Leo 23rd July - 22nd August
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2015
Leo appears to fair better than most Sun signs
in 2015. Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn,
astrologically speaking, are considered the authors
of many of the innumerable stresses, challenges and
upheaval taking place out in the world, and in the lives of
many individuals, especially those whose Sun signs that fall in
one of the four cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
Uranus Casts a Favourable Allignement in 2015 ...
Since Uranus is in Aries, which like Leo, your Sun sign, is also a fire sign, and since signs of the same element, fire, air, water and earth are in harmonious alignment, Uranus is casting a favorable alignment with, and therefore a favourable influence on, Leo. Uranus is associated with change, often sudden and unexpected, at times shocking, disruptive but also, in its own unique way, liberating, freeing one up and offering the opportunity for greater independence and autonomy. Under the influence of Uranus’s harmonious, challenging or stressful influence, there is usually a pressure for change, to break free of certain ties that bind and to spread one’s wings. Leo is likely to feel this quality of Uranus in a more flowing, more natural and less disruptive or distressing manner than, say, the four cardinal signs mentioned above. Uranus will bring change, but change that has its own momentum, and with it, ideally, a sense of flow.
This will be a background influence for all Leos generally, nevertheless it will have more specific and obvious implications for those Leo is born roughly between 4th - 15th August. Those born earlier, will have experienced Uranus’s influence in recent years, whereas those born later, will meet Uranus in the not too distant future. The nature of the harmonious energy is such that one may be tempted just to sit back and go with the flow, which is fine, but the more effort you make along the lines of change indicated by Uranus, the more rapidly and the further things will develop.
Since the Sun is one of the most important and personal points in the horoscope the changes indicated are likely to be quite personal for you, it may have something to say about your sense of who and what you are, what you stand for, what you believe you represent, your sense of uniqueness, your identity and those things that give you a sense of identity, your heart’s path, your vocation, your role in the world. Therefore, as your sense of your core identity changes, so will the way you view the world and that world will also change to reflect the new you who is perceiving it in a new way. For example, you may get a chance to be more solar in some area of your life, you might find yourself in a leadership position, in the spotlight, the centre of attention, but also given the opportunity to shine, to express yourself creatively. You may feel that you’re getting in touch with something deep within you, something that wants to be released, renewed, expressed. Therefore, make the most of opportunities to put yourself in the shop window and show the world what you can do in 2015.
Jupiter's influence in 2015 ...
Jupiter and Saturn will also be in harmonious alignment with Leo as 2015 gets underway, and so are both therefore likely to represent beneficial influences for Leo. Jupiter, considered the greater benefic, will be in Leo, your Sun sign, until August. From August Jupiter moves into Virgo, one of the money zones of your solar chart, and therefore this should correspond with an improvement on the financial front from the summer. With Jupiter in Leo, your Sun sign, until then, it would be fair to say, astrologically speaking again, that you may be blessed with a certain amount of luck, good fortune and protection. Therefore, if you are sincere in your pursuit of an emotionally meaningful activity, interest or project then perhaps you might consider, directly or indirectly, indulging in a little cosmic ordering. Ask and you may very well receive.
With Jupiter, in your Sun sign, this often corresponds with increased optimism, confidence, a happy-go-lucky and happy-go lusty approach to life and love. Therefore, this is a good time to put yourself out and about, for self-promotion and for starting new ventures and activities that are meaningful to you. Increased optimism and confidence can also attract positive responses from others who may be able to help you do what you want to do and get where you want to go. Jupiter’s presence to Leo, your Sun sign, can also bring a sense of renewal, relief and a desire for a new start.
Jupiter takes 12 years to travel the 12 signs of the Zodiac, spending roughly one year in each Sun sign. 2015 is your turn to receive the blessings and good fortune Jupiter frequently brings, so make the most of it and make hay while Jupiter shines on you. While Santa Claus may well visit all Leos in 2015, he is likely to spend a little longer with those Leos born around 5th - 7th August, especially in April.
Saturn's Influence in 2015 ...
Except for a period between mid-June and mid-August when Saturn returns to Scorpio briefly, Saturn will spend the most of 2015 in Sagittarius. Since Sagittarius, like Aries and Leo, your Sun sign, is a fire sign, Saturn’s alignment to Leo from Sagittarius is also considered favorable and therefore, positive, productive and constructive. Saturn will be in Sagittarius until the end of 2017 so you can reap the benefits of sober Saturn’s constructive, discipline-inducing and responsibility-acquiring influence for several years to come. Since Sagittarius is the area of your solar chart associated with creativity, self-expression, pleasure, hobbies and children, these are the areas in which you will experience Saturn’s influence most strongly over the next few years.
