Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
~ Lucille Ball, August 6, 1911 – Leo
Please accept my apologies, as I am a bit late wishing our dear Leo friends a Happy Birthday. The Sun moved into the sign of Leo on Sunday, but of all the Sun signs, I would hope that stouthearted Leo would never take my tardiness as a slight!
The famed Lions, so the tradition goes, are “on” 24 hours a day, showing off and behaving like the sexy superstars they often are. Of course, there really is more to Leo than this cartoonish version.
While it is true, astrologer Jon Cainer admits, that Leos can be a bit over-the-top, and subtlety often escapes them, they are also very human, imperfect, and even (sometimes) downright insecure. It’s just that they sometimes have trouble believing they are as frail as the rest of us, so it is difficult to show their vulnerable side.
Leo is ruled by the Sun – so they can’t help but shine, and leadership is as natural to the healthy Leo as air. Characteristically, Leos are warmhearted, very creative, outgoing and bubbling with enthusiasm. They positively purr in the limelight and love a touch (or more!) of drama. However, they must guard against believing themselves infallible, and watch out for a tendency to be bossy, pompous, patronizing or dogmatic.
For all of us
The Sun’s annual return to its home sign is a time to explore and joyfully come to life with courage, daring, and panache. Taking risks of expression and creativity mean you have to reveal your true self, and that’s exactly the point.
With the Sun now in the sign of Leo, this is a perfect time for all of us to be more open in what we show to the world. Turn up the volume on your self-confidence, expand your visibility, and polish up your image. Celebrate who you are and share it with the world.
Get outside. Soak up some sunshine. Take a break from living in your head and be more playful. Now is the time to let our lion hearts lead the way.