When does Leo season start? The dramatic event is coming to an end

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

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The curtains are about to close on the wonderfully wild Leo season, so take a bow (and a breather).

One of the more intense July astrology events, this particular season has left us feeling a bit drained—but not necessarily in a bad way. Leo energy is just busy.

"Leo season is nothing short of drama, which is just what Leo likes, says astrologer Noush. "It can bring that activity, that passion, that energy, that spice. The drama can also be fun, it doesn’t have to be scary."

Meet the expert: Noush

An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. You can learn more about your cosmic blueprint during an astrology reading with her or shop through an incredible collection of healing crystals @jooncrystals

Likewise, astrologer Renée Watt notes that Leo season is a wonderful time to be social and enjoy an art form, but things can get dicey when interacting. 

"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."

Meet the expert: 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" and is a cohost of the occult livestream “Betwixt The Shadows.”

Now, however, Virgo season is approaching and it's asking us to relax, get things in order and prepare for what's ahead. Think of it as a precursor to the autumnal equinox.

"We can expect a heightened power from the universe that encourages ease and calm," says  Nebula's astrologer Patrick Price. "We can also expect to feel the desire to want to tie up situations in our lives that have been causing us stress and put a pin in them for good."

Meet the expert: Patrick Price

Patrick is Nebula: Horoscope and Astrology App’s expert specializing in tarot, angel readings and Western astrology. Patrick is a queer man who comes from a gypsy family. Tarot is deeply rooted in his family’s culture. He’s been doing tarot for the past eight years and astrological readings for the last three years. 

He adds, "We are encouraged to look within and should feel empowered to reclaim our lives in very small ways that ultimately add richness to them down the line. It is a time to slow down, relax, focus on YOU and the habits and daily routines that can make your life great."

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. 

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, an important lesson for Leo season and beyond.

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.) 


Loveliome Moonstone Polished Stones
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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.

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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