Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
Mark your calendars for 22 July when the Sun enters its natural home of outgoing Leo, a fire sign associated with glamour, creativity, and drama – a gallivanter and showstopper, striving for kinship, loyalty, and adventure.
It’s the season for free-flowing champagne and easy, breezy conversations on the lawn; sun-kissed terraces and glamorous garden parties. Travel’s still a tad tricky, so go for bold – sartorially speaking – and chase Aperol-hued sunsets wherever you may find them.
December 22 – January 19
You could suddenly find yourself surrounded by kindred spirits when the Sun enters outgoing Leo on 22 July. The opportunity to mingle with strangers and simultaneously get in touch with your creative side through a sport or new hobby sets the tone for a busy social calendar. Choose group travel to relish this potent Leo energy.
January 20 – February 18
It’s all glitter and glamour when the Sun enters expressive Leo on 22 July. Watch out for the Full Buck Moon in your sign just a day later, adding to your vivid imagination. Use this potent lunation to transport yourself to the glamorous parties, long dinners, and wholesome family activities of James Salter’s novel, Light Years.
February 19 – March 20
Reconnecting with your artistry begins with a still mind. Channel this week’s solar shift with a luxurious and invigorating trip to AIRE Ancient Baths in London. The clarifying eucalyptus scent in the Vaporium steam room is a suitable spot for setting intentions under the Aquarius full moon.
March 21 – April 19
Your innate hedonism is back in business when the Sun shifts from heartfelt Cancer to expressive Leo on 22 July. The contrast in mood is punctuated by a Full Buck Moon in free-thinking Aquarius. Celebrate in style with La DoubleJ’s Aperitivo collection for a slice of la dolce vita delivered straight to your soirée.
April 20 – May 20
Leo’s luxury-loving energy will be a dominant theme for you over the next four weeks, while a Full Buck Moon on 23 July puts you in home reset mode. Spruce your living space with Summerill & Bishop x Liberty’s maximalist linen collection to delight all dinner guests.
May 21 – June 20
This week’s entry into Leo season magnifies your free-spirited side, letting your energetic twin lead the way. Everything is maximalised during this period, including a lengthy list of glamorous invitations for work and play. Add bold flashes of colour to your wardrobe and embrace unconventional travel plans under the Full Buck Moon on 23 July.
June 21 – July 22
Leo season catapults your creative pursuits into the limelight with an added layer of luminosity under a Full Buck Moon on the 23 July. When the momentum picks up, consider a productive, business-minded approach to your daily routine with Natalie Campbell, CEO of Belu Water, in CF’s latest instalment of From The Desk Of…
July 23 – August 22
Happy solar return, Leo! You’re flitting between social circles for the next four weeks and leaving trails of glitter in your wake. For birthday staycation ideas, somewhere wild and palatial is a fitting match for your playful personality. This Surrey Hills estate is grandiose enough to sleep the whole squad, where you’ll ascend to the throne under gleaming chandeliers.
August 23 – September 22
The fiery energy of Leo season is set to bolster your sense of adventure. Use this time to break free from your daily routine – whether you’re changing something as simple as your morning schedule or visiting a new pub in your local area. London’s Dry Gin No.3 is taking up residence at Hari’s Garden Terrace if the sound of a Mediterranean Martini combining basil-infused No.3 gin floats your fancy.
September 23 – October 22
Leo season heats up your social calendar and shines a spotlight on your individuality, while a Full Buck Moon on 23 July reinstates your desire for connection and companionship. Prepare for garden parties galore in your most glamorous garb. These investment pieces offer a celebratory nod to Leo’s unabashed pageantry.
October 23 – November 21
Leo season propels your passions, putting a solar spotlight on your professional pursuits. You could be seeking a creative outlet under the influence of the expressive Lion, a task that comes easily under a Full Buck Moon on 23 July. Embrace any oddball quirks during this potent lunation and delve into your spiritual side with a solo staycation.
November 22 – December 21
Adventure is oh-so close to your heart when the Sun enters Leo on 22 July. This is a great time for using your bright and fun-loving optimism to seize the day, influencing others around you to do the same with your magnetic charm. While far-flung travel remains off the cards, pore over this CF guide to Tulum instead, a hedonistic hideaway brimming with otherworldly wild swimming spots.