Jupiter in Leo: July 16, 2014-August 11, 2015


Lights, camera, action! On July 16, 2014, bountiful Jupiter bounds into Leo for the first time since 2003. Ready for the greatest show on earth? You could even be the one to stage it.

Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 12.10.33 PMIt’s showtime, people! In July, expansive Jupiter takes the stage in theatrical Leo, ruler of self-expression. Living out loud, wearing our hearts on our sleeves, and turning up the dial on the “me” channel? That’s Leo for you.

Jupiter has been in Cancer since June 25, 2013, a watery sign that’s been more about reflection, emotion and all things internal (Cancer is ruled by the moon). Now, the planet of luck, abundance and risk bounds into sunny Leo, blasting us all with a dose of solar power. It’s time to go big or go home!

During the second half of 2014, it seems that everyone will want to turn heads and be heard. On the upside, some fearless outspokenness could be refreshing (a la bawdy showbiz star and Leo Mae West, whose career spanned seven decades)—finally, some feisty and fresh voices could emerge.

Hollywood may have another heyday with lucky Jupiter in this attention-loving sign, but we’ll need to watch for egregious egos and lavish overspending. Jupiter’s last visit to Leo was in August 2002-September 2003, which sparked the “super-couple” trend when the high profile romance between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, both Leos, inspired the media to anoint them Bennifer and fueled the portmanteau craze (Brangelina, Kimye…ad nauseum).

The original "Bennifer," both Leos, during the last Jupiter in Leo cycle.

The original “Bennifer,” both Leos, during the last Jupiter in Leo cycle.

While luxury goods, the arts and high-end brands could have a heyday—economic instability be damned. We may also have to endure the 2014 version of J. Lo’s Harry Winston 6.1 carat pink diamond escapade…or box-office bombs like Bennifer’s GigliJupiter rules abundance and Leo loves attention, but as we learned last go-round, too much of a good thing can sizzle then fizzle.

Leo rules the heart and spine, so hopefully our more generous world leaders find their backbones and begin leading from a place of soul and compassion. In our daily lives, Jupiter in Leo can inspire us to put more soul and passion into all that we do. Say it one more time…with feeling!

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