Diana's Monthly Leo Forecast for July 2016
Until the 22nd the Solar energies could manifest as a pull towards things going on behind the scenes or in your private life – perhaps to do with the past or perhaps it’s a work in progress. You’ll probably have to put aside personal desires and become more aware of another’s needs or requirements, even when you are not in the mood. Others may not fully realize how much you are dealing with as the Sun is in a karmic house during this phase. But this is no time to cling to ego, as, if you do, you may feel let down.
Until the 14th will be a period in which to discuss, consider, and generally chew the fat in the company of others. You also may be networking or spending more time online. Others could find you articulate and your ideas interesting and you feel in an experimental mood as you explore different ideas or avenues of expression. You could be surprised by another’s style or unusual take on things. Equally others could see you as unconventional or inspiring..
From the 14th Mercury is working from deeper levels and your mind tends to become introspective and more open to emotional or subtle energies. You may be a little preoccupied by things going on in the background of your life, and you could find yourself zoning out or just feeling mentally at 6’s and 7’s as things may be a little up-in-the-air. Zoning out isn’t necessarily a bad thing and, at this time, you can do your best thinking in a restful, nurturing environment or in a private bubble with others. Imagination and intuition are working well. Also a good time for healing, spiritual or imaginative activities, so, listen to your inner guidance, hold the vision of how you want it to be, and picture moving beyond what is now getting in the way of your happiness and wellbeing.
FEED THE SOUL, HEAL THE BODY
Until the 12th there may be less opportunity to share your feelings in an open way. Or you just will not be in the mood to do so. You’ll tend to keep things to yourself and may be feeling uncertain about where you stand in a relationship, regarding finances or a property. You could be mulling over the past and finding emotions getting in the way of rational thinking. Others can be oblivious to what’s going on for you as you take a step back, touch base and, with Venus’s knack of finding the balance, you have the chance gently iron out any inner turbulence or physical imbalance. This long transit means you are likely to feel more supported by others within a closed circle or other special environment. It is likely you can benefit materially through others in these types of shared environments. A good idea would be to immerse yourself in nurturing pursuits which feed your soul whenever you can.
GOOD IN YOUR SKIN
From the 12th Venus is in your sign, supporting a more gregarious, sociable mood and could boost your love-life and other close relationships. Meeting the world with more ease and enthusiasm after the previous phase which was less certain and more introspective. Reaching out to connect with others and some of you could be discovering a significant other.
Professional relationships get a boost with more opportunities to mix and mingle successfully or connect with those important to you. With Venus here you will tend to come across as more welcoming and attractive – good news business as well as your personal life. On the other hand, you could be feeling somewhat self-indulgent and inclined to treat yourself to activities, or purchases which boost morale or are a valuable asset. It’s not all easy-peasy with Venus, which also rules money and other material resources like possessions and property, and you’ll need to work to balance things, so just make sure that the flow of abundance is not flowing more from you than to you – unless that is your choice. Overall this is a good time to work the energy to your advantage and reap the potential benefits.
Mars is at the root of your chart. This means you could be busier than usual in and around HQ, or because of a property or family commitments. Physical effort may be needed right in your own back yard or there is more physical demand on you because of relatives, neighbourhood or community. Decisiveness, assertiveness or more stamina may be needed because of any of these possibilities. Mars in this area could mean a lot more coming and going within a locality even if it is not your usual stamping ground or there may be more hustle and bustle around you. As always with Mars, there could be moments of tension which surface now and again and affect your mood and you may find a way to use pent up energies in a more positive manner. Skeletons may start rattling in the closet and you have to ride the waves of emotional reactions or elements from the past have more impact or relevance to the present. On the other hand you may be putting your energies into something which connects you with society’s traditions, your own background, Mother Nature or the planet as a whole. For some, parents or parenting will be emphasized – especially the male side.
From the 22nd begins a powerful time for you with the Sun in your sign. A good time for taking stock of the past year and thinking about the future. In general, the way should be clearer to improve things for yourself personally and definitely to be more ‘self‘ centred, doing whatever is most supportive of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Also to give more time and energy to aims and ambitions close to your heart and feel the empowerment that brings.
