The emphasis for Leo during 2014 is on the educating, horizon broadening and inner-work areas of your horoscope. You start the year with Venus retrograde through your 6th house, which means you will have to evaluate your relationships with your co-workers and those you are in service to. If you feel like the slave in a romantic relationship then the power imbalance will become very plain when Jupiter opposite Pluto hits your 6th/12th axis and triggered by Venus in January. Jupiter will urge you to question what best serves your soul, and you may be questioning your spiritual beliefs too. Is your day job worth the grief? Are you doing something daily that allows your soul to sing and creative. You may feel like escaping altogether, which could effect established relationships who may see you as dropping out. If the boss has been bullying you the around February 26 when Jupiter /Uranus/ Pluto T square, this could be the time to say enough is enough. The April 15 Lunar eclipse in your 3rd house throws the spotlight on your immediate environment, neighbors and local connections. The Cardinal Cross on April 23 will fall in all the self-improvement and learning houses. Mars ignites it all from your 3rd, so local learning in the form of evening classes, book clubs, meditation or yoga groups etc could be what inspire you to travel (9th), make health and lifestyle changes (6th), or feel enlightened (12th).
Small Plans Make Big Dreams
These transits could enable you to make big changes in your life’s calling or career since the April 29 Solar eclipse falls in your 10th house. Making these local connections is doubly important since the Persephone’s nodal opposition waves its magic wand across your 3rd/9th axis also. You might learn something new about magic, sexuality and cycles around this time. The second half of the year looks particularly good for you lions since the October 8 Lunar eclipse falls in your expansive 9th house. Foreign cultures appeal to you and this may be the point where you decide to take a higher education course or re train for a brand new career. You really want to broaden your horizons, so you might book or depart for long haul holiday this year. Maybe by now you are starting to feel a little hemmed in by the local people and yearn for something more exotic. Leo decan 2 benefits most from this expansion as it does from the next exciting aspect pattern, the mega fabulous grand fire trine! In the 2014 forecast I wrote that Jupiter here “as traditional religion could also benefit from Uranus’s enlightening influence. This trine may bring a reinterpretation of what religion means for us, which could shatter our belief systems perhaps.” This particularly applies to Leo since Jupiter starts the year in your 12th house of mysteries, which means one of the themes of this year is exploring the esoteric, ways of expanding the mind, and altered states.
By the time of the Grand Fire Trine on October 6 however, Jupiter will have moved into your vibrant 1st house, which is where we all like benefic and jovial Jupiter to be. Here he gives you great energy and urges you to fly high and free from heavy baggage. I do think travel is well starred for you generally this year Leo. The small plans you make in the 3rd house expand to become large dreams in the second half of the year. The best time for Leos to shine will be from 1 – 14 October while this magical Grand trine is in orb. It will also activate your house of love and travel again. The closer you are to 15º Leo the more this trine can work miracles for you. The October 23 Solar eclipse falls in your 4th house where Saturn is also currently transiting on the long term. Therefore in October, building a solid foundation in your home life may suddenly be important so that you have an steady anchor from which to travel and also a sanctuary to come home to. You may also want to build an altar, study area or meditation space to help keep you grounded. Towards the end of the year you will enjoy doing lots of home study and rituals in your new sacred space.
Leo Horoscope 2014 ~ Best & Worst
Jupiter: is important to you this year since it will complete a full cycle around your horoscope in terms of the houses as it comes back to your solar first house or Ascendant if you are Leo rising. Jupiter starts the year in your 12th when you contemplate and dream up great plans. By July 16 you are reborn, as Jupiter bursts you out of your spiritual cocoon. Your natural regalness gets a right royal status boost for the rest of the year, when you can assert your authority with ease. People will naturally gravitate towards you for strong leadership. Jupiter in your 1st also makes you incredibly sexy, not to mention lucky. Best days for love: Venus enters your 7th house of marriage from Mar 6 – Apr 5 always a good period for establishing commitment in a relationship. May 29 – Jun 22, your charm is shining in your career house, which also magnetizes partners who are also benefactors to you. Jun 17 is particular lucky when Venus trines Jupiter and attracts a spiritual or foreign mate. Aug 12 – Sep 5 Venus enters your 1st house, which is already buzzing with Jupiter joy. You are sexually magnetic, but particularly on Aug 18 with Venus conjunct Jupiter strong in the 1st, followed by Aug 28 with Venus conjunct Lilith there too. Oct 23 – 28 Venus conjunct the Sun, your ruler! Your love shines and attracts others like moths to a flame. Nov 17 – Dec 10 Venus into the 5th house of romance. The peak day in this period is with Venus conjunct Ceres on Nov 26 bringing you a deluxe, extra-sensual experience with a lover. Grin and Bear it days: Apr 2 The Sun is zapped by Uranus square Pluto, which could make you feel very “wired”. Apr 11 Venus conjunct Neptune in your 8th will make it very hard to keep your feet on the ground regarding a relationship. Could be a case of “Help, I found my soulmate!”. Feb 26 and Apr 16 are power games and tugs of war with a colleague. May 10 Not nice for your ruler the Sun’s style being cramped by a scolding Saturn opposition. Jul 4 another opposition, this time to a ruthless and bullying Pluto, you might find it hard to stand your ground while your Sun eyes are misted up by the watery 12th house. Mercury retardation annoyance: Feb 12 – 28 Mercury retrograde in your 7th can create misunderstandings with your partner. Try to keep spoken words out of the bed-chamber and use the language of lerve instead. Feel your way…
The decans below make the tranists as accurate as they can be within a ten degree orb. But for a detailed account about how this year will effect you personally, please refer to the READINGS page.
