The Brief: Get ready to fall in love with Leo between July 23rd and August 22nd, the period of time astrologers and horoscope enthusiasts refer to as #LeoSeason.  

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Best prepare yourselves for the arrival of the Kings and Queens of the jungle, because #LeoSeason is about to get LIT, just in time for Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King

July 23rd marks the start of Leo Szn, aka the “hot girl summer” of astrological seasons. Considering that Leo Season falls between mid-July and August, this next month is all about having spontaneous fun in the sun, regardless of what your sign may be. Leos, however, are about to turn up

Leo belongs to the element of Fire, just like Aries and Sagittarius. Fire signs are excitable, impulsive, and more than anything, love to light a fire under others.

Some of the other Zodiac signs might be jealous while others literally can’t even (especially Cancerians).

Let’s not forget that Mercury is in Retrograde until the end of July, which could make for an especially tumultuous transition from Cancer to Leo.

Whether you’re celebrating yourself or the Leos around you, there’s a lot to love (and fear) about this particular astrological sign.

Ready or not, hear them ROAR!

A Lot to Love About Leo

Leos are often described as having magnetic and strong personalities, similar to that of the Lion, so it should come as no surprise that several Leo memes include lions.

As naturally born leaders, Leos tend to exude confidence. In addition, they are dominant, dramatic AF, and usually excel at creative activities like theater or music.

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Their DILLGAF attitude is hypnotic. Simply put, Leos are royalty, and everyone else, their subjects.

Leos are famously known for their exuberance and spontaneity. Their presence can quite literally, light up a room and they often think of themselves as the life of the party.

High Energy + Spontaneity + Trashy = Leo.

Leos live their hot boy/girl summer 24/7, 365 days per year. The rest the Zodiac are just lucky enough to share a month in their presence come Leo Season.

Being charismatic is just a Leo’s nature, so it’s very easy for them to make friends and draw attention. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal.

Their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with others simple and one can usually count on a Leo for help solving even the most difficult problems.

Leos will defend their friends to the very end, regardless of how ugly things might get. This Dog vs. Werewolf meme explains it all.

When it comes to friendship, Leos are fiercely protective and loving towards those they have under their “rule”, so long as they don’t forget who’s boss.

It’s no use trying to boss around a Leo…

Because they’re going to do what they want, whether anybody likes it or not.

In fact, if Millennials were a Zodiac sign, they’d probably be Leos… young, broke, and fabulous.

The Lesser-Than Leo Qualities

Despite their many redeeming qualities, Leos can be somewhat complicated…

Especially where finances and goals are concerned.

Because of their confidence and leaderships skills, Leos are able to virtually achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. That being said, they tend to lack follow-through when their goals interfere with activities they like that are much more readily accessible.

Leos love to be surrounded by modern and trendy things. Although money comes easy to them (when they do decide to take that extra initiative and turn off Netflix), the tend to spend less responsibly.

Perhaps Leo’s greatest flaw is their constant need for validation from others.

LOTS of validation.

This Queer Eye meme: 

Then again, as far as Leos are concerned, they only care about validation from the “right” people.

More often than not, Leos will retreat unto themselves when they feel as if they are not receiving the validation they deserve. Okurrr, queen.

Basically, if it’s not all about Leo and what’s going on in Leo’s life, you may as well not even be around. Leos can get by just fine on their own.

Though, ask a Leo and they might explain their arrogance as self-confidence.

Leos in Love

Generally speaking, Fire signs are passionate, sincere, and very generous towards their loved ones. Leos love to shower their BF or GF with affection, so long as they receive the attention they crave in return.

They will often take on the role of a leader in any relationship and strongly rely on their need for independence and initiative. This can be emotionally draining for a Leo’s partner at times.

Although some people, like this Twitter user, prefer to boo up with Leo…

Many of the other Zodiac signs can’t handle Leo’s need for attention and validation.

Heaven forbid someone forget to return a Leo’s DM or text.

Similar to Taurus, Leos tend to be brutally honest, which can come across as excessive and turn off romantic partners.

Because of their bluntness, Leos are often accused of purposely creating drama.

These memes roast Leos for their inability to let the little things go.

To be with a Leo, one must constantly express and fight for themselves. Otherwise, they risk getting burned by Leo’s Sun.

Simply said, there’s a lot to love about a Leo, however, if they don’t receive the recognition and attention they crave…

They will not hesitate in cutting someone out of their life. Bye, Felicia.

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