Leo's celestial fireworks!

Regularly scheduled every August, the Perseid Meteor shower is so Leo!  Flamboyant, dramatic displays of celestial theater, with surprise appearances from earthgrazers.  Catch your shooting star this Sunday night after moonset, 10:32 PM, PDT.

Flames of rebellion and alchemical transformations flare up again; this time with a Call to arms for the spiritual warrior in all of us.  We are so brave.  To look truth and lies right in the face and choose one.  

Surprising intrusions of unexpected thoughts happen this Wednesday when limitations are blown out of their boxes by a Leo-Aries explosion of innovation.  They’ll come in bursts of aha’s, like your mind having its own shower of shooting stars.  

Tuesday acts as a big ol’ trigger for two major overarching planetary dances that set the rhythm of change for the rest of 2013.  One is the ongoing root canal of our old worn-out belief systems, and the other is the dance of duality between inhibiting fears and expansive optimism.

“Alice came to a fork in the road.  ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked.  
‘Where do you want to go?’ said the Cheshire Cat.
‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered.
‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”         Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Thursday is another knock the door down day!  The energies of innovation, intuition, and communication create a Grand Trine that opens new dimensions of emotional intelligence. This is the stuff Vulcan mind melds are made of!  

Venus, the goddess of love, glides gracefully into her beautiful Libra home this Friday.  Fair-play in the world of partnerships are her focus, loving cooperation her gift.

♡ Date Night:  Venus in Libra and Mars in Cancer
Friday is warm hearted with high hopes as Venus moves into her house of harmonious relationships.  Be aware that the mood shifts dramatically Friday evening, to a chilly, reserve.  Issues of emotional security and trust require reassurance.  Venus responds to the chill by curling up in a cashmere wrap, while Mars turns up the heat.  Saturday night is a powerful plunge into the mood your in, so make it loving.  Look at each other now, no past, only future.

The Force of optimism is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of August 11-17, 2013:
(★ Astrology Wonks see bottom of page)

Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
Small celestial changes, like patiently waiting for shooting stars, trigger big choices.  You make minor improvements in efficiency that open up double doors in your perception.  Simply trusting that Spirit has your best interests at heart, when you don’t even know what they are, throws you into forward gear even if you have your foot on the brake!  Sleighs full of positive thinking arrive Tuesday morning to raise the bar on what you think is possible.  Beginning Friday, and for the next three weeks, you’ll enjoy a popularity and fulfillment in relationships that’s going to make your heart sing (more and louder!).  Love and romance become more important to you and you’ll naturally give and receive lots of affection.  Sweet.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Want to be that person who creates lightning at will?  Okay, that may sound scary, but the call for the courage to change becomes very loud this week.  When you start down a road that isn’t working, you have the chutzpah to admit it and go the other way!  You’re entitled to hold some things close to your chest, revealing yourself only when you feel safe.  Venus, your ruler,  moves into Libra this Friday where she’ll travel through your 6th house of work for the next three weeks.  Remember, she brings beauty and money with her wherever she goes.  You may win the lottery with a co-worker, or fall in love with someone you work with, or you could just fall more in love with your own talented work!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Tuesday’s intensity makes you a bit trigger happy.  You’re ready to stop procrastinating and get on with it!  Read less, apply more.  Opening the doors to your higher mind may feel like an unwelcome knock-and-announce from the PD, but it’s really showers of diamonds in the rough!  Get your genius out and take a close look.  Ooh, sweetness and beauty fill your house of romance and children for the next three weeks (August 16th-September 11th) and the result is happiness and pleasure. Your artistic talents glow under the light of your sunny outlook.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Be formidable.  You inspire awe, admiration and respect by being powerfully intense and capable.  You have no trouble getting what because you’re the one creating the possibilities.  Your crossroads?  You must dare to do the thing you think you cannot do. You always love having your home full with the pleasures of life, and starting this Friday the goddess of love shows up for a three week visit and she’s loaded with gifts.  You’ll go for more luxurious comforts and your flair for decorating adds beauty and value to your home.  Better Homes and Gardens features your house on the cover!

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Don’t take things too seriously or the week could start with a wet blanket thrown over your most visionary ideas.  Holding your feet to the fire is the way you’ll find a practical use for your art in the marketplace; walking on hot coals is really just mind over matter! You’re serious about wanting results, financial gain, and keeping your freedom of expression.  The goddess of love moves into intellectual Libra this Friday, bringing juicy pens and thirsty paper for all your communications.  For the next three weeks, your words have a sweetness and artistry that make for great writing which brings money, likely through publishing.  Start a blog on “Love Letters!”

