2014 Leo Horoscope Preview
2014 Leo Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Leo for the year 2014. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2014 Yearly Horoscopes.
Areas of Expansion in 2014 for Leo: Spirituality, Charity, Private Life, Personality, Body Image, Attitudes
Your Leo 2014 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
Until July 16, 2014, your spiritual world, compassion, private life, and tolerance continue to 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 mid-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, and for others there may be 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. You are preparing for a rich, rewarding cycle when Jupiter is in your sign (from mid-July 2014 to August 2015). 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. January-February and April in particular can bring pressures from work, minor health issues, 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. May is an especially strong month for strengthening ties with family as well as getting into better touch with your inner world and deeper feelings. It’s a time of healing, and a time for laying down solid plans for future stability.
From July 16th onward, your personality, image, and confidence in yourself begin to expand to new levels with Jupiter now in your sign until August 2015. You are seeing whole new possibilities. Your vision of life is panoramic.
If you’ve done your inner “work” well, this can be an especially rewarding period. Your confidence in yourself and faith in the world are growing exponentially. Freedom is something you seek, but be wary of the costs of freedom when it’s pursued without necessary attention to responsibilities.
This cycle is a strong one for creative and romantic expression, particularly because Jupiter rules your sector of romance, creativity, entertainment, children, and fun and entertainment. Expanding your horizons through higher learning or travel might also figure strongly. This is a time for aligning your behavior with what you believe is right. You are taking more “me” time, which is in fact long overdue.
You are seeking out a new beginning – a fresh start, of sorts – and your desire to do right is especially strong. Work or projects that you have been working on in private or behind the scenes may now begin to pay off. There is less focus on serving and helping others now, perhaps because this is no longer as necessary (for example, a child can go off to college, or even the end of a relationship that took up a lot of your energy and resources, for which you are now enjoying some level of freedom from), and now you can put some of your personal interests on the front burner.
You won’t feel much like sitting around during this period of your life. You are hungry for new experiences. Everyday stresses that may have frustrated you in the past now seem almost inconsequential, as your vision is lifted above the mundane. As such, your ability to manage stress and pressure increases. You are more tolerant in your attitude towards others, and you’re considerably more confident about expressing the playful, creative, and fun side to your personality.
September forward is especially strong for creative self-expression, finding yourself through travel or connections to different cultures and perspectives, and monetizing a hobby or pastime. New ventures can be especially successful. Life itself may not be changing significantly, but your own attitudes towards it and your perspective are entirely different – you’re seeing opportunities where you previously saw obstacles.
Potential negatives: Weight gain, pompous behavior, restlessness, over-confidence, wastefulness. See to it that these things don’t ruin an otherwise excellent period. As well, in your desire to “start over”, watch that you don’t blind yourself to responsibilities.
There might also be times, especially in August and early September, when others may be put off by your newfound displays of freedom and independence, or when you have troubles with self-discipline, budgets, and limits. Otherwise, this can be a time of opportunity. You might choose to pursue a hobby or creative activity with great passion. There can be a strong sense of release and freedom from previously limiting, rigid, or stifling conditions.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Home, Family, Inner Foundations
Your Leo 2014 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 off and on 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.
You can be filled with desire, or circumstances create a need, for more structure in your home life throughout 2014 and beyond.
Jupiter in your sign from mid-July forward can significantly lighten burdens in these areas, however. May, June, and August are also strong times for making the best of this influence. There can be an opportunity to turn a domestic dream into a reality or to work from home for some of you. Some of you could receive the support and backing for a home, and some could take in a relative. There can be periods of release and healing in terms of past conditioning and family life.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Belief Systems, Travel, Perspective, Education
Your 2014 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 2014. 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 2014, 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 April and December; and in February when Jupiter is involved in the equation.
From late September forward, significant opportunities can come your way, possibly through travel, publishing, promotional activities, favorable legal outcomes, or education. Some of you could meet a significant partner through some of these activities. This can be a very romantic and creative period. Certainly, you’ll find channels and outlets for self-expression that can be very personally rewarding.
Personal magnetism and appeal is especially strong in the first half of October.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Health, Work, Service, Routines, Home life, Family, Career, Learning, communications
Your 2014 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, and they will for many years to come. 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! February is strong for these matters, when you can get the support and backing of others. More challenging periods are possible in January, April, and December, when education, travel, responsibilities to others, or inner restlessness can interfere with your work or routines.
In 2014, your career and family life continue to 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.
New this year is eclipse activity affecting your sectors of learning, transportation, and communication. Your ability to manage the demands of daily life is tested, and changes may be necessary in order to become more effective. Your personal belief system is also evolving this year. Transportation can be a sudden issue. Opening up communications with others is a challenge but also a potential joy this year. Learning to slow down, to be sensitive to social graces and networks, and to sensitize yourself to others’ needs and communications without fear of being tied down, will release you from some of your nervous tension and help you to achieve more happiness and inner balance. Try not to run from small talk, even if you fear that you’ll waste your time.
With Mars spending the first half of the year in your solar third house, some time of which in retrograde motion, struggling with impatience in your communications, movement, and paperwork is even more likely. Learn to slow down and listen for best results.
See also 2014 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2014 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, and 2014 Love Guides/Horoscopes for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.
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