Leo the Lion in 2006
Self-Determination & Responsibility
Chiron, the wounded healer, calls one tune in 2006. Saturn
in Leo calls another. Learn to dance with both. Chiron
is in Aquarius, signalling a new era with romance and partnership.
Singles will find romance with unusual people that go against
'type'. This can be a beneficial time if you're prepared
to move past the simple 'lust and bust' encounter or the
'waiting for Ms/Miss/Mr Right' and develop a working relationship
with another human being. A new partner may change your
lifestyle or financial situation.
If you're in a partnership, you will find yourself relating
in a new way, needing new tools or methods to develop your
bond or understand each other more. You may work on your
relationship or have it work for you in a different way.
New activities or practices may put life together on a different
course. Anything from common interest groups to new health
practices or activities may feature. Your relationship may
change because of a changed financial picture for one of
Saturn, measurer of effort, in your sign, calls for self-determination
and responsibility. Serious endeavour and dealings with
authoritative bodies or people are your milestones. Some
of you may take on new partnership duties while others may
have to carry burdens alone because partners or associates
step back or choose a new direction. Some of you may feel
isolated because of work or conditions. It may be hard to
delegate or get others to pull their weight. Some of you
may take a heavier than usual load while others may find
yourselves separated from familiar people or points of reference
and 'go it alone'.
There may be a rise in status, one that will ask more
than you've had to give before. As sobering as this sounds,
there are rewards for sustained effort in doing what's required
or setting new directions. Though there is an emphasis on
completing outstanding matters, this period nonetheless
marks the start of an era. Step up, undeterred by what must
be done and you can set patterns and structures that will
carry you into the future. This era will see you become
a new or different person with your function or role in
relationships. Keep the polarity of Chiron and Saturn, cooperation
and self-responsibility, in balance throughout the year.
Mar and Jul in particular will bring this into focus.
Jupiter, lord of fortune, favours you from Nov 24th as
he enters Sagittarius. You'll have anything and everything
from parties, entertainment, luck and romance to speculative
or creative ventures and travel. Set the course, Leo! Jupiter
and Chiron harmonize, ensuring that partnership (romantic
or working) is the key to get your juices flowing and open
the way ahead. As Jupiter harmonizes with Saturn and Pluto
in the long term, anything is possible if you set your mind
to it, take personal responsibility and then commit to a
good working relationship.
Love and Money
Venus the goddess is retrograde in Aquarius and conjoined
with Chiron, as the year begins. There may be change or
interruption with partners or close associates. Someone
from the past may come back into your life. There may be
outstanding matters to deal with or it may simply be you
can take pleasure in a friendship renewed. Some of you may
deal with close friends or people connected with your partner.
Be accommodating. If there are outstanding money issues
with partners or close associates, sort them. Someone close
may have problems with money. Some of you may have to deal
with changeable people, especially women. Others may find
themselves separated from a partner or associate for a time.
Review the relationships in your life. View matters with
Jun 22nd sees the Lunar Nodes move out of Aries and Libra
and into Pisces and Virgo. As they do so, they clash with
Pluto, underworld god. This clash culminates in an exact
square in Oct. There could be changes with regard to income
or resources. You may have to move quickly in order to redirect,
to get into something or out of something. You may suddenly
need to go it alone or throw you lot in with someone. Three
eclipses affect your houses of money this year. Don't be
swayed to a gamble or a risk. Not all investments will prove
worthwhile. Good practical use of money that serves the
long term and accumulates worth is best till late Nov. However,
when Jupiter moves to Sagittarius on Nov 24th, a risk or
a gamble could save the day or lift your fortunes even higher.
Home and Family
Jupiter, the lord of fortune, is in Scorpio till Nov, bringing
change with emotional and domestic life. There may be home
improvement for some while others may relocate, even overseas.
Some will find housing conditions improve or change dramatically.
Family or emotional ties may be linked to overseas connections
or travel. People of status, foreign visitors, academics
or professional people may be part of your domestic life.
There may be intensity in their demeanour or experience.
You may be driven by a strong desire to know more or to
do more with your life. There may be strong feelings or
a high emotional state in the home. Sexuality and your sex
life could be powerful issues. For some, there will be a
'larger than life' feel to the goings on in the domicile.
You may have to make powerful decisions about emotional
or domestic life. These may involve sexual relationships
or finances and will mark the end of cycle. Good fortune
may come from attention to domestic matters. At times, the
atmosphere at home will be charged. There may be strong
words and high emotion. Delay important decisions during
January and November. Be careful about how much you take
Work and Health
Partnership is a key to good routines with work and health.
A partner may become a teacher and the road to new self-understanding.
Some may even undertake therapy or a healing journey to
get the best from partnership. Health issues may affect
a partner or close associate or a partner may change attitudes
or practices in healthcare, asking you to respond or do
the same. Shared health concerns may bring a new regime.
