There’s a lot of change happening for you this year, Leo, but you will get through it, as always. This year there are three solar eclipses, instead of the normal two; because the Sun is your ruling planet, you are very much affected by them. Also there will be a lunar eclipse on January 21 that occurs in your sign.

So, four of the five eclipses this year will impact on you. You will be making serial changes to your personality, wardrobe and image. You will be redefining yourself multiple times. Reinventing yourself. We will deal with these eclipses in more detail in the monthly reports.

The job situation seems difficult – a burden. You don’t seem to be enjoying work as much as you would like. Job changes seem in the cards: there are three eclipses in your 6th house of work. More later.

Overall health and energy seem basically good this year, but you will be making major changes – and probably multiple times – to your health regime. There’s more on this later.

The main headline this year is Uranus’s move (after seven years) from your 9th house to your 10th house of career. Major career change is happening – more details later on. As Uranus is your love planet, this move also has implications for the love life – big changes in attitude will be happening. Again, we say more on this later.

With Jupiter spending almost all year in your 5th house there is going to be fun in your life. True you are working hard, but you’re managing to have fun too. Leos of childbearing age are more fertile than usual.

Neptune has been in your 8th house of regeneration for many years now, and he will be there for many more. This shows that the sex life is becoming more spiritualized. There is a need (and this will continue) to elevate it above lust into an act of worship. More on this later.

Your most important interests this year will be children, fun and creativity (until December 3); health and work; sex, personal transformation and reinvention, occult studies; religion, philosophy, higher education and foreign travel (until March 7); and career (from March 7 onwards and for many years to come).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are children, fun and creativity (until December 3); health and work (from December 3 onwards); and spirituality.

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health, as we mentioned, is good this year. Until March 7 there are no long-term planets in stressful alignment with you. And even after March 7, there will only be one in such an alignment. So, health and energy are good. Yet, in spite of this, we see a very powerful 6th house – easily the strongest in the Horoscope. There is great focus here, and in this case I’m not so sure it is a good thing. While it’s good to pay attention to your health, the danger here is ‘too much of a good thing’. Little things can be magnified into big things. Needless procedures are undertaken which can actually cause health problems. It would be wise to keep in mind the old dictum: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’

Three eclipses in your 6th house indicate dramatic changes – multiple changes – to your health regime. Sometimes eclipses signal health scares, but since your overall energy is good these are likely to be only scares.

Your health is good, but you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope this year (the reflexology 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 especially below them.

Leo Health Horoscope
  • The heart. This is always important for a Leo, as Leo rules the heart. The important thing with the heart (as our regular readers know) is to avoid worry and anxiety. These are the two emotions that stress the heart. Instead, develop more faith.
  • The spine, knees, teeth, skin and overall skeletal alignment. These are also very important for you, Leo, as Saturn, your health planet, rules these areas. And since 2018 and Saturn’s move into your 6th house of health, they have become even more important than normal. So, as always, regular back and knee massage should be part of your regular health regime. There are chairs and mats that give back massages and one of them might be a good investment these days. Give the knees more support when exercising. Maintain good dental hygiene. If you’re out in the sun use a good sunscreen.
  • The colon, bladder and sexual organs have become important since 2008, when Pluto entered your 6th house (and they will remain important for many more years to come). Safe sex and sexual moderation are crucial (Leo can definitely overdo these things). A herbal colon cleanse every now and then would be a good idea – especially if you feel sluggish or under the weather.
  • The liver and thighs will become important after December 3 when Jupiter, the planet that rules these areas, enters your 6th house. Thigh massage will be powerful then; it will not only strengthen the liver, but the lower back as well. A herbal liver cleanse every now and then will also be good.

These are the most vulnerable areas in the coming year. Problems, if they happened (God forbid) would most likely begin here. Thus, keeping them healthy and fit is sound preventive medicine. Most of the time problems can actually be prevented. But even in cases where they can’t (due to strong karmic momentum) they can be softened to a great extent and need not be devastating.

Saturn as the health planet shows someone who undertakes disciplined daily health regimes (even Spartan-type regimes). It shows someone who willingly changes their lifestyle around health.

Pluto in your 6th house of health and work indicates a few things. It shows the power of detox regimes. Often it indicates surgery (either actual or recommended), but detoxing should be explored first. And, since Pluto is the ruler of your 4th house of home and family, it shows the importance of good emotional health. Your mood needs to be kept positive and constructive. Meditation will be a help here too.

Though overall your health is good, there will be periods in the year when it is less good. These are not trends for the year ahead, but short-term things caused by the transiting planets. This year, those periods will be January 20 to February 18; April 20 to May 20; and October 23 to November 22. Make sure to get more rest during these times.

