Leo Season 2023 runs from July 22 to August 22 and is the time of the Sun. The Sun represents our unique inner flame. It is the Divine spark that lives within us that propels us toward our passions, our purpose, and our joy.
During Leo Season, we are invited to re-spark our inner flames by remembering our passions and what brings us joy. You may even naturally find during Leo Season that you are drawn to a new hobby, reading material, or experience that ignites your soul and gets you excited about life again.
Leo Season 2023, is particularly noteworthy due to the increasing number of planets shifting retrograde. When we have strong retrograde energy, we are invited to look back over the past, to reconsider things, and to perhaps investigate old issues we are yet to resolve.
During Leo Season 2022, Venus and Chiron will station retrograde, plus Mercury will also slow down in preparing for its retrograde on the 23rd. In fact, by the time Leo Season is complete, we will have 6 major cosmic bodies in retrograde.
Venus Retrograde will definitely be the stand out of the bunch, and seeing as she is the planet of love and relationships, and Leo also rules over the heart, we may find ourselves doing a lot of heart-centered healing work.
As we move into August, Leo Season also brings the activation of the Lionsgate 88 Portal, a highly charged cosmic portal that works with the energy of Leo and the star, Sirius.
Let’s take a closer look into what Leo Season will bring for each sign of the zodiac. Remember, you can read for your Sun and Rising-
As the Sun enters Leo, it feels alive, awakened, and in its fullest power. The Sun represents our life force energy; it is what gives our unique glow and independent spark. As the zodiac of independence, you are in the perfect spot to let your true self shine. This would be a great time for you to bring your ideas to the table, share your creations with others, and get projects you have been working on out into the world. But, with the increasing amount of retrograde energy flowing into our cosmic skies, it may feel like you have an uphill battle to get things to the point of completion. You may need to go back and look over things you thought you had figured out, or alternatively, the project may be completed but lacking some finishing touches that will take it to that next level. While the fire in you will want to get things out as soon as possible, taking your time and getting things exactly as you wish them to be may be worthwhile. Even if it takes a few months, you will be glad you waited and put in the extra time. With Venus Retrograde during Leo Season, matters of the heart are definitely going to be on your mind. An old relationship may weave its way back into your life again, and you may be faced with the challenge of figuring out whether or not you wish to go down that path again. There will likely be a lot of discussions and healing that will need to take place, otherwise, you may just find yourself falling back into old patterns again. When a relationship comes back around during a Venus Retrograde, usually it is because there is something we need to learn from it. Then, once Venus stations direct again, which will happen on September 3rd, we can usually think more clearly about whether or not we want to commit to this person or if we are ready to move on. Leo Season will also be big news for you as the North Node would have just entered your sign too. Having the North Node in your sign indicates the next 18 months are going to be helping you level up to step into a new chapter of your life. Think of it like the snake shedding its skin to reveal a newer, more aligned coat. This is the same process you will be moving through, and with the Nodes neatly in your sign as Leo Season begins, you may start to feel this process very subtly unfolding in the background of your life. This transformative journey may also be triggered by Chiron, which stations retrograde in your sign on July 23rd. Chiron is the asteroid known as the wounded healer, and it guides us to seek the power and wisdom our wounds can bring us. With it active and retrograde in your sign, you may very well find yourself coming into new realizations about your journey. On August 1st, we have the Aquarius Full Moon, and this should be a fun, social time for you. Surrounding yourself with others will lift your spirits and bring you some inspiration. This inspiration will continue as we experience the 8/8 Lionsgate Portal. This Portal is connected to the star, Sirius, which is known as our Spiritual Sun, and can bring spiritual upgrades. Following this, we have the Leo New Moon on the 16th of August. Relationship matters will be on your mind around this New Moon, and it is likely you will find yourself deep in the heart-healing work. It may be painful, but it will be rewarding.
