- 18-MONTH KARMIC PHASE: Nov. 8, 2018 to May 5, 2020
Leo ( 23 July - 22 Aug )
Leo, for the 17-18 months that start Nov. 8/18, difficult conditions sidle into your zone of hands-on work. So daily tasks, minor chores, machinery/tools, daily health, diet and exercise, employment and employees, service people, dependents and pets. These things should not be neglected, of course, but don’t let yourself sink into or expand them. Do only what’s necessary. Extra work or effort here will yield paltry results, inexplicable setbacks and subtle dead-ends. It’s NOT a good time to buy a car, computer, machinery or tools.
However, you’ll find smooth action, reward and mellow security in “opposite but similar” things: delegating tasks, management, administrative chores, civil service, institutional work or employment with a huge corporation (e.g., Boeing or big banks), spiritual pursuits, meditation and yoga, charitable acts and associations.
These paths bring good emotional and practical results. (If you’re poor, this is a time when charity comes freely and swiftly to you.) Advisors, counsellors, priests and gurus, psychics, agents (literary and otherwise) and hidden allies will benefit you. Do all you can to get a seat on policy committees, to attend closed-door and planning sessions, etc.
Don’t volunteer for every simple chore, nor let your kids enslave you with demands. You will be sorely tempted at times to ignore a lucky but scary opportunity by burying yourself in work. Don’t let work be an escape from more crucial developments.
You are in a very lucky year for romance, if single, but try to avoid a co-worker affair. (If married, read your Luck Forecast, October 28/18 column.) You might fall so wonkers in love that you worry you’re neglecting your work. Don’t. If worse comes to worst, get someone else to handle your hands-on chores. You will gain more from love than from work.
Health-wise, prescribed drugs will do the trick. OTC drugs, herbs, vitamins and preventive regimens, diets, won’t — and might mask something more serious. If needed, hospitals benefit you, nurses befriend you. Be lightly cautious with exercise, physical work, and around running machinery. Retreat and rest, long naps, weekends at a spa, a camping retreat or vacations benefit you.
Contemplation uncovers answers and opportunities — do plan for the future, even for decades ahead. Vacations and gambling for some reason bring benefits. This is also, though indirectly, a good period for investments.
❤️❤️ LEO: July 23-Aug. 22
Romance in some form MUST visit you in 2019, Leo. If single, you could fall in love with a cheerful, hot-tempered, optimistic, impatient and idealistic person — just your type! This could be one of the (or the) most powerful sources of bliss in your life. If you’re not in the romance game, the same great fortune can enter your creative, child-raising, pleasure, speculative, sports, gaming or similar interests. One hint: dive in, don’t hesitate nor defer pleasure (et al) for a future day — grab it now. This is not selfish — it’s life, blossoming.
These matters, esp. romance, can flare any time. January/Feb. hints at partnership, marital-type love. You might discuss a wedding. A former sexual partner might appear in March, which brings up a 2019 dilemma – your romantic potential is splendid, but intimacy might be a little more elusive. You might have to reject a lustful bond to pursue a heart-lifting one.
Friends, a bubbling social life, can introduce you to a light, friendly romantic partner April through June — it feels good, so flow with whatever life offers — you’ll be filled with hope! Your sex appeal soars in July (which can get you in trouble) and August (when joy fills you — and a love could lead to marriage talk).
An aside here: March starts a 7-year phase in which your ambitions and your relationships tend to merge. You might “marry up” the socio-economic scale, or you might meet your mate on the job, etc. Remember this if/when a deep, idealistic love keeps breaking or being disrupted. (If so, ambition/career is the cause, perhaps subconsciously.) October/November might bring a casual, friendly link.
Strictly avoid legal hassles Jan./Feb. Higher-ups are impatient, temperamental late Feb. through March — be diplomatic, long-suffering. March starts 7 years of change and opportunity in career, worldly standing, and prestige relations. You’ll be a bit more tense than usual (so schedule relaxation time, sports, etc.) but the rewards of ambition could well be worth it.
All year, learn to work smart, not hard. Hands-on efforts will show little result or end in frustration, while those you hire or manage will do a splendid job. An opportunity to enter management realms comes May/June. Grab it! (Actually, work toward this all year — easy, smooth results!) Be gentle, not tyrannical on the home front Nov./Dec.
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