Mercury Retrograde begins on Sunday, starting off in the sign of Leo, and then entering Cancer the 19th of July. These next 3 weeks are about reflection, renewal, and restructuring. Leo, with Mercury currently in your sign, no one knows how much you may be going through it internally. Externally you project the image of having it all together, being full of life and happiness. But this retrograde will teach you how to be vulnerable, how to let your sadness guide you, and how to be empowered by what you feel. Let yourself dive into this metamorphosis, because you’ll come out renewed and stronger than ever.
Learn About Your Sign
Leo: July 22 – August 21
Ruler: The Sun
Where You’ll Find Them: At an audition, taking a selfie, or building an empire
What They Avoid: Waiting in line, dealing with paperwork, following orders
Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac, is all about spreading love, light, and glamor in the world. Ruled by the Sun, Leos are the center of attention, even if they don’t try to be. There’s something about Leo that screams “look at me!”, and it makes everyone stop and stare in awe and fascination. Leo’s symbol is the lion, and they have that natural royal aura about them that makes them natural leaders, inspiring us all to be our brightest, strongest selves. If it’s one thing that’s clear about Leo, it’s that they’re full of passion, power and ambition. They dim their light for absolutely no one.
Leo thrives in a career where they have the freedom to do as they please. Leos make great presidents, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, celebrities, artists, stylists, and creative directors. They are also quite adept politicians, skilled at the art of persuasion. Leos come off as super confident, even if it’s a front, and this often helps them get exactly where they need to be at rocket speed. Don’t get it twisted though — Leo knows that it takes hard work and dedication to get to the top of the professional ladder, and they’re willing to put in the work. It’s just that their patience will run thin if they’re dealing with people who aren’t as driven as they are. Leo’s professional team must really be supportive of their endeavors, or else they’ll search for something new.
Leo friends are the life of the party. They’re the ones you call when you’re feeling down and need a night on the town to lift your spirits. Leo does have a huge ego and can be quite prideful at times, though, and it can be difficult for Leo to admit when they’re wrong. But ultimately, despite their sometimes self-centered nature, Leos have big hearts and are extremely generous to those they love — sometimes to a fault. Leos must guard against frenemies or people who have a hidden agenda. Luckily, since Leo has such a positive outlook on life, they tend to attract more genuine supporters rather than secret haters. However, if they do attract negativity, Leo must be sure that their own shadow emotions of deep competitiveness and jealousy aren’t manifesting in their lives.
When it comes to love, Leo goes all out when pursuing someone who interests them. They love the chase, but they also love to be chased. Leo doesn’t have to play hard to get — everyone knows they are hard to get, and that’s because everyone wants them. Leo should avoid getting too cocky or confident though, because sometimes that can also cause problems in relationships if their significant other feels like they’re not enough for Leo. Leo’s standards are royally high, and they’re constantly seeking to be in a power couple dynamic with someone who can keep them on their toes. Deeply sexual and passionate, loving a Leo is the ultimate whirlwind romance. Wild and spontaneous, Leo likes to call the shots both in and out of the bedroom. Get ready for the ride.