Leo July Forecast for 2014

Happy Birthday, Leo!

The Sun transits your 12th House of seclusion, privacy, illusions, secrets, hospitals, government offices and deals with out of the way places and privacy, Leo. A relationship could be occurring in secret this month or you could discover some of your secrets being made public, Leo. This is not a good time to try and pull the wool over anyone's eyes as the 12th House holds ruler-ship over issues that are kept hidden or things happening in secret, Leo.   

Mercury (Communications and travel) begins direct motion this month in Gemini, your 11th House of hopes and desires, Leo. Expect conversations and lots of socializing to occur throughout this time, Leo. You might want to speak up for a friend who is being shamed by the popular crowd in some way. This would be the right time to step in and assist another as you will stand to benefit and make gains and receive more applause and admiration for your efforts involving anything relating to privacy! Mercury will be in Gemini until 7/12, when Mercury enters Cancer, your 12th House until the 31st, Leo. With Mercury in your 12th House, there can be closed door meetings that only a few select individuals will be invited to attend.Take nothing for granted during this transit. People who oppose you and unseen enemies could be involved, so the less said the better off you will be. On 7/31, Mercury will enter your 1st House, Leo!

A Full Moon forms in Capricorn on 7/12. Learn to lighten up and have a bit of fun on this Full Moon, Leo. You notice you have a strong drive to succeed that will help you surmount and challenges or obstacles you may encounter on this powerful date! Just be aware of an all work and no play mentality. Consider bringing a partner into an ongoing project. You could be the recipient of a new offer where your job or a career assignment is involved.  
Venus (Love, money and harmony) begins the month in Gemini, your 11th House of friendships, group involvements and places more popularity your way when it comes to your friendships, any groups to which you participate and when dealing with your hopes and wishes, Leo. Venus will exit your 11th House on 7/18 and enter Cancer, your 12th House of seclusion, secrets and things taking place behind closed doors until 8/12. Believe it or not, you make gains from any time spent in seclusion, when engaged in a private relationship or when your working on a creative assignment by yourself. You could also find out about the secrets of others during this time, Leo. Expect your dreams to stand out and be vivid. Women will be especially helpful to you and you might have found the love of your life and want to spend time alone with this someone special when Venus tours your 12th House. There is no telling how this will play out but one thing is certain Leo, you will be dealing with the issues of privacy, secrets and seclusion throughout this transit. Believe it or not, you can make gains with time spent on a creative assignment in private once Venus enters your 1st House on 8/12. The 12th House also rules hospitals, what you give unconditionally and deals with healing. 

On 6/12, A Full Moon forms in Capricorn, your solar 6th House of daily work, routines and deals with your health, Leo. Saturn is involved in this Full Moon - suggesting that an element of maturity or lessons might come your way relating to health and a career matter or both. Anything relating your career, health, repairs and maintenance issues come to light and you learn where you stand in these matters. Since Mercury will also enter your 12th House on the same day, you might need to reveal something private to someone you can trust implicitly, Leo. There will be an element of privacy, some possible nostalgia or bittersweet news and you will be seeking someone to confide in on this sobering, private and emotional day (Cancer aspect).

Mars (Physical Energy/Sexuality) begins the month in Libra, your 3rd House of siblings, self-expression and deals with  your home and family life. By now you should have an idea of how this planet has impacted this particular area of your life, Leo. Mars has been in Libra, your 3rd House since last year and will remain in the compatible air sign of Libra until 7/25 when Mars enters Scorpio, your solar 4th House of residence, relatives, issues past, the topic of motherhood and deals with endings. Mars is a powerful planet and is best navigated utilizing a diplomatic approach. When Mars enters your 4th House, expect some serious exchanges with others  about your home and family life to occur, Leo. You might find others around you to be challenging your ideas about where you should live, how you should live and it might feel as though others are attempting to dominate your position about any changes you might hope to implement in your home life. Realize that you will come out on top with the assistance of Jupiter (Prosperity. luck and movement/growth) in your 1st House, so when the going gets tough, the less you say in the heat of a moment, the better off you will be in the long run. You have the upper advantage in any situation during this time, so try not to let the drama and theatrics of others (Leo component) to dictate your hopes and beliefs. You might even feel the need to defend yourself where your residence and relatives are involved. Mars co rules Scorpio and Scorpio is sexual energy, so expect your sexuality to increase but so will your temper, as Scorpio is also the sign of extremes and Libra is the sign of partnerships. Mars will exit your 3rd House on July 25 and enter your 4th House on 7/25 -9/13.     

