2011 Horoscope Forecast
Leo the Lion in 2011
reclaim your world!
Happy New Year, Leo! Let me start off by saying that 2011 will be a very good year for you. And here is why.
Giant Jupiter will travel through fiery Aries during the first five months of the year. Aries is a good placement for Jupiter vis-à-vis your own sign; a fire sign makes things turn the way you want them to, Leo being a fire sign too. It is not just good luck for you, but also for the other two fire signs of the Zodiac, Aries and Sagittarius.
While in Aries, Jupiter will work on opening the doors of travel for you. You'll be invited (or sometimes tempted!) to pack your bags and take off to a faraway land. If you're looking to continue your studies abroad, to emigrate or even take a long vacation, then 2011 will be the year to do so, especially during the first five months.
2011 is the year when you will want to explore what is beyond the familiar world for you, as if a burning fire for knowledge has suddenly burst within you. As a consequence, a large number of Lions will visit foreign countries to learn about the different cultures that exist in this world.
Others will consider higher education or post graduate studies, particularly legal or religious ones. Will you succeed in those studies? Well, you have no reason not to, because Saturn is in your house of education urging you to commit yourself, so you will do a great job! Saturn in Libra will make you work hard on everything related to thinking and communication.
Students must be very diligent and sometimes work even harder than their peers. Reading, writing and speaking and just communication in general could prove difficult, wrapped up in caution, or formality.
Saturn in Libra could also indicate difficulties with transport for you, Leo. Transportation could be hard to get, or to deal with. Your car could fail you several times for example. In that case, deal with the roots of the problem instead of applying a quick fix. Buying a new car could be the solution, if you can afford it as sometimes Saturn's message is to get rid of unnecessary burdens. For example, why even own a car if you don't really need one?
On the 5th of June, Jupiter will cross the finish line of Aries to enter Taurus, which represents the career sector for your sign. Having seen you completing your studies over the past five months, Jupiter will next start working on your status at work, or in society as a whole.
For the rest of the year, you will feel as if you are not satisfied with what you are nor with your achievements, and you will be inclined to pour your heart out at work to prove yourself. As a result, some of you will ask for a bigger post or a promotion, while others will be offered one without even asking! In any case, you have to know that these advancements will be preceded by a great deal of work.
Relationships: the Journey to the Heart
Get ready for terrific times in love starting the 8th of January, when Venus enters adventurous Sagittarius, your house of fun and romance. Then, on the 21st of January, Mars and the Sun will enter your house of marriage. Two days after that Jupiter will enter Aries and things really couldn't get better for you, dear Leo!
Life remains on the up-and-up when there will be a conjunction of planets around the 10th of February in your house of partnerships. February and March will be two great months to fall in love, propose and even to get married. Jupiter in Aries, Saturn in Libra and the conjunction of Mars, Mercury and the Sun are blessing those times for you, Leo.
Starting the 21st of February, people you know, friends or family, will start to assist you financially. You should receive money unexpectedly, from different sources perhaps from your own partner. Why don't you plan a romantic vacation during these times with your love?
By the 21st of August, Venus and the Sun will have reached your house of personal income, so there couldn't be more perfect timing! By this time, Jupiter will be in your house of career and in good aspect with Pluto in your house of work, so you will be definitely enjoying the rewards coming from your business or job.
Home and Family
Venus and Mercury swish through your home sector in October in less than thirty days, so there won't be too much emphasis on this area. Nevertheless, their passage will clash with Mars in your sign and with Neptune in your partnership area. This can be interpreted as receiving guests (that perhaps you don't really want) at home, but also deception and conflict with your mate or partner. A strong female presence is indicated.
Another more pleasant interpretation is that a number of Lions will purchase new or additional furniture to embellish their home; others will roll up their sleeves (or hire someone) to repair or beautify their den.
In any case, if you're feeling uptight in October, avoid any arguments or disputes with your love or with those at home as the phase will be over before you know it.
Work and Health
Ambitious Capricorn, your sixth house of work and health, will receive a solar eclipse on the 4th of January. So why not have a checkup to identify the reason for your malaise? Your physical condition could need urgent attention and fast action!
Avoid brashness and imprudence around this date, especially when driving. There is also a risk of injury while using sharp metallic tools. Some of you might run a high fever, but don't take any new medicine without checking the instructions carefully first.
Pluto in your health sector will remain in conflict with Uranus in Aries and with Saturn in Libra for a long time this year, which implies that you will be prone to sudden physical ailments. Problems related to the kidneys, the pancreas and the neural system are on the top of the list. Take your medicine on time and do not overlook or ignore any discomfort.
