The year 2016 promises to be a year of fabulous transformations! This change is a welcome sigh of relief and will help in grounding a lot of the transformations experienced both individually and collectively. Here’s why: Jupiter and Saturn. These very important planets’ transit into new signs, respectively, this past year.
Kicking off these transits is Jupiter, the planet of luck and fortune (I call it the “big things poppin’ planet”), who transited from Leo to Virgo on August 11, 2015. Virgo is an Earth sign, grounded, stable, detail-oriented, practical, perfectionist. The last time Jupiter visited Virgo was in 2003 and this is the first time in 12 years that such an important event has occurred in the sign of Virgo! Not to worry, every sign gets a turn, every year.
Not to be outdone in the season’s line-up of transformations, is Saturn. On September 17, 2015, Saturn, the taskmaster planet that teaches us structure, order, discipline, responsibility and hard-work, made it’s triumphant entry into Sagittarius. Sagittarius will lay the groundwork for the future by setting up structures that can stand the test of time, with the potential to last for future generations. Saturn teaches us the value of working hard for the things we desire.
When Saturn was in Scorpio (from October 2012 until December 2014), we experienced different forms of intense transformations and rebirth experiences in the Scorpio-ruled house of our charts. For some, the experience was akin to the mythical Phoenix, where we felt as though we had to rise from the ashes that used to be our lives, emerged stronger, wiser, with a deeper knowledge of self and best of all, able to build new structures from the transformations and life changing experiences of the past 2.5 years – that’s how long it takes Saturn to transit through each sign.
When Saturn entered adventurous, optimistic, broad-minded Sagittarius (in December 2014 – on Christmas Eve, to be exact,) for the first time since 1985-1988, we were glad to breathe a sigh of relief and try something new….new businesses….new hair…new makeup…new fashions….new relationships, new jobs, new locations…and so much more. We all carried the lessons learned from the previous 2.5 years into this new beginning. After all, Sagittarius loves branching out into new, uncharted territory.
Well….Not. So. Fast. On June 14, 2015 to August 2, 2015 Saturn’s retrograde back into Scorpio (think of a retrograde motion as a planet in reverse, moving backwards) felt like a teacher checking his students’ homework to ensure lessons learned were applied correctly.
Finally! On August 2, 2015, Saturn ended its retrograde in Scorpio and resumed its forward motion through the last degrees of Scorpio until it made its triumphant entry into optimistic Sagittarius on September 17, 2015, to stay there until Dec. 2017. Awesome, right?
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Creative, Stylish, Generous. Lover of all things fashionable.
Here’s a celebration of the fabulous things ahead for you.
Leo, you have had quite a spin expanding your beliefs, your identity, your sense of self, how you fit in with the big picture of life, your sense of purpose and your ideas on individuality within the context of traditional expectations, family/home obligations and what it means to be the renewed, empowered YOU, while still feeling the constrains of obligations/challenges.
Some of you may have felt a push ads pull effect between directing your energies into rising to the highest expectations you have for yourself, finding and keeping your happiness without upsetting the status quo OR fulfilling obligations that felt more like restrictions, leaving you discontented and frustrated.
Happy, fun-loving Leo, proud Queen of all you survey, you have learned how to strike the perfect balance between external expressions of personal/freedom and the internal restrictions/obligations against that freedom.
Finally, dear Leo, the reward for your royal sacrifice is here!
This year, of all the signs of the Zodiac, you have the very best opportunities for finding love by expressing what you think and feel verbally. Motivational speaking? Writing a blog about love? Screen play? Writing or publishing a book? Children’s author? Speaking? Singing? The options are endless!
Leo is not known for loving boring routines, however, getting out of your comfort zone when it comes to developing a routine for your creativity is just what Jupiter (planet of luck) is asking you to do as he makes his visit to this section of your chart. You are being compelled to speak up because there is value in the knowledge you have.
Saturn (the taskmaster planet) will continue helping you define and structure your path to romance, creativity, self expression and developing your “voice.” Get ready to create valuable assets. In other words, you can have a clear shot at achieving Leo’s ultimate dream – Finding love while on a grand stage.