It’s August, Leo, which means it’s still your season, although you will have to pass the torch to Virgo later this month. Last month ended with a new moon in your sign that brought new beginnings, projects, or ways of thinking. You’re a bold fire sign, love getting attention, and tend to celebrate your birthday all of Leo season. As a result, you’re extra powerful right now, dear Leo. Circle Thursday, August 11, in your calendar because it marks a bright full moon in Aquarius. While new moons represent beginnings, full moons mean manifestation. So, expect to see results from the intentions you set during the new moon.
In particular, this full moon brings magic to your love life. It could signify the first date with a crush you reached out to around the new moon or reconnecting with a long-term partner with some primal full moon sex. Thursday, August 11, isn’t just the full moon; Venus, the goddess of love, enters your sign on this date. So, while astrologers sometimes advise taking it easy during full moons to avoid drama and fights, the stars align to bring you romantic attention and pleasure. Consider buying yourself a birthday present with a new sex toy.
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Beware of bickering within your friend group when the warrior planet Mars enters gossip-loving Gemini on Saturday, August 20. The drama is unlikely to involve you, but don’t be surprised if people try to suck you into their fights or feuds, no matter how petty. If you need an excuse to implement boundaries, just tell them that it’s still Leo season and, therefore, still your birthday, so you don’t have time to deal with drama. After all, the sun leaves your sign and enters practical Virgo on Monday, August 22, so you deserve to enjoy the final days of Leo season. And, by the time the sun enters Virgo, your focus will turn from summer parties and flings to catching up on work and rest. If you keep your boundaries firm, you can successfully avoid the friend drama, Leo.
Uranus, the rebel of the zodiac, goes retrograde in Taurus on Wednesday, August 24. Uranus is retrograde for roughly half the year, so there’s no need to sweat the planet’s backward dance; you’ve survived many before. This year, your Uranus retrograde goal is to check-in with your professional goals. Unfortunately, in this economy, the stars can’t promise money, but they can remind you that you deserve to be happy. So, while there’s no shame in picking up jobs and gigs to make rent, during the next few months, ensure that you are also paying attention to your passions.
When the messenger planet Mercury enters romantic Libra on Thursday, August 25, it feels like the opposite of Mercury retrograde; communication flows like water. Couple this with the new moon in grounded Virgo on Saturday, August 27, and the end of August becomes the best time of the month to tackle any tough conversations you’ve been avoiding. Don’t worry. This doesn’t mean a breakup, but it does mean finally telling a friend that you have feelings for them, asking your partner to try a kinky fantasy, or anything else you’ve been putting off. You can do it, Leo; the stars are in your favor. See you next month.