Solar Eclipse in Leo Horoscopes: August 2018
A Solar Eclipse occurs in Leo on August 11, 2018: What this Means for Each Sign
The following horoscopes outline some of the ways this Solar Eclipse may affect the zodiac signs. You can read these horoscopes for your Sun sign and/or Ascendant sign. These horoscopes are from my daily horoscopes (Astro Highlights). If you’d like an email reminder of my daily horoscopes, you can subscribe through Astrology Cafe.
This Solar Eclipse occurs in your sector of romance, creative self-expression, recreation, children, and hobbies, dear Aries. Events happening now and in the coming weeks set you up for new beginnings in one or more of these areas of life. Romantic inclinations are highlighted, as are any kind of celebratory, playful, and just-for-fun endeavors. You will be especially aware of your need for approval and feedback from others during this period, deriving pleasure from the ways your creativity impact the world around you. This can be a passionate time for you and a time when you might feel bolder about sharing yourself or your creations than usual.
If you’ve been holding on too tightly to people or projects that have been keeping you from expressing your true self, this is a time for making necessary changes.
You are likely to attract positive attention from others, especially romantically or creatively speaking, in the weeks and even months ahead of you. You may be starting a new hobby, reviving an old pastime, or stepping up a current one. You are making big decisions about recreation, hobbies, love, and children now and in the coming months.
Mars remains retrograde until August 27th, and this suggests that brand-new ventures that haven’t been well-researched may not get off the ground. However, you’re in a powerful position to work on edits and refinements of existing ideas and projects now.
Even if your life seems crammed with things to do, you need to learn to make the most of the time you do have for enjoying yourself. Pace yourself, though, because rushing into something is not advised now. Allow the process to unfold. Eclipses can drain your energy temporarily.
Transits occurring at the time of the eclipse have more staying power than usual since they are tied in with the eclipse energy. A Mercury-Jupiter square suggests it’s best not to jump into a statement, announcement, or new idea without doing some research first. You may feel some pressure to push something out right away, when in fact, you have the time to roll it out! A Sun-Pluto quincunx suggests that you’ll have your career or responsibilities competing for your time now.
This Solar Eclipse clears the way for new beginnings, dear Taurus. It’s time to assess what may have been holding you back from thriving, mainly related to your career and home life. The coming weeks are powerful for taking charge of your home life, attention to matters of security and safety, connecting with family and your own emotions. This eclipse can serve as a cosmic nudge to find your roots, learn your worth, build your sense of security, and focus on building your support system or base of operations.
The coming weeks are ideal for making long-range plans for the future, for any type of re-organizing or even re-modeling of the home or home environment, and for family-related activities. There can be the need or desire to put your personal life first now, and changes may be afoot. You’re in an excellent position to start fresh and take charge.
Do keep in mind that Mars remains retrograde until late August, so try to focus on work in progress instead of taking on major new directions or projects.
This eclipse is part of a set occurring from 2017 to January 2019 that encourages you to find a better work-home life balance. For some of you, this can mean a new job or job focus and/or moving house. However, for many, it’s about balancing and reorganizing your duties so that you perform better.
You’re coming in touch with basic feelings and needs that you may have overlooked. The Solar Eclipse is a cosmic nudge to pay special attention to your support system as well as the support and nurturance you give others. Improving living conditions and arrangements can be in strong focus. There can be some drama on the domestic front, but this ideally leads to a fresh perspective or a new beginning. Changes and improvements may be necessary as you reorganize your personal life, or shuffle around your priorities.
Transits occurring at the time of the eclipse have more staying power than usual since they are tied in with the eclipse energy. Ideas are big and easy to come by, but they’re hard to bring home! The problem is that there are so many things to consider that it can be hard to know where to begin. The pace may be hectic, and your domestic life may be awhirl, although for some of you, this can all take place in the mind, and nervous tension is possible. Disagreements with a partner may be part of this.
