Your Leo Horoscope 2018 has Saturn in its house of routines and daily work all year. The worst thing you can do at this time is run yourself ragged trying to be everything to everyone. Focus on the ground below your feet and plant as many seeds as you can while the soil is fertile. That way you can reap as much harvest as possible when Saturn crosses above the horizon of your chart into the next sign. Learning to organise yourself is vital, time management and keeping to schedule will help you feel less stressed. When things get overwhelmingly busy, sticking to your timetable will help avoid the temptation of working extra hours.
You are vulnerable to losing more time to sick days in the long run, so it’s really not worth pushing yourself that hard. Conserve energy as much as you can, work slowly, thoroughly and with care. Respect nature and its cycles during this time of deferred gratification. Your work ethic will feel quite meaningful at this time, like you are part of a set of cogs running the wheels of your community. Saturn asks that you do not work primarily for yourself, but because you want to be of service to your family or to a wider family/folk network.
Leo Horoscope 2018 ~ January to March
Mars is in your foundational 4th house from Jan 1 to 26. There is much pride for your family at this time. Events occur where you can get together with extended family and feel empowered by your shared blood. You have a huge amount of energy to give to your children or other family descendants. This means that you set aside time for activities and adventure together. You won’t have to travel too far from home for this physical bonding, for instance you might build a tree-house, play sports in local parks or build sandcastles together if you live near a beach. The important thing is putting energy into having fun with your family in places that give you a feeling of connection both with the earth and each other.
Leo Horoscope 2018 Keywords
Marriage reboot, home renovation, extending roots, raging partners, eclipse bonanza
The Jan 31 Lunar Eclipse is in your sign! So this forces you to look at your own needs. This may be done through relationships that suddenly start ‘acting-out.’ You may find it increasingly hard to compromise with partners, romantic or otherwise. At this time the weighing scales of justice are measuring every little give-and-take. If there has been an ongoing imbalance, then the scales will abruptly clank down with a deafening thud with this lunar eclipse. For the next 3 months then, you will not be able to avoid the stark difference between the two sides of the scales.
The Feb 15 Solar Eclipse in your marriage zone has the effect of reinforcing satisfying and balanced relationships, but also of splitting apart weak or draining connections. You might have quite a few passionate arguments with partners of all sorts during this eclipse period, but they will only serve to bring you closer. Passion is the word as debates get heated. This is what I mean by the ‘shot’ in the arm mentioned earlier, it might be just what is needed to revive stagnant relationships. Solar Eclipses get things moving again in relationships, for better or worse, so it can make one partner brave enough to move out of the relationship if it was just going nowhere. This is liberating no matter how you look at it.
Leo Horoscope 2018 ~ April to June
Jupiter expands his great gassiness in your home sector until Nov 8. Parents might offer to finance buying your first home or help in some other way like with decorating or building work. Otherwise there is a wonderful sense of feeling rooted and content, even if you don’t own your own home. Feathering your nest in other ways is achieved by making your room aesthetically pleasing. So buying flowers, crystals, soft-furnishings and works of art help you feel relaxed and contented in your environment. You are creating a sacred space, your urban or suburban temple. The surrounding land gives you immense pleasure too, whether it is by walking in the countryside or spending time making your garden beautiful.
Ceres spends an extended time in your sign as she slows down to go retrograde in Leo until June 27. Ceres through your personal zone will inflame your body with animal magnetism and you will feel extra bonded with fawn and fauna. There should be an immense drive to pursue an authentic path for yourself. What is natural for you may seem offensive to others, but trust your gut and resist peer pressure from the herd. Aggression and assertiveness will make you somewhat of an activist as you do not fear falling down the rabbit hole. Raging against the Pluto bully is also a strong possibility, as this transit gives one great courage to fight one’s oppressors.
Mars fires up your relationships from May 16 to Jun 26 and will go retrograde here too from Jun 27. So a double dose of the god of sex and war for you. Phew! Your pride could take a big hit at this time though, which causes you to feel like you have to defend yourself constantly. Your ego could well receive quite a bruising, but in a strange way this can be quite an exhilarating experience. You might find yourself in a tug-of war-with partners, which could be quite enjoyable in a competitive way. The adrenaline stimulated will give you the impulse to really raise your game, romantic or otherwise. You will find you have to prove that you are worthy of your beloved, or your position of authority. So paradoxically the effort put into relationships of all kinds at this time will be worth it in the long term, even if it isn’t apparent immediately. Then Mars goes retrograde while still in your marriage house from Jun 27. Selfish Mars can find it tough retreating through the house of relationships, but what he will learn at the end of it all is to compromise.
