Health, work and career are the major headlines this year, Leo. If some of you are unemployed there are many job opportunities awaiting you. It is a work-oriented year ahead. More on this later.
Though your health is good you seem very involved in health matters this year. Probably you’re involved in preventive measures and making sure you have a healthy lifestyle. In many cases you will be involved in the health of others. More details later.
The career is perhaps the most exciting area this year. This began last year and will go on for many more years. Excitement implies change and drama. If things are going steadily there is no drama, no excitement. Even the good can get a little boring. Not so this year. You are learning to cope with career instability. More on this later.
Uranus’s move into your 10th career house in March last year also affects the love life. Your attitudes change. You are mixing with important people and furthering your career by social means. It is a positive signal for love, but it will get tested. There’s more on this later.
Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets, has been in your 8th house of regeneration for many years now and he will be there for many more; a long-term trend and we have discussed this in previous reports. The sex life and sexual practices are becoming spiritualized and more refined. Little by little the sex life is becoming more an act of worship than mere animal lust.
Mars will spend more than six months in your 9th house this year. This is good for college students as it shows focus on their studies, which indicates success. There could also be legal issues that take a lot of your time.
Though your 12th house of spirituality is not strong this year, we will have four lunar eclipses – twice as many as usual. With the Moon as your spiritual planet, there is much spiritual change happening for you, many course corrections. (Two eclipses, one solar and one lunar, will actually occur in your 12th house, reinforcing what is being said.)
Your major areas of interest this year are health and work; love, romance and social activities; sex, personal transformation and occult studies; religion, philosophy, higher education and foreign travel (from June 28 onwards); and career.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment in the year ahead will be spirituality (until May 6); the body and image (from May 6 onwards); health and work (until December 20); and love, romance and social activities (after December 20).
(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health is basically good this year. For most of the year there will be only one long-term planet – Uranus – in stressful alignment with you. Saturn will make a brief foray into stressful alignment from March 23 to July 1, but for not long enough to cause serious problems. However, from December 18 onwards Saturn and Jupiter both move into stressful alignment, and that will be a time to rest and relax more and pace yourself better. For most of the year you’re fine and dandy.
Your 6th house of health is easily the strongest in your Horoscope. In one sense this is good, as preventive measures you take now will stand you in good stead for later on (and next year). In another sense this focus is not so good. It can give a tendency to magnify little things into big things and to create problems where none really exists. You have be careful of this. The South Node of the Moon, an abstract point which denotes a feeling of deficiency, will be in your 6th house until May 6. This could also contribute to the focus on health. Perhaps you feel deficient here.
This focus on health could also show, as was mentioned, that you are involved in other people’s health – the health of family members and children, or people who are like family to you.
Good though your health is you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflex points are shown in the chart below):
Important foot reflexology points for the year ahead
Try to massage all of the foot on a regular basis – the top of the foot as well as the bottom – but pay extra attention to the points highlighted on the chart. When you massage, be aware of ‘sore spots’ as these need special attention. It’s also a good idea to massage the ankles and below them.
- The heart is always important for Leo and, as always, good heart health means avoiding worry and anxiety. These are the root causes of heart problems.
- The spine, knees, teeth, skin and overall skeletal alignment. These are also always important for Leo. Good back care is vital and regular back massage, regular visits to the chiropractor or osteopath would be good. The knees should also be massaged and given more support when exercising. Maintain good dental hygiene. Therapies such as the Alexander Technique (which works on posture), Rolfing and Feldenkrais are good. Yoga and Pilates are good exercises for the spine and overall alignment.
- The colon, bladder and sexual organs have become important areas since 2008, when Pluto entered your 6th house, and they will remain so for years to come. Safe sex and sexual moderation are important. A herbal colon cleanse every now and then would also be beneficial, especially if you feel under the weather.
- The liver and thighs will be important until December 20. Regular thigh massage will not only strengthen the liver and thighs, but the lower back as well – very important for you.
- The ankles and calves. These gain in importance after December 18 and will remain so for the next few years as Saturn, your health planet, moves into Aquarius. So regular ankle and calf massage will be beneficial. Calf massage will not only strengthen that area, but also the reproductive system – so important these days.
Pluto is the ruler of your 4th house of home, family and emotional life. His position in the 6th house shows that for you good health means a healthy family and domestic life. Problems here could impact on the actual physical health. So if, God forbid, problems arise, restore the harmony here as quickly as possible. Moods need to be kept positive and constructive. Meditation will be a big help.