This Solar Eclipse launches a favorable cycle in which to turn over a new leaf with your studies, communications, and connections, dear Gemini. It’s a great time to learn something new, make contacts, and use the power of communications to move your goals forward. In the coming weeks and even months, you are likely to find new opportunities for learning and communicating or avenues for self-expression. In some cases, this is about transportation and could be prompted by an event that forces the issue!
Developing mental rapport with others, sharing ideas, and reaching out or pouring energies into your interests and studies can be in current focus and favorable. There may be new ways of getting around or connecting that open doors for you. The period ahead is excellent for taking care of daily tasks with increased and renewed energy, although you could experience an initial feeling of being overwhelmed since eclipses can wipe us out before restoring energy. News can come that steers you in a new direction. You might suddenly want to take a course or begin a new project, for example.
Keep in mind that Mars remains retrograde until August 27th and Mercury is retrograde until the 19th, and brand new beginnings are not yet advised, but the effort you put into works in progress can be quite rewarding now.
There can be new channels emerging for expressing yourself in new ways or for getting around town! New equipment or transportation options may open up different opportunities and experiences. There can be motivation to let go of outdated attitudes or conditions so that the path is clear for new beginnings. While the eclipse can overstimulate confidence, in the weeks ahead, you’ll get to an exceptional sense of what is truly valuable to you, and also of your own capabilities, aiding decision-making. Take your time on this.
Occurring at the time of — and imprinted into the energies of — this eclipse is a Mercury-Jupiter square, which is the main culprit for overstimulating confidence. Watch for exaggeration in the news coming in, the people around you, and your own reactions. We can feel pressure to do something big, but this may not be realistic. Thinking can be big now, but responses should be kept moderate for best results. As well, an intimate relationship or your needs and desires may be dividing your attention now, making it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand.
This Solar Eclipse happens in your resources sector, dear Cancer, and you may be making important decisions in the coming weeks related to personal finances, business, and practical affairs. On another level, this is a time for establishing yourself and discovering and developing your natural talents and personal resources. Your financial status, income, or arrangements related to security and comfort are subject to improvements, changes, and new beginnings. Setting realistic money goals, as well as formulating such things as budgets and other sensible financial planning projects, are especially favored during this time. You might also be discovering ways to increase your income or your earning potential.
It’s a beautiful time for earthy, tactile, and comforting activities that help you to feel more grounded and connected. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a lifestyle or financial habits that haven’t been serving you well, this is a time when changes become necessary. New beginnings are in order! This eclipse gives you a fantastic push towards taking better care of your money and resources. Issues of being treated well and with respect can also come into play. It’s undoubtedly a robust period for resolving problems with income, spending, and saving.
Mars remains retrograde until August 27th. Mercury remains retrograde in the same sector that the eclipse is happening until the 19th, which can point to slowdowns. With these in mind, brand new beginnings may not be ideal. However, you can make a fresh start with works in progress with success now. Save major launches or decisions until after August 27th, but work towards making changes.
Important decisions may be required of you in the coming weeks and months, particularly revolving around personal finances and business or personal possessions and valuables. For some, this can be about boundaries in a relationship or your sense of self-worth and how it affects your ability to support yourself or ask for what you want.
Aspects occurring at the same time as the eclipse act as imprints and effectively extend their influence for weeks and even months ahead. One of these influences can stir up a conflict related to personal possessions, value, intimacy, and respect as it reminds you of what you don’t have. Another suggests that partnership demands seem to run counter to the work you’re doing on a personal level or with money matters. While you could be unproductive right now as you focus on the less essential things, priorities will be easier to see down the road. Discontent now may lead to creative solutions, however.
The Solar Eclipse occurring today is in your sign, dear Leo, and it helps pave the way towards significant individual changes in the coming weeks and even months. This is a time for reinventing yourself in some personal way, such as with a new look or manner of expressing and presenting yourself. Think about how you present yourself to others and greet the world, focus on changing personal habits in such a way as to improve your confidence, and concentrate on putting your best foot forward, as this is a time when you will get noticed and make a powerful impression on others.
