Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Leo and the Heart

Dear readers,

it's been such a long time since I wrote here on the blog. I have wanted to focus on my here-and-now life; on the down-to-earth everyday practicalities. It is not that I have had a very busy time, but the days on the course I'm taking have been filled with work and practice, combined with lots of new knowledge to absorb, and I have really wanted to go for this new endeavour and stay very dedicated to it. I have a tendency to scatter my energies into far too many activities and interests at the same time, and I wanted to avoid that now.

Now, perhaps it's the energies of the very recent Leo new moon that are triggering me into a renewed effort with this blog! In Sweden, where I live, the late summer gives us just completely amazing days right now! Today I could really feel the leonine energies! Big, sunny, open heart and just that feeling of loving to exist! And the creativity linked to astrological Leo and the 5th house stems from this outbursting of Sun energy, where the true You pours from your soul and makes you all radiant. And the flowers of this time of the year reflect this quality too, I think. Many of them are grand and abundant and have such strong, regal, fiery colours! Oh what a joyful time!

Rudbeckia hirta - a very leonine flower

In my astrological make-up there is not much fire. In Leo there is just Saturn for me, so the fire energy has been a great challenge! Saturn is conjunct my ascendant from the 1st house, so my personality has been very cautious, shy and restricted. Leo is connected to the heart, and I kept mine closed due to fear of not being well received with my love. Today, I have learnt quite well to love myself! I still slip back into fear sometimes, but not very often.

Living from the heart is what we need to do in these times. The astrological T-square of Uranus/Jupiter in early Aries, Saturn in early Libra and Pluto in early Capricorn is presenting extremely intense times and is very, very challenging for many people. This configuration in the sky is ushering in long-since prophesied times of a shift of the ages, the ascension of Gaia and humanity, a new golden age coming where humanity will live from the heart and no longer exist in polarity consciousness. There is so much written around the web about this shift, and I do not intend to dive into trying to explain this in detail. But our lives are all coloured by these energies now. This is my perspective.

So now with the energies of the recent Leo new moon still active, try to move into your heart and stay there as much as you can. And ask yourself, who are you really? What is your deepest identity? What is your passion? What do you want to create? What makes your heart sing?

Sending lots of leonine love to you all!


Elizabeth said...

Excellent posting Anna!! :) What a very timely message to read too. This really is the time for us to find our passion and run with it. Sounds like you have been doing so!!! So happy to hear this... In doing this, there does seem to be a bit of guilt in doing so --at least for me. But I know the focus is quite necessary. :)

This is a great piece to keep in mind with my NN in Leo too. So thank you for sharing this! :)

Hope you are doing well!!

Anna said...

Hi Elizabeth! It's so nice to hear that you found some inspiration in the post :). I'm actually not sure exactly what my passion is, but I'm getting closer and closer. I bet you are too! Put that guilt behind you and run free! I think I do have some more or less conscious idea that I am not worthy of living my passion - but we need to leave these old patterns behind. I found this article a very good read on the Leo new moon: http://www.mooncircles.com/newmoon_pythia.html
Lots of love!