Continuing the Tarot Astrology series for this year, I will be showcasing a tarot astrology profile of each astrological sign and it’s corresponding major arcana tarot card.
For July 23rd-August 22nd, I will be discussing the sign of Leo, it’s tarot fire element of Wands, and it’s tarot card of influence, “Strength”.
LEO CHARACTER BACKGROUND: Ruled by the expansive masculine qualities of the Sun (which governs the ego, life and vitality. Leo is “life-giving” energy). Its natural element is Fire, the Lion is the ruling symbol which signifies power and strength. It is the second Fixed sign (first being Taurus) of the astrological cycle. The Leo “♌️” symbol has its relationship based on two incomplete circles representing the Sun which is joined by a crescent shape moon indicating power through the mind and emotions. Leo represents the present moment; the here and now.
TAROT CARD: Strength/Lust (8). Recognizing Love as a means of harnessing inner strength. Utilizing one’s own enthusiasm and desires in life. Maintaining courage and perseverance during times of strife. Vitality and good health.
SEASON OF INFLUENCE: The month of Leo runs July 23rd-August 22nd. The season it influences is late Summer.
LIFE PATH NUMBER: “8”, disciplined, practical, ambitious, balanced, a force to create and destroy.
DAY OF THE WEEK: Sunday (ruled by the Sun) a day for resting and self-care. A time of self-reflection and focus on the days ahead.
COLOR INFLUENCE: Gold, Yellows, and Oranges. From the sun’s radiating energies.
PERSONALITY: “I WILL”- determination, self-motivation, courage
OPPOSING TRAITS: self-centered, domineering, and headstrong
RULING BODY: The heart, spine, and solar plexus
ASTROLOGY’S FIFTH HOUSE: In Astrology, Leo rules the Fifth “House of Creativity and Sex”. This placement represents personal pleasures and creative expression. Also, love affairs and risk-taking are ruled in this house. This Fifth house is where your heart resides. How much do you enjoy yourself in life? What are you instinctually fond of?
PARTNER AND POLAR TAROT CARDS: The partner card for Leo’s Strength (8) is “The Sun” (19), which (by no surprise) is ruled by the Sun and represents happiness, truth and success. With discipline and tenacity, The Sun overcomes challenges, welcomes personal and creative growth, and has a driven lust for life. The Sun card draws its influence from the Strength card.
The opposing (polar) card to the Strength card is the Star (17), which is ruled by Leo’s opposing sign of Aquarius (representing fixed Air). Strength is an active representation of courage and heartfelt love, while “The Star” is more of an inward influence through meditation and spiritual enlightenment. The Star card is the “root of the subconscious” to the Strength card. The Star draws its energies from spiritual insights, such as astrology, tarot, metaphysical practices. Through mindful intentions and higher knowledge, The Star represents inner devotion and inspiration to awaken the firey Leo energies found within the Strength and Sun cards.