness, so when it’s triggered, we are too!

Who is most affected?

Actually we all have Uranus somewhere in our charts. See below for the quick rundown. But overall the people most affected by the move of Uranus last month fro0m Aries to Taurus are:

1. Aries and Aries Rising people (find out your rising sign here) – because you have now been divested of the energy. Life should feel a little less manic, Unless you have lots of planets in the Aries neighbour sign of Taurus, that is! (Find that here too).
2. Taurus and Taurus Rising people (find out your rising sign here) because Uranus, the planet of chaos and madness, is now directly affecting you. If you know you have planets in early degrees of Taurus, you’re also under Uranian bombardment.
3. Libra and Libra Rising people (find out your rising sign here) because you HAD the madness of Uranus affecting your relationship life for the past seven years. That’s over now so life should settle down.
4. Scorpio and Scorpio Rising people (find out your rising sign here) because you now have the planet of radical change Uranus in your Relationship Zone so expect to attract more and more weird people into your life and to have unusual relationships all around. Yep!

And everyone else?

Aries and Aries rising – see above.
Taurus and Taurus rising – see above.
Gemini and Gemini Rising people (find out your rising sign here) expect upheaval when it comes to your spiritual life. Surrender to the Divine!
Moonchildren and people with Moonchild Rising (yes, the sign formerly known as Cancer) (find out your rising sign here) – there will be changes in your friendship groups and where your goals are concerned.
Leo and Leo rising people (find out your rising sign here) – you will want to be your own boss more and more – professional changes are forecast.
Virgo and Virgo rising people (find out your rising sign here) – unexpected journeys, less and less orthodox religious views and success with online publishing are all forecast for you now.
Libra and Libra rising – see above.
Scorpio and Scorpio rising – see above.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius rising (find out your rising sign here) – expect relationship upheavals. If you’re single, the next person you really connect with could (should?) be really different to anyone you’ve been with before.
Capricorn or Capricorn rising (find out your rising sign here) – ups and downs with your kids, if you have them. Those little ones can really surprise you. Excitement romantically and/or when it comes to you expressing yourself creatively.
Aquarius or Aquarius rising (find out your rising sign here) – changes at home and to do with your family which you didn’t see coming. Restlessness.
Pisces or Pisces rising (find out your rising sign here) – quick short trips here and there, wild new ideas which have legs, amazing conversations. Meditation is recommended during this mentally mad cycle.

What’s a rising sign?

For anyone who is wondering what a rising sign is and why it’s so important… click here.

The main themes of the month are:

1. Very good Venus (love and abundance) juju in the first half of the month
2. The spotlight shifting in the second half of the month when the Sun moves into Moonchild (The sign formerly known as Cancer.)
3. The stalling of action planet Mars in the sign of Aquarius (remember we all have Aquarius in our chart somewhere!)

TOP 5 POWER DATES OF THE MONTH for all the signs

The energies on these dates will be extra intense for everyone

1. June 6 – good for love, money and communication
2. June 14 – New Moon in Gemini
3. June 16 – a good day to make a deal
4. June 27 – the urge to more forwards subsides … take a break
5. June 28 – Full Moon in Capricorn

So let’s go through the main June astro-headlines…

The very good Venus (love and abundance) juju…

Venus represents the Goddess of love Aphrodite and also all things luxurious and expensive. She starts this month in the sign of Moonchild (the sign formerly known as Cancer.) Venus here is gentle, receptive and feminine. She is soft and sweet. She loves to cook and nurture. It’s a great month to gather your family around you.

Here’s where Venus is for you as we move into June…

Note that the part of your life that you read about here is the part of your chat where the Venus energy is for you for the first half of June when all the good stuff is going on.

