Sun in Leo

Astrological news this week: Leo season begins!

Astrological update for the week of July 18-25, 2022

Chiron turns retrograde. Chiron is unlike any other planetary body in the solar system in that it has a cometary tail with the volume and size of a planet. Orbiting between the personal planets, bounded by Saturn, and the outer transformational planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, it acts as a bridge between the personal and transpersonal. By encouraging the healing the soul wounds of this and previous incarnations, Chiron facilitates the growth and evolution of the soul as well as the personality.

When any planet turns retrograde it appears to be stationary in the sky, and this can intensify the experience of anyone whose natal chart is being activated by that planet. Chiron has only traveled one degree in the past two months, and it will take another two months to retrograde back one degree. If you have planets in your own natal chart between 12 and 18 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn) this may present emotional challenges as undigested feelings and dramas emerge to be released. If you have planets in those degrees of a fire sign (Leo, Aries, Sagittarius) this process of healing and release will be just as important, but since this is a harmonious trine aspect the release will come more easily.

Sun and Mercury both enter Leo this week. Leo is the sign of the Sun – under its auspices we receive the warmth and vitality of its light and heat, and we learn to fully identify with the Self that is given to us for this lifetime. Leo is the ruler of the Sun, and expresses this need to fully express the Self as offered by the […]

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7.22.21 – A choice with Venus opposite Jupiter, and the Sun enters Leo

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Venus and Jupiter are both very beneficial planets, so even the stressful aspects are not too bad.  Today Venus, newly in Virgo, is opposite Jupiter which is at zero degrees Pisces as it retrogrades back into Aquarius.  Venus moving ahead, Jupiter covering old territory.  There is a sense here of an opening which comes at the expense of something which is lost – but in any case, this aspect denotes excess of some kind.  It’s difficult to think about excess when we’re talking about Venus in Virgo, but as Jupiter in Pisces is expanding beyond what we thought possible, Jupiter is attempting to hold back the tide.  Too much of a good thing.

The Sun enters Leo at 10:26 am, shifting the conversation from family and tribe to the Self.  What’s good for ME is what is highlighted later today.  That will make the Venus/Jupiter choices more difficult (because with oppositions there is often a choice).  Venus wants to serve others, but here comes the Sun and shines the light of joy and radiance on us, causing us to forget for just a moment.  Today is a good day to make it a point to find balance between what will make us happy and joyful (Leo Sun) and how to balance the ideal of freedom (Jupiter) with a humbler viewpoint (Venus in Virgo). ❤️

by Lynn Hayes

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