LeoJuly 22 - August 21
The fire is back Leo. On Sunday, we collectively experience the meeting of Mars (planet of action) and Jupiter (planet of expansion), in the sign of Aries. The fiery energy of this conjunction will begin to arise in the days before and continue to reverberate for days after – initiating us into a space of vitality, new paths and empowerment. The sky’s the limit with this kind of cosmic cocktail, and you’re here for it. Plus, Venus shifting into the earthy sign of Taurus brings a counterbalance of slowing down, into presence and beauty. A harmonious connection between the Moon and Neptune is gifting you a more active imagination, spiritual connection and inclination towards creativity. This can be a time where your life starts to flow more easily Leo – how and where you choose to channel this is up to you!
Key Themes: New beginnings, shadow work, will power, balance
Leo, this month is likely going to feel like a fresh chapter for you! With the magic of eclipse season still very much present, the waves of change are palpable and you’ll be feeling it. More than that, you’ll be growing alongside them.
On May 2nd, we see the planet of love (Venus) entering fellow fire-sign Aries, where it’s going to stay until the end of the month. This planetary transit will feel like a spark is being lit. Taurus season has meant that your life isn’t moving quite as dynamically as you’d maybe prefer, but that’s all about to shift.
A good channel to direct this energy arises on May 3rd, with a harmonious connection between Jupiter and Pluto. This day could bring you some epiphanies, revelations and ideas regarding how to relieve past pain points in order to move into your future dreams. It’ll be a powerful time for journaling, solitude and checking in on your emotional world.
Mercury goes retrograde on May 10th, and you might feel it through your interactions with broader social groups or communities. Remember, this could be either digitally or physically. There’s an invitation for you here, to find your sweet spot within all of your social networks and the web of human connection. Who are your real soul family? How can you strengthen and expand your foundation of like-minded friends?
Also on the 10th,, Jupiter enters the sign of Aries – expanding your journey of Self. This initiates a period where connecting to the basic core of who you are, will be extremely rewarding. It’s a time to connect to your primal desires, impulses and willpower. This means it could be a wonderful time to start more physically strenuous activities, reignite intimacy with a partner, or launch an idea into physical reality. A tension between Uranus and Jupiter on May 11 could bring an obstacle into this intention, but it may also provide an alternate (and even better) solution.
The Full Moon eclipse on May 16th is one of the most notable events of this astrological year. Here Leo, you’re invited into a deep dive into yourself. This will be a time to consciously examine your fears, triggers, limitations, and all that you usually choose to ignore. Booking a therapy session around this time will be particularly powerful – but if that doesn’t float your boat, the listening ear of a trusted friend can work just as well.
Mars entering its home sign of Aries on May 24 may start to turn up the pace of life, work commitments, and social appointments. But you’ll notice that Venus entering her home sign of Taurus on May 28th provides you with a remedy to turn down the heat. Taking moments to simply breathe, connect with the earth and your body will ensure that you don’t find yourself in a place of overwhelm. This year’s theme with the Lunar North Node in Taurus is largely about connecting to your body in a more powerful way than ever before, and this time can offer the perfect practice ground.
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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.