Leo, the beginning of 2016 will see you wanting to expand your career. It's a new year after all, and this you will mark as an opportunity to advance yourself in the workplace, aided by the Sun as it moves into Capricorn on the 15th January.
It may be the case that you have to overcome adversaries in the workplace in order to really get where you are going, and the presence of Venus in Capricorn warns you to be careful for backstabbers at work. It could be a jealous colleague, or a superior that has it in for you, but whatever it is you will need to be tactful to navigate the situation.
However, you will be helped by Mercury, which joins with Venus and the Sun in Capricorn and empowers you to victory! People will come to know you as a worthy force in the workplace.
On May 20th Venus enters Taurus, and it is at this time that you might find yourself much more empowered to activate the career growth that you so desired earlier in the year. May mean expanding out into new territory if you have your own business, and if you are unemployed at this time new job options will come your way. Seize the moment, and move forward with your plans!
At the midpoint in the year you may find yourself facing yet more challenges in the workplace, as Mars enters Libra on June 22nd, bringing you delays to your projects. If you have deadlines you will have to be especially careful not to miss them at this time.
Venus and the Sun both move into Cancer in July, and again you will face yet more trouble at work. There will be one difference this time, and that is that you come on leaps and bounds. You may start to see the obstacles as part of the fun, and this will make it much easier for you to find your way around them.
At the same time you may feel moody, and like work is taking over your life. You should be very careful not to take your anger out on others at this time, especially not loved ones and family members, or you could cause serious offense.
Around the same time, work related travel might be on the cards, and if you choose to take short trips away with work you will probably find them to be a rewarding break from the norm. You do crave excitement after all, and this could bring more harmony to your life!
In August you will finally get the break you have been looking for. By that, I mean you will start to take part in some pretty crazy and perhaps unhealthy lifestyle choices that will detract from your work. With Jupiter in Virgo you may feel a bit less professionally inclined, but you will need to hold it together at work – you are being monitored! Luckily, Mercury is also present in Virgo, and brings a powerful ability for you to communicate and impress others. You may be able to wing it a bit, but in the long run it is hard work that will pay off!
You may be more focused on your personal life in September and October, and that is more than fine for you! You like to socialize, and life isn't all work! Venus passes through Libra from September 19th, and then into Scorpio in mid-October, suggesting more periods of work-related travel that could add to the buzz of these already exciting times that you are experiencing.
Mercury transits Scorpio on the 9th, and is joined by the Sun on the 16th, which suggests an excellent time for your professional life. You may not have been work-orientated on the run up to this, but your focus will flip back to your career or business, and new opportunities will jump out at you as if they were there the whole time!
Maybe it is your new boost of optimism that has allowed you to see it! You could take the chance to find a new direction for your business, take up a new role at work, or find a new venture altogether.
Overall a very positive year for your career. You start off with new hopes and dreams, which will drive you in the right direction and help you to overcome the many obstacles along the way. You might get bored from time to time, but this is usually because you are craving excitement. Fulfill other areas of life to get ahead at work.