Venus is your ruling planet, and on the same day as the Sun shifts into Leo, Venus shifts into retrograde. Venus will remain retrograde until September 3-4, so this will be a theme for you over the coming months. Venus Retrograde is a time of heart healing, heart awakening, and navigating through our feelings of self-worth. Our values can also come up for review, and we may find ourselves needing to realign our priorities and what we have been choosing to accept. As Venus is your ruling planet, you are very in-tune with its movements and therefore, very in tune with the energy of its retrograde. Expect to come out the other side of this with a more awakened heart and perhaps some stronger relationships too. Venus Retrograde can also trigger issues around money and how money is connected to your feelings of self-worth. Under the Leo Sun, you may find yourself tempted to splurge or spend to create feelings of joy, comfort, and satisfaction. And while there is nothing wrong with that, it will be important to be mindful of overdoing it or spending more than you can afford to spend. Chiron also stations retrograde during Leo Season on July 23rd. Chiron is an asteroid known as the wounded healer, and its retrograde may bring up old wounds for you around your feelings of self-worth and even your finances. This could be a bit of a theme for you during Leo Season, so pay attention if things come up and see how you can shift your situation to one that is more open, abundant, and responsible. Watch the way you think about yourself and your finances, and try not to get caught up in thoughts of scarcity. Make sure your thoughts and feelings align with your highest sense of self-worth. The Aquarius Full Moon on August 1st, may bring some fantastic career news your way. If you had previously applied for a job you may receive an offer, or an old project you have been working on may suddenly near its completion point or receive accolades from those around you! It has been said that accepting a new job during Venus Retrograde will lead to less profits than expected. However, this Full Moon is shining bright in your corner, so you be the judge! Just be clear about what you are signing up for and what is expected of you. Then on August 8th, we reach the highest activation point of the Lionsgate Portal. This Portal is connected to the star, Sirius, which is known as our Spiritual Sun, and can bring spiritual upgrades. The Leo New Moon follows that on August 16th. This New Moon will see Venus Retrograde energies heavily activated, so if you are curious about what heart healing is going to arise for you, this New Moon will likely deliver the answer.
Leo Season begins on July 22, the same day Venus stations retrograde. Venus Retrograde is a time of heart healing, heart awakening, and deepening in our relationships. But for you, Gemini, you may find that most of this work manifests in how you choose to communicate in your relationships. Communication matters may be on your mind, and you may find yourself needing to have an uncomfortable talk with someone close to you. Alternatively, you may just find yourself becoming more aware of certain communication styles or patterns and how they may be helping or harming your relationships. Chiron, the asteroid known as the wounded healer, also stations retrograde just one day after Venus on July 23rd. Chiron Retrograde may bring old wounds to the surface, and even though this can be difficult, this resurgence can be used as fuel to remind us just how strong and capable we are. We have survived all of our worst days, and here we still stand! Although Chiron wants to show us our healing journey, it also wants us to celebrate it. In fact, Chiron is known as the wounded healer because it has managed to take its wounds and turn them into portals of healing for itself and for others, and we possess the same gifts as Chiron travels retrograde. As we enter August, we have the Aquarius Full Moon on the 1st. This Full Moon is a wonderful time to travel, explore, or simply expand your mind through a good book. This Full Moon can ignite a passion for a certain topic or field of study. In fact, this field of study may be something you go on to teach others later down the road. If you happen to be dealing with a legal matter, this Full Moon may bring new information to the surface, which should help you to reach a culmination or closing point. On August 8th, we reach the highest activation of the Lionsgate Portal. This Portal is connected to the star, Sirius, which is known as our Spiritual Sun, and can bring spiritual upgrades. Later in the month, we are greeted with the Leo New Moon on August 16th. This New Moon will heavily activate the Venus Retrograde energies but may also bring an awakening. You may find yourself realizing something new about a relationship or a certain dynamic within a relationship. Again, communication will be key for you during Venus Retrograde, so make that your focus. In fact, you may even wish to do some internal communication too, which you can practice through journalling or talk therapy. As Leo Season prepares to end, your ruling planet, Mercury, will also move into retrograde. Mercury will begin preparing for this retrograde as early as August 4th, so you may begin feeling the effects after this date. Mercury Retrograde is when we are guided to go within, and source lost messages, insights, and intuitive wisdom we glazed over the first time. It is also a time when communication comes into focus, so this will, once again, will be an important theme for you.
