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  • Writer's pictureRuby Falconer

Sun in Leo

The fire sign Leo is associated with the symbol of the King; the characterization of this archetype ranges from the Lion who rules the jungle to the individual who grasps the reins of leadership when a clear vision is needed. At its best, this sign projects a strong sense of self, an easy confidence, and a generous nature.

Leo is the 5th sign of the Zodiac and represents the emergence of the individual. This individual is new to the world, young and insecure. Leo needs to be heard, recognized, acknowledged, seen. When this is not happening, this sign can be stubborn and easily offended, sometimes attempting to bulldoze others into submission.

In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Leo is aligned with Anubis in his youth. Anubis was an abandoned child, taken by his mother into the desert and left alone and vulnerable. While this sad story has a happy ending (Anubis is rescued by Isis, his aunt who becomes his foster mother), the young Anubis is greatly affected by the early imprint of maternal betrayal. The acknowledgment of others functions as a counter to the belief that he is not important – not cherished – that emerged in his psyche when he was abandoned by his mother.

Anubis needs to stop looking outward and come to appreciate himself – as do all those with Leo strong in their chart. Once these individuals no longer need recognition from others, but rather see and appreciate themselves, they begin to recognize their worth and stop abandoning themselves. They are now ready to step into their true greatness as a Shower of the Way.

The Sun will remain in the emanation of Leo/Anubis from July 22 to August 22.

July 22, 2022, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.

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