Birthdays July 23 – August 2 Ascendants 0º – 10º
Uranus trine your decan until end February. You have been enjoying the excitement this transits for some time, which has also served to buffer you from the harsher effects of Uranus square Pluto. This has probably been extremely liberating for you and brought opportunities from far and wide. Any floundering relationships should’ve got a reviving boost of life from this electric awakener, if not then you may have felt the need to break free of them once and for all. The North Node square your decan Jan 1- Mar 24 could mean that your recent shocking and rebellious Uranian behavior has un-nerved some of your closest friends. At this time you might make some temporary associations that are unpopular with your regular crowd, but this is just a phase you need to go through. You will get back onto you path soon enough and realize that sometimes we have to take some wild detours in order to find out who we are not. Black Moon Lilith conjunct your decan Mar 3 – Jun 10 and you are on a bit of a mission to outrage your loved ones while it overlaps the previous transit until March 24. If you have been the caring, nurturing lioness for too long then raging Lilith will claw back her “Me” time during this period. Lunar eclipse square your decan on April 29 makes you roar for the next three months in your career zone, while the Lilith transit at the same time continues to ensure you claim your own sovereignty. This combination may exile you for a while, as people adjust to the new you. Mars sextile your decan May 3 – Jun 6 should help win back any people you have offended with your upfront attitude. You have great personal power now as you have earned respect from others by being true to yourself. You may have had to ruffle a few feathers to get there but it has been worth it.
Mars square your decan Jul 25 – Aug 14 Uh oh. Another period where you could clash with superiors and partners, but at least Lilith is not aggravating things further. During this period, Mars moves from your 3rd to the 4th. So you start this time squabbling with siblings or neighbors, and end it with kitchen sink dramas in your own home. Try not to burn yourself with an iron after July 25. Mars trine your decan Sep 13 – Sep 29 allows toy to bounce back as it gives you energy, renewed courage and ambition to forge ahead. But you do have yet another challenging transit, Solar eclipse square your decan on October 23 which rocks the boat in your domestic life, yet again! I think the temptation to escape will be strong. You have to look much further afield than your neighbours lawn to see any greener grass. Yes, you need to get that FAR away. Mars opposite your decan Dec 4 – Dec 19 may push you that far to the edge that you actually stop dreaming about flying to a distant land, and actually do it. Uranus is being triggered in your 9th house anyway and that Grand Fire trine could give you the healing you need. If you don’t take time out to recharge your batteries you could have a minor accident at home due to clumsiness. Be careful of things like tripping over the hoover or scalding yourself. Take it very easy during this time. I know it’s the run up to Christmas and all that, but you have advanced warning here. Get all your Christmas shopping done online with Mars trine your decan in September, then in December you can lie back smugly with a mulled wine.
Birthdays August 3 – 12 Ascendants 10º – 20º
Uranus trine your decan all year and Saturn square your decan until September. You are lucky that while you have the toughing-up and reality-check Saturn transit going on you also have Uranus showing you exciting new possibilities at the end of the rainbow. Uranus does a great job of giving you permission to “let go and let god” as the saying goes. He also strikes his lightening bolts at some of the things that aren’t working in your life. You have these twin influences shaping you in very different ways, but in the end you will get the best of both worlds. While some aspects of your life are breaking down because they cannot support you, Uranus won’t let you dwell on the losses for too long. Relationships that have fallen into a rut get renewed sparkle. This very much a make or break time. Elements of your life are in the process of being rebuilt this year. When the Saturn square ends, from October you can enjoy the Uranus trine without any more tests or restrictions. Saturn can work as a support while Uranus brings in fresh new energy and connections. All this means you can really take advantage of the fabulous Fire Grand trine which falls in your decan. See main forecast above for how that will benefit you. Mars sextile your decan Jan 1 – Jan 24, Rx Apr 3 – May 8, Jun 1 – Jul 7 is one of the times in the year that you can really push forward with your goals. This is the ignition you need to light up all the inspiration and innovative ideas provided by the long term Uranus trine. Black Moon Lilith conjunct your decan Jun 1 – Sep 7 will also make you think outside the box. Your thinking and creations stand-out due to their uniqueness. Mars square your decan from Aug 12. This transit while the Lilith influence is going on may leave you feeling a little exiled from the common folk. But who wants to be part of the herd?