The Sun has just moved out of your corner of the zodiac, but perhaps you are still feeling the warmth of its rays. As the Sun moves on, it can illuminate your path, giving you greater clarity about what’s ahead. You may gain new insights about what the rest of the year will look like for you or what you desire to focus on moving forward. Venus retrograde on July 22, will steal the show for most of Leo Season. It will dominate the cosmic airways and be our main point of focus. Venus Retrograde can stir matters of the heart, activating heart healings, and heart awakenings. As a sensitive water sign, you are likely to feel the stirrings of your heart, especially in the first few weeks of Leo Season. Issues may come up for you around your relationships, or you may find yourself needing to guide a friend who is going through their own relationship drama. As a sensitive Cancer, you will feel the heart-healing energies in the air, and it may be hard to escape them! If you start feeling overwhelmed or taking in energies that are not yours, working with crystals can bring some relief. I particularly like Rose Quartz for Venus Retrograde energies, but you can choose whatever crystal feels the best to you. As we move into August, we are greeted with the first of two Full Moons. The first Full Moon is in Aquarius on August 1st. Being ruled by the Moon, you are always going to feel its effects regardless of what sign it falls in. This Full Moon is gentle in its energy and may bring a fun project or opportunity our way. Spending time with like-minded souls can also feel extra rejuvenating under this Full Moon. Then on August 8th, we reach the highest activation point of the Lionsgate Portal. This Portal is connected to the star, Sirius, which is known as our Spiritual Sun, and can bring spiritual upgrades. Sirius actually rests in your zodiac sign, so you can most benefit from this energy. As our Spiritual Sun, Sirius helps us to awaken all of our gifts and our connection with the Divine. It can also sharpen our minds, stimulating new ideas and wisdom. The Leo New Moon then follows on August 16th. This New Moon will activate those Venus Retrograde energies, so if you weren’t feeling it already, you would be feeling it under this New Moon! While matters of the heart can be uncomfortable and even painful at times, there is a protective energy from this New Moon that will guide you to see things in a new light. While you may be working through some healing, it’s likely that healing will bring an epiphany, helping you to move closer to a higher truth.
Happy Birthday and Welcome to your Season! The Sun shines bright in your corner, filling you up and recharging you. The Sun moving into Leo will be a like rebirth moment for you, guiding you to start fresh and bring the focus back to you. Taking time for self-care and self-love is always a good idea when the Sun is in your zodiac, as the effects can be enhanced! Venus also stations retrograde in Leo on the same day the Sun moves here. This makes for some powerful heart-centered energies! You are already so driven by your heart, so having Venus Retrograde in your sign is going to really bring heart matters to the surface. There will be no escaping; if your heart has a message, if it needs some attention and healing, it will make itself known! Relationships are likely to be a big part of this journey, so if you have been holding onto resentments or strains in certain relationships, Venus Retrograde will bring just the tonic you need. Now, it may not taste great! But, the healing work will be worth it. To add to the mix, Chiron also stations retrograde on July 23. Chiron will retrograde in fellow fire sign, Aries, so while the heat won’t be completely pointing in your direction, this will add to the healing energies that are taking shape. It seems that you won’t be able to escape Leo Season 2023 without doing some heart and healing work. As we move into August, we have the Aquarius Full Moon on the 1st. This Full Moon will once again bring relationship matters to the forefront of your mind. While it could be a romantic relationship, it is also very possible that it could be a business one too. In fact, this would be a time to tread cautiously when it comes to your business connections. Don’t promise more than you can offer, and be mindful of what you agree to. Venus Retrograde can sometimes dampen profits and leave us feeling underappreciated, so keep this in mind if you need to sign any contracts or hire anyone to help you. On August 8th, we reach the highest point of activation of the Lionsgate Portal. This Portal is connected to the star, Sirius, which is known as our Spiritual Sun, and can bring spiritual upgrades and downloads. Following the Lionsgate Portal, we also have the Leo New Moon on August 16th. This New Moon will activate and strengthen Venus Retrograde energies, but don’t feel it’s all just painful healing work! This New Moon can also activate your passions and perhaps remind you of what is truly important to you. You may find yourself revisiting old hobbies or interests that you couldn’t previously make the time for. You may even find yourself feeling more passionate. There is an opportunity here to re-work and re-do things in your life that perhaps need a little more heart and passion, so use this New Moon to light that flame and see what transpires.
