7/23 - 8/22
All is hardly quiet on the Leo homefront this week. On Tuesday, a solar eclipse in Scorpio brings a jolt to your domestic sector, prompting you to get into action around any stalled household projects or family-related plans. You may suddenly hear yourself agreeing to host Thanksgiving 2012 or you could be pumping up the aerobed to accommodate an unexpected relative crashing on your living room floor. If youve been in the market for a move, this eclipse could speed up the process, prompting you to switch real estate agents or surf the rental listings with greater intensity. Eclipses illuminate shadows, bringing to light the things we dont necessarily want to look ateven if they are the things that are in our best interest to examine. Or, if youve been overlooking the obvious, you could have a total Doh! moment this week as you realize whats been sitting right under your nose all this time. Better late than never, Leo, so dont waste time berating yourself; just get in gear with these home-related revelations. Spending part of the weekend organizing the basement or color-coding your closet might be shockingly enjoyable. Your dealings with women will be impacted by the eclipse and a new group of female friends could invite you to join their inner circle. Solar eclipses are like mini launching pads, and an all-girl (or majority female) effort you launch this week could evolve into something quite prosperous by the corresponding lunar eclipse next April 25. Theres one wrench in the works, however: Mercury retrogrades inches back into Scorpio and your fourth house on Wednesday, and remains there until turning direct on November 26. Mercury retrogrades are less-than-ideal times for signing contracts, and information tends to get scrambled during these phases. If youre shopping in earnest for a new place to live, use the next two weeks for researching neighborhoods but if possible, wait until the 26th to sign the lease. Of course, life doesnt always move according to Mercurys plan, so if you must quickly nab the keys to your new home make sure you thoroughly inspect it to make sure there arent any hidden fees or other unpleasant discoveries lying below the cute faade. If a family feud has been brewing, get it settled now, before you gather round the Thanksgiving table. That carving knife does not need to be wielded like a weapon, Leo. Should you find yourself hosting festivities, project manage in advance and make sure everyone has a clear task in writing so the event goes off without a hitch. The retrograde could bring a childhood friend back into the picture, so if youre heading back to your old hometown, take it upon yourself to organize a reunion. On Saturday, go getter Mars moves into your sixth house of efficiency, health and daily routines. Whipping your life into shape will be a huge motivation for you between now and December 25. Grab your light saber and cut through the clutter and BS. Out with the old, and please dont fill those empty spaces with anything new! Although the holiday season can come with lots of sugary treats, this Mars phase pumps you up for a health kick. Balance out those pumpkin spice lattes with green teas and invigorating workouts. Avoid the deprivation mindset and find inspiring reasons to be active (skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, dancing till dawnto name a few). Your work life could become quite busy and a little stressful too during this Mars phase. Dont let this be the reason you skip another yoga class. Taking care of your body brings greater clarity of mind.