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This post is dedicated to Cecil the Lion.

May his death not be in vain and become a catalyst for change.

In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)

In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)

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Welcome to the first week of August, 2015. This should be mainly a positive yet mixed bag sort week. If nothing else, the week should be passion filled brought to us by four planets in Leo. By the end of the week Mercury moves into Virgo leaving the Sun, Venus and Jupiter to carry the Leo energies for a day or so until Mars comes to join the Leo party.

My mind turn nostalgic every year when the Sun is in Leo. Twenty nine years ago at a favorite local bar and restaurant, it seems about half of the employees had Leo birthdays. The owner decided to close up shop for one day and host a party for everyone. There were still people that wanted to have their wond party and after some discussion, these all morphed into one big one party that we called “Leo Fest.”

That first “Leo Fest” began with a covered dish cook-out at the bosses house. She said she wanted everyone to party on full stomach. After that the party continued as we followed a list of scheduled stops. Each stop served a different drink. Some were creative inventions like ice cream made with liquor, slushies, jello shots, or some fruit juice concoction someone came up with. The drink names were often imaginative too.

The party was such a hit that we did it again the next year and the next and the next. Soon it grew from a core of maybe 45 nearly 100 people and nearly 25 stops. Needless to say we had to take steps to keep things under control and keep everyone safe and out of jail. Drinking and driving was never and issue because almost everyone lived within a mile radius around a local university. I was told we sounded like a swarm of bees going down the street.

We have grown older, moved out of neighborhood, and lost connections, the group has grown smaller. This year about 20 gathered to have drinks, visit, then go out to dinner. There is something special about celebrating your birthday with a large group of friends. Makes me wish my birthday was not in the winter when the weather is bad. But I can’t imagine being anything but my Aquarian self. A few times I have even gotten snow on my birthday. That is pretty special to me.

blue-moonThis was also a Full Moon weekend. There were no difficult aspects to this moon and this made the energy even better for parties and other fun events. If you didn’t get that chance, you still have time to celebrate your life and move forward. Remember that the Full Moon is about finishing things up and moving on with life. The Aquarian energy added a team player aspect to things. This made get- togethers this weekend seem really special as old friends from far places were drawn back to the tribe.

The fun loving Leo Sun got a boost of individuality from the Aquarian Full Moon this weekend. The Sun is at home in Leo, is outgoing, full of drama, and enjoys life. No matter what your Sun sign, a Leo Sun makes your sun shine. Leo represents creativity and self expression, your life path, and who you are in the world. When this energy gets out of balance the result can a self centered. Use caution and don’t let the shadow side get the best of you and turn others away.

Venus is retrograde now and has moved back into Leo. She lends her love of beauty and razzle-dazzle to the Leo Sun. She is also asking us to look at our relationships. Don’t for a moment limit your thinking to love relationships. Venus takes ALL sorts of relationships into consideration. So at what is going on with family members or at work? Are you getting what you need out of a relationship?Are you in the right job? Are your needs being met? Are you eating right and in a good relationship with your body? Are you living where you want or need to be? This is the time to review all aspects or your life because they are all relationships of one form or another.

Venus retrograde is also asking us to evaluate our finances. This energy has been triggering my thinking of late and it could be doing the same to you. We all need to look at our finances from time to time. The planets are assisting us now to get in alignment with the flow from our I AM presence and the source of all that is. There is no better relationship. When we are in alignment the source, little can stand in our way and we are best able to assist others in making right choices in all these areas and live their best life.

lainfo.es-6042-jupiterTuesday Venus and Jupiter perfect their current conjunction. This expands all the goodness Venus has to offer so Tuesday should be a good day for us. Something to look forward to indeed. Who doesn’t need some more joy, love, happiness, and abundance?

Jupiter is in normally difficult aspects to both Neptune and Saturn this week. But the fact the he is in conjunction or near conjunction to Venus and Mercury, things might not be a difficult as the could be. None the less. Jupiter square Saturn can dampen the love and abundance aspect somewhat but this is more due to Saturn’s serious side than anything else.

Saturn turned direct in Scorpio August 1. He represents structure and loves to build. This is a good time to build new aspects in your life such as a business, a home, or relationship. Note, I did not say “start” one of these. With Venus retrograde, it is not a good time to start these things.

Scorpio ruled by Pluto, loves to tear down and get to the root of things. We can see structures both real and social be torn down due to this influence. I am not sure what is coming our way in the next few months but I would not be surprised by much I don’t think. Yes! There could be some BIG things happen, or not.

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I know this can sound gloomy but the positive side is this is brings out truth! One of my favorite words. The bright side of all this energy is that we will begin to get to the truth of things. What is your truth? What is the collective truth? As we become awakened beings, filled with light, we will be seeking and bringing in more and more truth. This energy will pick up even more once Saturn goes back into Sagittarius, the truth seeking sign.

Jupiter opposing Neptune is not necessarily bad either. However, it could bring out religion (Jupiter) and spirituality (Neptune) into the spotlight. It’s not as if we haven’t been dealing with these topics over the past couple of months and years anyway. Expect more. From what I see, the moral majority is not finished with us yet. At the risk or sounding like the liberal I am, I can’t wait until this is over. However, I doubt this will be over in my lifetime unless I live to 100 and I am not planning on that at ALL!

The Saturn square with Jupiter, Mercury and Venus this week is balanced with a nice Saturn trine with Mars. Mars is action. He wants to get up and do things but he has been touring Cancer and has most likely left you feeling low on energy. Many of you thought it was just the heat that had you feeling sluggish, but this transit has not helped things either. Come Saturday, Mars will be replace Mercury in Leo. Mars trine Saturn will help what ever we are working on take form. We meet the days with more purpose and we could find the traditional methods will work best for us. Pay attention to details.

Over all, this week could see lots of positive movement in our lives. I sure hope this is the case for you. If you do run into a snag here or there, remember to keep an open mind and be in the moment. Let go of your attachment to an outcome. Things don’t always work out the way we want but they always work out for the best. When we fight what we should be allowing, we only delay the Universe being able to give us the best.

Hope your week is as good as can be. If you are traveling on vacation or what ever, I wish you safe travels. Till next time…………….Peace!

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