2011 Horoscope Leo
Yearly Horoscope: 2011 Predictions for Leo
We’ve divided our 2011 yearly horoscopes into 3 groups (or decanates) per sign for more accuracy. Remember that if you know your Ascendant, read forecasts for both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign. If you know your birth time, but don’t know your Ascendant, be sure to see How to Obtain Your Astrology Chart here.
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Leo (Born July 23 to August 2) – 0 to 10 degrees Leo:
2011: Leo Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
2011 Overview for all Leos. 2011 brings rewards as your spirited attitude and competent manner get attention, dear Leo! From January to June, you are benefiting from an attitude that attracts warm energy into your life. Daily stresses and strains just don’t seem to be as worrisome for you during these months, as you would rather focus on the bigger picture. Your view of life is broad, and even panoramic. You are setting your sights higher. Do not ignore opportunities to further your education and experience – you’ll use the lessons you learn from them to take better advantage of Jupiter’s transit of your career sector running from June 2011 to June 2012, which can bring more chances of promotion, a better position, or simply more enjoyment and fulfillment from your career. Leos thrive on recognition, and this transit brings it on. It’s not wise to rest on your laurels, or to take on too many new responsibilities, as much as you feel equipped to do so. More advice: you may be so tied up with projects that you have less time to fraternize with siblings, neighbors, and acquaintances than you used to, and they’re likely to feel the withdrawal. While attention to other matters seems to take precedence, don’t wall yourself up too much. Prepare yourself mentally for communication and transportation issues – mechanical breakdowns or more repairs may be necessary, particularly in February and March, 2011. Getting from A to B may be a little more stressful at this time, for any number of reasons. Those of you in the midst of studies should probably watch for sudden changes of heart in terms of the subjects they’re focusing on. Consider whether switching around programs is really worth the extra time. If it truly is, then go for it. Just be aware that you can be very impulsive at this time (after March). A long-term influence that has affected your partnerships for many years is nearing a close in 2011. This influence has likely brought some confusion or ambiguity, and possibly some disillusionment, to your relationships, and this can now be wrapped up and put behind you. Love relationships seem to be positive this year, with a greater need for enjoying adventurous activities together. You might find that your attractions are changing, as you may be favoring more confident and adventurous sorts this year. Single Leos may be finding more opportunities to find love through their career from June forward.
Jupiter entering Aries on January 22nd puts this planet of growth and expansion in your solar ninth house. From January 22nd until June 4th, you may have opportunities to travel, study, go abroad, expand your horizons, and meet people who are of diverse backgrounds. You might become more intellectually curious now, and academic pursuits are likely to benefit you and run smoothly during this cycle. Business dealings, particularly long-distance ones and those involving publicity and promotion, are likely to be profitable now. Legal matters might also work in your favor, or long-standing legal problems might now be ironed out. Some of you will be seeking legal advice and find it especially helpful now. A more faithful attitude towards life in general is likely now–you tend to feel that everything will work out in the end. Authors might get published now, receive good reviews, or they could significantly expand their audience. Travel is quite possible now, whether it’s business or personal. Educational and travel opportunities expand your horizons. Teaching and learning are favored now. Writing and studying flow more naturally now. This is also an excellent period for positive dealings with in-laws! Your mind is more expansive and tolerant, and you are under less stress than usual. You are less inclined to sweat the small stuff. These positive circumstances won’t necessarily fall into your lap, and are unlikely to come all at once. You need to keep your eyes open for opportunities in these areas of life. Watch for a tendency towards a “holier than thou” attitude.
From June 4th forward, Jupiter is moving through your solar tenth house. Increased public recognition and professional success characterize this position. This can be a time of achievement, career advancement, and success in business. Business-related travel or the reaching of a wider audience is possible during this cycle. Your worldly or public status may change for the better. There could be a promotion, new job opportunities, a diploma, an important award, or a marriage. You may come into the limelight. Authority figures or other influential people tend to look upon you favorably, see more potential in you, and readily help you along, so work it! Something might happen now, or circumstances are such, that your career (or professional interests in general) expands, and you find more joy and pleasure from your work. You could enjoy more freedom, or possibly even responsibilities, in your career. Integrity, directness, and honesty will get you everywhere now. The more willing you are to put yourself in the limelight, the more positive the rewards–this is not the time to be a shrinking violet! These positive circumstances won’t necessarily fall into your lap, and are unlikely to come all at once. You need to keep your eyes open for opportunities in these areas of life.
The most favorable periods for these matters occur while Jupiter is in direct motion in your solar tenth house, from June 4th to August 30th, and then from December 25th forward. (This transit lasts until June 2012).
Jupiter transits trine your Sun from January 22nd to March 12th, making it an excellent time to start new long-term projects. You might find that you feel subtly more vital, confident, and optimistic about the future at this time. It’s a good time to resolve conflicts, as you are not as easily angered by trivial matters.
Saturn transits your solar third house again this year. You are more productive, with a responsible and sometimes even somber outlook. Although you have a desire to make contacts, you are now rather preoccupied with learning or producing, and you may view idle chit-chat as a waste of time. You could feel an unusual pressure to structure your time and effort, and to cut out communication that seems unnecessary. Bouncing ideas off a special person in your life will produce great benefits. You are more able to accomplish something solid this year. By the end of the transit, you will have ideally gained a greater depth of understanding, having focused on information and communication that you really can use to feel more effective in the world.