Circumstances can prompt a rethinking of your general attitude towards new beginnings, bravery, your role as a leader, your independence, and the ways you instinctively defend yourself. This is a time when you can be braver and enjoy new experiences. There can be a tendency to dig in your heels and display your independence now, which may be necessary for personal growth, but care should be taken to stay true to yourself in the process. Get in touch with what you genuinely want, envision it, and go for it, but wait for the dust to settle before going all in. Keep in mind that you can feel a little wiped out around the time of the eclipse before energy rebuilds. This is a critical time for personal goals, revisions, new beginnings, and makeovers (physical and otherwise).
Do keep in mind that Mars remains retrograde until August 27th, so slowing down or focusing on projects already underway makes sense for the time being. As well, Mercury is retrograde in your sign until August 19th, and it’s wise to keep in mind that you haven’t yet seen the full picture.
You’ll be getting more attention now so be sure to wear your confidence well. Taking the high road is vital. Going forward, people build their faith in you, and this only serves to motivate you further to present the best version of yourself. Many of you will try on a new look, image, or manner of expressing and presenting yourselves. You are working towards being more independent, a greater sense of freedom, and more authenticity in your presentation. Ease yourself into this dynamic phase of your life.
Aspects occurring at the same time imprint their energies on the eclipse and are thus longer-lasting than usual. In this case, Mercury squares Jupiter and the Sun forms a quincunx with Pluto. Watch closely for speaking too soon or loudly about a matter now. Watch for exaggeration and for attempts to score intellectual points which may come at a price. Big ideas are exciting now, but because you’re not yet in the position to see what’s genuinely doable, it makes sense to save fleshing out details for a more organized, cautious time. It’s especially important not to overcommit now.
This Solar Eclipse launches a period of review, letting go, and recharging your spiritual or emotional batteries, dear Virgo, as it occurs in your solar twelfth house. This is a time for releasing, purging, and healing. This eclipse encourages you to put certain outdated ventures or situations behind you. It may be a time of withdrawal and retreat in a social sense, of soul-searching, and the seeking out of emotional peace of mind. You’re due for extra time to yourself, or with yourself! If you’ve been neglecting your psychic, spiritual, or emotional needs, then circumstances can push you to pay attention to your inner world now.
There can be flooding of energies now which can be a little disorienting, but going forward, you’ll get a stronger sense of what changes need to be made. If you require solitude, then you’ll find ways to get it. If there have been toxic connections to your past, then you’ll be figuring out how to break ties. If you’ve been giving of yourself too much to your own detriment, this is a time for more dedicated attention to your emotional and spiritual needs.
Do keep in mind that Mars remains retrograde until August 27th, so taking things slowly or putting more effort into works in progress makes sense until then. As well, Mercury, your ruler, is retrograde until August 19th.
Over the coming weeks, circumstances seem to conspire to take charge of your health, private affairs, and need to put emotional baggage behind you. This can also be a time for giving more time to a person in need or a major cause. Buried or neglected issues can demand your attention, and working on these can pave the road to future success and happiness. You may be serving, helping, and supporting others or it could be a time of retreat and withdrawal on some level as you work behind the scenes.
Aspects occurring around the time of the eclipse color the energies of the entire period. Most notably, these are a Mercury-Jupiter square and Sun-Pluto quincunx. Watch for pressure to make changes that you’re not ready to make. People may be making mountains out of molehills. Do your best not to rush to push out something before it’s ready. Get an objective opinion of how much time you genuinely have. You may also need to manage the ambitious side of you that feels you can’t let go of your watch over a project or a relationship. Chances are likely that you can!
This Solar Eclipse places a strong focus on making contacts and reaching out to others, dear Libra, in both a social and professional sense, over the coming weeks and even months. Events and circumstances are such that they serve to clear the path for new beginnings, mainly related to how you fit in with friends and the community. You become more acutely aware of your position in life within the context of the group, rather than through self-centered focus. Goals that involve networking, making connections with others, joining or strengthening ties in a group project or activity, and nurturing goodwill are the focus during this cycle that begins today. Some level of drama may be present now, as the eclipse can serve to shake up your social life to pave the way for meaningful changes. In some cases, friends enter or leave your life during this period.
