5 Major Ways to Embrace the Energy of Leo Season—Because It Is a VIBE

If you've been feeling especially confident, charismatic or social lately (even amid a pandemic), the time of year may have something to do with it.

Not only is it summer and we're naturally more inclined to frolic and show a little skin, but we're also in the middle of Leo season (and for those who don't know, Leos embody self-indulgence, social interaction, having fun and a desire for attention).

Whether you're a Leo yourself, or you want to take advantage of this major mood (you have until Aug. 23), keep reading for five ways to embrace the energy of Leo season—because it is a vibe.

1. Take a Chance

This one sounds vague, but that's okay because it's supposed to be. Given the inescapable confidence you're likely feeling right now, it's time to step out of your comfort zone and go for something you may have felt inclined to jump on before. We're talking everything from sending your crush a simple "How've you been?" text to reaching out to a friend or acquaintance you admire and asking them to collaborate on a new quarantine project.

Basically, anything you've wanted to do but have been too scared to go for—now's the time to do it. Here's the thing: Even if you don't get the outcome you wanted, you'll find comfort in knowing you went for it. No one ever said "yes" to someone who didn't ask, so you'll never know unless you try. Wouldn't you rather have an answer and move on than sit around and wait for things to (possibly never) happen?

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2. Put a New Skill on Public Display

Unless you've literally been in bed all day, every day for the last five to six months, you've surely picked up a new skill or hobby amid quarantine. Whether it be cooking, crocheting, skateboarding, playing an instrument or creating a new brand or product, we're guessing when you began you were a little hesitant to show off. But we're here to tell you that now's the time. Leos are all about being the center of attention, so flaunt what you've got. Let your inner lion roar and make sure social media sees you in all your skilled glory.

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3. Buy a Killer Outfit That You Wouldn't Normally Wear

Because we're feeling ourselves in a major way RN, it's the perfect opportunity to push boundaries when it comes to our clothes. If there's a style you've been curious to explore or an out-there ensemble you've been eyeing, now's the time to expand your horizons. The added benefit of being stuck at home means you have more time to play around with new styles and see what works for you. Once you've finally locked in your new look, open up that Instagram camera and give the world a whirl!

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4. Plan an Instagram Photoshoot That Defines 'Extra'

The lion is no tame animal, so if there's a season to be extra, Leo is it. That's why now is the perfect opportunity to organize an Instagram photoshoot that outdoes all the rest. Don't settle for your ordinary backdrop or look. Go on Pinterest or Instagram to gain some inspo, grab a family member, an outfit, swimsuit, wild makeup, whatever makes you feel your best, and get to shooting. Anything goes during quarantine, and pair that mindset with the time of year—you should absolutely not hold back.

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5. Challenge Yourself to a HIIT Workout

The lion is no weak-willed being. This animal is fierce and mighty, meaning the energy from its season should translate into your fitness routine. We personally live for HIIT classes. They're extremely challenging and effective, but they go by so quickly and are divided up so expertly that sometimes you don't even realize the intensity of the workout. Embrace your inner beast with a free YouTube session we recommend from Los Angeles-based fitness studio, Psycho. You'll definitely feel the burn, but you'll also enjoy the swiftly moving process.

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