Leo Horoscope 2021 (July 23 – August 22)

Published by Imani Benjamin on

Leo Horoscope 2021
(July 22 - August 22)

It’s time to get moving and shaking! Cancer gave you plenty of time to sit and think about your next step. It’s time to put your plans into action. 

Be outgoing, be courageous and be strong this season! It’s your chance to shine so take this opportunity and run with it.


Seven of Swords | The Lovers | Six of Swords 

The jig is up and you’ve been exposed. Whether you’ve been telling little white lies or tall tales, your manipulations have come to light. There are relationships that need to be salvaged and you need to move fast, provided you can truthfully talk yourself out of trouble. 

While you try to repair your relationships, think about how this affects those close to you. The best relationships function as a two way street of communication. Although you’ve messed up a little (or a lot), you may have time to fix things. 

Be aware that some of your relationships might not recover from this and you’ll have to move on from them. It’s your job to help everyone move forward. Use your time in Leo to start fresh. 

Aries tarot cards. Imani Benjamin-Wharton | Avant-Youth


Five of Cups | Four of Cups | Five of Pentacles 

You’ve made difficult decisions between this season and Cancer. Whether you’re leaving a bad relationship or losing a bad job, it still hurts to let go of something familiar and safe. 

Treat this start as a new beginning. You’re starting something fresh, new and special. Inspiration for work or the spark of a new relationship is all around you, waiting to be discovered. 

That doesn’t mean you can’t grieve what you’ve left behind. Just know that you don’t have to spend your life grieving. You can and you will move on and be happy. 


Five of Pentacles | Ace of Swords | Five of Wands

Grief has a way of changing our perspective. You may have lost a loved one or a valued heirloom but you’ve found a new way to overcome adversity. Despite the problems you’ve faced, you’ve found a silver lining. 

Those who share your grief may not be happy you’ve conquered your problems. Whether that’s because they don’t want to be alone in their grief or they have ideas on how you should be grieving, it’s time to communicate. A failure to communicate or a clash of perspectives will make the healing process harder to get through.  

The best thing to do now is talk it out. Prepare to address your issues with words no matter how hard they may seem. 


Page of Swords | The Magician | Temperance 

Feeling unsure about your next step is normal. Even when we’re at the height of our game, thinking about what comes next is frightening. The important thing is to not let it disrupt your life. 

Right now you’re all over the place, torn in different directions trying to figure out where you’re going. While you’re finding yourself, be wary of the people around you. Not everyone is eager to help you succeed.  

Remember, before you run off with a half baked plan on your next step in life, it’s okay to not know what to do. Although it goes a little against Leo’s brash and go-getter energy, pump the brakes on life, figure out what to do next and stick to your guns. 


The Magician | Queen of Swords | Knight of Swords 

It’s your time to shine! You’re used to making your own path and this season isn’t different. There’s nothing you can’t do when you put your mind to it. 

Just remember that when things aren’t going your way, there’s no reason to get put out or force your way. A bad mood or deception sours your relationships and taints the happiness Leo brings you. 

Think of how it affects others or be a little selfish and think about how it affects you. Either way is negative. So when the urge to hurt comes up, think how it affects more than just your immediate goals.

Leo tarot cards. Imani Benjamin-Wharton | Avant-Youth


Justice | Page of Wands | The Tower 

Good on you for making the best of a bad situation in Cancer. Life has a bad habit of throwing curveballs but you made it out mostly on top. 

As Leo approaches, it’s time to get your mojo back. It’s your prerogative to be responsible and accountable for your words and actions. It doesn’t matter if the people following you are five or 50 – if they’re listening to you and doing the wrong thing, it’ll reflect poorly on you. 

Take your time to figure out what a good role model looks like. Change isn’t something that happens overnight. It’s not something that happens on a timely schedule either. Hasty moves now will hurt you more in the long run. You aren’t delaying inevitable change, you’re just not rushing headlong into trouble. Take it easy this season as you figure out who you really want to be.


Death | Wheel of Fortune | Page of Wands

It’s hard to let change happen when you like the way things are. Getting comfortable can be the death of your ambition and drive. Not because you don’t think you can achieve your goals but because it’s easier to let things stay the same. 

It might feel like you have no control during this downturn in the cosmic cycle. But you have control of the most important thing: yourself. Things might not be going your way but overreacting now won’t help you in the future. Use Leo’s energy to ground yourself and move forward with purpose. 


The Lovers | Justice | Two of Pentacles

The success of Cancer has carried over into Leo. Work has picked up, your personal life is flourishing and you are doing your best. Good flows from you and to you.

Now it’s time to be a force of change. Your good fortune may not be the work of karma but that’s no excuse to share your positivity. Whether it’s recent wealth or a better state of mind, give to others and you may find that they’ll give back to you.

While all this good fortune is great, the work and commitment that comes with it is taking up your time. As you go into Leo, find ways to create a work life balance that suits you.

Scorpio tarot cards. Imani Benjamin-Wharton | Avant-Youth


King of Wands | Queen of Wands | Queen of Swords

Keeping up to date with daily appointments is great. Staying on top of your weekly to do list is the best way to keep on top of things. 

Holding tyrannical control over yourself and others is not. You left Cancer needing to keep everything around you under control. Now you’re just draining the fun out of everything. 

Think back to the days you enjoyed your passions and hobbies or the times you spent with friends that weren’t strictly scheduled. This season’s mission is to relax. That doesn’t mean letting go of your ambitions or abandoning your goals. 

Just take a break and make some adjustments so you don’t look in the mirror and see Scrooge come the holiday season.


Eight of Pentacles | Three of Wands | Nine of Cups

It’s amazing what a short break can do for your productivity. However long your break from work was in Cancer, it’s done wonders for you in Leo. A clear mind has allowed you to master a skill or brush up on talents you thought were gone. 

The only problem now comes from not having a project to focus on. You’ve finished up halted projects and now there’s nothing to keep your attention. Don’t let yourself wallow at the thought of having idle hands. 

It’s time to stop looking for someone else to give you something to do. Let Leo’s energy guide you to challenging and fulfilling work. 


Seven of Swords | The Hermit | Knight of Pentacles 

Whether you’ve been lying to yourself or to others, it’s not going to turn out the way you imagined it would. You’ve been quick witted and clever but be careful of your past that may come back to bite you. 

It’s time to take a moment to sit back and think about your next move. Or better yet, how your next move will affect you. Leo isn’t just about being bold, it’s about being courageous too.

Take some of that cosmic courage to turn your attitude around. Face your problems head on instead of sneaking around them and be honest with others about your needs. Take some time to figure out your next step and maybe use that time to unbend the truth. 

Aquarius tarot cards. Imani Benjamin-Wharton | Avant-Youth


The Chariot | Temperance  | The Universe 

Feeling out of control is not fun. Being out of control is worse. Last season saw you making big leaps to independence.

Now it’s time to find ways to feel comfortable in your new normal. This might be finding new friends, getting a new hobby or just taking it easy. Don’t worry about feeling lost. 

You’ve turned to a brand new chapter in your life and have yet to make a mark on the world. Keep calm and look forward to the future with hope.

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Imani Benjamin

Imani Benjamin-Wharton is a graduate from Georgia State University with a degree in English. She’s an aspiring novelist hoping to write the next great American novel. In her free time, she learns the secrets of survival from her favorite horror movies.


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