Jupiter in your house of health shows that relations with the children and children figures in your life are important. Problems here could impact on your actual physical health. So do your best to keep the harmony here. This transit would also indicate the therapeutic value of a creative hobby. There is a need to express the creative urges this year.
Home and Family
Though your 4th house is basically empty this year (only short-term planets move through there), Pluto, your family planet, receives much stimulation. The empty 4th house would tend to the status quo, but the impact on Pluto signals much change.
Pluto is receiving contradictory influences this year which really complicates the family situation. Both Saturn and Jupiter (opposites really) are impacting on Pluto. Saturn is restrictive and controlling. Jupiter is expansive and freedom-loving. There are various ways to read this and all of them would be true.
Family members could exhibit extreme ambivalence this year. They can alternate from conservatism and coldness (the Saturn influence) to warmth and generosity (the Jupiter influence). Saturn would tend to frugality. Jupiter would tend to generosity. So family members and parent figures are like that. A parent figure can be over-controlling one moment and warm and generous the next. Most likely he or she feels that the controlling part – the sternness – is a form of benevolence. He or she would feel like a benevolent dictator. The other parent figure is just the opposite. He or she seems rebellious, wants personal freedom, wants to be free of all responsibility. If they are still together, they seem to get along, but between March 23 and July 1, and from December 18 onwards, they clash. Their marriage gets tested.
A part of you would like to move (the Jupiter influence) while another part fears it and wants to stay put (the Saturn influence). So moves could happen but with glitches and delays involved. The question is will the Jupiter force be stronger than the Saturn force? Or vice versa? I would say that the Saturn force – the urge to stay put – would be stronger. Saturn in Capricorn is dignified and powerful. He is in his own sign and house. Jupiter, by contrast, is in his ‘fall’ – his weakest possible position. So though a move could happen it is more likely that you will stay put and make better use of the space that you have.
For many years now – and we have discussed this in previous years’ reports – you have been working to make the home ‘healthier’. Probably you have spent money on getting rid of environmental or other toxins from the home and grounds. You have installed health equipment – exercise equipment or other kinds of health gadgets. You’re making the home as much a spa as a home. This year the tendency for this is even stronger.
You’ve also been making the home a workplace, installing home offices and office equipment. Many of you are working from home or in a home-based business. This trend is also stronger this year.
However this year, in addition, you are also making the home a place of entertainment. You don’t need to go out to have fun. It’s right there at home.
Finance and Career
Your money house hasn’t been strong for a number of years, and this is still the case in 2020. Only short-term planets will move through the money house. On the positive side this shows a contentment with things as they are. There is no special need to make dramatic changes and no special need to overly focus here. On the negative side, you may be ignoring an important area of life. If financial problems arise this could be the root cause. You will need to start focusing more.
In spite of this I see prosperity this year. Your 6th house of health and work is the strongest in the Horoscope; I doubt whether there will be any unemployed Leos this year. There are many job opportunities and offers – and good ones. Even those who are already employed will have offers for second jobs or overtime (and you’ll probably take them). Your work ethic is unusually strong these days. This is noticed by superiors and helps the career.
Your financial planet Mercury is a fast-moving and often erratic kind of planet. And this is reflected in your financial life. Sometimes earnings come quickly, sometimes slowly, sometimes they stand still and sometimes they seem to go backwards. They tend to mirror Mercury’s movements in the heavens. Because Mercury moves so quickly there will be many short-term financial trends that depend on where Mercury is at any given time and the kinds of aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Career is more of a headline than finances these days, Leo. Uranus entered your 10th house of career in March 2019 and will stay for many years. There are many, many messages here. First of all, as was mentioned earlier, it shows instability in the career – constant change. Because of this, it favours a freelance career over a steady job working for others. You need more freedom in the career. If a steady position allows for this freedom it could work for you.
Instability is another name for excitement and change. Anything can happen at any time. No matter how bleak things may appear, the situation can change in an instant. Career opportunities happen out of the blue. Uranus in your 10th house would favour the world of technology – computers, programming, online activities and the like. If they are involved in entertainment and the arts, even better. Whatever you’re doing your technological expertise is an important factor.
Uranus is also your love planet. This too gives many messages. A lot of your socializing is career- or business-related. Who you know – your social contacts – can be more important than your actual skills. In general your social grace – your likeability – plays a huge role in career success, and thus it is good to cultivate the social graces this year. (The Western social sector of your chart is the dominant sector, reinforcing what we are saying here.) You further your career by social means, by attending or hosting the right kind of parties and gatherings. You have a special ability to meet, on a social level, exactly the right people who can help you.
