Leo Horoscope 2016: Major Trends
The year ahead looks happy and successful, Leo. Enjoy. The long-term planets are either in harmony with you or leaving you alone. There is little obstruction to your plans and you should achieve your goals rather easily. Sure, there will be periods in the year where life is less easy than usual. These come from the transits of the planets, which are temporary, and are not trends for the year. When the difficult transits pass, your life resumes its normal ease.
You will have some challenges, to be sure, but you have much help in dealing with them.
The main headline is Saturn in Sagittarius, your 5th house. He has been there since late 2013 and will remain there for the entire year. Leo is the fun lover * par excellence of the zodiac, but lately you’ve needed to tone this down a bit. Instead of irrational exuberance, let it be rational exuberance. There is another message too. Saturn is your planet of work. Learn to enjoy your work. Make it pleasurable. Use your creativity. As you do so you’ll achieve more and still have fun.
Pluto has been in your 6th house of health for some years now and he will be there for many years to come. This creates a tendency to surgeries. But it also indicates that detoxes are very effective. Your attitudes about health are being transformed too. More on this later.
Neptune has been in your 8th house for some years now and will be there for many more years. This indicates the spiritualization of your sexuality. You are going deeper into the spiritual side of sex – sex as an act of worship rather than an act of lust.
The year ahead is prosperous too. Jupiter has been in your money house since August 12 of last year and will remain there until September 9 of this year. A classic signal of prosperity. More details later.
Last year was an excellent love year and many of you are with someone special now. This is probably why love is not such a major interest in the year ahead. There’s nothing against it, but nothing especially supporting it.
Jupiter will enter your 3rd house of communication on September 10 and spend the rest of the year in this house. This is a wonderful transit for students, teachers, writers and journalists. It shows success and good fortune.
Your areas of greatest interest in the year ahead are: finance (until September 9); communication and intellectual interests (from September 10 onwards); children, fun and creativity; health and work; sex, occult studies, personal transformation, taxes and estates; and religion, philosophy, higher education and foreign travel.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment are finance; and communication and intellectual interests (from September 10 onwards).
## Leo Horoscope 2016: Health
- (Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health and energy look excellent in the year ahead. There are no long-term planets stressing you out. There will be times, due to the short-term transits, when health and energy are not at their optimum. But these are temporary things, not trends for the year ahead. If you have a pre-existing condition you should see good improvement this year.
Health is good, yet your 6th house is strong this year. There are various ways to read this. Perhaps you are over-focusing on your health, perhaps magnifying little things into big things (hypochondria). Or, and this is more likely, you are involved in disciplined daily health regimes. And, it seems, these involve detox or purification regimes. With Pluto being in your 6th house for so many years, you seem expert at detoxes and they work well for you.
Good though your health is, you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas:
- The heart. This is always important for Leo. Worry and anxiety, the side effects of lack of faith, are the main root causes of heart problems. Avoid them.
The spine, knees, teeth, bones, skin and overall skeletal alignment. These areas are also very important for Leo, as Saturn (who has a special care for them) is your health planet. Regular back and knee massage is always advisable. There are chairs that massage the back mechanically and this might be a good investment if you don’t already have one. Regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath will help keep the vertebrae in right alignment. Regular dental hygiene will help the teeth. Use a good sun screen when out in a strong sun and give the knees more support when exercising.
The colon, bladder and sexual organs. These have become more important ever since Pluto moved into your 6th house at the end of 2008. If you feel under the weather a good herbal colon cleanse might be in order. Safe sex and sexual moderation are important.
The liver and thighs. These have only become important since last year. The liver needs more energy as it seems sluggish these days. If you feel under the weather a herbal liver cleanse will be beneficial. Massage the thighs regularly.
Pluto, the ruler of surgery, in your 6th house suggests a predisposition to this. No doubt this has happened for many of you in recent years. It can be recommended again. However, keep in mind that in many cases a good detox will achieve the same result.
Pluto is your family planet. Thus problems at home – discord with family members – can be a root cause of problems. Should problems arise (God forbid), restore harmony at home as quickly as possible.
Emotional health is very important these days. Work to keep the moods positive and constructive.
