December 2011 Leo Horoscope

The only constant is change

Looking forward to the holidays and making plans for the future are natural at this time of year, yet current events demand your attention now. On Dec. 1, an intense Venus-Pluto conjunction in your 6th House of Habits could undermine trust if you're unwilling to address a delicate matter in a work relationship. The Full Moon in fickle Gemini on Dec. 10 is a Lunar Eclipse in your 11th House of Groups that could lead to a change of teammates or conflict with a friend. The Full Moon's tense square to angry Mars sharpens an edge of criticism that can become destructive if it's not handled with care.

Mental Mercury turns direct on Dec. 13 in your 5th House of Fun and Games to create a significant shift. This could help you get your holiday plans back on track, as projects that were sidetracked during Mercury's three-week retrograde period now start moving forward again. Another bright note comes with Venus' entry into quirky Aquarius and your 7th House of Others on Dec. 20, encouraging you to seek new and different forms of pleasure with your partner or attract unconventional people into your life. The Sun's entry into Capricorn -- the Winter Solstice -- on Dec. 22 blends creative ideas with routine matters. Just don't expect events to roll out as planned since the Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24 prompts power struggles and springs surprises.

Keep in Mind this Month
Managing life's little details requires patience, but the effectiveness and efficiency it brings will serve you for years to come.


Key Dates for Leo

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Dec. 19 - 22: The Things We Do for Love
A slick sextile between the Sun and disciplined Saturn brings you a sense of authority and order on Dec. 19. Life looks sweet on Dec. 20 when bewitching Venus enters your 7th House of Relationships to make you more alluring, while the Sun's sextile to fanciful Neptune stimulates your imagination. Still, overindulging in pleasure or misreading the value of something or someone could prove costly with an excessive Venus-Jupiter square. The seriousness of the Sun's entry into cautious Capricorn and your duty-bound 6th House of Work on Dec. 22 is tempered by a trine to Jupiter that provides hope and vision.

Dec. 29: Volcanic Power
The Sun conjuncts Pluto today, forcing suppressed feelings up to the surface. Your fears and desires are intense, although you're tempted to bite your lip and stuff your emotions deep down inside where nobody can see them. It's safer and wiser, though, to let out some steam in the form of truth.