Leo Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

LEO

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU!

If you’re not already experiencing major ups and downs in your life, then you’d better check your birth certificate and make sure you’re actually a Leo! The eclipse action from last month continues now with even more force as the New Moon eclipse on August 11 takes place in your sign. The long and short of it is that you need to think about how you want your life to be. The universe supports you in making changes.

Power date: August 11 – the New Moon in your sign also the time to make 10 wishes

Starts with a bang – Mars squares Uranus

So here we go into another eclipse month which means it’s quite likely to be at least as crazy as it’s been for the past few weeks. So many people are reporting that the life feels quite crazy right now. We have had the eclipses, we have had the change-maker planet Uranus changing signs quite recently and we have six planets retrograding this winter or summer, depending on where you are in the world.

If all that isn’t a recipe for madness, then I really don’t know what is!

All that is the background music as August kicks off. Think chaos, second chances, think new beginnings that come suddenly.

Added to all this, we have a very big clash between the retrograding angry planet Mars and the planet of chaos and madness, Uranus, at the very start of the month. You could say August starts with a bang not a whimper, that’s for sure. However forewarned is forearmed, so do what you can to stay on an even keel by meditating and breathing through dramas. There will be chaos. But as long as you try to stay calm and accept that it’s just part of the process as you settle into your new Uranus cycle, all should be well.

Here is a reminder about where Uranus is for you and what that means:

As the planet of newness electrifies your 10th House of Career, you can expected the unexpected when it comes to your career, ambitions and what the world recognises you for. Big changes in your professional life are pretty inevitable now. If you can work for yourself or online or both, that will match the new energies well. For some, there will be radical reversals at work. Perhaps that thing you thought you wanted to achieve has changed.

And then? Uranus reverses

Just to keep you fully informed, it’s worth noting that in fact, Uranus has gone about as far into the sign of Taurus that it’s going to for this first foray. As of August 7, Uranus goes into a retrograde cycle, joining the five other planets also doing the same thing. Note that it’s for this reason that I’m calling this season the second chancesseason of second chances”! If you want a second chance personally or professionally, you could be about to get lucky. When planets reverse, we get to review, rethink, re-argue, re-dream and so on.

As for the Uranus retrograde, though, it has a secondary meaning. All the madness you’ve felt for the past few months? You’re about to go through a sort of “second version” of it. Some of the same weirdness could arise. People behaving erratically and so on, work issues spinning out of control. And yet, because this is the retrograde and because Uranus is going backwards and covering old ground in your chart, there is every chance you will know better how to handle it all.

New Moon eclipse in Leo

So what about the Full Moon eclipse in Leo? It’s being news for everyone and not just for Leos! Thought if you happen to be Leo or Leo Rising (find out here for free) then yes, it’s extra big news!

Eclipses come along in pairs or threes or fours. In this current eclipse season, this New Moon eclipse is the third and last of the series which started in mid-July with the New Moon eclipse, then sparked again at the end of July with the Full Moon eclipse and now here we are with the New Moon eclipse again.

Remember this, New Moon eclipses are the bomb! They are THE time to start anything new. So if you’re launching any kind of new project now and can do it after the eclipse, then you will have amazing energies on your side. Here are the eclipse times:

New Moon Eclipse on August 11 (Sydney) at 19 Leo

New Moon Eclipse details:
SYDNEY: August 11, 7.57pm
NEW YORK: August 11, 5.57am
LONDON: August 11, 10.57am

The New Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. By getting clear on what you want, you will effectively be sending out arrows of desire that cannot help but start to manifest. Of course you also need to work towards your dreams. For help getting started with your New Moon wishes, intentions and commitments, pick up my 100% New Moon Wishing Guide

So what can YOU do with the New Moon eclipse? That is a very good question!

Here’s where the New Moon eclipse is hitting your chart and what that means:

All of them! Everywhere! The New Moon eclipse takes place in your sign – a massive shout-out from the Universe that the time is ripe for you to take a gigantic, running leap into a new future. Have a look around you. Do you feel that you’re a bit off track? If so, panic not! This eclipse is your chance to take any part of your life which you know is no longer working for you and to ex it. You’ll know what and how. Special caution: you need to let go of anyone or anything you know is dragging you down. Move on now and you’ll be able to do it on your terms.

What About The Full Moon This Month?

The Full Moon this month is the first non-eclipse lunation we have had since mid-July.

Full Moon on August 26 (Sydney) at 4 Pisces

Full Moon details:
SYDNEY: August 26, 9.56pm
NEW YORK: August 26, 7.56am
LONDON: August 26, 12.56pm

The Full Moon is the time when your emotions come up to the surface for you to deal with them. If you work with them, you can clear yourself out energetically. The easiest way to do this is to make peace with the past, once a month at least. For help doing that, click here for my 100% free Full Moon Forgiveness Kit.

Remember, even a non-eclipse Full Moon turns up the volume on whatever else is going on in your life and whatever else is going on in the skies. This month, the Full Moon is taking place before and after some quite tense alignments.

Notably, right after the eclipse, there is a clash between Venus and Pluto; Venus being the planet of love and abundance, and Pluto being the powerful planet of paranoid obsession! In other words, there could be some rather intense times related to love, money and power this month!

Let Go Of Venus/Pluto Issues

Following on from the fact of the Venus/Pluto clash here are a few ideas to work with this Full Moon.

1. Forgive someone who hurt you – just let it go
2. Make sure you’re being super honest in your love life and when it comes to finances
3. Look at if you need to pare back your budget
4. Watch out for power struggles related to love or money
5. Avoid emotional entanglements – obsession isn’t healthy love!

