No one puts baby in a corner, Leo! But at times this year, it can feel like you’re being asked to make yourself small.
With Jupiter and Saturn in your opposite sign of Aquarius, others seem to be getting more attention. And while you’re capable of sharing the spotlight, you’re not willing to be ignored. As Jupiter and Saturn form challenging squares with Uranus in Taurus (Jupiter January 17; Saturn February 17, June 14, and December 23), you’ll need to shake things up if you want to get noticed.
This doesn’t mean you should resort to drama. With the south node in Sagittarius, over-the-top antics are a thing of the past! Two eclipses in Sag (lunar May 26, solar December 3) help you reconnect with your inner child and give them the attention, validation, and fun they crave. This way, they won’t feel the need to act out.
After all, Leo, if you’re going to stand out, it should be for the right reasons—like how open-minded you are, and how much fun you can be. The north node in Gemini, and a solar eclipse in that sign on June 10, encourage you to get curious about other people and broaden the scope of your social life.
As Chiron spends the year in Aries, you may feel insecure about broadening your horizons. Fear of missing out or appearing less worldly and adventurous than others can keep you playing small. But between early July and early August, Chiron’s harmonious trines with planets in your sign (Mars, Venus, the sun, and Mercury) support you in spreading your wings.
When it comes to travel, education, and other peak experiences, there’s plenty of opportunity to go around. So rather than competing and comparing yourself with other people, let your imagination run wild and discover what you want to do—even if it goes against what you’ve wanted in the past.
With Uranus in your house of reputation, this year you’re likely to subvert everyone’s expectations... including your own. So don’t let old ideas of who you’re “supposed” to be prevent you from following your authentic path.
Do opposites really attract, Leo? With “odd couple” Jupiter and Saturn spending most of the year in your opposite sign of Aquarius, you’re about to find out!
When Jupiter and Saturn get together, each step forward can be followed by another step back. And if you’re in a relationship (or trying to be), this year you and your partner may be doing a similar dance. But the universe isn’t trying to kill your buzz. It’s helping you build a more solid connection—and perhaps develop your character too while you’re at it.
With both Jupiter and Saturn squaring Uranus in Taurus (Jupiter-January 17; Saturn-February 17, June 14, December 23), your biggest challenge is resolving conflicts of interest between your love life and personal/professional goals. This isn’t necessarily a case of irreconcilable differences. But to make it work, you’ll need to think outside the box. Fortunately, with Mercury also in Aquarius (January 8-March 15), you can brainstorm some ingenious solutions.
The turning point comes between June 26-July 21, as Venus visits your sign and forms a T-square with Saturn and Uranus. You’re under pressure to decide what you really want—and may end up making a surprising choice. After all, with Venus forming a trine with Chiron in Aries, old wounds from relationships past are no longer keeping you down. You’re naming and claiming your desires with greater confidence, and opening up to new possibilities. With divine lovers Venus and Mars united in your sign on July 13, this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship!
Venus’ time in your sign also overlaps with Jupiter’s dip into the waters of Pisces (May 13-July 28). And as Jupiter and Neptune go skinny-dipping together, they set the mood for intimacy. But blurred lines between fantasy and reality can tempt you to go off the deep end—so make sure you’re seeing what’s really there.
After all, Leo, you’re the reigning ruler of grand romantic gestures. But with two eclipses in Sagittarius this year (lunar May 26, solar December 3), you’re better off saving these extravagant expressions for a true king or queen of hearts.
If you want something done well, Leo (and why settle for less?), it’s often best to do it yourself—or dictate to others exactly how it’s done. But while this top-down approach can sometimes get results, this year it’s not so workable.
With Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius challenging Uranus in Taurus (Jupiter-January 17; Saturn-February 17, June 14, December 23), you’re under pressure to be a team player. And as much as that cramps your style, it’s the best way to set yourself up for success in 2021.
Communication is the key to forming productive partnerships. Fortunately, with Mercury spending extra time in air signs this year (Aquarius, January 8-March 15; Gemini, May 3-July 11; Libra, August 29-November 5), you’ll have plenty of time to work on both your speaking and listening skills. Networking opportunities also abound, with the potential to make some valuable new contacts. Connect with individuals and groups to talk about the latest innovations in your field.
In February and May, as the inner planets in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn, small adjustments to your everyday work habits and routines can end up having a transformative effect on your career. Even if these changes aren’t made by choice, you can use them to your ultimate advantage.
Earth trines linking your career and money houses in August and September make this the best time to manifest the job you really want. With Venus, Mercury, the sun, and Mars transiting Virgo at this time, make sure you’re managing money with integrity and being crystal clear on what your true values and assets are.
Of course, the future looks brighter when you’re at peace with your professional past. So take some time around the Taurus lunar eclipse (November 19) to celebrate your successes and forgive your failures. This sets you free to work toward bigger, better goals.