Your Leo Horoscope January 2019 brings your nose back to the grindstone after a month of slacking off. You find you must get your house back in order, organise yourself and put everything back in its right box. This is a period where you get back into a sensible routine where time is allotted to certain tasks and nothing is given too much emphasis. You might also want to look at diet and exercise, examine wether you are too sedentary or veering too much towards carbs rather than proteins. From January 20 you can devote time to committed relationships and impress them with your shiny worktops and sleek body..
If there was a a month for doing a gluten free detox or a juice fast then this would be the one. It is good to give your body a break from it’s usual habits and addictions sometimes. Doing something like a 30 day yoga challenge or caffeine/sugar/alcohol break gives your liver a chance to flush out all the excess that has build up over the year so far. It’s also a period where you do boring routine tasks like your accounts, or cleaning annoying things in the home like ornaments in display cabinets or fiddly chandeliers.
Leo Monthly Horoscope 2019 ~ Eclipse Special
The Solar Eclipse January 6 falls in your 6th house. How this Solar eclipse effects you will tell you a great deal about how at ease you are with your daily routine. Are you happy with your day job and your working hours? Do you get a sense of satisfaction with serving others, or do you feel like the office slave? Have you had trouble saying no to clients and as a consequence been on the treadmill for what seems like forever.
The mind/body connection is awakened big time with this eclipse. Dis-ease is exactly what the word says. It arises because your body is unhappy with what you are throwing at it.(or letting others throw at it!) If you don’t learn to say ‘no’ then your body itself will have to speak very loudly to compensate. This means there is the possibility at this eclipse you could suddenly feel burnt out and exhausted, or you could get plagued by one cold or flu after the other for the next 6 months.
The Lunar Eclipse January 21 falls in your 1st house. An lunar eclipse in your own sign 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.
Leo Love & Money For January 2019
Leo Career Horoscope
Mercury travels through your 6th house from January 5 to 23. It’s not the most imaginative period of the year so best to use it to do all the odd bits and bobs that you have been putting off for ages. If you are an employee, you might get asked to do all the skanky jobs that no one wants to do. Clearing out the smelly stationary cupboard, or some really nasty menial task that makes you feel like a servant. Stick your headphones on to get through it.
It’s back to serious organisation in the office. Timetables and rotas are adjusted and tasks assigned. Now is the time for work evaluation, where the company machine is put through its paces to make sure it is running efficiently. You will need to snap back out of the pleasure zone and make sure you are sharp and well-oiled for the test run.
Leo Love Horoscope
Venus enters your 5th house on January 7. This is probably the most pleasurable time of the year for dating. If you are already attached it would be hugely beneficial to get in touch with your creative side and spent time immersed in the arts. Outings to museums, theatres and concerts for singles could connect you to someone else with whom you can share the finer things in life. Most of all, you are appealing to others because you are happy and confident with just being yourself. Make the most of this fantastic period.
These horoscopes are most accurate when read for your ascendant, but if you have your Sun plus a stellium (2 or more planets) in this sign then you will find that these horoscopes will ring true for your Sun also. All mainstream horoscopes are written using solar houses, which, in others words, is writing for your ascendant. However, the majority of astrologers won’t tell you that because they realise most of their readers will not know their ascendant. If you do not know your ascendant please use this free chart maker to find it. Once you have done that you can also read more about your rising decan and star too! It is the most personal point of your chart and the only one (Along with your ruling planet) that really describes you personally and your incarnation for this lifetime. Please read my The Zodiac Decans ~ Astrological Use & History post for greater understanding in using the decans generally.
THE LEO INCARNATION
Ascendant Leo 1
Praesaepe 7º ~ “Blindness especially of the left eye, ophthalmia, injuries to the face, sickness, violent fevers, wounds in face and arms, stabs (can be operations nowadays), violent lust, imprisonment, exile. If at the same time the Sun opposes Mars or the Ascendant, violent death.” 
Aselli 7º/8º ~ “Burning fevers, bad eyes, blindness of left eye, injuries by beasts, quarrels, slander from low women or vulgar persons, martial preferment.” [6a.]
The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Leo decan 1 the ‘ Stately Elevators’ behavior will be most notable in love relationships. The fixed stars interpretation for the ascendant are not very positive, and there is certainly violence. Mostly this seems to take place in relationships where there is “violent lust”. But a list that contains both Aleister Crowley and Edgar Cayce shows there are two sides to the same coin. Out of pain and addiction can come the healer.
