Leo - August 2018
Happy Birthday, lovely lions! As we welcome the Sun to your sign for the first three weeks of August, you will probably find yourself a significant step closer to achieving your personal goals! This is a time for putting yourself first and going for what you want, your confidence and charisma will see you through even the most challenging of situations. The new Moon of the 11th also shines a light in this part of your chart, and this new Moon is another solar eclipse, therefore new personal projects which begin now are set to have an important impact on your world as we reach December. Mercury also continues his journey here, turning direct on the 19th. If you have difficult issues to communicate and are able to put them on hold until this last ten days of the month, you are more likely to avoid misunderstandings or confusion.
With Mars retrograde in your house of relationships until the 13th, expressing your feelings with loved ones will be a tough call. If you are a July-born lion, he will oppose your natal Sun during this fortnight of the month, too, and you will find it especially hard to keep a lid on those feelings of resentment and anger around your partner’s attempts to control you. Lilith also arrives here on the 7th where she immediately mixes energies with Mars until the 13th, and this is not a week of toeing the line in your love life, you will need to be free to do and say what you please. Uranus and Mars also reunite at this time in a connection which will persist until early September, creating trouble around working partnerships, as you struggle to compromise on key points of your plans. There could be some explosive and brutally honest words flying around here, so make sure before you speak that you really can’t say these things any other way!
Family life should receive a welcome boost from Jupiter’s positive energy this month, as this compassionate guy settles back into forward motion in your domestic world. Spending time with loved ones will be a very rewarding experience now, you should find fewer arguments and tensions, as everyone seems to appreciate what they have. Good fortune is to be found in all things property-related, family heirlooms should also make you a profit under Jupiter’s influence. Just watch for the Sun squaring up to Jupiter during the first fortnight of the month, creating some issues around your domestic plans. Over confidence regarding a property sale or home project could cost you, as you find it hard to see the practical problems behind your exciting ideas. It is important to listen to those who try to counsel you.
Your career continues to feel a little unsteady in August, as Uranus gets busy changing your goals around to suit your newfound independence. Expect the unexpected in battles for promotion, job interviews and presentations of ideas; that’s the best you can really do to prepare yourself! Uranus forms a promising triad of connections with Saturn and the Sun after the 24th, which is fabulous for making money from innovative and artistic ideas. People will find your originality appealing, and you will finally feel that your unique skills are being recognised. The full Moon of the 26th will sextile Uranus, and whilst this transit may close the door on a long-standing career opportunity, you will also find that as we move into September, someone is waiting in the wings to provide you with the chance to try something new and very exciting. Have a wonderful month!