Sun in Leo: Let Your Ego Roar

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A lion roaring on a cliff over the African savannah at sunrise

As the earth circles the Sun, it is the Sun that appears to be moving through the zodiac. Each sign of the zodiac hosts the sun for a month. Beginning July 22 until August 23, the Sun will be in the zodiac sign Leo. In that time, it will have an influence on the day-to-day events that we all go through.

In astrology, the Sun is the ruler of the human ego. Wherever it is in the zodiac can tell you a lot about the manner in which people are acting self-centered. Leo, the most royal sign in the zodiac, is the sign in astrology that is ruled by the Sun. In the positive sense, Leo is a sign of leadership and commitment to one's vision. In the negative, this is a zodiac sign that is all drama and too self-centered to take criticism.

Even if you were not born under the sign of Leo, you will be affected by the Sun's visit there. Your ego can gain in strength and confidence or it can embrace narcissism and alienate others as you obsess about your own narrative with no connection to the world around you or those in it. Read your sign's forecast below to see the best way to make use of the Sun's energy during its visit to the sign of the Lion.

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    The Bright Side: The Sun in Leo can inspire your most creative expressions to pour out and make you look talented. Create a new project from scratch and become a shining star in your chosen field.
    The Dark Side: If you don't end up looking like a show-off, you will have gotten through this month-long visit unscathed. Keep it to yourself until it is ready to be shown to the whole world.

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    The Bright Side: You will be looking your best and feeling quite attractive. The chance to accomplish great things is assisted by the Sun's visit to Leo. Push to establish your name and your trade.
    The Dark Side: You could be hidden from those with whom you would best interact. An obsession with work or tradition keeps you away from those who would take you places.

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    The Bright Side: The time to argue about planning and outlining are long over. It is the time to make peace and get a signed agreement. Seek a quick, agreeable resolution.
    The Dark Side: Your nitpicky side could make the whole house of cards collapse. Social and business structures not built solidly in your life may collapse while the Sun visits Leo.

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    The Bright Side: Finances improve and your confidence gets a boost. Look to find a way to spend what you have made as an investment in your long-term security and happiness.
    The Dark Side: Spending issues crop up if you are showing off and bragging about your wealth. Be humble and share any glory you get with those that helped make it happen.

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    The Bright Side: The Sun in your sign means that your birthday should be a great time for everyone to celebrate what you mean to them. Don't spend so much time planning that you don't stop to enjoy the event.
    The Dark Side: If it is all about you, there might be a bit of alienation when you realize who does and does not show up to your festivities.

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    The Bright Side: The Sun will be moving to your zodiac sign next month, so this is a great month to wind up personal obligations and tie up the loose ends of responsibilities. Prepare now for a growth experience.
    The Dark Side: Let your egomania get in the way of resolving issues and they could linger on over the next year or so. Abandon strident stances and find common ground.

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    The Bright Side: Your attachments and associations will yield invites to great parties and expand your social horizons. Aim for as VIP as you can get and you will get it.
    The Dark Side: You superficial nature may bubble over as you try to work it. People can spot a fake and if you cannot keep it real, everyone will let you know.

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    The Bright Side: A leap in your career status is in order, as a summer opportunity goes wanting by applicants and aspirants away on vacation. You can take a week off in the winter once you have gotten ahead in the world.
    The Dark Side: As you climb the career ladder, you might pass some people in a rude way. They will not be forgiving, so play nice.

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    The Bright Side: A summer vacation could bring out a good time and allow you to be who you are unencumbered by your day-to-day identity. You might even get to know yourself better.
    The Dark Side: You could struggle to impress a stranger and exaggerate who you are or what you have to offer the world. Be careful of misleading someone.

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    The Bright Side: You will be able to make the most of some inside information to get close to the right people at work or in a career that is crowded with people who do what you do.
    The Dark Side: Your lusty desires could take over and a pursuit of passion that is a trap of your time and a drain of your energy can be stoked by the fiery Sun's visit to stubborn and focused Leo.

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    The Bright Side: Celebrating the accomplishments of a partner will make you feel connected to a true accomplishment. Your support gets rewarded for having helped someone who has made the world a better place.
    The Dark Side: The attention your partner is getting rubs you the wrong way and you make a stab to be seen, heard or noticed. Be careful about following any wild impulses.

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    The Bright Side: Your energy level is off the charts and you can get a few things done that have been sitting around, unfinished, for some time. Organizing your desk and cleaning out your car should top the list.
    The Dark Side: Procrastination in new and inventive ways will be a detriment to your development. A codependent relationship will wrap up most of your time if you are not careful.

Finding Inspiration in the Sun

Remember that the Sun can inspire you with the light of curiosity and the warmth of learning. The things you most want in life might seem like the most difficult to acquire, but the Lion is a sign that inspires you to roar in your own way in order to get what you want.

Sun Forecasts of 2010