August 2012 Monthly Horoscope for Leo
Overview: 2012 has been filled with major planetary influences and August 2012 is no exception. The Sun and Mercury (in a retrograde mood) will inhabit your sign for the most part of the month. This means that your attention will be quite more oriented towards pleasure-seeking activities and that you will be hard at work chasing the simple pleasures in life. Your romantic interactions will be quite satiating, but you need to be careful not to get involved in foolish and groundless discussion. But, until the 22nd, take advantage of your enhanced charisma, particularly if you are single and you are looking for a romantic connection (don't expect any serious commitments, though!). If you are in a committed relationship, be watchful during the end of the month, since Uranus and Pluto will be creating some difficulties in your domestic life.
Career and Work: Considering all positive planetary influences stationed in your sign, it is not difficult to realize that you will have a lot of potential in your professional life. Your employers (or potential employers) will be star-struck by your magnetism and appeal, so work this to your advantage. However, you should be prepared to deal with difficult or overly dramatic authority figures. If that is the case, just keep your head low and avoid arguments, because you won't win if you confront them.
Finances and Money: The financial department will be brilliant throughout August 2012. Mercury, the planet that rules your sign, is still in your 1st house (together with the Sun), but will be in a retrograde position until the 8th. After this period, your financial judgment should be quite enhanced. Since you enjoy some speculation and the thrill of investing, you should analyze things carefully. Do hold you rashness and control your impulses; you can have a tendency to overspend and, while Mercury is retrograde, this could cause some serious damages. As the Sun enters Virgo, the financial aspect of your life is emphasized even further.
Love and Relationships: Love and romance will still be pretty good, at least until the 22nd (while the Sun is lingering on your sign). With your 1st house - Personality - strong, you will have more personal charisma and allure. Your personal appearance will be quite magnetic and you will make a few heads turn. Since you normally feel quite comfortable as the leading actor, enjoy this good vibe, since this is another advantage in the love department.
Health: From the 22nd to the 25th, you should be extra careful about your unhealthy habits, since the Sun opposes Neptune. Drinking should be avoided at all cost and don't even think about drinking and driving, since accidents are bound to happen. Any substance that sends you into a stupor is bad for you and could be very dangerous during this period.