Leo (July 22-August 23)
Belief is a simpler matter than most people make it out to be, but in the grand illusion, it’s fairly complex. It seems to work in layers, which can contain different beliefs, some of which seem to be “hidden.” Those seemingly hidden beliefs can seem to work against our prevailing beliefs. I suggest paying attention to what I will call the ‘but factor’ in your inner dialog or decision process. That would go something like “This is true, but,” “I could live with that, except,” and so on. Look for the exception to the rule that seems to negate what you know to be true. This is functioning like a kind of censor. In order to make basic progress, to be happy and to live in a direct way, it will help a lot if you are clear about what is true for you. Any exceptions that arise tend to be the kinds of elements that make you doubt yourself, which as you know is painful. I suggest you listen to those voices of doubt and self-questioning and see if you can identify them. Whose voice is speaking inside you? Also, I have a clue from your astrology that each whispering of doubt will contain a goal or idea that will be helpful to claim. The affirmative is right below the negative. If you listen to and acknowledge the question or diversion your mind throws to you, you will find it much easier to tap into the creative idea right below.