January Monthly Readings for Leo Sun, Moon & Rising

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Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) —  Keep your focus on professional priorities. It’s important to get time among friends for the holiday season, but make sure you stay three drinks behind the crowd at all times, and think about what you have to do the next day. You will have time to pause and reflect soon enough, though work is calling you — the kind of work that matters. You do need balance in your life, though that’s as much about maintaining your commitment to your wellbeing in the many ways you know how to do that, most of which are personal and do not involve other people, or any of the usual social forms of recreation. I suggest making sure you’re present at work-related functions and that you understand you’re in an informal leadership role (regardless of your job title or official authority). You set the example for others, which includes reminding them through your presence that work ethics are an essential part of life, especially now, in our time when things seem to be falling apart. Many people have decided that they don’t care and that nothing matters. You are unlikely to have come to any such conclusion, and there are others with similar feelings who need you as a point of orientation. 

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The Sun and other planets now in your fellow fire sign, Sagittarius, are encouraging you to take a bold, experimental and creative approach to whatever you do. Leo, despite its reputation for being brash, often prefers a conservative and measured approach to most matters. The time has arrived to try something new. To conduct an experiment means to conduct a real-world test of an idea or a theory where you don’t know the outcome in advance. To take a creative approach almost always has the feeling of taking a risk of some kind, where it is possible to gain or lose. That is the territory you want to be in, rather than looking for the “sure” win or the predictable outcome. There are games of chance and games of skill, and you’re best at the kind that combines the two. If you look back at your greatest successes, you are likely to find they all involved taking some type of plunge. You like the uncertainty factor and the requirement that you must think on n your feet rather than working from a carefully arranged, certified and authorized plan. This raises the value of the fun factor. Your best work is always spiritually relevant, though there must be the element of entertainment or amusement. This has a way of opening a portal to something greater, which ofteshows up as both a reward of the work and also something that makes it more valuable to whomever your customers or clients are. People love others who are not boring. Surround yourself with the lively kind of people who are curious about themselves, others and existence.

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — What are you free to do and feel in your home? What are you not free to do? I suggest making an honest list, including things that you might not do or think you would never do. I am proposing that you create an absolutely accurate description of your environment and the four walls that contain your physical existence. Do you have room for all of your feelings and all of your desires inside that container? Do you have space for the activities you love? There will be two lists, most likely, one for what is possible and one for what is not. And I’m speaking here not just of the physical structure, which may not leave you room to build a 20-foot-high sculpture, but rather the social and emotional conditions that are part of the space you live within. There’s also something here about how the conditions of your childhood home influence your activities and your feelings today. It’s difficult to grow out of those containers, though you really seem to want more room to be yourself and to feel whatever you feel. If you reflect carefully, you may notice that many of the conditions imposed on your space today are really mental carry-overs from long ago. They are not actually rules you must live by — though one way or another, you will need to stretch.

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Beware what you construe to be a “message from the gods.” This would count for any form of seemingly external verification of some idea you may have. That message might not be wrong, but it calls for reflection rather than immediate action. The astrology of late September and early October comes thundering through the mind and communication angle of your solar chart, and it may indeed feel like you’re receiving signals from on high. The underlying theme is to learn how to open your mind, in a world where we are all being wedged into a tighter and tighter mental corner. There is an art to seeing the possibilities and the potential, especially in situations where you think you have only one option. Such would never be a meaningful form of choosing. Part of getting out of the wedge is learning to see every situation from multiple angles. Starting with “the other person” is helpful; few people really consider how they are perceived by partners, collaborators or friends. For your own sanity it’s essential that you have an actual, rather than made-up understanding of how you resonate within your own relationships. But there are more angles to consider. The most significant involves the ways that a decision you are considering fits your life purpose. For that, you need a working definition of your mission or purpose, however you think of it: your calling, your original instructions, your dharma or some other way to conceive it. This is a matter of assessing whether your daily activities or any choice you make align with what you understand to be your reason for living. Everything starts with personal constitution. Please make sure you have one, so you may use it when you need to.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — We all woke up one day and were public figures. What day was that? Nobody remembers. We were using publishing tools with a global reach that were once only in the hands of established newspapers and broadcasters. This has been profoundly disorienting; reason one is that exposure to an audience is challenging even for those who have prepared for it. Reason two is less easy to discern, though it involves having our souls vacuumed out of our bodies and projected all over creation. This has extreme effects that are difficult to see, though I suggest you use all of your perceptive power to take notice. If you are going to participate in public forums, I suggest you work in structured ways rather than willy-nilly spreading your opinion all over the place. By structured I mean containment by topic, specific projects, and for a purpose that you understand. You presently face significant exposure to risk by presenting yourself before an audience, unless you apply the Saturn principle — which, in a word, is about boundaries. If things go wrong (for example, by taking a random or unconscious approach), this could create a significant drain on your relationships, your finances and your reputation. I am suggesting that you not merely ‘weigh in’ when an issue comes up, but rather dig in, and get a real understanding. This applies to social and organizational situations as well. You must recognize the differences between knowing, not knowing, believing and understanding. And I suggest evaluating — fully consciously — your stake in any situation. That is where you’re most likely to substitute belief or opinion for a determined quest to establish the truth of the matter. This is especially critical in issues where personal loyalty is involved. This is a time when your fidelity to the truth must take precedence over personal loyalty. 

