(July 23rd – August 22nd)
Traits: Ambitious, creative, proud, and energetic
Planetary Ruler: The Sun
Symbol: The lion
Greatest Compatibility: Aries and Sagitarrius
Crystals: Tiger’s eye or topaz
As we transition out of the restful and rejuvenating season of Cancer, we get ready to channel a new boost of energy as we spring into the courageous season of the Leo. Kicking off on July 23rd, Leo season is all about focusing on you, your ambitions, and learning to channel your mighty roar in your own unique way. This time puts a deeper focus on our sense of self, personal expression, and desire to live a life that feeds our soul.
As we enter their season, the Leo energy is beaming around us for all Zodiac signs and is likely to affect us in a number of different ways. So, to give you a better idea of what you can expect to feel for the next several weeks, today, we’re going to talk about Leo season. We’re going to cover Leo’s personality traits, ruling element, planetary influence, and some of the key energies that the other Zodiac members can expect to feel while we linger in their sign. Let’s get started.
Leo Personality Overview
Starting with their personality, the Leo sign is most known for its ambitious, confident, creative, and inspiring nature. They are smart, fun-loving, ambitious souls that love to try new things. With their natural leadership qualities and a go-getter attitude, Leo’s are naturals at taking the lead in their life and love to be praised for their accomplishments.
They know their worth and will stop at nothing to reach the recognition they deserve. However, contrary to popular belief, Leo does not seek to be the center of attention at all times and is not one to steal someone else’s praise. While this sign certainly enjoys recognition when they feel it is deserved, they also love to celebrate the people around them for their accomplishments and find great joy in seeing the people they love succeed.
Aside from this, Leo’s are fueled by passion and ambition in all that they do. These signs are constantly seeking to grow and expand in all areas and love to learn new things. With the inspiring and empowering sun as their planetary ruler, this sign is a natural at channeling inspiration and creativity from all things around them, which is why many Leo’s can often be found in the profession of design or art.
This sign also loves to have the freedom to be exactly who they are and express that in their professional work, which is why these signs don’t typically thrive in jobs where they work for others and tend to do best when left as their own boss.
On the other hand, because of their strong sense of purpose and connection to the self, Leo can sometimes come off as egotistical to those around them. In times of unbalance, they can struggle with a temper, jealousy, and a possible ego at times, which is why people may see them as self-centered.
Despite their flamboyant and charismatic nature on the outside, on the inside, Leo can actually be quite insecure and may regularly struggle with people-pleasing, feeling as though they are never good enough, and doubting their capability to reach their dreams. As such, Leo is the perfect example of ‘never judging a book by its cover,’ as this sign is full of a unique depth that others may not realize from an outside perspective and can be a true treasure of a person to know if you take the time.
Now, when it comes to their planetary ruler, Leo is ruled by the sun. Known as the ruler of self, personal expression, and confidence, this energy is directly reflected in the empowered personality of the Leo. With a warm, friendly, and energetic demeanor, the Sun is often linked with personal expression, which is often why many may see the Leo as bold, daring, confident, and energetic in all of their endeavors.
Not to mention, this vibrant, self-powered solar energy may be what helps them to channel such an unmatchable passion and drive towards their goals and may also contribute to Leo’s fun, child-like demeanor, that loves to let loose and get expressive in their creativity.
However, when unbalanced, this ruling energy may also cause Leo to become overbearing at times, sometimes coming off as arrogant and stubborn, which may cause them some issues in their personal identity. And since Leo takes all matters of the self very seriously, this can affect them deeply and leave them feeling irritable, moody, and all-around not comfortable with themselves.
For that reason, maintaining balance, learning to love themselves, and finding happiness within is incredibly important for keeping the Leo secure in who they are and should be practiced regularly to keep them from falling into negative thought patterns.
Next, aside from their planetary ruler, the Leo is also deeply influenced by its elemental sign: fire. Known as the element of passion and energy, this elemental influence can be deeply seen in the many aspects of the Leo. Energetic and fiery, fire is the element that rules our inner spirit and ignites the flames of power within us in many different ways.
For the Leo, this tends to reflect a lot in their confidence and bold sense of self. Fire signs are also known for being self-driven, confident, and unapologetically bold, which is an excellent way to sum up the mighty Leo. The fire element is also what contributes to Leo’s fun-loving nature and inspires them to live more in the moment and enjoy the life of luxury they are desperate for.
