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Happy New Moon of Leo! At sunset on Thursday, July 12th, we entered a new time zone, a brand new chapter, so to speak: lunar Leo! After so many weeks wading around in swimsuits, a little fire (or a volcano!) is mostly welcome. The nuclear power of the sun radiates outward – handle with care!
"Nothing is small in a Leo’s life."
Let's find out what type of atmosphere to expect in the universe… There was a solar eclipse on the day the New Moon was born. The sun humbled itself on the day of its rulership. This sets the tune for the whole lunar month. The “I” surrenders to the greater good! In addition, Jupiter is no longer in retrograde motion and can now push all of us forward with full force.
As for our larger-than-life Leo friends… they will get, as is our custom, their yearly roast! His Highness, the sun, is the ruler of Leos. Make way for the king! And make no mistake, Leos are very much like their ruler – the world has to revolve around them!
Very generous and forgiving (until they are not!), nothing is small in a Leo’s life. Their dreams, hopes, and plans are gigantic! In fact, natives of the sign are afflicted by a bit of a “savior syndrome.” Every Leo feels he or she has been placed on Earth to save the world. I’m sure a Superman suit hangs in each of their closets!
They are absolutely fantastic at sorting out other people’s lives in ten seconds flat. Sure, do this… Do that… What's the problem? Unfortunately, their own lives are sometimes a complete mess! Every Leo is a boss. And the sooner we get used to them always being right, the better everyone will feel. Every conversation with a Leo should start with words of appreciation and love. Otherwise, they can turn into fiery dragons. Contrary to popular belief, Leo's psychology is really simple: what you see is what you get. Their feelings transpire easily – they are either magnanimous or completely in crisis.
"Leos are far more intellectual than intuitive."
Moneywise, these great souls can be disastrous. They handle the finances of others well, but do a terrible job with their own, and tend to live WAY beyond their means. But, of course, they can also be horribly stingy. (Leos always come in extremes.)
Very sensitive to fairness, they can destroy everything when faced with what they think is an injustice. Their great energy (Leos are the fire of the fire) needs to be channeled properly, otherwise they risk becoming workaholics that can drop dead – God forbid – of a heart attack out of the blue. They are terrible at asking for help, very often seem like know-it-alls, and can be very loud.
Leos are far more intellectual than intuitive. Often, a Leo will educate himself later in life. The seniors we find sitting on university benches at 80-years-old are often born under the sign. A Leo will need a lot of strength in his life to stand up for his beliefs, because it's extremely difficult for them to be unpopular. Caution: Leos have the worst vengeance streak of the zodiac. You've been warned! If the offense is really serious, a Leo will make people pay for it with interest.
The body parts associated with the sign are the heart, the circulatory system, the upper spine, and the shoulders.
Famous Leos include many dictators and world leaders, such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Deng Xiaoping, Fidel Castro, and Benito Mussolini, as well as Bill Clinton, Menachem Begin, and more. Controversial artists born under the sign include Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock. In addition, these writers are also Leos, Ray Bradbury, J.K. Rowling, Aldous Huxley. A very colorful clan, indeed!
Our plan of attack for this whole month of Leo (Av) is to:
Chodesh tov (Good Month), to all!