Venus is now moving through your twelfth house of secrets and sleep. If you find yourself being required to make some sacrifices for someone you love at any point over the next few weeks, do it with pleasure, if you can. This Venus cycle is partly about putting someone else’s needs before your own. You might not get instant thanks for what you do, but the good karma will eventually find its way back to you. On the other hand, be very careful to avoid bad karma now. Especially be careful if you’re thinking about getting involved with someone who is not really available to you. Quell any desires to get involved in any love triangles. Let me put it bluntly: take care before you either have an affair or seduce someone who’s attached elsewhere. You have been warned! Similarly, be careful if you feel like you’re giving or getting mixed messages romantically now – sometimes during this cycle it’s impossible to be CLEAR. Confused by love? Far better to be patient. Being in this cycle means the next Venus cycle sees the love planet in your own sign. And if you think that sounds good, you’re right.

Moreover, worth mentioning is the fact that in the first half of June, all the connections Venus makes with other planets are positive and heart-warming so there are so good days for love and money ahead! And then in the second half, there are more challenges. Here is the rundown.

1. June 1 – Venus and Jupiter connect in a really healthy way. It makes the night before and this day great for any matters to do with love or abundance. PLUS Venus is also connecting with dreamy Neptune. Dreams can come true, especially dreams related to love and riches, and double-especially for anyone born in the middle of the Cancer/Moonchild period.
2. June 5 – Venus connects with powerful Pluto. Obsessions in love abound. Is it love or are you just overly infatuated? Either way, expect intensity. Could bring very powerful money negotiations. Look for a win/win outcome.
3. June 14 – note that Venus clashes with Uranus today so the mood could change and/or there could be turnarounds to do with love and money but not necessarily the ones you were expecting.
4. June 21 – Venus and Mars get together – good for canoodling, good for arguing!
5. June 25 – how much love is too much love? How much money is too much money? Those are the questions du jour!

The spotlight shifts in the second half of the month

The spotlight shifting in the second half of the month when the Sun moves into Moonchild (The sign formerly known as Cancer.) From June 1 to 21, the Sun is in the sign of Gemini.

Here’s where that puts the focus for you:

As the Sun slips into your 12th house this month, you get to slip into the Twilight Zone. Well, sort of. The Sun goes through this part of your chart once a year. As it does so, you can expect to feel a little more like staying at home and contemplating either your navel, or your life, or both. And that is just fine. Take it easy on yourself this week and over the next four weeks. It’s an excellent time to get some rest, explore the esoteric and listen to your dreams. Also see if there are events from your past which have created patterns which are now dictating how you react to events in the present… is it time to break with the past?

However after that, the focus will shift. Here’s a quick rundown for all the signs; More about this next month… remember to read your rising sign if you know it!

Aries – it’s all about home and family
Taurus – focus on how well you’re communicating
Gemini – it’s all about cash, property and possessions
Moonchild – it’s all about YOU!
Leo – your fears are highlighted so you can work on them
Virgo – it’s all about your friendships and networks
Libra – it’s all about your brilliant career!
Scorpio – the focus is on travel, adventure, higher learning, the internet, publishing…
Sagittarius – it’s all about sex and money
Capricorn – it’s about your love life
Aquarius – it’s about how you spend your daily life 9-5 and at home
Pisces – the focus is on children (your own or someone else’s), creativity and kids

And then Mars stalls…

The action planet Mars will stall in the sign of Aquarius (remember we all have Aquarius in our chart somewhere!) This is ahead of a retrograde cycle. Mars only retrogrades about once every two year. Mars is the masculine planet of desire and moving forwards. Mars is about Getting Things Done. So when he stalls, it’s a time to breathe. Don’t try and move forwards too fast, you will just be frustrated! So here is where Mars is reversing for you.

For you, Mars will be going backwards in your Love Zone. For some of you, this suggests some kind of connection to the past will be fired up again. Yes, it could be an ex who comes back into your life – but no, it doesn’t guarantee reconciliation, if that’s what you’re after! Mars going backwards in your Love Zone means your ex might come back so that the two of you can get closure. And … if you think you broke up for the wrong reasons or have changed what needed to be changed in order to make the romance work, then, sure enough, you might well get a second chance. If you’re happily attached, Mars going backwards here brings you some relief – if you and your partner have been bickering away madly for the past few weeks, that should ease up. Use the more peaceful times to soothe any hurts. When Mars stops this reverse cycle, you will have a chance to see if you can sort through your issues together with a more gentler approach. Singles may find that they feel frustrated in their desires to find someone – but don’t give up. Mars is about motivation and while he is going backwards, what that means is that he is at least investing energy for longer into your Love Zone, so even if you don’t meet anyone straight away, in theory it gives you a longer window of opportunity during which you should be quite motivated about getting out there and mingling.