There is also the strength that comes after a struggle. Ascendant Leo 1 can have very challenging, obsessive and dramatic relationships, in some cases, they inspire art (Morrisette.) Talent and prophetic ability are here, usually, it is a gift passed down from their ancestors. The Christ connection is strong here where perhaps the subject plays the part of either the fallen man or woman (Mary Magdelene) or they can be the Christ savior figure in relationships. The experience of slander by the opposite sex can also be marked with the Ascendant Leo 1.
ASCENDANT LEO 1 EXAMPLES: George W Bush, Michael Moore, Aleister Crowley, Edgar Cayce, Aaron Spelling, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Russell Crowe, Jack Nicholson, Ian Holm, Jeremy Irons, Julie Waters, Steve Martin, Sandra Bernhard, Kenneth Williams, Robbie Williams, Alanis Morrisette, Lisa Marie Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Keith Emerson, Chris Buckley, Ennio Morricone, Erik Satie, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Charles Prince Of Wales, George III Of England, Neil Kinnock, Dominique Strauss-Khan, Edwina Currie, Dylan Thomas, Evelyn Waugh, Pablo Picasso, M. C Esher, Yves Tanguy, Moses Annenberg, Pluto Discovery.
Ascendant Leo 2
Dubhe 15º ~ (Heliacal rising star) “Believing in persistence, and maintaining a pacifist position. Feeling linked to the environment, working towards the protection of the land.” 
The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression, so most of the general section meaning will hold true for this position and the person will embody the decan as a whole. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Leo decan 2 the ‘ Healthy Egos’ behavior will be most notable in love relationships. So either these folk are going to be hugely confident in relationships or they suffer a total lack of ego and are attracted to egoistical people. Even the most insecure of these will be perceived as bossy, in the sense that they may only feel confident if they are in total control of their partner. The mother bear energy means that Leo 2 rising will easily become the parent and caretaker in the relationship. Their appearance is very often glamorous or theatrical and some of them may be known for their golden hair or wild locks.
ASCENDANT LEO 2 EXAMPLES: Galileo, Christopher Columbus, Richard Branson, Andy Warhol, Mohammed Ali, Joseph Goebbels, Marilyn Monroe, Rutger Hauer, Kirsten Dunst, Robert Downey Jr, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, Micheal Moore, Roger Moore, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Tony Hancock, Matthew Perry, Agnetha Faltskog, Tina Turner, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Holly Johnson, James Brown, Emma Bunton, Sean Lennon, Willie Nelson, Keith Haring, Giorgio Armani, Shirley Conran, Alan Whicker, Franz Kafka, Ayn Rand, Alice Bailey, Gustav Eiffel, Maria Montessori, Prince Andrew, Newman/Woodward Davison.
Ascendant Leo 3
Alfard 27º ~ “Much trouble, anxiety and loss in connection with estates and building; addicted to women and intemperance”  and (Heliacal rising star) “To live one’s life passionately, to prefer the intense to the calm, to admire and seek to emulate the creative passion of others. Being drawn, intentionally or not, to intense emotional encounters.” 
Adhafera 27º ~ “ Gives great military preferment (can be in sports also) and riches.” [5b]
Regulus 29º ~“Great honor and wealth, but violence and trouble, sickness, fevers, acute disease, benefits seldom last, favor of the great, victory over enemies and scandal.” [5a] and “It may convey royal properties, noble mind, frankness, courage. The importance of this star is accentuated by its nearness to the ecliptic. Its effect is in the best sense that of Jupiter and Mars. On the Ascendant, it will give a courageous and frank character”  and (Heliacal rising star) “ A strong belief in the correctness of one’s position, or path. A drive to succeed, to shine, or to move forward in one’s life while needing to resist the urge to take any form of revenge.” 
The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression, so most of the general section meaning will hold true for this position and the person will embody the decan as a whole. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Leo decan 2 the ‘ Divine Right Of King’ behaviour will be most notable in love relationships. Without a doubt, this must be the most authoritarian ascendant you can have. This is the boss no question. Not everyone born with this decan rising has to be typically bossy or domineering, but they are natural born leaders depending on how the rest of the chart is configured. Any planet conjunct the Ascendant will show what style of king or queen they are too, but all will expect you to show them loyalty and respect. Since the Ascendant is the physical body it is amusing to see that some subjects often embody the look of the lion, sporting a golden mane or possessing an oversized head. Their demeanour will be very upright and regal too and they will be the sort to carry ‘airs and graces’. The daring, impulsive leaps and courage are most pronounced with the ascendant. The pouncing action will be one of their bedroom tricks in relationships.