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Monthly Forecast

By Maria DeSimone

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Leo Horoscope: December 2012

Count your blessings

You are looking ahead to the future as the year draws to a close, thanks to broad-minded Jupiter remaining active in your 11th House of Dreams throughout the month. However, there is an uneasy tension between your long-term goals and what's currently happening at home and on the job due to annoying quincunxes to Jupiter from Venus and Mars on December 1.

You may be so imaginative on December 10 and 11 that fantasy overtakes reality when Mercury enters your 5th House of Romance just prior to squaring dreamy Neptune in your 8th House of Intimacy. Although your intentions may be good, you could mislead yourself, your partner or a love interest as sensual Venus repeats this pattern from December 15 to 16. Nevertheless, the extroverted Sagittarius New Moon on December 13 also activates your playful 5th house, helping you to get in sync with the holiday spirit.

Fortunately, you can keep your feet on the ground, because you receive solid support from loved ones as trustworthy Saturn in your 4th House of Foundations moves toward a collaborative sextile with potent Pluto in your 6th House of Work that's exact on December 26. This long-lasting aspect gives you the self-discipline to be highly productive, even with limited resources.

Although this is about thriving as much as it's about surviving, both Pluto and Saturn create pesky quincunxes with jovial Jupiter from December 20 - 22, reactivating the disconnect with your life purpose that you experienced at the beginning of the month. Thankfully, the emotionally charged Cancer Full Moon on December 28 falls in your 12th House of Destiny, and its opposition to transformative Pluto gives you a chance to change old habits that continue to limit your growth.

Keep in Mind this Month
An abundance of social activities keep your spirits high. Just make sure your enthusiasm to spread joy doesn't spread you too thin.

Key Dates for Leo

SUPER NOVA DAYS
December 19 - 22: Let the good times roll
It's time to reflect on how effectively managing your personal affairs can also move you closer to your life's purpose, when the Sun's entry into traditional Capricorn on December 21 marks the Winter Solstice. But cultivating self-discipline can be difficult as delicious Venus and jocular Jupiter entice you to explore new ways to enjoy yourself. This can prove satisfying as long as you don't overdo it. Venus trines radical Uranus on December 19, putting you in an experimental mood, yet her opposition to Jupiter on the December 22 makes it almost impossible to know when to stop. Meanwhile, Jupiter's crunchy quincunx to perceptive Pluto on December 20 and pragmatic Saturn on December 22 can shift your attention from the current holiday fun to worries about what next year may bring.

December 28 - 31: Back to the future
The nostalgic Cancer Full Moon on December 28 illuminates your 12th House of Endings, stirring up deep feelings as you contemplate how you can do better next year. The Sun's conjunction with unrelenting Pluto on December 30 can be problematic if you get into an argument, for you're not likely to back down. However, it also gives you tremendous firmness when making your New Year's resolutions. A thrilling Mars-Uranus sextile on December 31 adds an element of surprise to your holiday and assures a high-energy ending to this transformational year.

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