• Yolanda McAdam

Leo Season (July 23 - August 22)

Ruled by life-giving Sol, Leo wants to shine and those who don’t get to shine or feel they’ve been hindered somehow from fully expressing or being themselves are very unhappy Queens and Kings.

Our youngest son, a Leo, is a late bloomer. He skipped past the preliminary “mama” and “dada” and uttered his first word “hamburger” at around two years old and he’s first sentence, as the self-elected monarch of our home, was an admonishment: “I get no respek”.

While his repertoire of words has (happily) expanded, he has remained consistent during his rulership. He prefers using short and polished sentences and they’re almost always about how to get his most urgent needs met. Like hugs, he needs a lot of them.

Leo needs love, praise,respect and a stage. They have to believe their loved ones revolve around them, like the planets revolve around the Sun. This is not because they’re arrogant, although they can be. Like Sol burns hot and gives life, Leo generates heat and fuels creativity. Whatever planet resides in Leo in your birth chart is literally “on fire”. So if you have Mars in Leo, like Beyonce for example, you’re extremely driven to succeed at whatever you choose to do and be seen as “the best”. It’s no surprise that Beyonce is to her legions of fans (me included) Queen Bey.