Enjoy the planetary pile-up in Leo as we enter August this week. Five planets - Mars, Mercury, Sun, Venus and Jupiter - all traverse the sign at some point. Get ready to strut and fret your hour upon the stage. Do you have a speaking part or are just stage filler? Your choice.
(Nicole Kidman has Jupiter in Leo)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Life is a cabaret now, Leo. Not only are you on everyone’s “A” list of must attendees for the hot parties, you are also a bit of a party planner yourself. There appears to be no limit to the amount of fun and artistic inspiration you can have now. Of course you can always over-indulge in too much food, drink or romance. Ah, but what a way to go!
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Now is the time to focus on your home life and on family matters. Taureans may have tried to avoid sticky issues with certain relatives but now, not only can you not avoid it, it also happens to be a great time to solve problems and smooth over any rough edges. Even a small effort has dramatic results. So do what you must do, even if you are a bit of an actor. You will headline.
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis seem to know just what to say to get what and who they want. Good thing too. You have many things on your mind that need to be expressed and many personal ambitions that have been on hold for too long a time. Don’t let grass grow under your feet now. Get your message out and about. You won’t even have to shout to cause a rout.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Money figures prominently in your thoughts now and why not? Cancers are very generous and have been dipping into their wallets a bit too often lately. It is time to focus on yourself and your future needs. Do your fiscal homework, ask the right advisors for guidance and start planning for your eventual cushy retirement... even if it only ends up as a small pillow.
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
There will be no stopping you. You are boundless energy and a shooting star, Leo. The timing is right for success. So don’t sit on the sidelines and wait for the world to call you. You need to get out of any rut you are in, step out of your front door, greet the public and make your dreams come true. If not now then when? If not you, then who?
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
There are many secrets swirling around you Virgo. But that doesn’t mean that you are totally in the dark and prey to whoever has a personal gripe against you. In fact, your intuition is sharp and precise. You can discern the evil motives of anyone who is primed to act and stop them in their tracks. You are a superhero. Just lose the orange cape and spandex shorts.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Start to swirl around in your social circles, Libra. Friends come pouring in from all corners and your dance card fills up to overflowing. Don’t let it get boring. Try to mix it up and create an intoxicating new platonic cocktail. But be careful of becoming too tipsy with all of this friendly activity. Do you know when too much is too much? Oh who cares!
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Plan your next corporate ascent now. Scorpios are given a variety of opportunities to prove themselves. The possible career paths seem endless. But you need to keep your eyes focused on the ultimate prize. Be open and ask for the chance to prove yourself. What will you do when you reach the top? Start peering on the horizon for the next big peak!
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
If you haven’t already planned a nice summer vacation, do it now when all signs point to exotic and far flung adventure. Sagittarians have a few creative travel ideas up their sleeves. But if time and money are tight, find your excitement in cheaper ways or in more local enclaves. The most important thing is to see life from a different angle.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Your love life heats up as the summer progresses so don’t let things cool down between you and a certain special someone. Capricorns are sexy, sensual, alluring and full of peppy energy. You are also able to attract anyone you set your sights on. So polish your glasses and see who is up your alley... among other places. Will you need to pack a map?
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians are starting to take a very close look at their current relationships - whether for business of for pleasure. Are they meeting your expectations? Do they make you feel good about yourself? It may be time to change the personal dynamic or seek new liaisons that better fit with who you are and what you really want. Plug in and create connection. Don’t blow a fuse.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Happy times are afoot, Pisces. So get ready to rumble. Let yourself be carried off on a party wave and see where you wash ashore. You might want to steer the festivities yourself. If so, gather an interesting and eclectic crowd together and do something wildly creative or crazily artistic. Nude body painting is so passe ... unless you paint with food.