Get ready for a month of magic and mischief as the Sun enters Leo, a sign that is itself ruled by the Sun.
It is the nature of Leo season to engender creativity, incite drama, and provide ample opportunity for play and pawing. Indeed, Leo season reminds me of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In it, with its themes of love, sexual ambiguity, and the relativity of time, Shakespeare encourages us to cede our individual identities and discover new connections.
As it did in the play, a new Moon figures in the week ahead, also in Leo. 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.
This new Moon delivers an oversize portion of leonine courage — a useful quality in most circumstances that leads to adventure and fun. And after the bravery, who doesn’t revel in extended moments of admiration and praise?
Yet what becomes of such gaudy lauding when the spotlight finally falls on you from above? The side of Leo season that’s not so bright reveals an innate sensitivity to criticism.
Remember, a pointed statement need not necessarily burst your golden bubble. Fortunately for the Leo, that bubble exists as an entire zodiacal month. Whatever your sign, it’s a time to try to stay bubbly, without making much ado about anything.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mercury square Mars: It’s wonderful to speak your truth! Do so kindly and it will be well received.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus square Jupiter: Focusing on your finances isn’t your favorite foray, but listen to Buddy: The best things in life are free.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mars square Mercury: Sometimes you tend to blurt out more than you intended. Measure your words wisely.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
New Moon in Leo: This is a great opportunity for you to set optimistic goals in regard to play, friendship, and frisky fun.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
New Moon in Leo: Time to shine, dear one. It’s your birthday month, so make all the wishes and make the most of every day.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mars square Mercury: Your personal truth runs deep. Others will listen better if you whisper instead of shout.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Jupiter square Venus: You’re no Daddy Warbucks, but you like to carry yourself like someone wealthy. Tap into your inner wealth; save those dollars.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mercury square Mars: The truth will set you free, but not if it cuts and stings. Speak with care.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Venus square Jupiter: Money can’t buy happiness, and life’s delights aren’t limited to what’s within your dollar’s reach.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn square Uranus: It’s best to be opportunistic this week to help you break free from any restrictive sensations.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn square Uranus: If you’re feeling blocked and locked up, being open-minded is key.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter square Venus: You know more than most the value of your one embodied self. Be a spendthrift with your ego and abundant of spirit.