Core Energy in Your Leo Sun
If you were born with your SUN in LEO, you?re a charismatic person who can light up a room with your smile.? You believe that life is to be lived and a big part of that involves having fun!? Your playfulness is infectious and you?re often known as the life of the party!
You can be drawn to the arts, as you are highly creative and it?s natural and easy for you to express yourself.? When you stay true to yourself, you?re able to accomplish a lot.? It?s the times that you look to others for approval that can slow you down and distract you from your true mission.?
Promises of 2015
The year of 2015 promises to be a great year for spiritual and personal growth.? You may have been feeling the urge to explore new ideas and head out into unchartered territory.? A part of you is craving more life experience in order to feed your creativity.? There will be energy available to support getting out of your old routines and expanding your horizons.
Your family and work life may undergo the biggest transformations this year.? You also have the ability to establish healthy habits that can facilitate a physical healing and a feeling of renewal.? For much of the year, you will have the chance to see the results of any work you are putting towards a long-term goal.? Through mid-August, good luck and opportunity will be in abundance.? Mid-August to the end of the year is a fortuitous time for earning or saving money.
Life Changes and Opportunities Predicted by the Outer Transiting Planets
URANUS IGNITES LEOS TO EXPRESS THEIR CREATIVITY
URANUS in Aries will continue to trine your Leo Sun and ignite your desire to assert your individuality through creative expression.? Any feelings of impatience that may arise are a signal for you to acknowledge your suppressed ideas and find an outlet for all your inspiration.? It?s a great year to rid yourself of ?negative messages? coming from yourself or others that discourage you from pursuing your dreams. You can channel any rebellious feelings towards proving the naysayers wrong.
You will be feeling more confidence than usual for taking the lead independently and going your own way, without waiting for the approval of others.? Look for areas to take small steps forward in order to experience success, then build on what you?ve started.? Leos born August 5 ? 14 will be the most eager to break free and do their own thing.?
PLUTO SUPPORTS LEOS TO TRANSFORM WELLNESS ROUTINES
PLUTO in Capricorn will continue to reside in your solar 6th house and promote transformations that allow you to live a healthier life.? There will be an emphasis on incorporating incremental steps, gradually over time, in order to achieve sustained wellness.? Slow and steady will be the best pace to attain goals related to mental or physical wellness.
You may be called upon to make some adjustments in your style of leadership?learning to take more personal responsibility for being the one to create the success you seek.? It can be a potent time to identify and release self-sabotaging behaviors. ?Pluto is helpful for overcoming fears about being judged for your shortcomings.? Don?t be afraid to seek support from others.? Leos born August 4 ? 8 will feel the transformational effects of Pluto the most.
SATURN GIVES LEOS THE FOCUS AND DISCIPLINE TO ACHIEVE GOALS
SATURN in Sagittarius will trine your Sun for much of 2015 which can focus your attention on a project that involves your passions and creativity.? The energy will support you in taking on new challenges and making long-term commitments. ?The ability to achieve your goals through sheer determination can propel your dreams into reality. ?You have more discipline than usual this year.? ?Although this is a good luck cycle for you in manifesting your dreams in a practical way, you will need to pay attention and take advantage of the opportunities presented.? Follow them up with hard work and consistency.
Your enthusiasm can be contagious and you may find that others are readily willing to help you.? Romantic relationships can solidify and long-term commitments may result.? Leos born July 24 ? August 4 may feel Saturn?s effects the most intensely between January and mid-June as well as mid-September through December.
From mid-June to mid-September, Saturn will Retrograde back into Scorpio, and square your Sun.? During these months, you could revisit challenges from last year related to creative work, your romantic life or children.? This is an opportunity to finish any work you may have started in these areas so that you can move forward when Saturn returns to Sagittarius mid-September.? Leos born August 20-22 will feel the most pressure to address past challenges during these months.
JUPITER BLESSES LEOS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND
JUPITER is in your Sun Sign through August 11 bringing good fortune and expansion your way!? It can feel as if doors are magically opening for you, so make the most of opportunities as they present themselves.? It?s an excellent year to attract what you want.
When Jupiter moves into Virgo for the rest of the year on August 12, it will bring good luck to your 2nd house of financial resources.? The remainder of 2015 can be a great time to expand your income.
How to Maximize the Opportunities?Available to You in 2015
Be open to the good things coming your way.? There are several planetary forces at work sending helpful energies to pursue your passions.? But you have to be the one to put in the work!? You can make the most of the opportunities presented to you by opening your mind to new ideas and being willing to change old habits.
