Leo monthly horoscope

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January

Lucky Days: 4, 5, 13, 14, 23

Yucky Days: 1, 20, 21, 28

Colour: Citrine

Celebrity Icon: Madonna

2017 is actually here, Leo – it's not just a dream. During the last few weeks of 2016 you kept wishing it would be over – and your wishes have come true in more ways than one. The only caveat to keep in mind is that the New Year won't totally take off until after 8 January, when Mercury Retrograde officially ends. If you have very specific goals in mind, or anything that involves technology, considering waiting an additional week or so to launch. By the 12th you may have to pause for a break as the Full Moon sweeps you up in an emotional embrace. This lunation hits your house of dreams and secrets, so it's deep and affirming at the same time. But one thing it's definitely not is superficial – you won't be able to skate by. Two weeks later the New Moon arrives, opening doorways to healthier, happier relationships – both personal and professional. On or near the 27th, take stock of your current one-to-one partnerships and think about what you'd like to improve. If you're single and looking for a lover (or more) this is your best moment to meditate on what you want – and manifest that person in the flesh. 

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December

Lucky Days: 1, 9, 10, 17, 18

Yucky Days: 4, 5, 11, 12, 29

Colour: Rhinestone

Celebrity Icon: Jennifer Lopez

This is your kind of month, Leo – so at least 2016, as hard as it was at times, should go out on a note you'll adore. The first three weeks of December bring your kind of fire (with a side order of romance and creativity) buoyed by the late November New Moon. A thrill-a-minute Full Moon arrives on the 13th, throwing the doors of your social life wide open. Friends, colleagues and online followers all play a role in helping you achieve your goals now. In fact, think back to an idea you first had about six months ago – it might be coming to fruition right now – in the form of a hot new collab. Note that there's a shorter window for development with this particular Full Moon, because Mercury goes retrograde less than a week later – on the 19th. It's important to finish up any detail-oriented work and finalize your holiday travel plan as far in advance of the retrograde as possible. Two days later the stars bring you their official day of rest: the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Take time now to slow down and catch up with your soul, because right after Christmas the energy quickens again. The final New Moon of the year arrives on the 29th – the same day that Uranus goes direct in your house of adventure. Your New Year's Eve plans are bound to be extremely sexy – and full of surprises. Dress accordingly.

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