Wednesday, July 21, 2010

☆♥*♥☆ Happy Birthday Leo~! ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Happy Birthday Leo the Lion! For those born between July 22~Aug 23rd. The Key Phrase is: I ROAR…oops...only teasing ;-).


Applause, applause!! Leo’s love an audience and usually position themselves to be the center of attention. They have a keen need to feel appreciated and accomplish something in life they feel proud of. Leo is a masculine, fixed (steady and determined), fire (intuitive, fiery) sign located in the 2nd quadrant (other oriented/inter-personal) of the Western Hemisphere of the chart.

Because Leo resides in the 5th house of the zodiac and is ruled by the Sun, our life force, ego ideal, the future, children, creativity, and romance are most important to Leo. Leo loves romance and shine brightly in most relationships…so long as they are viewed as “King”. They can be incredibly charming and possess a fun, child-like carefree attitude. Leo is recognized by their charismatic presence and a great big smile. When Leo enters a room, people take notice! Leo is also known for a warm hearted and affectionate nature. Naturally self expressive, Leo is the drama Queen or King of the zodiac and also King of the Jungle!! (or Queen of the office or hearth!) The luminary ruling Leo is our life giving Sun. The Sun shines brightly during the day sky with our Moon goddess absorbing his light to reflect back in the evening, once the Sun has disappeared from view. The glyph/symbol for the sign of Leo is associated with kundalini energy. Kundalini is coiled at the base of the spine and is our vital energy.

Ain't no other man, can stand up next to you.Ain't no other man on the planet does what you do.
You're the kinda guy, a girl finds in a blue moon.
You got soul, you got class.
You got style your bad ass - oh yeah!
Ain't no other man it's true - all right -
Ain't no other man but you.
~Christina Aguilera

Lioness photo taken at the Tiger Reserve~Harbin, China

The sign of Leo rules the spine, back, and the heart. The heart is associated with emotions and love, and Leo’s can be absolutely devoted to those they love. The heart chakra is our life force and where harmony and trust reside. When the heart chakra is “open” there is flexibility to give and receive love. Open to change and accepting of new ideas leads to personal growth. When feeling hurt, Leo retreats to their “cave” to lick their wounds, in private. When the heart chakra is closed or off balance, the ability to receive or give love is compromised. Count to ten and practice deep breathing. Individuals with the Ascendant in Leo and/or planets in the 5th house may exhibit some of these personality characteristics.

Leo’s polar opposite (5th house~romance, children, creativity, gambling) is the fixed, air sign Aquarius (11th house~friendships, organizations, associations, hopes, and wishes). Integrating romance, children, and creative outlets with independence, individuality, friendships, and associations are concerns for Leo, also contingent upon other areas of the birth chart.

When under stress each sign operates through the most negative characteristics of their polar opposite; the sign 180 degrees opposite itself.  When under stress, Leo becomes erratic, unpredictable, and extremely willful and can not be tied down at all, similiar to airy Aquarius, the water bearer, ruled by iconoclast Uranus. Aquarians seem distant or cool because they are an air sign and tend to “think” or intellectualize emotions. When under stress, Leo will toss whatever is troubling them over the shoulder and say, "I simply don't need this!" While this may be an emotional issue, it is more likely concerning a relationship or romantic partner.

Since Leo is a "Lion", let's celebrate Leo as symbol for all cats, large and small. If you properly stroke and caress Leo (grooming fur in one direction) Leo will purrrrrrr… When cat’s purr they exhibit contentment. They don't want their fur fluffed in the wrong direction though! Beware. They'll swipe you with a clawed-extended paw! Lions are very protective of their cubs (children). If Leo is prominent in your chart, children (your cubs) are your lifeline.

The sound of a cat purring is soothing and healing. You might enjoy the article "A Cats Purr" at this site:

Cats are natural Reiki Masters and Massage Therapists. Simply watch any kitty “kneed” a pillow, your arm, or any soft spot on your body.

If you have your…

Moon in Leo: Emotional need for admiration and attention. Your mother thought you to be the apple of her eye and possibly her “favorite”. Vanity is a weakness. You are romantic and an adoring audience with jealous and possessive tendencies. You have a talent for inspiring others and an emotional need for luxury.

Mercury in Leo: You are a dynamic speaker and conversationalist and have a need to be heard. You have creative ideas and a retentive memory. Mercury in Leo has a way with words, eloquence and a skillful leader. Your sunny disposition and enthusiasm draws attention from everyone.

Venus in Leo: Values a partner they respect and admire. In love you want to be made to feel special. You are loyal and devoted to the one who has won your affections. You are generous and affectionate in love and usually dominant in love.

Mars in Leo: Desires attention in a partnership and “always” receives it! This is a hot blooded fiery placement. Your passionate and dramatic sexual energy is strong and constant. You don’t take “no” for an answer! Dictators, Corporate executives.
Famous Leos: Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Socialite, born July 28th, David Sanborn, Jazz-fusion Saxophonist, July 30th; Carroll O’Connor, Archie Bunker on "All in the Family" born August 2nd, Martin Sheen, Actor, August 3rd; Jean Paiget, Child Psychologist, August 9th; Alfred Hitchcock, Film Director born August 13; Madonna, Performer born August 16; Robert De Niro, Actor, Mae West, Actress both on August 17, BillClinton, Former U.S. President born August 19th.

Enjoy your day and remember, I'm available for consultations and readings 7 days via phone, e-mail or in-person.

Lorraine Valente

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