Leo is generally blessed with superabundant energy. But this year it is less than usual. Three long-term planets are in stressful alignment with you. So many of the things you did with ease a few years ago are harder right now. It is important to rest when tired. More on this later.
Love is bittersweet this year. There are disappointments to be sure, but there are also many happy things too. Marriage could happen for singles, but with many complications and delays. More details later.
Neptune has been in your 8th house for many years now and will be there for many more to come. But this year Jupiter will also move in briefly – from May 14 to July 29. This period should be more erotic than usual.
Ever since Uranus moved into your 10th house of career in 2019 the career has become more exciting – and also unstable. (This is the price we pay for excitement and interest.) The career is filled with change, change and more change. More on this later.
We have the usual number of eclipses this year – four. Two of them will occur in your 5th house of children. So, there are dramas in their lives this year. (This includes children figures in your life.) There will be a solar eclipse on June 10 in your 11th house which will test friendships and technical equipment. The fourth eclipse occurs on November 19 in your 10th house, bringing even more change to the career.
Your most important areas of interest in the year ahead will be health; love and romance; sex, personal transformation and re-invention, and occult studies; and career.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment will be friendships, groups and group activities; love and romance (until May 14 and from July 29 to December 30); and sex, personal transformation and re-invention, and occult studies (from May 14 to July 29 and from December 30 onwards).
(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 these days there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
In 2019 Uranus moved into stressful alignment with you. Last year Saturn also moved into stressful alignment, and late in the year Jupiter joined the party too. So, for most of the year ahead there are three long-term planets in stressful alignment. This is challenging enough, but when the fast-moving, short-term planets also join the party, health can become be very problematic. This happens from January 20 to February 19, April 20 to May 21 and from October 23 to November 22. These are periods where you should rest more and do everything possible to maintain high energy levels. Perhaps schedule some extra massages or health treatments, or spend more time at a health spa.
The good news this year is that your 6th house of health is strong. You are focused here. It would be more dangerous if you were ignoring things.
There is more good news. There is much you can do to enhance your health and prevent problems from developing. Give more attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflex points are shown in the chart below):
- The heart is always important for Leo, and this year, with so much stress on it, it is even more important than normal. Avoid worry and anxiety. Cultivate faith. This will do much to strengthen the heart.
- The spine, knees, teeth, bones and overall skeletal alignment are also always important for Leo as Saturn, the planet that rules these areas, is your health planet. Regular back massage should be part of your normal health regime. Knees should also be massaged and given support when you are exercising. Regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath would be a good idea. The vertebrae in the spine need to be kept in alignment. Good dental hygiene is important too.
- The ankles and calves have become important since March when your health planet moved into Aquarius. But they will remain important next year too. It will be very beneficial to massage the ankles and calves and to give more support to the ankles when exercising.
- The colon, bladder and sexual organs. Since 2008 when Pluto, the planet that rules these areas, moved into your 6th house, these areas gained in prominence for your health, and they will remain so for another few years until 2024.A herbal colon cleanse every now and then if you feel under the weather might be a good idea. Safe sex and sexual moderation are important.
Regular readers know that the first defence against disease is high energy. When energy is low – as is the case with you this year – the person becomes more vulnerable. So, make sure to get enough rest. Don’t waste mental or emotional energy on trivialities. Focus on what’s really important in your life.
Pluto, your family planet, occupies your 6th house of health. So you are probably more concerned with the health of family members than with your own. This aspect signals that good emotional health is important to your physical health. Work to keep your moods positive and constructive.
Your health planet occupies your 7th house of love this year. Thus, in addition to having good emotional health, you need good social health – a healthy marriage or relationship. Problems here could impact your physical health. If, God forbid, problems arise, restore harmony here as quickly as possible.
With Saturn as your health planet, you tend to be conservative in health matters. There would be a tendency to gravitate to orthodox medicine. But this year, with your health planet in Aquarius, you seem more experimental. You might be experimenting with alternative medicine. You could also gravitate to new cutting-edge technologies in the conventional medical field.
