Your Sign Through The Year: Leo
July 21 – Aug. 21
Having visited the four elements—fire, earth, air and water (spirit, physical, mental and emotional, respectively)—in the first four signs of the zodiac, we now repeat that cycle, ideally with a stronger and more secure ego, able to channel our soul’s uniqueness with passion and confidence. The Sun is a perfect metaphor for our soul’s higher intention in Leo. We can shine, through our embodiment, the loving light that we are, radiating our love and warmth as passionate co-creators in this time-space dimension. Just how we express ourselves depends on the particulars of our human dynamics, as determined by our karmic patterns and reflected in our astrological birth chart. A secure and enlightened ego can use this Leo energy in very powerful, joyful ways—that inspire others—to admire and support worthy creations. An insecure and un-awakened ego is more likely to use the Leo frequency as a way to gain personal attention, approval and importance—at times very intriguing or entertaining, but lacking the more soulful charisma that can lead others. No matter what our birth sign, it’s the Leo in us that claims our entitlement to be our true self, a unique and blessed child of the divine one.
Look below for your birth sign (sun sign) to see what particular challenges/opportunities are being brought to your awareness this month. These can also hold true if you have your Moon, Rising sign or a number of planets in the sign.
Aries (March 20 – April 20)
As a fellow fire sign, Aries, Leo invites your natural spontaneity to take action as applied to fun and creativity. If you look at life as one grand, creative project, what is possible for you? Whether it’s playing a new game right here and now, or launching a big dream for the years to come, use this time to add the qualities of warmth and joy to your existing drive and enthusiasm. This will strengthen your power to attract others to your cause, and this invites others to express themselves, too.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus, your penchant for comfort and pleasure is a valuable trait, but watch out—don’t keep it all to yourself. In this Leo month, let your self share your gratitude with others. It doesn’t require you give all that much away. Mostly, the stretch is to be generous in spirit. See if you can share something, tangible or intangible, in a creative way that expresses your warmth, joy and pride. Make it fun! Sing!
Gemini (May 20 – June 20)
Sharing your thoughts is normal for you, Gemini, but are you having fun? There is a trickster within you that wants to play in ways that express your quick-witted mind. Leo is a good time to come out and play. Use your natural enthusiasm for communication to improve your storyteller talents around the campfire. Make it up as you go. Others of all ages will be receptive. Adding fun to your communication skills will bring continuing rewards.
Cancer (June 20 – July 20)
Cancer, your usual tendencies toward shyness are being provoked this month. The Leo in you wants to turn your caring and sensitive qualities outward, allowing the warmth of your light to be seen and appreciated. Children are especially receptive to you at this time. Cooking, gentle games and nature are excellent activities to share. Take a risk. Whatever feelings may be stirred, if you keep the focus on fun and playfulness, your talent for nurturing will invoke joy and creativity.
Leo (July 20 – Aug. 20)
This is your month, Leo. There is no better time to let yourself shine. Others, too, will be feeling their own Leo inspirations for creativity and expression, so this is an excellent time for you to draw them into your own grand schemes, whether for this moment or for years to come. The key is to appeal to their inner magical children and honor their unique expressions as much as your own. Create a “mutual adoration society” and who knows what’s possible?
Virgo (Aug. 20 – Sept. 20)
Having fun and being playful is not generally your strong suit, Virgo, yet you, too, have a Leo inner child that needs attention and adoration. So, make your “Don’t Forget To…” lists, and then break free and channel your natural gifts for method and order into some creative pastimes and enthusiastic foolishness. When it comes to games, you can be the rule-keeper. Adventures? You can create the plan. Art? Find the tools. Explore how to give feedback and criticism in ways that feel playful and warm. If you’re going to make the world a better place, you’ll need to inspire others to join you.
Libra (Sept. 20 – Oct. 20)
In your commitment to relationship, Libra, sometimes you can forget the best parts, like fun and romance. So, during Leo, let your creative juices flow toward your special someone. Art and music are natural avenues for you to create some playful harmony. Your enthusiasm, generosity and sense of fair play will reward you with returned adoration. Be sure to receive it. Drink it in.
Scorpio (Oct. 20 – Nov. 20)
Ok, Scorpio, you know how passionate you are—and you know how much you try to hide it. During Leo, passion wants to be expressed, so you might as well find a way to channel those deep feelings into something creative and inspired. Better yet, show a little vulnerability and you’ll be amazed how much people can adore you. Inviting an intimate loved one into a mutual, juicy star burst is a natural way for you to share your joy. Just make sure your lucky choice is worthy.
Sagittarius (Nov. 20 – Dec. 20)
As another fire sign, Sag, Leo combines with your optimism and cosmic thinking to inspire big ideas and huge possibilities for fun and adventure. The world is your playground. Let your inner child express your natural enthusiasm to others. Invite someone along for the journey, for a change. Use your natural generosity to share your expanded insights in fun and playful ways that leave others feeling warm, enthused and uplifted. There’s a teacher in you needing a little show biz.
Capricorn (Dec. 20 – Jan. 20)
Time for some serious fun, Capricorn. Really. All work and no play can make you a very boring person, so let this Leo time be your reason to relax a little and look for some opportunities for your magical child to connect with others. Organized games and activities are probably your best bet. You could lead! At work, trust your unique personality and inspired creativity. Let yourself shine a bit more. Heartfelt enthusiasm will give you more strength and power to lead, as others feel your soul coming through.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 20)
Your normal way, Aquarius, is to either blend in with others as a team player or to be an outside rebel. Leo, opposite Aquarius, calls on you to take center stage more than usual. This is your time to lead, letting others follow your creative juices. If you offer inspired enthusiasm, others’ creativity will be ignited as well, and you will see how your expressed uniqueness synergizes with that of others. Be sure to return the applause, but don’t feign modesty. Like you, they’ll get their turn to lead. If you feel stuck in rebel mode, lighten up. Showing your fun side may attract your tribe.
Pisces (Feb. 20 – March 20)
Pisces, your usual inward focus and sensitivity to the ephemeral can sometimes make it difficult to relate to the world. Use Leo to allow your artistic talents to develop and shine. If you channel your intuitive perceptions into creativity, the results will naturally connect you to others in uplifting ways, if you share it. Let yourself receive the attention and admiration. You needn’t feel your ego is out of control. Just acknowledge spirit as your partner.
Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 35 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15-minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit chooseconsciousliving.com for more information, or email Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org.