Sun in Leo
Generous, confident, and courageous, the fire sign Leo is associated with The Lion constellation. The great star Regulus, one of the four Royal Stars of Persia, marks the heart of The Lion. In traditional astrology, Leo is associated with royalty – the kings and queens of our world.
All the fire signs tend to be larger than life, and Leo is no exception. At their best, these natives exude a comfort in their own skin. They are often found in leadership roles at work, home and in their community. Leo is associated with creativity; these individuals are strongly represented in the performing arts and other areas of artistic expression.
These natives understand the importance of being recognized and a well-adjusted Leo is generous with their praise. Being ignored in some way is a typical childhood wound for those with Leo strong in their chart. When this wound is activated by a lack of acknowledgment in adult life, the shadow can surface. The shadow expression of Leo ranges from low self-esteem, to a stubborn insistence on affirmation, to the bully.
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Leo is associated with Anubis as he releases his childhood wound of abandonment by his mother. Individuals with Leo strong in their chart must learn to shift their attention away from the ways in which they have been devalued. If they are looking to others for recognition, they cannot embrace their roar nor can they ascend to their true nature. The habit of looking outside of themselves for acknowledgment must be replaced with an appreciation of their own magnificence. Through this process, Leo claims their sovereignty and becomes the glorious King and Queen of their own existence.
The Sun will remain in the emanation of Leo/Anubis from July 22 through August 22.
July 22, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.