As a Fixed sign, Leo, you tend to like your routines – but 2020 will be dominated by a shift in your attitude toward routines, daily life, and the stress of feeling hemmed in. The year’s major astrological event, the rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction, occurs in your health and everyday work zone, suggesting that pressure is mounting and that something has to give. During 2020, you’re likely to discover that no, you can’t do it all, have it all, succeed in it all. You’ll learn to re-assess your priorities and to shift your energies into better balance – but it won’t be an easy ride.
The year starts as it means to go on, with a Lunar Eclipse in your spiritual zone, underlining that you’re tired, jaded and unsure where to go next. Shortly thereafter, on January 12, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction becomes exact. Its effects will linger through the year, but in mid-January you can expect the first of your wakeup calls, possibly health related.
During February, Mercury turns Retrograde in one of the deepest psychological parts of your chart, so this is a good time to start mental health therapy. At the same time, Mars shifts into your health and everyday work zone, which should bring two things: A boost to your vitality and an increasing urge to work even harder. Don’t allow the second to sabotage the first.
March’s astrology brings stability to your closest relationship, as Saturn shifts into your love zone, but in April and May Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all turn Retrograde. These energies will give you a chance to reflect on your work and your relationship, and perhaps to start removing things which are causing angst but no reward. However, be careful – don’t allow anger or resentment to cloud your judgement, Leo, especially once Mars arrives in your intimacy zone in May.
A Solar Eclipse in your spiritual zone in June highlights once again the need to escape from the pressures of everyday life. During July, the Sun opposes the loose Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction, neatly symbolizing the tug of war between your desire for peace and quiet versus the tumult in your busy day-to-day life. A Lunar Eclipse in your health zone in July could be another turning point, proving to you that something simply has got to give.
August and September are months when you can start again from a more peaceful and stable base; perhaps getting accustomed to new and less stressful routines or necessary health adjustments. A tricky Mercury Retrograde in your family zone in October needs careful handling, and there could be some family secrets emerging at this time – but overall the last few months of 2020’s astrology brings a stable time for you, when you’ll start to feel more settled and confident.
In December, bountiful Jupiter shifts into your love zone, while a Solar Eclipse in your dating zone and the arrival of Venus suggests a much more fun approach to your love life. The well-meaning Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in your love zone in late December also suggests that 2020 ends on a romantic high.
Love and Romance
Your love life gets off to a good start in January, with Venus transiting your relationship and then passion zone, while energetic Mars is in your dating and fun zone. However, your love life may be overshadowed by high-pressure events in your health or your everyday stress levels. So, make the most of loving interludes while you can, Leo, as the joy you’ll get from your love life will help you to face anything else life throws at you.
March is a standout month for romance, with the arrival of stabilizing Saturn in your love zone, shortly to be joined by amorous Mars. This is an excellent month for a wedding, engagement or other long-term commitment, although do be aware that Mars can bring anger as well as passion!
If you’re single and looking, April looks like a good month for meeting someone new, with Venus shifting into your social zone. Someone you previously considered a friend could reveal they feel something more intense – whether that feeling is mutual is another matter. With Venus turning Retrograde in your social zone in May, and Saturn similarly turning Retrograde in your love zone, astrology suggests you’ll have some careful thinking to do about whether or not you want to rock the boat for the sake of a new love.
With Mars shifting into your passion zone, impulsive decisions may seem almost irresistible, but they inevitably come with a cost. This may be sharply illustrated by the Lunar Eclipse in your risk zone in June. Whatever you do or choose not to do, Leo, make sure it’s an informed and well thought out choice, as the repercussions – either way – are likely to last for months, until Venus settles into your spiritual zone in August. There, Venus will give you a break from intensity, and will allow you to take a more spiritual view of your relationships, perhaps strengthening a karmic bond.
In September, Venus arrives in Leo, and this month should see you at your gregarious and lively best, especially in romance. If you’re dating, this is the time to go full-on Leo, which is likely to charm just about anyone!
In October, the focus shifts slightly away from your love life and toward your family life. Mercury Retrograde occurs in your family zone, so communication within the clan could be tricky at this time – especially between you and your kids, or between you and the older generation. Dig deep to find some tact and patience. Once Venus arrives in your family zone in November, the worst of that episode will have passed.
Romantically, December is the highlight of 2020, Leo, as generous, warm-hearted Jupiter arrives in your love zone. This month also sees a Solar Eclipse in your dating and fun zone, and the arrival of Venus in that area too – so perhaps someone new on the scene sweeps you off your feet. Once Jupiter conjuncts Saturn late in the month, something highly significant to your love life takes shape, and it will be a very positive landmark, too – what’s not to love about that?
