Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Ruling Planet: The Sun                                                                                                                                                     Symbol: Lion                                                                                                                                                                            Element: Fire                                                                                                                                                                                Color: Yellow, gold, Red

In 2012 you are standing in the center of the Bridge of the “Past and Future” and by the end of the year you will have stepped off this bridge, and into a new and brighter “Present”.

The Lion is the most spontaneously creative and extroverted sign of the zodiac. You are a leader, and your personal magnetism and generous spirit makes friends, associates or employees loyal supporters. But in 2012, the steady Leo heart will be your most valuable asset. The planets are aligned for turmoil, change and amazing insights. The first three months, stay wired to other’s mood swings and in tune with any changes in the family, a personal relationship or at work.

This year Leos will look for something more meaningful or financially stable. Luck is with you especially between April and August when savvy Venus is handing out your résumé and giving you a mental and creative edge. This could result in a new job, partnership, career change or, if you stay where you are you could have a promotion or be invited to take on more responsibility that will lead to a new position.

Between April and June Pluto the planet of transformation and rebirth, now under the influence of grounded Capricorn, is rewinding a few old tapes which on review could help you overcome negative remembrances that may be holding you back. But Life is a self-improvement project, and by facing old or new fears you will gain understating, and release yourself from old obsessions, habits or negative beliefs. Dear Leo you now have (as the old saying goes) nothing to fear but fear itself.

Combine this Cosmic Reality check with hard work and as you peel away the layers of the past, realizing that happiness is the ultimate goal, you will begin to see the limitless possibilities in your life.

2012 Leo Relationship Guide: Irrepressible Uranus ‑ the ruler of your heart and relationship sector ‑ is traveling with enthusiastic Aries, infecting the loyal Lion with fickle‑heart syndrome. And even if you have a steady relationship, don’t be surprised if you are suddenly fascinated by someone new or an exciting relationship (without any warning) becomes a bit dull. But do stay grounded because a sudden infatuation may not be worth the risk, no matter how ego‑boosting it could be. Why not add a bit of pizzazz and passion to a long‑standing relationship and, in August and September while Venus is empowering Leo, stir in a touch of your fiery passion and surprise your mate with an offbeat adventure or romantic get‑away. This is a wonderful combination for having fun with the one you love. Plus, by reminding yourself that laughter is a powerful aphrodisiac, you could rekindle the excitement and remember why you fell in love.

Your personal matchmaker Uranus will peddle backward between June and December but this slow‑down will help you make a realistic assessment of your present relationships — including close friendships and work associations. If you are committed you could make a serious (yes, marriage) life‑changing decision. Single? Have faith because in 2012 disruptions will reveal where you’re true love lies and lead your heart to someone wonderful. But there is one caveat to this Uranus‑transit: Beware of entering into partnerships based on vague promises. Separate your generous and trusting Lion’s heart from any financial understandings that are not backed up with a written agreement.

While Venus visits Leo in September and October your social life rocks, so why not stop making plans and simply have fun.

This year follow the advice of Gary Carter: “Load up your mind with pictures capturing your preferred tomorrow. Put the remembrances of the past in a place where they won’t block your view.”

Be the Change — in your own life.  With warmest wishes for 2012,  Cheryl lee