Aquarius Sun, Leo Moon

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” We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.”
-Shakti Gawain

When the combination of the Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo is contained in a birth chart, a quest toward a sense of personal authenticity coupled with the need to creatively express one’s true individuality, and receive validation for their essential identity, emerge as major themes.

All of us have a niche, or a thumbscrew. An ability or talent which we can cultivate within ourselves and excel at like no one in this entire world. After these gifts have been strengthened and refined internally, there comes a stage when it’s time to share them with the outside world for our own benefit as well as that of the masses.

If we’re not connected to our Sun sign, our vitality suffersIn our birth chart, the Sun symbolizes our life force and our gravitational center. If the light isn’t being used, the all of the other planets within the chart hold the possibility of remaining obscure and in the dark.

The Sun’s symbol is a simple, yet exceedingly profound one. A circle with a dot in the center. The circle illustrates the vast, infinite quality of the universe and the dot symbolizes the place that we carve out for ourselves in the cosmos. The specifics are up to us.

Our life energy and what fuels us are represented by the Sun.Ultimately, if we’re going to legitimately share our light with the world, we must be true to our Sun sign.

The Sun in Aquarius suggests that the type fuel needed to assist your engine in running at maximum capacity consists of having the freedom to “pour out water” which contains a revolutionary, reformist energy.

Change and new ideas are the stimulus which activate your being. Embracing and developing your uniqueness and living on your own terms without feeling that there’s always some “authority” in the midst to whom you must conform keeps your juices flowing. If there’s a trend or standard, it’s going to be set by YOU.

Enter the Moon.

The Moon doesn’t possess it’s own light, rather it’s a reflection of the Sun. This applies both astronomically as well as symbolically.

The Moon in Leo borrows the Aquarian Sun’s light and energy in order to create a personality form. The lunar needs are then expressed through the individual.

What nourishes a Leo Moon?  Recognition and validation of the unique self. Honor, praise
and acceptance of the person they’ve become. Royalty dwells within the spirit of the Moon in Leo and in order to be fulfilled, they require this acknowledgement on some level.

One of the keys to integrating this combination is to artfully maintain and preserve that genuine place within your heart where you store your uniqueness, while simultaneously offering it as a gift to free humanity from it’s self-imposed limits. THAT’s a win-win.

Your theme song is : “I Get Out” by Lauryn Hill

You can listen here:

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Libra Sun, Leo Moon : “Mass Appeal”

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“He who seeks for applause only from without has all his happiness in another’s keeping.” – Oliver Goldsmith

Before writing this piece, I found myself just staring at a blank piece of paper in my notebook. I was racking my astrological brain to come up with a Sun-Moon combination that had just as much potential to be popular, well-liked and charismatic as Libra-Leo. I’m not saying there are none, but I’m still pondering on the issue.

When pairing Libra and Leo in a solar/lunar blend we have an individual who is potentially just as interested in you, as they are interesting to other people.  In Libra, we have the one who does the engaging, who draws you in by framing social encounters to your needs and speaks in terms of your interests. Leo is the celebrityThe star who basks in the glow of attention and affirmation while collecting fans and admirers like vintage coins.

In a birth chart, when the Sun is in Libra and the Moon is in Leothere’s a primary motivation of interacting with the other. Libra Sun’s aren’t content with a mere half of the life story. In fact, they’re rather intrigued by opposing points of view. Their “fuel” or stimulus comes from sharing. Participating in the give and take, the mutual exchange, and the balance of recognizing themselves as a separate identity while perceiving how they’re viewed through the social looking glass. They want and need to know what they’re reflecting back.

Leo looks in the mirror because they want to know what they’re physical appearance is like, while Libra wants to know how they appear socially.

The Leo Moon uses the Libra Sun’s fuel to reflect a personality who needs to be admired, appreciated and acknowledged as being special. Most of all: validated.  This individual is nourished through the acceptance of him or her as an authentic and creative human being. After all, putting their unique stamp and signature on life is something they’re highly motivated by, so why can’t they receive YOUR official endorsement? It’s only right.

