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2023 Leo Horoscope Preview

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Leo Horoscopes, the Year 2023: Summary/preview of the year ahead for the zodiac sign Leo.

This forecast is for those with the Sun in Leo (approximate birthdates in the range from July 23rd to August 22nd)* AND those with a Leo Ascendant. The full Leo horoscope will be available shortly.

By the way, if you want to know your Ascendant, find out with an Ascendant calculator, such as our What’s My Ascendant?, but do note that an Ascendant cannot be determined for unknown birth times.


2023 Leo Horoscope Overview

(Click on any sign above to navigate to that sign’s preview horoscope).



Areas of Expansion in 2023 for Leo: Spirit, Outlook, Beliefs, Career, Reputation

Your Leo 2023 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.

  • Vision/Outlook
  • Spirit
  • Sense of Adventure, Life Experience
  • Learning/Further Education
  • Status
  • Career/Responsibilities
  • Life Path

Until May 16th, a wonderfully refreshing theme continues in your life. Your belief systems, learning experiences, and hunger for adventure continue to develop, grow, and expand. You feel more courageous and spirited as you sense that there is more “out there” for you to learn and take in. This transit is a happy one, although it can be subtle since it runs so smoothly! We may not always notice when things are purring along well.

This influence spans two date ranges, with the first wave having happened last year, and the second one with you as you begin the year 2023 and running to mid-May:

  • from May 10-October 28, 2022,
  • and from December 20, 2022-May 16, 2023.

You’re on the second and last step.

At this time in your life, you’re less likely to sweat the small stuff. You see the broader perspective on life, and you generally feel supported so that more minor inconveniences don’t stress you out quite as quickly.

Your positive outlook is notable during this cycle. It’s wise to aim to learn as much as you can now in preparation for the next cycle, running from May 2023 to May 2024, which puts your career on center stage. You’ll want to be prepared!

Your views on life in a broad sense are changing, growing, and maturing. Connections with faraway cultures, people, or a wider knowledge base can open up opportunities to grow personally. Teaching and sharing knowledge can be in strong focus. It’s a good–perhaps even ideal– time for publishing, writing, and media.

You might consider fine-tuning your talents and skills with higher education or experience during this cycle.

New learning experiences and “life” experiences (adventures, new activities, contacts with others of a vastly different culture than yours, and so forth) are likely to emerge.

During this period, you might have the opportunity to reach a broader audience. You might choose to learn a new language or take on other exciting studies.

You get exceptional support from friends and associations, or you are particularly inspired to grow, improve, explore, discover, and move outside of your comfort zone. It’s a good time to feel both motivated and inspired. People and experiences outside of your norm can affect or inspire you.

You’re likely to enjoy opportunities to expand your experiences and impress others. Education can be transformative now, leading to meaningful opportunities. Picking up new interests and expanding your knowledge can profoundly impact your love life, leisure time, or creativity. For creative sorts, your creations can reach a much wider audience during these periods of your life.


From May 16th onward, Jupiter is a guest at the top of your solar chart, reaching the peak, and it helps you shine! Your ambitions, career, business goals, and reputation grow and develop. Your talents and skills are recognized now like rarely before. Much of the hard work you’ve put in begins to pay off and reaps the rewards – or at the very least, it’s recognized.

This influence lasts a little over a year: from May 16th, 2023, to May 25th, 2024.

You are in the limelight in some way during this cycle. You could find yourself in a position that truly suits you, and you take great pride in your work. For some, more prestige or a higher social standing is part of the picture. You can be quite charismatic in a position of authority or responsibility. Advancement in achieving an important goal can occur at this time in your life. There can be significant enhancements to your reputation or public image. Perhaps most importantly, you have more faith in your goals and aspirations during this period of your life.

Although it’s an excellent period for expansion and recognition on a professional level–and you should take advantage of it–choose your projects carefully. It’s best to take on only what you can handle. Watch also for gossip or mishandling of information–be wary of situations that could easily get blown out of proportion or misunderstood.

For the most, it’s a booster period for your reputation or position. It can be a time of significant progress in the outer world, a fortunate change in status, and/or increased recognition.

People more readily or openly recognize your accomplishments now. Creativity, love, self-expression, or hobbies could connect closely with your career during this period. You feel more excited about achieving your longer-term goals and ambitions.

It’s undoubtedly a time when believing in yourself, your competency, and your ability to take the lead opens up opportunities for you. Love matters or pursuing your joy more heartily can encourage you to reach your highest potential. It can be a time of a promotion or a position of leadership. Or, your creativity comes to the attention of the public. You might also bring more creativity to your work or be recognized and esteemed for your art or hobbies. Aim to expand your reach.

In May when this transit begins, there can be initial challenges balancing your relationship and career goals. Some obsessiveness with or in a partnership could affect your work and possibly your reputation. New people in your life may stimulate you to question your current status, life path, or relationships. The challenge is finding a balance between the two worlds instead of pushing or rebelling against either. Avoid ego-based decisions. Know what you truly want. Free yourself of those things holding you back from success, but do so prudently.

Fortunately, in June especially, your expectations, both of your finances and the people in your life, even out. You’ll see definite improvements in your life as you let go of unhealthy expectations and pressures. You more readily find support and guidance, and you might stumble upon a helpful person or project at this time that can change your life.

It’s important to make time for your responsibilities. Taking the lead can benefit you tremendously now.

[Areas of Contraction, Excitement, and Change coming shortly.]

*It’s important to note that birthdates for Sun signs are always approximate since the starting date and time varies a bit every single year. If you were born on one of these cutoff dates (commonly known as a “cusp”), you can get a definitive answer using a Sun Sign Calculator. You can also write with your birth information and we can let you know your true Sun sign if you were born on or beside the approximate date range given for any sign of the zodiac.


2023 Yearly Overview Horoscopes:

See also 2022 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2022 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, 2022 Preview Horoscopes, and 2022 Love Guides/Horoscopes for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.

See our detailed Monthly Horoscopes and Daily Horoscopes.


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