Leo Horoscope 2018 ~ July to September
The Jul 13 Solar Eclipse falls in your hospital’s zone. It could be that your immunity is low due to not being firm with others demands or through your excessive drug/alcohol use. The Solar Eclipse here seems to insist on dissolving boundaries, but this can be a good thing if you have been walling yourself off from the world, complete with castle and moat.. Otherwise this Solar Eclipse is just shining a light on great big chinks in your psychic armour, that are in need of fortification.
More illumination in your marriage house with the Jul 27 Lunar Eclipse. Your personal identity is up for a revamp, one that expresses more truthfully how you feel inside. The problem is every new thing that you express about yourself seems to shake up your partnerships. Watch as those who you have teamed up closely with for a long time start to feel really uneasy about your direction. For example you might decide that you have been looking a bit too grungy and bohemian which does not really give off a professional image. You will find partners accuse you of selling out or that people should accept you for how you are mann…. The truth is you have actually felt the change internally for some time but only now is this ‘new you’ starting to blossom.
Mars continues to stay retrograde in your opposite sign until Aug 12. Others will test your patience, that’s for sure, but at the same time you will find it impossible to go it alone. One way or another you will have to learn to grit your teeth and co-operate. Mars here means putting energy into dealings with others, and that includes business collaborations too. You could find yourself going back over old ground with partners, maybe old scores are settled or an enemy resurfaces. Then Mars grinds backwards into the hardworking 6th house from Aug 13 to 28. If you have been feeling like the office slave, then you might well blow up at any whip-crackers at this time. Speak up before you let the anger fester, otherwise your complaints could come out in a totally undiplomatic and embarrassing way. Mars can cause quite a lot of trouble here if it is not channeled wisely. Sticking to a very strict routine would be a great use of this energy. A new diet and fitness routine beckons.
The Aug 11 Solar Eclipse is the second eclipse this year in your own sign. This is the dawn of a new cycle for you. A reboot from the cosmos, that will shake you up so much that you will also find a domino effect on other foundational areas. That means changes will affect also your family life, career or calling and your relationship if you have one. This is probably the most powerful Eclipse you could ever have in your life, but more especially if the Eclipse will actually conjunct the ascendant. In that case it will life-changing if you happen not to be too happy with the way things have turned out for you so far.
Leo Horoscope 2018 ~ October to December
Mars re-enters your relationship house yet again on Sep 10 until Nov 16 which places more passion, but also some impatience with any partners. Now we also have the little matter of the Venus retrograde to deal with from as it falls in another major house position. This time in your foundational 4th house. On the positive side this is a fantastic period for re-decorating your home. Retrogrades work best when you do stuff prefixed by ‘Re’! Venus can make you quite lazy here though, and you might want to relax rather than be up a ladder. If you can afford it, get someone else to do the leg-work so you can spend happy hours browsing through wallpaper samples and soft furnishings. Otherwise, simple efforts to brighten up a room with cushions and new curtains will suffice. The feeling of wanting to retreat into the sanctuary of your home will be strong at this time, so get hold of items that will support this. Candles, incense and colours that please the eye and help you feel relaxed are important.
As always during a retrograde, there will always be the tendency to have a few events that prompt you to ask yourself ‘is this domestic arrangement really one that supports me?’ Do I feed ‘at home’ in my home? This means there may well be the odd altercation with those you live with, even if it’s an over-friendly stray cat. Later Venus reverses into your learning sector from Nov 1 and turns direct there. Starting an art course or something that re-ignites your creativity would be very beneficial. A welcome change from paint rollers too if you have been house decorating. It may re-kindle talents you had as a child. Learning a craft can be very therapeutic and will also massage those rusty brain cells back into action. Making things with our hands helps raise intelligence in other areas, and learning new skills is a sure way to keep your mind young and memory fresh.
