Exhilaration, Passion, Illumination and Initiation:
July 22 – 26 Sun, Jupiter and Moon in Leo

WOW! This is going to be a powerful and fiery week as the Sun exits the emotional, watery realms of Cancer and joins Jupiter in the creative and action-oriented sign of the heart—Leo. During this powerfully charged astro-week you will want to consciously embrace each day as an opportunity to initiate expansion in all areas of your life. Following are the exact dates for the amazing aspects occurring this week along with a brief explanation of their Astrology significations.

The Sun enters Leo July 22 at 2:41 pm PDT – August 22:
The Sun’s illuminating rays bestow life; sacred wisdom through spiritual practice; and the ability to creatively actualize ourselves.The fiery sign of Leo, which is ruled by the Sun, is represented by the proud and powerful lion. A symbol of divine knowledge in many cultures, the lion is recognized from Europe to Africa as the power of the Shakti– divine energy. The Hindus, for example, believe that the Man-Lion, Vishnu has both the sovereignty and power of dharma (law) to destroy evil and ignorance.

The Sun’s ingress into its own ruling sign is especially important this year because it will magnify and support the auspicious wisdom and light of Jupiter in Leo, which I am calling “Heart Wisdom.” Leo is the sign associated with the heart and self-love. It is the sign that encourages creative self-expression. The fire of the leonine Sun ignites passion, inspiration and the ability to single-mindedly focus on one’s goals. Leo also represents children and romance, marking a time to evaluate whether or not we are nurturing our inner child and creating romantic moments of honoring and loving the self. Physically, Leo rules the heart and most lions have tender hearts that need personal nurturing. If ignored, their heart may seek attention by developing a physical condition. When balanced and healthy, the lion is a strong leader, courageous, regal and proud.

The Sun joins Jupiter on July 24 at 1:36 pm – July 26:

Benefic Jupiter moved into Leo on July 16 where it will remain through August of 2015. Jupiter takes us beyond our time-space reality and will inspire you to think outside your current self-imposed structures. While Jupiter is in the sign of Leo you will be motivated to follow your heart and embrace your personal authenticity. The movement of Jupiter and the Sun into fiery Leo is a welcomed shift from the intensity of the watery Cardinal Grand Cross of the last several months. This shift will be followed by Saturn’s movement into the fire sign of Sagittarius at the end of 2014, which will create a benefic Grand Fire Trine aspect with Uranus in the fire sign of Aries. (I will write more on this aspect later.)

The Leo New Moon occurs on July 26 at 2:41 pm PDT:
This New Moon is very auspicious because it is joining Jupiter. It is a wonderful time to implement fresh new beginnings in any area of your life needing attention. This is the best time to plant positive thoughts in the subconscious mind with affirmations, auspicious chants, and visualizations.This New Moon, along with Jupiter, is bringing a special gift of energetic wisdom. Because the heart is ruled by Leo it is important during this Leo New Moon to set intentions that honor your heart’s desires. This is important for all of us, but especially important for Leos, who can actually develop physical heart ailments when they do not follow their hearts and learn self-love.

Spiritual masters who have obtained enlightenment, such as Sri Yogananda, tell us, “God is center everywhere, circumference nowhere.” The essence of your creative light and the ability to love yourself and others exists within the center of your heart. Invoke the wisdom of Jupiter and the solar energies of this leonine New Moon to guide you into your center, your heart, to further your own process of awakening.

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela


Copyright 2014 by Linda Kaye


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