Leo 23 Jul - 22 Aug
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2014
There is some rather interesting, challenging and
no doubt stressful astrological configurations in the
sky in 2014. Most of this will fall on the cardinal signs,
Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Eclipse activity this
year is mainly focused on the Aries Libra axis, although there
will be a solar eclipse in Taurus at the end of April and another
one in Scorpio towards the end of October. Not surprisingly, therefore,
some Sun signs have more challenges next year than others and Leo’s
may well fair better than most in 2014.
Saturn’s continued presence in Scorpio, the area of your solar chart concerned with family, real estate and domestic matters generally, throughout the next 12 months is suggesting your private life, home and living situation is where your duties, demands, responsibilities and restrictions are most likely to be felt. Since the North Node of the Moon will also be in Scorpio in the early part of 2014, this underlines the importance of getting your house in order and creating a home life that is a place of safety, security and stability for you. If necessary, be prepared to roll up your sleeves and work hard to create the kind of domestic situation that best serves your needs. Whilst in Scorpio Saturn is in stressful alignment with Leo, your Sun sign, and so there may be times when you feel you lack your usual sparkle as your commitments, responsibilities and workload require you to dig deep and work hard to build your niche and establish yourself.
Fortunately, with Jupiter in Leo, your Sun sign from July things are likely to improve significantly in the second half of 2014. With Jupiter in your Sun sign you are likely to feel increased optimism, enthusiasm and confidence. Jupiter will be in Leo for approximately twelve months from the Summer, and so this is a good time to start new ventures, promote yourself and take a chance on life and love. Not only does Jupiter promise to increase your sense of confidence, optimism and good fortune, Jupiter’s presence in your Sun sign is also likely to correspond with a time of increased opportunity and even luck. Therefore, if there is a personal or professional objective you would like to get off the ground then this would be a good time to set the wheels in motion.
The presence of Uranus, in Aries, is also likely to prove a favorable influence. Like Sagittarius and Leo, your Sun sign, Aries is a fire sign. The Zodiac is made up of 12 signs; three fire signs, three air signs, three earth signs and three water signs. Geometrically, each sign in the set of three signs is in harmonious alignment with the other two. Leo, therefore, is in harmonious alignment with Aries and Sagittarius. Uranus has been traveling through Aries for several years now and will remain there for several years to come. For those who felt the influence of Uranus’s presence in Aries, this has corresponded with a growing impetus for change, and the desire to break free from restrictions and ties that bind, physical, emotional and psychological. The change Uranus brings is often sudden and dramatic, liberating and awakening. Since Uranus in Aries is in harmonious alignment with Leo, then the changes that Uranus brings are likely to be easier to deal with, smoother and generally less stressful or disruptive for Leos than for some of the other Sun signs experiencing the influence of Uranus in 2014. While the presence of Uranus in Aries represents a backdrop of change generally, those Leos born in the early part of August will experience Uranus stronger than other Leos. Those born at the end of July have already experienced Uranus, those born from 10 August onwards will meet Uranus in 2015 and beyond.
Change, upheaval and liberation can take many forms. However, you should make the most of opportunities to explore life and cultures that may be new or unfamiliar. Your outlook, perspective and ideas concerning spiritual, metaphysical and intellectual matters may well undergo quite radical change. Opportunities to pursue further education and training should be seriously considered. However, it is important that you pursue those activities that are useful, tangible and those that you can implement in your daily life rather than abstract, intangible and impractical pursuits. Uranus is associated with revolution insofar as it can challenge, threaten or even overturn the status quo. If we’ve become too stuck in our comfort zones then Uranus can represent the awareness that the grass may be greener on the other side. For some, this may feel like a kick up the backside, for others this may bring an awakening of latent talents and abilities and an opportunity to show what you can do. In addition, eclipse activity across the Libra Aries axis is reinforcing importance of education, philosophical and spiritual matters. Since the South Node of the Moon is in Aries and the North Node is in Libra, this suggests that the best way forward would be to adopt the philosophy or attitude to life that you can implement on a daily basis rather than some pie in the sky notion that’s unrealistic, impractical and even incendiary.
The presence of the North Node in Libra, the communication zone of your solar chart suggests you should make the most of opportunities to communicate, to put your ideas across and when you do so, to do so in the most harmonious, charming and aesthetically pleasing, way you can.
The solar eclipse in Taurus at the end of April suggests this could be an important time for your work, career and vocation. However, it may be time to relinquish, sever or distance yourself from certain pursuits or activities that have proven unproductive and not in your best long-term professional or vocational interests. The solar eclipse in Scorpio at the end of October is pointing to some significant events in your private and domestic life. Therefore, make sure to turn your attention to home and family matters and be prepared to make whatever changes are necessary to simplify your domestic affairs and private life at this time.
The presence of Neptune in Pisces throughout 2014 and beyond is not necessarily an obvious, straightforward or even tangible influence. It can sometimes refer to occult, spiritual or psychic developments and so if this is an area of interest for you then this may be time when you are given an opportunity to explore the great beyond. Since Pisces is one of the areas of your solar chart associated with money, Neptune’s presence here should be taken as an indicator of the need for caution, especially in your financial dealings with others. It may also be a warning against getting too deeply involved in or relying on credit, debt or being careless with finance or how you manage your cash flow.
When Jupiter enters Leo, your Sun sign from July there is a sense of renewal as a new Jupiter cycle gets underway. Therefore, with Jupiter in Cancer, one of the most complicated areas of your solar chart until July, the first half of 2014 can represent a time of healing, of tying up loose ends and clearing the decks. It can also be a period when you can do some significant inner work on yourself. You have the opportunity now to fix, heal or come to terms with those aspects of yourself, your circumstances and your past that may once have served to protect you but that now must be discarded so that you can realize your true potential.
Therefore, if you have any talents, abilities of aspirations that are lying dormant then the combination of Uranus, the awakener and liberator, Jupiter, the planet of luck and optimism and Saturn, planet associated with good old-fashioned hard work, you may well possess the astrological ingredients for personal and professional success in 2014.