If you’ve been drowning in feels, struggling with everyone’s crabby attitude, and having a generally rooooough time the past few weeks, you’re in luck! The Sun emerges from the depths of Cancer and finally rises into fun-loving Leo on July 22! The mood is carefree, confident, and, ok yes, a lil’ over-the-top (but in the best way.) Fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are thriving during the next month’s fiery vibes, but the heat of Leo season may be a little much to handle for fixed (read: stubborn) signs Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
In astrology, almost every sign has to share its planetary ruler with another sign. Leo is an exception and the only sign ruled by the Sun—how fitting, since every Leo has to be the center of attention! The Sun represents your ego, creativity, and sense of self, so Leo season is the ultimate time for feelin’ yourself. It’s the sign of royalty, recreation, and romance, so you’re more focused on doing things that you want to do over work or running errands. It’s also worth noting that Saturn, planet of responsibility, is at its weakest in Leo, so it makes sense that the next month puts you in a very “all play, no work” mindset.
On top of feeling confident AF, the luckiest astrology of the entire summer takes place during this Leo season! Just a few days after the Sun enters Leo, Venus, planet of love follows right behind on July 27, meaning that your love life is glowing up and boosting your confidence even more, plus Mercury Retrograde (FINALLY) ends on July 31! Even better: Jupiter, planet of luck, has been retrograde for a few months now and starts moving in the right direction again on August 11, so the whirlpool of feels that you had for the past couple months exits stage left. Oh, and to make things even better, the best day for anything related to love, pleasure, and beauty—called the Venus Star Point—occurs on August 14, so by the end of the month you’re putting on your crown, ascending to your throne and fully embracing the fierceness and queenly vibes of Leo season!
So, now that you’ve heard all of the good news (and TBH that’s only the half of it, I could probably go on for days about how f*cking great Leo season will be this year) there are a few things you need to look out for. You know Leo’s reputation for being the most self-absorbed, egomaniacal sign? This could manifest as being self-conscious and only seeing parts of yourself that you don’t like. Instead, focus on what you love most about yourself, and hang out with your ride-or-dies—use this positive energy to be around the people who gas you up the most. You also run the risk of acting selfish or being unable to see anyone’s POV besides your own. Leo is as stubborn as they come, so you’re way more likely to blow the tiniest disagreement way out of proportion right now. Your persistence in hogging the limelight can also make you so needy for attention that you act out however you can to get people to notice you. Let people have an opportunity to show off after you’ve had your turn so you don’t become the antagonist in someone else’s show.
If your summer break has been a total flop so far, 1) you’re not the only one and 2) this Leo season basically guarantees to make up for it. Over the next month, you’re able to turn this train wreck of a summer around into liiiiterally the best one ever! Put on a full face of makeup just to take some cute selfies and watch the likes pour in, get a Venti tie-dye frappe from Starbucks because it looks just as extra and colorful as you feel, and do everything with a little extra drama—Leo season makes the world feel like a stage, so it’s time to play!
Read below for your Leo season horoscope!
You know the feeling when you’re in a deep sleep and all of a sudden your alarm starts blaring and you literally fly out of bed? That’s Leo season for your sign. Cancer season was low-key (high-key) a nightmare for you, and now that it’s over, you’re ready to take on the world. Oh, and your love life is off the charts for the next four weeks, too!
Leo’s the most self-aware sign, and this month helps you get in touch with yourself by reconnecting you to your roots—that is, your past, your fam, and your life at home. You’re not having much of an action-packed time, but you’re talking with your relatives more, sprucing up the feng shui at home, and taking plenty of time to catnap when you can.
Fiery energy like Leo season’s is über compatible with your air sign qualities, so you’re having a great (but super busy) month. Your phone’s blowing up with hella hotties sliding into your DMs, hundreds of texts every day in your squad’s group chat, and invitations to more social soirees than even you can handle!
You’re getting to know yourself better in the realm of what’s valuable to you this month, aka your possessions and your paycheck. When that direct deposit hits, treat yourself to a new outfit or a fun night out—you deserve it! Don’t give in to the temptation of bragging about your $$ though, unless you want to come off as materialistic (and TBH, p annoying.) Your valuables are the main focus right now, but so are your values.
Happy birthday! You feel completely drained by Cancer season, so be as extra as you want this month—it’s all about you! Come out of your shell and sashay into your birthday month with elegance and pride, mama! It’s time to celebrate, and for the next few weeks you can showboat yourself without taking any crap about it from anybody!
The next month is a party for the other signs, but you’re likely to get caught up on feeling the self-conscious aspect of Leo season. You’re a little more lonely now because you’re being pushed to come to terms with who you are deep down when nobody else is around. Learn to love yourself without being validated by others. Meditate, journal, and pay attention to your dreams, and you’ll discover things you never knew about yourself.
Of all the signs (other than Leo), yours is partying hardest this month! Your chart’s zone of friendship and social circles is activated by the Sun, so everywhere you turn, there’s a friendly face or someone new to connect with. You’re with your squad 25/8 right now, everyone thinks you’re the life of the party, and you’re feeling fine as hell!
Leo season makes it feel like you’re in a pressure cooker at work—you’re getting more in-tune with how you present yourself to the public and your reputation. Your boss is paying extra close attention to you now, but as long as you do your best, a big bonus or promotion is coming your way. Don’t crack under the stress–you got this!
Leo season is activating your chart’s zone of higher education (booooring) and travel (hell yeah!) so even if you don’t have a trip officially planned this month, don’t count out the possibility of taking a last-minute vacay this month! Even if it’s for work or school, it’s safe to say the next few weeks are mind-expanding and help you learn more about yourself.
Behind your stone cold, aloof demeanor, you’re a total softie with a heart of gold—even if you’d rather die than let anyone know it. Don’t be such a hard ass this month, Capricorn. Leo season is activating your chart’s zone of intimacy, so opening up to your S.O. or finding someone special to connect deeply helps you learn how to feel feelings (scary, I know) and let your walls down, even if it’s just for a few weeks.
Your chart’s zone of relationships is activated by Leo season’s bright energy, so the focus of the next month is on your one-on-one connections like your best friend, business partner, or your boo. Basically, you’re learning more about yourself through the role you play in relationships. You’re getting in touch with your best qualities through your most solid bonds, but you’re also being asked to face your more negative traits as they become more prominent through any unstable partnerships you may have.
Leo season’s vibes help you learn most about yourself by highlighting your day-to-day routine. How’s life at work? What about your health? Are you checking off everything on your to-do list, or is the stack of errands you’re “gonna do tomorrow” getting a little out of hand? This month, you’re reworking your schedule, finding your motivation, and figuring out what sparks joy in your daily routine as you tidy up your life Marie Kondo- style.