Black Moon Lilith entered your marriage house on Aug 6, to add some intrigue to an already stimulated area. The eclipses may have thrown some temptation your way. Lilith through the marriage house will bring exciting opportunities to explore and enrich the sex life of a relationship if it has become rather humdrum. It can feel like a second honeymoon, so make the most of this magical time. The change of scene will add yet more sparkle to a resurrected libido. Otherwise, as usual with this forbidden fruit aspect, there is always the temptation try to regain the sizzle factor by having an affair. Beware my friend, for this is also the house of open enemies!
You end the year with wonderful Jupiter entering your pleasure zone on Nov 8. You will enjoy kissing a few frogs, but during this fun time, you could very well find that authentic partner with whom you are genuinely compatible. Another possibility is meeting someone during your leisure time, a holiday romance perhaps? You will be relaxed and carefree, and perhaps chilled enough to actually have time to people-watch for a change. The perfect pastime for a winter sun holiday would be future partner browsing… have fun with it, sunglasses are the perfect voyeurs disguise! If you can afford ski-ing even better. You might bag a generous Jupiter millionaire.. ahem..not that materialism is important of course! I meant ski-instructor. (Jupiter rules teachers.) Wherever you are local library or fancy resort, a benefactor should make themselves available to you, so be lucky.
LEO 2018 ~ The Decans
Leo Decan 1 ~ Jul 23 to Aug 2 (0º to 10º)
The biggest influence for your decan is the Uranus square from May 15 to Nov 7. But until May no outer planets are causing any raucous in your life at all. So this should be a really easy first five months of 2018 for you. The Venus opposition from Jan 18 to 25 on its own then, is quite a treat. Partnerships, relationships and collaborations should go harmoniously. Life tends to be sweet when the goddess of love pitches up her boudoir in such a romantic area. It is also the place of open enemies and maybe here you will learn to love your nemesis. The Mars trine from Feb 11 to 18 is a period of confidence and vitality. Use this to pitch ideas and ask for favours as this is a go-get-‘em type of energy. So far, so good. Even the Mercury Retrograde trine from Apr 4 to 14 poses no problems and will help you renovate, revive and restore any stagnant or faulty areas of your life. This is the idea transit for fixing things. Resist the temptation to fix human beings though, they are more trouble than they are worth.. save that for the Mars retrograde which will take place in your marriage/enemies zone in June. You get healing nature goddess Ceres in your sign from Feb 5 to Apr 28. This you can use for treating yourself to a yoga retreat, health spa or anything that pampers you with good wholesome, organic treats. If you need any health treatments or operations this will be the ideal time to schedule. Maybe avoid the window of the Venus square from Apr 1 to 7, just because if you need to detox, the cravings for sweeties or indulgences could set you back a few days in your healing. The Uranus square now starts to make itself felt from May 15. Expect the unexpected. The Uranus square can be shocking, but also a brilliant awakening depending on how mature you are as a soul. Youngsters can get extremely radical and rebellious, while elders throw off old dogmatic beliefs. Along with a health crisis, Uranus can force a radical new lifestyle change, like going from paleo to vegan, or alcoholic smoker to teetotal monk. The Mars opposition from May 16 to Aug 12 could have you back fighting fit, literally, At this time awkward clients or pedantic bosses could really test your patience. Standing up for yourself may not be a bad thing if you feel you have been treated unfairly or taken advantage off. In the middle of this antagonistic period you get help with a diplomatic Venus conjunction from Jun 14 to 22. Justice should be on your side during this window so take advantage of Venus’s beneficence.
The big highlight of your year comes with the Lunar Eclipse opposition on Jul 27. This shines a big solar spotlight on your relationships while at the same time the Mars Retrograde opposition from Jun 27 to Aug 12 also in your marriage house. Romance is high on the agenda then, but this is a dramatic script. Mars can cause jealous rivals to rear their ugly heads. The heat and passion is turned up as the lunar eclipse also boosts the unexpected. An out-of-the-blue love affair could surface, and this might even be with an old flame since Mars is retrograde. A long- term relationship undergoes a complete review where you think it is all over, but all that really happened was that it had stagnated. In that case a huge row could really clear the air and reignite the passion for your partner. Maybe a third person shows up and flirts with either you or your partner. There is nothing like the green-eyed monster to suddenly turn your (seemingly) dull and frumpster spouse into a sex god. Everything could come to a head during the Lilith opposition from Aug 11 to Nov 4. There is also a fraught Venus square from Sep 11 to Oct 9. The Venus transit is extra-long because the love goddess is slowing down gracefully, preparing to go retrograde on Oct 6. The biggest challenge for you is probably going to be in love relationships, as both the Venus and Mars retrogrades are making hard aspects to your decan. The more evolved among you always have the option of turning this square into a diamond. So working hard on mending a faltering marriage though counselling could also be a possibility. Squares build foundations for the future through deferred gratification and hard graft. One last test with the Ceres square from Nov 12 to Dec 4 when you say good-bye to a destructive habit or person and feel pangs of withdrawal. However, you end the year on a high with a taster of the Jupiter trine your decan from Nov 8 to Dec 23. You get this again in 2019 bringing you super luxury indulgence and expansion. Your income should increase to fund the extravagance, but try not to go too overboard with buying beyond your budget. You should be feeling optimistic and enthusiastic about the future which in turn brings luck and benefactors into your life.
