AEC Family & Jeremy Werner - July 22, 2021
Astrology Outlook & Healing Tips for Leo Season
July 22, 2021 – August 22, 2021
Leo Gemstone: Peridot
Ruling Planet: The Sun
Sun Gemstones: Ruby, Red Spinel, Red Garnet, Amber, Golden Labradorite, Sunstone
For all of us here at AEC, improving our balance and harmony with the universe is something we're always working to improve. Over the years we've noticed that as soon as we seem to be getting a handle on things, something changes seemingly out of the blue bringing challenges and disruption to our life. Yay.
After more than enough times of looking in the mirror and screaming, "WTH!" we began to see a pattern. These shifts almost always aligned with either the moon phases or some other astrological shift. As we began to take note of these events and adjust our spiritual growth and self-care routines around them there was a new shift, progress!
We finally began seeing the consistent growth we wanted. It felt like our spiritual journey had finally started for real. And while it was just a new beginning, it also felt like an end. The end of an old lifestyle and belief system we had been trying to shed for years.
After continuing this practice for awhile we started thinking about how we could improve it. What if we could plan a detailed breakdown of the best practices for each zodiac season on a week by week basis? And already have our crystals preselected and have meditations and affirmations ready to go so that even when things got hard we knew what to do. So we asked our teacher, Akashic Astrologer Jeremy R. Werner, if he would be willing to give us his astrology insight to help with this and he said yes!
We loved it so much and have found so much benefit from it that we wanted to share it with all of you in the form of monthly posts here on our blog. Here is the outlook for this Cancer season:
Here comes the Sun...
The astrological strength of the Sun is at its peak in its own Sign Leo, the Great Lion who rules the Fire of the Heart. During the time of Leo, our Inner Light is activated and illuminates where we need to build self-confidence, take command of our own lives and actions and grow self-consciousness. Leo is Fixed Fire and signifies a strong will, vast energy, life force and great courage, all of which we need to pursue our life’s path with integrity and success!
The House ruled by the Sign of Leo in a natal chart shows where one is ambitious, creative and needing to shine. Leo loves to be centerstage and basks in the light of other people’s attention and admiration. Arrogance and egotism may therefore ensnare the Lion, so the challenge is to be honest, maintain self-respect and live by the Higher Self. As personal will is aligned with Divine Will, greater love, affection and loyalty abound, and true leadership becomes possible.
Meditation: Wings of Fire
To experience a powerful Solar Initiation, stand outside in the sunlight with eyes closed holding a piece of Sunstone in each open palm. Sunstone embodies the Sun’s light and helps to clarify the mind and emotions, boost creativity and confidence, inspire right action and illuminate your life’s direction.
Settle into the breath and welcome the warmth and radiance of the Sun. Then, ask for a Ray of Light from the Heart of the Sun for your Crown Chakra. See and feel this Ray touching and entering the Crown Chakra. Allow this Light to continue down into the Heart Chakra and feel how your Heart becomes like a bright sun. As this sun shines out in all directions, its light fills your body and aura and overflows downwards as a beam of light to the center of the Earth.
As the Earth’s center fills with light, another bright sun is formed there. Ask for a ray of this light to come up to your Heart Chakra and take it in deeply. Take a few deep breaths and feel this connection. You are a bridge between the Sun and the Earth.
Now, see and feel that the light in your Heart Chakra overflows out through the back of the Heart Chakra and forms a pair of very large Wings of Fire. Open these Wings wide and feel how this opens the Heart. Hold the thought, “Hereby, I ask for the Solar Initiation I need to awaken my consciousness.” Then, meditate for a few minutes and notice the effects within yourself.
When this feels complete, bring your awareness to your breath and take a few deep breaths to manifest the process. Hold gratitude in your Heart for what you have experienced and gently open your eyes, being mindful not to look directly at the Sun. Journal your experience and go about your day with your new Wings of Fire.
You may repeat this initiation as often as desired and also use Golden Labradorite, Amber or a different Sun gemstone.
The Sun in Leo and Mercury in Cancer opposite Pluto retrograde in Capricorn Mercury in Cancer trine Neptune retrograde in Pisces
The Moon in Capricorn square Chiron retrograde in Aries
Green Jade emanates a gentle yet powerful energy that supports our personal growth and brings wealth, health, abundance and luck. It also transmutes destructive influences, protects the aura, balances the mind and emotional body, cultivates self-worth and promotes healing.
To bring the healing qualities of Green Jade into your body and life, lie down comfortably on your back and place one small piece between the eyebrows (Brow Chakra), one on the center of the chest (Heart Chakra) and one on the navel (Navel Center). Allow your arms to relax to the sides with palms up. Take a few slow deep breaths and relax even more.
Now, take in the color of Green Jade to your Brow Chakra. Feel its quality as you relax even more deeply. Then, take in the color of Green Jade to your Heart Chakra and feel the effects. Relax even more. Now, take in the color of Green Jade to your Navel Center. Allow this color to fill your entire abdomen. Take deep abdominal breaths as you relax even more. Feel how the color of Green Jade enters your system through these centers and fills your whole body. Merge with this light and quality as you relax even more.
Now, call upon the Spirit of Green Jade to bring its healing effects into your life. Ask for support and insight about any conflicts or challenges and send this healing light into those areas. Meditate for as long as desired, and when complete, take a few deep breaths as you bring yourself into waking consciousness. Hold gratitude in your Heart for Green Jade as you lift the stones off the navel, chest and brow. Journal your experience, and if you like, carry these stones with you throughout the day for ongoing support and healing.
Venus in Virgo conjunct Mars in Leo and opposite Jupiter retrograde in Pisces
Venus conjunct Mars in Leo ignites our passions and desires, and we may experience more of our primal natures. Venus is in its fall in Virgo, however, so Mars is stronger and bearing the fire of Leo. Our inner drive is a force to be reckoned with, and it may be difficult to temper our own cravings enough to establish relational balance and cooperation. This duo is opposed by Jupiter retrograde, which takes us into extremes and challenges us to maintain self-moderation. Our relationships become the mirrors we need to tend to our own inner natures while learning that our behaviors impact others. Seek a greater understanding of yourself. Through this, you will be more able to understand those around you and to explore your passions together!
To help balance these strong forces, light a candle and place in front of it a Clear Quartz (closest to the candle), Rose Quartz and Red Garnet (closest to you). Hold your palms open on either side of the stones and candle to take in the energies. Close your eyes and begin to breathe deeply. Feel your connection to your physical body. As you breathe, notice any sensations or movements of energy within you. Begin to contact your inner passion and desire and allow these energies to circulate through your whole system. After a few minutes, breathe deeply into the lower abdomen and gather these energies there. Feel how you are bringing this rich supply of life force into your inner reserves and how this creates inner strength. When complete, bring your hands to the lower abdomen and take a few more deep, abdominal breaths. Feel the energies consolidating within your physical body. Then, gently open your eyes and blow out the candle. If you like, spend some time outside in Nature to ground and integrate the effects.
Written by Jeremy R. Werner, The Akashic Astrologer
For anyone looking for extra support or guidance with their spiritual practice during this time we have our Monthly Cosmic Care Kit. It comes with all the crystals needed to do the meditations above, along with crystal jewelry, tips, techniques, intentions and affirmations to help you stay balanced as you go through your own personal transformation each and every month.
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Abundance & Happiness,
- The AEC Family