Gemini 16° (June 6)

My father’s birthday. I don’t feel much. Off to work: To be a Leo man is to feel oneself quintessentially male, and human for that matter, predisposed to see himself as the most perfect embodiment, that paragon again, or the most typical, i.e. natural, of human beingness. Literally meaning the fifth essence, in ancient and medieval philosophy, quintessence was thought to be the highest element, after fire, earth, air and water, believed to be the substance of the celestial bodies as well as latent in all things. In modern terms, it is a hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe. The assignment of this elusive element to the heavens, while being hidden or dormant in everything, requires some unpacking. What the Romans called quinta essentia was, already to the Greeks, synonymous with the ichor, the blue blood, that ran in the veins of the gods, and ultimately the nobility, who claimed divine inheritance and the right to rule as such. Five, the number associated with the sign of Leo, is also central to proportionality in human beings as well as nature, from a mathematical perspective. We have cited Leonard DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man, that famed nude drawing of a male with arms and legs outstretched, as illustrating the human body having five appendages, the two arms and legs ending in five fingers and five toes, and the head, five openings as relate to the five senses. Likewise, the number five is central to the Golden Ratio, also called the Divine Proportion, and it can be derived from several formulas based on that number, most accessibly, geometrically—if you were to take a pentagon with five equal sides and then connect all the intersecting points inside the pentagon, it would form a five-pointed star all the lines of which would be in Golden Ratio. At the risk of losing you, here, Leo, your sign number five is mathematically linked to all concepts of quintessence as the most “typical” that is to say naturally occurring pattern in nature, here on planet earth, but also in the known cosmos, as the Golden Ratio, to which the number five is so central, repeats in the proportionality of the human body, in the patterning of plants and animals and the formation of galaxies—it is proof of some kind of natural and divine ordering, a recurring rhythm, the reality, and understanding, of which you are astrologically designed to embody. You might find further reading on this elsewhere to be interesting Leo. For purposes here, it’s important to hit home the fact that, as your archetypes already suggest, you carry such quintessential cosmic DNA as predisposes you to see yourself as not only the best of the male human bunch offer but also the most naturally occurring of men. Beyond the notion of being authentic with a disdain for any artifice on your part, it also suggests that you are enough just as you are that your self-evidence means you never need prove yourself, take it or leave it. 

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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