This year you?ll have the potential to transform mentally, physically and spiritually.? Avoid going into denial about the aspects of your life that aren?t working for you.? Address what you?d like to change head-on and ask for support from your loved ones. ?This is a year when a ?team spirit? will work well in your relationships.? Avoid selfishness and be aware of what the other person needs, as well as you own desires.
Your Best Compass in 2015
When you are trying new things and have a feeling of self-confidence, you?ll know you?re on track.? Don?t succumb to negative self-talk or the discouraging words of people who don?t support you.? This is your year to take your talents to the next level.? The more you show up for yourself and put in the work, the more you?ll amaze yourself and others with what you can accomplish.? Don?t let a bump in the road throw your whole plan off?simply readjust.
Partnerships and building a network of people who support your dreams will be the key to success.? Communication is key, in addition to remembering to use tact and diplomacy in your interactions.? From mid-November to the end of the year, you can benefit by being of service to others.? During those months, you?ll experience success when you pay attention to details and take a methodical approach.
Jan?s Advice for Navigating the Year Ahead?
There is no denying the amount of turmoil that has been occurring in our personal lives, our communities, and our world over the past few years.? It is a time of rapid, radical changes that test the very foundations of what we rely on for order in our world.
In 2015 we are just beyond two-thirds through this difficult cycle and it behooves us to take another ?big picture? look at what?s going on.? Astrologically, this period is marked by Uranus in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn.? The cycle began in full force in May 2010 and lasts until May 2018.? Because both planets travel periodically in direct and retrograde motion (forward and backward), sometimes the square between these two heavenly bodies becomes closer, more exact, and more tumultuous.? Thus, during this eight year period, there will be times of greater and lesser intensity.? The year ahead, 2015, is one of the years of greater intensity.
To better understand the forces involved, Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn (January 2008-November 2024).? Pluto moves slowly, and whatever sign Pluto travels through goes through total upheaval and transformation.? It is the process of the caterpillar entering into a cocoon and emerging as a butterfly.? Pluto is purging everything that is corrupt and stagnant in Capricorn so that there is opening for a new and more enlightened version of the Capricorn energy to emerge and begin operating.
Capricorn rules systems of order: government, corporations, authority figures, the established social order of things.? As Pluto travels through Capricorn, political, religious, and financial systems that have become outdated ? that no longer serve the people who they rule and for whom they were established ? begin to expose their frailties, crumble and fall.? The good news is that as the old falls, a newer, fresher system for organizing society emerges.? As an example, the United States of America ? the world?s experiment in the system of Democracy (people under the rule of law, rather than the rule of hierarchy- a revolutionary concept at the time) ? was founded in 1776, the last time Pluto traveled through Capricorn.
Social and government systems are based upon the needs of the time.? As the times change, if the systems governing society do not change with the times, stagnancy occurs and a resulting discontent with the established order of things.? The existing governments that no longer serve the needs of the people they are governing are all going through a period of transformation and renewal?the old, stagnant structures are being exposed and purged so that a new order can emerge.? This is the underlying theme.? However, Pluto moves slowly through Capricorn and this metamorphosis is gradual over time… UNLESS something triggers this potent force and disrupts it too radically.
The trigger occurred when Uranus entered Aries and squared Pluto (May 2010-May 2018).? This is what we are all experiencing now.? The war between wanting to be free and having daily life match our vision of the future ? versus ? attachment to the established order of things.??? Because both Aries and Capricorn are Cardinal signs, this conflict is very action-oriented and openly, actively displays the warring between the fierce independence of the drive to express oneself without restrictions ? versus – the principles of protocol and established order.? And Uranus always adds an unsettling, revolutionary element to what?s going on, stirring the pot.
Humankind is always in a state of upward progress.? Simultaneously, it is our nature to prefer the comfort of the status quo.? Thus from time to time an external force intervenes in our lives to wake us up again and inspire us to reach for greater horizons, a more evolved level of living.? This is one of those times: we are in a process of intense change and progress.? As in every area, ?the house gets dirtier before it?s clean?.
The best way to navigate this year is to reach out and seek to create positive results though uniting with others in partnership.? The Team Effort is what will take us through and create a victory in 2015?both on the personal and global level.? We may not have control over the global, but in our personal worlds we can begin practicing the habit of being more tactful in our speech, taking the viewpoint of the other person into account.? We can unite with peers of like mind and work together toward a common goal.? We can behave more lovingly, especially with the people closest to us, thus creating more love in our personal world.
During 2015, attempts to ?go it on our own? are scheduled for less success than when we approach with the strength of a team behind us.? Compromise does not mean losing integrity.? It is recognizing that to be a team, both people?s needs are expressed, heard and taken into account when decisions are made.? If we are pledged to a mutual goal with our teammate(s), an enormous force for good ? as well as joy in our personal lives ? is created.