Leo  (July 22nd to August 21st)
Most Leos are conceived during the hot waters of Scorpio (now) and there’s a deep reason for that.  Scorpio is a sign of Mars, so it taps into that part of the Cosmic psy-che that takes action and struggles to be. Of course, the 9 month fruit of that seed, born of struggle and action, is you—a creature born to unfurl as a magnificent being, like the Sun. But every year you return to this point for 2 reasons: 1) Cuz that’s the price of being alive on the rock-robin globe that we call Earth, and a more important 2) To remind you that you shouldn’t take your magnificent self for granted. There’s a solar eclipse at the end of this week, in Scorpio, that’s bound to get you to be more grateful and more understanding of all the good and bad things that make you who you are.  None of it, including the victory of your birth, was promised or had to be.

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