Leo July 2016

Italy, LeoLeo (23 July – 22 August)

It’s a month of two halves and if you can, in the first half of July, find some time to yourself, be quiet and retreat from the busy-ness of life.

As July begins, the personal planets including your ruler the Sun are hidden away in your chart in the previous sign of Cancer. This turns your focus inward. You might feel less confident or introverted, wanting to hide away from what’s going on in the world around you.

This can be a productive time if you use it well to look at your private world, take time out to listen to your inner voice and get back in touch with your natural instincts. It’s not necessarily a time when communication helps, at least speaking out loud. 

This could confuse you if you hear too many differing opinions or what you read throws up more questions than answers. Instead think stillness and pursue a spiritual path if this feels right for you.

Sometimes when key planets are in Cancer, there’s a theme of caring in your life whether you’re having to look after yourself due to low energy or a period of ill health or there’s someone close to you who needs your time and attention.

Be there for the people in your life who are suffering or would benefit from support. What you give to others you receive back in return. This is not a time for selfish behaviour but instead to find fulfilment in caring for one another.

Home and family affairs and your connection to the past are currently strong. Action planet Mars is now direct in the sign of Scorpio down at the base of your chart and, in some shape or form, you’re returning to events which took place earlier in the year.

Mars is retracing its steps through the zodiac, in the same place it was in the second half of February. Events back then might give you a clue as to what’s important for you now.

Action planet Mars likes to act fast but it’s a passionate, sometimes angry energy. Even so, turn your attention towards family matters, your home or property ventures. It’s here where you can make swift progress although, in some instances, you might have to be cruel to be kind. Mars in Scorpio gets results, but often has to be cunning or ruthless to do so.

There may be other reasons why you’re being drawn back towards your past. You could be dealing with an inheritance or rediscovering connections to your childhood or past friends and family. This is likely to be an emotional process and once you start delving into the past, it’s hard to tear yourself away.

Yet sentiment and nostalgia can comfort you now and help prepare you for the next stage in life. Things are beginning to shift for you and one area that is currently under your radar is work and what you do for a living.

The Full Moon on the 19th is likely to be revealing in this respect as it cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. You might be making a big decision about your work and it’s important to put your health and well-being high up your list of priorities. This is a time when you’re wise to let go of too much stress and aim towards an easy life.

Hopefully Jupiter’s move through Virgo and your personal money sector means that new money opportunities and a move towards abundance can help you make the big work decisions. Jupiter remains in this sector of your chart until September 9th 2016.

The mood shifts considerably this month once the personal planets enter your sign of Leo and this begins on the 12th when the love planet Venus makes its move. This is good news for your love life.

If you’ve been dealing with a private relationship or hidden feelings recently, Venus in Leo is having none of it. This is a confident forthright Venus. You might be ready to declare your feelings to someone close or know what you want when it comes to love. Questions are answered and you’re ready to open your heart.

Stand strong if you’re in a relationship and be true to your own feelings. You can’t control what other people are going to do but this is the time to be resolute in love. Don’t hide away from loving relations and be decisive about what you want. Events on or around the 20th could help in this respect. Be true to one person and ask for their commitment in return.

If you’re looking for love, this is likely to be a lively period in your life and the more proactive you are in finding someone new, the better. Yet this is about confidence and feeling happy within yourself. Focus on you and what you love, do the things that make you happy and let love find you.

Communication planet Mercury also enters Leo on the 14th followed by your ruler the Sun on the 22nd, heralding the start of your birthday month. This is your time to shine and the Sun loves to be in the warmth and passion of your sign of Leo.

This is a time when your confidence soars and your energy levels lift. Make the most of the Sun in your sign of Leo, be playful and take centre stage. Where can you shine in life? Where can you perform and let your natural talents show?

This isn’t the time to hold back but instead ensure your personality is both seen and heard. Grab your 5 minutes of fame, be a diva, be loud and proud and embrace the dramatic nature of your Sun sign Leo.

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