Leo  (July 22nd to August 21st)
You remember that lion tamer I talked about last week, the one who ended up as a spectacular failure? Well, there’s a deeper reason why all of that happened. This week YOU might try to pick up where s/he left off! There are celestial events that put your celestial patron, the Sun, in a few awkward places.  First is one with Pluto. Whenever we’re talking about Pluto activity, we’re talking about whatever it takes to get the best out of us, to dig deep to pull out what’s beautiful and authentic in us. Perhaps this might manifest from grueling workouts, deep psychoanalyzing or confronting your own frustrated desires. The 2nd awkward place happens with Uranus. This signals your need to re-ignite a spark of freedom & joy in your life that’s needed to come out for a while.  It’s auspicious that happens just before a new moon on Friday.

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