As Leo Season arrives, you may begin to feel a sense of endings and culmination. You may feel as if you have reached the end of a chapter in your life and are preparing for something new. This is because once the Sun leaves Leo, it will arrive in your corner of the zodiac! Having the Sun in your zodiac brings a sense of rebirth, so it makes sense that you would find yourself reaching a point of closure and clearing before this rebirth unfolds. The same day the Sun enters Leo, Venus also stations retrograde. Venus Retrograde happens every 18 months, making this energy rare and special to work with. Venus Retrograde can stir matters of the heart, guiding us to question our relationships and how we give and receive love. Relationship issues can often be a theme during this time, but we may also find ourselves working through issues around money and our personal values. Whatever Venus Retrograde brings up for you, chances are there will be some heart-healing work involved that will require a lot of self-love and patience. Strengthening your sense of self-worth may also help you navigate the issues that arise. One day after Venus stations retrograde, Chiron also follows. Chiron is known as the asteroid of the wounded healer. Its theme also centers around healing, which can amplify any healing work that Venus Retrograde brings. Ultimately, the start of Leo Season will be a highly sensitive time for you, and one where old wounds are likely to creep back into your awareness so they can be dealt with once and for all. As we approach August, we will begin feeling the vibrations of the August 1st Full Moon in Aquarius. This Full Moon offers some nice cleaning energies, allowing us to shed anything that feels heavy, especially from all of the retrograde energy. This Full Moon would be a powerful time to let go of things that are no longer serving your highest good. Spending time with community and a supportive network of people under this Full Moon may also be beneficial. Following this Full Moon, we have the Lionsgate Portal, which peaks on August 8th. This Portal is connected to the star, Sirius, which is known as our Spiritual Sun, and can bring spiritual upgrades and downloads. It can also activate brain waves, giving us new ideas and unlocking hidden wisdom. The Leo New Moon then arrives on August 16th. This New Moon once again will trigger all of that healing work that Venus Retrograde kickstarted for us earlier in the season. This New Moon may be an uncomfortable one for that reason, however, like all New Moons, it offers us the chance to wipe the slate clean and begin again.
As the Sun moves into Leo, Venus, your ruling planet, slips into retrograde. Venus Retrograde is a time of heart healing and heart awakening. It can stir past relationship issues and highlight any insecurities we may have around money, our self-worth, and what we truly value. Venus will remain in retrograde until September 3-4, so this will be a theme for you over the next few months. While it may be uncomfortable and a little painful to weed through wounds of the heart, you will come out the other side ready to commit deeper to the relationships and values that truly matter to you. As we move into August, we are greeted with the Aquarius Full Moon. This Full Moon will reach its peak on August 1st and will serve as a gateway into the Lionsgate Portal. The Lionsgate Portal activates on August 8, and is a time of spiritual ascension. The Lionsgate Portal works with the energy of Sirius, a star known as our Spiritual Sun, and can help us to receive downloads, brain waves, and new insights. As this Portal follows the Aquarius Full Moon, there is an increased likelihood of receiving new information that can help propel us forward in some way. This information may be a new creative idea, a fact that can help us make a decision, or a piece of inner wisdom that can ignite a new way of being. Our minds are going to be sharp around this time, so use this energy to your advantage! The Leo New Moon then follows on August 16th. This New Moon will activate a lot of the Venus Retrograde themes, so this can potentially be a tricky New Moon to work with. You may find yourself needing to work through some relationship issues and reevaluate the giving and receiving of love in your life. All New Moons however, are an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and try again. They are a window into a new way of being, so think about who you want to be, think about what the highest version of you would do, and then take steps to create that for yourself. As Leo Season prepares to come to an end, Mercury, the planet of communication, will also begin slowing down, preparing for its retrograde journey. Mercury will retrograde on August 23rd, but we will feel its effects as early as August 4th. With Venus and Mercury both in retrograde territory, this will definitely be a Season to move slowly and be careful of what and whom you commit to. Your intuition is usually pretty sharp, so trust yourself. If something feels off, be ok with pausing before proceeding ahead.
