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Your Personal Horoscope -
With Leo as your Sun Sign
The Sun in the fixed fire sign of Leo in your chart indicates that your are proud and generous, with a love of theatrical and dramatic gestures. You have an innate loyalty and warmth and are affectionate and will spare nothing to those that you love. You have a need to express yourself creatively, and to be recognized for your achievements. The fixed nature of Leo gives you the strength and determination to succeed in your aims, once you have decided what they are. Your willpower is generally strong, and once you have set your mind on a course of action you can carry it out with great enthusiasm. You will need to beware of a tendency to become fixed and dogmatic in your opinions, and may be rather intolerant of other people's faults and shortcomings; this may arise from you not admitting of your very own ones. Of course, you may refuse to recognize them, or if you do, refuse to live with them. Expecting perfection of yourself leads you to expect perfection in others.
With Leo as your Ascendant
With the fixed fire sign Leo rising at your time of birth, you aim to make an impression on everyone you meet. You have a need to be recognized as a creative and self-
You need a strong and independent partner against who you can sharpen your mind and someone who will constantly challenge you and keep you on the ball. If this partner is successful in their own right, then so much the better for you as you will love to bathe in their glory.
Those with Leo ascendants are rather vulnerable to bad backs and stiff necks, and so if one can find a way to keep moving and remain flexible (via yoga for example), they would be well advised to stick to a regular regime.
The ruler of Leo is the Sun, as the ruler of your Ascendant, this planet is of particular importance in your chart.
How are the planets affecting you in 2018?
These predictions have been written to fit your Ascendant sign, and that is dependent not only on the day your were born but also the time that you were born as well as the place of your birth.
Ok, so Leo Ascendants, what does 2018 hold in store for you? Well it's natural to starting with the outer planets and how they are affecting you in general and this is a summary of where they are moving before I move on to a more detailed chronological look at the year ahead.
Pluto in the work, routine and health sector of your chart and because of it's ability to destroy whatever is in it's path, Pluto's movement through this house could mean a complete breakdown in the work that you do and it might see complete change of your career at some point. Pluto will create tension between yourself and work colleagues and also with bosses. It is possible that you will be a line of work that involves destroying something before building things up again, or you could be working on something that is very secret in nature. With regard to your health, be careful during this transit. Pluto works on a subliminal internal level and it may be that if you are not looking after yourself properly then you may be harbouring a hidden illness or medical condition, so I urge you to constantly monitor your well being.
Neptune is active in your house of transformation and change. Any interest into the workings of your subconscious mind will be increasing. You will be more and more fascinated in unusual subjects like psychic ability, and the unknown. This is the house of death and this is a subject you may have to deal with in some capacity, or you may be changing your attitudes to your life and the way you live it. Neptune does have a subtle dissolving effect and it may be working on joint finances and property. This transit can cause difficulties and misunderstandings with these, and the chance of you being deceived or being the victim of fraud will be increased as this transit takes hold. Also be aware that people or companies out of your direct line of sight may be working against you.
Uranus is progressing through your house of learning and knowledge. So long as you remain receptive, then Uranus will bring brand new ways of seeing and experiencing the world, ones which may have been radically different to the ones your were previously used to. This is a great time to expand your understanding of technology and science and of course your interest in Astrology increases. Uranus is the planet of the higher mind, and your thoughts on faith may be challenged to see if what you believe in is actually valid. This is also the house of travel and connections with people from abroad, so you may encounter foreigners with views on life that influence you greatly.
Saturn the great teacher and he just changed signs before the start of 2018 starting to move through the first half of the sign of Capricorn, connected to work routine and health. You'll You have chores to do and responsibilities to fulfil, and Saturn will make sure that you carry them out to the full. This is the house of detail and you will tire and toil to get things right and correct. Your workload will be full to overflowing now, your humour may not be great and as such your relationships with colleagues and fellow workers may suffer as you struggle to please your employer or people in authority. You must try to do things in the most productive and efficient way, so that you save as much energy as possible. If you do get tired, then your health may suffer, something that you will have to take great care of while Saturn is here. You'll especially notice these matters coming to the fore in mid April and the first week of September, times when Saturn grinds to a halt before turning direction, and thus increasing in influence and power.
