For the week beginning with the waxing Quarter Moon in Scorpio, August 7 - August 14th:
The emphasis on you is huge this week, radiant Leo, as the Sun (your ruling planet,) Mercury, Venus, and Mars gather in your first house of identity, health, and vitality — and are encouraged by Jupiter and the Moon in Sagittarius.
We begin the 2nd lunar quarter on Wednesday, August 7th, exact at 1:31 PM EDT. This quarter Moon asks you to take action on the seeds planted or ideas germinated at the Leo New Moon regarding self-improvement or changes in appearance or health. You might find that you need to make some adjustment in your home or family life so you can proceed with your course of action.
On Thursday, August 8th, Venus in your Leo first house forms a beautiful flowing exchange with Jupiter in your Sagittarius 5th house of creativity, children, and fun, suggesting that your radiant self-love and vitality feeds your creative expansion — and vice-versa! The Moon enters Sagittarius about the same time, bringing emotional focus to this fiery and creative flow for a couple of days.
August 11th is a busy day among the planets as Jupiter turns direct, Mercury enters Leo, and Uranus turns retrograde.
Since April, retrograde Jupiter has been asking you to review your beliefs or your spiritual growth in this area of creativity, children, and fun. He is almost stopped now at 14˚ Sagittarius and will begin to creep forward on August 11th. By then you should have a renewed sense of optimism and expansion in this area.
Also on August 11th, Mercury re-enters your Leo 1st, picking up speed after his backward movement into Cancer. Mercury joins the Sun, Venus, and Mars in Leo, placing even more emphasis on your area of identity, vitality, and health. Now would be an excellent time to begin a new fitness program or a healthier way of eating. Or a makeover of your appearance! Now is your time to shine, Leo!
Uranus has been parked at 6˚ Taurus for weeks now and will turn retrograde on August 11th. You’ve been feeling his presence especially in your area of career and reputation since May, and possibly last fall as well. Uranus is the planet of change and revolution. He often brings sudden and unexpected disruption. Those of you with fixed signs rising (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus) are experiencing big shifts in major life areas of self, home, relationships, and/or career. Think back to May of this year, and also to May through October of last year when Uranus was briefly in Taurus. What has changed for you?
On August 14th, Venus joins the Sun in your first house, making you, Leo, simply irresistible. Amid all this fiery adoration, Leo, remember to shine your light on others. It’s easy right now for you to hog the spotlight. Be generous.