Your noble purpose is calling! Leo season 2022 begins July 22 with the Sun blazing a boldfaced trail through the zodiac’s brightest, bawdiest sign. All the world’s a talent show as the live-out-loud Lion takes center stage for Leo season 2022.
Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. Leo season 2022 is from July 22 to August 22.
What is special about Leo season?
As nurturing, domestic Cancer season 2022 draws to a close, Leo season lures you away from your creature comforts and beckons you onto the stage. Whether you’re “performing” on TikTok or ad libbing at a friend’s barbecue, let it all hang out. There’s no better time of year to showcase your talents and pursue your heart’s truest passions and desires. Leo is the astrological showstopper, the sign that loves being the center of attention.
Leo is ruled by the Sun, the energetic source of our universe. That may explain why everything feels so charged up and exciting during this time of the year. Expressive Leo is the second of the zodiac’s three fire signs and it’s of the “fixed” quality. Fixed signs (the others are Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius) are builders who like to stake out their turf and claim it. They come to stay—and they come to slay. When glamorous Leo ascends to the throne, this potent energy leaves a trail of glitter and gusto!
Leo is symbolized by the proud, noble Lion. During Leo season 2022, our mighty roars can attract admirers, but they can also arouse drama. Keep theatrics in the non-destructive zone and you can relish in a few diva moments. Sometimes it takes a little “play fighting” (conjure the image of two lions rolling around on the savannah) to establish that you can hold your own. You don’t have to rip anyone’s head off to earn that regal respect!
How does Leo season affect you?
Here are six ways to magnify the magnanimous Leonine vibes during Leo season 2022
1. Tell your story
All the world is a stage while the Sun is in Leo, so rehearse your lines…and script them wisely! Audience approval ratings will be obvious when you step up to the mic—and if you’re not ready, the results CAN be brutal. That said, you don’t have to let the desire for applause stop you from putting on a show that is 100 percent authentic to YOU. Leo season 2022 is a time for courageous self-expression. Let passion be your driving force and remember that great works of art take time to catch on.
Many people will dare to be more vulnerable during Leo season, but be wary of getting swept away in personal theatrics. Leo energy can cause us to upstage others at times, forgetting that each and every person is a valuable member to a team. Use Leo’s flair for powerful leadership but make sure everyone has their place on the Playbill.
While life turns into an extended improv night, here’s a tip for the shy people out there: Use storytelling to engage the crowd. This technique has been scientifically proven to create connection between people. The reason? As we listen to a story, our brains begin to synchronize with the storyteller’s. That’s one more good reason to skip those dry, bulleted lists during Leo season 2022. If you want to leave people on the edge of their seats, share your experiences and speak directly from your heart.
2. Put your signature stamp on your work
Do you! Leo is the sign of self-expression and creativity, making this prime time to put your signature stamp on your work. Like a cosmic coming out party, the festival of Leo is like carnival, pageant and Broadway theater performance rolled into one. Wardrobe! Styling!
During Leo season 2022, have fun experimenting with hair and makeup. (Hey, you didn’t watch all those TikTok tutorials for nothing!) Pop out your basics with bright colors and statement accessories like oversized hats or hair extensions—that lion’s mane wants to be seen! Even if you keep it lowkey in safari-inspired neutrals, all you have to remember is this: Style is a tool for self-expression, and you get to choose the statement you want to make.
See our Style horoscopes to find your zodiac sign’s best looks.
3. Try not to complicate things during Leo season 2022
Ugh, drama. The downside of everyone being so expressive is that people will also get “extra” fast during Leo season 2022. Brace yourself. Trying to figure out where to meet for brunch can be as complicated as negotiating an international peace treaty. And with all the childish temperaments flaring up, it may feel like open-admissions day at an elite, private preschool.
The key to sailing through Leo season like a boss is this: Remember that the current situation is NOT the end of the world, or the last opportunity you’ll ever have, or your moment to deliver an Oscar-worthy acceptance speech (unless, of course, you’re winning an award). Do your part and urge others to keep it simple…and don’t add to the unnecessary theatrics yourself!
4. Schedule some play dates
While this regal zodiac sign may live in a permanent Gilded Age, there’s a point in which all the fussing is just too much. When you find yourself stressing over table settings or neutral lipstick shades, it’s official: You need to lighten up!
Fortunately, Leo is associated with the zodiac’s fifth house of playfulness and childlike wonder. What can you do to get yourself back into that groove? Organize a fun pool party, jump into a craft night, go to a comedy club. Break into dance during the morning meeting to add some levity. Bring some of Leo’s life-force energy into the mix by getting creative—and physical.
While Leo season’s childish demands can be exhausting, the whole idea of acting your age deserves to be roundly dismissed. Forget about all of society’s rules during this live-out-loud phase. Reinvention queen Madonna is a Leo, as is the ageless and ever-limber Jennifer Lopez. Leo energy is an endless bag of tricks—and Leo season is a time to do something edgy and fun that disrupts the boring status quo. During Leo season, let’s all hold our heads high instead of staying small!
5. Know the difference between bravery and bullying
Leo is ruled by the proud and regal Sun, the center of our solar system. During Leo season 2022, we may occasionally um, forget that the world doesn’t revolve around us. Egos can run amok. Defending our honor or principles can start to sound a lot like bullying and maybe even bigotry. So feel free to have an opinion—and to take a stand for it. Just make sure you’re not silencing someone else’s right to have theirs. Fortunately, this star sign is magnanimous and loyal. During Leo season, we can be as generous as we are self-absorbed.
6. If you must roar, do it lovingly
Prepare to dodge some chest-beating loudmouths during Leo season. Sadly, the most obnoxious people to surface during this time of year are often well-dressed, charismatic and in positions of power. But what the heck are they saying? Let’s not get so dazzled by the show ponies that we end up running off with their circus!
Here’s a #LeoSeasonChallenge we could all take on: Let’s spend as much time thinking about what comes out of our mouths as we do with adorning and primping ourselves for “the stage.” Then maybe, just maybe, our righteous roars can make a difference. Infuse your intentions with love and that mighty bellow will become a rallying cry for everyone to claim the Leo season birthright: passion, fierceness and joy!
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