Jupiter for most of the year is in the sign of Scorpio which in your case relates to your house of your family, home and domestic situation. The home is a private place for many, a place where dramas go on behind the four walls of your abode. Jupiter will bring some amount of serenity and goodwill to family affairs as well as improving relations with women and anyone you live with. While Jupiter is resident here, you can bring everyone closer together. If you can achieve this, then in a more psychological sense you will attain a modicum of inner contentment. If you are interested in purchasing property now or in the near future, luck should be on your side and hopefully you should be able to get a fair deal.
Right let's get into the real details of what awaits you in 2018.
Mars indicates the main themes where want to progress, and we find it as the year begins in your house of family matters and your home alongside Jupiter. The dominant themes for you to concentrate on at the start of the year will be domestic issues, your house mates, family issues, traditions and your personal security.
As we hit 8th January, Jupiter and Mars team up in a powerful conjunction. At this point you may be looking to plan to move forward with house improvements to give you more space at home, buy new things to make your abode more comfortable or effect other domestic changes. Your good and generous mood will make you popular with the other members of the family and with women too. You might be interested in genealogy, discovering your roots and learning about your family history.
As we get to the 16th January Jupiter forms a sextile with Pluto and this positive link will assist in your daily routines and to make them more efficient. You can now effect changes at home and in your domestic sphere, being able to cast a discriminating eye over any details that need to be attended to. You'll be “in control” at home and at work you may be able to use charm and subtle manipulation to get things rolling in the direction that you wish for.
On the 17th January there is a quincunx between Mars and Uranus, and this may see you having to adjust your ideas quite sharply in regard to someone who you live with or who affects how and where you live. Some kind of disruption may occur around this time in regard to this. Try and keep any irritation to a minimum, it'll be worth your while to accept any changes gracefully.
Mars moves into Sagittarius on the 26th and the focus will shift towards your social life, your lover, children, hobbies and what you do creatively. Now and in the next two months you will start to be more active in these areas of life. You may take up a new hobby, get involved in sports or games, make sure your relationship is vibrant and strong, and matters connected to children will become more into focus. You will be in a risk taking mood and willing to take a chance to further your aims.
On the 31st January we have the first of five eclipses this year, a lunar eclipse in your sign of Leo to start things off. This eclipse will highlight matters of yourself, how you relate to others and how your relationships are progressing. There is a danger of you becoming emotionally selfish, and you should guard against turning inwards and concerning yourself only with your own problems and issues. You may become a bit moody and argumentative and forgetful of others in the pursuit of your own agenda.
After the Lunar Eclipse at the end of last month, there is a Solar one on 15th February this time in the opposite sign to Leo, that of Aquarius. The issues of your relationships and partnerships, people you consult professionally or personally, and people who openly oppose you will be highlighted in the months ahead, and you may expect to see challenges and changes in these areas of life and with these individuals as we move forward through 2018.
The 17th February sees Mars square to Neptune and a chaotic situation involving someone you love, a child or people you socialise with may end up in a battle of wits, their jealous or obsessive behaviour may have to be curbed, or somebody's lies or deceit may end up in you having to take assertive action to once and for all stop a situation going out of control. There could be confusion over the ownership of money or possessions leading to a dispute, or a secret revealed may cause you to get irritated or angry.
Overview – Mercury and Venus both enter Aries from 6th March and from this time you will start to feel much more assertive in regard to higher education and learning new things, and your appreciation of diversity and matters connected to culture, faith and international contacts. The Sun follows on afterwards into Aries at the Spring Equinox on 20th March starting a brand new Astrological year. Venus enters strong and stable Taurus on the last day of the month.
Moving into March, Mars and Uranus in a trine activate you to be more rebellious and similarly much more adventurous. You may act unpredictably and without fear allowing you to do well if you take an innovative approach. You may want to try or create something different or unique, with your attitude to your love life and children will be active and fun. There is a propensity to take risks now and to be hasty, so be very careful of trips, falls and accidents.
