How The Last Solar Eclipse Of 2018 Affects Each Zodiac Sign On August 11

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August 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse Horoscope For Each Zodiac Sign In Astrology

The New Moon partial solar eclipse in Leo activates your zodiac sign's energy for 3 months.

On Saturday, August 11th, 2018 a New Moon partial solar eclipse will take place in the zodiac sign of Leo. This is the final solar eclipse of this year.

Both the Sun and Moon are visible, just slightly 'clipped'. Last year's Full Solar eclipse was an eye-opening experience. Eclipses open the gate to new experiences, change, and ask you to pay attention to what's going on in your life, or what will happen... soon. A New Moon by itself is meaningful, but this one sits by Mercury in Leo, which is also retrograde. It's a sign of new, internal beginnings, and in some cases, being a life long student of personal growth, and when in the sign of Leo, that joy, happiness, and love are on the way.

Eclipses happen on a predictable schedule and take place in sets. Each eclipse, whether partial or full, take place in zodiac sign pairs. For example, this month's partial solar eclipse is the partner eclipse to the partial solar eclipse in the zodiac sign of Aquarius.

Larger solar eclipses happen in cycles, too. Last year's full solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017 in the sign of Leo brought about energy that lasted for up to 6 months into the new year. Now, this month's partial solar eclipse helps to put the cap back on the pen, so to speak. 

Eclipse season holds special meaning for individuals who study astrology, but you don't have to believe in astrological theories in order to see the value of the last partial solar eclipse coming up this Saturday. It's a tap on the shoulder, a turning on of your spiritual lights. It's a time of change, flux and a reminder that the universe is always in motion — and you should be too. 

There are actually rituals used by new age advocates who believe in horoscopes, astrology and use it to understand the symbolic and magical meaning behind astronomical events. In fact, this particular partial solar eclipse forms something particularly meaningful — a Yod — also known as 'the finger of fate' or "touch of god' from the planets Neptune, which is in retrograde motion in the zodiac sign of Pisces to Pluto, also in retrograde, in the sign of Capricorn.

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Pluto retrograde is a time to review the dark side of your personality for the purpose of changing it into something positive. Neptune retrograde is a signal to seek the courage to follow your dreams and to be driven by faith and inner belief. Their position from one another is harmonious. Pluto is earthy and brings about change and the manifestation of objects that are visible to the human eye. When Pluto is retrograde, this something that a person receives personally. Neptune in Pisces, is exalted and in the sign that it rules. Neptune encourages joy through magic, while in retrograde, it's a signal to seek the magic within.

During a New Moon, the energy is believed to pull from the Sun to the Moon to prepare it for a new cycle of growth. The Sun in Leo represents things associated with the 5th House in astrology: fun, friendship, romance, creativity, and play.

Childhood, children and sibling relationships are also associated with the 5th House and are considered part of what Leo symbolizes in astrology. Leo also is the courage to change, the inner fortitude to do what's difficult including restraining yourself from making big moves when needed. All of these aspects reconnect last year's promise of growth through awareness and the need for change.

Last year's full solar eclipse in Leo was dedicated to awareness of the need to change. This year's partial solar eclipse, astrologically speaking, means those changes have started and until the full lunar eclipse comes around on January 21st, 2019 in the first degree will signal completion of that change cycle. People can mentally reset their goals and begin again, cosmically wiping the slate clean. 

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The eclipse takes place at 18 degrees of Leo, bringing together a 1 and an 8. There's leadership during the time of rebirth. The universe's asking you to take a little personal inventory, are you in a different place now than you were a year ago? Are things better or worse? Did you do anything to improve your situation? Did you know it's not too late to start over and try again.

In astrology, it's stated, "As is above, so it is down below". The universe's rhythms provide a welcome relief and far reaching signal using these types of aspects that mean something more than just a celestial event interpreted by astronomy. All zodiac signs get a light touch from the powers that be through the yod formed during this partial solar eclipse event. It's the finger of fate that turns on the light post saying to shine bright, be courageous and aware, and to live your life with honesty and personal integrity.

According to astrology, the August 11th, 2018 partial solar eclipse in the sign of Leo has energy expected to last for up to 3 months. To find out how it affects your zodiac sign, look down below for your horoscope reading.  

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, it's time to do another assessment in the area of love, romance and your commitment to self to add a little flair and fun into your life. Perhaps you have already begun to do things to improve your personal appearance, by being more creative with your wardrobe and hair. Adding a few select pieces of jewelry to your collection can bring new energy and a reminder to live life with bold colors. 

During this eclipse, there can be changes in your home related to news about children. Someone could decide to go off to college. A person close you may discover they are pregnant. Attitudes and progress related to family-intensive creative projects can change and become more lively, too.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, when you consider the things in your life that have provided you with a solid foundation or tools to grow, what comes to mind? Is it family or someone who was a mentor for you when you needed one?

