08-20-2018 to 08-26-2018
Sweep away the birthday-cake crumbs and toss the last champagne bottles into the recycling bin. Leo season comes to an end for another year on Thursday, August 23, but there's still plenty to celebrate! That's the day your ruling star, the luminous Sun, begins its annual trek through Virgo and your second house of money, values and security. For the next four weeks, a top priority will be getting your finances in order—and dealing with all those practical if mind-numbing tasks that keep the wheels of daily life greased. (And for your dramatic sign, the everyday B.S. is often way larger-than-life.) But before you make any adjustments, get a handle on your cash flow. How familiar are you with the exact amount you earn (after taxes) and what your monthly fixed expenses are? How much discretionary money do you spend out of every paycheck (begging the question, how much is left over for saving)? This shouldn't be a guessing game, Lion. Between now and September 22, get clear on your financial situation and consider working with a professional adviser to help you set up a budget AND a game plan for creating a nest egg that will grow and fund your biggest dreams.
Big-time cosmic assistance comes on the work-and-money front this Saturday in the form of a galvanizing grand earth trine. This rare event is a supportive and potentially game-changing trifecta between your ruler, the fearless Sun, future-minded Saturn and pioneering Uranus—all in chart houses associated with finances and career. If you've been thinking about changing jobs, increasing your rates or talking to your boss about a raise, this starry alignment may spur you to action. Take the weekend to get yourself in the right mindset and to prepare your "elevator speech" before you go into work on Monday. And should a little fear or insecurity crop up, ask a friend for a heartfelt pep talk!
Ready for some soul merging? (Or any kind of merging?) On Sunday, the year's only full moon in Pisces lights up your intimate, erotic eighth house, heating up an attraction or taking a solid union to the next level. Things could get intense fast, so make sure you know where you want it to go. If you're newly dating, one of you might feel ready to talk about commitment while the other is puttering happily in the slow lane. It may be hard to talk about this—but actions speak louder than words. Single? Pull out the stops, hit the scene and let your jungle cat magnetism beam in all directions! For couples whose fire isn't as hot as it used to be, this full moon can rekindle the spark. But you have to do your part, whether that's having a difficult conversation about differences, going on more dress-up dates or getting a little more creative in the boudoir. The eighth house also rules joint resources and passive income, so this lunar lift might bring a small bonanza in the form of commissions, dividends, royalties or a monetary gift.
Also on Sunday, you could run into an interpersonal roadblock as amorous Venus in your communication corner locks into a square with deep-diving Pluto. While you might be willing to hash things out, the other party may be too caught up in their own secrets or dysfunctional behavior. As with a horse, you can lead them to water, but you can't make them imbibe. Leave this one alone!