Leo Sun & Rising — Monthly Horoscope & Sign Description

Leo Monthly Horoscope for April 2020

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The world has changed for everyone in the past month or two, though astrologically, you are likely to be feeling the most dramatic shift in your environment. While this may have placed restrictions on you, Saturn making its first foray into your opposite sign Aquarius in decades represents opportunity, and the potential to rise to the occasion. It’s true people tend to struggle with Saturn, though in its Aquarius form, Saturn is at its most reasonable, useful and workable. This will facilitate you thinking in terms of patterns of organization: whether personal, family, social, professional or digital (on any level). This is the time to apply the idea of whole system thinking. Had that idea been applied before, the world would not be in the shape it’s in. Yet this must now become the guiding principle of our lives, and you are in an excellent position to both get the message and set the example. This is not necessarily going to present itself in a lovey-dovey way. Rather, you might confront a limitation and requirement to find a solution when all the usual ones do not work. Or someone may try to engage you in an aggressive way, and you must find a method of handling it that is humane and takes everyone’s needs into account. This will be a seeming invention born of necessity, which must be the spirit of the hour. Yet as much as you will benefit from a practical view, a visionary orientation is essential. Whole-system means seeing the very widest perspective you can see, and for that you need to look, and perceive. One exercise is to draw the connections between two things that seem to have no relationship, and discover what the connections are. This is not about using nonsense words as a way to start writing poetry. Everything is in fact connected to everything else, and right now, those threads and bonds are your best friends.

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Sign Description for Leo

(July 22-Aug. 23) — Leo is one of the most misunderstood signs. But it’s easier to understand if you remember that while the other signs are ruled by a planet that orbits the Sun, Leo is ruled by the thing at the center of our solar system, around which all the other planets orbit (some 500,000 now known).

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So while Leo has the tendency to be at the center of it all, there is a deep responsibility that comes with having this as your Sun sign or ascendant. You’re likely to feel this all the time, and it manifests as a selfless and hard-working quality. Leo is associated with the metal gold — the reference standard for all value. You can be generous with others and frugal with yourself; you hold yourself to a high standard and often strive for a kind of perfection that is impossible to attain.

The less well-adapted (or insecure) natives of Leo can be incredibly egocentric and bossy, which can give the rest a bad name; for the most part those born under this sign emphasize leadership and responsibility rather than a privilege. You’re strongly drawn to group activities and organizations, and you have the self-confidence and presence of mind to play a useful role in any such activity.

You need to be visible, and you also need a steady career that is in tune with your deepest values. If you want to understand yourself, study the house position and the aspects to your Sun, for which you will need your whole natal chart.

More than any other sign, the house position of the Sun is vital to understand with Leo. It will tell you the ways you’re most naturally inclined to express yourself. Your rising sign will tell you a lot. That said, as a Leo you want to be seen, known and you need to find roles in life that give you a bit of visibility and put you in a position to be appreciated.

It’s unbecoming of your regal nature to expect adulation, however. You’re only as important as the role you play in the lives of the people around you, and it’s necessary to take a big view of what that means. Your relationships are with humanity first and individual humans second. You understand how important it is to see humanity as a collective entity, and you can actually grasp that idea.

Make sure everyone you care about knows how deeply you really feel about them. Health-wise you must take care of your heart. Leo rules the heart, but it requires special care. Leo is a fire sign, and is also known as a fixed sign, coming at the peak (center month) of its season.

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