The Sovereign Lion

The astrological sign of Leo this month has overseen one of the most powerful planetary line-ups that we astrologers have ever seen – the Cardinal Grand Cross – that culiminates during these first two weeks of August. Today, there is a new moon in the sign of Leo, and while it remains unaspected from the six planets on the cardinal cross, the Sun and Moon powerfully bear witness to it with their sovereign Leonine quality, conjunct today as they were at the same degree of Leo on the last major millennial gateway – the solar eclipse of 11th August 1999.

Here are some photos from the Leo altar that Colette created for our fabulous Leo weekend on The Alchemical Journey, where we each embodied the sovereign power of Leo.  Each person was given the opportunity to take the “catwalk” along the red carpet, where each were duly crowned in turn.  Not just the most fun you can have on a Saturday afternoon, but also one of the most profound experiences of re-claiming our own personal link to the divine source from where we all originate.  For many people present, it was the first time that they had really given themselves permission to be honoured and celebrated in this way, and it brought up a lot of deep emotional response, as you might expect.   Leo is par excellence the sign of the heart – it is such a personal sign, yet one that claims its lineage back to original royalty – the Sun King, the Nemean Lion, the source of life.  It reminds us of the hero’s quest, the true journey of the Self.

Here are the photos:

The Leo Altar - Created by Colette Lassalle

The Leo Altar - Created by Colette Lassalle

Detail from the Leo Altar: The Thai Lion Before the Rising Sun

Detail from the Leo Altar: The Thai Lion Before the Rising Sun

Detail from the Leo Altar: The Lion Takes Centre Stage

Detail from the Leo Altar: The Lion Takes Centre Stage

Leo Altar Detail:  Mask by Alchemical Journey alumnus, Maggie Bennett

Leo Altar Detail: Mask by Alchemical Journey alumnus, Maggie Bennett

The Leo Altar - Side View

The Leo Altar - Side View

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