July is sure to be a challenging month for you Leos. Mars the planet of 'just get it done and out of the way' spends the rest of 2020 in Aries. Traveling in and out of retrograde mode through your higher thinking zone will have many of you making quick decisions to do things which you might later regret.
A Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in your 6th house of health and well-being is something that will push you into action - and could serve up more action that you would even think. FYI Many astrologers believe that this Lunar Eclipse on the day the US declared its independence could well be the timing for one of the US Presidential nominees to drop out?? Fireworks indeed!
Back to July - with Venus the Goddess of love and money spending the month and through August 8 in your 11th house of hopes, wishes and friendship, this is sure to be an eye opening time. Eye opening for the fact that many of you are finally going to see who's really, truly on your side and those people who might be wavering.
Speaking of money, your finances do flow nicely in July and will be a nice lead up to your birthday month which begins later in the month. Let your creative juices flow and give yourself room to move and to reach further than usual into the dark and exciting recesses of your mind. After all, anything is possible in 2020. You just have to go through each month and see the ups and downs (mainly downs) and try to work out how to see your way clear for a bigger and brighter future.
Start trusting in yourself again Leos. You do have good intentions and fabulous ideas. Maybe not all the time. But then again who does? Even Einstein have his off days! Stop overwhelming yourself and asking yourself everything possible question there is to ask. All the feasibles and 'what if's' that could happen if you dip your big foot in the pond of an ever changing water flow?
Find a way for you to clear away the internal junk that's built up in your hard drive this month. Mercury the planet of clear thinking and communication remains out of phase through July 12 and in your past karma zone will give you a chance to reassess exactly what it is you need to do and want to do in order to advance as the second half of the most extraordinary year in our lifetime gets underway.
YOUR WONDERFUL JULY DAYS: 3, 13, 24 & 30
YOUR CRAPPY JULY DAYS: 6, 11, 17 & 21
FRIENDS: Aries & Librans
FOE: Taurus & Scorpio
MANTRA: Don't be shy about asking other people for help and suggestions. You can't always do everything on your own after all Leos. As much as you might think that you can. Lean on someone (Aries are always up for the challenge).
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Leo (July 23 – August 23)
The best and brightest cosmic news this month is Jupiter – the King of the Zodiac and the planet of good luck and optimism hitting home turf November 8. Sliding into first base – Sagittarius for the next year – your 5th house of romance, self-fulfillment and creativity. More on that in your November Lovescope Leos!
Venus the Goddess of love and harmony is set to move direct on the 16th and all of those pesky financial roadblocks and hindrances to your success will begin to subside. However as Venus moves direct, Mercury the planet of communication and clear thinking goes on his final retrograde journey in Sagittarius – once again your fellow fire sign and self-fulfillment zone.
With Mercury out of phase remember the word ‘gradually’ and ‘slowly but surely wins the race’ is vital Leos. As impatient and even bossy as you might be, this is a good time for you to sit back and wait for the Universe to grant your wishes. Romantically this is a great time for you – make sure you read up about it in my November LoveScopes Leos.
The 16th – once again the ‘hot button day’ of the month will be a very tricky day for you and everyone else in the zodiac. In your case Leos, it may be not just money but relationships that are hard to pin down. Someone you might adore might not be as geographically possible or close as you would like them to be. Maybe your best friend moved away and you realize you are missing them now more than ever? Could be time to plan a trip to seem them. Keep in mind that booking tickets and traveling whilst Mercury is out of phase is a cosmic recipe for disaster. So make sure you book before the 16th and be ready for a few hiccups along the way.
Your Lucky days in November – 5, 11, 22 & 27
Your not so Lucky days in November – 15, 16, 17 & 30
Friend – Sagittarius
Foe – Pisces
Leo (July 23 – August 23)
Seven of the ten traditional planets will hold court in earth and water signs this month Leos – creating for the most part a friendly, cooperative atmosphere. If you’re suddenly moved to extend a long-overdue apology – or better still to finally accept one – don’t hesitate to do so Leos. Especially if the offense was unintentional. Life’s way too short to hold grudges or have grudges held against you.
