Leo  (July 22nd to August 21st)

This new moon in Taurus is an important solar eclipse for you. It marks both beginnings and endings. Overall, Lions, you’re on the rise. A lot of the attention you gave yourself, your home and getting back to basics in February, especially, may have been just the thing to prepare you for this moment. It also helps that the steps backward that you’ve taken recently have provided much needed perspective and clarity to move forward.  It’s time to make moves on the career front that’s not so much about innovation or re-creating wheels. It’s about consolidating and pooling together your recent efforts.  This may require a good amount of energy, so there’s not a lot of time for foolishness or unnecessary distractions. This eclipse may eclipse those things, even the ones you thought you liked.

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