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Leo Season Covenscopes by Vanessa Dunne


Get loud! Be bold! Express yourself with your whole heart! Show the world exactly who you are! It is Leo Season, baby! On July 22nd at 10:26am, the Sun celebrates it’s homecoming to fixed, fiery, Leo. While Cancer Season kicked off the summer months, here in the Northern Hemisphere, Leo Season shows us summer’s staying power: the days are long and hot (sometimes excruciatingly so), with heat-filled days overflowing into warm, muggy nights. As far as fire signs go, if Aries is the strike of a match and Sagittarius is a bonfire, Leo is a long-lasting burn in a fireplace. Ruled by the Sun and represented by the Lion, Leo is expressive, bold, warm, loyal, and unapologetic. Some may say that Leo is attention-seeking and dramatic (and given it’s connection to the Sun, our ego, this isn’t necessarily untrue), but Leo is here to lead with their heart and act as your biggest cheerleader. There’s a performative nature to Leo Season; the world's a stage, my friends. There is truly no better time than now to play, create, and try something new. The Sun doesn’t ask for permission to shine, and neither should you. Claim the spotlight!


This Leo Season embraces many planetary shifts and TWO Full Moons! Acting as bookends to Leo Season with a Full Moon on July 23rd and on August 22nd, we’re given two chances to tap into our Full Moon rituals, and, thank the cosmos, because the first Full Moon is a little turbulent. While both Full Moons pull in themes of the individual (Leo) vs. the collective (Aquarius), warmth and connection (Leo) vs. cooling and detachment (Aquarius), they’re two very different lunations. July 23rd’s Full Moon is enclosed, or “sandwiched” by Pluto, the planet of destruction and transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations and boundaries. In short: it’s not very comfy. This type of configuration can feel emotionally challenging and limiting, but can also be great for releasing what is no longer serving you, like an emotional shedding. Contrastingly, the Full Moon on August 22nd, having just passed over a retrograde Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, sits at 29 degrees. 29 degrees of any sign is extremely potent; known as an “anaretic degree”, it represents the end of a cycle and is oftentimes a very extreme, heightened version of a sign. This Full Moon feels more productive with the ability to do “Full Moon things” related to the Leo and Aquarius themes. It feels like an open opportunity for a do-over of the first Full Moon in a way, so if there is something you missed on the first go-around, there is a chance to release yet again.


On July 27th, at 9:11 pm, Mercury, the planet of communication, joins the Sun in Leo. With Mercury in Leo, thoughts and ideas become big and bold, for the next two-ish weeks. Next up on planetary shifts, as Jupiter has to retrace its steps back into Aquarius starting July 28th, take the time to think back to what was coming up in your life at the end of March 2021. Those themes are bound to come up again, as Jupiter ties up loose ends until October and regroups through the new year. Jupiter in Pisces was more light, fun, and idealistic, however, we may begin to see themes of Jupiter in Aquarius restrictions yet again. Then, on July 29th, Mars, the planet of passion, shifts out of Leo and gets a bit of a reality check in analytical, detail-oriented Virgo. If Mars in Leo is the life of the party, Mars in Virgo is the one shutting the party down, reminding us we have to get to bed for that important thing the next morning. On August 11th, Mercury will then join Mars in it’s home sign of Virgo, allowing space for refinement.

Lastly, on August 16th, Venus, the planet of relationships and values, returns to its home sign, Libra. With an invitation to look and feel flirty, take some time to focus on your aesthetics, values, and relationships. Libra is all about harmony, so this is a lovely time to start bringing those Venusian areas of your life into balance.


For more details on how this juicy Leo Season will show up for you personally, read on! (hint: read for both your sun AND rising signs!)



Aries

This Leo Season is all about self expression, play, and creativity, Aries! Bold by nature, this season highlights the way in which you express your boldness. How will you communicate it? How will you share it with the world? How will you tap into child-like wonder, play, and pleasure? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by a way of rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to your social circles and networks. If they’re not adding to your creative expression, Aries, it might be time to let them go. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re invited to set intentions related to your Leo themes: what do you want to create in this life? How do you want to have fun and find more pleasure? How can you express yourself more authentically? If it hasn’t been aligning with your heart, Aries, this is the time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with a Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas of your life related to self-expression and social networks. Keep in mind, this Full Moon is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and is magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing, my friend?



Taurus

For you, this Leo Season is all about your home, roots, ancestors, and lineage, Taurus! How can your home-base reflect the parts of you that are expressive, bold, and warm? How can your family (both blood and chosen) embody loyal support? How can you creatively connect to your roots and ancestors? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by a rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of your private and public life; if your work is not nurturing your home, it may be time to release the pieces that no longer serve you. While it may not be easy, it may feel like an emotional shedding-- one that transforms the way you feel and emote. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to set intentions related to your Leo themes: what do you want your home to feel like? How do you want to connect and reflect? How can these spaces provide big, bold love, support, and warmth? If it hasn’t been aligning with your home and heart, Taurus, this is the time to regroup. Closing out the Leo Season with the Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas of your life related to your personal and private life. Keep in mind, this Full Moon is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and is magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you boldly release, my friend?


