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2018 the Sun visits Leo- 22 July- 5.00 pm EDT to 23 Aug- 12.09 am EDT
On the Medicine Wheel for the Northern Hemisphere the Sun’s visit to the sign of Leo is The Ripening Time when the full bounty of summer is vibrantly alive. Our Animal Totem guide is Salmon, courage, determination, and perseverance to create the new. In the Southern Hemisphere Medicine Wheel this is your Rest and Cleansing Time when the earth is sleeping and renewing herself. Your Animal Totem guide is Otter, companionship and sharing. The Astrological Earth is in Aquarius so Otter and Salmon guide us all as we walk our Earth Path regardless of where we live. For all of us the Clan Mother for this Sun in Leo journey is She Who Heals. She teaches us how to believe in the miracles of life and how to serve the truth using our healing abilities. More of her story can be found in The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams.
Leo is creation energy. It is outgoing, generous, romantic, and optimistic. When we express our Leo energy in the most positive way we are aligned with heart knowing. The shadow side of Leo is egotistical, manipulative, and controlling. We may see this shadow being heighted during the Sun’s visit here. Which is actually positive because when those characteristics are revealed we are able to step into our power and not be controlled by others agendas. The Sun is the ruler of Leo and represents those in authority. Right now the ego seems to be in charge by those in power. But if we can be centered in our compassionate hearts we can change the energy from ego-control to compassionate love and acceptance.
This will be an interesting Sun journey. Mercury (thoughts and perceptions) entered Leo on June 29 (the ego or the heart) and will retrograde on July 25/26 at 23 degrees Leo. (He entered his retrograde shadow on July 07 and will clear it on Sept 02). This can be a dramatic retrograde because the Leo Sun will square (motivation for change) Uranus in Taurus (focusing on what is of true value and importance and releasing what is not) on July 25 at 7.36 am EDT setting the tone for the Mercury backward journey. Then on July 27/28 we have a Full Moon Total eclipse in Aquarius (letting go with love) and that same day (July 27) Mars retrograde in Aquarius will be opposite the Leo Sun. This begins a new Mars Shamanic cycle as Cosmic Visionary. Or it could mean rebellion and chaotic reactions in the world. Mars is closer to Earth than he has been since 2003 so his influence is strong. We will see an immediate result when Mars and Uranus square each other on Aug 01/02. This is a repeat of the opening square that occurred on May 16. The theme is revision and realignment. And Mercury retrograde adds to the theme of review, revision, and realignment. On Aug 06 the Sun will square Jupiter in Scorpio (motivation for a new way of growing and expanding our spiritual vision) and Venus will enter Libra (harmony and balance within ourselves and in our relating). This is happening at the same moment 7.27 pm EDT. (Whatever your time zone these two events are happening simultaneously). Quite remarkable.
On Aug 07/08 Uranus turns retrograde asking us to break free from the past and break through to the new. Mercury will be retrograde until Aug 18/19 but Uranus is retrograde for the rest of the year. As we have mentioned in previous posts when the outer planets (Jupiter out to Pluto) retrograde we feel the energy most acutely a few days before and after. On Aug 08/09 the Sun and retrograde Mercury will meet giving us all the courage to release what no longer serves us and create a foundation in our life built on Loving Kindness. We will see that manifest when Mercury moves forward again beginning Aug 18/19. On Aug 11 we have a Super Leo New Moon Eclipse (new heart inspired beginnings). So you can see the next three weeks are intense and then the energy becomes more stable. Just remember Leo thrives on drama so stable may be relative to whether you are ego centered or heart centered.
While the Sun visits Leo we are working with the Tarot Constellation of Strength; the principle of courage and self-esteem. Mars in Aquarius is also active here. The theme is courage of your convictions, connecting with your inner strength, courage to be yourself, and strengthening your connection with Source Energy and Guidance. It is about integrating spiritual wisdom into our lives. Leo and Aquarius are 5th Ray signs, Knowledge and Healing. Our Archangel Guides are Raphael, the shinning one who heals, and Mary, Divine Love. Leo is also a 1st Ray sign, Divine Will and Power. We are guided by Archangel Michael, protector and spiritual destiny guide, and Faith, trust and belief in self.
The astrological symbol for Leo is the Lion. Recently I was guided to an amazing book. It is “Mystery of the White Lions; Children of the Sun God” by Linda Tucker. It takes you on a spiritual journey into Sacred Knowledge of Africa. If you are connected to Lion it is a wonderful guide. The author is dedicating her life to saving the White Lions. The web site is www.whitelions.org
We will write more about Mercury Rx and the coming Eclipses in the days to come. Blessings to all on this most remarkable journey called life.
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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