August 2016 Horoscopes: Leo

JULY 23 – AUGUST 22

Happy Solar New Year, Leo! You start this month with a New Moon. You’ll also have the sun and Venus in your sign, enhancing your already golden aura. Use that to your advantage, especially with the new moon in your house of identity. This is impeccable makeover astrology: if you want to make a big hair, makeup, or style change, now is your time. The moon gets support from Saturn in your pleasure sector, a reminder that taking care of yourself is important. How you present yourself matters. Proceed accordingly.

You’ll be a whole new kind of golden when Venus moves into Virgo, your money zone, on August 5. The three weeks that follow are sweet for growing your income, expanding your side hustle, or pitching for new business (especially if you approach it with all of your charm). That goes doubly so when your ruler, the sun, moves into Virgo on August 22. With his glowing recommendation behind you, you’ve got the capacity to make your income soar.

This month’s Full Moon on August 18 is extra special: it’s a lunar eclipse. Eclipses are superpowered celestial events, the effects of which will ripple out for weeks, and even months to come. This one is in Aquarius, the sign of friends, groups, and visionaries. Aquarius is your partnership sector, and it’s getting good vibes from Uranus in your exotic ninth house. All together these influences combine in a delicious cocktail of summer love, giving you a refreshing opportunity to step outside your status quo and experience all the lovely delights life has to offer. Another option: a business partner could give you a surprise publishing or travel opportunity you can’t refuse. Go for it.

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