Home and Family
Your fourth house of home and family has not been prominent for the past three years. This is the case in the year ahead as well – and for a few years more. So, things are relatively quiet on the home front. Sure, there will be periods where things can be stressful, and when home and family require more focus, but these periods come from the transits of the fast-moving planets. Their effect is short lived.
This lack of focus on the home and family tends to the status quo. Things are relatively good and there’s no need to overly focus here. However, if family problems do arise, your lack of focus can be the cause. You’ll just have to give it more attention.
One of the parents or parent figures in your life seems very conservative, while the other seems more rebellious and freedom loving. However, the parents or parent figures do seem to be getting along.
You seem conservative in your home and domestic life. You would decorate conservatively. As we have seen for many years now – since 2008 – the home is becoming as much a health spa as a home. You’ve been buying health equipment, exercise equipment for the home. You’ve been working to make the home a healthier space. It would be good to landscape your surroundings with stones and trees – the energy of earth. Rock gardens might be better than flower gardens. A magnolia tree would be a nice touch.
A parent or parent figure could move this year, but it’s a complicated situation. There could be many delays here. The other parent or parent figure seems restless and is probably moving around a lot, perhaps staying in different places for long periods.
Siblings and sibling figures in your life are having a stable family year. There is nothing showing a move, but there’s nothing especially against it either. They will have good job opportunities this year and in 2022.
Children and children figures could move this year, but this is more likely in 2022. Their job situation is unstable and they can have job changes. Grandchildren (if you have them), or people who play that role in your life, are having a status quo family year. Moves are not likely. This year and next are strong spiritual years for them, and they can meet a significant teacher or guru.
If you’re planning major repairs or a renovation to the home, October 31 to December 14 would be a good time. If you’re merely redecorating, beautifying the home or buying objects of beauty for the home, September 17 to October 7 would be a good time.
Finance and Career
Your money house hasn’t been prominent in many years and isn’t prominent this year. So, basically, the planetary transits of a given time will tell the financial story. When they are kind, finances will flow easily, and earnings will tend to be greater. When they are unkind there will be more challenges to deal with.
The empty money house can be read as a good thing. It often shows someone who takes earnings for granted. There is a feeling of contentment in this area and no need to pay special attention here. It tends to the status quo. Most likely you feel OK about your present earnings and are happy to see things continue as they are.
Career and love are much more of a focus than finance.
Your financial planet, Mercury, is (with the exception of the Moon) the fastest of all the planets. During the year he will move through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope. However, his progress tends to the erratic. Sometimes he moves quickly (sometimes he will speed through three different signs and houses in a single month); sometimes he moves more slowly; sometimes he stands still (makes a station); sometimes he goes into reverse; and sometimes he goes ‘out of bounds’ – outside his usual orbit round the Sun. In fact, a good description of your financial life in general. Thus, there are many short-term trends in finance that depend on where Mercury is, his speed, and the aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Mercury will go retrograde three times this year (his norm) – from January 30 to April 20, May 29 to June 21 and from September 27 to October 17. These are times to be more cautious in finance and to avoid major financial decisions – such as major purchases or investments. These are periods to review your finances and your goals and strategies.
In general, you have a good feeling for telecommunications, transportation, media companies, advertising, PR and retailing. Financial trading is also interesting for you: you have the ability to profit from short-term moves in the financial markets.
Because Mercury will move through your entire Horoscope every year, money and opportunity can come in various ways and through various kinds of people. Again, refer to the monthly reports.
Your career, in contrast, has been a major focus for you ever since Uranus moved into your 10th career house in 2019. Moreover, Uranus will be in your 10th house for years to come.
As we mentioned earlier, the career is now interesting and exciting, fraught with change, fraught with drama. Leo loves drama, and if there is none in the air you will create some. But excitement and drama can lead to instability, as we’ve said. So, there can be multiple career changes happening both this year and in the coming years (some of you have already experienced this).
Uranus in the 10th house points to the freelancer over the nine-to-five employee. There is a need for change, flexibility and freedom. Routines are suffocating. This alignment also favours a career in the tech world – perhaps something in the entertainment, media or music industry.
With Venus as your career planet you always tend to advance your career by social means; and now that Uranus is involved, this tendency is even stronger. Uranus is your love planet. So, it is especially good to attend the right parties, cultivate the right relationships, and perhaps to host parties as well.
