We are deeply into the season of Leo now – Leo the lion, the Divine Child, the magical Self. Beginning with the first Leo New Moon on July 23rd, moving through the lunar eclipse on August 7th when the Leo sun obscures the Aquarius Moon, and culminating at the Solar Eclipse on August 21 (did you buy your eclipse glasses yet??), the divine energies of Leo are showering us with blessings of self-actualization and the potential for the opening of the heart.
Leo is ruled by the Sun, the center of the solar system and of the astrological pantheon. The Sun represents the True Self – the incarnated soul. Powered by the giver of life, the solar energies, Leo encourages us to be our best self that we can possibly be. The Sun is associated with the physical heart in medical astrology, and scientific studies have shown that the health of the emotional heart (the Moon) is connected to the health of the physical heart (the Sun) as well.
Leo’s tendency is to try to feel good about one’s self through impressing others rather than through simply doing good things with no apparent reward such as Leo’s opposite, Aquarius, might do. In today’s lunation, the Leo Sun will pass directly over the Aquarius Full Moon, giving us an opportunity to transcend the individuality of our personal ego and connect with all of mankind – to take a higher perspective and a broader vision than the usual (Aquarius) while allowing the majesty of our individual brilliance to continue to shine (Leo).
Mars aligns with the Sun in Leo, enhancing this Leo influence even more, and the North Node of the Moon forms a Fire Grand Trine with Saturn (stability) and Uranus (innovation). This lunation is packed with a powerful creative force that can be harnessed and utilized through your intentions.
It’s important to remember that while our pure intentions create our reality nearly all of the time (except when Pluto is involved!), when the energy of the planets and luminaries is this strong our intentions carry even more force. This is a good time to pay attention to your thoughts and create intentions that will serve you both personally as well as your family and community. A harmonious aspect from Jupiter (abundance) to both the Sun and Moon will be a marvelous ally to helping you to create wonder and magic at this powerful time.