Summary Leo Horoscope: An emphasis on identity and relationships, with two major eclipses in these sectors. Mercury retrograde could see a financial matter come up for review. Saturn direct in your love zone could straighten out a romantic or child-related matter.
Extended Leo Horoscope: There’s sure to be lots of activity in your life this month, with two game changing eclipses, Mercury and Uranus going retrograde, and Saturn going direct!
The month begins with two major heavy hitting planets, Jupiter and Pluto, squaring one another on August 4th in your communication, work and health sectors. You might have difficulties with a trip, sibling, work assignment or writing project.
This aspect has occurred before- in late November 2016 and late March 2017– so think back to those times for clues as to themes that could emerge.
Then, the first eclipse will be a lunar eclipse on August 7th in your relationship zone. Luckily, this eclipse will reach out happily to good luck Jupiter in your communication house, as well as stable Saturn in your love sector, suggesting that you could get engaged or married at this time! It’s also possible you discover a pregnancy, or that you make a commitment regarding a creative project.
One thing to be watchful of, however, is the fact that energizer Mars will be zooming through your sign of Leo, directly opposite this eclipse. It’s possible that you will be very busy at this time. It’s also possible that you feel selfish or determined to make yourself the priority in your relationships. You might even step on a few toes!
Some good days to address personal needs are August 10th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 27th. Luckily, I don’t see any other negative squares or oppositions between planets in your sign this month!
In fact, the solar eclipse on August 21st takes place in your sign of Leo, and it is the most gorgeous eclipse! It will conjunct motivator Mars and the fated North Node, reach out happily to Jupiter and Uranus in your communication and travel houses, and trine stable Saturn in your love zone!
Again, all signs are pointing to success with pregnancy, children, romance, and creative projects. You might even go on a fun trip or begin a writing project!
There is reason to suggest that you make any moves earlier than the eclipse, however, as on August 13th Mercury goes retrograde, and I think we all know to stay away from Mercury retrograde by now!
This time, the retrograde will take place in your salary house, so you may need to review and revise a financial matter. I would avoid making any major commitments “official” during this time or signing any contracts. You could find down the road that whatever you committed to is not what you thought it was.
Mercury also rules your 11th house of friends and goals, so this is an area of life that could come up for review as well. Mercury goes direct on September 5th.
Switching gears, you’ll be pleased to hear that love planet Venus is gliding through your 12th house of closure this month, blessing endings, health, and negative emotions.
Venus will make loving aspects to Mercury, Neptune, and Pluto respectively on August 10th, 12th, and 15th, so these are wonderful days to address money or health needs.
Days I would avoid are August 17th and August 24th, when Venus will be angry with Jupiter and then Uranus in your communication and travel houses.
Luckily, August 27th sees the Sun (your ruler!) in your communication house reach out happily to Saturn in your love zone. Even better, on August 25th, Saturn goes direct in your love zone, suggesting that a romantic or child-related matter will speed up or become easier.
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Summary Leo Horoscope: A full moon on July 8th could bring a work or health matter to a head. The new moon on July 23rd might sweep in a new personal project or relationship.
Extended Leo Horoscope:
June 23rd saw a new moon in your closure house, conjunct Mercury and Mars in the same house, and making a loose square to Jupiter in your communication zone.
It’s possible that you closed out a chapter of your life.
The first few weeks of the month continue this focus on closure, with your best day to take action being July 5th, when the Sun makes a harmonious trine to Neptune in your financial house.
However, there are some hard aspects going on in your closure house throughout the month, which could bring challenges your way. Days to watch out for are July 2nd, 4th, 9th, 17th, and 20th.
Then, July 8th sees full moon in your work and health zone, and in truth, this moon is mixed.
While the moon will make a loving trine to Neptune in your financial house, it will conjunct transformational Pluto, oppose warrior Mars in your closure house, and square good luck Jupiter in your communication house.
It’s possible that you get a new job or bonus. Alternatively, you could address a health concern or have surgery.
It appear that whatever comes up will come with challenges. Work or illness might even interfere with a planned vacation.
Luckily, friendships and goals seem to go well this month, with loving Venus gliding her way through Gemini. Good days to address these types of needs are July 18th, 26th, and 30th.
I would avoid July 17th and 24th for friendship and goal matters.
As the month progresses, planets begin to trickle into your sign of Leo. Luckily, it’s all good news on this front, as Mercury makes harmonious aspects with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, the True Node, and Uranus on July 7th, 14th, 19th, 21st, and 24th respectively.
In fact, you get a lovely new moon in your sign on July 23th, suggesting that you may launch a new personal project!
Next month offers even more possibilities, since there will be a stunning solar eclipse in Leo on August 21st, offering you glorious beginnings for the whole year!