Happy Birthday Leo

 

I’m going back to belly dancing classes this week.

I’ll probably be the oldest and by far the fattest in the room, but I’m sort of getting a tad tired of those excuses. So I’ll pop the coin belt that I found when we moved back on and shimmy – pretending that I’m not the oldest and fattest in the room and that even if I was it wouldn’t bother me. Of course it does though, but the alternative – not doing anything – bothers me more. I’ll fake it until I make it.

It’s been about ten years and twenty kilos since I last tied on the coin belt, but I have my character in my latest novel doing it – and if it’s good enough for Callie, it’s good enough for me. Besides, the Sun is about to move into Leo so that makes it a fabulous time for me to express myself in a way that scares me more than a little.

Daring to be you and daring to put your self out there, takes courage. Not the sort of bravery that can help you jump out of planes that are working perfectly well with a parachute strapped to your back, but the courage to expose your deepest vulnerability. Is there anything scarier than loving someone and not having that love returned? Showing your art and having no one view it? Publishing your words and having no one read them? Performing and having no one watch? Having your generosity thrown back at you?

Fear of being seen to fail is something that Leo struggles with- possibly more so than any other sign. Despite Leo’s well-publicised penchant for entrances and life at centre-stage, behind the make-up and the costume is often a fear of being found out. In this regard, Leo is very often misunderstood. What many see as vanity and self-importance in Leo, may simply be a desire to be seen, to be heard, to be noticed, to matter.

Anyways, if you want to know more about the Sun in Leo, check out this post.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Leo somewhere in our chart. It’s in this part of life that we struggle with these contradictory fears:

  • not being seen, heard or noticed vs
  • being seen to fail

It’s in this part of life that we most fear exposing our vulnerabilities and risking rejection, yet it’s also this part of life where we can dare to shine.

Check out where Leo is in your chart- that’s where you’re getting the warmth of the Sun’s energy right now. Not sure? Check out this post or follow the solar guide below. Don’t know what the houses mean? Check out this post. If you’re new to this site (or new to astrology) start at the beginning with the Toolbox lessons.

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, the Sun is shining in in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, the Sun is shining in in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, the Sun is shining in in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, the Sun is shining in in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, the Sun is shining in in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn the Sun is shining in in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, the Sun is shining in in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, the Sun is shining in in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, the Sun is shining in in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, the Sun is shining in in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, the Sun is shining in in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, the Sun is shining in in your 2nd house.