Dear Leo, are you running from something specific, or do you feel like you’re being chased? Six of one, half a dozen of the other, right? Well, not really–it appears there are some things you’d rather not look at, and they’ll be following you until you turn and confront them–but when you do, the respect you’ll earn (not to mention the peace!) will be tremendous–and you’ll gain a reputation as someone who has no fear. You may find you’re more sensitive than usual this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, but that will only enhance your charisma and draw potential romantic interests and abundance, moths to the glowing warmth of your flame. Happy Birthday, Leo, and good luck!
20 August wisdom is found in dark places, and in standing up for ourselves, though one place we won’t find good alternatives offered is on the home front or by the mate; it might be too much a time when everyone is focused on their own creative empowerment, and so what they share will speak more of their own insecurities and power situations than anything else. Avoid authorities today; they won’t be any help. Stand on your own two feet, though, and you can make dreams a reality. (Perfecting today: Pallas semi-square Black Moon Lilith, Vesta contra-parallel Pallas, Neptune trine Juno, Mercury contra-parallel Ceres)
The Moon enters Cancer at 1:45 AM PDT of the 20th. 9:30 AM PDT the Cancer Moon squares Pallas and trines Ceres. We may be trundling along, feeling pretty satisfied (the Cancer Moon can have that effect) when suddenly we realize we’re doing something (or allowing something to happen) that is decidedly unwise–and further, someone is increasing their power or reach because of it. Deployment of skills is called for, along with a Willingness (no, a complete commitment) to claim our own power and territory, and stand ready to defend it. Just the readiness makes conflict unlikely. 2 PM PDT the Moon conjuncts Juno and forms a Water Grand Trine with Neptune and Vesta. We are empowered specifically through our emotions; equal parts creativity and dedication make up the recipe that offers truly effective empowerment options. 9 PM PDT the Moon opposes Pluto and sextiles Mercury, catching Venus at the midpoint of the two. What’s communicated, what we hear, shows us exactly where the darkness lies, who is at the heart of it, what can be gained, and exactly what needs to change–“wisdom is found in dark places”. Now it’s up to us.
Today’s image is a Trickster figure, who awards you something favorable. Watch for this person, and thank them–Tricksters aren’t always out to fool you, you know :)
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Dear Leo, it may feel like things are getting serious–really, really serious–and that you’re all alone out there. This coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, and only speaking of the psyche, of course, that’s true: you will be alone, and dealing with big energies of massive change, alteration, transformation, destruction, and, in just about a year, you’ll come out the other side re-born–or will it be more like a resurrection, with qualities, individuals, talents, and opportunities you thought long gone once again in your life and feasibly in your grasp? Though it will be dark and lonely for a time, don’t give up–because a re-made world, renewed vigor, and a totally renewed viewpoint, is waiting for you, just down the road. Happy Birthday, Leo, and good luck!
This coming Solar year, dear Leo, you act to change the home situation, the family situation, or your own inner landscape, but what changes is the daily routine, job, obligations and duties in the world, and possibly your health. It’s like you put effort in *here* and it comes out *over there*, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason as to why. Quit trying to connect the dots and accept that your choices are shifting the Universe at a quantum level; you just can’t know what will be disturbed, what will pay off. Concentrate instead on your current highly potent sense of abundance; it’s almost a Midas touch, and if properly channeled (chiefly through the activities and subjects of the natal Houses with Sagittarius, Taurus, and Libra on the cusps) you could gain in some amazing ways, through to your next birthday. So happy solar return, Leo, and good luck!
At this point, dear Leo, you may be feeling just a little at loose ends, even abandoned, as if all you need to see and do is behind you–now what? You’re coming up on a new start, but you’re not there yet–thinking, planning, gathering info–that’s what needs to happen now. Transformation of what is, the structures and strictures that exist in your life, is part of the task this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday–but you can’t do that alone, nor should you expect to re-build Rome in a day–step by step, even inch by inch, if you have to. You’ll be given more than your share of opportunities in this period, though, and you should expect to take advantage of these, with the understanding that this is a time of development, of growing and organizing your power, preparing for the new start that is just around the figurative corner–but that it’s not quite time to act, yet. Happy Birthday, and good luck!
