The first half of the day is likely to find you optimistic and enthusiastic, dear Leo, although possibly a little moody.

A Mercury-Jupiter aspect suggests much to excite you, but perhaps you sense there is little substance to news you hear now. Even so, a Venus-Pluot alignment can point to getting beyond an obstacle, and you may feel as if you can take on anything now.

The potential for breaking new ground regarding a work or health matter is strong. You might instead discover and pursue a true passion, and the energy and love you put into whatever you’re doing shows in the final product.

Research efforts are rewarding, and you can genuinely enjoy getting to the bottom of a matter, even if you tend to push yourself a little too far now.

You give of your talents selflessly today, expecting people to stand and applaud. When your generosity is taken for granted, though, you start to withdraw from those who do not demonstrate appreciation.

Be wary of growing too suspicious about the reasons why. The lack of gratitude may rest in others being self-absorbed or unaware, rather than anything inherently malicious.

If you sense that your service is not being given its due now, get strategic. Redirect your benevolence to fresh ground and watch your work flourish.

As busy as life is right now, the reality is that powerful forces on the job and career fronts will continue to build throughout the coming year.

Where you are now, is less than two weeks away from the most important coming together of forces on the job and career fronts seen in our lifetime.

Yet once in place, this will continue to evolve, not just for the rest of this year but for literally years to come. In every sense of the word, you are running a marathon and not a sprint, with a need to pace yourself paramount.

Today’s Quote: “Surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.”

Lucky Numbers: 6, 14, 32, 43, 45, 47

Daily Compatibility: Aries

Creativity: Good

Love: Good

Business: Fair