Leo Horoscope

23 Jul - 22 Aug

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August 2020

Whether you are a late July or an August born Leo, with the Sun here until 23rd August each year, this is always your birthday month and the month when you get to push the 'reset' button. Venus and Mercury, the planets that rule the heart and mind have both been held back by retrograde phases, with the Sun still on his own in Leo to begin with and that gives you a huge advantage. Mercury will finally return on 5th August and until he leaves on 20th August his intellectually savvy edge is a chance to define your game plan and resolutions for the coming year. Until then the Sun allows you to simply observe. This gives you time to get a sense for what kind of solar year you have moved into before there is any pressure to make choices, decisions or plans and this explains a sense of excitement and anticipation. For in those early days of the month what you see is Mars in the early months of his longest visit to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery in 32 years and the South Node in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart for the first time in 17 years. At the same time, there is a lot to be excited about professionally, with financial implications in the final days of your birthday month. It begins with Mercury's return to your income sector on 20th August, just four days after Uranus' retrograde turn in your career sector on 16th August. Just days after Mercury's return they will move into a friendly aspect, with the Sun returning to your income sector on 23rd August. With Jupiter and Saturn both in their last full month in retrograde motion and the Sun and Mercury going on to form a friendly aspect to them and Pluto next month, this is the start of the most exciting months of 2020 across the income, work and career fronts.


Week beginning Monday 10th of August 2020

While the Sun won't leave Leo until later next week, the last full week of your birthday month is always an important point in any year. Held back by a retrograde phase Mercury finally returned to Leo last week, with his first, last and only full week here a chance to get your head in the game and around your game plan and resolutions for this new solar year. However, with Venus not returning to Leo until two weeks after your birthday month ends and your heart not having its say in what you want from your new solar year until then, there is a need to keep some plans up in the air or at least flexible enough to be changed later. In the meantime, as the planet of communication Mercury will be working to ensure the communication lines are open, especially after last week's Full Moon in your relationship sector. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your career sector and friendly aspect to planets on the job front before leaving on Wednesday is a chance to get your professional ducks in a row ahead of next week's income developments.


Tuesday 11th of August 2020

At the same time that the Sun is spending his last full week in Leo, though not leaving until later next week, Mercury is spending his first, last and only full week here. Here for just 15 days and managing to dodge last week's Full Moon, Mercury is making a quick, trouble free and well supported visit to Leo this year, contained within your birthday month a This is giving the intellectually savvy edge needed to think on your feet as you work on your game plan and resolutions for this new solar year.

About Leo

Information about your birth sign


Do you secretly believe that you're a bit special? Well here's the truth, you are!

Leo is a fire sign, ruled by the Sun, the star at the centre of our universe, around which all the planets revolve. In accord with the Sun, you were born to shine, to become the centre of your own universe, radiating warmth, love and joy, in your own special and totally unique way!

Don't be shy about this, (those of you with demure Virgo or reticent Cancer planets can be). Whether openly or secretly, you love basking in the limelight. You feel energised and alive when you have the applause of an audience. It's not important if that audience is only composed of your friends, colleagues, or children. We can't all be superstars on the big screen (although an abundance of Leo energy does shine from there) but you're sure to be a much loved superstar to those who personally orbit around you.

Your sign rules the heart and spine, and similarly is renowned for being warm hearted, magnanimous and courageous.

Leo's symbol is the lion, a sometimes playful, sometimes fierce, ever strong and regal beast. A lion lives in a pride, while being fiercely protective of its cubs. You can also be playful, strong and regal and you have pride, not without reason!

Just like that big pussycat, you're likely to be fiercely protective of your children, if you have them. Similarly you'll be proud and protective about anything that you've created, whether a character on stage, a book, a work of art, or a business project. You like to shine at anything you apply yourself to.

The call to parenthood sounds loudly in your creative and abundantly fertile sign, You're probably fantastic with children too. They reconnect you with the playful child who lives on within yourself.

Some may say that you have a stubborn streak, at times you do, but your way is steadfast and unchanging, it doesn't stop you being outgoing and fun-loving. You possess the ability to live life to the full, and you are able to do it with seemingly effortless flair and style!

You are most compatible with the other fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius, as you reflect light and warmth back to each other. You're also compatible with the air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, who have plenty of air to fan your flames.

You're less compatible with the water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, as you may sometimes feel as if they dampen your fiery enthusiasm, as too many clouds can block the warmth of the sun. Similarly, you may find it a struggle to shine when you spend too much time in the company of the earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

All the planets, like actors on a stage, play their part in making you the unique individual that you are. If you'd like to know more about your horoscope, one of our astrologers will be happy to talk to you.