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Thursday’s vibrant, magnificent New Moon in your sign has a special quality: it is conjunct the minor planet (20000) Varuna. Discovered in 2000, it was one of the very earliest of the named planets outside the orbit of Neptune. It was an important harbinger for the century that was new at the time of its discovery.  First, a few thoughts on this topic and then — the rest of your chart. 

Varuna is a pre-Vedic creation god. Above all else, the message is to be fair, to honor your contracts and commitments, and to be a witness to the fundamental equality of all beings. This is a tall order for struggling humanity, though your advantage is that Varuna has been in your sign for a few years. Equality does not imply sameness, but rather an understanding that beneath all the shifting and changing roles we play in life, we are made of the same essence. And the divinity of that essence means that everyone is entitled to be treated fairly. It is you who must uphold this standard, for yourself and in any transactions to which you are a party or close witness.

It’s essential that you do not enter into contracts where you’re not wholly certain of your ability, intent and willingness to fulfill your part. Study them carefully. Insist that any unreasonable conditions be removed — or do not sign. You are responsible for the promises you make, particularly any that involve groups or some expression of ‘the public’.

You must know that this is a crucial time in your spiritual development. Jupiter and Chiron both in your fellow fire-sign Aries are encouraging you to see everything from the perspective of connection to God and the greater cosmos. This includes all that you do, and everything that you are. Of all the signs, Leo is the one that understands that the connection to divinity and to truth is accessed from within. It is a deeply personal process. Any relationship that you have with guides, teachers, gurus or way-showers is calling forth your duty to ask questions, to seek clarification and most of all, to find your own way to any destination you have determined is truly your own.

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — There is a side to your nature that you don’t always acknowledge, and which has never made it into the astrology books because it contradicts the fictional image of Leo that tends to be so popular. It’s the core-element in your nature that cares about people profoundly, and has you placing them at the very center of your life.

Yet relationships have not been easy the past couple of years. This is over and above all else that has not been easy for everyone; you are under special conditions where your partnerships and your whole style of relating are being put through a diversity of tests. The main issue is sincerity; anything that is not mutually real will fall away. You can make this easier by making your own assessments based on what you have learned from the relationships.

Though this will not change how much you care, that is about you — not about anyone else. You bring your values and your emotional tendencies into whatever you do, and those are about service. Further, you tend to love people based on what you do for them, rather than what they do for you. 

While this will likely be true for you to some extent, you may want to observe this about yourself, and do a careful assessment. This may point out the ridiculous “every man for himself” quality of the times we are living in, at the same time when more than a few people are bandying about how wonderful Communism is, while clinging to what they have.

