Astrologer Laura Craig

Leo Season Begins

Odilon Redon “Trees Against a Yellow Background”

July 22 - August 22, 2021

In the northern hemisphere currently, the sky is a golden jubilee, full of fanfare, pomp and circumstance, as the Sun regains the throne for its annual time in residence. Our monarch reigns supreme in July and August, the months named for the caesars, progressing above through the sign of the Lion, and below, through the solar plexus chakra—the manipura, or “city of jewels”—and the energetic seat of sovereignty.

To be born under Leo is to heed the soul call to shine brightly in some way, and to pull others into your orbit in the process. The Sun in Leo is a creator, with power, pride and passion that must be understood and managed, and given an outlet for expression.

Leo season this year isn’t all child’s play, however. The Sun, coming off an opposition to Pluto, where he experienced ego death and revelation (“the king is dead, long live the king!”) next encounters the cold, watchful eye of Saturn, reminding him of the weight of tradition and duty that sits upon his shoulders. Meanwhile, in the far corner of Taurus, Uranus whispers seditious, rebellious, exciting thoughts (“break the mold!”, “be true to yourself!”). And to kick off —and cap off—the Sun’s transit, we have two Full Moons in Aquarius, under the rulership of those very same gods.

Themes of ego, freedom of expression, loyalty, individuality and authenticity are par for the course during this time. The Leo-Aquarius axis is, among other things, that of the ruler and the people. So while Leo has us basking in glory and celebrating the finer things, its polarity reminds us that our #bestlife and #bestself are only as good as the folks and fam in our corner, cheering us on and making it all possible.

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