Mars square your decan Aug 12 – Aug 30 While you are taking this unusual but paradigm-shifting stance, you may make enemies from the traditionalists. On the other hand you are slowly making an impression on the cutting-edge people that you really want to impress. It just may take more time getting there because you have to break off old connections and make new ones. There is a sense of starting over this year. Jupiter conjunct your decan Aug 30 – Nov 5 takes over and the defiance and daring you showed in your Lilith phase should have paid off. The troublesome people of a months ago seem less difficult now, as you have renewed self confidence and a much more positive attitude generally. The only problem now can be over-doing things and burning out. You get another boost from the Lunar eclipse trine your decan October 8 and all of a sudden you want to do everything. You are busting with ideas due to the combined influences of exciting Uranus and exuberant Jupiter. They both want to carry you to the stars. They also want hug amounts of freedom. You may develop quite a roving-eye during this time and want to chase exotic nymph-iods. If you are in an established relationship this could be a problem. You might wrestle with feeling of guilt and trying to smother a rampant libido. Just take cold tubs until the transit is over, or, if you have a sympathetic mate, get swinging…Otherwise, from October, you singletons can have a ball now that Saturn has let you off his lease. So its party all the way until the end of the year with North Node sextile your decan Sep 10 – Dec 23 which is always great for social events and meeting new people in line with your souls path. New friends made under this influence feel fated. The love fest continues with Mars trine your decan Sep 28 – Oct 14, this on top of the previous transit really does bring you sexual power and the feeling of strength and success in yourself. This is a great time to attract a mate also with a spicy feel of inspiring competitiveness. You have the energy and verve to get ahead. Mars opposite your decan Dec 17 – Dec 31 is your only difficult period while all this excitement is going on. When this happens we might get too bold and push your luck. Try to hold back a bit and just coast along. You have done great things already and now don’t need to try to hard or force things to happen. Chill!
Birthdays August 13 to 22 Ascendants 20º – 30º Leo
You start the year quite easily with positive aspects from Mars seeing you through some of the general forecast’s bumps and grinds. Try and get as much difficult stuff done before Saturn squares your decan later in the year. You will get a reality check from him too, so make sure any projects you start early this year have the gumption to stick around when Saturn starts poking and prodding at them. Think of him as your health/tax inspector. His job is to inspect! So you have advanced warning here to get your house in order. Saturn can sap your energy a little and also make you feel less than your usual optimistic self. This is only because sunconsciously we can sense he is flicking through our shoe box of receipts, looking to see what we have brushed under the rugs, and is now checking our knicker drawer. Unnerving…but you have been warned. Mars sextile your decan Jan 21 – Feb 10, Rx Mar 20 – Apr 6 , Jul 4 – Jul 27 gives you the necessary energy to do your housework before Saturn starts running his wizened finger over your dusty mantelpieces. The retrograde gives Mars an extended stay in your 3rd house which is perfect for organizing, problem-solving and accounting. North Node sextile your decan
Mar 5 – Sep 29 means you will also get help organising your life from the community. Local support groups are important to you at this time, whether they are alcoholics Anonymous or the Spin and Abs class at the gym. Lunar eclipse sextile your decan April 15 is another positive influence. The sextile is a flowering aspect, sometimes it effects are quite subtle because it is not showing the fruit of your effort just yet. But it is a promise of what’s to come. All things being well, your efforts this year may actually bear fruit with Saturn’s influence after October, just because is forcing you to put your money where your mouth is.
North Node sextile your decan continues until Sep 29. The sextile’s “promises” from your new connections and the local community seem supportive. But they will be called upon to deliver more than just bright ideas and dreams with Mars square your decan Aug 29 – Sep 15. This may be a tough time where you need to ask for some solid investment and hands-on help for your projects. You may have to sort the wheat from the chaff at this point. Black Moon Lilith conjunct your decan Aug 29 – Dec 6 overlaps the pervious transit and you could rock boats when you actually start pressuring people to “show you the money.” Showing others how lame they are doesn’t tend to make one popular! So now we arrive at Saturn square your decan this lasts from October into 2015. Just as I said earlier, you will be challenged and made to justify your investments. This includes time investment in all relationships, not just fiscal ones. Who do you devote your time and energy to? Saturn will balance the books if you aren’t getting much of a payback on your investment. It will force you to cut your losses and drop any superfluous and draining influences. Saturn’s austerity measures do not allow you to prop up follies. Learn to say goodbye to the white elephants lurking in your heart. Mars trine your decan Oct 12 – Oct 27 will help pick you up if you are missing some of your fads and fancies. Think of it as giving up fat-laden trifles, what do they do for you on the long term? A fat nothing with a blubbery belly that’s what….