And here is where the Full Moon eclipse is triggering YOUR chart

(remember to read your Rising Sign if you know it for even more accuracy!)

The Full Moon is taking place in your 8th house. For you, it’s partly all about joint finances – that means where you get paid by someone else or where you pay them and also about loans and debt. It’s a time to be thinking about what’s yours, what’s someone else’s and where the two may or can or even should meet. You may find that you’ve been thinking too much about someone else’s needs but now comes a time when you start to focus more on feathering your own nest. There really is nothing at all wrong with that – in fact, with the Full Moon in your 8th house, it’s pretty much what you should be doing. Sexually, the coming month is emotionally charged. If things are good, they should get better. If they’re not so good, it’s time to address the issues. Sex is not always easy to talk about but this Full Moon brings makes it easier.

The hardy warrior revisits an old battleground aka Mars revers into Cap
Also of great import astrologically this month, we get the continuation and then conclusion of the Mars retrograde cycle. Mars is the planet of anger and sex so among other things, there could be some old angry arguments coming up and there could be some sex with your ex! You have been warned!

From my Season of Second Chances free email series: As with all the retrogrades, this one is a double-edged sword. The upside is that Mars is the planet of anger, fighting, testosterone and blood. There is reason to hope that when the planet associated with the Roman God of war is reversing, people will lay down their guns, at least for a while. This can be literal or it can simply mean we are better able to control our angry impulses and draw breath before shouting!

When it comes to second chances, Mars retrograde offers the perfect opportunity to revisit a situation that went badly due to anger or stress. See how things go if you remain calm this time! Now is a good time to get back in touch with an ex, or a friend you fell out with. Professionally, this can be a good time to build bridges with a difficult colleague.

Mars is the warrior of the zodiac – whether you’re male or female, Mars is where you fight from. As Mars reverses, we could be re-waging old battles, so watch out if you sense that you’re being drawn back into an argument you really have had enough of. That said, if you need more energy and FIGHT, Mars retrograde has your back!

Here’s what this cycle means for you:

For you, Mars will be going backwards in your Sixth House of daily health and work routines. If you know you need to stay on top of things physically, make sure you don’t allow Mars’ reverse cycle here to totally derail your exercise regimes! Mars is actually the planet of sport and usually having him in this part of your chart fires us up so that we do more exercise, not less. However this reverse cycle could see your motivation lessening a little – make a pre-emptive strike if you can, and at least chose to do work outs which you really enjoy, so that there’s a higher chance of actually doing them! This reverse cycle may also mark a time when you need more help than you are able to give. That’s fine, too. This part of your chart is where you are of service to others, but it may be that between now and the end of the year, you need to learn to accept others’ offers of help quite regularly. Do it! At work, you may be feeling a tad less motivated about getting head but as long as you try to stick to your basic routines, this shouldn’t lead to any major dramas. There will be plenty of time later to be active in making changes to your daily duties, if not doesn’t feel like the right time.

And then… Mercury goes direct

If you’re a Mercury retrograde watcher, then you will be glad to hear that this cycle concludes on August 19. Which means that Mercury will be going backwards for MOST of August. In other words, most of what you do this month could end up having to be done again, in some way. Or maybe you’re already repeating something you did in a past Mercury retrograde cycle.

On the one hand, Mercury retrograde can be a time when communications and travel plans in particular go awry, and that does test the patience. So leave room for manoeuvre in your summer holiday itinerary and expect unexpected adventures. On the other hand, it’s also a brilliant cycle because it gives us all a chance to stop racing ahead mentally, to rethink and review. In terms of holiday plans, revisiting somewhere you love or seeing old friends is an ideal way to use the energies.

Here’s where Mercury will be for you as and when it ends its retrograde:

Things should be less complicated from here on in, for a while at least. For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your FIRST HOUSE – that means your entire life has been subject to madness and mayhem as Mercury has played his funny little tricks (not) all over you. If life has been chaotic beyond belief of late, now you know why! This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you can expect (or at least allow for the possibility) one last blast of mayhem. And after that? It’s smoother sailing. There will be fewer crossed wires, less drama and much, much less to-ing and fro-ing.

Jupiter trine Neptune

Also – information for all the signs – note that August brings an amazing Jupiter/Neptune connection. If it weren’t for the fact of the eclipse and all the retrogrades, this combo alone would have been the main headline of this month’s stars. As it is, you’re reading about it towards the end of the post because while it’s big, it’s just not as JARRING as the rest of the astrology for August.

What is does mean is that this month is ideal for connecting to Spirit, to the Divine, to Source. And how to do that? I don’t know any better way than to meditate. If you do know how to meditate, do it daily this month. And if you don’t know how, then make it a goal (a New Moon wish?) to learn. It will change your life! But learning it isn’t enough.

You also have to do it, to get the most out of it. Just saying.

The Jupiter/Neptune connection takes place on August 19, the same day that Mercury ends its reverse cycle. If you do nothing else that day, set aside time to

1. Just say “Ommmm…”
2. Make a list of what 1- things which would make you feel inspired
3. Work out how to do at least three of those things in the coming week

Mars attacks goes direct!

Finally, fyi, the planet of war and blood and sex and drive, Mars, ends his retrograde cycle on August 27.

All in all, it’s a potentially exciting month. Remember that being a New Moon eclipse month, it’s a time to BOLDLY stride into whatever future you want to create for yourself!

A last word…

The August New Moon eclipse is in your sign. In other words, this is the time for you to think about what you want your life to look like. Make plans for how to achieve that and then back it all up by visualising it. It’s not going too far to say this month could be life-changing. Ditch the past.

Have a great month!

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