Last Days of the Leo Sun

By Holiday Mathis

August 21, 2016 6 min read

People spend so much time, money and energy trying to be more attractive, and then go out into the world in the most unattractive manner — head down, all attention into a device, defying the general positioning of attraction, which is 1) to be present and 2) to be aware. Focusing your good looks on a touch screen is like shining a spotlight into the ground: all that wasted illumination. Use these last Leo sun days to radiate your heart out and up.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). One way you can make your own life easier is to stop being so critical of yourself and others. Judging takes energy. At the end of the day, a lot of these opinions don't make a lick of difference. Keep asking yourself, "A year from now, will this have mattered to me? Will I even remember it?"

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The mentor and the pupil are on the same path, the teacher just started it first, back when the light and weather were different and different people were around. Timing matters, yes, but the path still leads to the same place. Your teacher is imperfect, and yet still completely capable of pointing you in the right direction.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It feels a little like a certain person is an aggressive opponent of yours coming at you in a headlong charge. Of course, you don't have to stand there and take it. Just sidestep and the one who was expecting to meet conflict will most likely lose balance and fall on his or her own face.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). True nurturing is an egoless process. At the end of it, seeing someone thrive and graduate the situation is as much satisfaction as the nurturer needs. The one who expects something more from helping others grow and learn might be a vicarious user instead of a true nurturer. Differentiate the two and make wise choices.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You've gone through the rite of passage, so why isn't life totally different now? This event will serve as a marker between the old and the new. The event represents your new life but isn't the cause of it. Think of it as you might a landmark birthday; the mouth of the river is only the start of the next journey.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If there were a foolproof method for finding and keeping love, then why would so many people be searching for the way to do this? It's not a one-size-fits-all situation. Your guess is as good as any, so guess away. Guess wholeheartedly. Guess actively. You'll either land love, or land valuable education.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The media and society at large will clue you in to what's beautiful until you don't even know what your true tastes are. That's why it's wonderful this week when all that's inside you will speak to what you personally find beautiful, which will very likely be something entirely different from the norm.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There is the potential for your world to transform in an instant. You could find love waiting in line at the bank, save someone's life at the park or answer destiny's call at your mailbox. Since you never quite know whence your fortunes will herald, head out with optimism, an open heart and an eye for opportunity.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The mad attraction you find may be with one who is not the magazine-style ideal you were looking for. This has potential to be love — big, real and true. This same dynamic could happen in business. You'll make more money doing what you're attracted to even if the category doesn't typically yield great results.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Why in the world would you bother waiting for someone to hand you the next opportunity? That's not your style; nor is it your speed. Besides, you're far too busy making things happen. This week, forward movement will take the form of socializing — nothing heavy, just touching base with the ones you know.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You keep checking yourself every step of the way. This wave of self-doubt is healthy, and it's what will keep your soul on the road to improvement. One of the more helpful questions to ask yourself is: Are you giving off what you want to be getting back?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Adopting a powerfully good habit will bring a bad one under control. The results will seem magical, though your efforts will be quite scientific. As it is with science, experimentation is necessary. If the experiment fails, it's not because you failed. There really is no failing in science, just learning. Take notes; measure results.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The beautiful cosmic birthday gift will be newfound powers of focus that allow you to home in on what's working and improving, thus creating more of this dynamic. Regardless of who gets the victory, your efforts will be their own reward through the end of the year as you fully engage with a new passion. Many hours of sweat and study will go into this. Years from now you'll still be reaping financial benefits from what you seed in January. Travel to make a heart connection in March and May.

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