Leo

You have a sudden change in the pattern to start your month as the sun in your sign squares Uranus in luxurious Taurus on August 2. There's a shift in your method of thinking, and you might even feel called to do an about-face in some aspect of your current course of business development. Someone or something has been sparking your interest and waking you up to new possibilities for yourself.

A highly intriguing full moon in Aquarius appears in your zone of professional contacts on the third, which can serve as a barometer of the months ahead for you. Financially, you’re thinking about making some moves, but you have to see how the rest of this opportunity works to your benefit. You've made some really impressive decisions that are going to work for you in the long run.

It’s time for you to see how much influence you really have, which is emphasized by a strong new moon in your sign on August 18 bringing you peace of mind. You’re also influenced by a strong alignment to the planet Mercury in your sign. You’re getting offers from past connections and then some. There's really nothing you have to do other than just be your glorious self—and maybe send that follow-up e-mail to remind them how amazing you truly are!

Leo

Jul 23 – Aug 22

As a ruling planet of this sign, Sun endows Leos with vital energy and creative power. It's important for them to be honest and generous, to have authority and to justify confidence.

Leo is also endowed with the qualities of royal person – self-respect, pride and desire to be in the center of attention. Their appearance and manners are always majestic and grand with a shade of self-significance.

They tend to achieve their goals honestly and openly. Pettiness and baseness are not peculiar for Leos. But sometimes they are lack of self-criticism. Leos like to dominate, but this domination is usually fair until other people show their disobedience.

Social life is very important for Leos. They are fond of parties, presentations, performances and ceremonies. They have a good taste and reflect this in elegant and severe style.

The inborn sense of beauty and great taste help Leos to find themselves in art. The best professions for them are director, theater administrator, designer and artist. Actually, they can do any work, but the role of chief is the best for these people.

Leos are able to stick up for themselves and their point of view. They are physically strong and usually want to be leaders. This people have strong will, they are determined and energetic. Leos spend a lot of time to make the others pay attention to themselves.

Leos usually are not interested in other people's ideas and points of view. They unwillingly change their life and don't listen to other people's opinions. Leos don't like surprises, but sometimes could be rather original.

Their private life is rarely unclouded. They are good at flirtation and always are in the center of the opposite sex attention. Leos try to find the outstanding partner, because the ordinary men aren't interesting for them.

Love and marriage could become the way of Leo's self-affirmation. Sometimes they even can be despotic, however their inborn generosity don't let them to be petty and suspicious in family life. Leos appreciate partner's devotion and reliability most of all as well as need to keep the leadership in the family.

Leo's strength are generosity, creativity, optimism and leadership. Possible disadvantages are haughtiness, vainglory and arrogance.

Famous Leos are Napoleon, Louis Armstrong, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ray Bradbury, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whitney Houston, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Joanne Rowling, David Duchovny and Charlize Theron.