The past six weeks have been tumultuous, with Mercury retrograde, two eclipses, and more. This month will feel like a respite after that high-energy time. You’re likely still processing what’s shown up for you over the past few weeks. If you had any significant realizations about yourself or your relationships, you might still be determining what changes to make in your life. You can make wiser decisions now that the dust has settled a little, and the overall energy of this month is more relaxed.
The New Moon in Leo on July 31, kicks off the month a day early. It highlights the prominent Leo energy we’ll feel throughout most of the month.
When I think about the sign of Leo, I think about the symbolism of the lion. Recently, our friends returned from an African safari with all of these photos and videos of their adventures. Now, ordinarily, watching vacation videos wouldn’t be my cup of tea! But the videos they captured of lions were so good, and the lions’ behavior fascinated me. They were so playful! It was like watching my two cats when they’re in full play mode, swatting at one another and any feather toy nearby. Now, don’t get me wrong; those lions were fierce, protective, and powerful, too.
Watching these felines in action, I couldn’t help thinking a little more about the sign of Leo. Here are some of my observations:
Leos have a lot of energy. We might call it creative energy, passion, or physical vigor. Unless expressed in productive ways, it can bottle up and turn in on itself, becoming anger or anger’s quiet cousin, depression.
Leos don’t have to try to be powerful. They exude it. Therefore, they command attention, and others recognize them as leaders who stand out. Lions, too, inspire reverence, awe, and fear, from other animals (and people). It’s all in how they carry themselves. So, Leos ought not to feed insecure thoughts or feelings. Own your charisma, brilliance, and power!
Leos are playful! Inside every Leo adult is a little kitten wanting to luxuriate, relax, and play. This quality can be expressed through art or other creative endeavors, as well as by lounging poolside.
Leos love luxury. For lions in the wild, it’s lounging in the shaded grasses on a sunny day. For humans, it can be anything from a spa day to shopping to sharing a good meal with friends.
Leos are loyal.
I encourage you to take a few lessons from Leo at the start of the month and let your heart take the lead. Use your creative, life-force energy in productive ways, own your brilliance, luxuriate, and stay loyal to your path.