Leo's courage to love

Our courage to love with loyalty is awakened by the regal pairing of the Sun and Moon in warm-hearted Leo this Friday at  8:56 AM, PDT.   Romance takes center stage.

The crescendo building toward toward Friday’s New Moon will resound loudly midweek, when Warrior Mars in LIbra joins forces with Serious Saturn.  We’ll feel a tightening restraint of our actions as Stern Saturn insists that adherence to duty and responsibility, before play, is the key to improved self-esteem.  Lessons, so many lessons!  

The Force of a child’s imagination is with you.
Here’s your personal forecast for the week of August 12th:  

Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
This week the lord of the underworld, Pluto, is releasing intense emotions that can intimidate you into withdrawing from powerful relationships, or it can empower you to speak up for who you truly are.  Midweek it will be easy for you to feel like the victim of a person in power, unless you find your courage and say “No.”  The Leo New Moon arrives on Friday with a ton of openness and authenticity.  Your inner lioness rallies to protect and nurture.  

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’ll feel an urge to re-evaluate whether or not your partner is fulfilling your needs when Venus is visited by the hidden motives of Darth Vader this week..  Careful, especially on Wednesday.  This is a trick of the ego to justify anger or disillusionment.  Friday’s New Moon in loyal Leo leaves you sleepy-eyed and wanting to retire to your den.  Private time away from taking care of the land will rejuvenate you.  

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Sunday’s Gemini Moon takes decisive action, setting your week on a postive note.  Your love life comes into sharper focus than you might like when the depths of some old beliefs and memories surface at the breakfast table Wednesday morning.  A flare up of obsessive demands is a sure sign that you’re carrying resentments.  Let the past go, and look without condemnation on the present.  You’ll find the courage to communicate your “gut” level feelings when the Leo New Moon turns your attention to yourself.  

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Hold on to your heart’s true desire this week.  Trust in others, particularly in your closest loved ones, may be shaken on Wednesday when you’re tempted to lose confidence in them.  For example, you may have to face up to the fact that just because your partner is a good lover for you doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll also be a good parent to your children--or vice versa!  You come to realize that the security you long for cannot be provided by your partner, but only from the relationship you co-create together.  Friday’s Leo New Moon puts your attention on money and possessions, opening your generosity.  

Leo (July 22-August 22)
The power tools of romantic relationships, money-sex-abandonment, are boldly wielded midweek when the goddess of love eats of the fruits and eroticism of the underworld.  One upmanship could cause a serious riff, or it could force an unhealthy obsession to the surface, where the light of love will shine it away.  You’re in your glory this Friday with the New Moon, new beginnings, in Leo.  You shine your light on the beautiful benefits of belonging.  

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
This week the goddess of love is visiting the murky realms of Pluto, lord of the underworld, where she is temporarily drawn into the world of possessive demands.
Fear surfaces Wednesday, dressed up as wanting to remake your partner into a more “acceptable” version of your fantasy.  You find yourself obsessing about how your partner should be, rather than accepting the reality of who he truly is.  Friday’s New Moon in Leo will tempt you to withdraw in insecurity, keeping your feelings secret.  Find someone you trust, share in private.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
You’ll be struck with a possessive obsession or two when the goddess of love visits the lusty grounds of the underworld this week.  Especially Wednesday, the urge to exert power over your mate may overwhelm the softer side of your love.  Wanting to project your own unfulfilled desires onto the fantasy image you’ve given a partner will boomerang, hopefully to your benefit, and you’ll have to own your part in setting up impossible and alienating demands. The Leo New Moon on Thursday strengthens the loyalty found in your friendships.  

Scorpio ♏  (October 23-November 21)
Intense emotions may overwhelm you this week, especially Wednesday, making you rather demanding towards your partner.  When the goddess of love has to look through the intense lens of  Darth Vader (Pluto in disguise), she sees the power plays in your relationships  for what they truly are--fear.  Friday’s New Moon in Leo puts the spotlight of loyalty and protection on your work/career.  Leo wants to put your true feelings out in the open.  Even on stage!  

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
On Wednesday you may be tempted to view an intimate relationship as an annoying restraint to your personal freedoms.  This is where the art of compromise comes in.  Is it possible to rise above the separation of you vs. them, and see a third reality in which you both encourage each other to be free?  The warmth and love of the Leo New Moon on Friday gives you the courage to take off on a new path.  

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
This week’s awkward face-off between Venus and Darth Vader (Pluto) will color the demands you want to make of your partner with a deep crimson.  Erotic desires can either deepen your relationship or alienate you from each other.  Friday’s New Moon in Leo sets a powerful tone for the weekend.  Expect an intense emotional encounter to open your heart to a deeper love.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Issues surface this week regarding the necessary restraints of partnership and parenting.  Particularly midweek, you have some intense emotions that may border on the overwhelming.  Aren’t the many demands of partnership just blatantly unrealistic?  The Leo New Moon on Friday has you asking the same question about family members.  Needing to jump start a new beginning, you will express your love with more power than usual.  

Pisces ♓  (February 18-March 19)
Trouble accepting the responsibilities and demands of your partnerships, especially with close family members, will erupt from the depths of intense emotions.  Wednesday  could deliver an encounter that hits you where you live.  Venus would have you re-appraise your feelings toward your loved ones in the more realistic light of human imperfections.  You gotta love the bumps and warts too.  The Leo New Moon on Friday makes you determined to heal through the forgiveness of an open heart.  
Posted on August 12, 2012 .