Leo Season

Every year, from approximately July 22 to August 22, the sun makes its trip through the fifth sign of the zodiac, Leo, the self-assured, charismatic, loyal and optimistic fixed fire sign.

Throughout the Lion's season, no matter what sign you were born under, you're likely to feel more buoyant, fiery, goal-oriented, confident and be eager to put on a show. To make the most of this extroversion, be playful, and express yourself without reservations.

As fun as it is, soaking up Leo's big energy can feel like a difficult transition from Cancer's emotional, watery substance - and can also leave us feeling a little over-heated or burnt out. The large presence of fire within the body and mind can leave us feeling a little over-charged and angry. Noticing this rising presence within yourself can be helpful to getting through Leo season without major meltdowns.

Leo season is wonderful for standing stronger in your sense of self and pouring passion into your life in whichever way you feel called to do so, all while diving into the creative, fun-loving side of life. Expect lots of laughter, new friendships, exciting opportunities and a possible blow up or two. When the element of fire is imbalanced within the mindbodyspirit we can experience either an over or under abundance of heat. We need a certain level of fire to help us consume, digest and strive forwards into life, but too much and we can be left feeling angry, resentful and aggressive. Finding the balance in the heat of summer can be tricky, but being mindful of your own personal fire a great place to start.

As the ruler of the fifth house of romance and self-expression, Leo energy celebrates the beauty of being in tune with your inner flame — the ideas, experiences, creativity and projects that light you up inside — and then feel empowered to stick with it until you're at the top of your game. Learning the harness the power of the fire and fan the flames just the right amount is a skill to work with mindfully and can be immensely powerful when the right balance is struck.

Enjoy the blooming life, abundant creativity and warmth of summer. Enjoy the new friendships, opportunities and love that comes your way.