This is an excellent time to reflect on how you’d like to steer your life in the coming weeks, particularly concerning your “place” in the social side of your life. This period favors formulating goals that have to do with future, long-term happiness, or a sense of mission or purpose, aligning yourself with important causes. This can be a crucial time for delegating, collaborating or calling on a team/help so that you have more time to focus on honing your craft or getting time for yourself.
Do keep in mind that Mars is retrograde and will remain retrograde until August 27th, suggesting that it’s not an ideal time for brand new beginnings. Mercury is also retrograde in your social sector until the 19th, reinforcing the need to review and reflect before pushing forward. However, it’s an excellent time for returning to past projects, friends, and pastimes with increased vigor.
Developments related to friends, happiness goals, dreams, wishes, new ideas, technology, networking, and teamwork are likely to be significant with long-term effects, setting you on a path for personal changes and new beginnings. If existing friendships are in need of a new focus or a renewed bond, then the energy of this eclipse can help in the coming weeks and months. This is not a time for clarity, but one of faith in the process. Keep in mind that eclipses can feel draining before they build you up.
Configurations occurring around the same time as the eclipse color the energies of this period. Notable ones are a Mercury-Jupiter square and Sun-Pluto quincunx. Watch for a tendency to focus on non-essentials now. This may be a form of procrastination or an honest misjudgment, but either way, there can be plenty to distract you from your course now, and it’s better to take the time to prioritize. Getting an objective opinion from someone outside of the situation may help. On the other hand, consider that part of you may be clinging too tightly to your traditions or harboring a fear of change that is keeping you from starting fresh.
This Solar Eclipse brings heightened awareness and sensitivity to your standing in society and your professional goals, dear Scorpio, as it happens in the professional or public sector of your solar chart. There can be feelings of excitement or uneasiness, depending on how you handle change, surrounding career, reputation, and life path matters now. Going forward, it will be a good time for developing new business plans and goals. A sense of renewal and reinvigoration regarding your career goals is on the horizon. Changes in work, focus, life direction, bosses, authority figures, reputation, or your own authority and influence can occur now and in the coming few months. It’s a time to focus on the elements of your personality that you are projecting in your career or to society, with an eye for improvement. Significant shifts in how others see you can occur now.
You are more actively aware of the need to bring added structure or rules into your life, or you might decide you need to improve your performance and general practices so that you can better follow certain rules. This is a phase in which you are exceptionally busy with career or public responsibilities. However, it’s also a time for balancing home and career. Drama or commotion stirred now paves the way for new approaches and new beginnings. A fresh approach is encouraged now, but it’s important to be very mindful of what worked for you in the past.
Mars is retrograde until August 27th, however, making it wise to focus more on works in progress than it is for brand-new ventures. Mercury is retrograde in your career sector until the 19th, which also points to the need to look back before pushing forward.
Your goal now is to enter new beginnings with healthy confidence, not overconfidence, as the Leo eclipse encourages. You have more impact on others than usual, so use this time in the spotlight well, and avoid hasty moves. Making nice with people in high places, teachers, bosses, and parents can figure strongly, and there can be substantial changes in your life when it comes to your own influence or authority or with authority figures in your life. Eclipses often have an effect of wiping out our energy as the slate is cleaned, after which energy slowly rebuilds.
Configurations occurring around the time of the eclipse influence and color the eclipse’s energies. Notable for this eclipse are a Mercury-Jupiter square and a Sun-Pluto quincunx. Circumstances are such that it becomes essential that you need to make adjustments in the way you approach and communicate with others. Focus on things you can control or improve, rather than those you can’t. Try also to avoid the tendency to make sweeping decisions that come on suddenly and impulsively. Inclinations may be to take on more when simplifying and prioritizing are better. Career matters are a little complicated, but also quite fresh and exciting for you now.
