As an incarnation of the Sun, Leos are bright, warm, shiny, and magnetic, and when they’re around, they can blot out all the other stars in the room.
Leos want to be seen, heard, acknowledged, and applauded. They love to take center stage. But – to paraphrase one of my favorite astrologers – if Leos aren’t channeling their generative juices into some creative endeavor, they’re creating art of another kind. DRAMA!!!
Leos love to have fun, to play, to party it up. Their exuberant zest for life is contagious, and they truly do bring life to the party. But they can also steal your thunder, and pout like a child when the focus isn’t on them.
Here are a few snapshots about some Leo people I know:
One of my best friends has a Leo moon. She has a big, dynamic personality. She’s wildly stylish, and loves to dress up, go out, have fun, and spread joy. She is constantly tortured about her artistry – plagued equally by her desire to create, and her doubt about whether her creations are truly viable. She takes up a lot of energetic space when she’s in a room, but then… she can make you feel like you’re the only person in the room with her.
A Leo Sun I know fully embodies the King archetype. There is a lion-hearted nobility about him, and people are consistently magnetized towards him. He is a natural community leader, energizing all those he meets. Even if he is a bit insensitive regarding the fact that not everyone possesses his kind of effortless magnetism.
Another friend with a Leo moon is ambivalent about shining too bright or taking up too much space. However, she is willing to come into the spotlight when it’s for something noble – to be a vessel in service to something larger – versus standing out for the sake of self-aggrandizement. This is part of the high evolutionary impulse of Leo – to show up as a conduit, not in ego-driven ownership of her energy, gifts or craft, but in service to it, and to those who receive it
Typically, individuals who have a strong leonine influence have to work with their energy – toning it down in some moments, amplifying it in others. They can be alternately touchy and bold – bedazzling us with their charisma and charm, or sulky and sour if the feedback from those around them isn’t lavish enough or the kind they want.
I want to encourage you to get creative about ways to honor this sun-sign-cycle. But here are a few ideas…
- Go solar! Implementing and/or investing in solar technology is a wonderful way to honor this Sun-ruled sign.
- Increase your vitamin D intake – whether by swallowing a capsule or lounging in the sun, invite that vital energy in!
- Ask to be seen and acknowledged for something you’re longing to be recognized or validated for. Literally ask for it.
- Join your community theater or local choir, and insist on getting the solo! Take that pottery workshop or swing dance class you’ve been wanting to, or read The Artists Way or Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
…maybe you make a new fashion statement, or decorate your patio with colorful lights and bright fabrics. No matter! The world is your canvas, and the sky’s the limit. So make like a Leo, and go BIG!