Maybe you have another area of your life that has taught you the value of self-sufficiency and it's time for you to return the favor to another person in your tribe. It's circle of influence time for you and yours. Development of you strongest character traits — consistency, perseverance, and fidelity — all come to head and grow deeper roots.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, is there something you've just got to say to someone but you've not had the time or ability to get your thoughts off your chest? This eclipse season, you may find that a difficult conversation can come up with someone in order to begin a new way of engaging with one another. Perhaps you have looked forward to growing closer to someone for some time, and now the opportunity opens for you. 

If you've been working on a project that involves paperwork or some form of legal agreements, these may come up again and invite a review that takes things in a different direction. Don't be afraid to say what you think, especially if it's something you really feel will benefit you. Perhaps what's not be tried with someone else will come together nicely just for you.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, it takes a lot of courage to be a generous person. There's the fear of being taken for granted or having what you worked hard for used for a purpose that you don't believe in. Yet, you are a giver. What can you do? It's your burden to bear. But the good news is that this partial eclipse may provide a glimpse into future prosperity.

Perhaps a working situation will suddenly appear to be more fruitful than you had once imagined. You may even find that you are uniquely positioned to make changes in a place of business that you didn't realize before. Pay attention to things that involve money for this reason. Investment opportunities (or where to scale back on them) will be easier to recognize for you, over the next three months.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, what a wonderful time for you, Lion. You may have reached a new awareness that opened the door to creative growth, making an act of courage that required risking a change that affects the way you live, think, and even who you hang out with.

These changes will prove to provide an inner work for you to complete. From growing more courageous with each no you decide to clearly state to learning how to say 'yes' and mean it. Have you ever struggled with a fear of missing out? If you have, this is an opportunity for you to decide on focusing more on that one true thing you desire in your life to manifest it into reality.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, finding new friends sometimes means also discovering hidden enemies. You may not always like what you see, but the truth sets you free, doesn't it? It's the lessons of the journey that helps you realize who you really are in the face of adversity. You are learning that you can handle more than you realize, and there are times when you don't have to at all.

You can release certain people, places and things to god. The neat thing at this time is that your inner voice may even give you hints of things to come, if you listen to it. Try to allow yourself the time you need for introspection and quiet reflection.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, there are people who come into your life for a reason and for a season. Perhaps you made a good friend over the course of the past year and it's now time for that relationship to end. Or maybe a new friend has just entered your life, and you see that there's a specific and unique reason for your meeting, but this divine appointment comes with a time frame. 

Friendships of this nature have soul purpose qualities and despite the fact that some experiences aren't made to last forever, they are still timeless adventures with lasting memories. Treat your relations with special kindness. Be fully present and receptive to the love you receive and make goodbye something that is just as happy and beautiful as the first hello.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, work-related matters come into focus for you over the next few months. You may be cultivating new work relationships in order to develop your professional reputation with hopes of finding something bigger or better than you've done before.

There is no fast money in this climb to the top. Instead the universe is letting you know with a pat on the back that work performance definitely matters at this time. Put in the time. Give attention to what's in front of you. Focus on being the excellent person that you are. 

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, a desire to be free, to explore and to learn and accumulate more life experiences can come up with a vengeance. You may find yourself with an increasing desire to avoid the same thing you've always done for the sake of discovering new ideas, cultures and personal growth or development. This might be a time when you decide to travel to a new country or go out of state.

If you've been holding back on getting some additional training in a class, something may take place that makes you want to do it now. You could find that you are involved in a unique situation that brings spiritual lessons of growth from the inside out. If you've been neglecting the side of you that loves to try new things, you may decide it's time to make your self a priority, again.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, closing a door is easier said than done. Are you standing at some sort of an emotional cross roads in your life? Perhaps you have noticed that something you thought would last is now proving to have been flawed in some way. This could be a routine that you thought would work but it needs revamping.

Perhaps a relationship or partnership that you imagined would work well together, news can come in that there' a delay. You might even decide not to pursue the partnership at all. However you slice it, things are changing. It's a time for new changes and these all start (and end) with you.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, love and partnerships come together now in a new way. You may find that you have been focused on friendships for some time but now someone has made either a declaration of love, or lack thereof. You could find yourself entering a new relationship or even a working relationship where there's synergy.

This partial solar eclipse touches on matters related to the 7th House for your sign, so there can be talk about love; thoughts about love; reviewing of love, and lovers past and lovers coming in the near future. It's a time for love and growth, but of course, this is also going to be an intense time filled with emotional discovery. 

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, everything in life has a silver lining. A sad time can teach you to be more compassionate and to understand the depths of the soul. A good time can show you the heights of love and romance and that there really is no glass ceiling when it comes to matters of the heart and spirit. In light of all things, seek balance. Think of the world as one aspect and you are the other.

In the center, there is the truth. When you see a positive opportunity, give thanks and remember that this is a circle of life that you cross over once in a lifetime. Rejoice and prepare for the next mission that the universe entrusts you. Growing in spiritual maturity requires patience and awareness. Be good to yourself. Remember to give yourself permission to taste every last drop of the bittersweet life brings. 

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Aria Gmitter is YourTango's Horoscopes & Zodiac's editor. Like Aria on Facebook and send in your questions about astrology.