Leo  (July 22nd to August 21st)
Your holiday season may kick off with you more somber than anyone, perhaps in-cluding yourself, might have expected. That’s not necessarily a bad thing unless you get tripped up by that. Although you’ve had somber moments this year, you’ve also had moments where that tapping deep within to remember who you are and to honor your truth has paid off. This is one of those smaller moments.  And when you have those moments they usually mean that you want something more meaningful to happen in your life, not that you should fear what’s to come or dwell too much on the past.  So sketch out some end of the year plans for yourself, or detail some existing ones you may have shelved before Mercury went retrograde a month ago. Fortu-nately, the Venus-Jupiter showdown on Thanksgiving should help to lighten your mood as long as you’re not taking yourself or others too seriously.

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