Saturn is now in Sagittarius and will stay there until late 2017. This puts her into a positive angle to your Sun sign. Overall, it can mean ultimate success if you pay more focused, nurturing attention to your creativity, or playful, fun activities over the long-term. Equally, any leisure or creative activities may be harder to organize or you have less time for them or you have to be persevering to achieve success with them.
More responsibility regarding children, animals or loved ones may put a heavier burden on your shoulders. It may be difficult to show patience at times but a more disciplined, serene approach will help them bear fruit. It may also mean that, because of one (or more) of these examples you feel held back or limited in your freedom to frolic so you must proceed in a more patient, organized fashion. Then you are on the road to building a solid and robust structure which stands the test of time in any of these areas.
Leos born 31st July-4th August or with 9-12 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
(The current Saturn/Neptune transit brings uncertainty into this area and harder work to clarify things and get organized so as to go forward in a confident manner. You may be more interested in deeper emotional patterns or spiritual insight but this is gradual and subtle.
More obviously, there could be misunderstandings over a sharing type situation, a joint contract or interests in common. This may be around property or finances. Certain aspects may be unclear or elude you completely so it is necessary to probe and dig deeper, get clearer about what is going on and be strictly business-like in what could be an emotionally charged situation. This will avoid misunderstandings or blurred boundaries in the near or far future).
A FERTILE SOIL TO EXPERIENCE AND GROW
Jupiter is in your area of piggy-bank, property and possessions. So, until Sept/2016 remain open to whatever resource, knowledge or experience might help you expand mentally or physically into fresh territories. Such decisions could teach you a great deal and even turn out to be lucrative or worthwhile in other ways down the line.
Jupiter here will also help you decide what is of highest priority to you at this stage in your life‘s journey. He will help you to think positively about basic resources (money or property) and he will help you realize your own worth through opportunities for you to show others what talents and abilities you have. Others are more likely to show appreciation of your property, talents or experience over this long transit.
Leos born 7th-15th August or with 16-23 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
A mention of Pluto’s long transit through your area of work and health since 2008:
At times you may feel there is an ongoing power struggle with someone or something not singing from the same page as you in the area of work or health.
This may become a long-lasting situation or condition where you feel you are not displaying the aspects of yourself you prefer, and this is due to the outside influence which is controlling and hampering you. Either a work or health-related condition (yours or another’s) which is holding you back.
In either case you need to pay attention. It is necessary to understand that Pluto is about regeneration through stripping down to the most basic layer. There will be no papering over the cracks when Pluto is around. If it is about health, then the answer will not be found by looking into the symptoms as mainstream medicine does. The answer lies in the causal level. To reach that level you have to delaminate down to the basics. In other words do a deep clean, a declutter and if that means deleting old programs AND detoxifying the body, then that is what you must do. It is a radical cleaning up of your lifestyle. Once the basic operating system is running better, then you can regenerate with new programs.
So, the good news is Pluto is the planet of transmutation and rebirth and you uncover this once you have followed a labyrinth and met the Lord of your own Underworld – what lies hidden in the body, the psyche or the type of work you do. Once you have dived deep, and struck at the roots, then you will retrieve the gift of good health, or the treasure of how to live with healthy daily practices at work or at home in a more balanced, productive way, tailored to your unique requirements. And although you may not get what you thought you wanted, you’ll get what you need.
During this forecast period, Pluto will be felt most by those born 7th-9th August or with 14-17 degrees rising.
Pluto will be in this area of your solar chart until 2024.
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What today looks like:
From today until the 13th, Mercury and our Sun start combining in Cancer. Your area of alone-time, mystery, and dreaming is supplied with a self-oriented, knowledgable agenda, during this powerful link. In Cancer, our Sun provides a sensitive, comforting impulse, while Mercury presents a consideration which is comforting, and caring. Now might be a powerful time to take your work home with you in private.
Elsewhere: beginning today, and ending on Thursday, the Moon is cooperating with Jupiter. Your area of profession, social standing, and fatherhood is filled with a physical, resistant desire by our Moon in Taurus. It might be beneficial to cultivate your public appearance, or go for a raise, while this easy, natural connection continues.
Also On This Day:
- A trine aspect between Pluto and the Moon begins today, and ends on Thursday.
- The planet Mars continues transiting the sign of Scorpio until the 2nd of August.
- Starting today and concluding on the 7th, the planet Neptune is in a trine aspect with our Sun.
- The Moon carries on transiting Taurus until Friday.
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