Home and Family

Your 4th house of home and family is not a house of power this year – not a major interest or focus. This, as our regular readers know, tends to the status quo. It shows basic contentment with things as they are. There is no pressing need to make major changes.

This empty 4th house gives you more freedom at home and in family matters. You can move or renovate your home if you like, but there’s no pressing need for it. (Many of you moved or made important renovations to the home last year. This year, the need has passed.)

Pluto, your family planet, has been in your 6th house since 2008, so you have been working to make the home a healthier kind of place. In some cases mould, lead or other toxic materials have been removed from the home. In other cases the home is filled with health equipment and products: the home is more like a health spa than a home. This trend continues in the year ahead.

This transit also shows that you are very involved in the health of family members – perhaps more so than with your own health.

Your family planet in the 6th house also indicates someone who is working more from home. Many of you are (and have been) creating home offices and the like. The home is as much a workplace as a home.

Jupiter was in your 4th house last year. Thus the family circle expanded – usually through birth or marriage. Leos of childbearing age were unusually fertile last year, and the trend continues in the year ahead. If pregnancy didn’t happen last year it can happen in the year ahead. (And even if it did, it can happen again.)

Parents and parent figures will be getting along better with their spouses after March 7. One of them seems very restless. He or she wants to explore personal freedom and chafes under any kind of commitment or responsibility. This person is ready for major change. Moves are not likely for either parent or parent figures this year. (It’s probably not advisable either.) One of the parents or parent figures is having a banner financial year. In general the family as a whole seems more prosperous.

Siblings and sibling figures can move later in the year – from December 3 onwards. But it can happen next year too. They benefit from spiritual-healing techniques these days, and if they feel under the weather they should see a spiritual-type healer. Their love and social life is becoming more stable after many years of instability.

Children and children figures are prospering this year. They are living the good life and travelling more. They prosper next year too. A move is not indicated though.

If you’re planning major repairs (or building a home), November 19 to the end of the year would be a good time. If you’re planning more cosmetic redecoration work, or buying objects of beauty for the home, January 1 to January 7 and October 8 to November 23 seem good times.

Finance and Career

Money doesn’t seem a big issue this year. The money house is basically empty, with only short-term planets moving through there. Their effect is temporary. As our regular readers know, this tends to the status quo. Earnings will be more or less as they were last year. It is true that you have the freedom to make changes and improve things, but you seem to lack the interest. Contentment is good. But if financial problems arise, lack of interest – lack of attention – is the probable cause. You will have to force yourself to pay more attention here.

With Mercury as your financial planet you excel at trading, buying, selling, communications, sales, marketing and PR. You also have a good affinity for the entertainment and music industries, also gaming and resorts. Industries that give ‘pleasure’ to people are interesting to you. And industries that cater to younger people.

Mercury is a fast-moving planet and in a given year he will move through all the sectors of your Horoscope and make aspects (positive or negative) to every planet in your chart. So, there are many short-term financial trends that depend on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. These will be dealt with in the monthly reports.

Those of you who are unemployed have job opportunities this year. There are at least three. Those already employed will have opportunities for overtime or second jobs. However, these don’t look very happy – they’re jobs, full stop. They seem demanding and you’re working very hard. Later in the year – from December 3 onwards – the situation changes. From then on, and well into next year, you will have very happy job opportunities – dream jobs. In the meantime just do your best.

The career is becoming very interesting. On March 7, as we mentioned, Uranus will move into your 10th house of career and will remain there for many years. This signals many dramatic kinds of changes in the career – and these happen suddenly and unexpectedly. The career becomes exciting as anything can happen at any time. The expression ‘expect nothing but be ready for everything’ applies to you now (and for years to come). Many of you will actually change the career path. Some of you will change the way you approach things. There is a need for more freedom in the career, and this position favours a freelance kind of career. It favours careers in technology, the online world and in the electronic media. Good use of these media (and networking skills) will boost the career in whatever you’re doing.

Uranus also happens to be your love planet. This shows various things. It shows good support from the spouse, partner or current love. He or she seems very involved in the career. Friends are succeeding and helping out too – providing opportunity. It indicates someone who advances the career by social means – by attending or hosting the right kinds of parties and gatherings. It shows an ability to meet on a social level just the right people who can help you. Your personal likeability and social skills are very important careerwise. Merit on its own doesn’t seem enough.

This can also be read another way. Your mission (your real career) is your marriage partner and friends. To be there for them.

Venus is your career planet and this year she is moving very fast. Usually she goes through the twelve signs and houses in your chart in the year, but this year she will move through some signs and houses (four of them) twice. Her speedy motion suggests faster progress and good confidence. It suggests someone who covers a lot of territory. This would show success.

