There are only a few people I speak to consistently on a weekly basis: my husband and my therapist. My husband is a Leo, and my therapist is an Aquarian. As I interact with entirely different personalities, I receive very different gifts. Affection, play, fun-loving antics are the Leo’s specialty. An entertainer exemplar, he makes serious business of clowning around, and his generally sunny disposition makes him impossible to be down around. A human being like all of us, he can demonstrate those other, less attractive Leo qualities, too…and that’s where the Aquarian comes in. The Aquarian has the mental clarity of a fresh spring. The Aquarian, who is innately at odds with collectively agreed upon reality, brings in different angles, tools and perspectives that she has observed (experiences that the collective doesn’t or won’t acknowledge), and has over time won the hard-earned wisdom of a Truth Sayer.
These two are complements, and I love and need them for entirely different reasons. I cannot imagine not having my partner’s irrepressible and mind boggling levels of health, happiness and well-being influence on my energy body; I literally “light up” like the Sun when my man is around. Yet it takes a village and the Aquarian reminds me just how much I love individuating: that delicate process of continually training myself to stand apart from husband, society, family, culture (everything), and evaluating what is true for me. To think for myself, question, risk ridicule or even blame on behalf of my own authentic expression –there is no feeling quite like it.
The Leo lights up a room on the wattage of pure charisma. An ordinary person will extraordinarily feel special around the right Leo, because their golden aura is all-encompassing. Yet at super-intelligent powers of observation, the detached objectivity of a thought surgeon who knows how to cut away the fat and arrive at the Truth with a capital “T”, The Aquarian sparkles.
If there’s a season to appreciate the joy of unadulterated spontaneous self-expression, to bask in the warm spotlight of affection, it’s Leo. Just ask the Sun: you don’t need a reason to shine! Yet we begin this Leo season with a Uranus-Mercury square, and a Full Moon at zero degrees Leo-Aquarius. A “think for your self” energy is in the air. At this full moon we need to nurture our questions, to support the iconoclastic part of our self who stands at the edge instead of the center of the party. The Self who is at odds with “the way things are” is being called out, even as we stand in the limelight of self-expressive Leo Sun energy, even as we create, play and love with abandon.
We can sing a song, write a play, create, love, perform and spontaneously share our self with the world to our heart’s content. Sun in Leo it is strong and self-centered in its own domain. We can be, too. But fun is only truly fun if freedom of thought and action govern the center of our being. The same goes for love. We can love someone who doesn’t honor our authentic self, but it’s no fun.
So at this full moon, share the love with each other, have fun, create and play, but nurture The Questioner –that part of yourself who needs to explore experiences and perspectives found outside consensual reality like a human body needs a pool of sparkling spring water on a hot summer’s day. If you are caught in the snares of a “damned if I do, damned if I don’t dilemma”, dare to seek alternatives. And if you need help, be on the lookout for an Aquarian. Hint: The Aquarian always stands apart.
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