This Solar Eclipse falls in the sector of your solar chart that rules your spirit to grow, explore, and expand beyond the “regular” experiences in your life, dear Sagittarius. This can bring invigorating events into your life that serve to nudge you out of your usual routine. You are making a break from the past in some manner, which will help clear the path for future growth and development. There may be opportunities to broaden your horizons through travel, education, life experience, or adventure. There can be emerging opportunities to publish or promote your work, share your ideas, and enjoy mind-expanding experiences. Meeting important people through these endeavors is possible.
Transportation issues can also be in focus, with new avenues opening up for getting out and about. This eclipse might also bring some of you into contact with lawyers, professors, or publicists. It’s a good time for exploring the world, or new perspectives, with friends.
Even so, Mars is retrograde and will be retrograde until August 27th, and this suggests it’s better to save brand-new ventures for a later date. For now, however, you’re in excellent shape for applying your energy to projects already in progress. There may be treasures to be found in the past now, particularly with Mercury also retrograde until August 19th.
The period ahead is excellent for discovering and expressing your need for exploration, travel, learning, new horizons, and spiritual food. This can be a time of a significant publishing, announcement, advancement, or new adventure, whether mental or physical. Events occurring now and in the coming weeks can serve to push you out of your routine. In some way, you are making a break from the past.
Often enough, eclipses bring about a small crisis or shake-up that prompts a new direction or the need to venture beyond the usual routine. Eclipse days can be emotionally exhausting, after which energy and motivation slowly but surely rebuild.
Configurations occurring around the time of the eclipse influence and color the eclipse’s energies. Notable for this eclipse are a Mercury-Jupiter square and a Sun-Pluto quincunx. There may be a dilemma or choice to deal with related to money and freedom, business and adventure, or responsibility and spontaneity. Watch for those who are boasting or exaggerating as the truth can too easily be stretched at this time, as well as for speaking or promising something too soon. Try not to succumb to the pressure to do it all right away.
With a Solar Eclipse bringing powerful energy to your intimacy sector, the period ahead is one of empowerment and discovery, dear Capricorn. This is a time for working on yourself from the inside out, for addressing dependencies and issues of support, and for improving an intimate relationship. If you’ve been too dependent on others, or the opposite, too proud to ask for help, then you’ll see and feel it acutely at this time, and you’ll want to make changes. The period ahead is outstanding for focusing on issues of intimacy and sharing, as well as for developing self-mastery skills. Goals to reduce debt, to get support, to quit a bad habit, or to understand your psychological workings better are favored now.
If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a relationship or a financial arrangement, then this is a time for coming to terms with the dependency. It can also be a time when you’re wanting/asking for more depth from a project, relationship, or endeavor. Use this eclipse’s positive blast of energy to sort out financial support issues or emotional entanglements as you go forward. If you’ve been going it alone, this can also be an essential cycle for reaching out and finding the support you need. On the other side of the coin, if dependencies have become burdensome or are limiting your growth, now is a great time to work on putting them behind you. Taking small, progressive steps makes the most sense.
Mars is retrograde until August 27th, suggesting that some brand-new ventures may not get off the ground. Mercury is also retrograde until the 19th, pointing to the need to look back before pushing forward. However, it’s a fine time to pour extra energy into current or past endeavors.
When a Solar Eclipse occurs, it’s a time for turning over a new leaf in a particular area of your life defined in large part by where the eclipse falls in the chart. In your solar eighth house, you have a chance to see your inner workings in new, meaningful ways. It’s important to be patient so that things can unfold naturally. Don’t push for clarity, and it will come! Energy levels can be unusually low around an eclipse, and then they’re slowly but surely restored going forward.
