You may be (re)considering your routines, fitness regimens, work schedule, and ongoing chores, Lion, especially if you find yourself performing at low capacity, or unable to cultivate a better quality of living.
This could also involve who you are spending time with and those relationships that contribute to your day-to-day. If you are trying to get into a grove with a new love interest or move on with your regular routines after the end of a long-standing love affair, the first few weeks of the year may come with some starts and stops until you find your rhythm.
FYI, you may not find your rhythm until the end of February, which marks the real start to the new year. What’s more, the lifestyle changes you’re considering go beyond getting fit and having a healthy work/life balance. Your life is changing, and how you manage daily affairs will be important. Whether preparing for parenthood or merging in a marital tie, how you live, overall, must be assessed.
Intimate dealings such as marriage, business ventures, contract agreements, and other commitments that come with some level of risk and vulnerability feature the first half of the new year. Jupiter’s ingress of Pisces may expand upon intimacy in love, as well as with money. You could find yourself in the throes of a new sexual relationship or forging an entrepreneurial partnership.
Cosmic turning points this year center your legacy and emotional home, as well. Career change is likely, as well as domestic change, and all of this corroborates with themes that involve your way of life dominating the year ahead.
Once we enter the season of spring, you’ll be able to get back to just living. A surge of energy will be felt that brings wanderlust, travel, professional focuses, and even networking! Social engagements may fill your calendar, and that will be the case through the end of 2022. Online conferences as well as visits to foreign lands feature, too. You may launch a learning program or build upon your legacy, and these activities will all amplify during the first eclipse season of the year.
A solar eclipse on April 30th offers a new start in your work and profession, while the lunar event that follows on May 16th brings closure around domestic matters. You may be relocating for work, beginning a career in real estate, or supporting a loved one in a business venture.
That said, there may be a few delays and hiccups throughout the month of May that center a new career chapter. Whether negotiating a relocation stipend or identifying a start date within a new company or affiliation, setbacks are likely until the first week of June – be patient.
Once June hits, it’ll be all systems go! Aspirations that support vocational growth, along with increased interactions for both social and work gains, are still highlighted entering the summer season. You may need to rest a bit after a whirlwind cosmic period before your birthday season begins; by that point, another energetic surge will see you in your element living large, playing hard, and attracting admirers!
The summer months bring activities on the financial front, short trips, and learning endeavors. Journeys far are also highlighted as Jupiter makes its way to the sign of Aries for a short mid-year stint. You may be feeling restless and inspired to take advantage of new experiences. Only the sky will be your limit – it would behoove you to take a few leaps of faith and consider new possibilities!
The hype of summer begins to mellow as we close out the season entering the month of September. In fact, mid-September through the first week of October brings more delays courtesy of Mercury retrograde. You may be (re)negotiating a contract or salary, finalizing settlement on a new home in a new community, or seeking funding for an education program. Setbacks will resolve entering October, so again, be patient.
The last quarter of the year, meanwhile, comes with more cosmic twists and turns that ensure 2022 ends on a rather full note. For starters, we’ve got another pair of eclipses set to peak on October 25th (solar) and November 8th (lunar) triggering themes that center work and family.
The solar eclipse ushers in a new chapter on the domestic front – loved ones and property (especially if you are, in fact, relocating), feature. The lunar event, meanwhile, brings concluding events on the career front. You may be wrapping up an important work project that allows for more time spent at home or making career changes entirely to better support your emotional health and wellness.
Remember that these eclipses are meant to support your overall lifestyle, Leo. There may be sudden developments that unfold, and you’ll have to be mindful of change afoot. This will be especially important closing out the year because Mars will station retrograde in between the two eclipses.
Of all the planets, Mars can be the hardest one to navigate while retrograde. Its energy connects us to our force of will, so when it does a backward spin, our energy feels blocked. You, specifically, will be impacted by Mars when it comes to networking, group affiliations, and your involvement in different organizations. If you are managing a major event for work, launching a philanthropic non-profit, or even planning a wedding, there will be a lot of moving parts that could bring some level of anxiety.
What’s more, multiple delays will carry you into the new year – Mars will not station direct until January 13, 2023. This energy may feel a bit “manic,” so you would be wise not to scatter yourself as we close out 2022; in other words, be flexible where possible.
Keep in mind, too, that other life events are still happening! Home and family activities for the holidays will be followed by fun, play, and recreation. These may all serve as healthy distractions from cosmic shenanigans!
Your year will end of a busy note, Leo, just as it started. As the most gregarious sign of the Zodiac, I don’t doubt that you’ll find a way to make lemonade out of any lemons you catch with a creative flair that everyone enjoys!
Mercury retrograde in late December may bring hiccups to ongoing responsibilities. But as my dad says, “Life has this funny way of continuing.” Just keep being your fabulous self and continue to focus on quality living. 2023 will come in fast and quick!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, LEO!
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