The most objective reading of your chart says you need to be surrounded by a small group of responsible, energetic adults whom you are confident know right from wrong. You will find these people one at a time.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The action in your charts is concentrated in two houses associated with your long-term vision and public visibility. The first topic is more important than the second, though in terms of being seen and perceived, if you follow the small rules, you will be able to violate the larger ones. Use your social skills; you can say almost anything if you’re impeccably polite about it. As for your long term vision: you will benefit from having one. Such is not a day-by-day scheme but rather a general goal that you truly value (for example, drive to the West Coast, rather than listing every city you intend to stop in along the way). Here again, if you stick to the big plan, the smaller elements will come together along the way. Create a vision that you can slowly inhabit. Rather than being about activity, it’s about honoring who you are. Be advised, Western civilization is terrible at this. For all the bullshit that is regularly served up about individuality, the effect of our society is more often to crush the individual. We have seen this as an obsession the past several years, which is passed off as some kind of spiritual virtue. Therefore, to actually honor your intentions and the truth of your existence will involve leaving your comfort zone and entering a place where you may feel uncertain. You will not necessarily be “approved of.” The reactions of others cannot matter; at this stage, count praise and judgment as equally irrelevant. To have a vision means to see something, and in this instance, something that may not seem to exist. But you do — and that is the truth.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The Sun is making an arc across the sign Taurus, which grants you the gift of visibility. Yet every astrological symbol and sign, and very likely every cell in your body, is urging you to new and different things, and to take a new approach to the ones you do regularly. You may find yourself making a major choice that truly surprises you, and takes you out of your typically risk-averse approach to your professional activities. There are times when you just shake the tree and rock the boat — and you are coming up on one of them. It is likely that certain people you consider friends may not like the idea much, and may even openly disapprove. Yet that cannot matter to you, if you want to be true to yourself. You tend to be a cautious person, though there’s only so far that goes — and there are times when needing the approval of others must be thrown aside. 

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — It has been difficult to see beyond some limitation, boundary, or blockages, but help is on the way. This comes in the form of a sudden, perhaps stunning change of perspective: a sense of possibility opening up. You might have everything — money, other resources, talent, experience and good people around you. Yet if you don’t have a sense of possibility that is all your own, you can’t make use of any of it; you’re unlikely to notice what you’ve got available. Being aware of not just potential (which is an abstraction) but of actual possibility — that is the activating factor. So state of mind is everything, including how you feel. Get ready to go beyond the expectations of others — and far beyond your own previous notions of what was possible. Jupiter in your 9th solar house Aries, which happens just every 12 years, is your calling to adventure. Yet this is about an adventure of self-discovery. If you cross the great stream, you are going to meet yourself. If you journey across the mountains to the sacred temple, you are going to encounter yourself. If you receive Darshan from a great guru, you will be looking into a mirror. The purpose of your life at this time is to fully engage in your quest toward self-discovery. Remember that you’re sensitive to the influences of others; be careful not to take on their assessments or judgments, negative or positive, nor to allow anyone to dissuade your search for true understanding. You are about to be in possession of the golden ticket. Use it boldly.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The Sun is about to cross the all-powerful 10th house angle of your chart — where reputations are gained and lost, and where we think that image is everything. Go for substance. Work to create something tangible that is built to last. You probably have a good idea what you want to be doing. You may even get a better idea over the weekend. The thing to tune into is that you are an entirely distinct person on a mission unlike anything that anyone around you has. So don’t allow yourself to be treated like you’re an out-of-the-box blog software from 2004. What you are doing is new and I dare say unique. To you who prefers a slightly formal approach, do not be afraid to be seen as different and even as a little wild. 

