LeoJuly 22 - August 21
Skymates, eclipse season is upon us, as just a few hours before the Sun enters Taurus, we will experience the New Moon Solar Eclipse in the last degree of Aries at 12:12 am EST on Thursday. For you Leo, this time will be about connecting with new perspectives. This means that some old ways of thinking may shatter in order to leave space for new ideas, philosophies and courses of study. An adventure is about to begin. This may have to do with traveling, or moving some place new. Or it may have to do with an inner journey that leads to new wisdom. It’s time to take the leap, followed by your intuition, not so much by facts. As Taurus Season swoops in shortly after the eclipse, we give way to a month where if something doesn’t have the well-being of all involved at its core, it won’t be worth trying to achieve.
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Key themes: Celebration and solar return energy, healthy habits, collaboration and flexibility
Lovely Leo, we’re officially in your season. The magical time of the year where the Sun enters its home sign and you (and our collective Leo fam) celebrate your solar return. With Venus having begun its retrograde through your sign, this month might feel a little more nostalgic than previous birthday seasons, yet this also brings a special flavor of depth and reflection. Over the next four weeks you’re going to be revisiting memories, as well as finding gratitude for the present, and simultaneously honoring your future. The point is, the focus this month is on your journey; your unique path, relationships, work, health, mental balance – and of course, your big lion heart.
The month begins with a Full Moon in your opposite sign (Aquarius), which activates your sector of relationships. This will be a good time to reflect on who sits within your inner circle, and why. Do you feel honored, supported and seen – in your relationships? Do you offer the same to the ones you love? What more would you love? What more could you offer, without overextending yourself? No rush with drawing conclusions. With the Lunar Nodal shift into the Aries-Libra axis, this is a balance you’ll be refining all the way through to January of 2025.
August 9th brings a wave of mental clarity, and/or (if the spark has been snuffed out) inspiration. Mercury in its home sign of Virgo will be harmoniously connecting with Jupiter; reminding you of the potential that each day (and indeed moment) carries when you bring your best to the table. There’s an invitation here to notice the way that you conduct yourself. Are you performing tasks out of love? Or on autopilot? Are your thoughts nurturing you? Or detracting from your experience. Virgo energy is all about refinement and wellbeing – both of which you’ll be deep diving into later on in the month.
And what a month it is! Our New Moon falls in your lovely sign on August 16th, and Leo, if there were ever a time to enjoy your own company, it would be around now. This moon invites you to deeply honor your sign’s signature vibes; pleasure, celebration, laughter and solar inner child energy. That could mean anything from dinner with your favorite people; spending an evening journaling; to watching that one movie that makes you cry-laugh. At its most elevated, Leo energy doesn’t take life too seriously. It non-judgmentally sees the divine in everything, and everyone – and that includes yourself.
Virgo season on August 23rd (on the same day that Mercury retrograde begins), invites you to take the momentum of your new solar cycle, and carry it into tangible and consistent steps. This might mean initiating new habits (think: more hydration, daily stretching or meditation). It could simply mean making an active effort to have a kinder self-dialogue, or to declutter your environment. With the retrograde going all the way through to September, you’ll be made aware of what areas of your life could use improvement – so a high degree of flexibility will be your friend here Leo.
That flexibility hint is taken a step further with Mars (the planet of action) entering Libra on August 27th. As one of the earlier signs of the zodiac, a fire sign, a fixed sign, and an archetype of individuality… working and relying on others may not be your natural instinct or cup of tea. This transit invites you to lean into what you don’t know – to honor the art of collaboration, and surrender. Tips: ask for more advice. Delegate. Suggest a brainstorming session with your team.
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.