Gemini

For you, Gemini, this Leo Season is all about your local environment, communication methods, and social interests. How can you creatively connect with your community? How can you communicate your thoughts in a way that is bold and bright? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of a rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of what you already know and where your mind can expand. As a Gemini, though, you’re no stranger to obtaining and soaking up information; while this may feel relatively natural to you, it may also feel like an emotional shedding-- one that transforms the way you expand, grow, and optimize your mind. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to set intentions related to your Leo themes: how do you want to socialize with your siblings or friends who feel like siblings? How do you want to support your local environment, such as your neighborhood or community? How do you want to stimulate your mind? If it hasn’t been aligning with your intuitive, knowing mind, Gemini, this is the time to regroup. Closing out the Leo Season with the Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas of your life related to your current knowledge and ability for mind-expansion. As a bit of a do-over from the rocky July 23rd Full Moon, keep in mind, this Full Moon is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you boldly release, my friend?



Cancer

Money, money, money, baby! For you, this Leo Season is all about your money, finances, and assets. How do you spend your money? How do you save? How can you get creative with your finances, assets, and values? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of a rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of your personal values and assets, and those values and assets of others. As a Cancer, you naturally lean into the feeling of it all, and this Full Moon can feel like an intense emotional shedding. However, this emotional shedding is one that can deeply transform your relationship to your values. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to set intentions related to your Leo themes: how do you manage your finances? Are you frivolous with your spending? What is your relationship to money? How do you want to manage your values in a way that is both expressive and authentic? If it hasn’t been aligning with your heart, Cancer, this is the time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with the second Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas in your life related to your assets and other people’s resources. As a bit of a do-over from the rocky July 23rd Full Moon, this one is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing, my friend?


Leo

Leo, Leo, Leo! Get loud! Be proud! It is YOUR season, so it’s all about YOU! If you aren’t living up to your authentic potential, Leo, the time is now. Bold, dramatic, and warm by nature, this season highlights the way in which you do you. And, as a birthday gift, you get not one but two Full Moons to work with (and thank the comos for it). The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of a rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of yourself and your relationships. While you might feel the desire to start your season off with a bang, this Full Moon first asks you to feel your feelings, and feel them intensely. This lunation can feel like an emotional shedding, however, it’s one that can deeply transform your relationship to yourself and others. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to set intentions related to you: are you living your life for you? Are you acting and dressing in a way that authentically expresses who you are? Are you moving through life with your whole heart? If it hasn’t been aligning with your heartspace, Leo, it’s time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with the second Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights yourself and your relationships. As a bit of a do-over from the rocky July 23rd Full Moon, this one is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also learn to let go-- let go of the things we’ve been tending to for so long so that we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing, Leo? Happy, happy birthday-- may the next year be as bright as you.


Virgo


This Leo Season is all about your subconscious mind and that which lives beneath the surface, Virgo. How do you connect to your subconscious? How do you meditate and dream? What is your relationship to the unknown, to that which is unseen? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of a rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of your mental and physical health. This Full Moon can feel like an intense emotional shedding, however, one that can deeply transform the depths of your mind and self. Come the New Moon on August 9th, you’re further invited to transform your relationship to your Leo themes: how do you connect with your mental health? How do you connect with your subconscious mind? What habits are you looking to implement to stay tuned in? If it hasn’t been aligning with your head or heart, Virgo, it’s time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with the second Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas in your life related to your mental and physical bodies. As a bit of a do-over from the rocky July 23rd Full Moon, this one is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go -- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing, my friend?



Libra

This Leo Season is all about your social networks, peer groups, and communities, Libra. Social by nature, you bring harmony and balance to these spaces, but Leo Season asks the question: how do you do so authentically? Creatively? Whole-heartedly? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of a rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to your self-expression, pleasure, and creativity. As an emotional shedding of sorts, this Full Moon invites you to transform the way in which you have fun and express yourself; if it’s not fun, playful, or from the heart, Libra, it may be time to let it go. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re invited to set intentions related to your Leo themes: what do you want to create in this life? How do you want to have fun and find more pleasure? How can you express yourself more authentically? If it hasn’t been aligning with your heartspace, this is the time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with a Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights these areas of your life related to self-expression and social networks. Keep in mind, this Full Moon is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees, being magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing, my friend?



