2013 Leo Horoscope Preview
2013 Leo Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Leo for the year 2013. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2013 Yearly Horoscopes.
Areas of Expansion in 2013 for Leo: Friendships, Groups, Causes, hopes, Spirituality, Charity, Private Life
Your Leo 2013 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
Until June 25, 2013, your connections to others, group associations, and friendships continue to expand and grow. Through groups or friends, you might even find a romantic partner. Single Leos might connect with a romantic partner through groups or friends - they might get a "referral", so to speak. Alternatively, a romance can transform into a friendship, a new spirit of friendship can enhance a romance, and creative opportunities can come through friends or group associations.
This is a time when you are filled with ideas about the future. You are planting seeds, so to speak, aiming to get started on projects that will reap rewards in the future. While this can be exciting, try not to take on more than you can handle. Your vision is quite optimistic, and you might over-estimate what you are capable of doing down the road! However, one or two projects can be inspiring and also quite innovative.
With more contact with others, whether it's about an expanded in-person group of connections or online, you are sure to come up with new ideas and to be inspired. Others can point you in new directions. You may be able to bring more creativity and originality to a team effort or group association during this period.
Potential negatives: Over-emphasis on activities that take you away from your practical responsibilities, too often. Some of you could struggle with a relationship that means more to someone than it truly is.
However, for the most part, you are likely to take advantage of this period in your life in order to expand your social life and friends base, and to dream up exciting new paths for the future. This influence has been in effect since June 2012.
From June 25th onward, your spiritual world, compassion, private life, and tolerance expand and grow. Matters from the past are magnified in your life now. You tend to sort through the attitudes that serve you well, and the behaviors that need to go in order for you to grow and improve - a cycle that runs until July 2014. This is generally a warm, protective cycle, although with Jupiter in the background in your chart, there may be some sense that you are not truly living or experiencing your life to the fullest. Your close personal relationships tend to be private and possibly involve some sacrifices. There could be an ending to a significant romance in your life, a private affair, or a relationship that you are unsure about. There can be a lot of energy poured into serving or supporting children or a romantic partner. For some of you, there can be work on a creative project in relative solitude or privacy.
Potential negatives: Escapism. You might often be tempted to escape your everyday responsibilities and challenges, and should avoid reliance on drugs, drinking, or other "glamorous" forms of escape.
Jupiter's influence is generally considered positive, and it is, ultimately. However, it acts to magnify the area of the chart that it affects, and at times it can be uncomfortable if you are having difficulties in this area. In your case, if you are lonely or if you feel helpless, and if you have troubles facing your past, then this influence can heighten these issues. Ultimately, it's for the good. The cosmos asks you now to surrender some of your attachments, and to surrender to the unknown. Releasing control is necessary. Building your faith is the work you are doing now. While your tendency is to play a supportive role to others, if taken too far, you will need to draw some boundaries when it comes to your energy and time. August in particular can bring pressures from work, health, or simply restlessness.
However, for the most part, you are likely to feel emotionally secure and supported during this cycle. Your perceptions heighten. Your ability to make sacrifices for others increases, and you might build your confidence in yourself as you help and support others. July is an especially strong month for strengthening ties with family as well as getting into better touch with your inner world and deeper feelings.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Home, Family, Inner Foundations
Your Leo 2013 Horoscope points to areas of contraction, restriction, and necessary "slimming down" in order to test for stable foundations. There are always areas of life that require more simplicity. Tests may be part of the picture as you learn that life with only growth and expansion can run away with itself.
The area of your life that requires a "back to basics" approach is the sector that rules home, family, your roots, domestic activities, living conditions, and security. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This influence has been with you since October 2012 and will remain an influence until September 2015.
Tests can come to your family life this year. The responsibilities and demands of domestic life can run high. There can be a feeling that others are not as sympathetic to you, or that they leave you alone to your own defenses during this period. In truth, you are learning how to stand on your own two feet, as well as to meet your responsibilities and to fix whatever it is that you have let slide in the past. At the end of this cycle, you'll have built a stronger foundation.
There can be an opportunity to turn a domestic dream into a reality or to work from home for some of you this year. Some of you could receive the support and backing for a home, and some could take in a relative.
You can be filled with desire, or circumstances create a need, for more structure in your home life throughout 2013 and beyond.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Belief Systems, Travel, Perspective, Education
Your 2013 Leo Horoscope points to areas of your life that seem to speed up so that you are able to take some risks, innovate, and revolutionize.
In March 2011, you entered a lengthy cycle in which your belief systems and knowledge change and develop, and this is active throughout 2013. You experience a spiritual awakening of sorts. Travel opportunities may arise. Learning needs to be exciting or cutting edge for you in order to keep your interest, but while you are less interested in traditional subjects or methods of learning, if you are on an educational path, be sure to "endure" some of these things so that your training is relevant to your career goals. Life experiences are unpredictable and exciting. You are embracing change and easily incorporate changes into your personality.
This may be a time when your life path takes an unexpected turn. Although this can happen in 2013, this influence spans many years. Make sure you don't shirk important responsibilities or jump on a bandwagon that is impractical, particularly when Uranus squares Pluto in May and October-November; and in August when Jupiter is involved in the equation.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Health, Work, Service, Routines, Home life, Family, Career
Your 2013 Leo Horoscope reveals areas of life in which change and transformation take place. It's a time for "out with the old, in with the new".
Attitudes towards work, services you provide for others, daily routines, and health continue to transform this year. This is a good period for ridding yourself of bad habits or routines, but be careful that you don't replace one bad habit with another! March and April are strong for these matters, when more structure can be brought to your home life. More challenging periods are possible in May, August, and October-November, when education, travel, or inner restlessness can interfere with your work or routines.
In 2013, your career and family life demand attention and changes are required in order to strike a balance between the two. You are likely to experience the greatest challenge but also the greatest joy in your domestic life this year.
See also 2013 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2013 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, and 2013 Love Guides/Horoscopes for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.
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