Leo season is supposed to be emboldening and glam, but if the last few weeks have felt more like college finals week, you’re not alone! This energy peaks on the 14th as the sun faces off with rigid Saturn, an aspect that has us all coming up against limits. The positive side of this aspect is that it’s the perfect energy for creating clear boundaries. Mars connects with Pluto on the same day giving us the courage to go ahead despite feeling vulnerable.
Things lighten up as the week continues (thank goddess!) as Mercury trines Uranus on the 16th and Venus trines Jupiter on the 18th, bringing insight, indulgence and some revelry to the forefront. Then on the 20th, Mars enters Gemini. The action planet usually spends six weeks in a sign, but due to an upcoming retrograde, Mars will be in the sign of the twins until late March 2023! Under this influence, we move through the world with more spontaneity and adventure, and deal with conflict through lengthy text exchanges. Yes, things could get chaotic, but as Mars in Gemini native Steve Martin once said, “Chaos in the midst of chaos isn’t funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.” For the next seven months, there will be plenty of ideas and possibly too many words so get ready to talk it all out.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)