I'm going to start writing brief overviews of the year ahead for each sign as the Sun enters that part of the Zodiac. Leo is up first so let's see what the year looks like for the lion starting July 22nd.
Neptune isn't quite finished with you. From August 5th, 2011 to February 3rd, 2012, Neptune will dip back into Aquarius. This opposition will affect those born between August 20th and 22nd. You will be confronted with returning illusions, fantasies and disappointments. This is one last re-run to ensure that you're clear on where you should be going and who you can truly count on.
Those born between July 22nd and July 30th will find that goals and sense of self will need to be adjusted. Neptune will be hovering in the early degrees of Pisces for most of the year, blurring the lines between identity and dreams as it forms an inconjunct to Leo. It's tricky to mix the ego (Sun) with transcendence (Neptune).
Initially the Neptune in Pisces influence may feel draining and confusing. Wherever you lose your way, know that this part of your life needs to be adjusted. Leo creates through the power of self-actualization while Pisces creates through the power of dreams. If you shift your focus and look beyond yourself you'll be surprised at what you can manifest this year.
Transiting Pluto in Capricorn will challenge your Sun as it demands adjustment with yet another inconjunct. You will probably experience this as a block to your ambitions from someone in authority or a powerful institution. There will be a power struggle and the best way to engage will be with flexibility.
Some of you may feel like withdrawing, hiding, or giving up. Between Neptune dissolving your confidence and Pluto challenging your authority it may feel like you just can't win. And you can't. But if you change your tactics and think outside the box you'll discover that this won't matter. Here's why.
Transiting Uranus in Aries will give you all the tools you need to blaze a new path. Uranus will trine your Sun, presenting exciting developments and a chance to step beyond what you know without falling flat on your face. You love drama but major shifts in perception are not your strong point. This transit will give you a burst of inspiration and allow you to break away from limiting habits. Those born between July 22nd and August 1st will feel this transit most strongly.
Transiting Jupiter in Taurus will boost your hopes and expectations until June, 2012. The upside is that you'll feel fantastic. Optimistic, capable of leaping tall buildings....you'll really feel that there is nothing you can't do. The downside is that if you get caught up in this belief you will crash. Jupiter expands your sense of possibility and with this aspect (square) there will be an edge. The key to handling this influence is keeping your expectations in check. You will be able to accomplish a lot and there will be some juicy possibilities. Just keep one foot on the ground.