The Sun is the creative energy to self-actualization.
The month of August is roaring right along with 3 stellar bodies in Leo: the powerful and illuminating Sun, the swift and tricky messenger Mercury, and the stately, paternal, proud Jupiter are all simmering in the summer months here in the northern hemisphere. With all of this dramatic Leonean energy jolting through the psyche, it’s worth it to take stock of what it is and how to work it.
Each sign of the zodiac has a stellar body ruled by or associated with and it just so happens that Leo is ruled by the Sun. When a stellar body is in the sign that it rules, it’s very strong and its influence can usually be felt or recognized easily. With the sign Leo, one might notice such things as playfulness, strength, valor, royalty, drama, friendliness, and the need to be noticed. You may sense yourself fidgeting with these behaviors or noticing it in your loved ones. If this is the case, you can rest assured that you’re in the right place and experiencing something that can be understood.
Here are some of the ways things could play out this month with the stellar bodies in Leo:
The Sun will be in Leo until August 22nd. The Sun illuminates whatever area of the chart it’s in; it’s the energetic center of that moment. The Sun is the creative energy to self-actualization and there’s a need to be recognized for what one is attempting to express. Where the Sun is in your chart depends on where and when you were born but here are a few examples:
Sun in the 1st House: radiance of body and self-image
Sun in the 2nd House: values and possessions
Sun in the 3rd House: thinking and communicating
Sun in the 4th House: home, family, and ancestors
Mercury will be in Leo until August 15th. Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun and has a very fast orbit, hence one of the reasons that Mercury is associated with speed, thinking and communication. With Mercury in Leo you may find yourself or others talking much more about, well, themselves… Leo has a fascination with being noticed and recognized for their specialties (and deservedly so!). We all have things to be proud of, things that we’re good at, and as a point of integrity we need to take stock and responsibility for them. Be aware of the bravado that may come your way this month from others, and be cautious of your own sense of pride. This is the “foot-in-mouth” scenario to avoid! Those of you with Gemini and Virgo Suns, Moons or rising will particularly feel this dynamic.
This is a more lengthy transit. Jupiter spends about a year in each sign and is felt very strongly when it first enters the sign as you may have noticed in the middle of July. Jupiter, associated with Sagittarius and Pisces, has to do with one’s highest aspirations, beliefs, and faith. Put it all together and this will be a year of manifesting one’s highest truth; pretty powerful stuff! Leo is a fire sign as is Sagittarius so he can feel pretty good in Leo but it may be a bit overwhelming too. It would be wise to pace yourself in achieving ambitions and easing pressure as enough exists in the current state. Jupiter in Leo requires lots of personal inventory-taking so take out the pen and paper and make your lists of assets and liabilities; it will pay in dividends throughout the year.
by Liam x7580
There’s more to come as well! Venus, the planet of love and beauty, joins the Leo party August 12th, so look for relationship matters to boil up in self-determined ways in the near future. Be well and call an astrologer!