An Open Letter To Leo For August 2021
How are you my dear friend? I often wonder where my readers live. Perhaps you are nestled in the heart of a dynamic city which pulsates with life and excitement. Alternatively, you might reside in a remote rural environment where the silence is broken only by bird-song and the sound of the wind stirring tree-tops into motion. Me? I live in the UK. A particularly beautiful region of England, criss-crossed by a two hundred-year-old canal system and narrow, meandering country lanes. Local folk are particularly proud of the ancient parish churches and ruined Medieval castles that decorate the landscape and attract tourists from around the world. Currently, the UK is enduring an uncharacteristic heatwave. Summer raincoats hang forlornly on coat-hangers, and only the ill-advised venture outdoors without a liberal coating of suntan lotion.
Speaking of the Sun: are you managing to stay all bright and shiny? This pandemic — which we are struggling to survive — will be the source of inspiration for authors; filmmakers and historians for centuries to come. I hope your personal experience has not been too arduous or traumatic. Reputedly, it takes a lot to wipe the smile from a Leo's face. But I know that some Leo have suffered greatly, as this dreadful pandemic cut a wide swath of heartache across the globe. But we all must move on. We must remain compassionate yet defiant; for together we shall triumph. Even the longest journey begins with a single step. Therefore, let us all take it together.
Pragmatic but essential changes characterize this week. Your personal resources — be they etherial, insubstantial things like your feelings about someone close, or, tactile objects of substance, like your hard-earned cash — are just two of the issues that may require attention. However, your mode of response will be deliberately tailored to strategically outwit and outmanoeuvre whoever dare challenge you will to achieve. In short: you are going to think clever and beguile your opponents.
For example, assertive Mars might ignite your emotions and stimulate your determination to change the way you interact with certain people. To some, you will present an uncompromising and assertive front designed to instil both respect and compliance. Conversely, in response to the more gentle energies of Venus, you might choose to play the Lover. As a result, your manner is softer, and you chose to employ seduction as your weapon of choice. Two ways of doing things, but with only one desired outcome: victory!
You feel more at home within yourself: content with the status quo on an emotional level, while retaining just the right amount of vest and get-up-and-go to contend with whatever crosses your path. It's a nice situation to be in. Important relationships stabilize without becoming too boring and routine. You have worked hard to craft a life rich in significant relationships. Most Leo will enjoy a happy week, content in the knowledge they are doing their bit to secure the happiness of those they hold most dear.
Changing tack for a moment: the impact of new technology or hurried government legislation might impact upon some self-employed Leo. However, transformative Pluto offers support to Venus (the Lesser Benefic) and may help insulate you from financial hiccups. It might take a little juggling with your resources, but that's almost become a way of life in some commercial sectors of the economy.
New love (or perhaps reinvigorated, enlivened love) appears to be a significant element of the week for numerous Leo. Perhaps you are reassured that something to do with a mysterious communication or an incognito journey was totally innocent after all. Happily reassured, you decide to let bygones be bygones. In fact, numerous Leo might decide it's time to make a new start in their love-life and turn their back on suspicion and mistrust.
It is interesting to note that the desire to break free from some old and restrictive routines might result in you making a clean break with the past and opening a new chapter in your life. Additionally, I suspect many love-struck Leo will receive numerous intriguing invitations that require a thoughtful response.
Unattached, single Leo eager to widen their sexual experience could be warned by their true — albeit jealous — friends not to substitute quantity for quality. Is this really the best time to jump on a sexual merry-go-round, they ask? Don't shoot the messenger. They are only trying to keep you safe. Isn't that what good friends are for?
Some Leo might experience disruptions to their domestic routine during the course of the week. Your freezer might go on the blink; your washing machine spring a leak or your hover give up the ghost. And ten to one, they'll do it at a most inconvenient moment. But that's life. Other Leo will be presented with challenges focused upon younger members of their extended family. Someone may start to assert their autonomy in unexpected ways. There could be a knock-on effect which focuses on your working life.
Married Leo with growing daughters or daughters-in-law experience a sense of apprehension by their mysterious behaviour. Are they planning a surprise party for someone, or could it be something even more outlandish and “off-the-wall”? Usually, you would just ignore the situation and let them do their own thing, but on this occasion, it's hard to dismiss your growing curiosity.
Closer to home, a small minority of Leo born, may experience a change in the tone and depth of an exceedingly personal emotion. Are things starting to go wrong between the bedsheets, or, do you suspect someone close is becoming less than honest with you over some sensitive subject. You feel the need to talk, but your efforts to clear the air meet with ambiguity, duplicity, and reluctance to engage in a meaningful conversation. But let me repeat, this is applicable to only a very small minority of Leo born. Consequently, this is unlikely to be of any concern to you personally.
Changing tact to financial matters: Venus and Pluto combine efforts in a potentially helpful manner. Consequently, many worries will be lifted from your shoulders. Assistance comes out-of-the-blue, so to speak. Moreover, the Lesser and Greater Benifics act in union to treat many a Leo to something special. Enjoy!
Winning ways and marital bliss seem well and truly embedded in this potentially auspicious week. The majority of Leo will have something to rejoice or celebrate, and your happiness will reach a crescendo.
Well folks, on that optimistic note I'll take my leave of you. So, until next time, look after yourself and don't “do out daft!” as they say here in Yorkshire. Finally, please care for others less robust and healthy than yourselves by wearing your facemask on public transport and in shops. As always, “God Bless and Protect”. Bye.
Guy Doleman: Astrologer
PS. All dates are approximations.
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