The lion takes over from the crab, and Leo season is in full swing between July 23 – August 23! Perfectly positioned for late summer, Leo is ruled by the sun, lending Leos their characteristic friendly demeanor and drive for self-expression. Leo is a “life of the party” sign. A natural optimist, Leos have a big heart and a big personality, which grants them a bubbly ease in social situations and drives them to want to bring out the best in others. Like lions in a pride, Leos thrive off of socialization and friendships and may find their spark dimmed if faced with solitude. Luckily for Leo, their outgoing and compassionate sunny dispositions mean that any loneliness usually won’t have to be endured for very long. Overall, Leos make supportive, loyal, and loving friends and are the first ones you’ll want to call to plan any kind of party.
Much like fellow fire sign Aries, Leo has innate ambition and boundless creative energy. One of their biggest motivators in life is a desire for self-expression and to share their passions with the world. Leos work best when their days are jam-packed with activities, and they are 100% invested in converting their hobbies into full-blown side-hustles. With their passions held so close to their heart, Leo can be easily wounded by criticism. Leos are naturally drawn to leadership, but can quickly tip into being too bossy, controlling, or dominant. Proud Leo should be careful to give others enough space to shine on their own.
Leos will enjoy books about entrepreneurship, creativity, and connecting with others. For fiction, they love a strong main character, ride-or-die friends, and happy endings. Our picks for Leo this month feature celebrities who share the sign, Whitney Houston and Meghan Markle, books that honor the sun as their ruling planet, books all about boundary-breaking leaders and artists, and books that will resonate with their positive mindset and love of community and friendship.