Are you ready to be bold!? I hope so because the sun moved into fearless Leo on Monday July 22nd where it is most comfortable and expressive. Leo is the 2nd fire sign of the zodiac and these lions have a daring reputation for a reason! Leo is ruled by center of the universe, the sun, which is why many lions may sometimes be labeled as self-centered. Yes, some Leos enjoy basking in the spotlight but at their core is a heart of gold. While the sun is in Leo, we acquire the confidence to go for our dreams and become less inhibited, which takes us to new heights. Mercury went direct last month on July 20th putting us in the clear to move forward with partnerships, contracts and new opportunities. On August 6th there is a New moon in Leo, a great time evaluate the interests you have been afraid to pursue and use the planetary energy to push your fears aside. When the sun moves into earth sign Virgo on August 22nd, you’ll be supported by fiery Leo and earthy work-horse Virgo, a perfect mix for making you’re your dreams a reality.
LEO – THE LION
July 23rd – August 22nd
Happy Birthday, Leo! Now that your zodiac sign is the center of attention, you are right in your element. The sun is in your sign until August 23rd taking your normal confidence to the next level. This coupled with communication planet Mercury in your sign until August 8th and action planet Mars in your sign until August 27th gives you the gift of gab. Whether you want a raise or have a new business pitch, now would be a good time to get the results you desire. There’s also a new moon in your sign on August 6th, making this a good time to try out a new hairstyle or go shopping for a new wardrobe. New Moons are about new beginnings and this one is in your first house of self. With your new summertime style, you should hit the town if you’re interested in finding a new mate. Venus is in Libra, sign of partnerships in your 3rd house of communication making it easier to strike up a conversation with a stranger. The full moon in Aquarius on August 20th in your 7th house of partnerships may signal the beginning or end of a relationship – business or personal. Whatever happens, just know it’s for the best.
VIRGO – THE VIRGIN
August 23rd-September 22nd
At the beginning of this month you may feel as if life is moving in slow motion with the Sun, Mercury, Mars and new moon in your 12th house of dreams/subconscious. Make sure to pay attention to your dreams this month as they can give you clues into what you truly desire and what you should let go of for good. If you’re looking for a raise or a new way to make money, now is a good time as Venus is in Libra in your 2nd house of finances. Libra is the sign of partnerships so this boost in income could come from signing a contract with a business partner or from a recommendation from a friend or love interest. The Full moon in Aquarius in your 6th house will highlight your house of service and health. Have you been neglecting your body lately? If so, now’s the time to get back on your workout plan. When the sun moves into your sign on August 23rd it will be your time to shine. You might as well look good doing it.
LIBRA – THE SCALES
September 23rd – October 22nd
Don’t leave home without your phone or iPad, Libra, this month is going to be a busy one! With the Sun, Mercury and Mars in your 11th house of groups and associations you’ll be busy networking and hanging out with friends. Planet of love and beauty, Venus moves into your sign on August 16th boosting your charm and self-image. If you’ve wanted to try out a new hairstyle or makeup look, now would be a good time to do it. The Full moon in Aquarius in your 5th house of creativity and love could bring some playful romance back into your life. Aquarians love to be unique so use this planetary energy to think outside the box when it comes to planning dates and outings with your honey. On August 23rd when the sun moves into Virgo in your 12th house you’ll be ready to slow down and regroup.
SCORPIO – THE SCORPION
October 23rd – November 21st
This month is all about your career, Scorpio with the Sun, Mercury, Mars and new moon in your 10th house of career/public image. Some Scorpios may get a promotion, start a new job or launch a new business. Leo loves the spotlight so this planetary energy in this part of your chart is very powerful. Make sure to have your business pitch ready and your resume updated as opportunities to advance may come out of the woodwork. With your mind on work this month, your love life may feel like it’s taking a backseat when Venus moves into Libra in your 12th house of dreams and subconscious. Single Scorpios, what kind of partner do you want to manifest? Use this time to visualize your ideal partner. When the sun moves into Virgo on August 23rd in your 11th house of groups and associations, you’ll be ready mingle and meet some new acquaintances that could introduce you to a new beau.
SAGITTARIUS – THE ARCHER
November 22nd – December 21st
Travel and education are on your mind this month, Sagittarius. The Sun, Mercury, Mars and new moon are in your 9th house of travel this month and wherever you go will feel like home. Sagittarius rules the 9th house of travel and education so higher learning could be on your agenda as well. The new moon is about new beginnings so many of you may be gearing up to start working on an advanced degree or certification. The full moon in Aquarius in your 3rd house of communication further supports your educational and professional pursuits. Full moons are about culminations so some of you may be finishing a book or launching a blog or website. When Venus moves into Libra into your 11th house of groups and associations on August 16th, you may turn to your friends and acquaintances for dating or relationship advice. Or one of them may know someone who would be a great mate for you. Keep your eyes and heart open.
