This is a year in which to back yourself, Leo. You have been given confidence, warmth, and love in droves, now is the time to use it. Career and love are both big topics for you this year, if you’ve been feeling stuck for a while, this is where you finally can get moving. You have the fieriest energy between the 11th of June and the 9th of October, but be wary of love conflicts, financial problems, and creative blocks between the 23rd of July and the 4th of September. Take your time as life unfurls for you, Leo, and follow your own light.
Who You Really Are
The royalty has arrived. Represented by the regal lion, Leo loves to love, to be loved, and to inspire love. Like a lion needs its pride, Leo needs affection, appreciation, and connection. And just like you wouldn’t mess with a lion, you wouldn’t prod a Leo without good reason. At your best, you are outgoing, warm, generous, and self-assured. On a bad day your pride, ego, and vanity can overwhelm you. Humility, decentreing of self and gratitude are important lessons for you in this life.
Leo is ruled by the Sun. A fixed fire sign, Leo is at home in the 5th house of pleasure, joy, creativity, and authenticity. The Sun rules the ideal self, the ego, and your identity. The stability, persistence, and dedication of the fixed signs combined with the passion, creativity, and spontaneity of the fire signs create a sign that is fiercely loyal, consistently enthusiastic, and who provides endless energy. The 5th house denotes the period of life when we become aware of our desires. These contributing factors produce an unstoppable force of a sign, whose passion is a gift they possess in bundles and give freely to others. Step into the sun, the spotlight, and the attention of those who adore you, Leo. You are here to shine.
Career and Money
This is a big year for career for you, Leo. Big change, transformation, and steady growth are in store for you from the 23rd of January until the 29th of August. From the 17th of March until the 11th of June it is a great time to put the work into career moves and long-term goals. The 16th of May until the 4th of September is an extremely abundant time for work-related expansion and opportunity. Take advantage by seizing each day and being clear about what you want. Move slowly and steadily, though, it can be easy to grab at anything while things are looking so bright. But you need something that you will love even on dark days. The rest of the year is a period of reflection, and you may find yourself going back over the changes from the first six months or changing your mind (especially during the lunar eclipse in Taurus on the 28th of October). Go with the flow.
During the full moon in Virgo on the 7th of March, take some time to organise your finances, reflect on your money habits and review your capital. From the 10th of September until the 8th of November it’s a good time to build up your portfolio, make thoughtful purchases and manifest abundance. The 10th of October in particular is a great time to create a new budget or open a new savings account.
Friends and Family
Your lack of social motivation is coming to an end around the 13th of January 2023. From then until the 25th of March you will as eager as ever to socialise, exchange ideas, and get to know new people. The 4th of April until the 27th of June is another time of social ease for you, and it’s a great time for making new friends, expanding social circles, and joining new groups or classes. The full moon in Gemini on the 27th of November may bring some tension as you are faced with some tough choices about the people you spend your time with. Make sure you are surrounding yourself with people who make you feel good.
Family and home life are fairly uneventful astrologically speaking in 2023 before appearing with a bang during the Scorpio lunar eclipse. This lunar event may bring up buried issues, long-held wounds, and any feelings of dissatisfaction you may have been suppressing. Reflect and consider what surfaces during this time, but don’t act immediately. From the 12th of October until the rest of the year, you will have more energy to put towards your loved ones, house, and sense of security. This is a great time to clear the air, discard what’s no longer useful and build family bonds.
Love and Romance
Your long-term relationships, partnerships and love life come into focus right off the bat in 2023, starting from the 3rd of January and going until the 3rd of March. This is a time when you might be feeling more confident, independent, and adventurous when it comes to love, and should use this time to work on being loved in your most authentic state. There may also be some tension in these areas until the 7th of March, as new responsibilities, priorities and boundaries cause friction as you and your partner recalibrate.
From the 23rd of March until the 1st of May, your long-term relationships may transform dramatically. This period can be uncomfortable but eases off after May as you find a more long-term balance. The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st of August will bring any commitment and relationship issues to the surface now, and you should use this time to reflect on your, your partner’s and your relationship’s needs.
The tension of intimacy gives way to lighter, more romantic themes after the 10th of November, and continues til the end of the year. Find love, fun and connection in adventure, new experiences, conversation and new ideas. An open mind is attractive to you during this period.
Your Year in a Nutshell
Generosity, warmth, and love are only sustainable gifts when you can give them to yourself as well as to others. Be courageous, outgoing, loving and kind to yourself in 2023. Your power is in your self-trust this year, Leo. back yourself.
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