But, really, everyone’s pretty nuts at this time. You know why?
I have never seen so many retrogrades in my life. EIGHT. That’s an insane number.
Generally it is two or three, or even four. But now it’s Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, Uranus, Chiron, and Vesta. All in retrograde. This is why everyone’s so hysterical. But you know what, Leo? You’re going to use this to make your life FABULOUS. How? By flowing with it, by not fighting the tide, by entering that retrograde swimming motion like Hollywood Swimming Goddess Esther Williams.
A Leo too, of course! (Born August 8, 1921.) Here she is. No one but you (and Esther) could make staying in the water for 15 hours straight look so glamorous.
July 27, the longest eclipse of the century takes place in your marriage house, along with sexy Mars in its closest position to the Earth since 2003. That’s 15 years ago. Powerful!
The day before, July 26, Mercury goes retrograde in YOUR SIGN, so the only problem is…PLANS. Any plans with partners, both love and business, will need to be re-arranged.
Again, you and Esther Williams. She wasn’t bothered, why should you be? Que sera, que sera!
August 8, sexy Mars brings a wonderful responsive love from the public. Hot tip? Think future and stability. Your integrity work is your last gasp of achieving legitimacy, your legacy, and, truly, your lifetime security. After this, it’s smooth sailing.
And forward is what your career is all about. Your most ambitious plans and successes.
As powerful as you’ve become, there is now indecision as to where to take your next step. And that’s not a bad thing, Leo!
August, after all, is your birthday month, and the best time to chill. This will get you the best results too in your negotiations. Resist pushing. Especially with this operation, is time to slow down, luxuriously roll around, and get plenty of glorious cat naps.
Do you know that lions in nature sleep 20 hours a day?
Retrograde is all about going backwards, right? Going over stuff from the past. Over and over. Re-examining. Every step, every action. Rewind the video of your life. Over and over. What really happened. Rewind as many times as you need. You must catch every detail. Can’t miss, nor skip, a beat.
What you’ve done. What you can do better. How you can make your life better.
Backwards means the past, too, so a lot of friends will resurface from the past at this time. You’ll love this part!
Wise old Saturn, your toughest lesson, is in your sixth house of work and health. Just wanting you to get it done.
Even though it IS Celebrate Leo month – Happy Birthday! – and letting yourself be as magical as you like.
You’re bound to be going crazy about relationships (even if only in your head).
Still single? Leo!! It’s been too long. Time to get hooked up now, even if he or she is “not my type”. This is the relationship that will change your life for the better.
Coupled Lions: You will grow closer to your mate. August may be the time you decide to not talk as much and just relate physically and psychically. You will feel much more contented as a result.
Lions trying to conceive: August is your best month. Go for it!
If you’re just getting over a little cough or sniffle as you’re reading this horoscope, don’t worry. July ends with so many unexpected career opportunities that your system is a little overloaded. That’s all.
It’s like waking up after ten years. Think back to 2009 and what parts of you have been asleep since then.
A good chunk of your energy has been taken up with stressful changes – even if the change or new birth was the best thing in the world, it was still very stressful – and it is time to acknowledge that. (Breathe deeply, Leo.) It’s going to be completely different from here on in.
This August you get the chance NOT to repeat that scenario. Stay put. Finish what you need to do before you move on. Some of your greatest work is being done from now until October. You have a terrific line up which promises great blessings and fortune.
For you, Leo, it is your first house: of self, looks, behavior, charm, and love. And in here you have: your natural ruler the awesome Sun, sharp-thinking Mercury (in retrograde July 26 to August 19), wise Vesta, and a solar eclipse new Moon on Saturday, August 11. They all boost:
Your sense of self-esteem
Your behavior and manners with others
Being honest about who you are and what you need
Moving forward with hope
Seeing yourself as the special person you are
Do that project you’ve been putting off (the one you love). Not only will it be a huge success, it will also bring unforseen financial rewards. Just beware, as August begins, that someone, say a huge authority, does not try to pull the hood over your eyes. Think of a polite way to say, “No fast ones, please.”
Look to your partners. Look to your governments. Look to your contracts. You will have great luck here. You find that investor, find that partner, find the right contract for yourself.
Don’t worry about exhausting your resources. They’re inexhaustible. Well done.
If you can’t take time off from work, or family, or taking care of everyone as you do, then at least go easy and minimize the hours. Take breaks. Exotic Leo holidays.
Make sure you get some time to yourself. If you don’t, you may feel as if you’re losing your mind.
I find that time alone is as essential as dreaming. Without sleep and dreaming, the unconscious gets off balance, goes weird, starts playing tricks on you. Don’t let this happen to you.
Your place in the spotlight – quite soon, a literal spotlight – is a pressure to be borne gracefully. If you don’t get enough sleep and dreaming, you may act out in all sorts of inappropriate ways.
Shopping will be one way. And it is not the time to spend a lot of money. (You may be attempting to create a new life rather quickly over the ruins of an old one.)
It may be too quick – although you can sweep through almost anything with your usual poise and grace. Just bear in mind that in relationships the friendship factor is key now.
All that your seventh house rules:
Partnering with another, either in love or business
Joining together in love
Your soul mate
Sharing ideas and common goals
Discoursing and discussing
Relating with professional colleagues
Creating and appreciating beauty
As I said, you will be in the spotlight – yes, while you get your rest! – and your creativity and ideas will be at an all-time high. Even as you relax from the last few grueling months, you can make your mark on the world, and you will. For this month the planets make you alluring beyond all compare. You always look good but this time – wow!
Happy Birthday, Leo!
This is your time to shine. To aim high and to have confidence in your goals and to make others helpless before your wishes! All the action this month is happening in your sign and in your first house.
It’s important not to feel self-doubt at this time. A past relationship stirred this to a boiling point, and you will feel great relief as this calms down.
Sex and anger, sex and anger. These two, interestingly, can live together.
As long as you don’t blame others, it will be a beautiful month.
Take some time out for yourself, Leo – it is crucial that you do so. In a new relationship take baby steps. Nurture yourself as you would your own baby.
You don’t have to do everything yourself. Enjoy the Sun – your ruler – in your sign, and accept the universe working with you.
Personally, August really is Passion Month with a capital P. You will feel everything as deeply as a volcano. This includes…yes. Sex. Remember, nurturing baby steps…
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I look forward to speaking with YOU, Leo.
With love, Madalyn
YOUR DAYS: Leo Sun and Leo Jupiter, your times of destiny are:
(Eastern) Friday, August 10 after 12:18am; all of Saturday, August 11, except for the very last minute of it.
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