Leo season! I love, love Leo season. This Leo season is marked by some really beautiful and powerful transformative energy. Venus, the planet of love, money, pleasure and romance is still retrograde inviting us to revise, refine and revisit those themes in connection with the area of our sky that Leo rules over. (Check out the horoscope below for details on how it affects you on a more personal level).
The full moon in Aquarius on August first is a time for reflection on themes in relation to the head vs the heart. How are we putting the needs and emotions of the collective over what is best for ourselves? Perhaps how these two aspects of self–mind and spirit–can work together to help us integrate and provide clarity. With the sun in Leo this is an invitation to reflect on how we can balance our emotions and with our intellect. These feelings could play out over a two week period as the moon moves from full to new.
Mercury, the fast moving planet of intellect, learning, communication, travel and creativity is moving through the sign of Virgo. Mercury is happiest in the sign of Virgo so you might be feeling an uptick in creativity and communication this month. It is time to do the to-do list. You might be feeling this energy a little bigger if you are Gemini or Virgo risings who are ruled by Mercury or if you have your sun or moon in Virgo.
Around August 1st and the following week we could all be feeling some restrictions in the area of our chart ruled by Virgo. These restrictions or limitations might feel uncomfortable but will force us to get creative and figure out how to thrive within the limits that are set for us. It is a lesson in working smarter and transforming the frustrations into innovations.
With the sun making an aspect to Jupiter there could be a period of great heart opening and expansion in your desire to be seen. You might feel the desire to pour your whole heart into your creativity and feel inspired with new confidence.
This month is a beautiful time for transformation, creativity and really tapping into what our deepest desires are. What is it that your heart wants most? How can you walk away from Leo seasons with more confidence, inspiration and some healing?
The new moon this month in the sign of Leo is a culmination of the energy that has been coming up for us during this Venus retrograde. There is a beautiful newness that comes with this powerful moon. It is about creativity, innovation, intellect and walking this world with an open heart.
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Aries & Aries Rising
Leo season for you, Aries, is all about shining light on what brings you joy. Every year when the sun passes through this area of your sky it brings with it feelings of wanting to be seen—whether that is enjoying the things that you love most–perhaps music and the arts, or expressing your creativity.
Venus, the planet of love, money, romance and beauty will be retrograde in your house of pleasure, creativity, romance and dating for all of Leo season, so Venusian themes are on the table to be explored and reexamined. This time period invites revisions around things dealing with love, money and romance in relation to how much pleasure they bring you.
There could be minor tensions around themes having to do with work whether it is not being able to fully communicate your ideas or someone else restraining your creativity and movement in work related topics. These frustrations could be overcome if you look for innovative and creative ways to move past these restrictions.
The full moon in the sign of Aquarius on August 1, could bring healing around themes dealing with friendships, benefactors or your own hopes and wishes. This two week period after the lunation might be a good time to reflect on what ties and obligations do you have with others that are keeping you from fully stepping into your own joy and pleasure. Have you been caretaking the emotional needs of others and is that holding you back from exploring your own desires and wishes?
The new moon in the sign of Leo on August 16th is all about new beginnings. How will you move forward with an open heart having integrated the lessons that this Venus retrograde is here to show you? This is a time to move forward with courage, strength and confidence.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
Leo seasons for you Taurus, brings light to themes around home and family. When the sun moves through this part of your sky every year, you might be called to spend more time in your home or with family. The big star of this season for you is Venus who is moving retrograde through this part of your sky.
As a Taurus rising, Venus is your chart ruler and therefore your most important planet. Her retrogradation is an important time for you to reflect on themes around money, love, romance and beauty in the home or property. There could be something here for you around the purchasing or selling of property or some big feminine energy coming into the home. This could also be a wonderful time to do more creative things in your home.
The full moon in Aquarius on August 1 is a potent time to examine the relationship that you have to work and home life. Are you giving too much of yourself to your job or career and not devoting enough of your time to being home or with family? This lunation could be an invitation to release responsibilities that are keeping you from pleasures in your personal and home life.
This entire month is about finding more pleasure, expansion and confidence in Venusian themes. The new moon in Leo on August 16th is a beautiful time to set intentions around giving more of yourself to your home life and family and spending more time doing things that fill your heart when you are not working.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
Leo season for you Gemini brings focus to areas of your life dealing with communication, your local community and local travel. It might be time to tap into that big Leo energy and allow yourself to be seen more–whether that is on a social media platform or just being more active in your local community.
Your chart ruler, Mercury is moving through areas of your life dealing with property home and real estate so there could be some important messages around things having to do with those themes that arise this month. Things that might initially feel uncomfortable or restrictive might come up with things around home or family, but know that these limitations will force you to get creative and will be for the greater good.
The full moon in Aquarius on the first of August could bring up themes for you around foreign travel, higher education or spirituality. Are you devoting too much energy to others or things that are not as pleasurable and sacrificing your own self care? Are you too much in your head about things and not living fully from your heart? This lunation could be a time to release energy and blocks that are keeping you from reaching your fullest potential.
