01-23-2017 to 01-29-2017
Have you been looking for the reset button on relationships, Leo? If so, this week's stars have good news for you! On Friday, January 27 the year's only Aquarius new moon electrifies your seventh house of partnerships. If you're in a LTR, you could get your groove back with your sweetie. As an air sign, Aquarius will help you find the perfect words to broach a touchy subject or communicate your unmet needs without coming off "whiny." If you don't need to clear air—if it just feels a little stale—this lunation can usher in a fresh breeze of optimism and exhilaration. Strengthen your connection by collaborating on a project that excites you both. It could be a food booth at the farmer's market or perhaps a self-produced album, who knows? Target August 7—the date of the corresponding Aquarius full moon (also a lunar eclipse!)—to showcase your efforts. Single Lions could meet a promising prospect at a party or work event (so always be dressed for romantic success). Have fun flirting and playing the field: Just keep your standards high. The last thing you want is to let any commitmentphobes slip through the cracks. There are ways to screen potential partners without coming off as desperate. It's fair game to ask questions like, "Do you see yourself getting married or having kids one day?" (Just not on the first date.) Keep it light and casual. No one enjoys a Spanish Inquisition–style interrogation. For Leos who've been stuck in a frustrating game of cat-and-mouse, remember how much power YOU have. Maybe all it would take to budge the needle with this person is a good old-fashioned ultimatum. You have to be prepared to stick to your guns and, if necessary, walk.
Friday is a perfect cutoff date for unacceptable behavior. Structured, rule-abiding Saturn is sending a tough-love beam to forgiving Venus—and sending YOU the message that the longer you allow people to walk all over you, the more you reinforce their belief that you're a doormat. You're the queen (or king) of the jungle, Leo; switch it up to a roar! This planetary pairing bodes well for SOLID relationships, so if you're with the right (or at least maybe-right) person, the second half of this week could be muy picante! Some Leos might lock horns with a close connection who's not ready to discuss a sensitive but important issue. You don't want to put them on the defensive. So distract yourself for now and test the waters next week, when cooler heads (yours AND theirs) will prevail.
On Saturday, when unstoppable Mars swings into fellow fire sign Aries and amps up your adventurous spirit, you'll be in full-on seeker mode. Feeling hungry? That growling you may be hearing is your lust for life, Leo! The red planet hasn't activated this part of your chart in two years, so you'll want to make the most of these next six weeks. Anything or anyone with the potential to widen your horizons and offer stimulating experiences will make you feel like the cosmopolitan cat you were born to be. The ninth house rules higher education, but in this globally connected universe, that's hardly limited to "school." You can take online courses or webinars, sit in on lectures or listen to TED talks. And don't underestimate the value of street smarts or the knowledge you can glean by working alongside a master or mentor for a couple months. This realm also governs travel, so pack a weekender bag and explore the world—at least take a train ride to a neighboring state or grab a friend and take a magical mystery tour in your car. You don't need to quit your day job and take a gap year (although, wouldn't THAT be fun?). You can be a hometown tourist, checking out cool places you didn't even know existed! Keep your eyes open: You could make a fateful connection with a visitor who's cruising through your neck of the woods—or maybe become fast friends with a neighbor or downtown business owner.