The Sun has entered Leo, the fifth sign of the Zodiac, which spans the midsummer weeks and the heights of the season. As Leo is also ruled by the Sun, the next month meets a certain mark of magic and mischief. Indeed, Leo season reminds me of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with its themes of love, sexual ambiguity, the relativity of time, and ceding individual identity to discover new connections. It is the nature of Leo season to engender creativity, incite drama, and provide ample opportunity for play and pawing. This week, like the setting of the play, follows a new Moon, in which barely any moonlight is in sight. Just as it lent itself heartily to the lunacy of the characters, perhaps the Moon’s pull on your planets will set the stage for your own summer fantasy.
March 21 – April 19
The Moon opposite ruler Mars has you spoiling for a fight. Selfish motives and impulsive tendencies should be mitigated by selfless actions or physical activities. Take yourself on a date.
April 20 – May 20
The Moon trine to ruler Venus is a harmonious angle, delivering harmony and an overall sense of relaxation. You’ll love this: it’s OK to spoil yourself this week! Just don’t expect to get any work done.
May 21 – June 20
The Moon square to ruler Mercury has you relatively moody and particularly opinionated. Instead of putting other people in their place, clean up at home and put things back in their place.
June 21 – July 22
Ruler Moon’s strongest influence this week is an opposite angle to Uranus. Measure your reactions to conflict wisely. You don’t need to pull someone’s hair to get their attention.
July 23 – Aug. 22
The Moon square to ruler Sun creates conflict between your head and heart. Don’t take things personally during this time. What comes to light is best dealt with in the moment. Release with love.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
The Moon square to ruler Mercury would prefer that you mind your own affairs and not those of others. You can’t change someone’s mind by shoving your opinion down their throat.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
The Moon trine to ruler Venus is a harmonious angle, providing space for self-care and a relaxed attitude. Don’t overindulge but do be self-indulgent. Share your nurturing energy with others.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
The Moon square to ruler Pluto sheds a light on habits and behaviors undeserving of your energy. These are hard to let go of, but the reward is great. The power of transformation is in your hands.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
The Moon square to ruler Jupiter makes you gregarious, if not downright egregious. Tame your excessive confidence by humbling yourself in selfless service. Ignore any disloyal temptations.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
The Moon square to ruler Saturn make take the air out of your balloon. Try not to blame others for your mood. Did you know that just 20 minutes in nature reduces stress hormones? Take a hike.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
The Moon opposite to ruler Uranus has you pushing buttons looking for some kind of reaction. Instead of encouraging conflict, take charge of your reactions and choose the path of least resistance.
Feb. 19 – March 20
The Moon opposite to ruler Neptune has you in a tizzy. Your feelings aren’t your friend right now, so do what you can to relax and not take life too seriously. Do something charitable.