On the 17th of the month Mars enters the sign of Capricorn and the emphasis shifts again as work, routines, service and health become priorities for the next couple of months. You may start to be involved in work projects with colleagues as we head towards spring and you will work diligently and hard on details, statistics and the smaller details of any task in order to do a good job. You will also be interested n your health, diet, exercise regimes and the like. Keep busy, or you may be subject to stress and anxiety.
On the 24th March Mercury moving in your house of wisdom house stops and turns retrograde. In the next three weeks you will be reviewing what you believe in, what you know and what you think the future may hold for you. Are you really following the philosophy in life that you are setting yourself or do you need to make a change of course now? This is a great time to re-
Overview – The inner solar bodies now part to go their own directions, as Venus moves ahead through Taurus focusing your values and desires on your career, your public image and the senior people in your life. Mercury stays in Aries all month as it is moving retrograde making you think more carefully about your beliefs and what you are learning. The Sun moves into Taurus on the 20th just before Venus moves into mutable Gemini on the 24th April, starting to activate matters of cooperation.
It is now April and Mars conjuncts with Saturn on and around the 2nd day of the month. At work you may be feel limited or admonished by work colleagues, or extra demands on you and your abilities may be getting you down. You will be able to work very hard now and you may need to, you will lack nothing in determination. You'll find it more helpful if you are working on your own. You may find that you feel low physically and thus liable to picking up an illness as a result, remember to rest and eat well. Someone working on your behalf may let you down, or will be difficult in some way. Hold tight, as this situation will eventually pass.
On the 14th April Jupiter and Pluto make an opportunistic sextile and matters linked to events triggered by the first contact of these planets on 16th January may resurface. There is a chance to reassess matters connected to women, your family, to your house/apartment, or to your general security through this sextile. You can achieve what you want at home via your optimistic attitude and maybe through securing loans and financial deals to make changes to the structure of the building where you live, or you may decide to change the layout of a garden or land that you own. You will crave space now and you won't want to feel hemmed in, and you can achieve the changes to achieve this now. There is one more connection of these planets when Jupiter is moving direct, active on and around 12th September. Mercury retrograde finishes a day later and you can move onto the next subject that you are interested to learn or find out about.
On the 26th April Mars and Pluto combine in Capricorn so a determined attitude in connection to your daily work can effect permanent changes. There may be some kind of underground power battle with colleagues and bosses going on, and a level of manipulation against you may unsettle you. If you have any health problems, this aspect can be representative of surgery or operations. It might be an idea to change your diet, healing, health and welfare regimes now. Anyone who provides a service for you may help fix a problem for you, this could be a handyman, someone who is good at paperwork like an accountant or maybe a vet as this is the part of your chart linked to domestic animals.
Overview – The Sun is in Taurus at the start of this month and Mercury picking up speed joins it in this sign on the 13th May. This is a good window of opportunity to look at your work situation and your wider public profile. Venus in Gemini can boost your social life and help you connect with others before she shifts into Cancer on the 18th May. Here she encourages a much more caring and sympathetic attitude and your propensity to help others out increases. The Sun and Mercury enter Gemini on 21st and 29th respectively encouraging you to network with others and to associate with like-
Into May and on the 16th of this month Mars changes signs into Aquarius. Mars is starting to slow down now as it is approaching a retrograde period. For you with a Leo Ascendant it's transit will highlight your relationships and partnerships. Mars is this part of the chart will enliven things for you and your partner, but also bring about increased tensions too. Mars will heighten issues of personal ego not only in yourself but in your loved one or someone who opposes you. This may be helpful in some regards as it brings excitement and a competitive attitude which can help to push things forwards, however needing to get the better of someone else can breed resentment over time.
On the same day Mars will square Uranus which itself will have just moved into the sign of Taurus. This will be the first of three contacts making an impact on your work, routines, and health. You could find fault against people in your workplace, or ask for more space or independence as someone may be disturbing you. You grasp of details may be impaired because you are rushing and not taking due care. This square aspect may see you feeling determined and feeling rather reckless, so if you are dealing with anything connected to machines, electrical devices or vehicles be especially vigilant that accidents don't occur. You may suddenly change a diet, or a health regime, or decide to follow a new technique to help you, such as yoga, reiki, zumba and other high energy exercise routines. The other two dates where this aspect will be in operation will be around 2nd August and also 18th September 2018.
