Posted on July 31, 2020 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is a month of great interest for you, Leo, in the midst of your season to shine. That is so especially after the mid-month timing of the Leo New Moon of August 18th. This month is also, paradoxically, a time of digging down into your depths. Some element of your belief system is up for review and redefinition, and the answers that you seek are only to be found on the inside. In the early days of August, an important tale of self-and-other is playing out, and that too includes elements of deep inner process. You are restless in your career options as well, and longing to strike out in new directions. First, however, you must get clear on where you are heading, and to what end. It may be a matter of refining your values, searching for those that are uniquely yours, what you ultimately find that you cannot not do. Discover this important inner principle, the truth of your authentic self, and you cannot go far wrong.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
Venus in your social sector since early April has triggered a long process of redefining who your friends are, while the recent Mercury Retrograde, plus the recent New Moon, in Cancer in your soul-sector has given you many answers regarding what you need to feel supported. What you value has undergone major realignment. The clarity you have gained is giving you a much-needed perspective on with whom you want to associate. Being more closely in touch with your needs means you are also better equipped to seek the support of the people who care about you. You are currently deeply invested in healing parts of yourself that have remained inaccessible. Owning aspects of inner wounding, that might have been lurking below the surface of your psyche, has been a significant part of this work. This newfound awareness is liberating, and allows you to show up for yourself more genuinely. It’s also giving you greater freedom to express your vulnerabilities.
The month of August begins with the Sun in your sign squaring Uranus in Taurus. You could feel a certain level of restlessness especially when it comes to getting what you want. Career choices multiply. You win when you can stay open to possibility. Take notice of uncompromising attitudes that might be arising, and try to channel your excess energy into your career goals.
The Full Moon this month occurs in Aquarius on August 3rd, re-emphasizing the above and also illuminating your partnerships, and the important people in your life. No one can sustain themselves independently from others. Even though you have a strong urge for independence at the moment you still need to meet others halfway. Collaborations are easier if you know you have plenty of space to do what you want. Ask for what you need while still making an effort to hear what others are trying to express. It is possible to feel connected and independent simultaneously but you have to keep the communication lines open.
Mercury enters Leo on August 4th endowing you with an extra level of communications skills. With Mars in Aries squaring Jupiter in Capricorn on the same day, it may be easy to go overboard in speech or action. A certain amount of restraint is needed to manage this short astro passage.
Venus enters Cancer on the 7th where she will be until the 6th of September. Venus in Cancer continues to support all the recent efforts you have made to nurture yourself. Time spent in solitary contemplations will feel grounding and pleasurable while Venus transits here.
Things continue to heat up during the second week of August, with Mercury in Leo giving your communication style a sharp edge. You may have a lot to say about the injustices of the world. Mercury trine Chiron in Aries on the 9th will activate your desire to speak up and take action. Then on August 10th, Mercury square Uranus in Taurus in your career sector brings original ideas to the table. You may find yourself having some anxiety about everything you need to get done. The Last Quarter Moon in Taurus on the 11th calls for compromises between attending your responsibilities and your need to rest.
Regroup mid-month, and center yourself. Venus in Cancer squares Chiron in Aries on the 15th leading to a powerful conjunction of Mercury and the Sun in your sign on the17th. You desire connection at this time but it may seem like candidates are not forthcoming. Feeling self-conscious is possible as you try to gage the impact you have on your entourage. The Mercury cazimi on the 17th is followed the next day by the Leo New Moon of August 18th, bringing loads of vitality to your sign. This New Moon in Leo trines Mars conjunct Eris in Aries, and thus carries a good dose of energy and passions. You are inwardly encouraged to strike out for your own deeper motivations to the expense of everything else. The New Moon serves as a powerful reset in connection with your image, your vitality, and your sense of agency to affect change in the world.
Mercury enters Virgo on August 19th, and the Sun follows suit on the 22nd, gradually emphasizing your financial realm. Things should flow generally better while the Sun and Mercury travel through Virgo. It’s time to take care of business. You may find the pace at work increasing. One thing to keep in mind however is that Mars in Aries squares Saturn in Capricorn, exact on the 24th, influencing these final two weeks of the month. This aspect may bring frustration and delays so it's important to pace yourself. The first half of August has offered much in terms of recharging your batteries, and your vitality. You want this supply of energy to last as long as possible so don’t overbook yourself in the later part of the month when things get busy again.