Money and Career
As mentioned, Leo, the major planetary energies during 2020 are focused on your daily working life and the stresses and pressures that may inflict upon your health. It’s vital, starting at the very beginning of the year, that you pay attention to how your work and your health are linked, and that you make the right choices when it comes to prioritizing your career or your wellbeing – because the astrological line-up this year suggests that the one will, temporarily at least, have to come at the expense of the other.
With Mars in your risk zone in January and then pushing into your everyday work zone in February, you may start the year with a somewhat cavalier attitude toward all this, despite some potential health-related shocks in January. Venus spends this time in your resources zone, so financially, all seems well – but if you have ignored January’s warning signs, a tense opposition between Mars and the Jupiter-Pluto alignment in late March could bring yet another work and stress-related shock. Venus moves into your career zone in March, so use her astrological energies to try to create less stressful, kinder, more pleasant working conditions for yourself.
Pluto turns Retrograde in your health and work zone in April, as does Jupiter in May. These months are a time to carefully consider your routine and the demands you place on yourself. Cut out things which don’t serve you and demand fair treatment at work. If you’re being put upon by others, that is not sustainable. You have more power than you think in this situation, Leo, and you can negotiate a better solution.
Financially, Mars’ arrival in your resources zone in May is a positive astrological sign that your income can increase, or at the very least that your debts can fall. The Lunar Eclipse in your risk zone in June, however, warns against taking any kind of risk with money then. Play it safe and seek expert financial advice if you’re investing or spending large amounts of money.
During July, the major tensions between your health and your work are revealed yet again, as the Sun makes a series of opposition to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, coupled with a Lunar Eclipse in your health zone. This could be your final opportunity to turn things around, so do not ignore the signs that you’re still taking on too much. You may fear that cutting back on work will adversely affect your income, but the financial signs remain positive.
Indeed, in October, Venus moves into your money zone, which is usually a good sign of increased wealth – and spending to match. Late in October, Venus trines the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto trio, suggesting that increasing income is linked to decreasing stress, which would certainly be a win-win!
As the year draws to a close, watch out for a Solar Eclipse in your risk zone on December 25. Venus moves into your fun zone around this time, suggesting that over-spending could be an issue, Leo. Avoid splashing out more than you can afford or getting caught up in holiday buying madness.
2022 may bring challenges as you struggle to balance your career ambitions against your family life, Leo, but you start the year in fine style with a Super New Moon in your wellbeing zone on January 2nd – perfect for New Year resolutions!
Early unease in your relationship may start around January 14th, however, when Mercury turns retrograde. The New Moon in your love zone on February 1st is typically a positive sign, but the Full Moon in your own zodiac sign on February 16th hints at stormy emotions; you may have misjudged your partner’s level of agreement with your plans. The following day, Jupiter sextiles Uranus in a rare show of opportunity – this aspect impacts the passion and career zones of your natal birth chart, so this is a good time to win your lover’s heart and mind about your career ambitions.
On March 6th, Venus and Mars both move into your love zone, upping the passion but also increasing the angst. On April 12th, a rare and magical Jupiter-Neptune conjunction occurs in your emotional debt zone – use this energy to seek healing, reconciliation, mutual understanding and forgiveness, ahead of the Solar Eclipse on April 30th, which may cause shocks and upheavals around your career.
Jupiter changes zodiac signs on May 10th, sweeping into your travel and adventure zone, promising much joy if you can abandon your fixed nature and be more spontaneous with your partner this year. However, repercussions around your work-life balance continue with the Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on May 16th, so you may need to focus on keeping the peace.
When Mars shifts into your career zone on July 5th, you will have opportunities galore. Focus on being the best you can be during July, ahead of the very promising Leo New Moon on July 28th.
Despite the good news on the career front, unease still continues at home; August 11th may be a particularly important day, with an emotional Full Moon in your love zone at the same time as Venus moves into Leo. The message here is to act with sincerity and love, from the heart, even when times are tough.
Look to the arrival of Mars in your social zone on August 20th for some fun – under this very sociable influence, you can enjoy parties, day trips and other activities.
On October 23rd, Venus brings calm and harmony to your family zone, but just two days later the Solar Eclipse in this area of your natal birth chart may rock your stability. The accompanying Lunar Eclipse in your career zone on November 8th points towards difficult choices, as does a very tense opposition the following day.
