Leo Season: 7 Things to Try
LEO SEASON - Happy Birthday, Leo!
One of the things I love about astrology is that it keeps us connected with the larger cycles of the Universe. As the Sun travels through the Zodiac, each month we get a chance to “try on” the qualities of that sign and stretch out of our comfort zone!
The Sun enters Leo on July 22 at 6:50 p.m. PDT this year. Where in your life could you use more of Leo qualities?
Leo is about having unabashed fun, taking center stage, and unapologetically appreciating your own fine qualities 😊 Most importantly, it’s also about creativity, warm-heartedness, and generosity toward others.
Some things to try when the Sun is in Leo:
1 - Become Your Own Biggest Appreciator!
"You're doing an excellent job! That presentation was stellar!", I told someone who just started working for me.
She waved the compliment off, clearly uncomfortable. "No no....that was nothing. Just doing my job".
Many of us feel uncomfortable with receiving praise or compliments. We minimize them. Dismiss them. If that's you, ask yourself - why?
That new member of the team I was telling you about? The presentation was truly stellar. Well prepared. Well articulated.
So be like a Leo and allow yourself to be noticed, recognized for what you do, and appreciated.
And while you're at it, working on becoming your own appreciator!
List five qualities you appreciate in yourself. Journal or try standing in front of the mirror and telling your reflection what you love about yourself. Ok, so it might make you feel silly or uncomfortable, but try…There will be a time to become modest again – the Virgo Season – but for now embrace the glorious being that is YOU.
This year, Venus is retrograde in Leo throughout the entire Leo Season. If there is a part of your life where you feel under-appreciated, it might bubble up to the surface. And while you're working that out with your partner - or your boss - remember that it all starts with you! Become your own biggest appreciator.
And don't forget to spruce up your resume. Jot down your professional accomplishments this year, for your next interview. If you don’t interview very often, it’s easy to forget some of your achievements. Keep a running log for when that next fabulous job opportunity comes up.
For those in a leadership position at work (or aspiring leaders), read my post "Leo Season: Leadership Edition!"
2 - Spread the Sunshine
Now let’s spread the sunshine 😉 Tell your partner what you appreciate about them. Look deeply into his or her eyes, and tell them what makes them so wonderful. Don’t stop there. Tell your children. Your parents. Your co-workers. Your friends. You get the picture. We ALL need to hear that we’ve done a good job, brightened someone’s day, and made a difference.
3 - Connect With Your Creativity
Start a creative project. Join a painting class. Sew. Sculpt. Redecorate. Any creative outlet that brings you joy will do.
4 - Connect With Your Inner Child
Parents with a strong Leo energy often become their children's best playmate. That's because they always stay a big child at heart! Someone who knows how to have fun. No reservations. No self-consciousness. Just plain fun.
Leo or not, indulge your inner child - play! Have some belly laughs. Do something silly. Have fun!
5 - Look at the House your Sun is In
The Sun is about your life force, that raw energy that is your body and your spirit. The House (area of life) your Sun is in will show you where you will feel called to express your unique energy in this lifetime.
I often hear a sigh of relief when I tell a woman that with her Sun in the 10th House, she will feel that career is her calling. “Ah! And I felt so guilty I’m devoting so much time to my career, and not focusing as much on my family”, I would hear her say. We all have a calling, and we’re the happiest when we answer it or at least recognize it.
Another client of mine had her natal Sun in the 9th House. "You're a gypsy soul!" I told her. She was so relieved to hear that. She kept moving and changing cities. By the time I met her, she moved for the 5th time. "Why can't you just settle down in one place?" her family would shake their heads. But, her 9th House Sun was born to roam until she was
6 - Make a Glamour Oil
For the metaphysically inclined, try your hand at making your own personal power oil, to fully embrace the self-confident energy of Leo.
7 - Relocate To, or Connect With your Sun Line
OK, this one is based on my current astro-crush, astrology of relocation. Did you know that you can enhance certain energies in your natal chart - and through that, your experiences in life - by using astro-cartography (the art of relocating by the stars?)
The Sun Line is all about YOU! It will bring out your life purpose. It will make you feel full of vitality and joie de vivre. It's a great line to move to if you're looking to improve your health! first and foremost, it will bring out the glorious being that is YOU.
Of course, it’s not always practical to orchestrate a move….you can also activate the energy of your Sun line remotely. Find out which cities/countries it runs through. And then use an image of that city as a screensaver. Or get some wall art. Or buy something that was made there, and represents that city.