Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Leo: This month, Leo, Mercury goes Retrograde July 8th, so you can keep that in mind, though I don’t think Mercury in Retrograde is anything to be scared of. Even the obstacles, the slowness that it tends to generate when dealing with new issues or commerce generally puts you in position for experiences you wouldn’t have had that could have very positive effects, or might be necessary for you. And Mercury in Retrograde deepens the nature of connection with those you know well. It’s an insular aspect, and people tend to close those off in favor of outward progress all the time, but the two are intrinsic, inseparable. It’s a month of depths and inward motions for sure, especially for you as the Eclipses this month, which build on energy generated in January, hit a deep, silent, repressive, unconscious part of your chart. The first, the Total Solar Eclipse on July 2ndat 10 degrees Cancer hits this silent, watchful house and makes a positive connection with Uranus in your house of career, as well as loosely opposes Saturn in your house of routines and mundane habits. So the connection to Uranus in the house of career is definitely positive, but it means that some pretty heavy, deeply emotional energy that you’re hardly aware of has as its link to the world or possibility of expression the role you play in public, how you define yourself by what you do, what responsibilities you take on. What you’ve chosen in a certain sphere for yourself is colored, or boosted by deep feelings, deep-rooted intuition, and a sense of greater purpose. So, while not technically practical or explainable, go with your gut around July 2nd. The opposition to Saturn really just portends some feeling of weight in your routines, in what you’ve taken on, and a restless kind of desire to really boost production and make your days worthwhile. This’ll be like fuel to the fire, that you want to make a real difference not only in the world but flesh out your day to day life, and live meaningfully—that’s the real purpose of this Eclipse. There’s another, too, for they always come in pairs—on July 16th, a Partial Lunar Eclipse at 24 degrees Capricorn. So this Eclipse hits definitely in the house of routines and is quite near to Pluto as well as Saturn. Towards the end of July you’re set to let some routines, habits, or day to day activities go for good. And how you release them from yourself, and in what way you decide to pivot and change the way you do things is up in the air, but it’s going to feel a bit like a traumatic wrenching away for the Moon linked to Pluto is a deep, emotional, hard aspect and it functions by nature through emotional crises. A crisis of sorts around this time, pay close attention, for it can’t be ignored, should be as much as possible gently addressed and allowed to play itself out.
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