Sun Enters Leo
[cue The Muppet Show Theme Song] “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the…” Sun in Leo!
There’s little that’s subtle about the Sun in Leo, it’s natural sign, and it will be even more so this time around as the ever jubilant and equally gregarious Jupiter will stroll along with the Sun as it enters its domain.
The Sun will enter Leo July 22, 2014 at 2:42 PM PDT and will immediately start to fire up the astrology. The Sun and Leo both have a strong spirit of self-expression and this will be a time that has great possibilities for creative, dramatic displays and expressions. It will be time that you may well be drawn to spend time either with children or as a child, telling stories, playing games, play acting, singing, dancing, anf making a general show of whatever it is your doing.
This will also be a period of time where the libido heats up. All the creative self-expression, playfulness, gregariousness, and charm eventually can lead to flirtation and happy affairs. Now, happy affairs are great, generally speaking, however, with this energy it can be easy to forget others. Taking careful stock of your responsibilities and the consequences of your actions, not only on you but all the others that may be affected, will serve you (and everyone else) well.
Having said that…the sexual energy and light love affairs that this energy brings is a great gift and benefit of life that is important to honor and experience. There will be a further thrust of this energy, with a more serious tone, as Mars enters Scorpio on the 26th. Mars is also very strong in Scorpio and with both the Sun and Mars in their natural signs; the sexual energy may be intense.
Where and how these dynamics play out in your personal life and chart depends on personal factors such as your birth date, time, and place. For instance, Leo is the ruler of my 10th House, the house of career (and I work with Sun sign astrology!), so as the Sun enters Leo it will be crossing my 10th House. This suggests, for me personally and anyone with a similar chart, that there will be an illumination (Sun) on my career (10th House)…I await my own action…
In traditional Celtic lore each and every individual has 3 aspects: the human, animal, and the faery; balance, honor, and awareness of the three is considered the healthy way to approach and sustain strength in body, mind, and spirit. It seems to me that there is an imbalance of attention paid to the human aspect of the individual, which may account, in part, for the imbalance seen in our relationship with nature. There is little doubt that of the three the faery aspect is least respected or accepted in this world today and requires it’s own immense amount of experience and healing.
The third aspect of our being, the animal, while it can accessed at any time and anyplace, has a special affinity and ability to be recognized when the Moon is in Sagittarius as it is today. Sagittarius is of course the centaur Chiron, himself half man half horse, and there is something up front and obvious about the animal nature of this sign.
With the Moon here in Sagittarius, and to honor the animal aspect of your being, it may be useful to meditate and connect with your animal spirit today. If you care to share your connections here I would be happy and excited to know what you find! I personally have had a strong connection to the boar, which came to me in dreams some years ago; more recently, and for very personal reasons, the buffalo and I have been close …
The animal/human nature of Sagittarius can make emotions quite rambunctious so take the time before reacting today. There may be urges to wander in the woods or roam around the streets hunting for prey (make it civilized) or mates (make it truly civilized!) that you can find a way to honor as well.
~in service, Liam
~available for readings http://www.trinityastrology.com/how-to-reach-me.html
The Moon applies a conjunction to Saturn for the rest of the afternoon suggesting a period of time, this afternoon, to get down to some nitty gritty business; this includes any issues related to career, vocation, family, emotions, parenthood, or administration of resources. The Moon is the emotional eye through which each individual understands daily life and Saturn has a restrictive, crystallizing nature.
Focus, balance, and keep a keen eye on the target and today can be a day of great accomplishments!
As the Moon and Saturn draw closer with the passing day, it is perhaps worth considering the MotherFather archetypes. This happens every 28 days or so, when the Moon approaches, meets, and moves on once again from Saturn, and the question that may be asked is: How am I taking responsibility for my emotional state? How am I taking care of my own nurturing? What kind of parent am I?
There are long standing correlations with these stellar bodies and the roles of Mother and Father. Some astrologers associate Saturn with the father and Moon with Mother; others switch them around. Which one is right? I hate choosing and absolutes so I leave ti flexible and "feel" out the situation. In my own life, Saturn has a strong correlation to my mother, however, it also depends on how and what we are talking about. Best to remain open.
The Houses they are associated with, the 4th and 10th, also correlate in a nativity (the astrology chart for when someone is born) to the parents, as well as the planets associated with the signs on those house cusps. Look at your chart's 4th and 10th house's and then find the planets that rule those signs and there's a good chance of seeing your parents influence.
~in service, Liam
Harmony, a word that rolls of the tongue of most astrologers in reference to Libra, is a term most associated with music and the agreement of notes in a piece at one time. In natal astrology Libra is the function and place where an individual understands their own personal self (values, thoughts, emotions, creative expression, and refined thinking) through interaction with others. The measure of harmony, honestly and thoughtfully approached, leads to growth and evolution.
This weekend the Moon, the astrological day-to-day ego focus, is in Libra evoking consciousness to consider relationship dynamics. On this day particularly, the 5th of July, the Libra Moon is having a busy day, perhaps filling individuals within the collective with a driving thrust of thoughts (Libra is an air sign after all) of where they stand in relation to others around them.
~In the early morning hours Luna (the moon) was square (3rd quarter) Pluto perhaps drawing out deep, dark, eruptive emotions; considering the hour of this aspect (2:30 AM PDT) it would be worth it to consider dreams from the evening. Leading up to the hour, a draw to things taboo could have been strong….add alcohol to this aspect and trouble could ensue!
~Just before sunrise it was a first quarter square (crisis in action) to the Sun in Cancer.
~A smooth trine to Venus was next which hopefully aided in integrating any useful analysis of emotions
~Coming up very soon (this is called and applying aspect) the Moon will be opposite Uranus. This is a “expect the unexpected” connection that will need compromise to be well met.
~The rest of the day Luna will be applying to a conjunction with Mars. Mars is an extremely energetic planet associated with personal will, initiation, forward movement, and personal action. Mars in Libra can be frustrated since the personal will is in the realm of the other, which can cause a slowing down and perhaps frustration. At the same time, Mars in Libra can act as the champion of the underdog, the Hero looking out for all others. This is a good day to test the astrology: track your emotional state and take note of events. Remember that emotions are different than feelings: emotions are pre-thought, they just come as if from no-where, while feelings are interpretations of emotions and how we come to name them (angry, exhilarant, sad).
It is also good to be aware that Mars can energize those emotions; be prepared to step back and wait to react.
Where is Libra in your chart where this is all playing out? I can draw up a chart for you to find out: http://www.trinityastrology.com/how-to-reach-me.html
Yours in service, Liam
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