However, with such a burning passion, fire signs can also struggle with a little too much heat at times, which may point to the stubbornness, moodiness, and egotistical traits that can sometimes arise in the Leo. Not to mention, fire signs, like the ever flickering flame, are also known for being spontaneous and can sometimes act before completely thinking something through.
However, this powerful drive of passion is also what allows the Leo to see the light at the end of the tunnel and keep pushing towards their goals without sway. This is what also inspires them to keep getting up and trying again when they fall, making their drive and attitude towards their goals truly unmatchable.
Next, aside from their ruling planet and elemental sign, each Zodiac sign also has a symbol that they are represented by that pays homage to their overall Zodiac persona. For the Leo, this symbol is represented by the lion. The lion is known as the king of the jungle. He is the center of attention, the fearsome leader to others, and is a creature of true magnificence. As such, this mighty symbol is reflected easily in Leo’s mighty personality and helps to point to many aspects of themselves.
For starters, this is believed to connect with Leo’s need to be pampered, to be heard, and helps them to embrace more of an outgoing nature that isn’t afraid to stand up to challenges with that mighty strength. This is also what may allow Leo to take a proud stance and let their voice be heard when it comes to the things they believe in.
However, such as a lion is also known as the ruler of the jungle, a Leo is not to be trifled with, or they are sure to pounce. While you may not think it, the Leo truly does have a roar like the king of the jungle himself and is not afraid to stand up to others and put them in their place if they treat the Leo wrong.
However, Leo will have to be careful about letting that wild crown of theirs get too big, as this could have them easily falling into negative patterns of gossip and judgment and could ultimately make them think they are better than others. Staying proud and strong as well as kind and humble is the key to balance in this sign.
How does the Leo season affect other signs?
Lastly, now that we’ve gone over some of the key traits and correspondences of those born under the Leo sign, we also wanted to talk about how this fire sign affects the rest of the Zodiac members while we move through their sign.
While Cancer season was about slowing down and getting more in touch with our emotions and vulnerabilities, the Leo season is about movement, energy, and striving for our inner desires. This is the season that helps to pull us out of the restful period into inspired new beginnings, guiding us to get back in action with a newfound vision.
More than anything, think of Leo season as the season that pushes you to become the main character in your story, putting you front and center with the direction it’s headed now. This could bring a new understanding of our personal power, allowing the signs to become bolder in striving for and asking for what they want. This could have the signs reevaluating things in their lives, setting new boundaries, and learning to say no to bad treatment, relationships, and jobs.
On top of this, this beaming sun energy could also come through in the form of action, creation, and confidence, allowing the signs to pick up the pace on their personal goals and push harder than ever towards getting what they want. This could even have the signs taking more charge and control over the life they want to create and not settling for anything less than that, no matter their current circumstance.
Aside from this, since Leo is also full of adventure and curiosity, this could have the signs feeling a little more extroverted this month and could have them seeking some fun new beginnings with the people they love. This could make everyone feel a little more spontaneous and allow them to let loose and enjoy their time in the limelight for a while. However, while the Leo season is full of buzzing new energy that could certainly encourage a more ambitious approach to life, much like the Cancer season, the Leo season is also about rejuvenating your soul and treating yourself, so you may also find yourself seeking more personal time this month.
This could have you focusing on some self-love practices at home or even treating yourself to something lavish and luxurious. Either way, Leo loves to be pampered and knows the importance of balance between work and play, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself seeking this kind of energy in your own life as well.
Lastly, while the Leo season can bring some bold new actions and adventures into your space and have you channeling more of your inner voice, Leo’s can also be incredibly fiery, stubborn, and snappy, which may stir these energies within the rest of the signs as well. This could even have some of the signs feeling overly cocky and confident, which may result in a toxic and negative attitude.
For that reason, the signs will have to be careful about letting their ego get to their head this month and be sure to maintain a humble approach to their life to keep their footing.
Overall, Leo season is a beautiful time to step up, channel your power, and let your inner roar be heard. If you’ve been looking for the perfect time to pick up the pace towards your goals, embrace more of who you are, and focus more on personal expression, the mighty Leo is sure to guide the way to a Zodiac season you won’t forget.
Happy Leo season!
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