Jupiter (Movement/growth and prosperity) exits your 12th House and enters your 1st House of appearances on 7/16. The big news this month is that the planet Jupiter, (which has been in your 12th House since last summer), changes signs from Cancer into Leo. On 7/16, Jupiter will enter your 1st House for a year long stay. During this time, you can expect expansion and movement where your personal and professional life are involved.  This transit lasts until 8/11/2015 and provides you with the ability to experience greater luck, prosperity and see serious movement in your personal, professional and social circles, Leo. The flip side of Jupiter is that it can bring about overconfidence. Jupiter represents growth and abundance but can bring about the ability to get lazy and possibly gain weight if not entirely careful. You can find yourself  becoming more self indulgent during this time and you could gain weight if not entirely careful with sweet treats and tasty dishes, Leo!

On 7/20, Saturn (Discipline/Structure) resumes direct in your 4th House of home, family and domestic matters. There could be a tendency to exaggerate the facts and blow matters on the home front out of proportion. Your home life, areas pertaining to relatives, your residence and issues from the past begin can begin to speed up and show signs of effort and you will be able to better your home life and focus on those hopes you have for your home life during this time, Leo. There could be tension in the air on this date, so exercise caution when in the presence of family members and realize you could experience some sadness with regards to issues from the past or where your current hopes for your home and family life are involved. Lie low on this day for best results, Leo.

On 7/21 Uranus (Surprises/the unexpected/wake up calls) retrogrades in Aries, your 9th House of overseas travels, people in distant places, higher education, publishing and places a greater emphasis on your worldviews and highlights your spirituality, Leo until 12/21/14, Leo. During this time, you might look inwards when it comes to these areas. You might be surprised to find some unexpected developments when it comes to these specific areas during this long retrograde of your 9th House. With Uranus retrograde in your 9th House, you might tend to experience unstable forces when it comes to travel, publishing, legalities and while pursuing higher education. You could also be dealing with people from foreign countries and overseas during this time. Make sure you avoid reacting to anything that does transpire as the job of Uranus is to wake you up where you might have been stuck in a rut, Leo. The best way to navigate this erratic transit is by realizing that without change, there would be no growth. You will emerge a wider, more mature and educated individual before 2015 begins as Uranus will resume direct on 12/21. Pace yourself in these areas for ideal results and try not to let little interferences escalate into bigger ones. 

A New Moon forms in your 1st House on 7/26. Jupiter, the Sun and a New Moon in your 1st House bring about the type of fantasy that you only dreamed about or saw in the movies. Mark this milestone date on your calendar as new offers pour in and you are the center of any crowd! Your appearance, charm and personality will dazzle others and you can make a fresh start in any direction you choose. The goal is to have a plan and write out your hopes and wishes on paper and set your intentions for the coming year. In Astrology, the New Moon is your time to start fresh where you might have felt stalled, experienced any interference or challenges in the past, on 7/26, your worries melt away and luck is on your side! Realize others might be slightly envious of your good fortune, Leo!

Great days: 7/9, 7/13, 7/18, 7/23, 7/24 & 7/31
Not so great days: 7/3, 7/8, 7/19, 7/20 7/22, 7/25 & 7/29.

Sings involved: A Taurus, Scorpio and an Aquarius will play key roles in your month, Leo. With Taurus, you learn more about home, family life and realize that success is coming/headed your way - just not how you had envisioned it. With Scorpio, you gain access to confidential information that involves love, an ongoing romance or your marital status. A Scorpio provides you with the incentive to go after who and what you desire this month. An Aquarius helps you with promotion, public relations and career matters. This could be a friend who turns into something more or be someone you meet by chance. Either way, you realize that your love is returned this month and you decide to refuse to be held back by people who lack vision, talent and creativity.    It's your month to shine, Leo!