As the Sun moves into Leo, Venus also descends into the underworld, beginning her journey into the depths of our heart. Venus Retrograde can trigger matters of the heart, guiding us to heal, repair, and address wounds that are connected to our relationships and the giving and receiving of love in our lives. By the time Venus emerges from her journey in early September, we may be feeling lighter, more awakened, and more aligned, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Keeping this in mind, know that whatever comes up for you, particularly at the end of July, is connected to this heart-centered work. Try to come back to your heart for guidance and to remember that everything you are moving through is simply to connect you to a deeper love. Venus Retrograde can also stir matters relating to our feelings of self-worth. It will be important to also pay attention to the subtler thoughts of your mind that can sometimes trick us into living a life that is smaller than we deserve. Chiron also stations retrograde during Leo Season on July 23, continuing to challenge us when it comes to our feelings of self-worth. Chiron is known as the wounded healer, and its goal is to help free us from the wounds that weigh us down by making us realize the wisdom they have to offer. Chiron doesn’t want us to pretend that we are not wounded or that we can fix everything, instead it wants us to embody this idea of the “wounded healer.” It wants us to take our wounds and allow the pain to transmute into compassion, understanding, empathy, and teaching, for ourselves and others. As you can see, there is a lot of healing energy circling as the Sun moves into Leo, and as a sensitive water sign, you will be in the prime position to be feeling it all, and probably witnessing it in the world around you. As we move into August, we are greeted with the Aquarius Full Moon. Reaching its peak on August 1st, this Full Moon wants us to open and expand our minds. This would be a powerful time to learn something new, travel, or expand our thinking. Breaking free from the limitations we have put on ourselves is another great way to use the cleansing energies of this Full Moon. Following the Full Moon, the heightened energies continue with the activation of the 8/8 Lionsgate Portal. This portal tracks the rising of Sirius, which is a star known as our Spiritual Sun. This portal can enhance our frequency, accelerate manifestations, and can boost our creative intelligence. As we reach the end of Leo Season, we have the Leo New Moon on August 16th. This New Moon will heighten the Venus Retrograde energies, stimulating any of the lessons or themes it is destined to bring our way. New Moons always represent an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and try again, so whatever manifests, know you have the power to make a change and start over. Finally, Leo Season comes to an end with Mercury entering retrograde too. While this doesn’t happen until August 23, it is very likely we will feel it brewing a few weeks before this date. Mercury and Venus being retrograde at the same time will create very sluggish energy, so this is something to keep in mind for the end of the season.
Leo Season is filled with retrograde energy, which means we may find ourselves feeling a little sluggish and unmotivated. Our minds may be on the past, and we could find it hard to move ahead into the present. It seems that the Universe wants us to spend the time to review and reassess before moving forward. Leo Season begins with Venus Retrograde. Venus is the planet of relationships, beauty, values, and money. When it stations retrograde, it tends to trigger past heart issues that we need to move through. Venus Retrograde can also trigger relationship issues that are connected to our feelings of self-worth. It will be a strong time for heart healing and for connecting with our true inner essence. Venus wants to make sure we are moving through the world authentic and true to ourselves so we can give and receive the love that is meant for us. Following Venus Retrograde, Chiron also stations retrograde the following day on July 23. Chiron is an asteroid known as the wounded healer. While it won’t be as powerful as Venus Retrograde, it will double down on the healing energy that is circulating. It seems that we are really being guided to heal, especially when it comes to heart matters. As we move into August, we have the Aquarius Full Moon on the 1st. This Full Moon seems to support the strong wave of healing energy flowing in and will provide and opportunity to release and clear. If there is something weighing heavy on us, if there is something we wish to be free of, this Full Moon will give us the final push to let it go. Following the Full Moon, we make way for the Lionsgate Portal, which reaches its peak on August 8. The Lionsgate Portal is a time that honors the rising of the star, Sirius. Sirius is considered our Spiritual Sun, so this is a time of heightened spiritual energy. We can use this energy to raise our vibration, deepen our spiritual connection, and to receive downloads of wisdom and creative intelligence. As we reach the end of Leo Season, we experience the August 16th Leo New Moon. This New Moon will activate the Venus Retrograde energies, guiding us to really begin digging deep into those heart wounds. We may have some breakthrough or ah-ha moments under this New Moon because of it. This New Moon is also a fantastic opportunity to focus on your creative gifts and talents. If there is a creative project you are working on, or you need to employ some new ways of thinking, this New Moon will bring the inspiration you need. Right as we get ready to move into Virgo Season, Mercury will also station retrograde, adding to the number of planets in retrograde motion. Mercury Retrograde can make communication efforts more challenging, so keep this in mind, especially if you need to have a difficult conversation. It may be worthwhile to get everything out on paper so you are clear on what you wish to share.
