For the week beginning with the waxing Quarter Moon in Scorpio, August 7 - August 14th:
Lots of Leo emphasis for you this week, Libra, as your ruling planet of Venus shares the stage with the Sun, Mercury, and Mars in your 11th house of friends and wider networks.
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 friends and networks. You might find that you need to make some adjustment in your finances or personal resources so you can proceed with your course of action.
On Thursday, August 8th, your ruling planet Venus in your Leo 11th house forms a beautiful flowing exchange with Jupiter in your Sagittarius 3rd house of communication, suggesting that you are experiencing particular ease and grace in communicating with friends, and that perhaps you are receiving special recognition within groups or networks. The Moon enters Sagittarius about the same time, bringing emotional focus to this energetic flow.
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 the area of communication. 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 11th house, 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 friends and networks.
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 other people’s money or end-of-life issues since May, and possibly last fall as well. Uranus is the planet of change and revolution. He often brings sudden and unexpected disruption. 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 regarding other people’s money, or inheritance, or end-of-life issues?
On August 14th, your ruling planet Venus joins the Sun in your 11th house, re-emphasizing the wonderful flow of Thursday and placing you firmly in the spotlight. Enjoy yourself! But remember to shine that spotlight of recognition on others as well.