Your Leo Season Horoscope
Take center stage while the Sun moves through expressive Leo!
By Emily Trinkaus
Get ready to roar! The Sun visits the bold sign of the Lion in July and August of each year, signaling a collective turn toward fun, celebration, romance, and creativity. The exact dates can vary slightly, but typically the Sun sets up camp in this fixed Fire sign from from July 22-August 22.
Make the most of the Sun's passage through Leo by checking out your sign's horoscope below.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The heat is on and you're loving it, as the Sun energizes your 5th House of Self-Expression. This is the ideal time to launch a new creative project or take your creativity in innovative directions. Amplify your attractiveness -- and your opportunities for romance -- by speaking from the heart and generously sharing your gifts. Letting healthy self-confidence morph into excessive pride blocks the intimacy you desire.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Use this fiery burst of inspiration to create (or re-create) the home of your dreams as the Sun's rays activate your 4th House of Domesticity. Any home-improvement projects that have been on the back burner are ready to come to the forefront. Past relationships could surface now, inviting you to release old attachments. You might need more emotional support than usual -- don't be afraid to ask for it.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You're the messenger of the zodiac, and this month your communication skills are highlighted as the Sun visits your 3rd House of Thought and Information. Harness the Leo Sun's potent creative energy by exploring multiple viewpoints and then take the risk of sharing your message with the world. Releasing fixed perceptions based on past partnerships opens the door to new romance, perhaps right in your neighborhood.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The Leo Sun presents opportunities for getting creative with your finances, lighting up your 2nd House of Personal Resources. Have you been contemplating new approaches to bringing in income? Perhaps something that feels like more fun and where you get to be your own boss? You have extra confidence in the financial realm and luck is on your side in building your base of resources, so take a risk.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
It's show time! You've been waiting all year for your moment in the Sun, and finally it's here. You're ready to update your look, embrace a fresh perspective and launch new projects. How can you generate more joy, express more originality and shine your light even more vibrantly?
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Your inner light burns brightly -- though only you might notice, as the Sun slips into your 12 House of the Unconscious. Pay close attention to your dreams, which could offer creative solutions to waking life challenges. Get plenty of rest and attend to your spirit -- you need this downtime in preparation for next month when the Sun moves into your home sign and ushers you into the spotlight.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
The Sun is heating up your 11th House of Teamwork, friends and networking. Creative collaboration is high on the agenda and you feel more confident taking a leadership role in groups and organizations. Your friends may surprise you with dramatic displays of egotism, challenging you to maintain your inner equilibrium and perhaps prompting you to release relationships that no longer reflect your true self.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Although you feel more comfortable behind the scenes, this month you're in the limelight, as the Sun brightens your 10th House of Public Image. You're ready to take on more leadership in your career, and to approach your work with greater creativity. Bringing more of your true self into your job might involve making dramatic changes -- don't let attachment to old ways of being prevent you from stepping into success.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You feel right at home with this fiery and feisty energy, and it's energizing your favorite arena -- the 9th House of Travel and Expansion. This is the ideal time to plan a summer vacation, preferably to a foreign locale or deep into the wild. Getting overly fired up about your beliefs can push others away, so remember that your version of the truth is just one piece of the philosophical puzzle.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
The Leo Sun illuminates the shadowy corners of your subconscious, bringing awareness to aspects of yourself you may prefer to keep hidden. The Sun's journey through your 8th House of Depth might not make for a particularly merry time, but it does offer a profound opportunity to feel and release any stagnant emotions that block intimacy. Honesty -- with yourself and loved ones -- is the best approach.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Your 7th House of Partnerships is primed for summer fun, opening the door to new romance or reinvigorating a current relationship. Get creative in imagining how to maximize your fun with friends and loved ones. Over-analyzing and projecting into the future prevent you from acting spontaneously and fully appreciating the gifts of the present moment. Lead with your heart and give your busy brain a break.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
As the Sun activates your 6th House of Work, Health and Everyday Duties, you're challenged to bring more enjoyment into these mundane areas of life. Tackling various items on your self-improvement to-do list might sound like a drag, but you now have the opportunity to take charge of your routines in a fresh and creative way. Keeping a sense of humor at work helps you stay detached rather than getting pulled into the drama.