Because Venus is so fast moving, there are many short-term career trends that depend on where she is and the aspects she receives. These are best discussed in the monthly reports.

Love and Social Life

Your love planet will spend most of the year (from March 7 onwards) near your Mid-heaven, making him the most elevated planet in the Horoscope. The Mid-heaven point (the top of the chart) is where any planet is most powerful (of course, the sign it’s in also plays a role, but given equivalent signs, the Mid-heaven is the most powerful position). It’s common sense. The Sun at noon (when he is at the Mid-heaven – his highest point in the sky) is where he is hottest. He is exerting his strongest influence. Now, this same reasoning can be applied to all the other planets. Mercury will be more mercurial when he is on the Mid-heaven; Venus will be more magnetic and charming at the Mid-heaven; and so on for all the other planets.

So your personal love magnetism, your social grace is ultra, ultra-strong these days (and for years to come). Uranus’s position at the top of your chart also shows that love and romance are high on your agenda. Very important. It shows your aspiration. This focus, the importance that you give it, tends to success.

For singles this signals important changes in the love attitudes and needs. You are always a love-at-first-sight kind of person. This is your nature. But over the past seven years, with your love planet in Aries, this has been accentuated. And, this haste hasn’t always worked out for you. Now with the love planet in Taurus, an element of caution is being introduced. I read this as a good thing. You take more time than you used to. You check things out more deeply. (You’re still quick on the trigger, but less so.)

For the past seven years only the passion of love mattered. Only the feeling. Only the desire. Now, other things start to matter. You are attracted to the high and mighty, to people of power, prestige and success. You like people who can help you careerwise – people who have achieved something. The feeling of love is still important, but now these other qualities are also important, perhaps equally so.

With Uranus as your love planet you’re always attracted to unconventional types, to people who are breaking barriers whether it be in science, technology or the media. This doesn’t change. But if these people are also highly successful, it’s even better.

For singles this can signal a romantic relationship with a boss or authority figure. The opportunities are certainly there. You have the aspects of someone who falls in love with the boss.

You find love and romantic opportunities as you pursue your normal career goals or with people involved in your career. In fact, much of your socializing this year (and over the years to come) is career-related.

Uranus is receiving very nice aspects this year. So love is going to be happy. It gets even better after December 3, as Jupiter moves into good aspect with Uranus. You might not actually marry, but you will have love and you will meet people who are ‘marriage material’.

With Jupiter spending almost all year in your 5th house, there are many opportunities for love affairs. But these aren’t serious things. Just entertainment.

Self-improvement

The sex drive of Leo is legendary. Only Scorpio can compare with it. Even so, Leo and Scorpio approach sex in different ways. For Leo, sex is entertainment and creativity (the way we make babies); for Scorpio it is more about power.

There is nothing evil about sex. It is the most sacred of the forces. And it is precisely this sacredness that makes it so dangerous when abused or misused. The stronger the force, the greater the negativity when abused. So, it is fitting that you’re in a cycle of spiritualizing the sex force and the act itself, with Neptune the most spiritual of all the planets, in your 8th house of regeneration for some years.

With most people sex is an act of lust. But for you – especially in the past few years – you’re learning other approaches to it. It can be an act of worship, a path to the Divine. Thus you are a candidate for disciplines such as Kundalini or Tantra yoga. Rightly used, sex can heal the body and even outer negative conditions. Learn as much as you can. This is a long-term trend.

We discussed the many career changes going on this year (and for the next several years). Spiritually speaking, the lesson here is to become comfortable with career instability and change, to embrace it and enjoy it. Consider it fun rather than a problem. Lose the fear about it. Meditation will be a big help.

Saturn and Pluto travel together this year. They will always be ‘neighbours’ but at times they will be much closer than that. This indicates a need to ‘manage’ the emotions (Pluto rules your 4th house of emotions and moods). You will have special power over them. However this needs to be used properly. Generally, people will repress their negative emotions, but this can only go on for so long. It’s like trying to repress a cough. There is a need for a positive way to have psychic cleansings without repression (which can also damage the health). In my book A Technique For Meditation (chapters 2 and 3)* methods are given for this. The feeling nature is not to be repressed but directed in positive ways. We were never meant to be ‘victims’ of our feelings, but managers of them.

With the Moon as your spiritual planet, moods and emotions play a huge role in your spiritual life. It’s very difficult to make contact with the Divine within when you’re in a bad mood. Clear away the psychic debris and watch how much better your prayers and meditations go.

Leo Monthly Horoscope 2019