This Monday, July 29, will be full of surprises as the daring Leo Sun gets into a dynamic dust-up with spontaneous Uranus in Taurus. Twice each year, these heavenly bodies lock into a challenging 90-degree square. And when they do, it can be like tossing a lit match into a room that’s been soaked with gasoline. Explosive? Sure. But there can also be some pretty amazing pyrotechnics to behold. On a literal level, this might be the moment where you screw up the courage to take a stand. Uranus is the celestial social justice warrior, and its long tour through earthy Taurus (from May 2018 to April 2026) calls for grassroots action. Cue the Public Enemy! Some folks will hear a clarion call to “fight the powers that be.” If you’ve been feeling dominated or disenfranchised, the Sun-Uranus square can signal your breaking point. But under the influence of a rash square, any moves you make in haste could bring more consequence than reward. Before you cry, “Dracarys!” make sure you’re properly prepared to do battle. Both the Sun and Uranus are hotheaded; spontaneous. Going mano-a-mano with someone who has more money, toys and influence than you isn’t always the way to evoke change. Perhaps the true path to victory lies in leaving a toxic situation and moving in a radically self-loving direction. Or finding (or gathering) your tribe so that when you DO storm the castle, there will be strength in numbers.
These luxe-loving energies could evoke the urge to splurge—and on some pricey treasures, to boot. Grab your wallets! High-minded Uranus brings a planetary PSA to vote with our dollars. If given a choice, why not support companies with conscientious and ethical practices? Whenever it makes sense, opt to buy from smaller, locally owned businesses that keep the neighborhood economy thriving. But maybe wait until AFTER Wednesday, July 31, before you surge or splurge. That day brings two tide-turning transits that will help everyone get their wits about them again. (Or at least begin the process.)
The first centering event of Wednesday will be the annual new moon in Leo. If you’ve been having trouble charging up your inner power source, this lunation pours fuel into your generator. Where confidence dipped earlier in the week, you may start to feel legit fierceness returning. That doesn’t mean you should bust into the CEO’s office with a list of workers’ demands. But DO set up a meeting with anyone influential with whom you need to have a word. Even if the appointment is scheduled for weeks from now, getting on the calendar this Wednesday is auspicious. Creativity, romance, self-expression and fertility are all activated by these moonbeams. Book studio time, set up a profile on a dating app…or an ovulation app! If your messages keep getting lost in translation, get to work on your style and branding, so you can unlock the genius within. The Leo new moon traffics in first impressions, and that begs the question: How do you want to shine in the world?
Another reason to lay low until Thursday, August 1? Mercury is still twerking through its mind-boggling retrograde until this Wednesday, July 31. Shortly after the new moon, the messenger planet will shift back into forward motion, getting communication and information flowing in the right direction again. Hallelujah! July’s retrograde, which dovetailed with two high-drama eclipses, has been a doozy. From July 7 to 19, Mercury retreated through theatrical Leo and staged a Shakespearean “tragi-com” of epic proportions. And since July 19, the messenger planet dropped back into ultra-sensitive Cancer. Egos flared! People flipped out for no discernible reason (at least not one that THEY could find words to explain). Maybe YOU had the overblown reaction, and you’re still hiding out because you don’t quite know how to handle the shame-over. But starting this Wednesday, those icy barricades begin to melt, signaling that it’s safe to communicate with “difficult” loved ones again. Mercury powers forward in the sign of the emotionally intelligent Crab until August 11, so you have nearly two weeks to make it all better. Take yourself on an apology tour, and when you’re saying, “I’m sorry,” do NOT (we repeat do NOT) follow that up with the word, “but.”
A confident new moon in Leo on Wednesday helps you see yourself at your most powerful and worthy—make choices as though failure isn’t an option. Mercury moves direct in your family and home sector, smoothing out experiences in those areas. Take little steps toward your goals this weekend.
Wednesday’s new moon in Leo listens to your intentions on home, family, and safety. Expect a new oasis and improved family dynamics. Mercury moves direct in your communication sector, helping the words return to you. Plan an adventurous and happy weekend.
Writer’s block, begone! The royal new moon in Leo improves your communication skills, and your ruling planet Mercury moves direct on the same day, adding a double dose of brain boost. The weekend is tender, so surround yourself with the people and places that feel like home.
The new moon in Leo on Wednesday listens to your intentions on finances and personal security, so be vocal about what you need to feel safe. Mercury moves direct in your sign on Wednesday too, releasing you from any brain fog you’ve been feeling. Plan fun, brain-stimulating activities for this weekend’s curious energy.
Happy new year, Leo! A new moon in your sign on Wednesday is your annual reset energy, so push fear aside and list intentions to achieve your highest and brightest self. Mercury moves direct in your spirituality sector, inspiring you to take action from your intuition. A luxurious weekend is ahead, so indulge your senses and enjoy yourself.
Wednesday’s new moon in Leo hears your thoughts on endings and finality. Release whatever’s holding you back from your truest self. Mercury moves direct in your friendship sector, reconnecting you with friends. And this weekend’s moon shines for your sign! Do whatever makes you happy.
A new moon in glamorous Leo on Wednesday helps you gather with your closest friends and enjoy the social energy. Mercury moves direct in your career sector so you can understand your value and make even more contributions at work. A healing weekend is ahead, so take it easy on the plans—be gentle with yourself.
The new moon in high-profile Leo on Wednesday raises your career to new heights. Set intentions on getting that promotion or dream job. Mercury moves direct into your intellectual zone, helping you analyze things more easily. Gather with your friends this weekend to take advantage of the social energy!
The new moon in Leo on Wednesday listens to your travel and education intentions. Declare best-case scenario dreams! Mercury moves direct into your authenticity zone, helping you find the truth in a big way. Finally, the weekend inspires more efficiency and productivity wherever you need it.
A new moon in sexy Leo on Wednesday manifests your ideas when it comes to sexuality, intimacy, and commitment. Go deeper for deepest pleasure. Mercury moves direct in your romance sector, making love feel like less of a battlefield. This weekend, take a little getaway , and explore a new place!
A new moon in romantic Leo this Wednesday listens to your ideas on inviting new romance, deepening current intimacy, or transitioning into a different relationship. Either way, you will be gifted. Mercury moves direct in your health sector, helping you level up your wellness. And a sexy weekend is ahead, so have at it!
A new moon in healthy Leo on Wednesday helps you evolve your thinking in the areas of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Mercury moves direct in your confidence sector on Wednesday, helping you find the courage to make it happen. The romantic weekend is perfect for a date night!