Leo season is here, from July 23 through August 22—and it wants us to live our best lives. After the emotional high tides that the two eclipses of July served up, the sun’s shift into the lion’s lair will help us wring out the emotional residue those dark luminaries evoked.
Mostly celebratory, Leo season offers up a sweet end to Mercury’s retrograde. The planet of communication will appear to stand still in the sky and then start moving forward again on July 31st, which will help us to sort through any communication issues that come up for us. On the same day, the annual new moon in Leo will arrive, offering a fresh and liberating start to a new lunar cycle.
With some of the most enthusiastic astrology of the year, Leo Season encourages us to embrace our personal eccentricities, honor our inner-weirdos, and make peace with the fact that “fitting in” is not as honorable as we may have been taught. This astrology cheers us on and asks us not to dim our light for fear of rejection, but instead turn up our wattage in the face of conformity. August 6th to 14th is especially encouraging of enjoyment and pleasure, pushing us all to open up to the possibilities our lives present us with.