Cancer 12° (July 2)

Food shopping in the center of town was absolute agony. I couldn’t get out of town fast enough. I took photos of the piano and put them online and already somebody wants to see it. I didn’t get much done but I am trying to get back up to speed. I hope against hope that something will shake out. I will leave Ken and Moo messages and speak with Dave twice. Had a little salmon but that’s all I was able to manage. I have some thoughts to put down: The fixed signs in astrology, the second in each of the four quadrants, aren’t as a rule the initiators or orginators that the cardinal signs, which precede them, are—instead, they are the imitators, in the best sense of the word, the honers and perfectors, taking seeds of ideas and fully developing them into solid, more viable forms. Fixed Leo are especially skilled at fully baking ideas over the hearth fires of their passionate expression, birthing their intellectual and creative brainchildren to wide appeal, through sheer force of their indefatigable will. You’d be hard pressed to find a Leo woman who doesn’t give her all in life, even if she doesn’t do so by way of a career, or in the public eye. Woman of the sign are really never not creatives. In our view, there are two types of creatives: those who express themselves through a certain art form or other, and those for whom the living of life is a creative process in itself. Leo is typically the former and she’s near always the latter. All that she endeavors, she does to the nth degree, or should do. Even as a youngster Leo will be singled out as exceptional among her peers, infamously inhabiting the world of adults making friends with teachers and colleagues, while viewing those her own age as comparative children. Leo is on a fast track from day one, determined, and mapping out actual plans, to reach some pinnacle triumph when, to her mind, she’s still young enough to enjoy it. One to want to have it all, she tends to equally prioritize raising a family and having a stellar career—as a child, if in the back of her mind, the age group of 28-35 associated with the sign will be a target time-frame during which to bank these dual accomplishments. The symbolic interpretation of that seven-year span is that it represents a time of life when one is at the height of their physical and spiritual (energetic) powers, in the last throes of youth before middle-age settles in, yet having had enough time and experience under one’s belt since reaching maturity, to make an impact (especially if you’re a Leo). In keeping with the sign’s color, Leo seeks to personify the gold standard in all aspects of her being. She is the one to beat at the game of life, and she’s typically way ahead of you. To be a fulfilled, Leo, is to satisfy your hunger(s) in life, and there are more than a few ways to assuage each one. In the meantime, “hunger is good discipline,” (said someone once) and a healthy dose of dissatisfaction is what forever fuels and propels Leo forward. You can be the most challenging of people, Kitty, no easy walk in the park. Like your animal totem, you spar with others, the whole cat and mouse routine, flexing your muscles, keeping your claws and teeth sharp, just as all that kind of play between lion cubs amounts to training for the real adult battles in the jungle ahead. There is typically someone, if not a handful of folks, at any one point in time with whom you are at least vaguely at odds, in your experience. To some degree this is healthy, again, keeping your wits sharp; but when the love of drama begins to outstrip any actual need for it, then we caution you against unnecessary engagement of this sort, as it can become something of an addition. Still, you will find that queen Leo will always have some bee in her bonnet about some revolting subject or other needing to be put down, be it person, place or thing. Just don’t let her see you eye-roll lest your head be next on the chopping block. Don’t forget that Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts archetypally rules the shadow side of the Leo woman, representing the darker aspects of The Knockout’s personality.

To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree point of the Sabian Symbol may at times be one degree higher than the one listed here. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°,  for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. 

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