Diana's Monthly Leo Forecast for August 2016
Until the 23rd is a powerful time for you with the Sun in your sign. A good time for taking stock and reviewing the dance of life over the past year, and also 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. .
FIGURING IT OUT
Conversations tend to have a more practical slant. Revolving around material matters, or basic resources and you may be looking into how to get your ducks in a row. Thinking will revolve around essential needs and gathering information about whatever would be best for yourself or others financially/materially. Plans may focus upon certain desirable resources or practical ways of achieving this or that result. You may be wondering how you can best express yourself creatively through material objects. Also, buying/selling, renting/leasing could also be on your mind at this time. And stuff! What is of most value to you and even how can make more of your natural abilities.
GOOD IN YOUR SKIN
Until the 6th Venus is in your sign, supporting a more gregarious, sociable mood which 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 more to connect with others and some of you could be tying the knot with a loved one.
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 for 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.
THE MATERIAL WORLD
From the 6th good fortune is likely when Jupiter is helping Venus in an area concerning money, property, possessions and other basic stuff. Overall, it means you can do okay in financial negotiations or making the most of assets. Buying/selling/renting/leasing tends to go in your favour and applying for funding or investments made under this transit can prove beneficial as long as you are sensible and don’t take a wild risk. You and a friend could be getting organized materially, or expanding into new territories and enjoying the trip. In general, Venus tends to ease things materially and can open the path between money or other goodies and you but, just make sure the traffic isn’t travelling more away from you than towards you – unless this is your choice.
A NEW SENSE OF SELF?
From the 3rd Mars is in a more spontaneous, and for some, romantic area, giving you the trigger to be more in the mood to take a chance on love or to speculate upon other possibilities. Whatever is going on, you could feel more in your power, more in touch with your ‘child within’ but equally, you could be busier because of children or younger ones in your life. Mars tends to be hasty, so it’s best to sleep on something before making major decisions and don’t risk what you can’t afford to lose.
There could be occasions when you feel at the centre of attention or more physically in demand. Your creative energy, or competitiveness will tend to come to the fore. Overall this is the time to get active with projects you enjoy and which are rewarding and empowering. Great for the entrepreneurs and ‘creatives’ amongst you, and you may be more in the mood to invest time or resources on an outside chance.
From the 23rd finances, goods, property or anything which affects your material security or physical wellbeing now or in the future is likely to have your attention. So key themes are centred around ‘stuff’ – yours (or theirs), and perhaps protecting it, moving it, ditching it or acquiring more. Also seeing how to improve things in practical ways which may improve wellbeing – yours or another’s.
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-3rd August or with 9-11 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 13th-21st August or with 21-29 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:
Ending on Tuesday, our Moon and Uranus continue combining in Aries today. A gentle, eccentric desire is present in your area of deep research, philosophy, and unfamiliar culture, during this intensive connection. Now might be a powerful time to join a group in unfamiliar enviroments.
As well: beginning today, and ending on the 1st, Mercury is clashing with Mars. Mercury present in Leo may mean your area of world view, first impressions, and image is filled with a consideration which is self-oriented, and dominant. While this awkward connection continues, it may be awkward to nurture something new, or to take something new home.
Elsewhere: starting today, and concluding on Thursday, the Moon is moving through the sign of Taurus. For you, Leo, this means a period of three days where the long term, status, and society are more nurturing, and homely to you. The Moon, when in Taurus, provides a reliable, dependable feeling.
Also On This Day:
- A conjunction between Venus and Mercury continues today, and ends on the 2nd.
- The planet Mars continues transiting Scorpio until the 2nd.
- Our Moon carries on transiting the sign of Aries until Tuesday.
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