Welcome to the August Monthly Horoscope 2017 For All Zodiac Signs!
Theme of the Month:
Your Light wants to shine – LET IT SHINE! Let it light up your life and the lives of others!
We are entering the time of year that has the Sun is moving into Leo. As the Sun rules Leo astrologically, this month will be like having the Sun times two. And much like its ruler in the midst of summer, Leo energy likes to be “center stage” with the spotlight shining fully and brightly on its expression.
Leo is the actor and actress energy of the Zodiac, as most of them somehow manage to be or become the center of attention in their lives. Many Leos or people with strong Leo influence in their charts receive attention naturally or automatically with their mere presence. Yet most Leos don’t (fully) realize they have this power and presence about them, and spend much of their lives seeking acknowledgement.
There are always two expressions of any Zodiac sign’s energy. When self-awareness, self-respect, and self-love is present, the expression of a sign’s energy is often healthy and life-affriming. When those elements are absent, the unhealthy and toxic expression tends to rear its head.
That said, there are traits that all Leos have in common – generosity, loyalty, pride, radiance, creativity, pleasure. How those traits come to fruition in an individual’s expression is the variable.
When unhealthy, Leo generosity comes with strings of expectation attached. Loyalty comes with the anticipation of servitude to the Leo’s every request, pride becomes arrogance and makes every matter a matter of saving face, creativity is used to manipulate others. Pleasure and/or promotion is shared with or given to others at a price. Leo Sun natives and strongly Leo-influenced people may have a strong sense of entitlement, as if others should look up to them or serve and attend to their needs first and foremost.
These dark expressions of Leo energy often result when the Leo native seeks to absorb Light from others, sucking the Light and Life out of and away from others. They do this when they are failing to recognize the brilliance they already have within themselves and seek it from others. Until they realize that they already have what they are looking for inside of them, no one will ever be able to give them enough.
When healthy, Leo generosity is free and open without expectation of return. Loyalty is given because they genuinely like and care for people. Pride becomes pride in and promotion of others. Creativity is an opportunity to shine their own unique expression of Light, and pleasure and promotion comes through attracting attention to themselves so they may share their spotlight or focus their radiance onto people and causes they have an affinity for. Leo natives and strongly Leo-influenced people may have a warm, optimistic and effervescent quality about them, and they rarely expect other to dote on them.
The Light expressions of Leo energy often come forth once Leos recognize and shine their Light and share their unique expression fully with others and the world.
I ask you the following questions:
- Do you recognize any of these expressions in other people in your life?
- Do you recognize any of these expressions in yourself?
- How does the Light of others make you feel? Happy? Angry? Warm? Frustrated? Alive? Exhausted?
- And how do you feel about the activities you participate in on a daily basis? Energized? Indifferent? Excited? Fearful?
- And who do you find yourself attracting or drawing to you in your life? Do you like the people who are coming into your life? Do you enjoy their company?
The reason I ask is because the one amazing thing about Leo energy is that we ALL possess it. Even if some of us have more or less than others, we all have Light within us that deeply desires to be expressed, that wants to shine and be shared with others. More than any other sign, Leo energy not only has the capacity to shine from us but to also be reflected back onto us.
My intention with these questions is that you recognize what you are drawn to and/or what you are attracting is saying about how you are shining your unique expression of Light.
As we are all being called to shine our Light at this time, we are also being called upon to recognize how we are choosing to shine it. We get to see how others choose to shine their Light, yet in doing so, we also get to ask ourselves if we do or don’t seek something in their expression for ourselves.
Either way, the answer is the same – “Why hitch your wagon to someone else’s star when you have your own star inside of you waiting to shine?”
With the Sun in Leo, NOW is your time to shine! Get out there and be the most brilliant expression of yourself you can be! Only you have the power to make your negatives the positives of your life. The choice is up to you.
Look at where Leo falls in your astrological chart for guidance in how to utilize this energy in your personal life journey. For more information and insights, see the August 2017 Horoscope for your zodiac sign.
New Moon in Leo
This month we have a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21 at 21:30 GMT
Full Moon in Aquarius
This month we have a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 7, 2017 at 21:10 GMT