On 25th May Jupiter still in Scorpio makes a trine to Neptune in Pisces, the second of three aspects (the first of these occurred on 3rd December 2017). This trine will stimulate your idealism, your imagination and your need to escape will rise at this time. On the positive side, this is a highly imaginative time and it may inspire you in home design and décor, or you may suddenly have a desire to live or be near water, or move to a place that you have only ever considered in your dreams. Matters connected to grandparents may also be important. The downside is that there is also a temptation to avoid reality and take silly risks. This could be an issue especially in regard to intimate relations, people in positions of influence, taxes or investments. You may make sacrifices or something may need rescuing now. There is one more connection of these planets after Jupiter turns direct on and around 19th August.
Overview – The sociable feel continues into June and you may have quite a few group or team commitments through Sun/Mercury in Gemini although you'll be happier to stay in the background or the shadows of these with Venus in Cancer. This propensity to hide away will intensify as Mercury enter Cancer on 12th June just as Venus enters your sign of Leo on 13th. There is a conflict of interests now as you may want to feel appreciated by others, and yet there will be a reticence to express this. The Sun follows into Cancer on the 20th at the Summer Solstice point. You will want inner spiritual peace, whatever that means to you. Mercury enters Leo on 29th of the month.
On the 8th June Mars conjuncts with the South Node of the Moon, a position that often brings out the less fortune side of any planet connecting with it. As a result, the atmosphere associated with the one you love may be soured in some way. You might not want to give your all to a relationship at this time, and in terms of physical energy and motivation, you may be feeling less willing to give your best than normal. Matters connected to large plans and projects you are involved in may be shelved or ended. This, because of the impending retrograde motion of Mars is another one of these connections that will occur three times, the other two dates being on 20th July and 26th September.
Later in the month on 27th June Mars finally reaches a stop stationing retrograde. The time around this date sees Mars at it's most powerful, and you may feel tensions rising between you and a partner who may trying to impose their ideas demands on you. The best way for you to handle this situation will be to be open and candid and to discuss any outstanding problems, rather and arguing or going off and doing your own thing, which may be a thought in your mind. From now until the end of August you may find that there are frustrations in relationship situations and latterly in work situations. Partners may go back on their words, collaborative plans or team efforts may see you revising or redoing work again and slowing the whole process down. The likelihood of you reaching your goals will take a lot of hard work and effort.
Overview – With Mercury and Venus in Leo you will be confidently focusing on yourself, your image without so much thought for others. Venus enter Virgo on 10th July and she will start to turn your attention towards money and business matters. Mercury is slowing again before going retro late in the month. The Sun enters Leo on 22nd July and you will feel in a sunny and confident mood.
Into July and there is a Solar Eclipse on 13th in the sign of Cancer. This eclipse focuses on things behind the scenes in your life. The next six months will promise to be a little quieter as you pull back from being in the spotlight (not so easy for a Leo Ascendant) and concentrate on matters of spirituality, sacrifices that have to be made, research projects, charities, hospitals, clinics, prisons and finding your inner peace and solitude. Many of these areas of life may be ones that you have to deal with throughout the rest of the year.
On the 27th July Mercury now in the sign Leo grinds to a halt and stations retrograde for three weeks. Be aware that what you say to a partner may be misunderstood and the personal signals you give out will be confusing to others. You might be considering a change of image or a reinvention of yourself, plus your will likely re-
On the same day there is a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius that will affect your relationships and partnerships and your connections to those who advise you and those who oppose you; as you'll remember these issues were brought to the forefront by the Solar Eclipse of 15th February. Now there is more emotion involved in difficult relationship situations rather than through outside changes, although as this Eclipse is in the early degrees of Aquarius, many of you will feel some shift in the balance at work and to your relationship to colleagues and employees. A service that you provide to others may have to face changes in the months ahead or something important may get broken and may have to be fixed. You may have to address health matters if not for yourself then for a pet. You may have to visit doctors or see medical officials more than you normally would.
