A Slice of Heaven - August 2006
Leo - the royalty of the Zodiac
In case you never noticed, there is a certain dignity that comes with being born a Leo. It’s like a privilege you get for all the other life times in the school of hard knocks. A Leo had a natural pride, grace and leadership potential. As the sign of self expression, Leo’s like to shine and be in the middle of things.
Did you know the difference between an introverts and extroverts? The extrovert dances on the table, going “Everybody look at me.” The introvert stands in the sidelines, with the perspective of: “ I see everybody!”
Leo people are naturally more extroverted and confident that almost any other sign, which gravitates them to the performing arts, music and dance. With Saturn transiting the sign of Leo until 2007 a bit of reality check is indicated. Personal values, career, business and money matters are all shifting gears. Trust your instincts, go safely, with the flow and enjoy the ride.
Happy Birthday to the famous Topanga Leo’s: Gary Strauss, Celeste Lear, Robyn Feeley, Malcolm Groome, Elisabeth Kaplan, Gilbert Levy, Angele Dayer, Oliver Scott, Elizabeth Shapiro, Lon Miller and all. May it be your best year ever!
The following note planetary highlights for the month of Aug. They will affect you more if your birthday falls on or near them, or were born on any of these days in February, May or Nov. Here is the monthly forecast …
Sun squares Jupiter
Take the high road today, speaking your truth with integrity. Conflicts of interest may become apparent, as many feel righteous or stubborn, and fewer are willing to compromise.
Because of the recent Mercury retrograde Venus is currently chasing after the swift footed trickster god. They’re pretty close right, but don’t quite connect. In the sign of Cancer this accelerates emotional reactions. Watch out for irrational outbursts and avoid getting carried away.
Sun conjunct Saturn
This week starts with a stern look at the facts and figures. Serious business deals can be negotiated, good for discipline and planning ahead. So set your intentions, do a reality check or simply balance the checkbook.
Mars sextiles Jupiter
Good for negations of every kind. Look at the big picture, come together with your opponents, reach difficult agreements.
Full Moon 17* Aquarius
Lots of oppositions: Sun conjunct Saturn in Leo, shines on Moon conjunct Neptune in Aquarius, Mars opposes Uranus. A busy, crazy time full of unexpected surprises. It’s volatile with power struggles between the many (Aquarius) and the one (Leo).
Sun opposes Neptune
There is a tendency to be distracted, confused or foggy today, makes for difficulty in staying focused. It’s good for meditation, creativity, dream work and illusions. Look out for wild weather, chemical spills or allergic reactions.
Venus enters Leo
Enjoy outrageous fashion sense. For the next three weeks you get to express yourself! Plan on having more fun, be less demure. Counteract any stuck feelings by getting physical. Add some sparkle or red to your wardrobe, especially if you’re a Fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sag)
Mars opposes Uranus
This adds impatience to the already volatile mix. People will be fickle, over loaded, tense or craving excitement. The mutable signs may be more accident prone. So if you’re a Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sag especially if you‘re born in the beginning of the month: calm down! No high risk gambling, dangerous neighborhoods or instruments.
Sun trines Pluto
A fine day for major power players to come together. So return to the negotiation table and the hard work of co-creating win/win solutions.
Mercury square Jupiter
This will generate a bit of gridlock between factions. Some will wish for instant results, while others are carefully plodding ahead. A good weekend for bonding with friends and family.
Mercury conjuncts Saturn
The mind wants to maintain the tried and true, to bridge the great divide between commerce and community, what’s good for business and what’s good for all.
Mercury opposes Neptune
This may incline you to sleep in and enjoy your dream life, rather than taking care of business. Your intuition is keen right now, the flipside makes it hard to focus on practical things.
Venus squares Jupiter, Sun enters Virgo
Because of the near New Moon and impending sign change this is a low energy day. Take it easy, finish things up, bond with your girlfriends.
New Moon 1* Virgo
With Jupiter rising in Scorpio, this marks a turning point. There is a shift away from the egocentric Leo archetype towards helping, healing and supporting each other.
Venus conjuncts Saturn
The drama of Venus in Leo is sobered considerably by this aspect. Play it straight this weekend, you’ll get a lot done.
Venus opposes Neptune, Mercury enters Virgo
Lots if shifts and changes behind the scenes and in the political arena.
Mars square Pluto
This extra yang aspect makes for volatile tempers and non-compromising attitudes. Mediate!
Saturn opposes Neptune, Sun conjunct Mercury
Think of it as a slow moving wake-up call. This is the first of 3 meetings between now and June 07. It indicates a period of soul searching and deep inner and outer changes. This aspect happened the last time from 1971/72, a time of political revelations and awakenings.
To be continued.
“A Slice of Heaven” is a monthly Astrology column that provides self help insights on making good use of the planetary influences. If you would like to learn more, I’m available for consultations and will be teaching a course on Divination at the Topanga Coyote Club Jul 6 - Aug 10, please check my website for more information.
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