The King/Queen of the celestial jungle is experiencing Mercury’s Retrograde in Leo from July 25-August 18 much the same way as the lion regards hordes of buzzing flies swarming around hardearned prey: as a distracting annoyance to roar one’s way through. The trouble with roaring is that flies may have entered your open mouth, leaving an unpleasant taste behind. Mercury goes Direct in your sign on August 18, retracing his path through the end of the month, giving you the opportunity to spit out undigested flies or flat-out lies, especially the ones you may have told yourself when you’ve felt your authority challenged by Retrograde Mars in Aquarius, your solar opposite. The Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Leo on August 11 comes to shed light on what may have been obscured since early July. You shine brightest while using your tremendous charisma and personal power to lift others out of dark places.