## Leo Horoscope 2016: Home and Family
Your 4th house of home and family will become strong next year, but this year it is basically empty. Only short-term planets will move through there – and briefly. This suggests a stable kind of year.
There has been much turmoil and drama in the family in recent years – especially in 2013 and the first half of 2014. There could have been deaths in the family or near-death kinds of experiences in the lives of family members. Happily things seem much more peaceful now.
Pluto, the family planet, has been in Capricorn for some years. This suggests that you’re running the family in a traditional kind of way. Rebellion breaks out every now and then (much less often than in recent years, though!) but basically, the family is a traditional, conservative one.
Pluto has been in your 6th house of health since late 2008. Thus you’ve been working to make the home ‘healthier’. You have probably been spending on health equipment, spas, exercise equipment and other such health products. If there are environmental problems in the home – old paint, furniture with toxic materials in, etc. – this is a good time to have a clean-up. (In all probability you have already done so.) You are spending on these things lately.
Since Pluto is also your work planet, Pluto’s position indicates working from home. Home offices are being set up or expanded. Family members seem eager to work for you. They can be a good source of employees (if you hire others) or they can recommend people. If you’re looking for work, the family circle is a good place to start.
Jupiter is making very nice aspects to the family planet this year. Sometimes this indicates a move. However, next year might be better for that.
The health of one of the parent figures in your life is improved. He or she benefits from new and cutting-edge kinds of therapies. Another parent figure in your life has a very spiritual kind of year, especially from September 10 onwards.
The family – and perhaps a parent figure – is at odds with the current love. This has been a problem for some time. If you are unattached this would relate to your friends and social life in general.
A parent figure (the mother figure if you’re male, the father figure if you’re female) seems to have been more temperamental – more emotionally volatile – in recent years. This trend continues in the year ahead.
Siblings and sibling figures in your life are prospering in the year ahead. They seem to be making major repairs or renovations in the home.
Children and children figures are more serious about life this year. They are taking on extra responsibility. They seem to have had multiple moves in recent years and this trend continues. They seem restless on the emotional level.
If you’re embarking on heavy construction work or major repairs to your house, January 4 to March 6 will be a good time. If you’re beautifying the home – redecorating, etc. – September 23 to November 21 is a good period for this.
Leo Horoscope 2016: Finance and Career
You have been in a prosperity cycle for two years now and it continues in the year ahead. Benevolent Jupiter is still in your money house, at least until September 9. So, you’re catching the lucky financial breaks. Assets that you already own increase in value. There is luck in speculations – and Leos are great speculators. There is good family support most of the year too. And, you’re probably spending more on the home and family.
Jupiter in your money house shows other things too. You’re earning in happy ways. It shows ‘happy money’. Not only that but you’re enjoying your wealth, spending on leisure and fun kinds of things. You earn freely and you spend freely.
Many Leos are involved in the creative arts. Leo is one of the most creative signs in the zodiac. So, the Horoscope is telling us that your personal creativity is more marketable these days.
Often in finance, we are our own worst enemies. We have a certain attitude or plan that might not be realistic. Often, in order to reach our full potential, this needs some ‘shaking up’. The cosmos does this on September 1 as a solar eclipse occurs in your money house. It forces the changes that need to be made.
By September 10, as Jupiter leaves your money house, your major (short-term) financial goals should be achieved. You’ll be able to shift attention to other things – such as your mind and your knowledge base. Wealth is not the purpose of life. It is important and we should have it. But wealth is a means to an end and not an end in itself. This you’ll discover in the year ahead. Wealth means freedom to develop oneself, to pursue interests that are enjoyable, to learn and study.
Mercury, your financial planet, is fast moving. During the course of a year he will move through your entire chart. This shows that money and financial opportunity can come to you in a variety of ways and through a variety of people. These short-term trends are best discussed in the monthly reports.
This year Mercury will go into retrograde motion four times. This is highly unusual; generally he moves backwards only three times in a year. This shows a greater need for review and for attaining financial clarity than usual. Often we need to go backwards in order to move forward and this year especially so.
The year ahead is a strong financial year, but not especially strong for career. Some years are like that. Money, the bottom line, is more important than status or prestige this year. Your 10th house of career is basically empty (only short-term, fast-moving planets will move through there) while your money house is very strong.
