After the drama and disruptions of last month, August is a welcome ray of sunshine for you, Leo.
Before you can reach the gold at the end of the rainbow, you’ll have to weather a storm. Don’t let the thunder and bad weather get you down though. After all, rainbows aren’t possible without a little rain. To start off, the Full Moon on August 3rd is in your polar opposite sign: Aquarius. The Sun still in Leo, so it’s like this moon opposes the core of your very being. Don’t take this personally; you can probably admit where you needed a second perspective anyway.
If anything’s for sure, this detached first moon of July pulls out all the party tricks thanks to a square from Uranus. Surprise after surprise jumps out of your seventh house of partnerships, but they’re unlikely to be pleasant.
Watch your reactions in the first week of August. Infantile outbursts could spoil the rewards that are headed your way.
Holding your tongue could prove difficult around the 4th as communicative Mercury enters your sign and first house. Self-expression and elaborate speeches come easily now, but that means you’re way more likely to come off as self-important and egotistical if you don’t check yourself first. Use your quick wit and fiery confidence to spread the joy with some lighthearted banter. If you can make the effort to joke about yourself, others will see you as more down-to-earth and fun to be around.
This is the best month of the year for your creative endeavors or artistic pursuits. Even if you’re not one to pick up a paintbrush, you can speak from the heart in a way that puts you in the spotlight. Right now there’s no thrill better than the one you feel when you’re in front of an audience.
It’s not easy to put on such a magnificent performance 24/7. In fact, you’d benefit from some time alone to reconnect with your past and your psyche around the 7th. Venus, the planet of self-esteem and values is now taking a cautious look at everything hidden in your twelfth house. Your deepest secrets are hidden beneath an ocean of instinct and self-protection, but as Venus plunges into the waters of Cancer, you find your emotions are flooding your sunny shores.
These emotions are your greatest muse on August 11th. As Vesta the asteroid of the sacred flame enters your sign, your path towards potential is lit. You can completely redefine your inner guiding light and your identity right now if you choose to devote yourself to your passions.
Vesta’s arrival in Leo coincides with the last quarter moon in Taurus and your tenth house of career. The moon’s square to your natal sun creates a crisis between your head and your heart, but you know it’s time to pivot inwards. Try not to resist change simply because you enjoy where you are right now; chances are, there’s something even better waiting just outside your comfort zone.
August 12th brings a perfect opportunity to cut loose if you can see the difficulties in your wake as a fun obstacle course rather than an insurmountable wall.
You may be paranoid about being questioned or judged, but it’s like your most scathing critic is yourself. Yes, when it comes down to it, no one is quite so aware of your fears as you are, and the words you tell yourself in response to your failure can be more scathing than anything else. Why don’t you cut yourself some slack?
No matter how much you try to distract yourself from your fears, intrusive thoughts about your social status will wiggle their way into your mind on August 15th. While Uranus is retrograde in your house of achievement, unpredictable breakdowns and breakthroughs send lightning shocks through your public life. Buckle up for five months of breakups and shakeups that challenge your ego and permanently shift how you earn your money.
The best thing you can do now is taking a risk; you’ll surprise yourself and everyone about you with your natural leadership skills and authority.
A great new business idea could inspire you to take a chance on your future after the 22nd. For the next month, your personal finances and self-esteem are powered up by your ruler the Sun’s transit through Virgo. It pays to keep track of the details now, but don’t let perfectionism hold you back.
In the final week of August, you should set your sights on pushing through obstacles and evolving past them, even if it means cutting off communication with a loved one or family member. The first quarter moon in Sagittarius which wraps up this month means you’re able to banish old blocks and patterns to the far ends of the galaxy. You might wonder if you’ve made the right decision at first, but you head into September with renewed faith in your vision.
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