Weekly Astrology Horoscopes for August 3 to 9, 2015

Weekly Horoscope Overview
Weekly Horoscopes for each Sign are listed below after the overview:

Written by Symbolic Living

The Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Mars
are all in Leo this week
Welcome to another week.

An event that pretty much all of us have been aware of recently is the unfortunate death of Cecil the lion. As most of you who follow me on social media are aware I firmly believe in the respect of all life, in all its forms.

With Jupiter, Venus retrograde, the Sun and Mercury all in Leo now it is fitting that a lion is getting a lot of media attention.

Mars enters Leo later in the week.

It’s so very unfortunate though that it takes such tragedies to occur before people pay attention to what’s going on in the world. In this reality though, there are so many instances like this that happen on a daily basis, that get only minimal media coverage. But, each time we do hear of such events, we see that it strikes a chord in the hearts of so many, because deep down inside, we all know that life is something to be valued and cherished. Venus retrograde in Leo will continue to bring out a lot of love, pain, and deeper awareness in the hearts of many now for what has happened to Cecil and so many others.

I personally find hunting for “fun,” or considering killing anything as a “game” is an absolutely revolting frame of mind  which only holds us back from evolving towards a more loving, conscious way of life. I can not fathom how anyone can find joy or pleasure in killing anything.

The same thing happened not long ago with the endangered Black Rhino, and following social media accounts as I do that promote the protection of wildlife has shown me that this type of “trophy” killing is so very common to artificially satisfy the low egos of those who like to show off publishing pictures of their “great accomplishment.” I could certainly go on about this for a while as animals, and all life, hold a very dear place in my heart. It is heartbreaking to know that this type of thing goes on the world at the hands of selfish, self-centered, inconsiderate, ego-driven people.

Venus now retrograde in Leo is such a strong omen for bringing love back into focus, and acknowledging the value of life and all that is created. Leo is a sign of enjoying life, and being creative, and so now with Venus in Leo (along with many other planets), there is much focus on how we can make the world a more loving place where life deserves to be honored. More about Venus in Leo below.

As well, with Uranus retrograde in Aries now, this speaks to the importance of individuality recognized on the personal and on a collective level. As an outer planet, Uranus addresses more global and societal shifts in perspective. We all value our personal freedom, and so as people striving to live more consciously, it is important that we also recognize that all life deserves freedom to live their life as an independent being on it’s own journey, with its own purpose and meaning in the world. There has been such a strong push for individual rights and freedoms with Uranus in Aries. Animals rights is another part of this process of awakening.

Uranus will not be in Aries again until 2094! This is an important stage in our lives where rights and freedoms of individuals are in focus.

With the Full Moon in Aquarius last week, the importance of life reaching the collective consciousness has been brought to our attention more fully. A Full Moon in Aquarius speaks to how we need a sense of liberation in our lives to be who we are, and to also let other people and animals, like Cecil, to also have their right to live and be who they are. Within that lion there was a being, yes a different physical form than a human, but no less important as part of life on earth than a dog or a cat. It is the same life force energy, the ultimate creative force, that is in each and every one of us.

It used to be that hunting was a requirement for food and survival. Now, people do it for "fun." This is another sign of how far gone humanity has gone from respecting the earth and life as sacred. The only way we can start to create change is by acknowledging the reality we are creating.

Neptune has been in Pisces for years continuously reminding us that we need more compassion in the world and to live more in tune with the sacred.

As we begin the week, we have Jupiter in Leo connecting with Saturn (now direct) in Scorpio on Monday. Both Jupiter and Saturn are just about finished being in these signs, moving forward and preparing for their stay in the next signs (entering Virgo and Sagittarius respectively).

This is about preparing to open new doors. It is a transformational time where we see the purpose and meaning of life with wider eyes while looking at the stark reality of life and death, endings and beginnings. The opportunity here is that we can each be reborn in a grander vision for our lives. Saturn has already been through his descent into the underworld having been retrograde in Scorpio, and is now ready to rise like a phoenix. But to grow, it takes work.

Know that whatever you put your best efforts towards with consistent effort has great potential. It does take patience and time, but whatever you want to grow towards and change in your life is being given a green light and is supported now. Saturn offers real-world results, when we stay the course. Step by step, as you move closer to your vision for your life, with the intention of creating something that lasts, you will find yourself growing.

Hopefully with Saturn having been retrograde for months and dipping his toe back in Scorpio in June, you’ve had a chance to purge yourself of any doubts or attachments that may have held you back.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Venus and Jupiter align near the very end of Leo. So, now we have both Venus and Jupiter in square to Saturn. Replace your doubts with love, hope and faith and know that you can align your heart to a much bigger vision.

Venus retrograde continues to go deeper into Leo this summer. This is such an excellent time to explore your own personal creativity. Get out your paint brushes, explore your vocal range in the shower, try new clothes for fun. This is about getting creative. It is such a great time to go back and pay attention to some of your favorite artists and musicians that you were into years ago or as a child. Nostalgia is such a great feeling to have now to remind you of when you felt creatively engaged in life. What are your favorite entertainers up to all these years later?

