On July 23rd, we officially enter Leo Season! It’s likely this will really feel like a breath of fresh air for many of us, especially as Leo season progresses into the month of August. We will be leaving Cancer season, a period of going more within, tapping into our intuition, nourishing and caring for ourselves, as well as processing and clearing emotions, often difficult ones at that – consider this a gift that has prepared us for our spectacular emergence into Leo energy! On August 1st, Mercury will be finishing up retrograde and going direct again, which also has likely been a challenging time for many of us. Jupiter also will be going direct again, coming out of its retrograde period later in August, on the 11th. As we have been experiencing more than a handful of planets in retrograde at the same time recently, with these two planets going direct once more, along with the Sun presenting in Leo, everything should start to feel a bit lighter and easier for many of us during this time…
Sun in Leo, July 23 – August 22
Welcome warm, bold, confident, energetic Leo! With the Sun here, we may expect to experience an intense, but very uplifting energy as we move later into the Summer season. This is an ideal period to come out of our shells, so to speak, exiting the very hermit-like energy of the Sun presenting in Cancer over the last month. It’s a time to shine, to be fiercely and unapologetically ourselves, to take action toward that which lights us up, and to be confident with all of it. This is not a time for second-guessing or questioning our intuition or our passions – we now have an opportunity to put ourselves out there, without fear of what others will think or say.
With Mercury going direct about a week after we enter into Leo season, we should expect for all things communication-related to become easier as well, coupling nicely with the Sun in this presentation, assisting us to share with others authentically, hopefully without any misunderstandings or mishaps. With Jupiter also going direct again as we get closer to mid-August, all things related to opportunities, exploration, expansion, and abundance should start to feel more aligned and easier as well. Just like Leo in the zodiac, the planet Jupiter is also very closely associated with confidence, what perfect timing for it to come out of retrograde!
With things aligning so fortuitously in the heavens, this is the time to really put ourselves out there, not being afraid to step into the life we want to create and experience! Nothing is holding us back, especially if we embrace the confident and bold energy being offered to us during this period. Anything that we have been waiting to put out there or share with others is now being asked to be brought forth, and this includes the most authentic versions of ourselves!
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” -Maya Angelou
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