Yearly Horoscope

By Maria DeSimone

Leo 2016 Horoscope

Lessons in love


Matters of the heart will be your greatest focus -- and lesson -- for 2016. Fortunately, there's remarkable potential for soul growth and heart opening, as long as you're willing to put in the work.

Saturn, the planet of karma and responsibility, will move through your 5th house all year long. This is the area of your chart that rules true love as well as children and creativity. Mars, the planet of assertion and motivation, will also turn retrograde in the same area of your chart on April 17, acting as a trigger. A trigger, that is, of frustration. Until May 27 you might feel as if you can't do anything right when it comes to trying to get what you want most out of love. You might be holding back out of fear, or it's also possible that you're stuck in a romance you know isn't right. This stretch of time will teach you that unless you're being the brave-hearted soul you were born to be -- and true to yourself at the same time -- you won't really be happy in any love connection.

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Confronting confusion

If you're struggling with any fear of intimacy or confusion about what a potential lover really wants from you, this might be another situation you need to untangle. Pay attention to June 17 and September 10 for these themes to emerge as Saturn squares off with Neptune in your 8th House of Depth and Transformation. It's quite possible that, unless you're willing to walk through those clouds, you'll never reach clarity. Ironic but true.

Trouble on the homefront

Mars will remain retrograde until June 29, but from May 27 until June 29 he'll backpedal into your 4th House of Home and Family. There might be a domestic situation or a home renovation that appears stalled. Remember that whatever this is, you need to take a step backward now to reassess how you're handling it. It's time to get back in touch with your inner strength in the most incredible way, and once you do, it'll reflect in positive family developments. You'll see this in the second half of 2016.

In the meantime, finances look brighter than ever thanks to Jupiter moving through your earned income sector until September 9. Use this once-every-12-years cycle to cultivate your talents and take advantage of opportunities to make cash flow in the direction you want it to most! A lucrative work opportunity might come your way on March 16 or June 26 when Jupiter creates a perfect trine to Pluto. Don't waste it!

After September 9 Jupiter moves into your 3rd house, and for the rest of the year you can expect plenty of growth in communications matters. Your relationship with a sibling might also improve dramatically. This might also be the time to finally write that book you've been meaning to.

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