What's Your Pouroscope? Leo Edition!

As the Sun enters into Leo, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, turns retrograde. While Leo season normally brings about confidence and empowerment, Venus backtracking through Leo is switching things up by making everyone reassess their priorities and values. This may not be the best time to start anything new especially when it comes to love, beauty, or finance. Instead, take this time to process past actions in these areas and gain wisdom from them.

Chiron, the “wounded healer,” also turns retrograde in Aries during Leo season. Representing our deepest hurts and our desire to heal, Chiron’s backspin is pushing everyone to discover new ways in which they can improve and repair themselves. As you navigate your way through this season’s retrogrades, we’ve got you covered with a collection of star sign inspired wines. Check them out below, along with our new Leo Season playlist on Spotify, where you’ll find a stellar collection of tunes to keep you boppin’ all month long.


With the Sun shining in your fifth house of passion and play, you’d normally spend the month having good times and an exciting love life. Instead, back spinning Venus is interrupting the harmony of things by throwing a wrench in your relationships. You may find yourself being a bit more critical of the people in your life as you maneuver through Venus in retrograde. Try not to let these judgements affect your relationships unless they go against your core principles.

You Should Listen: "Flowers" by Miley Cyrus

You Should Drink: Olga Raffault Chinon Rose 2022


This Leo season you’re feeling pretty introspective as you crave more of a low-key vibe. You may spend some time internalizing things, especially with Chiron in retrograde. Be prepared for drastic changes! As you steer through these changes, look for ways to ground yourself physically and emotionally. Seek out those closest to you for support as you process everything. 

You Should Listen: "Animal" by Miike Snow

You Should Drink: Brown Estate House Of Brown Rose 2021


As you welcome the Sun to your third house of communication, you’ll find yourself surrounded by people, whether you're brainstorming ideas with coworkers or hanging out with friends. Just beware that with Venus in retrograde you’re more likely to be at odds with the people in your life. Have conversations in person instead of over text or email, as people may misunderstand your words and intentions. 

You Should Listen: "Royalty" by Conor Maynard

You Should Drink: Vignoble des Agaises Ruffus Brut Chardonnay NV


While you may be extremely productive this Leo season, Chiron is backtracking in your house of career and ambition, bringing to light feelings of discontent within your professional life. You’re searching for ways to help others while fulfilling your ultimate goal. Try giving back by hosting a workshop within your field of work. As you start to thrive in ways you’ve only ever dreamed of, your emotional connection to your career will evolve and strengthen to the point where you’ll love what you do.

You Should Listen: "Focus" by Ariana Grande

You Should Drink: Disznoko Dry Furmint 2021


Happy Birthday Leo! The Sun, your ruling planet, is bringing about a new beginning, as you break out of the introspective shell of last season. While you may be longing to change up your hair color or start a new beauty routine to commemorate a new you, Venus - the ruler of beauty - in retrograde is imploring you not to. During this time you’re likely to be misunderstood and changing your public image could feed into those misconceptions. 

You Should Listen: "Life of the Party" by Allie X

You Should Drink: Osmote Seneca Lake Cabernet Franc 2021


This season is shaping up to be full of introspection and working on the emotions you’ve been distracting yourself from. As you toil away, you’ll find yourself focusing on past betrayals and coming to terms with the outcome. Instead of seeing yourself as a victim, reclaim your power as you learn from the past and come out better than ever. Once your season starts you’ll be ready to throw out all that old baggage and start anew. 

You Should Listen: "you should see me in a crown" by Billie Eilish

You Should Drink: Famile Bauer Urig Roter Veltliner 2021


With Venus as your ruling planet, you’re feeling the effects of its backspin in your eleventh house of friendship quite strongly. The harmony within your relationships will be disrupted, leaving you to feel unwanted by others or more judgmental towards the people within your life. Instead of reacting first, think things through before doing anything that could cause a permanent rift in your relationships.

You Should Listen: "High Horse" by Kacey Musgraves

You Should Drink: Ryan Patrick Rock Island Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


As Chiron backtracks in your sixth house of self care and fitness, you’ll find yourself working on balancing your career and wellness. If work is taking up most of your schedule, it may be time to cut back so you can focus on yourself as well. Instead of covering that extra shift or staying late, start doing things for yourself like taking a yoga class or making the perfect breakfast smoothie. You’ll only benefit from putting yourself first.

You Should Listen: "Confident" by Demi Lovato

You Should Drink: Pfeffingen Dry Scheurebe 2020


Aside from your own season, Leo season is your favorite time of the year! It’s normally when you're able to go on an adventure exploring various places, while finding yourself in the process. Since Venus is in retrograde, you may not be venturing out in the world, but you’ll be on a personal journey as you grow and gain independence. You may start rethinking what you truly want in life and ways to get there, but don't act upon this just yet.

You Should Listen: "Freedom" by Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar

You Should Drink: Demerara Distillers El Dorado Rum 12Yr


The Sun is gleaming on your eighth house of privacy and intimacy this Leo season, but with love planet, Venus, in retrograde your love connections could be lacking. In fact, your love life could be backtracking all the way to an ex coming out of the woodworks. Use this as an opportunity to be compassionate towards your younger self and your past mistakes, while also learning and growing from them. 

You Should Listen: "Little Lion Man" by Mumford & Sons

You Should Drink: Codigo 1530 Rosa Tequila 750ml


Things are a little rough for you this Leo season with Venus in retrograde. You’ll find yourself second guessing everyone’s intentions, especially your own. Even though you feel like people aren’t quite picking up what you’re putting down, it’s best to think through your actions instead of acting out irrationally. A second chance at a relationship with someone from your past may crop up. Learn from the past and use it to work on the strength of your bond now.

You Should Listen: "No Fear" by DeJ Loaf

You Should Drink: Bulli Julius Bolle Macerato Colli Piacentini Frizzante NV


While the Sun is chilling in your sixth house of health and organization, you’ll be longing to bring order to your life while scaling back on indulging your desires. This is reinforced by Chiron reversing in your second house of finance, encouraging you to consider your love for material possessions. Instead of finding happiness in things you can buy, search for contentment within yourself. Try meditating, journaling, or doing yoga. 

You Should Listen: "Payday" by Doja Cat ft. Young Thug

You Should Drink: Oka Brand Little Sumo Junmai Genshu Sake