Overview – Venus is in Virgo for the first few days of August prioritising issues around your values and finances before moving into Libra. The manner in which you communicate will be now important and you will want to relate with and have fairness with people in your local community, neighbours, and with all situations involving schools, people involved with transport and with brothers and sisters. Mercury is in Leo all month and the process of learning how to moderate and consider your attitudes in towards others continues. The Sun moves into Virgo and you may take on a more responsible and modest attitude towards money issues.
As we move into August we get the second of the Mars square Uranus aspects on the 2nd (see May) and following on from that event, Uranus stations retrograde on the 8th August. This will be a disruptive time just before a Solar Eclipse where you may feel very off balance. You may be very pushy and forthright in your views towards beliefs, religion and diversity, and a lack of tact and diplomacy could get you into trouble. All this occurs before Mars regresses back into Capricorn on 13th August. During it's regression into this sign you may reset work relations or reassess if your job is suitable for you. Matters concerning your health, fitness and diet may resurface again.
As I mentioned, there is a second Solar Eclipse within a month again in the sign Leo on the 11th August. Matters surrounding you, your image, your body and the impression you make upon others will be key. This continues on the theme of how you respond to relationship situations, to selfishness, and how much you consider the needs of other people who are important in your life.
The 19th August finds Jupiter making it's third and final trine to Neptune and I refer you back to May when this aspect first surfaced. The 27th August sees Mars stationing direct and we may redouble our efforts to get back on track and moving forward once again in connection to our routines, everyday work and health. Finally things can progress forward again as matters and disagreements can be settled and we can start to recover our self-
Overview – The month begins with all three inner bodies in different signs, however from the 6th Mercury enters Virgo and you will start to focus on business details, your income and how you earn and spend money, your possessions, your personal values and your self-
After this testing August, we move into September and Mars re-
Overview – Venus remains in Scorpio as she slows down and Mercury adds to your sceptical and more inquiring nature as it enters this sign too on the 10th October. You will be going out less and wanting to enjoy home comforts more as the Sun joins in entering the sign of the Scorpion on 23rd October. You will be fully focused on getting the best atmosphere at home however this may be put at jeopardy by Venus retrograde. Venus moves back into Libra on 31st October.
The month of October unusually sees no major planetary aspects at all but there is one major event as on 6th October Venus slows to a halt now in the sign of Scorpio and begins a 42 day period of retrograde motion. As you will have gathered from earlier on in the report, Scorpio covers the part of your life linked to your home and where you live, the people you live with, your landlord, property and land that you own, women in your life including your mother, traditions, the past and your personal security. All these parts of your life will be under review, and some of these may see changes in attitude and the way that you deal with them. Are you happy where you are living and with the people you share you place with? Do you need to make renovations or changes at home? Are things ok between yourself and your family? One rule of thumb during Venus retrograde. It is unwise to start brand new relationships or make important decisions over finances. Try and resist the urge until Venus moves direct again, even if you are sorely tempted to act.
Overview – This month is very much as you were from October, with Venus in retrograde and Mercury in Sagittarius all month slowing and preparing to enter its own new retrograde cycle. It's almost as if you are putting things on hold in November before you can start to progress forward again. Venus now retrograde in Libra is reviewing matters of communications, schools, local issues and relations with neighbours whereas Mercury is allowing you to work out which hobbies and free time activities you should continue with. The Sun enters Sagittarius on 22nd November and this brings some advanced cheer and optimism for you, your loved ones, children and all of those of you celebrating Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season in December.
As we move into November, so Venus changes signs back into Libra and the focuses of your attention on communications. You may have to revise or change contracts, documents or anything you have written or maybe something you said you will have to retract. Matters connected to schools or education may be more important, for example you may come into contact with an old school friend again. Matters over local issues, neighbours or vehicles and journeys you make may also see issues reoccur. A time to reset the balance on many of these issues may come as Jupiter makes a 150 degree quincunx to Uranus on 8th of the month, so taking a different attitude or being more inventive, open and flexible may make you feeling better about these relationships and situations.