The Sun loves to be in the sign of Leo. In Leo it can shine its brightest and activate the inner light that lives within us all. Leo Season is, therefore always a good time to follow your passions, ignite your inner flame, and do something that makes you feel excited about life. This doesn’t have to be anything big or grand; in fact, keeping things simple is going to suit you best. As the Sun moves into Leo, we have Venus stationing retrograde. Venus Retrograde is a time of heart healing and heart awakening. It can stir matters of the heart, activating relationship wounds, and the places we feel deeply insecure. Venus Retrograde can definitely require some deep heart-level healing, and this may feel confronting for you. As a Capricorn, you have a tendency to rationalize things away, rather than truly feeling them. Under this Venus Retrograde, it will be important for you to make space to actually feel. It won’t be good enough to “think” away your problems or map them out on a spreadsheet, this retrograde is really calling you to step into your body and feel. Venus Retrograde can also trigger issues relating to your self-worth and your relationship with money. If you look deep enough, the two are very often intertwined. The Leo New Moon on August 16th will help to activate the Venus Retrograde energies, so if you are not already feeling it, by this New Moon, you should have some idea what lessons the Universe is trying to send your way. Chiron, the asteroid of healing, also stations retrograde on July 23, adding to the healing energy we are destined to move through. August 1st, then brings the Aquarius Full Moon, which also has a theme of healing. It definitely seems the Universe is pointing us in a particular direction! The Aquarius Full Moon is a time of clearing, so it will be a good opportunity to wash away all that makes you feel heavy or that you no longer wish to carry. This New Moon will also be a fantastic time to focus on switching your mindset to a more abundant headspace. August 8, then brings the Lionsgate Portal. This high-frequency portal tracks the rising of Sirius, our Spiritual Sun. As Sirius rises, we are bathed in its high-frequency energy and can receive spiritual activations and downloads. The Lionsgate Portal is a great time to also support healing work and to receive cosmic inspiration. Stay open to what comes your way, as you may just receive some insightful information that can push your life in a new direction. As Leo Season prepares to come to a close, Mercury also stations retrograde, giving us a total of six major cosmic players in retrograde. All of this retrograde energy will turn our attention inward and to the past. We may find ourselves feeling a little sluggish or that we need to resolve past matters before we can move forward.
Leo rests opposite you on the wheel of the zodiac, so you are always going to feel connected to its energy. As Leo Season begins, Venus stations retrograde, beginning her journey deep into the realms of our hearts. Venus is connected to our relationships, our feelings of self-worth, and matters of love. As Venus travels retrograde, we may find wounds in these areas coming up for clearing. We may feel challenged in a relationship, or we may begin to notice all the blocks we have around giving and receiving love. Old relationship patterns or perhaps even an old relationship may become back into our lives in some way, prompting us to address unresolved or buried issues. Venus Retrograde is essentially a time of coming into deeper connection with our hearts, and often this requires some clearing away of pains, blocks, and traumas that are keeping us stuck. Along with Venus Retrograde, Chiron, the asteroid known as the wounded healer, will also station retrograde on July 23. This Retrograde is not as potent, but it will add to the healing energy we will be feeling. As we move into August, we are greeted with the Aquarius Full Moon- your Full Moon! Falling on the 1st, this Full Moon will activate your psychic senses and bathe you in its brilliant light. It is your special time of year when the Moon is in your sign, and you can receive the flow of its energy. The Aquarius Full Moon is also incredibly healing, helping us to shed and release all that is blocking us from feeling free to be ourselves. You are in direct line to receive this energy, so use it to wash away fears, anxieties, and things you no longer need. Following this Full Moon, we have the Lionsgate Portal on August 8th. This Portal is connected to the rising of Sirius, which is a star known as our Spiritual Sun. Sirus holds high-frequency energy that can also influence our brain waves, sending us inspired ideas and increasing our cosmic intelligence. Sirius can also inspire new technologies, so if you work in the tech space, this portal can be particularly beneficial. As we reach the end of Leo Season, we have the Leo New Moon on August 16th. This New Moon will heighten the Venus Retrograde energies, and while this is true for everyone, it is doubly true for you. It seems a strong relationship situation will be brewing for you at this time. Know you are being guided to hold your independence and to remember how worthy and valuable you are! While there is probably some healing work to do, this New Moon is also a positive sign that you can start a new chapter and turn over a new leaf. You don’t have to resort to old patterns of the past, and this New Moon is your sign that you are ready to move forward. Then finally, as the Sun is just moving out of Leo into Virgo, Mercury stations retrograde. Yet another planet in retrograde! Mercury and Venus together in retrograde can be a particularly sluggish combination, so if you do have important things on your to-do list, aim to get them done before this date, in fact, before August would be best!
