Leo Horoscope (July 23 - August 22)
Your ruling planet is The Sun.
Welcome to the emotional roller-coaster ride, Leo. This is a month of strong feelings regarding intimate connection and your place in the world and about the way that your inner knowing connects up with outer. You who are normally so intent on the dramatic presentation must pay some important attention to your interior realms right now, and to the powerful roots of your being, the nine tenths of the ice flow that remains submerged. At the mid-month New Moon your partnership energy reflects a prevailing idealization that has also the potential for self-deception, but in its better manifestation the power to allow you to take back all projections and see only your relationship to your own higher self.
As the month begins, you are feeling your oats in a new way, and in some manner preparing for the retrograde of Mars later in the month in your sector of dreams. In these first few days you are also likely to be basically satisfied, since the Moon is in your sign, and yet also perhaps feeling more strongly that usual the tension between inner truth and the outer surface of life events that is inherent in the human condition. This month might be a time when you have more potent dreams. Your inner world speaks powerfully to you right now, especially at the time of the New Moon in your home and family sector. This takes place at the end of the first full week of the month, on Friday, November 9th, and brings to you some startling ideas relating to these inner realities. You are feeling the pressure of an evolutionary urge to transform yourself utterly in response to heart stirrings of your deep imagination. When Marsretrogrades mid-month, in correspondence with the loss of your outward momentum in waking life you will feel a shift that may further open your inner world. The First Quarter Moon, taking place on Saturday the 17th, is traditionally a time of discovery of the places where the impulse of the preceding New Moon is where and where not viable. This time it has the added twist of Neptune in your relationship sector, implying idealization and also the potential for self-deception especially with respect to significant partnerships in your life. You do better when you remain flexible and not totally fixated on any one particular outcome, and when let your visions guide your actions. The Full Moon of the following week, taking place after Thanksgiving on Saturday the 24th, is a dynamic reminder that your goals for self-transformation are enough without recourse to any other ingredients to spark your real world, and your otherworldly, presence.