There is another way to read this too – and just as accurate. The love planet near the Mid-heaven – its most elevated position – often shows that your mission this year (and for many more to come) is to be there for the beloved and your friends. You might be involved in worldly affairs, but your real mission is your friends and partner.
Your career planet, Venus, is a fast-moving planet. Usually she moves through your whole chart in a given year, although this year (because of her retrograde) she will only move through 11 houses instead of 12. Still, this is a lot of movement. Thus there are many short-term career trends that depend on where Venus is and the aspects she receives. We will cover this in the monthly reports.
Love and Social Life
The love and social life is very important this year. First of all, your 7th house will become powerful from March 23 to July 1, and then again from December 18 onwards. But even more important than that is your love planet Uranus’s position on the Mid-heaven of your chart. The Mid-heaven – the top of the chart – is the most powerful place for a planet to be. Just as the Sun is most powerful at noon (its Mid-heaven point) so too are the other planets most powerful here. Add to this the dominance of the Western, social sector and we see a year where the social grace and gifts are very much accentuated. It is a year for focusing on others. There will be times, as the year progresses, where the Eastern sector of self gets stronger, but it will never dominate.
The love planet on the Mid-heaven shows that power and prestige are important allurements in love – perhaps more so than the usual ones. You gravitate to powerful people, to people above you in status, to those who can help you get to where you want to go. You are meeting these kinds of people too.
Often this indicates romantic opportunities with bosses and superiors. It favours the office romance. (Your work planet, Saturn, moves into your 7th house of love between March 23 and July 1, and again from December 18 onwards, and this too favours the office romance.) Many companies have rules about this, and there are other scenarios indicated too. Bosses, superiors or co-workers can play Cupid in your love life, make proper introductions, etc. They seem very involved in romance one way or another.
Your love planet is in conservative Taurus all year. Saturn is also a conservative planet. Thus you seem more cautious in love these days (very different from the way you were from 2012 to 2019). This I read as a good thing. In the past you were too quick here. A sense of caution is a good thing.
Jupiter’s move into your 7th house at the end of the year is often a signal for a marriage or serious relationship (a relationship that is like marriage). This would be more likely next year than in 2020. But even so, it is not wise to rush into anything. Saturn will also be in your 7th house and he tends to delay things.
On an overall level your best love and social periods will be from January 1 to January 20; April 20 to May 20; August 23 to September 22; and December 22 to the end of the year.
For those working on their second marriage there is romance after June 28, but it seems very challenging. Things will get easier from December 18 onwards. Those working on their third marriage have a quiet, stable kind of year.
Pluto, the generic ruler of sex, has been in your 6th house of health for many years. Thus safe sex and sexual moderation have been important, healthwise, for a long time. Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets, has been occupying your 8th house of sex and regeneration for many years too. So we have a strong message from the Horoscope. There is a need to elevate the sexual act, to make it an act of worship rather than an act of lust. This elevation is the ‘real’ safe sex. So, these days, you are a candidate for some of the spiritual teachings and practices of sex. It would be good to study Tantra or Kundalini yoga if you are of the Eastern bent. Westerners can study Karezza or Hermetic science which also deal with these things.
As we mentioned earlier, the four lunar eclipses this year impact very directly on the spiritual life. There will be two eclipses that actually occur in the 12th house – a lunar eclipse on January 10 and a solar eclipse on June 21. So there is much change and turmoil happening here. The events of life are going to test your spiritual attitudes, practices, teachings and teachers. If you belong to a spiritual organization there is much upheaval and disruption happening. This is also the case in charitable organizations that you’re involved with. These things need not be bad. Often spiritual changes – changes in direction and practice – happen because of inner revelation. This is a good thing. A practice that might have been good for a while is no longer necessary and you progress to other disciplines. Those of you not yet on a spiritual path are likely to get on one this year.
Jupiter and Pluto in your 6th house of health show a need for good emotional health, as we have said, and for a healthy creative life. It’s very important to avoid depression these days. The good news is that Leos are generally optimistic people and not prone to depression. But you need to feel that you’re enjoying your life, that life is fun and happy. Joy itself is a powerful healing force and this year more so than usual. Therapies such as laughter yoga would be very powerful for you. Meditation will be a great help here too, and for maintaining emotional stability.