It’s also a good time to feel attractive for fun. It doesn’t need to be serious, and long-term changes to your look aren’t recommended while Venus is retrograde. But, exploring temporary, changeable looks can be a lot of fun, giving you a chance to discover new creative ways of experiencing your life. Textures of materials you wear, colors of your wardrobe, fun jewelry, all these things can be enjoyed for the pleasure of feeling connected to re-imagining your own personal style. You could like one thing one day and not the next, so it’s not recommended you spend a lot of money to change things up. You can explore your creativity while still being frugal.

A retro style with vintage clothes can give you a different vibe tapping you into the energy and experience of a different time. Paintings and photographs, the way older films are filmed and edited can give you a different appreciation of how people develop and evolve their creativity. Listening to the nuances of vinyl or 8-tracks, cassette tapes or even a gramophone can be a pleasure. Just have fun exploring.

Through this process you can get to know your likes and dislikes better which helps you get a better understanding of your character traits and personality. With Venus retrograde in Leo, it’s a time to learn to accept, value and love yourself for your unique qualities. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone or get approval from others to love yourself just as you are.

Those of you that dislike what you look like on camera, how you appear on video, or what your voice sounds like on audio recordings, may find that you realize it’s not such a big deal now. By accepting yourself you change everything. Love yourself for all your quirks and unique qualities. Leave judgment out of the way, so you can just be comfortable enjoying who you were created to be. Respect yourself and love your life. Radiate love within your own heart. This is a trend to explore for the rest of the summer.

On Thursday, Mars in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio trine in harmony. This is having an emotional drive to move forward with determination and perseverance. Whatever you feel strongly about, you can use that desire to manifest real change in your life. What is it that you want to take action towards that can make a real difference in your life. It’s a great time to put a plan in place that focuses on finding more personal comfort and security by getting yourself out of debt as well. Getting excited about overcoming financial burdens that have been sticking around for far too long can empower you to make real, concrete progress.

All of the above is sure to be more pronounced and on your mind by Thursday this week when Mercury meets up with Venus in Leo and also speaks to Saturn. A shift in mentality towards love becomes more personal and the importance of thinking responsibly strengthens. The mind has a magical quality, but must overcome doubts in order to more easily draw on the law of attraction. Creatively, where have you been holding yourself back from letting your talents live and shine within you?

Then on Friday, Mercury enters Virgo at 3:14 p.m. ET. A healthy mind makes all the difference. Eating well so your brain can function at its optimum will help you make better decisions and plans. This is a great time to put more formal plans in practice and have more structure in your routine. Organizing your emails, formatting documents, and getting yourself set up for efficiency will support clearer thinking processes.

On Saturday, Mars enters Leo at 7:31 p.m. ET. bringing more attention, strength and power forward, especially for the fire signs. Creativity gets a strong boost of empowerment. Some can become even bossy and forceful with the male energy dominating. This would be a great time to welcome this new sense of empowerment playing sports. Action packed movies will be enticing.

This Weekly Horoscope will be updated with more inspired insights as the week progresses. Come back Thursday for a recap and reminder for this week's astrology.

I hope you all have a wonderful, abundant week. Thank you for reading and sharing the love. Namaste.

Quick Overview of where the planets are this week:

The Sun is in Leo
The Moon travels from Pisces to Gemini this week
Mercury enter Virgo on August 7 at 3:14 p.m. ET
Venus retrograde is in Leo from July 31 to October 8
Mars enters Leo on August 8 at 7:31 p.m. ET
Jupiter is in Leo
Saturn is direct in Scorpio
Uranus is retrograde in Aries from July 26 to December 25
Neptune is retrograde in Pisces from June 12 to November 18
Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn from April 16 to September 25

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Weekly Astro-Tarot Horoscopes for each Sign - Insights and Advice for August 3 to 9, 2015:

Aries: You have the right to be you, and the only way for you to be you is to consciously wake up to, and align with, your authentic self. With Uranus retrograde in your sign, a bit of a rebelliousness can develop as you discover where you most feel free as you. This is good. This is character development that will be with you for a long time. Mars enters Leo this week giving you a creative edge. Have fun, and enjoy the spotlight. However, be careful that you don’t get bossy and grandiose with a sense of entitlement. Feeling empowered is best when you lead by example and draw positive attention.

Taurus: You could have fun decorating your home this week with temporary changes that liven up your space. Permanent changes are not recommended now, but window shopping is a great way to flush out your ideas. If you work from home, this week you may recognize the real value in what you have been doing. Home based businesses can be a lot of work, but working with a partner can prove valuable. Overcoming obstacles creates space for new, abundant energy. If you have the urge to gamble, know that your best financial rewards come from working hard on something meaningful. If you have fears of intimacy, an open heart will challenge your inhibitions. Appreciation of what you have goes a long way.