This entire season is about revising and rethinking what in your daily routines, online world or local community brings you pleasure and joy and potentially money. The new moon on August 16th is a great time to set intentions around a daily routine and goals. My hope for you Gemini, is that you leave this season with renewed creativity and the desire for transformation.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
For you, Cancer, Leo season is all about the money! This season with Venus retrograde joined by the sun in your sky themes around money are on the table to be revisited and revised. This could look like finding ways to earn more money, cleaning up your finances, or just having more fun and creativity in the ways that you make money. It could also be a nice little splurge on a material item that brings you joy or makes you feel beautiful and divine!
The full Moon in the sign of Aquarius on August first could bring up some powerful emotions around money. Is there a debt that needs to be handled? Is there some karmic tie or connection to someone else’s money that is blocking you from enjoying your own money? This full moon lunation could be a two week period where you see themes around money that may have started with the new moon in Aquarius back in January come to a culmination.
The big takeaway for you this season is gaming clarity on what it is that you want and how to integrate your emotional and intellectual relationship with your finances. The new moon in Leo on August 16th is a perfect time to set intentions and get clear so that you can move forward with confidence. This season is a transformative time and you are sure to have some impactful breakthroughs.
Leo & Leo Rising
Leo! This is your time to shine. The sun is moving through the house of you and your identity. Themes this month are about feeling more beautiful in your skin, coming back to your most authentic and fabulous self and being seen. This is a great time to ask yourself where you been playing small or hiding?
The full moon in Aquarius on August 1st is a beautiful time to reflect on how you are showing up emotionally in your significant romantic and business relationships. Are there blocks in that area that are keeping you from being your fullest Leo self?
This entire month is a time for creativity, expansion and getting clear on what it is that you want. As Venus is still retrograde in the house of “you” you are being invited to explore what would make you feel more beautiful, romantic and bring more pleasure into your life. The new moon in the sign of Leo on August 16th will be a potent time to explore these themes. It is a time for intentions and inspiration where transformation and breakthroughs can come.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
This month Mercury, your chart ruler, is moving through the house of your mind, physical body and identity. Mercury is happiest in the sign of Virgo, so this season could be filled with lots of inspiration and creative ideas. Mercury is a fast moving planet who loves to learn and can quickly move from one task to another so things might seem very face paced for you. This is a potent time of great inspiration and clarity around themes dealing with academics, writing, travel, communication, learning and acquiring new skills.
With the sun in Leo and Venus retrograde in your house of hidden desires and shadows this is a powerful time for reflecting on the things that bring you pleasure, and revisiting themes and patterns around love. This is a place of mental health so there is powerful and transformational healing to be had here for you if you are willing to look deep into your heart with the intention of breaking cycles and moving forward.
The full moon in Aquarius on August 1st brings light to the relationship between your physical health and/or work and your mental health. How are the things that you are working hard on and dedicated to impacting your mental health? Can you find healing in committing to work hard on a project or finding a new workout routine that will bring joy and structure into your life?
This season is all about moving forward into the rest of the year with an open heart and more confidence and inspiration. The new moon on August 16th is a potent time to set intentions around success, finding expansion and deep healing. Tap into that Leo courage, fix your crown and move forward with confidence.
Libra & Libra Rising
Leo season for you, Libra, means shining light on your hopes, dreams and wishes. As the sun moves through this part of your sky once a year, it is a time for abundance and getting clear on what your desires are. This is also a great time for you to spend with friends and go out and be social.
Venus, your chart ruler, will be retrograde for the entirety of Leo season. This is a potent time to revisit and revise themes around friendship, hope & desires, and getting clear on what you are aspiring to accomplish. This is an opportunity for expansion and clarity.
Because Venus rules your first house and is retrograde, there could be some energy around a little glow up with your physical appearance. What makes you feel like the most vibrant and beautiful version of yourself? This could be buying that fancy new dress, getting that massage or hitting the salon. It is ok for you to indulge and romance yourself.
The full moon in Aquarius on August 1st is an opportunity to look at if you are putting the needs of others and their feelings above your own. Are you giving too much of your energy away and not keeping enough to work towards what it is that your heart deeply desires? Are you sacrificing your own joy? This full moon has the potential to bring healing and allow you to pursue your deepest desires with courage and an open heart.
There could be some tensions this month around you getting in your own way. You might feel restricted by your thoughts or self-doubt when it comes to getting work done and making progress. Know that this is temporary, and it is an invitation to get creative within whatever boundaries are coming up for you around work.
Leo seasons for you is a beautiful time to open your heart and tap into your wishes and dreams. The new moon on August 16th is a beautiful time to really get intentional around what your heart wants, and tap into that big Leo energy.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
Career is at the forefront of this Leo season for you, Scorpio. Every year when the sun moves through this area of your sky, it brings light to themes around career and your public life. When it comes to work, you are strong, committed and not afraid to lead with confidence. With Venus, the planet of love, money and romance retrograde in the sign of Leo for the entirety of this month, it might be an opportunity to revisit if your current job is in alignment with your heart. Are you being financially compensated for the work that you are doing? Do you love what you do for work? This transit could also speak to things having to do with a workplace romance.