Leo Decan 2 ~ Aug 3 to 12 (10º to 20º)
The main influence for Leo 2 in 2018 is the Jupiter square. The first of which you get from Jan 1 to 20. Don’t worry about the square as Jupiter can magically transform its edgy energy into a diamond for you. The secret is knowing when to stop the growth and learning self-control. If you are a daring person anyway it might be hard to curb your enthusiasm, just make sure you take a deep breath before you blurt out your big idea or leap into the unknown. If you are a cautious bod normally then this is the big push you need to inflate yourself. Yeah… go for it. Expansion is Jupiter’s middle name, but while you are growing don’t forget to press on the brakes now and then so you don’t prematurely burst. It’s like blowing one of those humungous bubbles. You will be surprised at what you can achieve when you breath sloooowwwwww. The first test of your bellowing capacity is with the Mars square from Jan 1 to 9. At the same time you have a greedy Ceres conjunction from Jan 1 to Feb 6. Ceres and Jupiter have abundance in common so you should be able to reap the fruits of any seeds you planted in August 2017 with the eclipse opposite your decan. Now the Venus opposition revisits that August eclipse degree from Jan 18 to 25 which will cause some déjà vu in the realm of relationships. Any connections that got booted out or rebooted are given a second chance or ‘change or die” ultimatum. Here you will get to see how far you can stretch and accommodate people. It will turn you into a yogi by the end of the year and you will learn how to be flexible. The Venus trine from Mar 15 to 22 gives you great inspiration for the areas of your life are ready for an upgrade, and should also benefit cash flow. This is a lucky time generally, but with a Jupiter square the key is knowing when to hold on to your funds and when to invest. Always reign back about 30% of what you were originally going to spend because that Jupiter square is always going to overestimate what you can afford! This is the very year that generosity can be a fault. Be careful especially around the time of the Venus square from Apr 8 to 15, a charmer has the ability to fleece you out of more than you bargained for. Dinners out are one thing but with the approaching Jupiter square, a three course meal can escalate into a thrice great overdraft. The danger period for this is from Apr 26 to Sep 18, the temptation is wanting to prove you are a big shot or you might just fall for a conman’s or con woman’s sob story. “Can’t buy me love” will be playing in the background. During this expansive period you might get some reward for your patronage with the Venus conjunction from Jun 23 to 30. Whoever shows up with the goods during this time will give you an idea who is worth investing your time and finances in while you have this extra Jupiter booty.
The second half of the year can be quite challenging as you are faced with tests on how well you learnt to modulate that extravagant Jupiter square until Sep 18. If you have been prudent then you should be left with quite a profit. Squares do not have to be curses, especially Jupiter ones as they really do open a doorway into a higher consciousness. If you think of the hero’s journey, the hero is always met with tests of his faith and endurance. Jupiter’s tests are usually deceptively easy, like being given a buffet full of rich, fatty and sugary food with copious amounts of wine. All of which are very hard for the liver to process. Jupiter rules the liver. So it is all about refusing excess and resisting temptation. The first of these tests is the Mars opposition from Oct 10 to 29, can you control your temper? Can you learn not to lash out impulsively? These tests come from an open enemy who seems determined to push your sensitive spots, all at once! After that is the seducer and forbidden fruit of the Lilith opposition from Nov 5 to Dec 31. This will teach you how to use your intuition because you will not be able to believe what you see or what you hear with your regular senses. It all looks very convincing, but it just doesn’t feel right. The last two come as a package since Venus and Ceres have been dancing around each other all year. The Ceres square from Dec 5 to 28 will give you a rude awakening if you let Jupiter run amok with his flamboyance. Credit card bills start to look way too n0ughty, 00phs you really didn’t gamble all that did you? On the other hand you might just have a lucky win that saves you before the bailiffs turn up at your door. Still it was such a close call that you vow never to get that close to financial ruin again! The Venus square from Dec 17 to 27 mirrors how important it is to keep track of your spending. But those who are single and have been saving up for the special someone might find they have quite a nest egg in the bank in time for Christmas. Now you have permission to go full Jupiter, since Christmas is such a gaudy bloat fest anyhow. Max out on glitzy decorations to honour the departure of the bauble king.
