LEO WEEK 2 – AUGUST
LEO – Week 2, 13th August
Sun in Leo until 24th August, then Virgo
This is one of those weeks when if it can go wrong then it probably will. This can be anything from the washing machine deciding to let go as you are walking out the door to something like an accident on the motorway which just stops you. You may also be feeling the weight of duty and obligation up on your shoulders and may find your plans are thwarted by those in authority.
Love and Romance
The planet of desire Venus has moved into your sign bringing her grace and charm to shine down upon you. So, if you are looking for a new lover then now is a good time to attract one to you. You may well take the decision to invest in yourself and get your hair done or buy some new outfits and generally revamp your image.
Prosperity & Opportunity
There is likely to be a focus on your material wealth and security which may have more than a few challenges. Those in authority may stand in your way and cause you frustration. Your anger may well boil over however it is not likely to serve you well. If you act on impulse, then you may well find that these come back to you in a negative form.
Phases of the Moon
Waxing Moon: 5th August in Scorpio, Time to set your intentions…
Full moon: 12th August in Aquarius, Make a wish today…
Waning Moon: 19th August in Taurus, Reflect on your progress…
New Moon: 27th August in Leo, Make a new start today…
Venus in Cancer until the 12th and then Leo.
Mars In Taurus until 21st August and then Gemini.
Jupiter in Aries all month. Yippee! Go Go Go….
Gemstone for August – Peridot
The ancient Romans wore peridot rings in battles as it symbolized strength and provided protection against the enemies.
Conversely, the ancient Egyptian priests ground the stone into a powder before mixing it with potent drinks to be used in ceremonies as they believed that drinking this concoction would bring them closer to nature. Peridot is regarded as a powerful detoxifying agent. The stone is also thought to improve blood circulation, enhance metabolism, strengthen the immune system and boost digestion. It also has the ability to eliminate stress and dispel apathy and exhaustion.
In modern times, wearing peridot jewelry can help increase financial solidity and contentment in your life. The stone is widely associated with prosperity, loyalty, love, honesty, faithfulness, and optimism. The notion that it reduces stress and eliminates negative thinking, can help enhance harmony, particularly in marriages and other human relationships. Essentially, experts in gemstone significance suggest that the stone can prevent jealousy and anger in relationships.
Furthermore, peridot can also help improve mental health and boost spiritual wellness. It is associated with the heart chakra, also green, and wearing it close to the heart is said to cleanse it of negative emotions, leaving the wearer feeling light, blissful and ready to love.