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — You can work out any arrangement with anyone in your life — provided that it’s what you really want. What others want is important, and so too is what they have to offer. Though within your own life, your first point of orientation must be yourself. I know this is not natural for everyone, and it’s awkward for others. For example, it takes practice to state a desire or intention without being demanding.  Then there are plenty of people who are only capable of serving their own wants and needs, with no regard for anyone else. They give ‘taking care of yourself’ a bad reputation, just like narcissistic people make ‘self-esteem’ seem unappealing (which is odd, given how little they have). That said, your existence is indeed that, and you have to start somewhere. What may surprise you is how accommodating others are when you state your desires. Make sure you include the ones you don’t really talk about, or the one you’re most likely to hold back. An extraordinarily rare cosmic setup is providing you with protection, abundance and flexibility in your relationships. Yet you will never know unless you explore. That means exploring your personal truth, which is your bottom line, and then articulating it. All in all, this is likely to be an important exercise for you — spiritually and emotionally. Despite the material abundance of our society, most of us live with spiritual, emotional and sexual paucity that is difficult to name or even recognize. The concept of ‘one’s dreams’ is usually lodged on the material level, related to ‘one’s things’. You probably want the time and space to pursue your own dreams, without sacrificing your relationships. If that is true, you might start there. You do not need permission, and when the universe is listening, actions speak louder than words.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — We are equal beings. Yet how does that actually manifest, except as birth and death? All day long, you will hear people in both public and private life asserting that they are better or someone else is less worthy. The justifications go on and on. Yet you know this is not true, and that these are judgments that carry considerable karma. Your current assignment is to stand in the full power of your talent and ability, while standing on level ground with everyone. This includes those who deem themselves among the mighty and the infallible, and those who seem to be the least among your brethren. Presently, you have access to resources you can use to help many people. You possess talents and abilities that equal those who are considered the notable in their field. So do not count yourself out of anything, nor make the mistake of deciding in advance that there is not room for you in the world. It is true that there are places where you will feel crowded out, or like there is some elite conspiracy to prevent newcomers from getting involved. Where you feel you have a legitimate purpose, you can persist, though never for the sake of rebellion. Your mere presence is likely to push some buttons, and in these years you must take care not to provoke people needlessly. Part of equality means not giving anyone an unfair advantage over you. As part of your social experiment in these months, be aware of false, self-effacing attitudes, whether yours or those of anyone else. And recognize the inherent hypocrisy of anyone calling anyone else selfish. With the Sun about to make its way across your powerful 10th house of recognition for your accomplishments, it’s essential that you stand at your full stature at all times.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — If others seem closed minded or stubborn about something they claim to know, ask them to present their facts. Whether you like it or not is irrelevant; far too much emphasis is placed on the notion of “agreement.” Do the ideas stand up to scrutiny? You want enough examples that you can piece together the thought process that led to a particular conclusion. If someone won’t share that and still claims to be right — no matter who they are and however many letters they have after their name — they are preaching dogma. That does not make them wrong, but it doesn’t have to be your cup of tea. If the circumstances you find yourself in involve your quality of communication or treatment in a relationship, this is the time to take notice of your situation. Can you and a partner be open enough with one another to make a mutual choice about what is right and true for you both? If there is a financial matter, it needs to be handled with clarity and a mutual sense of responsibility. Your only choice is to look after just yourself, which is not your style.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — You have a whole lot of energy, though that will not help you if you use it against yourself. Therefore, consciously allocate and moderate all use of any strength, power, talent, ability and your overall life-force. Where work is concerned, make your decisions and take your projects one at a time, adjusting your pace to suit the circumstances. If you focus on one item at a time, you will get more done than if you attempt to multitask. This may take some devotion in a world where everything is supposed to happen all at once, right now. Yet slow down just a little and you will see that it is possible to prioritize, based on tangible factors of the importance, difficulty and timing of the tasks involved. One that may seem like a luxury or mere preference is of much greater value than you think. Therefore, prioritizing on the basis of what you want is a useful and helpful value. If something seems urgent, evaluate whether it really is. It may be; it may be a false alarm, or someone making noise or pulling rank. In any matter, the first thing to inquire about and work out is the timing. Come to mutual agreements about the schedule with those you’re collaborating with or reporting to, and leave yourself both extra time and the flexibility to make adjustments. It would seem, however, that the critical matter involves shared resources — whether this is among intimate partners, within the family, or with collaborators. Like all things in your life (i.e. your personal energy, your time, and your priorities), you must ensure that shared resources are allocated fairly, based on necessity. When persuading others, it is fair to appeal to their idealism. This, you have in abundance, yet that alone will not get the job done. Others will respond positively to a serious, factually-based angle on anything that you may be proposing, especially when seeking their assistance or cooperation. Tremendous achievements are possible, if you use your time wisely and keep all things in balance. You are running the Marathon, not the 100-meter dash.