Leo season runs from July 21 to August 21. We are in the height of summer, and the season has stabilised now in this fixed sign. We can rely upon the Sun’s consistency more, so it is at this time most of us take our summer vacations.
Leo season also marks the start of the Summer holidays for children at school. Six weeks of fun for the kids then, plus some mayhem for the parents no doubt! This time of the year is also known as ‘silly season (At least in the UK) when government also takes a break, and there is less newsworthy action.
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Leo as a sign is associated with children, and its house is the fifth. The hottest weather of the year is not the best for working, so what better time to take some time off. The religious festivals that many Mediterranean counties have during Leo season reach their peak of frequency.
Leo season Matchmaking & Dancing
Fireworks, processions, open-air theatre, dances and feasting happen at this time, all very Leo activities. It is a time of celebration and matchmaking too. Leo is THE most romantic sign, while the 5th house is the house of recreational sex. Leo season emphasises leisure and playtime.
Leo season is a sharp contrast to the Cancer season we have just left behind. Cancer is ruled by the Moon and is more inward-looking, which is a bit of a contradiction when you think that June 21 to July 21 are warm and pleasant weeks usually.
With Leo season, we can be bold and confident as we have acclimatised to the heat. No scorched skin and pale legs that have not seen the light of day. In Leo season, we have got our act together. We have by now sorted out our summer wardrobe and painted those grubby toenails. It’s time to show ourselves and get on the Leo catwalk.
Lammas & Lughnasadh Pagan Festivals
Leo season is prime-time to go mate hunting as we should be looking our very best at this time of the year. ALL signs can be sun-kissed and sassy, not just the divas of the zodiac.
The Sun naturally burns away the cobwebs of depression and lifts us. We are far more likely to get out in nature when it’s not cold, rainy or gloomy. Hay fever sufferers are happier, too, as the grass pollen season (which peaks mid-June) starts to wane.
The pagan festival of Lammas takes place on August 1. The name means ‘Loaf mass’. The ‘Loaf’ part celebrated the first wheat harvest in countries like the British Isles. The Celtic cultures worshipped the craftsman, Sun god ‘Lugh’ on August 1. The feast day ‘Lughnasadh‘ is named after Lugh.
Blessed Be Thy Loaf!
The church blessed the first loaves of the season to give thanks to god. Back in the old days, buying a loaf from the local store was not an option. If one’s crops failed, you could starve. The wheat that was harvested was the result of a whole year of backbreaking work.
“By celebrating Lammas as a harvest holiday we honour our ancestors and the hard work they must have had to do in order to survive. This is a good time to give thanks for the abundance we have in our lives, and to be grateful for the food on our tables. Lammas is a time of transformation, of rebirth and new beginnings.” ~ Learn Religions
Creativity & Crafts
Leo season is a creative time. Again this is reflected in the feast of Lughnasadh. We will often see craft festivals where artists will lay out their creations for sale during these weeks. For ourselves, we can also take time out for creativity, write music, paint, sing or perform plays. It’s all about PLAY! In some countries, Leo Season is a time for pretend wars and make-believe warriors.
In the UK, any town that has a castle may hold some light-weight jousting tournament or mock medieval battle. Men dressed up as knights is so very Leo! It’s also an excellent excuse to show off and a great way to impress the ladies. So dress flamboyantly during this costume-drama season. The world is your stage!
How leo season Affects each zodiac sign
One size does not fit all, and Leo season will be better for some signs than others. Check out my “How DOES astrology work?” post to explain why this is. We all have our different ‘Achieve, Receive and recycle’ periods, so some of the signs will have more going on than others in certain months. Check out the monthly horoscope for Leo season month as a whole.