Hold your nerve and keep making decisions with the highest good in mind. This very difficult astrological period does have an end in sight, notably on November 23rd, when a New Moon in your joy zone makes it all worthwhile in the long term.
Love and Romance
If you are in an established relationship, 2022 will bring challenges to your work-life balance and the harmony of your home, but with your career set to enjoy excellent success, know that any such angst will end well eventually.
You start the year on the backfoot in love, with Mercury retrograde in your love zone from January 14th. However, the New Moon in this area of your natal birth chart on February 1st is exciting – if you are single, this is a very good time for dating.
Passion – for better and for worse – is set to increase in early March; the Pisces New Moon in your passion zone on March 2nd may be intoxicating and is swiftly followed by sign changes for both Venus and Mars into Pisces on March 6th and 15th, putting them front and center of your love life.
If you’re in a relatively new relationship, it may feel quite fated around this time, especially on March 12th when a rare and mystical Jupiter-Neptune conjunction highlights karmic links. Two days later, Mars piles on the drama with a sign change into your passion zone, so there should be some memorable moments here for sure.
On April 30th, a Solar Eclipse in your career zone is highly likely to have repercussions at home, particularly in the run-up to the Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on May 16th. Spend a few weeks reminding and actively showing your partner how much you care, offering reassurance and listening to their needs. The Super Full Moon in your dating zone on June 14th is a good time to rekindle your magic together.
August looks set to be an important month for your love life particularly around August 11th, when Venus moves into Leo at the same time as an emotional Full Moon shines from the romance sector of your natal birth chart. Very meaningful connections can be made at this time if you’re single; in an established relationship, it’s all about remembering why you fell in love, despite external stresses and strains.
October 25th is a Solar Eclipse in your family zone, so there could be some more shocks in store if your partner is not fully on board with your career trajectory. A few days later, Jupiter moves backward into your passion zone, so your relationship may noticeably cool while you and your lover try to work out your differences. Look to the Lunar Eclipse in your career zone on November 8th for a resolution one way or the other.
If your relationship remains under pressure, try not to panic. Mid-November brings much brighter news, with Venus changing signs to add magic and joy to your love life; a New Moon in this area of your natal birth chart adds to the relief on November 23rd.
This means that the festive period should be romantic and harmonious, especially if you can travel – Jupiter moves back into your travel zone on December 20th, making this an ideal time for a romantic getaway.
Money and Career
Work-life balance is not easy for anyone, even at the best of times, but for you in 2022 exciting career news does become a mixed blessing; on the one hand, you are really going places; on the other, your family life feels the strain.
Work begins well in the first half of this year with a Super New Moon in your work zone as early as January 2nd. Watch out for becoming a little too arrogant or bossy in late January, however, when Mars in this area of your natal birth chart gets too pushy. The early Mercury retrograde period this year ends with Mercury turning direct in your hard work zone on February 4th, so that will help.
On February 17th, a very positive sextile between Jupiter and Uranus is an ideal opportunity for linking passion and your career – if you can show your partner how invested in success you are, then you may start to win their support.
The first quarter of the year is an excellent time to practice manifestation and gratitude too, particularly around April 12th when a rare and beautiful Jupiter-Neptune conjunction shows you a huge sense of purpose around clearing emotional debts as well as financial ones. Two days later, Mars backs up this message too, arriving in this area of your chart and boosting your confidence further.
April 30th is an important date, being a Solar Eclipse in your carer zone. Between then and the accompanying Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on May 16th, you may have to make important decisions around your career progression and ambitions. As a fixed sign, you probably prefer to err on the side of caution, but a Super Full Moon in your risk zone on June 14th highlights what can be achieved if you’re willing to take a leap of faith.
Mars pushes into your career zone on July 5th; this, together with a Super Full Moon in your work zone on July 13th and an optimistic Leo New Moon on July 28th suggest that great progress can be made in this period. Keep promoting your skills and talents; this is not the time to be shy.
Watch out for some over-spending in late August and early September; a New Moon in your money zone on August 27th is inspiring, but with luxury-loving Venus clouding your judgment, you will struggle to stick to a budget. Retrograde Mercury moves backward in your money zone in late September, so be careful.
Two more Eclipses – Solar on October 25th and Lunar on November 8th may force you to choose between work and family, but know that this tension is only temporary. Choose with your heart, not your mind; whichever choice you make, there will be consequences, but you are more than equipped to handle them. The New Moon in your joy zone on November 23rd suggests that matters will quickly settle down.