The 8th of November is a significant day as Jupiter changes signs moving into it's home sign of Sagittarius. This is the most expansive and optimistic of all the planetary combinations and for you it puts an onus on entertainment, arts and crafts, hobbies, children, speculation and risk taking, games and sport. Wherever Jupiter goes it normally brings fortune and expansion in your life, so joy and fun and good times can be had and experienced with children while Jupiter is passing through this house, and you should have success in all recreational pursuits, hobbies and areas of your life where you can exhibit some individual talent. Jupiter is opening your personal talents out to the world and you may well benefit monetarily from your artistic efforts. This is also the house of lovers and love given. The temptation to be generous to a loved one is very strong now, and love affairs should be not only enjoyable but also you may learn a lot about yourself and your partner too.
At the same time Uranus still moving retrograde dips back into the sign of Aries for one last time and a week later on the 15th November Mars makes a positive sextile to it. Here we may have the urge to travel or be interested in new belief systems and cultures. We may take up a training course, want to spread the word about what we do and be more open and transparent. In relationship terms there is a need to do exciting together or independently, and this aspect can breath new life into a relationship than needed a bit of a boost by encouraging you both to enjoy a bit of breathing space to allow the relationship to breathe.
On the 15th November Mars changes signs into elusive Pisces. Mars will remain in this sign for the rest of the year and it will activate your need to sort out shared income finances and property and how to use any resources that are jointly held. Of course Mars can cause conflict and things may become heated if you are not in agreement and tensions can rise over who owns exactly what, and thus a relationship can be affected. This is an intimate and place for Mars to be and it highlights the physical and sexual side of your relationship. You may encounter people who have a powerful hold over you or may manipulate you too. This may lead to confrontation, but don't expect to win many battles against them, as they may use dirty tactics to get the upper hand.
Be especially careful on the 16th November with Mars square to Jupiter as you may be too willing to over extend yourself. Be especially careful in any financial deals or transactions. There is a possibility that you could lose out in a big way if you aren't careful. Make sure you calculate your risks before you act. Also on this day Venus stations direct in your house of local affairs.
Many of the planets are shifting signs, and things may be a little confusing. Adding into the mix, Mercury is slowing to a halt in Sagittarius exactly square to elusive and confusing Neptune before turning retrograde two days later on the 18th November. This could cause confusion over situations connected to love, children, hobbies and sports, plus there might be a distinct attraction to anything that is dark, underground or illegal. A person from the past who maybe you fancied may reappear now and if you feel that your emotional life is not as it should be, maybe now would be a time to spice it up a little. Please try not to start up a new relationship though, as it may not go to plan. Matters with children might be challenging, and you may have to return to old strategies to keep them in check and in regard to creative projects, something you began may now need finishing.
On the 27th November Mars making a constructive sextile to Saturn encourages us to concentrate on our own priorities. If you can work on your own now away from others, you will be able to make some good progress for the future. Any project that is secret or linked to other people's money, values or resources or to stocks,shares and investments may have some longevity about it, and although growth will be slow it will possibly turn out in time to be a winner.
Overview – The Sun is leading the way at the beginning of this month in Sagittarius with Mercury and Venus finishing their retrograde periods. There's a heightened sense of individuality as well a recognition of family values as on the 2nd December Venus re-
We enter December and Mercury moves back briefly into Scorpio for 4 days on 2nd December before stationing direct on the 6th of this month, ending it's last retrograde of the year. Mercury at a station in Scorpio will give you an ultimatum or choice to make based on the evidence we have gathered in the previous few weeks of retrograde review. We may now move forward with plans at home and connected to the family, or we may decide that it's no longer worth waiting any longer with them.
Mars connects in a conjunction with Neptune just one day later on the 7th of the month. This aspect is one of great creative inspiration and charisma but also one of deception and acting in illegal manner. There is a hugely creative quality about this conjunction, and you should try and find an imaginative outlet to effect some positive change either in your intimate life or connected to anything owed, borrowed, shared or loaned. There is the potential for chaos and for things to go out of control unless you are careful.
There is one last aspect to concentrate our minds this year and this occurs on 17th December with Mars forming a sextile to Pluto. Here is a chance to concentrate your efforts, effect needed changes and to make constructive and binding progress, especially in a situation where power and control is key. You will be very determined and quietly persuasive, and this may be a chance to get your way or some control over someone or a situation.
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