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Imagine you’re standing in front of what looks like a bare wall, and you need to get to the other side. There must be a way through. You feel the structure with your hands, and the stone is perfectly smooth. There is no apparent entry, there are no creases, and nothing looks like it can move. Then you remember from some folklore you once read that to see the opening and the instructions, it has to be at the right time of day, and the correct phase of the Moon —then you see the secret. That time is right now. The light is shining on whatever obstacles and barriers you might be experiencing with exactly the information you need to get through them. I’ll translate from Elvish runes for you. The first step in this includes the correct use of collaboration. Those who assist you are here to amplify your work process or your message, and to help you refine what you’re doing — not to alter your trajectory. Certain individuals will serve as examples for you. They are likely to be older or experienced in ways you are not. What you are doing is not a group activity but rather one requiring specific collaborations, for specific purposes. One sure way not to get through any obstacle is to involve too many people, though you must also include those who are truly necessary. Figuring out who is who is a matter of discernment; don’t give out too many backstage passes. Another is to let people take your risks for you; ultimately, you are the one who must take your own chances and have your own direct experiences, otherwise there is no growth, and no reward that is really yours. Finally, continue to seize responsibility and accountability from those who would take it from you. Audit your own books and police your own boundaries. You possess your own inner authority. One last thing — this is the time to stand back from any personal concerns you may have about your health. That particular angle of your chart is a blender right now, and many emotional intangibles are mixed up with apparent physical manifestations. There are no obvious answers here, though what is revealed over the next month will help guide you forward.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — With Aquarius as your opposite sign, you are accustomed to getting attention, and having people around. However, you may be experiencing a high level of air traffic, and an unusually diverse crew of people wanting to get your attention. I suggest you take an intentional rather than haphazard approach to who you prioritize. Figure out the agenda of every person you encounter, including ones you already know and are potentially close to. Though I am counting 10 different planetary objects in this house, the one to keep an eye on is retrograde Mercury. How do you do that? Hmm, track anything that seems to be going backwards, or against the crowd. Pay attention to people who think for themselves rather than those who need to be told what to believe. They are likely to be the ones who are onto something worth an investment of your thought. This is not about professional credentials or their current (seeming) level of respect by society. They are providing you with two important examples of how to be: one is fearlessly standing apart from the crowd. The other is their determination to pursue their own line of thought. Saturn remains in your opposite sign, which is your house of relationships, and the one that describes your environment generally. Saturn can represent an assortment of authority figures, from your grandmother to some corporate structure that has influence over you. With any such person or entity, invest your trust and respect to the extent that they are truthful and righteous. With Saturn so prominent, you will benefit from keeping an inventory of what you’re afraid of; Saturn can represent what we fear the most. The good thing is, you can look right at it and decide whether it’s worth any investment of your grief or peace of mind. Just because someone says something doesn’t make it so. Everything — everything — must be subject to verification.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — You may feel like you’re facing stiff resistance from the world around you. You may have the sense that you don’t fit in, or that you cannot get it right. Yet the same astrology that presents these seeming obstacles is also presenting you with opportunities to focus your power, to mature, and to cultivate boundaries in your relationships. The most significant of these boundaries is your ability to keep your commitments, to maintain your focus, and to conduct yourself in a professional and timely manner. Timely means on time, and on time means early. Therefore, use time to your advantage, and schedule yourself carefully, where any involvement with another person is concerned. Others are paying attention to whether you take yourself seriously. They are looking to see whether you think anyone else is noticing you, and whether you feel it’s your duty to set a good example for others. More significantly, how you work as part of a team is one of the core lessons of your life at this time. You cannot use your usual techniques of take charge, take it all on, or delegate to someone else. Consider everything you do to be a cooperative venture, where everyone must play the correct role in the correct way. Whether you are a leader, a follower or an equal does not matter; the same principles apply, and it is your role to offer yourself first as an equal collaborator, ready to assist. It is the nature of having a prominent Saturn transit (which you are having, through your opposite sign, Aquarius) that you must internalize authority rather than project it outward. If you find that others are finding fault with your work, bossing you around or seeming to be overly demanding, figure out your role in that. Take charge of your business, your skills, your responsibilities and your affairs, then nobody else will have to.

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