Leo  (July 22nd to August 21st)

For the most part, you can expect this second full week of your birthday season to find you on surer footing. Yay! You could stumble some around hump day, Wednesday, but even then a slip could turn into an opportunity, once you know what’s going on. The skinny is that the chinks in your armor of confidence come mostly from not knowing or having something down cold—some detail or element of what you’re attempting to do that you’ve glossed over or didn’t take seriously enough. If that sounds familiar from a horoscope a few weeks ago, then I’m glad. It’s likely the same thing to check in on, like reviewing travel plans for a business trip or confirming that you have all the things you need for a big home improvement project you have planned.  Sometimes a lack of confidence has a message about your intentions rather than thinking something’s wrong with you.

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