For those of you born July 23-31 and those with a Leo Ascendant of 0-8 degrees, Pluto is in your solar sixth house this year, and you will need to watch for straining yourself by working too hard. During the course of this very long-term transit, you will be learning about new ways of approaching health matters, particularly by uncovering root or core issues. Your work and habits are also evolving.
For those of you born July 23-28, and those with a Leo Ascendant of 0-5 degrees, Uranus begins or continues its lengthy transit of your solar ninth house and trines your Sun. Pleasant surprises pepper your year ahead. You’re open to a certain amount of change and progress in 2011, and thus attract interesting and sometimes unusual events into your life. A few doors open to you as you express yourself more spontaneously this year. Connections with a broader set of people and experiences can be the catalysts for your changing, more open-minded personal philosophy. Your interest in learning, exploring, and branching out is renewed and fresh. Listening to your gut will serve you well, as long as you’re not listening to that part of you that fears change. Fortunately, it’s easier to make necessary changes in your life without making too many waves now. You are drawn to new experiences and ideas, and they contribute to your growth. You have a twinkle in your eye this year! Your own originality and uniqueness is bound to come shining through. You are slightly more outspoken, daring, and progressive than usual now. Events that occur this year tend to show you a different side of yourself, and could attract new people into your life. Any new friends or connections made are likely to be quite different than those you have had in the past. If you want to rid yourself of some unhealthy habits or past conditioning that has been undermining your confidence, this is the year to do it. Some of the people around you might be surprised at your newly found independence, but most will enjoy it. New intellectual interests are likely this year. Unexpected or unusual experiences tend to enhance your understanding, and a new perspective on your life is in store. An unexpected opportunity for travel may present itself, or new opportunities to further your education could arise. If you do get a chance to travel, which could come up quite suddenly, unusual and eye-opening experiences may be in store for you. The people that you meet this year tend to stir you into new ways of thinking. You are less inclined towards a personal philosophy that is traditional now, and attracted to more avant-garde or simply progressive belief systems.
For those of you born July 29-August 2, Uranus continues to transit your solar eighth house. There could be some ambiguities or unexpected happenings surrounding money that are part of your life but that don’t come from your own income. This includes such things as shared resources with a close partner, alimony, taxes, loans, and so forth. At times, this could throw you off balance. This position could also indicate a period of uncertainty surrounding your intimate relationships, and/or some experimentation with your sexuality.
The influence of Neptune is similar to last year for most of you. Neptune continues to transit your solar seventh house, as it has been doing for a number of years, casting some “fog” over your partnerships. You may be meeting evasiveness in a partner or potential mates. A more accepting or spiritual approach to partnerships may have been a way of life in recent years.
Eclipses in 2011 fall in your solar sixth and twelfth houses and fifth and eleventh houses this year. Circumstances urge you to rid yourself of guilt about under-performing, and to develop faith and trust in a larger more spiritual plan. It’s time to let go of some of your fears that you are not doing enough, to develop more compassion and understanding of others, and to be humble, feeling safe in the knowledge that you (and others) are not perfect. It’s time to let go of some of your obsessions with rules, details, and fears of not doing things perfectly. There could be changes necessary in your job or health routines. You can use this surge of emotional energy to make positive changes to your routines. Do something to improve your work conditions if they are annoying you. Get going on your exercise or nutrition program that you know you have to do in order to feel more balanced. Additionally, you will be learning about letting go of your attachment to the drama of romance and personal relationships, as well as your willfulness. You are called upon to learn about the value of the team. You may need to give freedom to your romantic partner instead of expecting him or her to follow a script of your own making. You learn the value of brotherly love and the benefits of a sense of belonging to a community. Events are such that you move towards a more objective approach to your life and you cultivate true friendships. A romantic affair may undergo deep, rewarding changes. If love is true, there’s nothing to fear. The demands of your larger goals in life may have been eclipsing your pleasure-seeking activities. Also possible, your children may be going through their own changes and “stages”, and need more attention now.
A positive connection between your tenth and sixth houses this year makes the latter half of 2011 a highly productive time in your life. Your sometimes Herculean efforts, paying close attention to performance and to details, will not go unrewarded! Some of your most natural talents–the things that come easily–also meet with reward and acceptance. Sometimes in life, those with their nose to the grindstone can be overlooked. Not so for you at this time. The details and the “little things” make all the difference. Perfecting your particular craft is natural this year. Some of you may find that your career is moving in a more service-oriented direction.
Jupiter trines Pluto in July and then again in October. This transit generally favors business, the law, and commerce. We might enjoy increased influence, faith, and insight now. The desire for more personal significance can lead us to give of ourselves or motivate us to more ambitiously pursue personal or professional goals. The ability to sway or persuade can be enhanced now. One of the most positive uses of this transit involves taking steps to better ourselves. We might solve a problem that has been in existence for some time, or capitalize upon a resource that was previously hidden or unacknowledged. Jupiter also forms favorable aspects to Neptune and Chiron from June forward. For you, romantic relationships can deepen and intensify. More intimacy and deep sharing are likely during this period. This is an excellent transit for rewarding romantic and sexual experiences. You are also able to focus when it comes to creative output, and could work quite doggedly at a particular hobby or craft now. Home life can be easier and happier.