Be extremely careful with your words around October 2 Leos. Chitchat planet Mercury will form a contentious square aspect with intense Pluto, and if you’ve been properly provoked, you could be moved to say some rather hurtful things. So hurtful in fact, that you won’t be able to take them back or apologize. If you feel an argument quickly turning passionate, think before you shout or even raise your voice. Once the words are said, they can’t ever be taken back.
Venus the planet in charge of love and money stations to go out of phase October 5 – November 16 in Scorpio, your 4th house of domesticity and family affairs. Over the next 6 weeks this is definitely an area where you could have some silly misunderstandings which affect you not only personally, but also emotionally. A silly argument with a flatmate or a family member or friend mid-month could have you reeling. Try not to take things so seriously Leos and if you know that you need your flatmate and don’t feel like going through the whole process of finding another one again, it’s vital that you keep things on as friendly a basis as you possibly can.
Your best October days are: 12, 14, 22 & 29
Your challenging October days are: 2, 10, 11 & 31
Leo (July 23 – August 23)
Mercury the planet of communication and clear thinking spends one final week in your sign at the beginning of the week and makes it the perfect time for you to deal with something that should have been dealt with before Leos. Speak up, clear your mind of whatever it is that is cluttering it and if you feel like venturing out and having fun, the a great date to do so.
A New Moon in your 2nd house of self-esteem and self-worth on the 9th will help to plant a seed of new beginnings for you financially. This New Moon will help you to either put together a perfect financial plan on your own or ask a professional or someone you feel is ‘money savvy’ to offer advice and guidance.
For those of you feeling housebound and restless early in the month should know that once Mars the planet of motivation and energy moves into Aquarius September 11, your one on one relationship zone, things will definitely start to pick up. Friends will be around to hang out with and make fun plans with and for those of you who are single and looking to mingle, the second half of the month is a perfect time to do so and meet someone worth meeting. (More on that side of your life to be found in my September LoveScopes!)
Saturn the planet of focus and patience finally moves direct in 6th house of hard work, health and wellbeing on the 6th, making this the perfect time for you to get back to the gym or whatever work out your enjoy as well as being more conscious of the food you are putting into your body. The Sun is in Virgo through the 23rd and seeing as Virgo is the sign that rules the intestines, now is a good time to be more diet and exercise programmed Leos.
Your Lucky September days: 3, 11, 15 & 24
Your not so Lucky September days: 8, 17, 22 & 25
Birthday boys & Girls Leo (July 23 – August 23)
Happy birthday to the lions of the zodiac! You are ruled by the Sun, so your birthday time is always extra special with your ruler in your sign for most of the month. A New/Moon Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 11th makes for the perfect time for you to start or restart something new – keeping in mind that with Mercury the planet of words and busy activities out of phase in your sign through the 18th, you will need to think long and hard before you say anything or do anything.
More on Mercury retrograding in your first house of ego and personality through the 18th. It will certainly throw a cosmic spanner in your works. Whenever Mercury it out of phase, ‘whatever can go wrong will go wrong’ is your mantra and words to live by Leos. Don’t start anything new or make any new connections whilst Mercury is retrograde and even though you might be very tempted to do just that around the timing of your New Moon/Solar Eclipse on the 11th, you really need to play the ‘wait and see game’ Leos. Rein in any overly risky activities around the 11th too.
Looking for a new career path? You’ll be in full on charm mode once Venus moves into your communication and busy activities zone on the 7th. So if you meet someone who’s worth networking with and schmoozing with, go for it. It’s also the perfect time for you to be on Linkedin and other work related websites reaching out to people you used to work for or have an ‘in’ with. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t start a new job or go on an interview before Mercury moves direct. Plus Uranus the planet of the unexpected goes out of phase in your 10th house of career and ambitions zone on the 7th, so while you might be ready to quit your job and take a chance on something new, it could very well backfire on you and quickly Leos.
