The Bold Magic of Leo Season

The introspective, emotional, nurturing weeks of Cancer season come to a close on Friday, July 22nd as the Sun moves into Leo – and the vibes couldn’t be more different!

To be fair, Leo gets a bad rap. Astrologers often portray Leo as self-centered, dramatic, and over-the-top. But perhaps that judgment says more about society than it does about our friendly neighborhood Leo?

Because yes, Leo is more self-involved than most. It is ruled by the Sun, after all! That ball of fire is the source of all life on this planet, so you can’t really blame Leo for feeling a little proud of themselves.

Where Cancer, as a cardinal water sign, is akin to the Great Mother, Leo is the baby she births. And like a child, Leo just expects to be the center of attention at all times. This egocentrism in Leo is not nefarious, by any means. In fact, having a hidden agenda simply doesn’t occur to the sunny Lion. And like the Sun, it sees only what it shines upon. When out of alignment, this can of course take the form of extreme black-and-white thinking, selfishness, and stubbornness.