Gemini 13° (June 2+3)
Feeling very in-between-y. It is a transition day for sure which still means much can be accomplished if I focus. Am still trying to make this journey work and meet myself at the end of it. I think now that we are getting on the exact same page it will be much easier. Anyway going to make some hay: Leo finds it his duty in life to be as good a sun king as he can, to embody the best of what man can be, and thus not exploit this godlike designation, but to be a positive life force for others, creator as well as creature, a positive life force that, to use the vernacular, gives us life. The shadow side of the king, of course, is the tyrant and anyone acquainted with a Leo man has probably seen it creep into their interactions. Being one so cosmically endowed with nobility, Leo man will take personally every lousy move made by others. Even in circumstances that have naught to do with him, if you cross his well-drawn moral boundaries, you will make a direct insult to his majesty. He is all or nothing on that score. And when you’ve been cast out of the realm of his kinship, you typically remain so. He is one of the zodiac’s greatest grudge holders. It will take major recompense to enter back into his good graces, which rarely happens. He is the golden boy in his youth, the wholesome Picaresque hero around which everything revolves, a typically athletic class clown who charms others with a disarming Tom Sawyer panache. He can nonetheless be emotionally distant and will be hostile, especially, to other males he considers sneaky or conniving. In the cartoon version of life, he is the eternal Archie Andrews (often with the ginger hair to prove it) and always has a rival Reggie on whom to heap his tsk-tsking disapproval. As he matures, his world tends to get smaller, not bigger, his fan base limited to family and a handful of friends. He can be nostalgic, lost in his proverbial glory days; and must take pains to focus on the future, the uncertainty of which he finds uncomfortable. Many twentysomething wunderkinds are born under Leo; and they risk equating inexorable aging with a weakening of their power. For King David and King Arthur, their greatest successes come at an early age. So, Leo must fight not to see himself as over-the-hill at thirty-five; and to consciously and constantly reinvent himself—which can his biggest challenge. The age group ruled by the sign of Leo is actually 28-35, a full seven-year cycle since coming of age, leaving school and establishing oneself, while still being young enough that achieving successes will be that much more impressive, the proverbial young lion. Following the cardinal-water sign of Cancer, associated with flood myths and recovery, a metaphor for, among other things, surviving and healing the more traumatic aspects of one’s childhood conditioning, the fixed-fire sign of Leo is centered on restoration, self-creation and -establishment. Superimposing the zodiac onto the pattern of Old Testament we equate cardinal-fire Aries as the big bang spark of creation, fixed-earth Taurus as the garden, Eden, mutable-air Gemini as consciousness, characterized as duality and the Fall, Cancer, the flood, and next comes Leo, corresponding to the book of Kings and the postdiluvian age of miracles, magic and majesty. Receptive Moon-ruled Cancer’s motto is I feel (the effects of the past), while forceful Sun-ruled Leo’s motto is I will(determine the future), intention being at once, on the surface, something one aims to do and, more profoundly, the power to bring about a desired outcome. Thy will be done, Leo, on earth as it is in heaven.
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