The full moon in the sign of Aquarius on August 1st, is an opportunity to look at the relationship between your work and home life. Are there ties to your home, family or living situation that you have been giving too much energy to or have you been managing the feelings or emotions with those that you share a home with? It is possible that the energy that you have been giving at home could be better devoted to yourself and your career.
This month for you, Scorpio is all about finding clarity and the courage to move more fully into a job or career that you love and allow your capabilities and capacity for greatness to be shared. The new moon in the sign of Leo on August 16th is a beautiful time to get intentional about how you want to move forward.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
Leo seasons for you, Sagittarius, is all about themes surrounding spirituality, writing, higher education and travel. As the sun moves through this area of your sky you might be called to take a trip (perhaps with a romantic partner) or you could be delving into learning or your spiritual or religious practices.
With Venus, the planet of love, money, beauty and romance retrograde in the sign of Leo for the entirety of this season, this is an opportunity to revisit themes around finding a devotional practice that opens your heart, opening yourself to a spiritual love partnership or finding pleasure in travel–either alone (romance yourself) or with someone you feel romantically connected to.
The full moon in the sign of Aquarius on August 1st is an opportunity for reflection around your daily habits, routines and local community. Are there places where you are giving your energy to others and not keeping enough of it for yourself? Are you more concerned with the feelings and emotions of others and in turn sacrificing your own transformation?
This season for you is all about expansion. It is a beautiful time to tap into the wisdom of your heart and open yourself to being seen, especially when it comes to areas of teaching, education and travel. How can you walk away from this time with more courage and confidence–to inspire and empower yourself and those who are a part of your community?
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
Leo season for you, Capricorn, is all about the money. With the sun in your 8th house which rules other investments, people’s money, things that other people have, chunky money, legacy wealth, property and karmic relationships, this is a time to reflect on how to build for your (financial) future.
As Venus, the planet of love, money, beauty and relationships is retrograde in the sign of Leo, themes around money and karmic ties to money could be coming up for you. This retrograde period invites a refinement and revisiting of financial themes. Are you perhaps holding money too tightly for the future and not enjoying the now when it comes to spending? Should you be more intentional around planning for the future?
On August 1st there is a full moon in the sign of Aquarius which invites you to look at your personal spending, possessions and the skill that you have that you use to make money. This could be a good time to let go of possessions that no longer bring you joy or that have past emotional ties that you are holding on to that you may no longer need. This is also a good time to reflect on whether the ways that you make money and build your wealth are bringing you pleasure and setting you up for a sound future. There could also be some chunky money heading your way this month through an inheritance, settlement or maybe a payout from some of your investments.
The theme this season is to reflect on if the way you are building your wealth and saving for the future is bringing you joy. The new moon in the sign of Leo on August 16, is a good time for setting intentions around how to move forward with a solid plan.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
For you, Aquarius, the themes of Leo season are all about love, romantic relationships and potentially business partnerships. Every year the sun travels through the sign of Leo and sheds light on the part of your sky dealing with relationships. This year is extremely potent because Venus, the planet of love, money, romance and pleasure is retrograde in your house that rules over relationships.
This retrogradation period is a potent time to revisit and revise themes in your relationships. Is the relationship you are in truly what your heart desires? Are there things in your relationships and with your partners that need to be renegotiated and looked at?
The full moon in the house of your identity, physical body and self on August 1st is a time to reflect on how your identity is somehow tied into your romantic and business relationships. Is there the possibility that your self worth is somehow wrapped into the outcome of your relationships? This moon could bring up tensions between what the mind and what the heart wants.
This season is all about tapping into your heart and ensuring that your partners can show up fully and match the beautiful and boundless energy that you give to your relationships. The new moon on August 16th is an incredibly potent time to get clear on exactly what you want. If you are looking to bring a new partnership into your life, this season for you is about having the courage to open your heart, stand in your worth. You know exactly what it is that you are deserving of. This is an incredibly expansive time for transformation and breakthroughs in matters of love.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
Leo season for you, Pisces is all about really grinding down and doing hard work. This could be physical work or working hard to accomplish something in a career. It is a place in your life where you put in a lot of energy and effort–it is a place of labor and sacrifice. When the sun enters this part of your sky every year, it could bring some levity and light to the work.
With Venus retrograde here in Leo, you could be questioning if there is a way to bring more joy and pleasure into the hard work that you are doing–are you willing to work hard because you love it? There could also be a story here about revisiting how you make money and maybe committing to working harder to earn more.
The full moon in Aquarius on August 1st, could be a potent time to reflect on blocks that are keeping you from loving the work that you are doing. Is there a connection between you giving too much of yourself to others and sacrificing your own joy? Are you caretaking other’s feelings and needs so much that it is standing in the way of you working towards your goals?
On August 16th there is a new moon in the sign of Leo which is a powerful time for intentions around how to transform and break through any patterns of self sacrifice. It could be as simple as committing to a workout routine or finding the courage to commit your heart to working on a project that would lead to expansion and success. This could also be a good time to look at whether you are sacrificing yourself for the sake of sacrifice–martyrdom serves no one.