Leo Horoscope (July 23 - August 22)
Your ruling planet is The Sun.
Time has come today, Leo, and the question is are you ready. A new universe is dawning over you. You are reinventing yourself, and your stand in this world, reviewing your commitments. Inevitably you are embodying a softer attitude both as a natural consequence of maturity and a result of planetary alignments that have been affecting you for many weeks now. Your personality is rounding out, as the stone is smoothed by the action of flowing water that it constantly engages. You might not measure the progress until one day after the end of the month you look back, and in a glorious instant you see how far you've come and how very distant is the memory of your former self.
As the month begins, you are full of the mystical madness that comes from intimate connection with yourself and others. This is a theme that will last the whole month, but which stems primarily from the last ten days of August when the New moon in your sign simultaneously set you up for self-discovery and relationship exploration. It's a good combination but one that you must be careful with right now, since partners in your life will be exhibiting their illusory and deceptive side to you at the same time as their compassion and their joy. It's up to you to decide which is which and it is good to remember that of course it always is up to you, now even more so. The Full Moon that comes along on the first Friday of the month, September 4th, will highlight these ideas and also issues of steadiness and immobility versus the opposite. In a way it's all about embracing instability right now as you reach for the tipping point that will take you through and into your next phase, and yet you must maintain a degree of conservative hanging on to what you already have. It's a mistake to abandon continuity with everything that has gone before. Mercury retrogrades in your communications sector two days later on Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend. Mercury's retrograde station might serve to remind you that the best information comes from deep inside you rather than from any outside source, even your loved ones. The Last Quarter Moon of Friday, September 11th, when Pluto also turns to direct motion, represents another occasion for sorting out truth from illusion. You need to sometimes ditch the concept of others' opinions and of consensus thinking in general. You are in a process these days of separating the wheat from the chaff, and of seeing clear through to the bottom of things no matter how potentially painful. Fears faced are stimulus to the warrior that lies within and painful imaginings are never as difficult when examined more closely. These themes all come to a head when the New Moon arrives a week later, taking place on Friday, September 18th. This is a fairly climactic time, when you must make some difficult choices, and when you will find that your salvation lies in somehow finding the middle ground between holding firm to your current track and blasting off into the unknown. You are operating in an energetic space that partakes of a little of both right now, and the remainder of the month will be devoted to exploring that space. In the end you might find yourself more ready to accept the mission that seems to be your assignment for the time being at least: to make the most of difficulties and limitations and to welcome the changes that they bring. You are in a process of rededication to your ultimate purpose in this life and must let absolutely nothing stand in the way of that.