It’s an interesting situation for you this month as the majority of the planets create a lively scenario and yet the Sun, which rules Leo, is tucked away in your chart in the sign of Cancer until the 22nd.
This may mean that even though life’s taking off quickly you feel as if you’re one step behind or not feeling as confident as you’d like. It may be that energy wise you need to take it easy and look after yourself especially if life is busier, both at work and socially. This changes when the Sun enters your sign of Leo on the 22nd but until that date, pace yourself.
So what’s going so well in your life now? Firstly, the planet of communication, Mercury is in Leo until 1st September. This is a great time to talk the talk, brainstorm, come up with new ideas, get people together and generally create a social or work buzz. In addition, both Venus and Jupiter are in chatty Gemini, the sign that rules friends, groups, clubs and society. This is where opportunity lies for you through old friends and contacts, via networking, through meeting people and being active in your community and the world in general. It suggests this is a wonderful month to try out new activities, to improve your social life, to reunite with old friends and enjoy yourself.
There may be a chance to travel or try out new experiences too as Uranus is in your fellow fire sign of Aries and Uranus dominates the month, making lively connections on the 4th, 5th, 22nd, 25th and 31st. Uranus rules spontaneity and urges you to take risks and say yes to opportunities with regard to travel, study and broadening your horizons. A trip away with friends, a weekend city break, attending a talk or seminar and making the most of the culture in your town; all these events will not only be fun but can lead to exciting developments too.
Work benefits from accepting new and different invitations and it’s through a new network of people that you either find work or discover a new vocation. Especially if you found yourself struggling or working hard for little or no reward recently, you’ll be ready for a change. It was Einstein who defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. It’s a wise quote to bear in mind as ringing the changes helps you discover new options for yourself and helps you redefine who you are. Authenticity is something of a buzz word these days but it fits for you for this month’s stars.
You may feel cautious or doubt yourself at times because you know you’re not on the right track. You may not be able to explain why things feel wrong. If this is the case, then stop, slow down and listen to your inner voice. This is what can guide you with the Sun in Cancer tucked away in your chart.
Another reason why stopping and slowing down is wise is because Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on the 15th. Mercury remains on go slow until 8th August and this is a time to reflect, rethink, revise and take your time. It’s an incredibly fertile and creative period for you but don’t feel you have to follow every idea or be decisive if there’s still a small measure of uncertainty. Your confidence will rise once the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd and come 8th August when Mercury gets the green light, you find your voice and are primed and ready to take action.
Finally, when it comes to love the same goes so don’t think you have to make any major decisions. If you’re married or in a relationship, try out new things together; if you’re single, date different people and keep an open mind about where you’re heading. Wait until you get that green light from Mercury next month and be sure about what your heart truly feels.
[Leo from flickr.com]