I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.
~ Peter O’Toole (Aug.2, 1932, Sun and Moon in Leo)
Huzzah! Today, the Sun moves into the sign of Leo. Happy Birthday, all you Lion People!
Leos, so the tradition goes, are famous for being “on” 24 hours a day, showing off and behaving like the sexy superstars they often are. Of course, there really is lots more to Leo than this.
As astrologer Jon Cainer reminds us, while it is true 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.
Because they sometimes have trouble believing they are as frail as the rest of us, it can be difficult for them to be patient with or even show their vulnerable side.
Leo is ruled by the Sun – so they naturally 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 can be gifted actors. However, they must guard against believing themselves infallible, and watch out for a tendency to be pompous, patronizing, or dogmatic.
If they can tame their tendency to indulget in drama, and open their generous, beautiful spirits, Leo can be unstoppable.
When the Sun is in Leo: for Everyone (July 22-Aug. 22)
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.
Dana Gerhardt writes, “This is the month to see life through the eyes of a child. Children live in the moment; having fun is their primary goal. Especially when they’re feeling safe and seen, their hearts are wide open—to the joy of being an energetic being in a magical world.”
Now is a perfect time for 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 the lion-heartedness within you, no matter what your Sun sign is, open up 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 shine in bold, unique ways).
All the details are here!