This is an interesting year for love, Leo. First and foremost, you'll have Saturn in your house of love, pleasure and children for the next few years. The only exception is June to September when Saturn quickly backs up into your domestic zone to clear up any unfinished family business. You'll be back to the focus of romance for good as of September. You may have children on your mind or you'll be taking a more committed interest in the child/children you already have.
You're also asked to take your romantic energy to a more consistent level. In other words, you're taking your love life and those you love more seriously. Saturn will be teaching you the importance of quality time and giving your heart and undivided attention to the ones you love. If you've been distracted or only halfheartedly present in the past, expect Saturn's whip to your love priorities back into proper perspective. A Leo without a fulfilling love and romantic life is like a cat without a purr.
Conscious communication and a healthy relationship go hand in hand this year, as the Nodes of Fate continue to teach you the importance of choosing your words carefully. You're more aware than ever of the significance of saying what you mean and meaning what you say, but with the utmost consideration of the consequences of your choice of words. You have no problem speaking your mind and your heart but sometimes your roar can have more of a bite than you realize. You learned last year to stop letting pride interfere with your intention to love fiercely. Love is stronger than pride and you of all signs wrote the book on that one.
The planet of love and relationships will retrograde in your sign this summer. Don't be surprised if old lovers return or old love themes come back for a reworking. In any case, love is a major theme for you from late July through September. You could find yourself continuously obsessed with learning all you can about relationship dynamics and how to be a good partner, Leo. You started this passionate study last year, and this year the tutorials continue. The only difference is you'll be asked to put your knowledge into action. The eclipse energy in April could push you to really find the balance you've been seeking with a partner willing to meet you halfway in your mind. If you can't communicate well with your beloved, it's pretty much a deal breaker for you. You've certainly done your fair share of work on improving your own communication skills so it's only natural you would want a partner who can go there with you, Leo. This year has to be a true meeting of the minds with your partner -- or bust!