August will definitely be one of the more frustrating months of the year for you as some of you may feel trapped in some way. The Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 11th will line up in your ego and personality zone and some of you could make some sort of personality or appearance change. If you’ve been thinking of a new haircut or ditching your wardrobe and buying a few items or more, this is the time to go for it. Watching your budget of course!
Your most rewarding August days: 7, 14, 18 & 25
Your most unrewarding August days: 4, 8, 11 & 27
A New Moon/Solar Eclipse lines up in your 12th house of privacy please and behind the scenes activities Leos. If you’ve been hanging onto a secret (yours or someone else’s), you might not be able to hold on to it much longer Leos. You may be forced to come out of the shadows and reveal what you know. Try not to let the cat out of the cosmic bag if your secret involves others or at least, let them know in advance that you may have to reveal something they have told you in confidence.
Venus the planet of love and money moves into Virgo on the 9th, your 2nd house of money and self-worth. Virgo doesn’t pull any punches Leos, so be prepared to have your paperwork organized and to be ready to finalize a financial deal. If you’re prepared you will save yourself a lot of stress regarding money down the road Leos.
Be prepared for a surprise towards the end of the month when the Lunar Eclipse on the 27th occurs in your one on one relationship zone. All done up in quirky, startling Aquarius, someone near and dear to you may present you with some rather shocking news that rocks your world for a minute or more. This doesn’t necessarily mean however that the news will be bad, only that you will be taken aback and temporarily lost for words. We did say temporarily…
July is also a very passionate month for you – more on that in my Love Scopes article!
Your lucky days in July:11, 22, 23 & 28
Your unlucky days in July:9, 16, 25 & 27
The first half of June may be couchsurfing/Netflix time for you Leos. You deserve a break and should be working towards carving out time for yourself and your loved ones. Sometimes work/friends and coworkers keep us from being with the people we love and want to spend time with, so make the first half of the month as low key as possible.
Once Venus the planet of social outings, love and money slides into your sign on the 14th however, you are sure to be out and about and organizing fun things to do for you and yours. Make sure you read my love scopes to see just how much fun singles and attached Leos will be having in June!
Taking care of business may not be as easy as it should be around the 19th but that should just give you more incentive to chase whatever you’re after that much harder. It’s also no reason to become discouraged and give up Leos. Venus the money maker and Saturn the disciplinarian may too an obstacle or two in your way but let’s face it – you’ve handled far more challenging obstacles before and come out on top. Mid-month chatty Mercury in your friendship, hopes and wishes zone opposes serious Saturn on the 15th and you may need to have a sit down with someone who is not pulling his or her weight. While you might not like ‘pulling rank’ it might be the best way of dealing with a dicey or difficult situation.
Your best days: 2, 13, 20 & 21
Your worst days:8, 14, 19 & 23
Last Month’s Horoscope for Leo
With Venus the planet of love and money setting off for domesticated Cancer mid-month, you may find yourself feeling like spending more time at home versus being out and about on the social scene Leos. We’re not suggesting you become a hermit or make people think you’re avoiding them, just maybe not accept so many social invites and enjoy watching Netflix and catching up with friends at home versus restaurants etc.
Uranus the planet of unexpected surprises and announcements moves into earth bound, dutiful Taurus mid-month Leos after being in Aries since 2011. A New Moon in Taurus on the same day activates your 10th house of career matters, so sudden changes could be on your cosmic agenda. If you’ve been thinking about leaving your job but hanging in there for the time being, you must have a plan B before you quit.
Venus the planet of love and money will oppose Saturn the planet of focus and discipline on the 25th Leos, setting you up for what may be the pay hike you deserve or make you realize you need to stop spending – big time. If you do need to start cutting back don’t worry too much. Things aren’t permanent – only temporary right now and anyway, isn’t it time others started treating you instead of you always being the one to treat?
YOUR BEST DAYS: 11, 18, 22 & 23
YOUR WORST DAYS: 8, 16, 26 & 27
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