Leo (July 22-August 23)
Is this a moment of settling down, or of upheaval? The astrology for your sign this month presents two distinct scenarios, and how you respond to it will depend on a number of factors, one of which I will call your density level. This isn’t a concept I’ve used in my column before, so I will explain. Think of increased density as contraction, fear, resistance, denial, and the feeling of being stuck. Think of lighter density as expansion, a sense of flow, flexibility, alertness, and the sensation that you have the ability to choose. Taken on a denser energy level, the astrology of this month could be jarring, threatening to your security, and come with the sensation that changes are being imposed on you by outside forces. As you go to lighter, less dense levels of awareness, the astrology will feel more like being in the right place at the right time, putting down emotional roots and taking the opportunity to make productive, necessary and long-overdue changes. Looked at in the best light, the approaching combination of astrological factors describes a time of distinction between the past and the present. You’re being set free from negative attachments, seeming obligations, and a whole raft of family karma. This is an amazing opportunity for you, except for one thing: It’s entirely too easy to be attached to a low density level. It’s easy to be attached to the past. Therefore, focus on raising your vibration—and keep your mind focused on a vision for the future.