Leo (23 July – 22 August)
The major astrological activity this month starts with the Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse in Cancer on the 10th. Eclipses are important for you because they include your ruling planetary body, the Sun. Eclipses are rarely easy as they often coincide with drama or a sudden turn of events. Eclipses tend to bring what’s hidden to light.
This eclipse is primarily about your work and health, your lifestyle and routine. It may have been quite challenging for you in these areas, either during this eclipse cycle from July 2018 onwards or even further back. April 2019 was a key month in this respect and a possible turning point.
This has a lot to do with the planets Saturn and Pluto which have been together in Capricorn and this sector of your horoscope for the last couple of years. Their conjunction on the 12th is potentially the end of this significant chapter.
Put all this together and you might have been dealing with stress, unemployment, low energy or ill-health. It’s not easy astrology and the key is to look at where you can let go and do less not more. Taking good care of yourself is important during this Eclipse phase linked to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction.
Try not to wear yourself out mid-January, especially if you’re dealing with authority figures or bureaucracy. As Cancer rules the hidden sector in your horoscope, sometimes this flags up a secret enemy or someone working against you.
Also, Cancer rules rest and retreat in your horoscope, so create more space and quiet time for yourself. Listen to your natural instincts and slow down so you can hear your inner voice. Caring for yourself and others is a key theme of the current eclipse cycle.
The Cancer/Capricorn axis is about being of service, sacrifice and surrender. You may choose to put your life in the hands of God or follow a spiritual path and let go of outer achievements or success. That’s the most radical outcome of this current cycle. Yet, in some way, large or small, you may find yourself shifting your priorities at the start of this new year.
The Uranus Factor
Also, the planet of change, Uranus, is closely connected to what’s happening as it turns direct on the 11th, sandwiched between the eclipse and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Uranus is currently in Taurus and your career and future sector and this is the other area of your life where there’s a lot going on.
It might feel as if you don’t fit in at work or that other people are getting ahead while you’re left out. This could be professionally or socially in relation to your work colleagues. You’re wise to concentrate more on your own goals and aims this month, rather than try and please other people.
Uranus in Taurus is a symbol of freedom from the daily grind, choosing to do things differently. This major astrology may coincide with the end of a job or contract or a decision to go freelance or part-time. Consider what this means for you. If you’re moving a business online, you’re in tune with your stars.
Love & Romance
There is another strong focus throughout January on the star sign Aquarius, ruling your 1-to-1’s, both personal and professional. As January begins, the planet of love and relating, Venus, is in Aquarius until the 13th.
Then, on the 16th, talk planet Mercury enters Aquarius followed by your ruler, the Sun, on the 20th.
This is a lively picture which promises much happiness on the one hand and plenty of chance to talk about love, partnership and relationships in general.
For some reason, an intimate relationship or business partnership could be big news this month and there’s lots to discuss. If you’re in a relationship or married, this might include decisions around your children or news of a pregnancy. Action planet Mars is in your fellow fire sign Sagittarius from the 3rd onwards and Sagittarius rules children in your horoscope.
This is also a strong combination for new love and a budding romance. Mars rules the libido and Sagittarius rules love affairs. This is a passionate pairing. There may be more than one person in your life with so much emphasis on the love and romance sectors of your horoscope.
The key date for new beginnings is the 24th when there’s a New Moon in your relationship sector. It could out to be an exciting and heady month for love.
Finally, this month, star sign Pisces begins to peak after the 13th, when Venus changes star sign. Pisces rules joint finances and shared resources in your horoscope and this is the time to turn your attention towards money matters. This may be linked to what’s happening in a personal or professional partnership and dealing with practical matters together.
You may be negotiating a financial deal or talking about any number of money-related transactions. Pisces rules all forms of money in your horoscope and this includes savings and debts, mortgages, tax, inheritance, wins and losses, etc.
The other important planet to note in Pisces is Neptune, Pisces’ ruler. Neptune at its best is inspirational, hopeful and a boundless influence. If your earnings soar, you may be looking at ways to best use your money, perhaps in a charitable or philanthropic cause.
It is vital to remember, however, that there’s a flip side to Neptune which can bring disillusionment or a loss of control. This is not the time to let money slip through your fingers or be seduced or charmed out of your cash. Be savvy around money and be clear what’s fact and what’s fantasy.
Family or property matters may be the areas of life that are currently proving expensive. It’s a good idea to rein in your expenses close to the 28th when Mars in Sagittarius clashes with Neptune. Be too free and easy with your money and you may not see the returns you hoped for.
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