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
No excuses for turning away from the decision to love yourself are going to work.  It’s not selfish, it’s self-fullness.  Just before midnight Monday, (perhaps traveling on those shooting stars!) you get an intuitive hunch about a barrier you need to break wide open; you’ll probably see this through a dream.  Venus leaves your sign this Friday for the harmonious relationship house of Libra.  You’ve cleaned, ironed and mended everything in your closet, now the goddess of love says take your beautiful self out to the business world where people are waiting to pay for your art and your talents. Saturday afternoon you’ll get a wake-up call disguised as a surprise.  Open that door.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Ah, indecision at the crossroads?  No worries, messengers are on the way.  All you have to do is listen, and take the surprises in stride.  They’re meant to build confidence in your beliefs.  A sweet note of afternoon delight comes this Wednesday when your come hither yin gets a wink from his yang, and plenty of graceful cooperation from the goddess of love.  Venus soars into your sign this Friday to begin a three week period of blossoming in which your ability to express yourself with grace and beauty comes easily.  Even if you’re naturally introverted, you’ll feel socially outgoing as you seek new friendships.  This is a time of physical beauty; every day’s a Good Hair Day!

Scorpio ♏  (October 23-November 21)
The fires of creative thought are put to the practical test at the beginning of this week.  Serious Saturn in your sign is helping you organize your talents, your art, so that financial value in the marketplace is created.  Towards the end of this week, when Venus moves into Libra, you’ll find yourself seeking out some solitude, and loving the quiet.  You’re tuned into your muse for the next three weeks, soaking up deep emotional and artistic attunement.  Expect psychic dreams and precognitive visions; and heightened sensitivity to what others say and do.  Try not to take anything personally!

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Happy, happy days (especially this Tuesday) when Jovial Jupiter adds his gifts of optimism to the positive emotions you’ve already got going.  Listen for the tinkling of bells that will ring with each of your intuitive hunches (Hint: Pay attention!).  Your emotions take off for adventures this Wednesday evening when the Moon catches fire in Sagittarius. Next, the goddess of love, in your eleventh house of friends and groups, has invited people over for fun and camaraderie.  When Venus moves into Libra this Friday, you have three weeks ahead of warmth and support from friends and partners who enjoy sharing in your successes.  Friends become lovers and lovers become friends!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Muster the courage to act on that idea, and you’ll find your faith grows with your actions.  The only thing that could keep you stuck at the crossroads is your Capricorn reluctance to change direction.  This weekend is powerful for you;  Friday starts a three week period (through September 11th) of climbing the money tree and accumulating wealth through your career.  The goddess of love will be facilitating good relations with employers or employees and people in positions of power.  It’s a time of gaining recognition for your efforts, especially in the arts and public relations.  Saturday is key; you feel a compelling urge to let the past go, and look without condemnation on the future.  You’re free!

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Pack your bags for Bali.  Venus carries wealth and artistry into your ninth solar house of travel, particularly foreign travel, beginning this Friday.  For the next three weeks, good fortune comes through new people you meet.  You may be called to make a public appearance.  The weekend asks you to open your mind to a sudden challenge.  It will be good for you.  The angst you feel is simply that you sense the importance of the question before you.  You know you’re being asked to make a decisive commitment.  

Pisces ♓  (February 18-March 19)
Don’t be afraid to show your soft heart.  The Moon dives into the deep emotions of Scorpio’s calm surfaced water this Monday, asking you to face your fears and tap into your deepest longings.  What you truly want is “hidden” in the deep pools of compassion that you know so well.  For the next three weeks, while Venus travels through your eight solar house of jointly held resources, you can expect money or financial gain to come through a partner or inheritance.  Another side of the goddess of love here is intense feelings, especially jealousy.  You feel territorial and fiercely protective of what’s yours.  Rightly so.

✶ Astrology Wonks
Mercury in Leo squares Saturn in Scorpio at 11:04 AM, PDT, this Sunday. Don’t be tempted into negativity.
The Moon dives into the deep emotions of Scorpio’s calm surfaced water this Monday at 1:17 PM, PDT.  Then she makes a dreamy, harmonious trine to visionary Neptune Monday evening around 9:00 PM, just two hours before she pairs up with Saturn sign at 11:49 PM Monday.  Expect intensity in everything.  
Thursday the Moon in Sagittarius makes a trine to Uranus at 2:48 PM, and then a trine to Mercury in Leo at 6:00 PM.  This Grand Trine in creative fire is a heavenly gift; open it.
Venus the goddess of love glides gracefully into her beautiful Libra home this Friday at 8:36 AM.  Harmony becomes a necessity in your relationships.
The Moon enters the cool heights of Capricorn ambition this Friday evening at 8:25 PM, on her way to an exact alignment with Powerful Pluto this Saturday at 11:34 AM, PDT.  Nothing superficial, please.
Posted on August 10, 2013 .