Leo - August 2019
Happy Birthday, lovely lions! Your solar return offers you a chance to do what you do best and show the world how fabulous you are! It’s a time for all eyes to be on you, as you use the Sun’s positive energy to turn your dreams into reality. Venus will conjunct the Sun in your sign during the first three weeks of August, a creative and affectionate time for you, in which expressing your inner beauty will be very important. The new Moon of the 1st is also a good time to alter your personal appearance in some way or set yourself some health improvement goals. A new love is also possible around this period, if this is something you are looking for in your life right now. Just watch for some stressful aspects with Uranus between the 1st and 8th creating tension around career goals; it seems not everyone is supporting you as you would like, and unexpected obstacles may suddenly seem to arise around work projects.
As Mercury returns to your house of secrets and hidden things until the 11th, conversations may once again seem to turn a rather covert corner, with everyone suddenly having something to hide or talking behind hands. During Mercury’s retrograde spell in the latter half of July, you might have noticed some issues around privacy or breaches of confidentiality, but these matters should be cleared up as August progresses. Suffice it to say, this first half of the month isn’t really the best of times for open and honest conversations, attempts at transparency will leave you frustrated. More beneficial days for making headway with your plans are the 18th to 21st and 28th to 30th as the Moon connects positively with your natal Sun. Avoid raising important issues for debate between the 13th and 16th, lunar energy at this time conflicts with your aims and you probably won’t make much progress.
We are blessed with a second new Moon on the 30th of August, and the focus for this lunar energy is your financial sector. This Moon sends opportunities to make extra money or to put a plan in place to pay off your bills. Support could come from unusual sources here, but however it originates it will be well-meant and genuine. Mars is also in this part of your chart after the 19th, and his presence here may enhance your desire for some financial security, which in turn will push you to work harder for your pennies. Mars’s trine with Uranus after the 19th and into the first days of September is excellent for turning creative ideas into money-spinners, the more original the better. Just take care that you are thinking everything through, as neither of these planets are known for their caution or patience!
Relationships will be brought to your attention mid-month, as the full Moon of the 13th illuminates your house of partnerships. The full Moon in this part of your chart can sometimes act as a mirror, pushing you into situations where you are suddenly allowed a glimpse of the way others view you, or what they think of you. This can be an incredibly insightful experience, as it allows you to look more closely at whether you are being the kind of person you really want to be around people. If love matters aren’t working out, this will be a make or break time for you, and some opposition from Venus and Mars suggests that the final straw may come through arguments relating to jealousy and possessiveness. You know what you need to do here. Enjoy your month!