Read your horoscope for the Sun in Leo
Let the lions out
As the Sun shines through Leo from July 22nd until August 23rd, the red carpet unfurls to celebrate your radiance. Sol is at home in this sign, making it easier for us to tap into solar gifts of vitality, creativity, and confidence. When it comes to hair, sunglasses, and personality: bigger is better during Leo season. So sport oversized sunglasses to the grocery store. Untame your mane. And eye-roll aggressively at anything that mutes your shine.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1st casts its disco ball on the collectives and platforms that prioritize collaboration. As much as Leo season encourages main-character energy, this Full Moon shines light on the collective too. So sign up for the activist groups, feminist book clubs, or drag bingo nights that cross your radar. Play is a team sport — and lions love to play.
Two weeks later, the New Moon in Leo on August 16th enlists our wild side. Whether you take waterfall nudes with your photographer BFF or add more ink to your tattoo sleeve: set intentions that your boldest, freakiest self would approve of.
This Leo season asks only one thing of you: be free.
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The following horoscopes were written by Stephanie Warner.
Aries & Aries Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, your right to revelry will be impossible to ignore. Fill up your calendar with things to look forward to. Think: hot dates with your crafting supplies. Staycations with your favorite binge-worthy shows. Or trips to the ice cream stand with your inner child.
While you’re at it, set up reminders to treat yourself. Make your proverbial carrots on a stick as plush and gilded as possible. Start a bathing ritual that feels worthy of Cleopatra. Prepare a multi-course meal for friends. Take yourself to the opera. Prioritize pampering this Leo season.
On August 1st, the Full Moon in Aquarius spotlights the art communes, Discord chats, improv groups, and Comic Con conferences that will inspire more fun. Nothing like a bit of friendly competition to get the juices flowing, after all.
Two weeks later, on August 16th, pick sunflowers for your art studio, write your creative statement in gold ink, and shine light on others in your sphere. Yes, even paying someone a thoughtful compliment counts as a creative act.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, your proverbial hearth fires are blazing bright. Gather the people, practices, and places that anchor you, and bask in these warm exchanges.
From a glamor shoot with roommates to sifting through your ancestral costume trunk, your home sets the stage for your theatrical side. Your DIY interventions can be a vehicle for the creativity flowing through you too. Whether it’s a glue-gun lampshade project, hand-sewn curtains, or statement wallpaper, reframe your roost as a blank canvas for self-expression.
On August 1st, the Full Moon in Aquarius asks for rapid costume changes between your public and private selves. Celebrate your outerworld wins with your nearest and dearest, or round up your chosen family for an impromptu talent show.
Two weeks later, on August 16th, the New Moon in Leo casts its spotlight on the ancestral arts, traditions, recipes, and/or legacies that kindle your sense of belonging. That includes the new traditions you’re inventing for yourself and/or chosen family too.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, your brainwaves are charged with extra solar power. If you’ve been meaning to start that blog, podcast, or email newsletter — the moment is golden now.
Warmth and vitality will flood your channels, so embrace the mutual appreciation society of your group chat or the regulars at your favorite diner. If your current cafe circuit is feeling a little too well-trodden, the coming weeks are the perfect excuse to venture into a new pocket of your neighborhood (where you’ll turn new heads too).
On August 1st, the Full Moon in Aquarius helps you dance between your micro-curiosities and your most mind-bending questions. Lean into the lecture series, astrology conferences, meditation classes, and long-range curriculums that provide a vessel for the curiosity that overfloweth.
Two weeks later, on August 16th, the New Moon urges you to schedule a hot date with your morning pages and name the creative spells you’d still like to cast. The freakier the better, so let your inner wild one loose.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
Honey flows as the Sun enters Leo, so make sure you’ve got your jars ready to collect it. Whether you’re creating a professional website or adorning yourself with the gold you’d like to call in, self-belief is the basis for all your abundance.
Don’t hold back as you advertise your talents, even if it’s daunting to give them a price tag. If you feel stuck, remind yourself of how satisfying it is to support other artisans, creators, and kitchen witches in your life for their goddess-given gifts.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1st shines its spotlight on the possibilities of crowd-funding, ride-shares, and all acts of community support. Just make sure that everything’s crystal clear and consensual before signing on any dotted lines.
Two weeks later, on August 16th, blessings pour in when you lean into your talents. Whether you’re monetizing your tarot readings for the first time, or selling earrings at a craft fair, displaying your wares uncovers a market you didn’t know existed.
Leo & Leo Rising
As the Sun enters your sign, you’re sharing your irresistible warmth with the world. Unapologetic self-mythologizing mode: initiate! Though the spotlight will be on you, the joy of this time will be even more profound when you direct your radiance outward. You have a knack for making people feel special, so pass these handfuls of confetti around.
The Full Moon in Aquarius, on August 1st, invites you to dance between your proverbial moment in the Sun and the needs of your most important people. If a boundary requires reinforcement or more space needs to be established for your inner space cadets, use this day to map out how your connection could hold space for all your quirks.
