“I am on a lonely road and I am traveling,
Looking for the key to set me free.
Oh the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling,
It’s the unraveling
And it undoes all the joy that could be…
I want to have fun, I want to shine like the sun
I want to be the one that you want to see
I want to knit you a sweater
Want to write you a love letter
I want to make you feel better
I want to make you feel free.” Joni Mitchell
In the Tarot deck the sign of Leo is associated with the card of the Sun. It depicts a small child happily riding bareback on a white horse. The overall feeling of the image is one of joy, trust, innocence and freedom- as the horse and its little, smiling rider move away from a wall, which embodies rigidity and restriction. In the background there are sunflowers – symbolizing warmth, joy and happiness.
As the Sun moves into the sign of Leo it joins Mercury, Mars and the North Node as well as the upcoming eclipse. Leo is the sign of re- creation, of creativity (taking a creative approach to life), romance and fun. It is also a sign of leadership and courage. It is a good time to consider your passion, your purpose and what you have been putting your energy into in this realm
In astrology Leo is associated with the fifth house and romance – the beginning of relationships – which often is the most creative, fun and romantic part. It is wise as we enter the Age if Aquarius to factor in the need for innovation in relationships as rigid roles often call for updating to a more egalitarian model.
Leo is also associated with gold, warmth and with light. In some anthroposophical formulas for healing certain conditions, gold is added to increase inner warmth and inner Light to aid in the process.
Leo is the sign of royalty and appreciates respect and likes to feel appreciated and special. Look to the house in your astrology chart to see where this planetary activity is taking place – a new chapter is opening here for you if you are open to it.
One of the Sabian symbols associated with this time is,”An unexpected thunderstorm.”
Sabian symbol reference from Lynda Hill.