Workwise, your job, or the way you do it, will be subject to several changes. Don't stand up to the boss, or your supervisor, and you will be fine. Some of you will, however, leave your current employment to take up better offers elsewhere. Be sure you do not take on more responsibility than you can comfortably handle, or your health is likely to suffer through overwork.
Career and Finances
Career prospects improve after the 5th of June, when Jupiter will enter Taurus, the sign on your mid-heaven, the house of career and public image. Jupiter will remain in transit through your house of career even after 2011 is over, so you can expect a real boost this year and the next.
Jupiter's move into determined Taurus in the last half of 2011 will appeal to Pluto in ambitious Capricorn and together they will elevate you above others in your workplace. In 2011, your supervisors will finally recognize the good work you are delivering and as a result you will be offered a raise or a promotion. Alternatively, you could receive a surprising job offer that will increase your income significantly.
Anyway, don't sit around waiting for that to happen. If you're stuck with a crummy job and an avaricious employer, then go out there and start looking for a new job, as the Zodiac will be very favourable starting mid-May. The chances of getting a promotion or finding a better job will be highest after November 12th.
2011 will be a memorable year for you, Leo, as it will be the year when you can gain the position or the social status of your dreams.
Mercury moves into retrograde motion three times a year, for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds a time of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications. The breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention, simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making, or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde phase can efficiently show where problems might lie, helping us with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements at these times! What you think you've said and what others have understood will often prove to be two different things.
Mercury's first retrograde period will last from the 30th of March until the 23rd of April in your house of travel and higher education. If you're travelling then you could find yourself subject to untimely delays or changes of plans that will force you to reschedule. Travel is not advisable while Mercury is retrograde. If you are undertaking university studies or advanced training, this retrograde period will offer you a second chance to think things over before making a decision.
Mercury's second retrograde period will start on the 3rd of August and will end on the 26th of the same month. This one will happen in your own sign with Mercury conjunct charming Venus and the life-giving Sun, your life-ruler. It should a very good time for you, Leo: you just need to think very carefully before making up your mind about any subject and weigh all the pros and cons.
Be careful of what you say to people, because you might say something that you will regret later on. Don't make any major decisions during that period. Take your time and think things over, especially if they are related to business, work or marriage.
Mercury retrograde for the third time will occur in your house of speculation starting on the 23rd of November and ending on the 12th of December. If you're a gambler, be very careful. By this time, Mars will be in your house of income and if you're not careful with your money, you could end up losing a large sum over a game or risky investment, or through one of your romantic affairs. You could also spend money while caring for your children, who will need more attention than usual during this retrograde period.
Lunar Life with Lady Moon
Your Full Moon happens on the 18th of February. It will be a very good time to commit. . . legally or otherwise. The timing could prove testy, so hang on in there. Full Moons are moments of clarity, when you should have a clear view on what needs to be done for this year, especially if a decision to leave the country is building up inside you.
Your New Moon will be on the 30th of July, a perfect time to get yourself into any new project. You will have to study your situation very well, because this Lunation will be followed by a Mercury retrograde phase, which heads back into your sign in August. So whatever the decision, be sure to think it over thoroughly.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls. Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters of home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and children. Both may affect your health.
The first eclipse will occur in Capricorn, your sector of health, on the 4th of January. Take especial care of yourself two weeks before and after that date. Why don't you visit the doctor for a general checkup? If there is a recurrence of an old illness, you might learn around that date that you will need to undergo an operation. Those of you who are completely healthy will have to avoid any verbal clashes at home, work and pretty much anywhere! Another bit of advice, watch for accidents when travelling or driving.
The second eclipse will be on the 1st of June in chatty Gemini, your house of friendships. This one carries benign effects, so get ready to meet new friends. This eclipse also promises you rewards from your career sector, or previous investments, with the opportunity to make a new start leading to great progress. A total lunar eclipse follows at the Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 15. Travel plans may be upset, or educational connections disturbed by miscommunication and emotional displays that disturb everyone's equilibrium.
On July 1, a third solar eclipse will occur in protective Cancer, your house of secrets. Be careful not to let anything confidential slip, as some people will be there waiting for that kind of information to sabotage your success.
The fourth solar eclipse will be on the 25th of November and subsequent lunar eclipse on the 10th of December. This interval of time will be very peculiar for all signs because these eclipses will happen while Mercury is retrograde. In your case, they could signal the end of a romantic affair or relationship. Retrograding Mercury means that you will be thinking things over very carefully before making a decision, if you are sensible that is! Keep in mind that any risky venture is highly unadvisable at this time. As I said earlier in this forecast, take extra care of your children as one of them could need your urgent attention.
That sums up 2011 for you, dear Leo. Don't forget to follow our daily, weekly and monthly forecasts throughout the year.