january 2013 Horoscope: Predictions for Leo
Pass that green juice! As the bold Sun sashays through Capricorn, your sixth house of health and organization, you’re tuned into your physical and mental well-being—and for more reasons that just a classic get-in-shape New Year’s resolution. The stars have aligned for an extreme life makeover, and you’re revved up to start 2013 in streamlined order. If that means cutting out carb-alicious comfort foods or tackling that daunting file cabinet stuffed with outdated papers, you’re ready for the challenge. (You don’t need to save your report card from college or the note of high praise from your high school acting coach…do you?) Since the sixth house also rules service to others, you may be inspired to give back. Or if you’re already actively volunteering, you may reevaluate your efforts, to see if you’re spending your time and talents most efficiently. Perhaps you should put down the soup kitchen ladle and use your artistic gifts to help a non-profit rebrand itself. However this plays out for you, you’ll take great pride in being an instrumental part of the solution.
Your fix-it instincts are especially on fire at the January 11 Capricorn new moon, a date your health and organization kick really takes flight. With clever Mercury, beautifying Venus and transformational Pluto also gathered in Capricorn, you’re up for an inside-out transformation. Hear that alarm bell ringing? Yep, it’s time to get to the root of what’s been throwing off your game. To get back into fighting shape, you may want to set an intention to detox from the deepest levels, surrounding yourself with positive people and conversations. Nudge yourself away from any debilitating, perfectionist thoughts by playing tapes of positive affirmations
New moons have six-month cycles, so remember that neither Rome nor your reinvention was built in a day. Plant the seeds and set realistic goals. Where would you like to be midway through 2013, Leo?
There’s no need to go it alone, either! All month, energizer Mars is in Aquarius, your seventh house of relationships, giving you a strong urge to partner up or to resolve anything that’s been not quite working in your current relationship. (If you thought your love’s habit of eating tuna fish from a can was something you could live with, you might now see the underlying reasons this annoys you, i.e. it brings up your issues around self-neglect or your unmet need to sit down and bond over a proper meal.) Coupled Leos may fight more, but it could be necessary to clear out the refuse that’s been polluting your otherwise harmonious relationship. Just beware of taking out your frustrations on a partner. Instead of snapping at your love for changing the channel too quickly, take your own responsibility for your anxieties about whatever’s causing you worry: an ailing relative, your tenuous living situation, a nagging health issue.
Single Leos will be motivated to actively spark up your love life, and with a Mars-fueled boost of confidence, you’re willing to take a risk. The second half of the month serves up a few more cups of courage. On January 19, when the bold Sun and communicator Mercury move into Aquarius, your focus shifts to the most important people and relationships. After this date, you’ll look for ways to pair up or combine efforts. You’re not one for the lone-wolf lifestyle anyway, Leo, but during this time, you do best with a supportive partner-in-crime by your side.
And then…get ready for your close-up! The month ends with a January 26 Leo full moon, a big cosmic coming-out party for you. The last six months come to a grand finale or turning point, as results of a personal project or goal are made tangible. Seize the spotlight because this day belongs to you. One caveat: this potent full moon is square, a tense angle, to tough Saturn in Scorpio, your fourth house of personal foundations. You may feel that your roots or living situation are somehow preventing you from fully soaring. Your mother (or some other female relative or friend) could pour cold water all over your fiery enthusiasm, leaving you discouraged. Personal obligations (perhaps to your own children) or someone’s emotional demands could make you feel resentful, a la, “If only they didn’t need me so much—I could be so much farther along in life.”
While the answer to this quandary isn’t so cut and dry, you can find a solution by restructuring how available you are to your home and family. Plus, at the end of the day, any outside resistance only mirrors you own inner doubts. So instead of engaging in some high drama, take responsibility for every inch of your situation, i.e. no calling your mother to tell her if only she weren’t so critical, you’d have had the guts to start your own business. Leo, it’s your life, which means you get to chose your duties, as well as how you want to live in this big, beautiful world.