Career is not just career but seems the centre of your social life as well.
Leos are very creative kinds of people, but they are not known for their social skills. However, these days it’s worth cultivating the social skills as your career progress and advancement depend on them.
Love and Social Life
Love and romance are among the major headlines in your chart this year. Though love is complicated – and there are some disappointments – overall, I see you successful here. First, your 7th house of love is very strong (only the 8th house can compete with it – and then only for a few months). This shows focus. Love and the social life are important and you’re willing to overcome all the various challenges that arise. Add to this that your love planet, Uranus, is in your 10th house – right at the top of your chart. It is the most elevated planet in the chart, which is another indicator of focus. Romance is not only your highest aspiration but could be read as being your actual career (in spite of whatever your current job is). Love not only motivates the career, but in many cases is the career.
The social life is very active this year. Singles are dating more and all of you, single or in relationships, are attending more parties and gatherings.
One of the problems in love is that you seem in two minds about it. A part of you is very conservative and cautious. The other part is more freewheeling and experimental. The cautious part frowns on the ‘freewheeling part’ and is perhaps a bit aghast. One part of you wants a super-active social life, the other part wants more restraint. There is a tug of war going on.
For singles two serious-looking relationships are on the cards this year, with two very different types of people. One is older, more settled, conservative, seems a corporate type. He or she is someone who seems a good provider but lacks élan – spirit. The other is more of a fun lover and is exciting to be around, enjoyable, more interested in fun than in duty and responsibility. Which one will you choose? If you could merge both sets of qualities into one, that would be the ideal.
With your love planet at the top of your chart and in your 10th house, a lot of your socializing seems career related. You are (and this has been going on for some years) mixing with powerful people of high status, and you are attracted to them. For singles this would favour the more serious, ambitious person. But Leo by nature is a fun lover, and this would favour the other type of person – the one who is fun to be around.
Romantic opportunities can happen in various ways this year: as you pursue your career goals and at functions related to the career; or as you pursue your health goals and with people involved in your health. They can also happen in the normal places – at parties, gatherings, places of entertainment, resorts, etc.
With Uranus as your natal love planet, you’ve long since learned to handle social and romantic insecurity. It has been a life lesson. Many of you actually enjoy it. You like change and excitement in love. In fact, you could create dramas just to keep things interesting. But now with Uranus in your 10th house of career, you are learning to deal with sudden and abrupt career changes. Anything can happen at any time. Change is the rule. Every time you feel settled in your career something happens that changes it (and often for the better). It is the insecurity that is hard to deal with. It is difficult to make long-range career plans. The spiritual lesson here is to embrace the changes, embrace the insecurity, and to learn to enjoy it.
Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets, has been in your 8th house for many years now. Undoubtedly we have discussed this in past reports, but the trend is still in effect. The transit of a long-term planet, as our regular readers know, is not really an event but a process. A series of events that leads to a certain state. For many years now your sex life and sexual attitudes are becoming more refined, more spiritualized. The sexual act is being elevated (bit by bit) from mere animal passion to an act of worship. Many of you are receiving teachings about this. If not, it is a good time to study the spiritual side of sex. Some of you might like Tantra or Kundalini Yoga. Those of a more Western bent would like karezza or the sexual teachings of hermetic science. This seems especially important this year and next as Jupiter moves into your 8th house of sex, increasing the libido and overall sexual activity.
Pluto has been in your 6th house of health for many years now (this transit too is really a process and not some specific event), which indicates a tendency to surgery: probably you’ve had this in past years. But Pluto also rules detox regimes and you might want to try these things before going under the knife. Detox often does the same thing as surgery, only it takes longer.
In your Horoscope Pluto rules the memory body. Thus, in many cases, health problems can be coming from the re-stimulation of this body: some ancient trauma gets re-stimulated and produces symptoms. It might have nothing to do with your diet or other personal habits. The way to treat it is to go into the memory body and bring up the trauma or memory that is causing the problem and discharge it. I’m generally not a fan of past-life regression, but if health is involved it might be a good idea.