Planetary aspects can tie into the energy of this eclipse because they happen around the same time as the eclipse. For this August eclipse, notable aspects are a Mercury-Jupiter square and a Sun-Pluto quincunx. Your need to micromanage a particular area of your life can interfere with your new beginnings if you’re not careful. Do your best to identify areas where letting go of your watch just a little can benefit you in other areas of life. Watch for pushing or rushing something now, particularly if it involves making a statement or an announcement since you don’t yet have all the information you need.
With a Solar Eclipse bringing powerful energy to your partnership sector, dear Aquarius, you’re in a strong position for new beginnings regarding your close relationships. Negotiations and one-to-one relationships are highlighted now and in the coming weeks. It can be a time for beginning new relationships or re-defining existing ones in significant ways. A stronger awareness of the role someone plays in your life or the need for support and companionship may be in focus now. This is a sound period for making contacts and for making something public. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a problematic relationship, then circumstances now might push the matter.
When a Solar Eclipse happens, we are still symbolically in the dark, so that today and the next few are suitable for paying attention to news coming in and feelings emerging, but taking new action should wait at least a few days. With current retrogrades, this should be extended further. Energy levels can plummet initially, and then they’re likely to rebuild slowly but surely later.
Mars remains retrograde until August 27th, and it’s wise to keep in mind that not all brand-new ventures will have staying power. Until one day after the eclipse, this retrograde happens in your sign, suggesting it’s better to look back and slow down before moving ahead. Mercury is also retrograde until August 19th, further reinforcing the need to go slow. However, it’s a fine time to pour energies into current ventures or possibly renew past ones.
The months ahead are important ones for exploring your need for partnership, whether this is about starting a significant relationship, committing to enhancing an existing one, or recognizing changing needs regarding relationships, dependence, and autonomy, in general. Take in now, and take action when it feels right. Making contacts or making something public can be themes for some of you in the weeks ahead.
Aspects occurring around the time of the eclipse tied into its energies. Notable ones now are a Mercury-Jupiter square and a Sun-Pluto quincunx. Do your best to avoid letting uncertainty and insecurities interfere with happiness or dictate your behavior and responses. Rushing into something or passing judgment too quickly are inclinations now but may serve to hamper your new beginnings. Watch what you say and avoid rushing through paperwork and conversations. Information is incomplete or plain wrong now, so take things slowly.
This Solar Eclipse can prompt a refresh or new chapter in your life related to work, health, habits, and routines, dear Pisces. It heralds a period when new diet regimes, healthy routines, and satisfying work schedules can be successfully initiated, and current ones improved or revamped. You’re in a strong position to take care of business, handle details, and increase your efficiency. Circumstances around you can force these matters or simply motivate and prompt you to want to make big changes. It’s a good time to recognize and honor your limits regarding how much you can give and do. It’s time to structure your life.
This period is marked by a desire to sort things out and to be useful. Over the coming weeks, it makes sense to take charge of your health, self-care initiatives, and work. If you’ve been holding on too tightly to a difficult work situation or job, then this is a time for letting go.
Mars continues to retrograde until August 27th and Mercury is retrograde until August 19th, and brand new ventures may not pick up steam, but putting your energies into editing and refining works in progress can be useful and rewarding now. New beginnings can come later.
Be sure to pace yourself and don’t jump into something without thinking. A new direction will come, and you don’t have to push for it. However, you’ll feel the motivation and courage build, and you’re likely to get to a point where you’re in charge and confident of what you’re doing. Self-improvement is in high focus. Clearing up the clutter is necessary and beneficial now. It’s normal to feel drained around the time of an eclipse.
Tied into the energies of this eclipse are a Mercury-Jupiter square and a Sun-Pluto quincunx. There can be big ideas or news that may not be realistic now. Do keep in mind that there can be some misleading talk or false leads at this time, and it’s best to allow your mind to expand and stretch so that you entertain new possibilities, but to avoid banking on things until you’ve researched them further. You might also need to let go of some of your tendency to keep a watch over your social life so that you can put more of yourself into your work or health pursuits.
These horoscopes come from my daily horoscopes. My daily horoscopes are based on daily influences including eclipses, retrogrades, ingresses, and planetary aspects.