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Leading Leo

LEO

Approximate Dates: July 23 – August 22

Symbol: The Lion, representing leadership, presentation, strength, loyalty

Ruling Planet: Sun

Element: Fire (masculine)

Quality: Fixed

Associated House: 5th

Color(s): Gold, orange, purple

Body Part(s): Hair/mane, chest, upper back, spleen

Chakra(s): Manipura/Solar Plexus/Gold, Anahata/Heart/Green, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo

Metal/Stone: Gold/Ruby

Characteristics: Don’t let a purring Leo fool you…there’s a lion in there no matter how kitty-like they may play it. And play they do, as Leos love any games, sports, speculation (that’s a nice way to say “gambling”), or general fun that involves other people and friendly competition. They also ...

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Asserting Aries

ARIES

Approximate Dates: March 21 – April 19

Symbol: The Ram, representing assertion, independence, intelligence

Ruling Planet: Mars

Element: Fire (masculine)

Quality: Cardinal

Associated House: 1st

Color(s): Red, black

Body Part(s): Head, face (particularly prominent eyebrows)

Chakra(s): Muladhara/Root/Red, Manipura/Solar Plexus/Gold, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo, Sahasrara/Crown/Violet

Metal/Stone: Iron/Diamond

Characteristics: Ariens have a “me first” orientation in life. But theirs isn’t in the Leo-like way of showmanship or needing to be the center of attention; no, the Arien version is more akin to “Hold my beer!” 

holdmybeerThey are the trailblazers, the pathfinders, the first ...

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Commanding Capricorn

 CAPRICORN

Approximate Dates: December 22 – January 19

Symbol: The Sea-goat, representing mysticism, practicality, steadfastness, individuality

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth (feminine)

Quality: Cardinal

Associated House: 10th

Color(s): Brown, Blue

Body Part(s): Knees, joints, teeth, bones & skeletal structure

Chakra(s): Muladhara/Root/Red, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo, Sahasrara/Crown/Indigo

Metal/Stone: Lead/Amber

Characteristics: Who’s the boss, you ask? The CEO, the one running things? The Capricorn in the room would be a good bet.

Capricorns won’t be the loudest, they won’t be the showiest, they won’t be the most serving or even the most helpful, but they will unmistakably have an air ...

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Tenacious Taurus

 TAURUS

Approximate Dates: April 20 – May 20

Symbol: The Bull, representing strength, fertility, power, tenacity

Ruling Planet: Venus

Element: Earth (feminine)

Quality: Fixed

Associated House: 2nd

Color(s): Green

Body Part(s): Neck, throat

Chakra(s): Muladhara/Root/Red, Swadhistana/Sacral/Orange, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue

Metal/Stone: Copper/Emerald

Characteristics: The scent of a pink rose in full bloom, the scratchy yet soft texture of natural paper rich with wood fibers, the sweet and tart lingering aftertaste of a bite of dark chocolate torte drizzled in raspberry glaze, the caress of a lover’s hand along the small of your arched back…Taurus is a sensual beast.

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Virtuous Virgo

VIRGO

Approximate Dates: August 23 – September 22

Symbol: The Virgin (often pregnant), representing purity, naivety, and polite distance from the world

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Element: Earth (feminine)

Quality: Mutable

Associated House: 6th

Color(s): Blue

Body Part(s): Nervous system, digestive system (intestines in particular)

Chakra(s): Muladhara/Root/Red, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo

Metal/Stone: Mercury/Sapphire

Characteristics: It’s not uncommon for the symbol of Virgo to be misconstrued. Virgos are represented by the Virgin (often a pregnant one), so in seeing a fertile young thing, many people interpret the energy as “motherly”.

But that really isn’t the essence of ...

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Stay Grounded/Element Earth

Basic Attributes: Solid, practical, steady, fertile, manifesting, feminine, sensual

Imagine standing outside barefoot with your feet connecting to the earth. What kind of ground comes to mind for you? Is it a warm, sandy beach? Or a cool, grassy lawn? Maybe it’s wet mud that squishes between your toes, or a dry and cracked clay that leaves your feet coated with orange dust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fuego/Element Fire

Basic Attributes: creative, passionate, dynamic, hot-tempered, active, independent, dangerous, intuitive, masculine

We’ve all likely heard the phrase “If you play with fire, you’re going to get burned” more than once in our lives. Most of us have probably found this to be true firsthand, whether figuratively, literally, or both. Fire can be irresistible – it’s beauty, it’s intensity, and it’s powerful ability to change or transform something immediately draw us in.

We want to touch it, to manipulate and control ...

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Blowin in the Wind/Element Air

Basic Attributes: communication-oriented, social, lives in the mental planes, masculine, idea-oriented, verbal, rational

“Blowin in the Wind” was written and released by Bob Dylan in the early sixties when he was about 20/21 years of age. Who of us born and raised in the US between the mid 1950s and 1980 didn’t grow up with this song at least in the background of our childhood? It’s a spiritual anthem that can be considered to address a plethora of human issues and events. The ...

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Basic Attributes: emotional, intuitive, controlling, morphing, feelings, relationships, love, life-giving, fertile

Water is the mother of all elements, constituting roughly 70 percent of both our bodies and the planet. Does anyone else think that correlation is significant?? We are of this planet, and this planet is of us.

Water nurtures, brings life, sustains life, and takes life away. It is the most powerful, impactful, and necessary element. Before animals can even breathe or touch the ground with their feet, they need water to live; ...

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