Emotions, and the craving to dig deep into the psyche and connect with your elemental Self, may be strong this Solar year, Leo, especially during the early part of it–and through to your next birthday you may be occupied (obsessed?) with connecting to those unique parts of you that offer strength and that carry your talents–because it’s time to take an accounting of those, and get the word out about what you are perfectly suited to do. Telling others about your ambitions may help you make needed and fortuitous connections–and with an active but stable home scene (or just being appropriately secure in yourself) you will be able to share creative ideas and energy with others, and so perhaps change your job, daily routine, or duties to be more expressive of the Self. Happy Birthday, and good luck!
For Saturday, 16 August: determining power situations and power distribution seems vital, and yet we have a major distraction to all this in creative expression in the home or through a cause we support; the wish to express creative ideas takes our time and attention from dealing with issues of authority and from fully owning our own power position—and that easily creates problems. It might help to remain aware of two things: communications may be incomplete and erratic, so we can’t take for granted that we know the whole score (it’s almost like a mini-Merc retro effect), and we need to do whatever smart alternative the reality picture commands—to ignore it in favor of creative expression at this time is to court unpleasant mix-ups in agreements and to risk having our own power of choice usurped by the quick and the sneaky. (Ceres parallel the North Node, Neptune trine Vesta, Saturn semi-square Pallas, Mercury sesquiquadrate Uranus)
And for Sunday the 17th: we finally feel an enormous positive shift in the Cosmos—or at least in our little part of it—with the planet of Love and Money meeting the planet of expansion and abundance—so what could go wrong? We have a basic scenario for prosperity, specifically through communicating with or listening to those who hold the power; but difficulties with delusion or deception, fantasy, troubles within the home or with the mate, and instincts that seem to be at odds with the way the world works, may all show against us. The trick may be to keep things, whether relationships or finances, on a power exchange basis—that way it’s clear what’s changing hands—and realize that instinct and imagination sometimes aren’t our friends—at least that’s so when it comes to Money or Love—we need to stay focused on reality to make gains and feel good. (Venus conjunct Jupiter, quincunx Neptune, square Vesta, Mercury sextile Ceres, Sedna square the Sun-Earth axis)
Dear Leo, this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, your instincts may be your biggest asset. You’re headed toward big change in the (sort of distant) future, and the path between here and there is littered with matters that have been located in your ‘blind spot’, and so outside your awareness. This year, taking a creative, fearless tack in trying to expand your reach, generate gain, support relationships, and give sufficient energy to home matters and causes to which you’re dedicated is the only way to go. Emotional resilience from a Solar Return Taurus Moon, and an enhanced ability to dig for the Truth, will certainly help. You’ll face a lot of unexpected challenges; meeting them with optimism and imagination is the only useful answer. Happy Birthday, and good luck!
15 August it seems full speed ahead for expressing our power and taking meaningful action, especially toward uncovering the truth, and yet, our minds are a little distanced, critical, focused on details, discerning and materially-oriented, and so easily distracted from the action. The mental attitude is meant to empower, and skews choice toward ambition fulfillment—but in the end what makes a mark is passionate commitment, a willingness to do, especially to build, that colors boldly, but still stays within the lines. (Perfecting today: Mars sextile Pluto, Mercury into Virgo, parallel Juno, and semi-square Zeus)
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Dear Leo, if I have to sum up the coming Solar year for you, I’d say, ‘Stressful, Emotional Communications’–but that wouldn’t tell you half what you need to know, and might be a little alarming, to boot! You will take action based on agreements, information shared, knowledge, networking, and you must remain acutely aware of just how much both what you hear and how you process it will be affected by each party’s emotional palette. A lot of what causes the stress will be seated in a feeling that you alone can act, that you must choose or lead, and that there’s little time to waste–but you’ve got to remember, these are perceptions, and that’s no guarantee that they’re accurate. Sort it out through trusted relationships that empower you, and through creativity that centers either on your home or on some cause to which you’re dedicated. These will help ground you and allow you some perspective in communication issues–and they’ll make for an especially fulfilling year. Happy Birthday, Leo, and good luck!