Leo  (July 22nd to August 21st)
Last week I advised a return to your own deep storehouse of self-love. This week re-quires you to delve more into self-knowledge and awareness. It may seem natural to you that you know yourself fairly well as your sign is frequently associated with per-sonality and self-expression. However, knowing yourself and being yourself are two different things. Knowing yourself is doing the work to understand how and why you express the way you do. You can do this work in therapy, by journaling or by reflecting on your own motivations and what you observe in others. But trust me: this may put you in a rawer emotional space than you like to find yourself. You may find it easier to be kinder to others than yourself. This is not weakness. This is part of the art of being human…and yourself.

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