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The Sign of Leo

Leo - 23 July - 22 August

Leo season comes in with a roar after the deeply felt and emotional waves of Cancer season. From the internal world of the moon, we shift to the external solar energies. We now move on to bigger and better things. It is your time to shine, to tackle leadership, spark your creative juices, and manifest confidently with your Lioness Queen energy. A reaction now from the inwards energy of the introverted crab, the lion desires to externalize it's energy.

A season for self-expression, creativity, flirtiness and pure enjoyment from the heart. If there is one thing Leo teaches you, it is how to connect with joy in its highest form. What brings you joy?

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Leo symbolized by the lion or lioness, is ruled by the Sun contributing to its sunny and bigger than life personality. With their warmth and optimism, they are generous big-hearted beings showing us where we can live our most authentic self-expression.

Leo is a fire sign that much like the sun loves unconditionally and purely. It loves to shine and be in the spotlight. Radiating its light to the extent that makes it feel vulnerable, self-conscious and prone for rejection.

Connected to self-expression, which is highly linked with creativity. It is the entertainer of the zodiac, what it creates, it desires to have an audience to perform to and be recognized for its art. We are all beings of expression, may it be in writing, photography, dance, creating sacred spaces, or otherwise.

Open yourself up to creation during the season of Leo, nurture your creativity like a mother nurturing her child. Know that it takes time for creativity to take form, be developed, and finally be seen and shared with others to share the magic you created.

Ruling Planet

Leos are children of the sun. The sun is connected to the heart and our core identity. Other key words are soul mission, strength, creation, consciousness and taking center stage.

Astrological House

Leo connected to the 5th house of the child can also illustrate the traits of our inner child as well as our relationship to creativity and sexuality. Themes of self-expression, romance, performance, play and pleasure are also associated with the 5th house.


Known as a fixed sign, it likes to stick to its way. It is loyal, stubborn and fixed in opinion. The extorversion of the fire sign combined with its modality of being fixed helps it not only be the initiator, leader and protector of the tribe, but also sustain its position with perseverance.


Fire as an element represents transmutation. The ability to transmute or transform energy, to mold things together, create alchemy or cook foods. It's core is the one of creativity and transformation. Leo ruled by the sun is connected to the element of fire, giving it's creative expression, positivity and desire to be the center of the Universe, just like the sun.

Body Astrology

Leo rules the heart, back and spine. The sun of the body which is the heart. Stimulate the heart by doing movement that brings you joy.

Human Design

Gate 7 in Human Design is known as the Gate of the Role of the Self or the Army Leader. It is part of the Channel of the Alpha, known for leadership qualities. However, leadership comes by invitation and recognition by others. An aspect important to Leo.

About the writer

Inés Kelly is a trauma-informed space holder and integral guide in Human Design and astrology. Her multi-cultural background has gifted her with the insight of various rituals and traditions. Bringing the ancestral and the honoring of the natural cycles to the community is a deep value she holds.


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