Leo (July 23 – August 22)

With the Sun as your sign’s ruling heavenly body, you were born to shine brightly. For some of you, this means accepting leadership positions, while others of you may stand on stage as a performer or public speaker. Shining means using your gifts to the fullest and expressing your potential. Fear is one limiting force that can dim your light or block your creative impulses. When you feel stuck in any area of your life, you may need to face a fear head on and access the courage to move through it.

Financial matters could be top of mind, especially around the time of the new moon on September 9. If you have had frustrations with this area of life, keep in mind your self-criticism could actually stifle creative solutions. Be gentle with yourself and stay open to possibilities. New moons symbolize fresh starts, and this could be yours. If you have recently had financial successes, great! Maintain your confidence to keep up the momentum.

After September 6, it’s time to get to work. With extra motivation, though, it won’t feel like a chore. If you have felt a lack of drive over the past two months or if you experienced delays or setbacks with professional projects, you’ll be glad to know that period is drawing to a close. If you have taken a break, you can now make up for any lost time. To gain momentum, commit to new personal development practices this month, like meditation or positive affirmations. After September 21, you could hear of a class or workshop offering to support your growth. These kinds of activities will help you manifest from a more positive frame of mind.

To have a more harmonious home life, think about balance this month. If you are redecorating your space, this message applies to your color and object choices. Otherwise, it refers to your relationships with others living in your home. This is a transitional (and often busy) time of year for many, especially those with school-age children. You may not be able to meet all of your loved ones’ needs. Do your best, and make time for yourself, especially around September 12.

You could have a renewed interest in romance if you have been single for some time, especially after September 10. You may have had some revelations about your love life over the past two months, and you could have even reached a critical turning point between July 27 and August 11. In light of new discoveries, you may feel ready to take action, either to manifest a new relationship or to make changes in your current one. With Mars entering your opposite sign, you could have the courage to act, but resist acting on impulse. Let your intuition guide you, and stay honest, communicative, and open to seeing a broader perspective.  

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