Leo Decan 3 ~ Aug 13 to 22 (20º to 30º)
You are coming to the end of your exciting and surprising Uranus trine from Jan 1 to May 14. Be sure to enjoy it while it lasts and especially while it overlaps with the Jupiter square. This will bring innovation and novel inventions into your life. With both these energies, freedom and individualism is paramount and you won’t really respond to fitting in with the collective. This year you feel rebellious and revolutionary. If you are in the midlife crisis age bracket (39-42) or in the menopausal Chiron return mode (50) then you might suddenly shock all your friends by taking up with someone much younger or who is controversial and Uranian in some way. The Mars square from Jan 10 to 26 gives you the first taste of reaction to your relapsed teenage type behaviour. If your actual teenagers have flown the nest then you suddenly find you have wings too that want to soar. Lots of great opportunities for love with the Venus opposition in that marriage house from Feb 3 to 10. The Solar Eclipse opposition on Feb 15, just after Valentine’s day may indeed bring a youthful character into your life. They may not be a lover necessarily, but maybe a new best friend who also wants to live life to the full. The Jupiter square is the main influence however, lasting from Jan 21 to Apr 26. This can be a time when you turn super-judgemental. You are feeling extra-confident which with the square can become quite arrogant if you don’t keep a tab on your ego expansion. The problem with Jupiter is not knowing any limits at all. At the same time this square can be very useful and turn extremely fortunate if you learn to play it right. You could put a lot of energy into expanding your mind through learning. This first half of the year is really jam-packed with fantastic aspects and most of them relate to love and passion. Holidays abroad have the potential to manifest a holiday romance. These opportunities start with the sizzling Mars trine from Jan 10 to 26, even if it’s wintery in your part of the globe there is enough heat with this to boil up a passionate encounter. In your work you have that inventive Uranus working for you and with Mars this gives you the confidence to show off your originality. The Venus trine from Mar 23 to 30 is another trigger for an out of the blue love affair or the chance to shine if you work in the arts. The
Venus square from Apr 16 to 24 could make you quite extravagant with the spending, and you also take a bit of a gamble in terms of purchasing a high value item. Make sure it has all the right specs before you commit. The beautiful Venus conjunction from Jun 5 to 13 allows you to be unashamedly the Leo king or queen. So dress to impress and take the stage in social events.
The second half of the year is quite scant in terms of loved-up Venus aspects. Hopefully you have made the most of the splendid aspects previously mentioned. This half of the year is like the honeymoon period is over and the Mars phase of any new relationship kicks into action. You both let your sugary Venus best behaviour masks fall and things become more real. Even if there are some arguments, at least you can be honest with each other and that can be a relief. The Mercury Retrograde opposition from Jul 26 to Aug 3 is all about relationship reviews for you since it will occur in your marriage house. So much stimulation there as later on you get the Mars opposition from Oct 30 to Nov 13 in this place also. Before that there is the return of the Jupiter square from Sep 19 to Nov 7. Growth of one’s wisdom can never be a bad thing as long as you don’t turn into an awful know-it-all. With a square there is always a ‘but’, however with Jupiter there is always a positive side. Together then, the Jupiter square energy can be the best of both worlds or the very worst, it’s really up to you. If somebody tells you, that you have become too overbearing or preachy, believe them! Most likely the person who tells you this will be your partner or a new teacher in your life. With the Mars opposition there is a big possibility that you could face your nemesis in some form. This could be an old enemy who resurfaces, and this might happen during the Mars retrograde phase. It does not impact your decan directly, but some of the retrograde will take place in your nemesis zone! Otherwise an annoying Ex could resurface also. Other than that, the year ends pretty calmly with no major aspects, good or bad so you can enjoy a peaceful Yuletide.