When does Leo season start? 2022's event will be dramatic, especially for these 4 signs

'It can bring that activity, that passion, that energy, that spice,' astrologer Noush says of Leo season

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Curtains up! Cancer season is taking its final bow, just as the wonderfully wild Leo season is making its way towards center stage. 

One of the more intense July astrology events, this particular time can feel hectic, but it's not necessarily a bad thing, or something you cannot handle. Just remember to embrace your truth and you'll be able to take on any theatrics it'll possibly throw your way. 

"Leo season is going to be nothing short of drama, which is just what Leo likes, says Noush, an astrologer at Girl and Her Moon (opens in new tab). "It can bring that activity, that passion, that energy, that spice. The drama can also be fun, it doesn’t have to be scary."

*Let's out a sigh of relief*


An intuitive astrologer with Girl and Her Moon, Noush believes in the healing power of focused energy. You can catch her cosmic insight during an astrology reading or by signing up for a Flow with the Moon Membership.

Likewise, astrologer Renée Watt (opens in new tab) notes that it's a wonderful time to be social and enjoy an art form, but things can get dicey if you're not careful with your interactions.

"You'll want to invest your energy in people and activities that make you feel like a strong, proud person," she previously told My Imperfect Life. "Just watch out for drama. Leo energy is all about pride, and if you accidentally make someone feel as though they've been disrespected, it could be hard to smooth over."

Since you're well-rested from a calming Cancer season, you're undoubtedly ready to embrace a different kind of energy from Leo!

Renée Watt

Astrologer Renée Watt has offered her expertise for a variety of publications, including Cosmo, InStyle, Girlboss and more. She hosts a weekly podcast called "The Glitter Cast" (opens in new tab) and is a cohost of the occult livestream “Betwixt The Shadows.” (opens in new tab)

When does Leo season start? 2022's guide

  • When: July 22 to August 23, 2022

Mark your calendars—great gifts astrology fans love, as you likely already know. Leo season is almost here, and it's going to feel like "sparks are flying," but not necessarily in a bad way, it's just a complete 180 from that vacation mode you've been embracing.

But regardless of what you're about to experience in the month ahead, Noush says the general reminder to all astro fans is to stay grounded and know who you are.

Leo season tips

"One of the biggest tips during Leo season, particularly this year, will be to not deny your truth," she says. "If you are feeling like something has been building up, or if you feel like you need to assert yourself in a certain way, Leo is about the individual and it coming in an opposition to Saturn in Aquarius shines light into where your individualism might be at a head with the collective."

If you like working with crystals, she suggests picking up moonstone and opalite. 

"They're both really good for maintaining balance through changing times, restoring inner confidence and helping to ease any emotional turbulence to connect you back to your sense of who you are," Noush says of her atypical picks for this Leo season. 

(If you're curious to learn more, our guide to crystals for beginners can certainly help! Make sure you're cleansing crystals properly to maximize their effects.) 

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Who will be most affected by Leo season?

Though we're all likely to get a taste of Leo season—but we'll need to consult individual astrological birth charts for specifics—the fixed signs, Leo, Taurus Aquarius and Scorpio, are likely to feel the Leo energy the most. 

"There’s a resilience to the fixed signs that will really shine during this season," Noush adds.

The new moon in Leo at the end of the month will be playful and mark new beginnings whereas the August full moon in Aquarius will be that push and pull between ourselves vs. the collective, which we tend to experience throughout Leo season as a whole. 

Ready for the theatrics? Let's make sure Leo leaves at the end of August with a standing ovation. Be sure to check out the rest of the happenings of 2022 with our guide to all of the zodiac seasons

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 

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