Leo Horoscope (July 23 - August 22)
Your ruling planet is The Sun.
A new day is dawning for you in this timeframe, as unexpected and even startling transformation comes to you. Stages of relative confusion and break-through come in waves. You are impinging upon the world in some new and different ways, based on previous conceptual shifts and an optimistic notion of putting your best foot forward no matter what. You are finally getting it that the universe is your friend. Even temporary setbacks may be blessings if you look at them right, the training wheels for the vehicle of your ultimate triumph when all the gears eventually align.
As the month begins, you are successfully involved in outer forms of activity and yet equally finding yourself invested in the interior dimensions of your experience, getting familiar with yourself at deeper levels. This inner world comes up for you in many ways, not least in terms of discerning old patterns of relationship that you have outgrown, and that are now ripe for discard. There are issues from the past that are likely to come up for you regarding relationship, or self-concept, that are artifacts of an earlier state of mind, and no longer appropriate to your current stage of evolutionary maturity. The Last Quarter Moon of the second week of the month is difficult, and could bring up further polarities in your situation. As always with the limitations of either-or dualistic thinking, a third way must be found in order to rise above the horns of the dilemma to a new synthesis. The New Moon of the following week, coming along on Wednesday, May 16th, represents a fresh start for you on many levels. You are forging a new path through the world at this time, and career and professional life are definitely one phase of that renewal, as well as taking account of these issues of self and other that have been coming up during these previous weeks. A compassionate approach that seeks unity with others is contrasted with one that serves strictly your own nature, in your own way, as you seek to develop yourself still further. There is also the important place within yourself of finding your own sense of authority versus the consensus thinking of the world around you. The remainder of the month brings up more such issues and, thankfully, their solutions also. There is a temptation to adhere to the point of view admired in the eyes of the world, but the less you are swayed by the opinions of others the more you can find your own way home to a better sense of integration with yourself and eventually a better and more balanced sense of true partnership with others.