Two weeks later, on August 16th, the New Moon highlights the mark you’re leaving on life’s stage. Don’t wait for an invitation to put yourself out there. Initiate your own IG Live, or TikTok confessional. By honoring this peak in your charisma, this momentum will carry you well beyond Leo season.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, it will light the candles in your innermost chambers. Naps, daydreaming, and park rambles will recharge your batteries. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight to the basement of your psyche, and be honest about the habits that keep you from feeling vital. That 4 pm coffee may sound like a great idea… Until midnight rolls around.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1st invites you to strike a balance between your daily toil and the time you need to recuperate. Whether it’s scheduling naps into your hard day’s labor, or taking your lunch break in a tranquil corner of the park, schedule time to replenish your energy.
On August 16th, the New Moon in Leo is a perfect moment to bring some creative oomph to your healing journeys. Satirize your inner critic in a new play script. Collage the hidden niches of your psyche. Put out feelers for the art or drama therapies that could deliver this journey into new terrain.
Libra & Libra Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, you’ll delight in working the crowd and showcasing your shine in front of an audience. Whether that includes starting a crowdfunding campaign to get your animated film off the ground, or publishing your personal essays online for the first time, the feedback of your fans and fellow creators will revitalize your spirit.
If you’re still unsure who your real cheerleaders are, schmoozing and mingling until you find them is half the fun.
Your creative projects and/or pleasure pursuits will culminate around the Full Moon on August 1st. The road ahead may still be windy, but this day brings a highlight. Find the jam session or face-painting party that will perk up your muses. Or prioritize the rituals that simply feel good, even if there’s nothing to “show for” at the end of it.
Two weeks later, on August 16th, the Leo New Moon urges you to set your intentions for the creativity and play you hope to weave through your networks. Something as small as taking your friend’s portraits or joining a community writing workshop can set the wheels in motion.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, your public oomph will be dialed up. Whatever mark you’re meant to leave on the world, self-expression must drive it. The opportunities, collaborations, and projects that make you feel vital, alive, and creatively charged are the ones to pounce on. A new headshot or gold-edging of your business card certainly can’t hurt either.
On August 1st, the Full Moon in Aquarius asks you to tend to your foundations, even in the glare of the limelight. Bring your gratitude to the inner circle that’s been cheering on your every move this whole time.
Two weeks later, the New Moon in Leo on August 16th offers the professional renewal you crave. Let the unbridled parts of you take the reins. You’ll only grow in the direction you want to grow in if you center your innermost desires, rather than the expectations projected onto you by others.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, wisdom quests and long-range plans beckon you. Research the teachings, spiritual paths, and/or five-year plans that draw out your inner shine. Whether your next adventure looks like a weekend permaculture workshop, or a trip to a city you always wanted to visit — set yourself free.
The long-term goals you typically chase are evolving, but following the flare of what lights you up will help you tap into your sense of excitement and vitality.
Over the Full Moon on August 1st, pay attention to what’s culminating within your verbal exchanges, daily rituals, and/or writing projects. Feed the blog that wants to be written, or send that podcast of a voice message to your BFF.
On August 16th, the New Moon in Leo helps you put the feelers for the next venture, or adventure, worthy of your dedication. Plot the route of your dream bike tour, or map out the funding goalposts of the documentary you’ve been ideating. Anything goes, so long as you let your untamed spirit take the lead.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, the golden key to that next loan, patron, or crowdfunding campaign will be your unwavering self-belief. Add your signature stamp to that grant application. Wow potential collaborators with your gleaming demo reel, portfolio, or accomplishments.
The more you value your unique slant on the world, the more honey will flow your way.
The Full Moon on August 1st urges you to lead with the knowledge of all that you bring to the collaboration table. That might look like material resources, or it might look like introductions you make for others, or the energy you tirelessly commit.
On August 16th, the New Moon offers a potent reset in all patterns of giving and receiving. Revel in the creative mojo flowing through a meeting of the minds, and map out your next magnum opus together.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, you’ll be basking in the company of those who celebrate your glamor shots as well as your blooper reels. This includes your besties and beloveds who distract you from saving the world and encourage you to indulge your goofier side. Deep-diving the origin stories about love and connection will be illuminating in the coming weeks too.
Over the Aquarius Full Moon on August 1st, the spotlight turns to you. Livestream that jam session. Debut your new website. Deconstruct your thrift store finds into the avant-garde wardrobe of your dreams. By refusing to censor your myriad modes of self-expression, you magnetize the right attention your way.
Two weeks later, the New Moon on August 16th invites a vow renewal of your most important bonds. Just remember that freedom is an important ingredient in any partnership. This New Moon might be one where you co-host a costume party with your beloved or BFF. Or it might be one where you take space to reflect on your own intimacy patterns. You choose.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
As the Sun enters Leo, you’ll bring your signature stamp to your day’s labor. Don’t hold back when it comes to your working mojo. That might mean curating your latest PowerPoint deck with wild images. Or it might mean color-coding your flower beds. You choose.
Over the Full Moon in Aquarius, on August 1st, honor your toil by scheduling in a day of righteous rest. And if you can’t book off the time, block in an hour of journaling before your responsibilities set in.
Two weeks later, the New Moon in Leo invites you to put out feelers for the jobs, personal challenges, acts of service, or DIY projects that draw out your creativity. Life is too short to be a wallflower in your nine-to-five, so make a list of your talents and where they could best be put to use.