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Whether you are a late July or an August born Leo, with the Sun here until 23rd August each year, this is always your birthday month and the month when you get to push the ‘reset’ button. Venus and Mercury, the planets that rule the heart and mind have both been held back by retrograde phases, with the Sun still on his own in Leo to begin with and that gives you a huge advantage. Mercury will finally return on 5th August and until he leaves on 20th August his intellectually savvy edge is a chance to define your game plan and resolutions for the coming year. Until then the Sun allows you to simply observe.
This gives you time to get a sense for what kind of solar year you have moved into before there is any pressure to make choices, decisions or plans and this explains a sense of excitement and anticipation. For in those early days of the month what you see is Mars in the early months of his longest visit to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery in 32 years and the South Node in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart for the first time in 17 years. At the same time, there is a lot to be excited about professionally, with financial implications in the final days of your birthday month.
It begins with Mercury’s return to your income sector on 20th August, just four days after Uranus’ retrograde turn in your career sector on 16th August. Just days after Mercury’s return they will move into a friendly aspect, with the Sun returning to your income sector on 23rd August. With Jupiter and Saturn both in their last full month in retrograde motion and the Sun and Mercury going on to form a friendly aspect to them and Pluto next month, this is the start of the most exciting months of 2020 across the income, work and career fronts.
Leo August 2020 Love Horoscope
Because Saturn retrograded back out of your relationship sector early last month and there will be no more planetary activity here until the dwarf planet Ceres returns later next month, you have the best of both worlds. When Saturn retrograded back out he not only brought his own three and a half month visit to a close but seven months of planetary activity that began with Venus’ return in December. This meant that when the Sun returned to Leo three weeks later and Mercury, the planet of communication returns on 5th August there is no planetary activity in your relationship sector for them to clash with. However, a Full Moon in your relationship sector on 4th August will bring a refresher when it comes to a balance between your personal and relationship needs.
Had Saturn stayed on for just 21 days longer the Sun would have returned and moved straight into opposition, creating a major clash between your personal and relationship needs. This would have put you at a disadvantage because you have spent seven months discovering your relationship needs and zero time discovering your own. Saturn will return in December and he will bring lucky Jupiter with him but by then, thanks to the planetary activity that is now beginning in Leo you will be aware of your own needs as well.
You know what your relationships need from you and now it is time to discover what you need from them. Having Mercury, the planet of communication in Leo from 5th August to 20th August is a chance to ensure the communication lines are open. Meanwhile, the spirit of romance takes a nostalgic turn with Venus, the planet of love’s return to a nostalgic part of your chart on 8th August. Until she returns to Leo early next month, Venus will spend the rest of this month taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love’s memory lane. The Moon’s return to your romantic sector from 26th August to 28th August will be a chance to take a deep dive into this.
Leo August 2020 Money Horoscope
This is the month when the balance of power of this financial year shifts, with income matters finally getting their turn. As has been the case since Neptune returned to your financial sector in 2012 and will be until he leaves in 2026, even when the faster planets aren’t moving through he is drawing your attention to your financial situation and money matters. Here the focus is more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have but as the planet of dreams, he spends his time working on your financial dreams during the quieter points of any financial year.
That’s where we are at the start of the month, with Neptune in his second full month in retrograde motion alongside the dwarf planet Ceres, who is spending her first, last and only full month in retrograde motion here before retrograding back out next month. Both offer a chance to return to the drawing board to reflect on your financial dreams, needs and priorities. However, by standing back they have also become less urgent and for the first time this year, this makes room to turn your attention onto money coming in. This begins when Mercury returns on 20th August, giving you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game for the first time since August 2019.
The Sun’s return on 23rd August will turn the solar spotlight onto your income situation, matters and options as it does at this time every year, officially kicking off the most potentially lucrative months of 2020. However, the most lucrative weeks are all in October when Venus, the planet of money moves through. What all the planets returning will find is three of the most powerful planets in the solar system in your work sector and Uranus in your career sector. As well as kicking off the most lucrative months of 2020 this will kick off the best months of the year across the income, work and career fronts.
Leo August 2020 Career Horoscope
While it was the Sun’s departure from a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart and return to Leo on 22nd July that took most of the pressure off the planets in your work sector, until Mercury leaves on 5th August there could be some lingering work tension or job pressure. Mercury’s return to Leo will be a double advantage, taking any remaining pressure off the planets in your work sector while leaving you with the intellectually savvy edge needed to heed the reminders to work smarter. It was the Sun and then Mercury’s clash with the planets in your work sector that has stress tested how well you know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off.
Fortunately, with all three planets in your work sector in retrograde motion and Uranus turning retrograde in your career sector on 16th August, in reality, this has been an advantage rather than a challenge. Especially with Jupiter and Saturn both turning direct in your work sector next month and the pace starting to pick up again. Meanwhile, how the month ends couldn’t be more different to how it begins. The month begins with Mercury having just moved out of opposition with Jupiter, in opposition with Pluto on 1st/2nd August and in opposition with Saturn from 4th August until returning to Leo on 5th August.
However, after his return to your income sector on 20th August and the Sun’s on 23rd August, Mercury will end the month at a friendly aspect to Jupiter, ready to form the same friendly aspect to Pluto and Saturn early next month. This is a complete reversal to how the month begins but as income and job matters come together in the final part of the month, this is when you will benefit from calls earlier in the month to work smarter. Especially as this will kick off the best months of 2020 across the income, work and career fronts.