Concerning children, it could be that, if you have them, that they may take up more of your time and energy and may require you to establish stronger boundaries and exercise greater discipline, perhaps you take on greater responsibility for taking care of children in some way or perhaps you have a serious change of attitude towards children and childrearing. In terms of the creative, expressive and pleasurable side of this area of your solar chart, then Saturn may give you an opportunity to take more seriously any hobbies, interests or activities that are a source of pleasure, enjoyment, personal satisfaction but also creative self-expression.
For those of you involved in the arts, entertainment or who are passionate about certain hobbies and leisure interests, with Saturn in Sagittarius you may have the opportunity, desire or momentum to take things further, more seriously and even incorporate them in your work or vocation in some way. As mentioned above, Saturn will return briefly to Scorpio from June until August. Since Scorpio is the area of your solar chart associated with home, family, property and domestic matters generally, this is the area that may need attention during this period. Those Leo’s born towards the end of Leo, particularly from around 19th August, may find this period between mid-June and mid-August more stressful than other Leos. Some serious and unavoidable decisions may be required concerning your private life, living situation, family or domestic affairs, and the burdens of and responsibilities towards family and loved ones may way more heavily upon you during this period. Nevertheless, it would be more beneficial to deal with these matters punctually, sensibly and with as little unnecessary fuss as possible. This may also be a time when you are asked to more clearly define who you are and what you stand for, a time to strive for greater authenticity, self-definition and autonomy in your life. Nevertheless, it’s important to be gentle on yourself at this time and to rest adequately because you are likely to have a lot on your plate.
Nodes of the Moon in 2015 ...
The Moon’s Nodes, the North Node and the South Node, are considered significant points in astrology because eclipses of the Sun and Moon occur at the Nodes. The Nodes are always opposite one another. The North Node which is generally considered to be beneficial, is a point of growth, expansion, fulfillment and generally considered the way forward, whereas the South Node is considered an area to release, where we may need to let go, and is associated with the soft option, the easy way out and habits and routines that may appear to offer comfort but which in fact are only likely to hold us back and stop us from progressing and fulfilling our potential.
The North Node of the Moon will be in Libra until November when it enters Virgo, and so consequently the South Node of the Moon will be in Aries also until November, when it enters Pisces. Until November, with the North Node of the Moon in Libra and the South Node in Aries, this is emphasizing the area of your solar chart associated with travel, foreign people and places, educational, metaphysical, spiritual and psychological activities, projects and pursuits. In some ways this is suggesting that attempts to acquire further knowledge, further information, to make more connections may well prove to be counterproductive and subject to the law of diminishing returns. It may be an indicator that you already know enough, that you already have the information, resources and the necessary knowledge and that perhaps you should be making the most of opportunities to spread the word, to get out and about and communicate whatever it is you have to say and capitalize on what you already know. Staying close to home may be more beneficial to you then escaping to places away from your usual scene and routine. If you’ve been living in a world of philosophy, metaphysics and psychological theories then now might be the time to step back from all of that and put your learning into practice on a concrete, day-to-day level. To live your life in more accordance with your belief system.
The presence of Uranus in Aries corresponds to some extent to what has been said about the South Node of the Moon in Aries. Certain activities that you are are interested in that are unusual, iconoclastic, eccentric or just strange may be a cause or source of disruption, conflict or unpredictability in your life. This also applies to some of your more interesting associates, especially the goofy oddballs, anarchist, revolutionaries and misunderstood geniuses. While you may well be open to new ideas, and new perspectives now, with both Uranus and the South Node of the Moon traveling through Aries this may be an indicator that, like a pendulum, you may have ventured a little too far in this direction and so perhaps now is the time that you swing back the other way, and in the process put some of your original thoughts into action, share your knowledge, opinions and perspective with others, but ideally in way that wont temp others to throw a net over you and haul you away.
Neptune's Influence in 2015 ...
Neptune, which is also, astrologically speaking, the author of much mischief, is likely to be beguiling, amusing, confusing, inspiring and bewitching those mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, especially the early degrees of the signs, that is, those, whose birthdays fall early in the sign. Neptune appears not to be giving Leos sleepless nights it’s giving some other Sun signs, one wouldn’t want to be complacent.
Neptune’s presence in Pisces throughout 2015 suggests you need to be careful when it comes to financial matters, especially those associated with others. Neptune’s energy is often quite nebulous, intangible and elusive and so financial, commercial and business matters that involved close cooperation, interaction and interdependence with others need to be handled with care. This is a time to simplify not complicate your financial affairs and commitments to others. Not the time to get yourself deep into debt.
While Jupiter may be encouraging you to think big and act accordingly, Saturn is advising patient, steady and persistent progress while Neptune might be tempting you with a quick fix or a chance to escape. Financial commitments to others should not be complicated during what promises to be an otherwise very fruitful period.
The presence of Pluto in Capricorn may indicate the need to acquire new skills or methods of working that can increase your productivity on a day-to-day level, especially those associated with the management of business, finance and resources. If you’re serious about making changes to your health, such as adopting a plant-based diet, then this could well be a good time to start that process.