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.
But when Leo is IN alignment? Watch out. This is the King or Queen who knows their worth. This is the star of the show, the leader of the pack, the center of the Universe. After all, someone has to do it! Letting that light shine unabashedly, proudly, confidently is the magic of Leo season. Roaring - just because we can - is decidedly Leonine. And while society may prefer we all fit neatly into our little boxes, Leo refuses to be pigeon-holed.
This is where we can each focus our efforts and expand our understanding of ourselves during this Leo season. This is the time of year to ask: How can I be more like the Sun? How can I shine my light in the world? How can I be more self-expressive, more creative, warmer, more confident? How can I let go of any insecurities that may be clouding my understanding of who I am, so I can claim my divine right to happiness, creativity, and joy?