7/23 - 8/22
Make it a sister act, Leo, or a family affair. Your inner circle provides a nourishing helping of soul food this week. You wont have to rely on the kindness of strangers to get what you need. Nope, Leo, your peeps will be there for you, rock solid as ever. Thats because two pairs of planetsMars and Venus plus Saturn and Plutoare forming easy-breezy angles between your fourth house of kin and your sixth house of service. Dont forget, however, that the road to family harmony is a two-way street. If youve been neglecting your nearest and dearest (or straight-up avoiding them since that aggravating Mercury retrograde Thanksgiving blowout), the coast is clear to make contact again. As the holiday spirit sweeps over you, remember that charity begins in the home. Sure, go ahead and organize the community toy drive. Just dont forget that offering babysitting services to your burnt-out brother or making a donation to your cousins college fund qualifies as an equally beneficent contribution as one you make to a non-profitmore so, perhaps, since youll get to see, firsthand, the rewards of your generous act. Your crafty nature will be evoked by the Mars-Venus pairing, and you might opt to make your holiday gifts by hand this year. Get your Etsy on, Leo. Those glass bead statement necklaces or clever vintage fabric lampshades could be the seeds of a profitable side biz. Working with women will prove quite rewarding this week, both on an emotional and tangible level. Accept the invitation to the ladies only event, even if youd rather hang co-ed. A fortuitous contact awaits among the lipsticked ranks, and besides, you never know who might be in their social databases. Saturn and Pluto bring a weightier energy to the mix, forcing you to dig into some issues that are brewing below the surface. Your relationship with foodand how it affects and interacts with your moodsis a biggie. Are you stuffing down feelings with sweets or centering every social interaction around a meal as a means of comfort? Dealing with stress by dashing off for a latte and a pastry every couple hours? Seeking pleasure from your plate is fine, Leo, as long as youre serving it up from other places too. If youre off balance in this department, youll need to dig below the lettuce garnish and see what emotions youve been trying to cover up. A scary situation with a relative, insecurity about home and finances, frustration with the current circumstances under your roof: look there first. Clearing this emotional eating agita up may simply be a matter of having a heart to heart with your mom or sister. But in some cases you might want to bring in the big guns like a nurturing therapist who can help you talk through the tangled web of feelings that keep showing up as hunger on your brains radar. Structured Saturn gives you the impetus to create a safe harbor for yourself while transformational Pluto helps you break out of unhealthy habits that leave you feeling like less than your best self. Dont keep playing the martyr role at work or at home, waiting for the moment when you snap. A little intervention goes a long way this week. Get real about the areas of life where youre feeling overloaded and underappreciated. This is where youll summon the courage to make a change. It all begins with an honest conversation, Leo, so dont be afraid to open up. Youll also find it helpful to put basic structures in place that can help you stay on track. Peg a couple friends as fitness buddies. Youll bond and de-stress with a dance class instead of drinks. Set reminders alarms for both the beginning and the end of each appointment you have. You tend to let your interactions linger on for too long, throwing your entire schedule out of whack. The gracious interruption of your iPhones chime will help you break the conversational spell. Being clear about when youll come and go leaves you time to relax, andas is proving to be important this week..hang tight with your closest friends and familia.