Happy Birthday Leo! We’re now in Leo season and it starts off with a triple dose of the Big Cat’s energy: Mars began zipping through Leo on July 20; the Sun roared into its home sign on Saturday night (July 22); and the first of two rare New Moons in Leo starts on Sunday July 23. (The second New Moon in Leo will be a total eclipse of the Sun on 8/21!) Regal Leo the Lion is a creative, fiery, fierce, loyal and confident sign, and collectively we’ll all feel a big boost of optimism coupled with a playful attitude, plus a little badassery to boot. Leos have a lust for life and a warm spirit that naturally draws people to them. They have a need for the admiration and appreciation of others, despite their strong independent streak. Leo is the only sign ruled by a star, not a planet. The Sun is the center of our solar system, and Leos also tend to think the world revolves around them ~ I’m a Leo, and yeah, I have to reign in my ego occasionally 🙂 This annoying trait can also give Leos natural leadership abilities, and when they lead from their generous, loving hearts, the world is golden. Famous Leos: Barack Obama; Julia Child; J.K. Rowling; Daniel Radcliffe; Selena Gomez; Madonna; Amelia Earhart; Alfred Hitchcock; “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter; Dustin Hoffman; Woody Harrelson; and Angela Bassett.
Yaassss Queen! Angela Bassett, tossing her mane and throwing attitude (♥ her)
I curated a gift list for the royal cats in our lives. Most likely your Leo will tell you exactly what they want for their birthday 😉 but here are a few suggestions anyway in case you want to surprise them:
Gold and Diamond Crown Ring
Need I say more? This diamond encrusted crown ring will become her everyday signature piece. (It has 42 genuine diamonds, baby!) It’s best to present this gift with as many onlookers as possible, preferably at a birthday party where Leo can pretend she’s holding court.
Pyrite Cuff Links
Pyrite is a power stone for Leo. These vintage cuff links from 1970 feature pyrite crystals set in 835 European silver. Really cool and classic mens accessory with timeless style. Rawr!
Essential Oil Perfume
Leos adore the performing arts, whether as a film fan, music buff, theater aficionado, or onstage themselves. Gift them this natural perfume made with essential oils of Neroli and Cinnamon, two power scents for Leos that enhance their passion and courage.
Peridot Gemstone Drop Earrings
These unique, glam earrings are handmade with AAA faceted gemstones of natural green peridot, the birthstone for August. Peridot symbolizes wealth, abundance, and prosperity. It’s been said that wearing this gemstone produces a protective energetic shield around the body.
Handwoven Pashmina Scarf
She will melt when you gift her this warm and luxurious pashmina wrap, handwoven with soft Merino wool in colors of gold and peridot green, the colors of Leo.
Mens Shaving Kit
Shaving kit of handcrafted, all natural citrus and cedar shaving soap and after shave. Because grooming matters to a Leo.
Handmade Gourmet Chocolate Candy
Leos have hearts of gold. Show how much you love them with these handmade dark chocolate truffles. The heart shaped treats are hand painted, and the center is a tropical fruit ganache made with banana, mango, and fresh passion fruit, oh my!
Ultra Chrome Nail Polish
Leos are beauty junkies, and they firmly believe one can never have too many products. This multichrome nail polish has colors of wine red, orange, copper and gold. Royal AF! Bonus points if you tuck the bottle into this…
Sequin Cosmetic Pouch
Sparkly, gold, and practical, what’s not to love? This cute little cosmetic bag can also double as a clutch purse for nights on the town!
Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Handmade in the U.S.A., this sumptuous and super-soft faux fur throw blanket in “cinnamon fox” will delight your Leo so much that you may find them rolling around naked on their gift. Be sure to join them in the fun!
Bold Mars will be playing in Leo’s domain from now until September 5th. This will compel people express and be themselves with no apologies. Self-denial is not on the menu. The energy favors fun, creativity, and athletic activities ~ enjoy all that late summer has to offer! Focused discipline might be hard to harness now, as we’ll feel like playing and roaming and indulging our whims. Sex, passion and romance will sizzle while Mars romps through Leo. Steer clear of those with towering egos and self-righteous stances, a downside to this transit.
July 23rd is the Leo New Moon. The energy of New Moons are usually low-key, but not this one. The Moon also conjuncts Mars and squares Uranus, so they’ll be lots of activity surrounding this transit, some of it unexpected, tense, or mind-blowing. This is a prelude to the rare second New Moon in Leo, a total solar eclipse happening on August 21st. When there are two new moons in the same sign, the Universe really wants us to “get” the energy of the sign. Leo rules the heart and spine, and metaphorically, the Universe is looking to collectively “strengthen our backbone” and learn to make decisions from the heart and from love, not our egos. We are being asked to work with our issues regarding authenticity, self-love, self-expression, and acceptance of our own and others’ unique individuality. This evolution of self will continue for several weeks with Mars in Leo supporting it and the eclipse in August driving the point home. Prepare for a new life chapter ♥
Take a few moments today or tomorrow and meditate on your intentions for the coming weeks of Leo season. Beginning new projects or making fresh starts are favored in the Leo-ruled areas of children, true love, creativity, confidence/leadership, fashion/bling, performance art and self-expression. Pinpoint and focus on what you really need, not the things you simply want. Write your intentions down and say them out loud. Dream big, then “fake it ’til you make it” ~ act like your dream is reality.
And I’ll wind it up with one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs “You Can’t Always Get What You Want“. Happy Birthday Mick Jagger (Born on July 26, Rawr!)
Thank you for reading, hope you’re enjoying Summer! xo♥ ~ Amy
p.s. The majestic photo of the lion at the top is from Pixabay – https://pixabay.com/en/lion-portrait-animal-portrait-face-617365/ ~ thank you!
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