Leo (23 July – 22 August)
It’s all systems go as August begins. The Sun, your ruler, has been in your star sign, Leo, since July 23rd. Yet, it’s only as the month of August begins that there’s a sense of progress and forward motion.
There are two reasons for this. Firstly, communication planet, Mercury, turns direct on the 1st (July 31st in America). Mercury’s been retrograde, i.e. on go slow since July 8th. Its change of direction often brings new information to light and can release any tensions.
Mercury turns direct in Cancer and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. Sometimes, this flags up personal issues, your inner voice, worry or anxiety. You may get a clear sense of what you want or need moving forwards and can let go of the things that have been holding you back.
Mercury turns direct at the same degree as the Lunar Eclipse on July 16th. Therefore, these two events may be linked. An issue with your health or work could be resolved, whether you find the right expert, you get the information you need or your state of mind improves.
New Moon Leo
This is a top month to develop a positive attitude in life and make the most of whatever comes your way. Also, on the 1st (again, July 31st in America), there’s a New Moon in Leo, a symbol of new beginnings.
New Moons are always a promising time to set your intentions, launch something new and be pro-active. This New Moon is particularly powerful for you as it’s your annual New Moon. Therefore, use the New Moon energy to plan ahead, not only for August but the coming year as well.
When key planets are in Leo, the emphasis is on you, your personal goals and aims. It’s about your image and profile, how other people see you and your physical well-being.
Plus, you have action planet, Mars, in Leo until the 18th and the planet of love and relating, Venus, in Leo until the 21st. The stars are on you side so make the most of this golden opportunity to shine. Love could be scintillating for some of you and the more confident you are, the more you attract other people into your life.
The Sun, your ruler, teams up with love planet, Venus, on the 14th which could prove to be a special time for you. In fact, this loving combination falls one day before the Full Moon which cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.
This Full Moon brings emotions to the fore and highlights you and your close relationships. Do something special with your partner mid-month and celebrate with the ones you love.
Some of you may sign or seal an important contract in the first two weeks of August and it would be a great time to do so. Partnership and loyalty are rewarded.
More good news comes in the shape of Jupiter, the biggest planet and the best planet in astrology. Jupiter is currently in a fellow fire sign, Sagittarius, the sector of your horoscope which rules luck, entertainment, creativity, romance & children.
Plus, on the 11th, Jupiter turns direct and remains in forward motion in Sagittarius until early December. This is glorious astrology for you. It feels lucky, fortuitous. You may find yourself in the right place at the right time or be open to a new opportunity that comes your way. This might produce a gift, an award, a competition win.
Jupiter’s in action on the 7th, the 8th and the 21st. All of these dates are promising to take a risk, live life to the full and do more of what you love. This could spell good news for your relationship with a child or perhaps you’re a proud parent.
It’s also about new love and romance and another reason why August could be a stunning month for you when it comes to your close relationships. The more you put into your life, especially up until the 23rd while the Sun graces your star sign, the more you get back in return. Allow your true personality to shine and let people see you for who you really are.
Career Change Of Gear
There may be some changes this month that you weren’t expecting, thanks to the planet of unpredictability, Uranus. Uranus is currently in Taurus and your career and vocation sector. On the 12th, Uranus turns retrograde so look out for a significant turning point in your own life.
In fact, there are a couple of dates that could be bumpy with regard to your career or future path. Plans may change suddenly on or around the 2nd or 16th. This could be connected to what’s happening with a partner, either personal or professional. Keep your options open, be flexible and be aware that some things are out of your control.
Money is under the cosmic spotlight from the 18th onwards and this is where you can make significant progress. Action planet, Mars, enters Virgo and your personal money sector on the 18th followed by Venus on the 21st, the Sun, your ruler, on the 23rd and talk planet, Mercury, on the 29th.
Also, these key planetary bodies team up with Uranus in Taurus in a good way. The dates to note are the 26th, 28th and 30th. Act fast and you can turn work and money matters to your advantage. The latter date coincides with a second New Moon, this time in Virgo. Again, partnership is the key to success and negotiating well.
Get your finances in order and consider investing in a venture that’s innovative, new age or linked to technology. Expert advice could prove costly but worth it in the long run.