Welcome back to Gathering In—we hope you're ready for your life to get a lot more flashy and exciting. Today is the day the Sun moves into its favorite sign, Leo. Leo Season is all about passion, self-expression and boldness so don’t be afraid to break out the leopard print, bright red nail polish and that bedazzled party dress. The only way to do it is to overdo it, so make the most of this season by listening to legendary lioness, Lucille Ball: “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
On the 23rd, we will be visited by a Full Moon in Aquarius (the first of two, but more on that later). Leo is all about ME but progressive and idealistic Aquarius is about the collective so don’t be surprised if you feel the urge to connect, particularly for a good cause. With this energy, now is the time to host a charity event or get-together to help friends or family who have had a rough go of it lately. Aquarius is a rebel so this full moon will encourage us to become the best version of ourselves for the benefit of mankind—while still embracing our uniqueness and quirks. Aquarius will also reappear in its space suit on July 28th when Jupiter goes retrograde, furthering the cause of the Full Moon. Examine your beliefs. What have you outgrown and why?
On July 28th, action-oriented Mars joins romantic Venus in Virgo. Virgo is all about details and planning meaning we can only achieve during this transit by getting organized. Haphazard goals make the Virgin ill, so get clear on what you want, write it down, and follow through. Virgo’s practical and detail-oriented magic will help you plan those summer parties you’ve been itching to throw, making sure that the small things don’t become big things.
Leo Season feeling a little too un-Leo for your liking? The Lion was merely getting its mane fluffed and that kind of perfection takes time! On August 8th, the Leo New Moon takes hold demanding that we all stand up and make our voices heard. Leo will have none of that shrinking violet business. This New Moon was created to embolden you to have that hard conversation whether it be asking for a promotion or inquiring where your relationship is headed. Channel iconic Leo, Madonna’s Express Yourself vibe and step into your personal power. Cone shaped bra strongly encouraged but clearly optional. Our Leo Szn playlist however? Required listening.
On August 22nd, Leo Season comes to an end with a second Full Moon in Aquarius. The energy around this full moon is pretty special and will allow us to sweetly revisit anything we didn’t accomplish over the last thirty days or so. Jupiter, also in Aquarius, will be particularly active at the end of Leo Season. Jupiter is the planet of luck and abundance so this is a great period for expansion. Host that manifestation party and release all the emotional and physical excess you don’t need before Virgo season comes along and does it for you. ;)
Recommended Looks for Leo Season: Summer Fête, Bali Mama, Cherry Bomb and White Out.