Scorpio

For you, this Leo Season is all about your work, career, and public reputation, Scorpio! As a Scorpio, you’re comfortable keeping things under the surface and a bit secretive, but this Leo Season invites you to step into the spotlight. How can you show off your hard work? How can you learn to take the spotlight? How can you be a little more bold? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of your public and private life; if your home is not nurturing your work and vice versa, it may be time to release the pieces that no longer serve you. For some, this may not be easy, but you, Scorpio, are no stranger to transformation. This Full Moon may feel like an emotional shedding of sorts-- one that is deeply connected to your home, family, roots, and ancestors. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to set intentions related to your Leo themes: what do you want your work to feel like? How does your career emotionally support you? How can you be a little more bold and step into your most authentic self? If it hasn’t been aligning with the work you want to be doing, this is the time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with the Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas of your life related to your public and private lives. Keep in mind, this Full Moon is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go-- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing?


Sagittarius

Expansion! Abundance! Growth! For you, Sagittarius, this Leo Season is all about your self-expansion, opportunities, faith, beliefs, and values-- all things that come pretty naturally to you. With the Sun in this space, you are asked: how can you fuel your ideals and beliefs with passion? How can you boldly expand to new horizons? How can you bring warmth to the way in which you learn? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of beliefs vs facts, as well as how you communicate them. While we love a Sagittarius soapbox moment, there is an opportunity for you to be too soapbox-y. Take the time to notice when it’s time to communicate what you know and what you believe. This Full Moon also feels like an emotional shedding - one that transforms the way in which you learn, communicate, and absorb new information, particularly related to your local environment. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to set intentions related to your Leo themes: how do you want to learn, travel, and expand? What is something new you want to learn? What steps do you need to take to get there? This is a wonderful time to set the intentions to get you there -- if it’s not aligning with your heart, Sag, it's time to regroup. Closing out the Leo Season with the Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas of your life to learning, communication, and your local environment. As a bit of a do-over from the rocky July 23rd Full Moon, keep in mind, this Full Moon is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you boldly release, my friend?


Capricorn

Highlighting the area of your life related to other people’s money and assets, transformation, and mystery, this Leo Season asks the questions: what is your relationship to leaning on others for support? How do you transform yourself in a way that expresses your authenticity? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. By way of rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of your personal values and assets, and those values and assets of others. As a Capricorn -- grounded, determined, and focused -- leaning into the emotional self might not always be what is comfortable, but this Full Moon can feel like an emotional shedding or can really show you your ability to change. Regardless of the manifestation, this Full Moon can deeply transform your relationship to your values. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to set intentions related to your Leo themes. If someone offers you financial assistance, will you be humble enough to accept it or will your ego get in the way? If given the opportunity to change, will you? If it hasn’t been aligning with who you are and where you want to be, Capricorn, this is the time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with the second Full Moon August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas in your life related to your assets and other people’s resources. As a bit of a do-over from the rocky July 23rd Full Moon, this one is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and being magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing?



Aquarius

Aquarius, this season is a big one for you! With Leo being your opposite sign, you are gifted with not one but two Full Moons in your sign. With the Sun in Leo, the area of your life related to relationships, partnerships, and connection are highlighted. How do you relate to others? Are you warm and inviting or are you cold and detached? Leo invites you to warm things up and invite others into your circle! The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of a rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of yourself and your relationships. While you may feel the pull to be social, there is first a moment wherein you must feel what you are feeling. This lunation can feel like an intense emotional shedding, however, it’s one that can deeply transform your relationship to yourself and your relationship to others. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to set intentions related to your relationships and partnerships: are you partnering with people who embrace your authenticity? Are your relationships nurturing who you are? If they haven’t been aligning with your heart, Aqua, it’s time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with the second Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights yourself and your relationships. As a bit of a do-over from the rocky July 23rd Full Moon, this one is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also learn to let go-- let go of the things we’ve been tending to for so long so that we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing, my friend?


Pisces

This Leo Season is all about your physical body, habits, rituals, and routines, Pisces. What habits do you engage in? How do you move your body? How do you authentically practice rituals and routines? The Full Moon on July 23rd is a bit of a challenging one, given the moon is enclosed by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Saturn, the planet of limitations. Almost by way of a rough landing, this Full Moon asks you to pay attention to the dichotomy of your mental and physical health. This can feel like an intense emotional shedding, however, one that can deeply transform the depths of your physical and mental bodies. Come the New Moon on August 8th, you’re further invited to transform your relationship to your Leo themes: what habits are you looking to establish? What rituals are you trying to implement? What routines are warming up to? If what you have been doing isn’t aligning with your head or your heart, Pisces, it’s time to regroup. Closing out Leo Season with the second Full Moon on August 22nd, the Leo/Aquarius axis again highlights the areas in your life related to your physical and mental bodies. As a bit of a do-over from the rocky July 23rd Full Moon, this one is LOUD, coming in at a potent 29 degrees and magnified by Jupiter. Full Moons are a time of harvesting the fruits of our labor, and when we harvest, we must also let go -- let go of the things we have been tending to for so long so we can finally enjoy it. With that, comes a release. What will you be releasing, my friend?

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