CAPRICORN – THE GOAT
December 22nd – January 19th
This month Caps may get the urge to merge resources with business partners or romantic interests. Last month there were several planets in your 7th house of partnership. This month you have the Sun, Mercury, Mars and a New moon in your 8th house of shared resources. This could be a lucky time of year for you, Goat. Some could see money from inheritances come through and the Caps that recently got engaged or married may be in the middle of officially merging finances and legal documents with a spouse. Venus moves into Libra in your 10th house of career on August 16th making career advancement and breakthroughs easier. With Venus placed here you have extra charm and grace, making it easier to leave a lasting impression on colleagues. When the sun moves into fellow earth sign, Virgo on August 23rd in your 9th house, you’ll be ready to jet set for an end of summer vacation.
AQUARIUS – THE WATER BEARER
January 20th – February 18th
Relationships are the theme of this month for our Water Bearing Aquarians. The Sun, Mercury, Mars and new moon are in your 7th house of relationships this month putting business and personal partnerships at the forefront. Passionate Leo is your opposite sign so whatever happens in your relationships this month will definitely bring the fire. Some Aquarians may have marriage and long-term commitment on their mind while others may be considering starting or ending a business partnership. There is also a Full Moon in your sign on August 20th signaling the culmination of something you’ve been working on for the past 6th months. This could be a project or relationship. When the Sun moves into Virgo on August 23rd in your 8th house of shared resources, you may start to critically think about how finances affect your relationships. Are you always footing the bill? Is your mate bad with money? These are topics that may come up at the end of August into the next month.
PISCES – THE FISH
February 19th – March 20th
It’s time to whip yourself into shape this month, Pisces. You have several planets and a new moon in your 6th house of self and service putting the spotlight on your health and helping others. The Leo energy of the month may cause some Pisceans to feel out of balance but try to use this time to boost your energy and determination to get your life in order. When the Sun moves into your opposite sign Virgo on August 23rd, partnerships will be on your mind. Use this time to dream (something Pisceans do best) and define your goals for the rest of the year. The full moon in Aquarius on August 20th in your 12th house may spark some creative ideas. Pay attention to your dreams, yours are vivid and this is where your million dollar ideas may reveal themselves.
ARIES – THE RAM
March 21st-April 19th
You’re on fire this month, Aries – of course you’re excited to hear that! As the first fire sign of the zodiac, you thrive when planets are in sister fire sign, Leo. The Sun, Mercury, Mars and New moon are all in your 5th house of love and creativity resulting in a passionate and fun time for you. This is a great time to try out a playful activity with your honey. When Venus moves into Libra in your 7th house of partnerships on August 16th, you’ll be ready to discuss getting serious…finally. Many Rams love the chase and can be hard to pin down. Coupled Aries will experience renewed passion in their relationships. Just make sure not to burn yourself out this month with all the fun you’ll be having. When the sun moves in to Virgo on August 23rd, you’ll be called to help others while taking better care of yourself.
TAURUS – THE BULL
April 20th- May 20th
This month you may feel like a homebody, Taurus. Last month you were out mingling and making connections and now with the Sun, Mercury, Mars and New moon in your 4th house of home and family, you’ll be focused on getting your house in order. The New moon signals a time of new beginnings so some Taureans may be moving to a new home or working on some DIY home projects. With your sign ruler Venus in Libra in your 6th house of health and service you may find a potential mate while working on your fitness or volunteering for a cause close to your heart. The full moon in Aquarius in your 10th House of career may signal the end of a freelance job you’ve been working or you may finally receive that raise you’ve been pining for. Either way, there will be some career activity going on this month, just think back to what you started working on 6 months ago.
GEMINI – THE TWINS
May 21st – June 20th
The Sun, Mercury, Mars and new moon are right where you want them to be, Gemini – in your 3rd house of communication. Gemini is ruled by Mercury and rules the 3rd house so you should feel like yourself this month. Just make sure not to dominate conversations or discuss controversial topics as this fiery planetary energy can cause discussions to escalate to arguments. Love planet Venus moves into sister Air sign Libra in your 5th house on August 16th bringing out your playful side in romantic relationships. If you’ve been weighing the pros and cons of returning to school or taking a much-needed vacation, you may have some clarity near the full moon in Aquarius on August 20th. This full moon is in your 9th house of travel and education. Mercury being retrograde last month may have contributed to your indecisiveness but it should be easier for you to make a decision this month.
CANCER – THE CRAB
June 21st – July 22nd
You’ve got money on your mind this month, Crab. Your second house of money and assets is full of major planets and the new moon in Leo on August 6th gives you the opportunity to make more money. Firey Leo is very different from sensitive Cancer but this different element can ensure that you get the best deals when you’re negotiating this month or talking finances. Further supporting the financial boost you may see this month is the full moon in Aquarius in your 8th house of shared resources. You have the possibility of getting paid from a past legal case, partner or inheritance. You also may have the urge to beautify your home when Venus moves into Libra on August 16th. Many Crabs love to decorate so this placement of Venus is ideal for your home projects.
- Tamerri Ater, AstroFashionista
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