This influence adds intensity and dramatic flare to the way you express yourself. Self expression is your theme this year, there’s no way you will allow yourself to go unnoticed. A heightened sense of creativity will release your artistic abilities manifesting in everything you do this year and you will find a great deal of personal satisfaction pursuing art, music, theatre, dance, any outlet which allows your creative energy to shine forth. People are attracted to your courage and strength of character, after all, you strike such imposing figure that other people can’t help but recognize you as a source of inspiration. You will want to start new projects, and your increased levels of energy will impel you to work intensely on ventures that will give you personal recognition. Chances are you will participate in numerous parties and amusements. Leo loves to buy the best, just don’t go too far overboard in your search for applause. Public approval can prove rather expensive.
See how this worked: In Leo, your urge to create is strong.There may be more involvement with children or especially romantic inclinations. Your physical appearance and your manner become very important, especially since Leo is on the first house and it rules the “star” of the Solar Return chart—the Sun. You may be more dramatic and expressive this year, or this could point to a focus on children, hobbies, or other Leo-ruled areas of life, depending on your personal inclinations as well as your life circumstances. I had Leo rising in my Solar Return charts in the years I had two of my children (both born with Leo Ascendants), for example. Be sure to look to the house position of the Sun for areas of life where you have a strong opportunity to express yourself and your creativity.