Leo Season Is Coming In Hot To Fuel Your Deepest Passions

There's something about the long, hot days of peak summer that lights a fire under most people. Motivation, confidence, and resolve are high; you feel on top of the world and capable of tackling anything. While the warm weather is certainly a contributing factor to the joyful and confident vibes of summer, it's not the only influence at play. From July 23 to August 22 each year, the sun travels through fiery Leo.

When Leo season is upon us, expect to find yourself feeling invigorated and ready to take part in all the summer activities you might not have felt up to participating in throughout June and early July. It's time to let loose, recharge your social meter, and get ready to feel yourself in a way you probably haven't in a while. Let's take a deep dive into the effects of Leo season and the major transit that is set to make it unique in 2023. 

What to expect during Leo season

Leo — represented by the bold and majestic lion — is a fixed fire sign. Occurring in the middle of a season, fixed signs embody the energy of that season. They also embody the definition of 'fixed' — they are immovable in their opinions and their loyalties. If you have a Leo in your life, you know how both stubborn and fiercely loyal individuals born under this sign can be.

During Leo season, everyone can expect to feel the effects of the sign's signature boldness. If you've been thinking about reaching out to a potential love interest but haven't yet found the courage, Leo season is likely to deliver it to you on a silver platter. Be prepared to also feel the urge to pull the trigger on any non-essential purchases you've been holding off on.

You'll be more likely to say yes to dates, social events, and fitness, work, or personal development challenges when the sun is in Leo. If you're someone who is usually more reserved, look at Leo season as a chance to put yourself out there and finally be seen. If you're already on the sassy and confident side, be prepared to possibly reel it in a bit. 

Venus retrograde in Leo

This year, Venus is set to go retrograde on the exact same day that the sun moves into Leo. When Venus — the planet that rules love, sex, pleasure, money, and beauty — retrogrades in a sign as fixed and fiery as Leo, sparks are likely to fly, and it may start with feeling a sudden urge to evaluate your current relationships. Since Venus retrograde inspires introspection around matters of love, and Leo is all about self-centered energy, 2023's Leo season will inspire many to take a look at their own role in their relationships.

If you've already taken steps to honor your shadow self and heal yourself through inner child work, chances are you'll be more open to taking accountability for the part you play in your relationships — and the realizations that come with it. If you haven't yet embarked on a healing journey, however, you might find that these revelations trigger your core insecurities and defense mechanisms. If this is the case for you, consider embracing this year's Venus retrograde in Leo as the jumping off point for your own healing era