Damn, you’re organized and raring to go! While the other 11 signs are nursing a hangover on New Year’s Day, you’ll be the first person at the gym. And this motivation isn’t going to disappear by mid-month either. Leo, you are now in one of the most effective, efficient periods of your entire adult life. Between now and 2020 you’ll be an unstoppable force, not only in aerobics class but at the office and at home.
That’s because powerhouse Saturn recently entered your sixth house of productivity, a place it hasn’t been since 1991. The sixth house governs our habits and routines. Saturn is the disciplinarian, the task master. When this planet is in this sector, you can completely revolutionize the manner in which you get things done. We all know that time is money, and you are now in a place to earn more because you’ll be so incredibly focused and on top of things.
Diet and fitness are also the province of the sixth house, so you, sexy lion, could easily end up with the hottest body in town. Glowing with vibrant health is also possible, as Saturn will help you stick to diets, fitness programs and healthy eating. At the top of the month the Sun, Saturn and Pluto are all sequestered in this house. Glamorous Venus arrives on the 17th and shrewd Mercury on the 11th. What can I say? They’re all pushing you to become a highly efficient, well-oiled machine, running as smoothly as a Swiss clock. So while everyone else has fallen off the resolution bandwagon by the 15th, you’ll be gaining momentum.
And let’s talk about “out with the old, in with the new”, shall we? On the 1st a full moon occurs in Cancer, your twelfth house of closure. BUH-BYE!! Kiss 2017 goodbye, show it to the door and tell it not to come back. This includes all of the toxic people, stupid dramas, negative thoughts and sucky circumstances you dealt with in 2017. Keep the good stuff and toss the trash. That’s what a full moon in your twelfth house is all about, and how ironic is it that you have a full moon here on January 1st!
Then there will be full moon eclipse in Leo on the 31st, a “wow” of an event. Remember that amazing Leo solar eclipse that took place last summer? This is its companion. Projects that you started back in August may start to come to fruition, or get advanced in some way. Don’t worry if it seems that nothing has appeared to gel yet, because there are more eclipses to come.
Your sign will be experiencing eclipses in Leo and Aquarius through January 2019, so the next year could bring about sweeping changes that you may not even be able to visualize right now. The January 31st event will speed up time tables, possibly make you do a 180 with your plans, and could put you in the spotlight. It’s the perfect time for an extreme makeover too!
Uranus has been retrograde for months in your ninth house and finally resumes direct motion on the 2nd. The ninth house governs the “tools” we use to expand our mind (and I’m not talking about magic mushrooms). Taking classes, meeting new people, exploring different philosophies, the news media, publishing and long distance travel are all found here as they help us grow as people. Entrepreneurial activities are also found here as the ninth house deals with taking risks.
Uranus’s backstroke through this sector may have caused up-and-down moments or even logjams. Now that it’s direct you’ll be able to move forward with university applications, applying for grants, writing your screenplay, traveling abroad, starting a business or just feeling more optimistic in general.
So use the time period between January and mid-May to consider which paths you want to travel, in all areas of your life. The eclipses in Leo (the second one will be in August) will put a sense of urgency into whatever it is that you do, not to mention dazzling results. But here’s a disclaimer of sorts: erratic Uranus, planet of genius ideas, changes signs on May 15th, entering your goals sector for the first time since 1942.
Yes, you read that correctly: 1942. Which means that most of you reading this have never experienced this placement. Uranus will be in this spot for 7 years, turning you into an idea factory. Your goals and plans might change at a moment’s notice as you suddenly realize that there is a better way to approach things. You’ll be operating at warp speed, so don’t be surprised if other people can’t keep up (and they’re confused by the changes in direction). The fabulous thing is that disciplined Saturn will help you maintain a logical perspective and good habits.
So….where does this leave your love life? With abundant Jupiter in your cozy fourth house of domesticity for the year, you could be having Martha Stewart-type moments (and she’s a Leo too). Redecorating and entertaining will be high on your list. So will enjoying a peaceful home environment, which means good-bye to drama. Many Leos will get engaged in 2018, move in with a lover or have a baby.
Just remember that there will be plenty of fast changes afoot for you this year, so things could turn on a dime: meeting someone quickly and getting engaged, an unexpected pregnancy, or the desire to move on and find someone new. The eclipses will pit your needs and goals against those of a lover, so you can expect some fireworks. Chances are you’ll be roaring like the queen or king of the savannah and do things your way!
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