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Get the Big Picture of What to Expect this Month as the Planets Affect Your Sun Sign

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Leo (7/23 - 8/23)

This will be a big month for self-realizations and personal development with the Sun in your sign until August 22nd and a Solar eclipse in Leo on the 21st. If you were born August 19th - 23rd, of any year, you will be embarking on a year of change. It could feel as if you’re ready to start anew in some way. Do your homework this month, as the energy won’t support new beginnings until mid-September. On August 22nd, the Sun will move into Virgo and your 2nd house of finance. Use the end of the month to go over your bookkeeping and organize your budget.

This month, you’ll be involved in self-exploration, and as a result, your relationships will be up for examination. You could see things you’d like to change about yourself reflected in the actions of those you care about. It will be a good time to renegotiate an existing partnership. If single, keep your options open as the timing isn’t right to make new commitments, as Mercury will be retrograde from August 12th to September 5th.

During the first days of August, we’ll already be in the “shadow phase” of this phenomenon, which discourages initiating action, signing contracts, or making life-changing decisions. With Mercury in retrograde through your 2nd house of finance, it will be best to keep to the status quo when it comes to money, jobs, or investments. Work on resolving past debts and using your existing resources wisely.

Just when Uranus reaches the final degrees of Aries, it will station retrograde on August 3rd, prolonging its journey through this sign until mid-May of 2018. (However, it will dip back into Aries briefly November 2018 - early March 2019.) When Uranus goes retrograde this month, you may be craving freedom and adventure. It could be time to rediscover the activities that infuse you with passion and inspiration!

In the coming months, you’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with your inner pioneer. This will be a great time period to summon up feelings of courage and confidence. What pursuits intimidate you due to your lack of experience? How can you obtain the knowledge you need to move forward on a path that excites you? Explore these ideas now, and when Uranus stations direct on January 2, 2018, you’ll have a clear sense of how to proceed.

This month, we’ll experience two Eclipses that will offer powerful realizations and the inspiration for new beginnings. Both eclipses involve your Sun sign, so you’re likely to feel them quite personally. On August 7th, the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will emphasize your 7th house of partnership and 1st house of self. If you were born August 6th - 10th, of any year, you’ll probably feel this eclipse intensely. You’re being asked to open your eyes to your current reality now so you can make healthy adjustments. Keep in mind that the Eclipses heighten our emotions. Avoid confrontations during these days and give yourself space to process what you feel about yourself and/or a partner.

On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse in your Sun Sign will initiate a new cycle of personal growth. Because Mercury will be retrograde, focus on what you need to release from your life at this time. This will be a powerful time to shed old ways of being that no longer serve you. What self-destructive habits, situations, or relationships are you ready to say goodbye to? The mental transformation you feel happening now is preparing you to take on some exciting new challenges after mid-September, when the Mercury retrograde energy clears.


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