Venus is your career planet. She is a fast-moving planet and this year she moves even faster than usual. Thus there are many short-term career trends that are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Venus’s speedy motion shows you have confidence in career matters and that you’re someone who makes speedy progress. The only problem this year is lack of interest.
Leo Horoscope 2016: Love and Social Life
Your 7th house of love is not a house of power this year. This tends to the status quo. There’s nothing against the social life – the social aspects are neutral this year – but there’s nothing especially strong supporting it. The last two years were banner love years. Many of you entered into serious, committed kinds of relationships then. You now seem satisfied with the status quo. In a sense this is a good message. You’re content and have no need to make dramatic changes.
However, with Uranus as your love planet, you like the ‘soap opera’ kind of relationship. You like the ups and downs and changes. You might be more in love with the ‘dramas of love’ than with the actual person. Contentment can be boring for a Leo. Without drama life is not worth living. Drama implies change and conflict. So even in a relatively quiet social period there will always be some drama.
Many of the love trends that we have discussed in recent years are still in effect now. Uranus has been in Aries, your 9th house of religion and ideas, for some years now. Thus love and social opportunities happen at university or your place of worship, at educational or religious functions. Love could also happen in foreign lands or with foreigners.
You gravitate to educated and refined people, to mentor types. Being able to learn from someone is a romantic turn-on, and a juicy philosophical or theological discussion is a form of foreplay these days. This attraction to mentor types often shows as love with a professor, minister or guru.
Leos are generally ‘love at first sight’ people. For them love is instantaneous. These days it is even more so than normal: one glance or gesture is all it takes. There is good and bad in this tendency. When your intuition is working well, you save a lot of time and hassle. However, when your intuition is a bit off, there can be much pain. There is a need to slow things down a bit. There’s no need to jump into serious relationships so quickly.
Our regular readers know that Uranus is the planet of sudden change. He is like the lightning flash in the sky. It illuminates the darkest hour. But its illumination is generally short lived. This is a good description of your love life. Love can happen in the darkest hour. It can happen at any time in any place. This makes it exciting. The only issue is the stability of this love – generally it isn’t stable.
With Uranus involved in love, you can be attracting unserious people into your life. Their interest is for the moment, not the long term. Singles are better off not marrying this year. In a few years’ time when Uranus moves into Taurus, love will be more stable. (It is never completely stable with you, but it will be more stable than it is now.)
Leo Horoscope 2016: Self-improvement
Leo, with the possible exception of Scorpio, is the most highly sexed of all the signs. It is said that the male Lion can mate forty to fifty times in a day. Leo is a storehouse of creative power – which is sexual by nature.
But now (and for the past few years) Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets, is in your 8th house of transformation and regeneration. This, as was mentioned, spiritualizes the sex life and raises it to a higher, healthier and better level.
Secular science understands the physiological aspects of sex. Of late there is a greater understanding of the psychological aspects as well. But beyond that secular science cannot go. But you most likely will go there. Most likely you’ll be exploring the spiritual side of it.
The sexual force, the sexual act, is capable of much more than just physical ecstasy. It can heal. It can open up new powers of the mind. It not only creates physical babies but can create mental and emotional babies as well – new projects, businesses or institutions. And, if used correctly, can actually bring a person close to the Divine – it can bring spiritual illumination. So what is happening now is the elevation of the sexual act from mere animal lust to an act of worship.
Leos are now strong candidates for systems like Kundalini Yoga, Tantra Yoga, karezza or Hermetic Science. All of these deal with the spiritualization of the sexual force. It is good to read all you can about these things.
This will also have a positive impact on your health. With Pluto, the planet of the family, in your 6th house for many years, misuse or wrong use of the sex force could be a spiritual root cause for problems here.
When the spiritual/energetic aspects of sex are better understood, it will be easier to practise safe sex. The normal methods only protect against physical things. They have no impact on negative energy vibrations. But with spiritual practice, the whole energy vibration of the act can be changed, and thus sex will be safer.
More Leo Horoscope 2016:
* Leo January 2016
* Leo February 2016
* Leo March 2016
* Leo April 2016
* Leo May 2016
* Leo June 2016
* Leo July 2016
* Leo August 2016
* Leo September 2016
* Leo October 2016
* Leo November 2016
* Leo December 2016