By Flo Higgins
A Leo has star quality and they tend to take advantage of it in a loving way by serving as teachers, leaders and often as movie stars.
And, because they tend to really enjoy the stage, the Leo often finds fans of his work everywhere.
Leo is a fixed sign, which means they do not favor change. They also need respect, dignity and of course applause.
Because they have a king or queen complex, they enjoy being treated really well and are sometimes labeled “high maintenance people.”
So, if you do not pay plenty of attention to your lover, friend or teacher then find yourself another sun sign, because Leo needs and wants attention. Just watch Barack Obama, who is a Leo born on Aug. 4, 1961.
Not to give a Leo man, woman or child attention would be like starving your pet. It just should not happen. Leo is packed full of fun, but there will be a price. They need plenty of TLC.
People born this week: Tom Brady, Aug. 3, 1977; Billy Bob Thornton, Aug. 4, 1955; John Huston, Aug. 5, 1906; Andy Warhol, Aug. 7, 1928; Francesca Eastwood, Aug. 8, 1993; Dustin Hoffman, Aug. 9, 1937; and Whitney Houston, Aug. 10, 1963.
The Mercury retrograde period will be over in just days, early Wednesday morning, Aug. 8, as a matter of fact. So get ready to sign contracts, buy a house or car, whatever you have been putting off can be done. Best day would be Sunday, Aug. 12. So get ready for some fun.
Aries (March 21 to April 20) One surprise after another is the name of the game this week. So try watching for the new faces as they enter your life and don’t be surprised if one pal turns out to be a serious consideration for your future BFF. If you find yourself in the middle of an argument, call a timeout.
Taurus (April 21 to May 20) If there was ever a time when you wanted to move on, this is the time. But it might be kind to consider what making a change would do to those people who count on you for guidance. You may have more influence than you realize.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) The time has come to find a new direction to bring more meaning and fire into your life. So make the plan and next Wednesday, Aug. 8, when Mercury goes direct, get started. You will adore the changes you are making and the sense of direction you will know is right for you. Your period of procrastination is over. You life is changing for the absolute better.
Cancer (June 21 to July 20) There may have been a period of not knowing what to do, but by next week that time will be over and you will be on your way to a new you. The delay you have been experiencing is merely the darkness before the dawn. You are coming into a totally new time in your life and whatever you decide to do will be the first step.
Leo (July 21 to August 20) You may be learning to understand your needs and to learn to be patient while waiting for the right time to act on your needs. This is a big lesson and can’t be forced. For a Leo to be patient is an awesome undertaking and demands a certain amount of time and energy. You are well on your way to a new you.
Virgo (August 21 to September 20) Your work is your dream and if it is in the field of service you are in the right place. As you face the reality of who you really are, you will understand happiness. The more you work and the harder you work, the more fulfilled you will feel. So stay busy and understand your need to control your work attitude.
Libra (September 21 to October 20) As you continue to understand people’s needs, you will be more and more successful in your life. Since being involved in relationships is a strong part of your life, it might be wise to not only listen, but to watch how others react to your teachings and your energy. You are born to teach.
Scorpio (October 21 to November 20) As your social life increases it might be wise to understand the profound influence you have on those whose lives you touch. You are a strong force for the good in people and you might want to add some charity work to your agenda. The time has come to spread your wings and fly. You will love the new you.
Sagittarius (November 21 to December 20) It is time to end the delays in your life and move on. The higher your goals are now the more you will accomplish. So outline what it is you want to really do and then make a few moves. During this change of pace don’t forget your love of freedom. Look for some new ways to add to your income. Success for you is just around the corner.
Capricorn (December 21 to January 20) If you have been considering letting go of a few old ways then now is the time to act. You need more time to yourself. Once you get the time you will discover new, more successful ways to make some money. Your inner circle needs a few new members. So see what you can do to expand your horizons. It is time.
Aquarius (January 21 to February 20) Since you will use any excuse to put things off, you are now being forced to face some changes. This is good and you will be grateful in due time. In the meanwhile it is perfect timing to start making the plan. A new friend could help, so let him. It could work well for you.
Pisces (February 21 to March 20) Your career goals might expand. If they do, you will find a golden opportunity to find yourself and your new goals. A new opportunity will present itself shortly and it is up to you to grab it and make it work. A phone call about an old pal could really cheer you and put you in a new direction. So look at your to do list and get started if you can.
Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.