You may change your lifestyle to suit new personal or working
needs. On an individual note, with Saturn in your sign,
monitor your workload and stress levels so that you can
maintain your output or responsibilities. You'll need to
live a different and more responsible way to keep up with
what's asked of you or what you ask of yourself.
With Saturn in your sign, it is crucial to step up and
prove yourself, taking authority and responsibility for
who you are and what you do. Take the challenge. This may
sometimes seem a lonely road for, even though others are
around you, it's you that will have to bear the load and
deal with things in an independent manner. You may follow
a 'long term' plan or carry through an important task. You
may carve a path or set out for pastures new. Prepare your
ground. Plan. Rely on your judgement. Develop of sense of
'knowing' what you have to do then do it. You may be less
inclined to talk or disclose your feelings or your plans
in this period. Look ahead and shape your 'long term' future.
On November 24th, Jupiter moves to Sagittarius, opening
fortune's door and ushering in a time of creative endeavours,
speculative ventures, pleasure and romance. You may set
new activities, projects or ventures in motion, contributing
to your own career or even changing its course with a dash
of inspiration. Make the opportunity then take it!
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion three times
a year for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds
a time of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect
arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and
communications. The breakdowns that occur are a function
of neglect, inattention, simple misunderstandings or component
failure. They will often bring to the fore the very contingency
we should have planned for and didn't. When the retrograde
phase occurs, watch out for such possibilities as well as
putting off major decision-making or the signing of crucial
documents and agreements. We tend to miss things while Mercury
is in reverse motion and then have to come back and do them
again. A process of review in the retrograde phase can efficiently
show where problems might lie and help us with damage control
or the mending of things. Double check arrangements at these
times! What you think you've said and what others have understood
will often prove to be two different things.
Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, squaring Pluto, underworld lord, as he does so. You will
need to look at your spending and money handling with regard
to joint finance, credit arrangements and investments. You
will need to review your situation and make change or improvement.
You may have set your sights on something you really want
so now's the time to organize to get it. You may have a
change with spending goals. There may be discussion about
money in which there is disagreement. Work to resolve. Matters
concerning intimacy or secrets may come to light or need
to be discussed. Do so with honesty. This cycle ends on
Mercury turns retrograde in your sign on Jul 5th, in range
of a T-square with Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. You may experience
confusion or misunderstanding in relationships or personal
dealings. You may need to look at yourself and how you operate.
Are you being honest? Are there things unsaid that need
discussion. You may feel like withdrawing or stepping back
to think something over. A childhood or family matter may
preoccupy you. Focus on a new start with your conduct and
your relationships. Watch a tendency towards minor accidents
because of inattention. This cycle ends on Jul 30th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, in a
conjunction with Jupiter. Home, family or emotional life
will require your attention. Watch for small accidents or
problems at home. You may need to talk things over with
a loved one or a family member. It may be about money, the
running of the home or something much deeper. Someone may
arrive or depart the family or the household. Insight is
the key to change. Choose the expansive or generous solution.
This cycle ends on Nov 18th.
Your Full Moon comes on Feb 13th while there's still tension
in the air from the Grand Cross that marked the year's beginning.
Home and work, self and partnership, these are the areas
that need attention and a good working balance. Events or
developments may reveal how you feel about someone close.
You may have to demonstrate your feelings in action. What's
the 'give and take' of your situation? Errant spending or
over-indulgence may catch you out.
Your New Moon comes on Jul 25th, amid a ruckus with retrograde
Mercury that began in your sign but has now returned to
Cancer. Sort out what you really want and don't try to hide
things or keep them back. Talk over old issues and make
a new start in one way or another. Be honest and straightforward
in your dealings. Ask for help if you need it. Put an important
creative or spiritual practice in place.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the
end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction
or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which
the eclipse falls. Eclipses of the Sun may affect work,
direction and relations with people in authority. Eclipses
of the Moon may affect matters of home, family and emotions
as well as relations with women and children. Both may affect
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in
Virgo. There may be change with money or personal earnings.
You may have to review the budget. Set aside unnecessary
spending in order to purchase what's most important or useful.
A work or health-related matter may prove costly.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Aries.
There may be a change or an ending with a cycle of contact
or communications with overseas or foreign connections.
Study, travel or legal matters may be affected or interrupted.
Matters related to partners or close associates may change
your plans or alter the picture of what you want to do.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces.
Matters of money or erotic life will come to light, bringing
a sudden development, a change or an ending. Someone else's
desires or actions, hidden up until now, may be revealed.
You may realize what you really want as something or someone
slips away. You may have to adjust your spending as obligations
increase. An intense or controlling figure, probably female,
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo.
There may be a minor crisis with money or personal resources
that you will have to actively work to resolve. You may
need the cooperation of others to do so. Lifestyle matters
or romance may be crucial to the plot. Rein in 'leisure
or luxury' spending well before this date.