The Sun loves to be in the sign of Leo. In Leo, the Sun is at its strongest, shining bright and illuminating our highest and truest selves. As the Sun enters Leo, Venus enters the underworld, traveling retrograde until September 3. Venus Retrograde is a time of heart healing. It can activate old wounds, relationship issues, and feelings of insecurity. Venus Retrograde is essentially our portal to deeper love, and it will be our job to remove the obstacles that are blocking us from reaching that place. Just one day after Venus stations retrograde, Chiron also stations retrograde. Chiron is an asteroid known as the wounded healer, and its retrograde doubles down on the healing energy we are likely to experience. It seems that the universe is really guiding us to love ourselves, be kind to ourselves, and to peel back the layers so we can uncover more of our true selves. Taking this healing journey may not be comfortable, but it seems the cosmic skies are encouraging us to walk the path, knowing that the destination can only lead us to greater love. As we move into August, we have the Aquarius Full Moon on August 1st. This is actually the first of two Full Moons for August. The second Full Moon will be a Blue Moon and it will be in your sign! This is a very special Full Moon – as you know, Blue Moons are rare! But as it falls in Virgo Season, you will have to stay tuned till next time! Just know that whatever manifests under the Aquarius Full Moon may only be part of the story. The remaining message and insights will come under the Pisces Full Moon at the end of the month. The Aquarius Full Moon on August 1st, also seems to hold the message of healing. It is guiding us to release and let go of all the things that are holding us back and preventing us from feeling truly free. In fact, freedom seems to be a key theme under this Full Moon. The Aquarius Full Moon may also reveal new information or new insights that can help you make a decision. If you have been struggling with something in your life, this full Moon can also shine like a beacon, guiding you in the right direction. The psychic energies of the Full Moon will also linger as on August 8, we have the Lionsgate Portal. The Lionsgate Portal tracks the rising of the star Sirius, which is known as our Spiritual Sun. The Lionsgate Portal is a time of high-frequency energy where we can receive spiritual downloads, activations, and awakenings. It is a power time in the month that we can also use to recharge our batteries. If you are feeling worn out or run down, use the energy of this portal to your advantage! As you are a sensitive soul, you may also have to ensure you are protecting your energy and staying away from people and situations that are toxic to your well-being. As we reach the end of Leo Season, we have the Leo new moon on August 16th. This New Moon will activate all of these Venus Retrograde lessons, so the good news is if you are experiencing any relationship wounds or heart-healing issues, you should receive some greater clarity around this time. New Moons are always a good time to remind yourself that it’s never too late to begin again. Use the New Moon energy to refresh your vision and to think differently about your situation. As Leo Season prepares to come to a close, Mercury will also station retrograde. Mercury and Venus Retrograde together is a rare and potentially challenging combination that can make us feel sluggish, withdrawn, and mentally foggy. This will be a good time to explore your inner world and to spend time in inner reflection. If communication issues present themselves, it will be best to get clear on what you want to say before you say it.