Lots going on this week. Uranus goes retrograde. Sun enters Leo. New Moon in Leo. Mars FINALLY goes direct.
Uranus goes retrograde Monday. This means it will generate tight squares to Pluto yet again. Retrograde squares are more harsh as the need to finish things overlooked is important - and pressing. Past ideas may be reviewed. Uranus gave you some gems the past few months, and you may have missed them (intelligence, insights, inspiration, genius). Now its time to review ideas that crossed your mind and see if they might be worth a new look/effort. Energy is somewhat slowed, so you can check out the details. Focus and find the gems of inspiration you may have overlooked.
Wednesday the Sun leaves Cancer and moves to Leo. Your spirits will be brighter the next 30 days, and you will have a lift in your energy, your spirits and your moods. Get out and be seen. Dress Up. Laugh. Smile. Seek the limelight. It's just darn great energy you get once a year. Enjoy.
Saturday the new moon is in Leo. NEW NEW NEW stuff coming in, and it makes you happy and celebratory. New ideas. Change (theme of the year) can be really good now. Do what you've been meaning to do with gusto. And meet new people, new connections, new opportunities.
Holy cow and both the Sun (your inner core) and Moon (your emotions) are conjunct Jupiter (abundance, expansion) who just moved into Leo for a year. Va Va Voom! If you don't make some good changes in your life this month you never will. Now get out there in your Sunday best and show people how fun, interesting, charismatic and charming you can be, and doors will fly open.
If you've been smart, you've been doing your inner work this first half of the year, now its time to take it on the road and test out the new you. If you haven't done the work, enjoy a month of fun, and when the planets move into Virgo expect a harsh look at reality to hit you in the face. You can't run from your spiritual work now, and if you try, its going to be so much harder to face up to yourself later on. You're only running from yourself, which of course you can't do.
And last, but certainly not least, Mars, imprisoned in Libra since last fall is finally out of jail. So unhappy and trapped in Libra (the diplomat, the lover of harmony) has been driving" lets go, lets do it" Mars insane with all this hurry up and wait crap. It will take a week or so for Mars to realize its free, and stumbling into Scorpio is pretty much a dive off a cliff energy wise from how its been living. You'll get your bearings and get ready for action, but this week, starting Friday, just take it slow and steady. But with each succeeding day you'll feel more energized than the day before, like you've been let out of jail. But this release is a double edged sword. Mars in Scorpio is beyond driven. Its a my way or the highway energy and the ability to be quite ruthless and cunning. You must be very careful about the desire to manipulate. Plans and schemes will entice, but they will backfire. Mars here will also be inconjunct (an adjustment) to Uranus in Aries, and squaring (stress) Jupiter in Leo. It will also eventually conjunct transiting Saturn here in Scorpio, where again will be curtailed by Saturn and really, really pissed off about it.
I especially worry about the middle East and Ukraine. This is volatile stuff, and hot heads may well prevail here. And if personally you have ideas about controlling situations or people, plotting something unseemly, using covert methods to get your way...watch out, because when Mars hits that Saturn conjunction you will be stopped and it might not be very pretty. Saturn demands the last word and Saturn does not take undisciplined behavior lightly. So behave yourself, don't take short cuts, but do use this energy to further positive goals and advancements, just remember "The dark side isn't stronger, its just easier - more seductive" might apply here (Yoda from Star Wars). Don't succumb to that devil on your shoulder, temped though you may be. You're playing with fire (Mars IS fire) on steroids.
So you can see this next month (while so much is in Leo) is going to make us outgoing and optimistic (sunny), and mars make us want to charge ahead unbridled because our ego's are having a good time.
Develop self control and patience in your desires, and you'll be fine.