December Horoscope for Leo
(July 23rd – August 22nd)
This month you will reminisce and enjoy old friends and the memories that built your life. Idealism is high, but then there’s not much reality to December anyway, so you might as well live in your ideals. Relationships may be challenging for the first two weeks, so be prepared to work things out. If you’re single, unless it’s someone from your past, you’ll have to wait for the New Year to meet someone new.
Leos have a strong ego and so it appears they have confidence. It may be true for a few souls, but most Leos use their strength to overcome their vulnerabilities. They’re actually insecure. The ego always needs validation from others, a situation that never builds real inner strength. This is the stage of the journey when a soul is ready to put itself into the competition, because it believes they can be the best. They want the prize and it’s a big part of their charm – they have confidence. And even if they don’t -- they know how to fake it. For any fire sign, inspiration is essential to their soul. They have high ideals that are difficult to achieve, but it keeps them reaching higher and trying harder to do better. This is great as long as they know how to relax and accept wherever they are. Without acceptance there is no real peace and happiness. Life is like climbing a mountain, once you conquer a difficult cliff, it’s important to take a moment and enjoy the view and your victory. If you can do that, then the Leo energy will be in good hands.
The Full Moon on the 3rd emphasizes your 11th and 5th houses. The battle now is between your desire to have a good time, to be seen and appreciated and your need to make a difference in the world. Deep down you have a humanitarian heart, but only if you feel respected. That’s the key to you opening up and extending a helping hand. You know that others depend upon you, not just to be entertained, but to help them in their lives – you’re a guiding light. This month you’ll struggle with meeting your expectations and theirs. Find a balance, that’s the key to happiness.
Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius on the 3rd and direct on the 23rd. You may find that old friends come back into your life. Or perhaps you prefer to hang out at places from your past rather than the new “in” hot spots. There is a sense of nostalgia that will haunt you for a few weeks, so enjoy going down memory lane or reconnecting with those you care about. What you need to do is not sign any contracts if you can help it. It’s not that they won’t turn out well; you may not have all the information necessary to make the best decisions.
On December 20th Saturn moves out of Sagittarius and into your 6th house of work, health and how you give and receive to and with others. The truth is Saturn is not always a lot of fun and since you’re a sign that enjoys a good time, the good news is once Saturn leaves your 5th house, the party begins again. However, you will have to deal with your diet and your health. Don’t be upset; this is your opportunity to correct what needs to change. Work is intensified, because your responsibilities will be increased. Saturn is serious and it’s a demanding boss. So don’t expect to get away with much
The first two weeks of the month relationships may be challenging. Uranus your ruler of commitment is in opposition to Mars – together this energy creates disagreements and anger. If you’re prone to losing your temper, be careful. You don’t want to have regrets when you can avoid the problem. If you’re single, its not a good month to meet someone, there are too many changes in your life. However, you could reconnect with someone from your past. Leo rules the heart so love is very important to you. You need to love and be loved to really be happy. So don’t only focus on your career. You’re a lover at heart.
From the 1st to the 16th Jupiter will trine Neptune and distort your common sense by making your ideals more important than reality. If you don’t have anything serious to take care of at this time, enjoy the fantasy. If you do, use a practical friend to help ground you. Your career is where you need logic now. With Venus it’s ruler in trine to Neptune you may feel invincible and that’s not good for making important decisions. Try and temper your optimism and make sure you’ve acknowledge the challenges before you. If you do, a positive attitude is an asset. Of course the holidays are all about fantasy – the kind you can enjoy. Have a great holiday and a Happy New Year.