Sun enters Leo: July 22, 2017

The Sun enters Leo on July 22 this month (staying there until it moves into Virgo August 22), which finds it in its power placement — and we all feel the positive effects! Looking at the corresponding tarot cards, XIX – The Sun and VIII – Strength, we find a scene of brightness, warmth, and togetherness, with opposites coming together to share ideas in a way that finds everyone comfortable, at ease, prepared to lay everything bare and take a leap of faith — one that will have results that may have once felt unbelieveable, but now are coaxed smoothly into the light of day! This Leo Season, show your true colours with pride: your tribe is waiting for you, and you have everything you need to succeed. All that needed to be revealed has been, so you can feel certain that you know what you’re working with: allow yourself to relax and trust that you have the inner strength you need to succeed as well!

XIX The SunVIII Strength

For the Sun’s transit into Leo, I chose to draw from The Wild Unknown tarot deck and Connected and Free: The Alchemist’s Oracle and Crystal Reading Cards for their vibrant colours, their references to the Sun, and their cool lion imagery. I laid out a crystal grid using citrine for sunny abundance, sunstone for brightened inspiration, two amazonite (one small, one large) to increase balance between the masculine and feminine forces in our lives, prehnite, aventurine, and fluorite to help heal and open our hearts to others, lapis lazuli for clear and effective communication of our greater ideals, and yellow calcite to solidify our personal power and help us project it effectively. The following is a 5-card reading for how best to make use of the energies surrounding the Sun’s transit into Leo. A personalized version of this reading is included in the $15 Sun Sign Change Reading tier on my Patreon page, which also includes a monthly kick-off reading on the 1st of every month!

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Oracle Cards: Aquamarine | Communication + Opportunity

This reading has a definite theme of “not letting emotion get in the way of opportunity.” Things ahve settled down a lot, due in large part to you being clearer with what you need, especially in your home life and personal relationships. Things are going so well that all it will take to improve even more is consistent reflection on how far you’ve come from out of the shadows that threatened to take over not long ago! You’re growing, and it’s showing in a truly beautiful way.

Tarot Cards — Qualities of Leo Spread

  1. How can you be warmer, more loving, more giving this Leo Season? I – The Magician: know that you have both the resources and the skill to do exactly what you want to do, and that the endeavour you’ve set in motion recently will yield shining results. With this in mind, be open to others and their many unique ways of expressing their opinions — none of that matters, because your star is rising!
  1. How can you maximize your creative potential this Leo Season? 10 of Pentacles: truly, all you need to know is that as of right now, you have things “in the bag.” You are surrounded by support and good advice, but you are also very much in control of your own material situation and are proud of the service you are providing to others. This refers to either your workplace or your home life, both areas where things are finally starting to feel “settled” and you can enjoy the glowing feeling that comes with it.
  1. What’s the best way for you to present yourself in order to share your ideas productively? 9 of Cups: Know that the way you phrase not only your speech, but your thinking, is very powerful, especially now! Keep things positive, knowing that everything you want is within your reach and not letting even the shade of a doubt to enter the picture. You’ve fought long and hard for what you want, especially in the form of emotional battles, and you’re way too far beyond that now to go back on your dreams! Well, they’re here, and now all you have to do is live them and enjoy!
  1. How can you best maintain your energy without getting lazy? II – The High Priestess: You know how you got to the place you are now, and you know what not to do in order to maintain your current state of balance. You’ve got the world in your hands, so know that you can trust your instincts to steer you in the right direction from here on in. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it! Your intuition is powerful now and you do have the answers you need to continue.
  1. What strength of yours can you focus on in order to dissuade your fears? 5 of Cups: The pain you’ve come through couldn’t bring you down, and weary as you may be, you’re still standing. You’ve recognized that things are getting better all the time, and the sheer determination to simply keep looking forward is all you need to keep in mind. Keep your head up, as more opportunities are pouring in all the time! You truly are unstoppable, and now you know you have the grit to keep working towards bigger, better, and brighter things.

This Leo Season is rife with New Start energy, and it’s time to start producing those new ideas you’ve been having! In fact, you’ve already taken the first steps, and you’re about to enter the “seedling” phase where your dream will need more nurturing, love, and deep understanding than ever before. Your creation is good, it’s only a matter of trusting in your vision and letting yourself shine in the spotlight that’s being shone on you now! Healing is occurring on every level, and all you need to do is keep up the good work.

Decks used:

Connected and Free: The Alchemist’s Oracle. Lauren Aletta. Illustrated by Tegan Swyny. Inner Hue, 2014. {First edition pictured, link is for Second edition}

Crystal Reading Cards. Rachelle Charman. Sterling Ethos, 2016.

The Wild Unknown. Kim Krans. Philadelphia, CA: The Wild Unknown, 2012. {First edition pictures, link is for HarperElixir edition}


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