10 August, 2010

Finding Leo

Okay. I'm sure this will sadden someone: I'm not buying any of this pseudoscientific mumbo-jumbo. It is, however, very entertaining. I post it so that those of you who are believers will know what to expect from me in the coming year.

My Reading
Turning over a new leaf is a big theme this year as this is a period of new beginnings for you. Love relationships are in focus as you attempt to bring balance and equality into this area of your life. Holding on too tightly, however, can lead to resistance. The major key to success this year is managing to keep your feet on the ground and your expectations realistic. Positive connections can be made through learning endeavors.

2010 is a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time, when it is easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year, when opportunities for "play" time are greater than usual. It's also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice - reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.

The New Moon in your Solar Return chart suggests that you will instinctively begin a new phase of your life this year. A decisively new direction has come about in your life. This can be an emotionally stimulating time in which you feel the urge to initiate and project, even if you are not quite clear about what you are projecting. Much of the energy in your life can have a magical quality to it as things are just automatically going in a certain direction. It is important to be intuitive at this time and allow the natural course to show you the way to the next step. Surprises pepper your year. New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as the year unfolds.

Your feelings are especially grand and dramatic this year. You are striving to present a "new and improved" you to the world, with a fresh, spirited, and assertive attitude.

Taking love seriously this year is very likely. Some of you will be taking a more casual relationship to the next level; others will be examining existing ties more closely. Pushing too hard for a commitment, however, might only lead to resistance and even rebellion. Balance in your love relationships is what you strive for this year. You are more sensitive to imbalances in your relating patterns, and this can lead to some feelings of unrest and dissatisfaction. What's fair in your social interactions is what you are most concerned with. You want to grow rather than stagnate, and communication and stimulation are very important to you. Strong romantic passions are stimulated now, and the urge to be with your love partner is intense. Genuineness, commitment, and faithfulness are extremely important qualities that you are seeking in a partner this year. When it comes to love, you can sometimes struggle between sticking with familiar habit patterns and feeling like you need more. There can be some see-sawing as you try to find a balance for your needs for both stability and excitement. While there is a strong urge for security and familiarity in love, there can be some disruptions to these patterns. As well, intensity of feelings are prominent, and you could be dealing with fears, in yourself or in a partner, that can manifest as possessiveness or manipulative behavior, which should be watched for.

You have an especially strong urge to get on track financially, to buckle down, to budget, and to save. However, there can be times when whim overcomes you, or there can be disruptions that throw you off course temporarily. There may also be a large purchase that requires you to alter your budget.

You are likely to make important contacts through learning, communicating, and mental pursuits this year. The period ahead is sure to be an intellectually stimulating one in which the exchange of ideas with others figures prominently.

In April 2011, you benefit from transiting Jupiter trine to your Sun, and this is a time to find ways to improve your life and your satisfaction from life. Resolving conflicts with others is favored, as you come across in a more favorable light than usual. Jupiter is giving your ego a boost, and it's likely a much-needed boost. New visions of the future and new inspirations are likely to come along with this transit. You are likely to feel very good and confident during this period.

Saturn in opposition to Uranus around the time of your birthday suggests some restlessness. Attempts to assert your individuality, freedom, and originality undermine your feelings of groundedness and security. Yet, you are not satisfied when you conform. There may be sudden and unexpected twists that force you to do something different or that help free yourself from old habits. Adjusting your plans is in order, and striking a balance between convention and innovation is the challenge. Setbacks tend to be temporary and often lead to new, more creative paths or solutions. Ambivalence is likely and could color many of your interactions.

Jupiter joined with Uranus is also found in your Solar Return chart, and this suggests the need for progressive change in your life. You might take risks (perhaps, but not necessarily, foolish ones) for the sake of freedom. You are open to new energies, approaches, and attitudes. Fortunate events occur as a direct result of your willingness to entertain the unusual and to think outside of the box. Enthusiasm runs high, the desire for freedom from restrictions is strong, and thirst for adventure is with you.