By Susan Levitt
Saturday July 30 is a new Moon in the dynamic, creative, expressive, passionate, and daring Fire sign Leo the Lion. This new Moon also begins the month of the Fire Monkey. That’s a lot of Fire! And the Sun, Moon, and Venus are all in Leo, making for fun romantic adventures and appreciation of all things beautiful and extravagant.
Under Monkey’s wily influence, there will be plenty of ideas for new methods and risk taking. Both Leo and Monkey are uninhibited and free to express any way they wish. Friendships and family are important in this Hare year, so look to those you love to collaborate and offer ideas. Anything can happen and everything is possible.
Luck is strongest for the Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries and those born in Monkey, Rat, and Dragon years. Just be sure to devote some time to rest and relaxation during this lazy Lion summer, and don’t get too overwhelmed or bite off more than a Lion can chew because the planet Mercury is retrograde from August 2 through August 26.
Mercury retrograde is not considered the best time for travel, to launch new endeavors, or sign contracts. Instead, use the retrograde cycle to redo, revise, revisit, and review. Mercury is retrograde in Virgo for one week, then the following two weeks in Leo. Earth sign Virgo rules Mercury, so the first week brings opportunities to get organized, especially with all media, technology, and other communication devices. This time can be very good for organization skills and efficient communication, especially at work.
On August 8, Mercury enters Fire sign Leo. You might notice a tendency for communications to center on the self. This is fine in small intimate circles, but strive for less drama and more Lion-hearted sharing and caring. Call me at 415.642.8019 or send me an email for a tarot reading or your astrology transits chart for clarity if communication issues arise at this time.