Where’s the Moon?

This month brings the New Moon in Gemini and the Full Moon in Capricorn.

New Moon in Gemini…

How well are you expressing yourself? That is the question to ask yourself this month as the New Moon takes place in the very communicative sign of Gemini. Gemini is the sign of talking, thinking, writing, or orators and communicators in all their forms. The Gemini New Moon happens once a year around this time and is the ideal moment of the year to make sure you’re letting others know how you feel. Got a tricky conversation you want to have with someone? Tell them or write it down for them. Let them know what you want, too. If you don’t ask people for what you want, you are way less likely to get it, have you noticed? Over and again, communicating is the key to solving problems, be they personal or professional. So on June 14, make a list of the people you need to speak to and what you need to speak to them about.

Here’s where the New Moon is taking place for you and what it means:

The New Moon is taking place in your 11th House which is the part of your chart which relates to your friends and the things you’re wishing for. In a nutshell, having the New Moon here is very auspicious for two reasons. For one, it means you’re in a cycle over the coming four weeks when you can meet new people and sometimes, that’s the exact tonic we need. Be open to having new friends in your life. For another, though, it’s a hugely important time for manifesting.

Plus the Full Moon is in Capricorn …

This is the time to think about your working life, where you are going with it and if there is something in your career that you need to leave behind. The Full Moon in Capricorn is associated with the planet Saturn anyway, and in the case of the 2018 Full Moon in Capricorn, it’s actually taking place at the same place on the zodiac. So endings are going to loom large now, especially but not only when it comes to work projects. If something you’re working on is coming to an end now, it’s almost certainly the right time for it. Most of us fear change but Saturn and Capricorn are the planet and sign that deal with fear. So work through any doubts you have about change being a good thing. We have to keep moving forwards, or we stagnate. Agreed? It’s quite obvious but the Full Moon in Capricorn is the ideal time to consider such questions.

And here’s what it means for YOU:

Now is the moment to take a good long hard look at yourself and where you are self-sabotaging yourself. If you know you are clinging to unhealthy habits (eg: smoking) which are doing you no good physically, now is the perfect time to give that habit away. If it’s some other unhealthy behaviour which is scuppering you again and again – eg: acting jealous, drinking too much – again this is the ideal time to bin the behaviour. If you’ve recently reformed (eg: started exercising properly) this is the time recommit to your new regimes. Meanwhile an important work project could come to fruition now.

And now for something different…

This month I would like to finish with something a bit different. I drew a card for all of the four astrological elements. Think of it as this month’s advice for you from the heavens. If you think of a question before you read the information for your sign, the answer will be even more accurate!

Fire (If you’re Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Whatever you are currently working on, the KNIGHT OF COINS says “keep at it!” This applies to a relationship but also to a financial venture/job.

Earth (If you’re Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Your card is the HIGH PRIESTESS so whatever you’re aiming for, push less, and trust your intuition more. Attract rather than chase.

Air (If you’re Gemini, Libra, Aquarius). The MOON card suggests that there is more to the story you’re enquiring about than meets the eye. Wait for more information before acting.

Water (If you’re Moonchild, Scorpio, Pisces). Whatever it is that you’re working towards, the EIGHT OF COINS suggests you can succeed as long – as you keep making a serious effort.

The last word…

So how is your love life? If it’s been a bit slow of late, that’s because sex planet Mars is reversing in your Love Zone. Use this time to bring peace to at least one of your most important relationships. If you have been too quick to get angry lately, June will show you the benefits of counting to ten before you ROAR!

 

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