LEO (July 22–August 23)
Sun in Leo through August 22 is normally your annual party time; this year it's a house party with a tiny, exclusive guest list. Surprising realizations when Sun squares Uranus August 2; Full Aquarius Moon August 3 reveals the reliability of your most significant friendships. Who shows up for you when the going gets tough? Powerful ego-based defense mechanisms kick in August 16 at the Sun's trine to Mars. Sun conjunct Mercury August 17 empowers the hard truth. New Moon in Leo August 18 renews resolve, strengthens hearts, reveals priorities; Sun entering Virgo August 22 is an emotional anti-inflammatory.