When this combination lacks integration, it loses balance and starts to hyperextend in it’s desire to please and entertain. Libra is driven to be regarded as “nice”,polite, kind and just an overall good person. This psychological need can create co-dependency and an environment which encourages overly adaptive behavior. Where Libran “good deeds” are no longer aimed at mutual satisfaction, but rather to appease and placate. This dynamic combines itself with overt displays of Leoine attention seeking antics, which are motivated by a fear of losing the limelight, or just being seen as an ordinary mortal, as we all are at some time or another.

A constructive use of this blend can be expressed by mastering the art of timing.

Using social intelligence to follow nuances and queues which indicate when it’s time to perform, or “take it to the stage.” Consequently, when it’s really your time, you’re not stealing anyone’s light. Rather, you’re radiating yours. Your authenticity has the chance to shine through because you’re aware of your own value, which is too vast to be measured in dollars and cents. You can simply be yourself without having to chase “mass appeal.”

Your Theme song is “Mass Appeal” by Gang Starr. You can listen here:

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Leo Sun, Leo Moon: Featuring Gang Starr’s “Royalty”

With this Sun-Moon blend we have an individual who is spurred on through a royal personal presence and an emotional need for validation of one’s special attributes. For this person Life is about standing out and letting one’s essence shine for all the world to see. At this astrological intersection, the potential for a charismatic aura and warmth and generosity of heart meet. Take a good look at Guru sitting in his chair with that air of dignified authority. That’s an illustration of what double Leo’s are trying to grow into.

Peep some of the lyrics:

“Supreme exalted, universal leader
Descendent of the kings and queens, the overseer
The overlord, cream of the crop, creme de la creme…..”

“Wherever you are Baby Pah, realize that your essence
is divine son, and let it shine son,as we refine son, aiyyo, this shit’ll blow your mind son, we’re royalty.”

And the Chorus?

“Wherever I go
I want to take nothin’ less than the best
Whatever I choose, I choose to do
I have to stand out from all the rest…….”

This is the double Leo combination……

Pisces Sun, Leo Moon

One of the points that I often make regarding the use of Astrology is that each of the planets are representatives of human needs.

As human beings, we make things happen in pursuance of fulfilling those needs. When examining the Sun/Moon blend in an individual birth chart, a few vital questions are being asked:

[1] what’s this person’s essential fuel comprised of? [2]What maintains their vitality? [3] what do they need to be emotionally fulfilled?

With the particular combination of a Pisces Sun and a Leo Moon, the fuel of creative service meets personal distinction.

For this individual, the path of offering a fluid, unbounded version of themselves is realized through the acknowledgement of ones specialness.

When this person comes to terms with their need to be honored, attract notice from others, and  be validated as unique they will be in a position to offer inspirational healing to the world at large.

This person’s identity is synthesized with the emotional need to offer unconditional love and acceptance to humanity. This is done in a manner which shows generosity of spirit, empathy and the finely honed ability to maintain the common touch.

One of the most significant lessons for those with this Sun/Moon combination is that developing their personality does not come in isolation, but rather as a connection to the whole of life:

” Personality, is of course, a relative concept. We can enumerate the various traits of personality which a man exhibits. We can say that he is decided, or gentle; that he’s unfeeling, stupid or judicious; but our epithets have no meaning in isolation, just as black has no meaning without white. If by personality we mean a man’s “distinctive personal character” we’re obliged to recognize that we can only conceive of such an entity in terms of contrasting it with other distinctive personal characters. “

“The more isolated a man is, the less is he an independent personality and the less does he exhibit those qualities that distinguish one man from another.”

In this day and age, we live by the “trust no one” mantra. The meme that says: “I’d better keep my guard up and never let anyone see what I’m all about.” With this blend, it’s well worth considering that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be deeply known and bestow one’s creative gifts on the world in a way that only YOU can.

The development of confidence is key to navigating your inner world and offering up it’s contents as one of your artistic gifts. What you’re really doing with this combination is engaging in sharing with the world: saying YES, i need encouragement, YES, I need you to pay attention to me and YES i want to hear that I’m unlike anyone else, and I’m going to SHOW you and give it all back to you by inspiring other people to discover their own needs just as I did.

There’s a healing factor in fulfilling your destiny and just by having the courage and lion heart to embark on that journey, it assists you to moving closer to being a superstar.

Notes: “The Integration of The Personality” by Anthony Storr