Leo Horoscope (July 23 - August 22)
Your ruling planet is The Sun.
Communication and outreach is the name of your game right now, Leo. You have energy for relationships of all kinds, business partners and more intimate ones, and your mission is to use that energy wisely. You could well find that some degree of perplexity reigns in the area of interpersonal relationships, with also the possibility of sudden breakthrough. You are in the process of shucking old patterns and this can be a confusing but ultimately rewarding process, as you come to a new understanding of what you are about in this important area. Of course, it is also important to keep firmly in mind that these roads that bring others into the picture in the end lead you back to yourself.
As the month begins, you are feeling some degree of collision between home and family issues and partnership concerns, with your work in the world thrown in. You have some big ideas right now for what you could be doing and what outreach you can make to ensure that the possibilities you envision have the best chance of coming through for you. You are entirely in earnest about how you approach others around you, so that your communication is both more somber and takes on a serious purpose every time you speak. You are finding the way through the underbrush of circumstance toward what you have recently began to imagine as your life path going forward. With the Full Moon that begins the first week of the month, taking place on Monday, November 2nd, you are reaching for the flowering of the impulse from the previous New Moon in October that sought to marry sense and sensibility with compassionate outreach toward everyone around you. The essentially internal self-transformation that you are engaged in has its reflection in outer world activity at this time. This current cycle kicks off an active period for you of many weeks and months, lasting through winter and into the spring of 2010. With the advent of the Last Quarter Moon of the following week, taking place on Monday, November 9th, you are in some sense coming to terms with the most fundamental ingredients of your plan, seeing what works and what doesn't. You are also evaluating the inherent tension in this process. You have an entirely optimistic and even visionary idea about significant persons in your life at this time, and your idealism in this area can even border on self-deception, or actual deception on the part of others, something to watch for and to work through. With the New Moon of the following Monday, the 16th of the month, it is time for a fresh start with domestic concerns and with other aspects of your home environment. This laps over into your psychological roots and core security needs. Meanwhile, and for the remainder of the month, there are confusing idealizations on the partnership front to deal with. Old relationship patterns that you are ready to outgrow could also come up at this time for better understanding and eventual healing. You are engaged in quite a growth spurt in this latter half of the month, and although it comes upon you in fits and starts, with maybe two steps backward now and then, it does trend toward wholeness. The Quarter Moon that punctuates this period takes place on Tuesday, the 24th, and could conceivably represent kinks in the road of your progress. You are forging ahead with important plans for the future that take you closer to refining your life path along lines that are consciously more fully realized, and this takes time and psychic energy, as well as side-stepping the snares of self-delusion. The key lies in trusting where the universe is leading you in spite of rather than because of your overt plans.