January Horoscope for Leo

 (July 23rd  – August 22nd)

Your spiritual side needs alone time in order to reconnect with your soul. When you do, everything improves, your career and your relationships. The stars are aligned to help you achieve your dreams. All you need is to commit to doing the work and show up. Sounds easy, but showing up is the most challenging lesson of all. With the help of Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio – you can do it.

As a Leo you know how to put yourself first and get attention. This is not your challenge. Where you get into trouble is how you feel about right and wrong – you’re always right – they’re always wrong. I’m not saying you don’t have the answers. You pay a lot of attention to where one should draw the line, but the truth is, everyone has to figure out right and wrong for themselves. We all learn differently and some never learn unless they make a mistake. So you will find others more appreciative of your wisdom if you offer less advice and wait until you’re asked. When you can be silent, even if you have the answers, others pay more attention.

There are two Full Moons in January. The one on the 1st occurs in your 12th and 6th houses. The 12th house is where our soul connects to the universe or our concept of God. With a Full Moon in the 12th, there is a need to be alone -- to contemplate ones life and to reconnect to spirit. If you’ve never meditated this is a great time to take it up. It will help you hear what your spirit wants to tell you. This is a psychic sign and intuition will be strong all month. With Pluto conjunct the Sun, you have the ability now to cut through the distractions and get to the truth. There’s fearlessness in you. You’re tired of going along when you know that something is not working. Pluto is strengthening your commitment to the truth and it has given you a taste of real power. It’s amazing when you feel physically and spiritually strong what is possible. In the past, old wounds from your childhood have sapped your strength and helped you recreate the problems you wanted to leave behind. Your new energy will give you a taste of freedom, of what it’s like to let go and move forward. Don’t waste your time trying to convince others – others are convinced when you are confident and sure of yourself. The Full Moon on January 31st will set off your 1st and 7th houses – you vs. relationships. This will be a total lunar eclipse. What you discover during a lunar eclipse is your shadow, the fact that you are not a perfect being. Don’t be surprised if you come face to face with your flaws in a relationship or partnership. Whatever happens, don’t get discouraged, learn from your mistakes and realize that no one is perfect. 

Saturn has only recently entered the sign of Capricorn and your 6th house. It will be there for two and a half years. This is your time to work out the balance of give and take. It also represents your work schedule and how you take care of your health and happiness. So pay attention to what happens in the next few months – these will be the issues that Saturn is working on as it journeys through your 6th house. Once these issues are clear, Saturn will help you set boundaries and build a structure that will augment your success. Saturn is not just reliable and a hard worker, it also has a bit of magic especially when its in trine to Uranus. This helps you extract the best of the future and bring it into the now; when you mix it with the past it creates something new and exciting. When the old and the new join forces you become stronger.

Grand trines are the gifts of the gods and you have one this month with Mars, Jupiter and Neptune. The Moon joins this chorus for the first few days of the month enhancing your spirituality, intuition and creativity. You are ready to reach higher and go further than you ever thought possible. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t make you shake in your boots when things start to happen. Success is the hardest thing to embrace. Others become jealous and we begin to doubt ourselves. So gather your strength and get ready to face your fears and stay the course.

Mars rules your house of beliefs and travel while Jupiter is in charge of your authority and ability to have a good time. Together they create energy and that’s exactly what you need to make things happen. Since this all takes place in the sign of Scorpio, you’re free to do it your way. Scorpio energy is not interested in how others do things; their focus is on their own point of view. This is what makes them powerful. So don’t be afraid to take a stand for your ideas. They have the ability to initiate positive change. You feel inspired by your own thoughts and it makes you want to reach above and beyond what you first thought you could achieve.

With the New Year upon us, it’s time for resolutions that get everyone into so much trouble. Know yourself and what you are capable of doing – and get others of like minds involved. When you join forces with friends, things get done because you have to answer to others, not just yourself. I wish you all a very prosperous and healthy New Year. 

Leo Horoscope by Linda Joyce