I am the Sun. It is the heat generated in my core that makes all life possible. It is my light that makes this world and other worlds visible to you. I am all pervasive, visible to all; and even the blind who do not have sight feel my warmth on their face. When my heart collapses and my end comes, so will yours: my death is your death. I burn with a splendid fire and my power is so strong that planets pay their homage to me by spinning around me. I need no borrowed power, the energies of creation burn within me. I need no borrowed light, I am the light.
It is no coincidence that the Sun is exalted in Aries, a sign whose sacred words are “I am.” It takes great courage to announce who you are and there is nothing riskier than displaying your true self because rejection then can become a mortal blow to the soul. But once you announce who are, once you take a stand, then everything else falls into place. The world reorients itself around you and you see who your true allies are, and those who are your foes and what you need to do becomes clear.
The Sun is the ruler of Leo, a fixed fire sign. With time, the sun-ruled learn the true potency of their heritage. Just like the Sun, there is an inner flame that burns deep and strong in their core. This is their birthright and one of their tasks is to understand that this flame is sacred and needs to protected at all costs. To find lasting happiness and peace, Leos need to learn that the validation they need so much has to be sought within. Their path needs to be one that leads them to a journey within where they become acquainted with the core values they were born to represent: courage, honor, loyalty, integrity and inspiration.
The sign of the Lion is associated with the heart and that explains the charisma of the Lion. When they operate from their heart, when they promise, “I will,” in the face of great odds or trying circumstances, when they fuel their inner flame with their courage, the flame becomes incandescent and a leader is born, a hero appears. And it is this heart-centric implacable integrity of purpose that defines the magnetism of the sun-ruled.
Once they slay the dragons of self-doubt by manifesting into being their inner vision; and conquer their need for external validation by staying true to their values and finding inner validation, it is then that they can walk through fields of sunflowers with yellow and orange banners bearing their crest waving in the wind. Leos who have found their core can then look at the setting Sun and be thankful that their day is done. The light of the setting Sun gleams russet on their magnificent hair which blows free and wild in the evening breeze.
Not only is the Sun in Leo as I write this, but the Moon is about to conjunct it, giving us our annual Leo New Moon. My friends have been writing about this and now that my post is done, I will go read theirs. If you want to know, this is what’s on my reading list: