The Sun in astrology rules the self and is the planet that rules the sign of Leo. The Sun’s nature is hot, dry, masculine and life-giving. According to Llewellyn George, this planet represents radiant health, the vital principle, general prosperity, high office, position or rank, and title, government and officials, Henry Selzer has noted that the symbol for the Sun, a circle with a dot in the center, originated in ancient times, and is very similar to the Jungian symbol for individuation.
The sign Leo governs the the sides of the body, the upper half of the back and the heart. His day is Sunday and his metal is gold. Leo is a positive, fixed sign and its element is fire.
Given Leo’s prominent, shining nature, he governs the 5th house of creativity, pleasure, hobbies speculation, children and romance. At his best Leo exhibits qualities of positive forthrightness. He is indefatigable, principled, and honorable, as well as warm hearted. At his not so best, he can lean towards extravagance, ostentatiousness, be patronizing, opinionated and uncompromising!
The Leo season is upon us from approximately July 23-August 22 each year and during this season, it’s time to let your light shine.
For a bit of yoga the that will generate your inner heat, stimulate your inner creative fire and pay homage to the sun, look no farther than a Sun Salutation. Finding some balance, poise and grace, the video below walks you through a modified Sun Salutation with a Lion’s Breath practice at the end! Happy Sun Saluting:
Have fun, live your light and enjoy this season of illuminated self!
Jude Valentine is a professional artist, 200-hour registered yoga teacher, and practicing astrologer with more than 25 years experience in the study and application of mythology, numerology, tarot and astrology. She leads interdisciplinary workshops and classes using astrology, art and yoga for self understanding and life changing transformation. She maintains Urania’s Mirror as her astrological consulting studio at www.uraniasmirror.com. To see her artwork visit: www.judevalentine.com
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