Gemini: You love to talk, and know what’s going on, but insistent, overt curiosity could put you in a pickle this week if you come across as too nosy. You do best when you speak in kinder, gentler ways this week in the spirit of joy. Tackling your disorganized paperwork, emails and the like may be tedious and challenging, but will open space for better practices once you get through the drudgery. You bring best results when you are intelligent and practical this week. Use your common sense. A more quiet curiosity help you to better discover how life works.

Cancer: Enthusiasm for life is so good for you now and will help you break free, and push through wherever you’ve felt limited. A dose of reality helps you to kick into gear a more creative lifestyle. This week is very much about you flipping things upside down to look at the underbelly of your motivations so you can get real about how high you want to go in life. Your goals, and career, are especially potent areas of focus and they become more clear once you’ve had a chance to loosen up. Go to a movie, go for a run, or get a massage to switch up your energy and welcome in a change of pace.

Leo: Self-love is an important part of your growth now. It is especially important for you to acknowledge how you’ve been limited by the conditioning of others imposed upon you throughout your life. Whoever close to you that instilled doubts, they were most likely projecting their own limiting beliefs about themselves. This is a time where you can take charge of your own identity and live true to what you know and believe about yourself regardless of what anyone else thinks. You don’t need to prove anything to anyone. Let go of emotions from the past, so you can move on towards living your truth.

Virgo: As a more logical thinker you may feel a bit of restriction in your beliefs this week and you may mull over a lot of difficult questions that may not have clear answers. A message in a film, random not-so-great news, or something you’ve heard in the media may be on your mind. You may also feel a little indecisive this week, but as the week progresses you’ll start to feel more like yourself. Once Mercury enters your sign, you get a fresh perspective and start to think about yourself in new ways. A healthy frame of mind helps you to feel more in tune with who you identify yourself to be.

Libra: If you have any people in your life that leave you feeling doubtful, insecure, or less than valued, this can be a good time to get real. Feeling sure of yourself, feeling secure and abundant is an important part of living your life confidently. People who offer you their very best are those to be around now. Entertainment and fun is good for you this, but you should be careful that you don’t overspend to meet excessive expectations of colleagues or friends. Whatever your level of finances, wisely choose to be around those that respect your budget and don’t get you into debt. Short term limits are helpful when you aim for long term gains. An open heart and mind helps you overcome doubts.

Scorpio: Saturn is now direct in your sign. He’s just about finished his long visit with just a few more weeks to go. Your confidence in yourself has likely been a roller coaster for long enough, but you’ve become stronger in the process. This week your higher ambitions and goals would like lots of attention. It is when you can see yourself as a phoenix rising from the ashes, releasing what was, that you are able to understand the wisdom in your corner now. Loving what you are going for, with a big vision, can help you rise above internal conflicts. Focusing on sharing joy helps to diminish an overly serious tone. Patience helps bring wisdom.

Sagittarius: This is the last full week of Jupiter in Leo. Have your fun now, as life will get a bit more serious and work oriented in the coming months. It’s summer after all, you deserve to enjoy the pleasures of life. Having fun is one thing, but laziness, procrastination and a lack of responsibility is another. Being actively engaged in life helps keep your frame of mind up and running. Imagine yourself living your best life to help you feel alive and strong. How you enjoy life can be a very personal thing, and you may find you’re starting a bit of a personal revolution now. Enjoy new experiences and new forms of entertainment and you’ll create joy that feels refreshing and right for you.

Capricorn: You may feel like some of the old friends or people you once associated with are changing. Maybe you’re the one changing, and you simply don’t feel like your alliances are what they once were. Now that Saturn is direct, you can move forward creating new karma for yourself and new karmic bonds. The law of attraction is more powerful for you now, so choose wisely what you want to let go of and what you want to take forward with you. Your emotional state is going through a shift now. Your intentions on ethics and practical, responsible choices for your life helps you soar towards new territories. Ride the wave, and look for stable ground.

Aquarius: I can hear that George Michael song Freedom playing in the background of your life now. This is personal freedom, fresh starts and new ways of communicating who you really are. Your inspiration helps to create new possibilities for your life. Partnerships are important now and a closer, more intimate relationship with those dear to your heart can bring much joy to your life. Enjoy the company of those who shine true to themselves and allow you to be you in return. Be sure that you don’t carry an energy of needing to impress others. This is a time for you to be clearer on what you think of your authentic self, regardless of what anyone else thinks.

Pisces: You will likely feel like your personality holds some strong characteristics now. Mars and Saturn are power players that are in harmony with you now, adding determination to enjoy a fun and purposeful life. Do you love what you do day in and day out? This is a time to redefine your purpose, to move forward with energy and enthusiasm. Whatever was painful in your life, this can be a week where you see the value in letting go. Bringing intelligence and creativity to your everyday practices, your work routine and your lifestyle, can feel enlivening now. Think smart, responsible and intend the best, and your days will feel brighter. Your hope and confidence can be restored this week. See the good and what’s right in your life and it will only get better.

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