Intrigue, drama, entrances and exits – there’s never a dull moment this month. Luckily, Leos tend to enjoy the drama. Much of the action happens in the first three weeks before the Leo birthday year begins. Around the July 2nd and 3rd, a total eclipse of the sun signals a new start in the solar house of your private life, institutions and in-laws, often arriving in the form of news or a message. This will lead to the release of something on the second eclipse on July 16-17 regarding your daily routine, job or health. Mercury, which rules cars, computers and communications, is in trickster mode all month and will influence your image, sense of self or appearance until mid-July when it too begins to affect your private life. Change is definitely afoot here but with Mars boosting your drive and determination you can get to grips with any unexpected events. The Sun is happiest when it’s in your sign so you’ll be feeling its rays lifting your spirits from July 23. Then on the 28th it is joined by love planet Venus, which continues to ramp up the warmth.
Best days: July 5-6, 15