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Bodacious Blessings to You, Leo! It’s Your Birthday Time!

The Constellation Leo

I think of myself as a young prince from a long line of royalty.
~ Wesley Snipes, July 31, 1962 (Sun and Moon in Leo)

Today, the Sun moved into its own sign of Leo at 5:30am (Eastern time). Happy Birthday to all you royal, sunny powerhouses!

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.

Yes, those with their Sun in Leo are often fond of being in the limelight. So naturally, they may add some drama and exuberance to spice up what might otherwise be boringly ordinary.

And while it is true that, as the late astrologer Jon Cainer wrote, 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 center of attention and love a touch (or more!) of theater. However, they must guard against their shadow side of unbridled ego and being, as Dana Gerhardt writes, “energetic show-offs, always grabbing center stage.”

If they can tame their tendency for everything to be about them, and open their generous, beautiful spirits, they can be unstoppable.

When the Sun is in Leo (July 22 – Aug. 22), for Everyone

The Sun’s annual return to its home sign is a time for all of us to explore and joyfully come to life with courage, daring, and panache. Taking risks of expression and creativity means you have to reveal your true self, and that’s exactly the point.

Annie Heese and Adam Banks at Cafe Astrology write:

“The Leo Sun is intensely individual—not content with simply being just one of the team. It’s time to add a touch of color and drama to our lives, and perform.

“Like the flowers and fruit of the season–blossoming and ripened–this is a time when we want to enjoy ourselves and express ourselves. We are more generous and grand in our gestures and attitudes. On the shadow side, we can also be self-centered and vain.”

Along with the Sun, the planet Venus is also in Leo, pouring her Goddess-y magnificence into the vibes. This is a perfect time for all of us to be more open in what we show to the world, particularly how we radiate beauty and love. Turn up the volume on your self-confidence, expand your visibility, and polish up your image. Celebrate your sexy, beautiful self in all your glory!

Get outside. Soak up some sunshine. Take a break from living in your head and be more playful. Lighten up!

No matter what your Sun sign is, now is the time to let the lion-heartedness within you awaken and dance!

Do you have a friend or loved one with a Leo Birthday (between July 22 and August 22)? Or maybe you are a stouthearted Lion who is longing to make this upcoming birthday year a roaring success!

Why not join my Birthday Club? Treat yourself (or your Leo friends) to a full year of discovery, playfulness, and new insights (a perfect choice for the splendid Lion, who loves tailor-made treats that will help them to stand out, in their bold, unique ways).

All the details are here!


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