LeoJuly 22 - August 21
These final days of Leo Season are all about checking in with ourselves regarding ways we consciously or unconsciously keep ourselves small. It’s not too late to break out of your comfort zone, you know. Leo, with Mars entering Gemini this weekend too, for 7 months, you’re likely to be feeling more social and extroverted, and this is making you open up to new people and experiences. People who once viewed you as intimidating may suddenly approach you and feel more at ease with you now, and you may be astonished at how well you vibe. Let yourself be pleasantly surprised by how your social circle expands during this transit.
Key Themes: health, habits, relationships and self-love
Leo, the bulk of August sees the sun transiting your sign… which means Leo season is still going strong!
Because of the retrogrades taking place this month, the month could feel a little slower than usual – but with it being the time of your solar return you’ll probably still feel like you’re on fire anyway (in the best way)!
Mercury leaves your sign to enter Virgo, on August 4th. Virgo tends to activate your sector of health and body Leo, meaning this month in general will be a great time to reconnect with sensuality and health. This could mean means implementing a fitness practice, eating well – or demonstrating self- love through techniques like daily self-massage, or a dope skincare routine.
Magically, on August 11th Venus is entering your sign. This is the kind of transit that highlights and magnifies beauty. The next few weeks will be a wonderful time to connect with nature, to get off your phone, and fall into presence with the rhythms of the Earth. It might seem like plants and animals and turning it up – because with Venus (the planet of beauty) in your sign, it’s like abundance is pointed at you! Enjoy!
We also see a Full Moon in Aquarius on August 11th. This moon is going to be activating your sector of relationships. Leo, this means it could be interesting to me to reflect on your relationships, as a whole. That is; the ones that are forming, that already exist or those which have fallen away. Things can always take a nostalgic turn around your solar return, so be gentle with yourself here. Pay attention to the friends that are really on your team, versus those who are there for less loving reasons. Who we choose to surround ourselves with, should reflect back to us a sense of self-love and self-value. This means the Full Moon will be one for either celebrating the fact that this exists, or making space for new relationship dynamics.
Fortunately, Mars entering Gemini on August 20th, will probably have you feeling more social than ever. It could be a good time to meet some new beings, or to reconnect with old friends with whom you’ve fallen out of touch.
We wrap up Leo season when the Sun enters Virgo on August 22nd. This is the first new season out of your solar return – and one to solidify some new good habits. That’s really what Vigo is about; a sign that endorses clean eating, a healthy routine, social media mindfulness and healthy relationships. You’ve got a fresh twelve months ahead of your next solar return – you can use each minute to honor yourself.
Leo, Uranus retrograde on August 24th is going to bring shifts to your career and finances. Depending on your mindset – this can be incredible or incredibly expansive or a reflection of limitation. Regardless, this retrograde invites you to innovate, expand beyond what you already know. It’ll be a time for thinking outside the box as to how you can earn your living, as well as how your career path can allow you to expand even further, into revealing more of the glorious person that you already are.
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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 glamour 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 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 there’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. It may take them a while to get to this level of self-confidence, though.
Leo thrives in a career where they have the freedom to do as they please. Leos make great presidents, CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, artists, stylists, and creative directors. They are also quite adept politicians, skilled at the art of persuasion. Leos often appear to be 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 team must really be supportive of their endeavors, or else they’ll search for something new.
As friends, Leos are often 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 than secret haters. However, if they do attract negativity, Leo must be sure that their own shadow side, such as their legendary competitiveness and jealousy, aren’t wrecking havoc in their lives. The key is for them to admit when their shadow is creeping up.
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 keeps 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. They’re the type of ride you never want to get off of.