July 23 to August 22
Symbol: The Life Force
Mantra: I AM Blessed
Affirmation: I AM Joyful
Quality: Inner Gratitude
Etheric Body: Emotional Love
Main Archetype: The Sun
Heart Flame: Pink (Love)
Chakra: Sacral (2nd chakra)
Element: Fire (The Sun)
7 o'clock hour
Main Purpose: Where you shine your Light by choosing positivity, which allows you to give of your Self selflessly.
Leo has always been the sign most closely associated with the Sun. To the 3D consciousness, being the Sun means looking to be central in any situation you’re in. To get the spotlight, you can be loud and dramatic, like your old symbol, “The Lion”. The Lion is known as the King of the Jungle, and Leo is often associated with royalty as well. The unawakened Leo needs reassurance on a regular basis, and insists on loyalty and respect. You’ll turn your back on anyone you feel has mistreated you, refusing to offer your powerful warmth to those who have hurt your feelings. But Leo is not about being recognized—it is about knowing you are recognizable. It is not about being seen; it is about knowing you are the Light.
An awakened Leo realizes that the Sun is always warm and shining and that it’s impossible to hide your Light. The Sun IS the center of our solar system, and even when the Earth is covered in clouds, the Sun is always bright and beautiful. The need for approval has nothing to do with the power of the Sun. In the 5D system, Leo is known as “The Life Force”. When you begin to realize what a precious commodity your Light is, you also comprehend how unnecessary it is to seek the approval of others.
You stop seeking the center when you realize you ARE the center, and eventually you realize that nothing can ever change that. When you have a conscious grip on who and what you are, the ego’s need for respect and admiration falls away. The Sun would never decide who to shine on. Judgment is not something the Sun indulges in. Leo is the sign of Emotional Love. In Leo you connect with your own personal emotional mechanism. When you turn your focus inward and connect deeply with the power of your Light, you begin to recognize your true purpose, which is to Be the Light in the world. That’s it. All you ever have to do, wherever you are, is to let your positivity shine. That Light gives sustenance to everyone and everything it touches, and once that is fully comprehended, it generates a certain humility in you, and that humility replaces the need for admiration. Leo learns to shine and give its heart in service.
In Cosmic Consciousness Leo is the sign of Inner Gratitude. It is the place where you learn to recognize the positivity in anything and everything you experience. There is a blessing to every situation you encounter, as it is all part of the Divine Plan. Knowing this is the beginning of joy, because it frees you from the need to understand and control your world. Once you are emotionally attuned to the perfection of the Divine Plan you begin to generate a positivity that is contagious, much like the Sun shining brightly at noon. Assuming a positive approach empowers you and everyone whose life you touch. This is true service. The Lion becomes the Life Force, the heart of every situation, affirming life and Love and bringing the goodness of all things front and center. Leo gets right to the heart of the matter.
Leo is the 7 o’clock hour on the cosmic clock, corresponding to the 2nd house of the birth chart. In the 2nd house you develop your values, all your beliefs and your level of self-worth. Beginning with a positive outlook and a belief that it’s ‘all good’ is a strong basis for the kind of Self-esteem that generates abundance, not only for the Self, but for everyone around you. Gratitude is the foundation of happiness and joy, and these become possible when we move beyond self-centeredness to an awareness of the bigger perspective. Only then can we become central to the picture. Leo is the Sun's sign, representing the heart, the Life Force, just as the Sun represents the life force of our entire solar system.
The one thing you have to realize is that your Light is your service. Service is your True purpose, despite the obvious adoration and worship you command. Those things come only when you don’t seek them. Learn to count your blessings and be grateful for all you can do, and you will never question the abundance and joy that is your birthright.
Leo is the part of your consciousness where you must choose to focus on the blessings that are always present in your life, and stop looking for the negatives. When you are clear about what you do have, you shine, and it is with that Light that you find the freedom to focus your vision and manifest the world you truly wish to live in. Unconditional Love is a big part of it. You must suspend all judgment toward your Self, and when you do, you will know liberation, and you will cease to judge anything or anyone, allowing your Self the freedom to manifest the world of your dreams.
Wherever Leo is in your birth chart you are challenged to move beyond self-focus to the greater awareness of the perfection of the Divine Plan. The Leo area of your energy field is where you ultimately offer your Light in service to others. If that Light is colored with self-importance it is not delivering all that it can. Here is where you learn that everything has a silver lining;knowing this and learning to locate that positivity is all it takes to be a powerful force for good in the world. If your Sun sign is Leo you have chosen to learn the value of service in this lifetime by coming to realize that being Loving is the highest form of giving there is.