Leo (July 22nd to August 21st)
#MeTime: You might be tempted to rest on your laurels or coast, since you’re on the other side of a stress test from the last two weeks or so. Uh, don’t. Momentum is a gift. Of course, there will come a moment when you can slow down enough to catch your breath and even chill, but you don’t want to get caught on the ropes now. Use this Mercury retrograde to playfully think about what’s coming next without thinking too much that what’s coming next is one of the horsemen of the apocalypse.
#Heartstrings: You’re not going to be feelin’ like exerting a whole lotta extra this week. That might be fine if you ain’t gotta lot of demands on your energy or time. But if you do have those demands, you might have problems. The best way to be on the other side of that is to be upfront about rather than be self-indulgent or pouting about things afterward as if you had sent out a magical, invisible memo and everyone *just* knew you were in a mooooooood. Also, be careful not to make any promises that you don’t literally plan to keep…soon. You’ll have to deal with the fallout from that as soon as next month.
#MoneyMoves: This is one of those budgetary moments where lots of little expenses add up because you’re not thinking too hard about how you’re spending your hard earned cash. Actually, it’s not even about how much cash you have as you could be flushed with or fleeced of cash now. It’s about how you feel. Leo, you like to experience the largeness of life. You often see freedom as more important than frugality, and you gotta point with all that: “if keeping or getting money crushes your spirit, what’s the point of living?” you might say. But is NOT getting that $3 chocolate bar after you got that $29 shirt and cool $3.99 phone app along with that…gonna crush your spirit though?