Posted by: Zane Maser | July 21, 2014



Blessed am I radiant in creative purpose,

for I behold the rainbow’s Light.

The promise of the Self is mine.

My heart is the Sun’s abode.

On our bike ride this afternoon, I noticed the bumper-sticker invitation: “Be yourself. Nobody else can.” That’s an excellent summation of the Sun, symbol of individuality and wholeness, moving into the dazzling solar sign of Leo on July 22. With outgoing and expansive Jupiter’s entry into Leo a few days ago (until next August 11, 2015), our confidence and creative potential can potentially soar to an all-time high!


The Sun and Jupiter will harmoniously join with the bold originality of Uranus in fiery Aries to widen our imaginative horizons and assist us to bring our creative inspirations into spectacular manifestation, if we choose to focus our abilities in that fortunate direction. The Fire of Life burns brightly now, so take center stage, and let your very own innovative abilities shine in your special way!

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold,
if we will just have the courage to admit what it is.
What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do.
Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

The Sun indicates not only our conscious sense of identity but also is the symbol of Consciousness. It is our vibrant spirit and Spirit, the unique transparency of light that is meant to shine through us not from us—as our gift to the world. The Sun signifies both the heart of the person and the heart of the birth chart in its highest expression, for it also shows the spiritual lesson to be learned and the conscious purpose or primary expression of the life. It describes the underlying keynote of our character—the real Self-identity—with its power for Self-integration.


In addition, the Sun points to the central focus in the birth chart of the individual’s drive for significance, success, and power, and its fortifying energy motivates our deepest longings and creative aspirations to stand up, to stand out, as who we came to Earth to be. Exalted in its supreme position amongst the planets (its number is One!), the Sun indicates the potential for spiritual attainment and the realization of our inherent divinity.

If you think of a central Sun and the way it bursts into
infinite sparks of light particles, each one has the
original essence but is also now its
own particle—one yet One and the Same.
There is only one Truth and—I AM THAT—and
it appears as countless facets of the Whole.

Authentic, unshakeable selfhood is a central issue around which the heart and creative life of the “Solar You” revolves. All evolutionary manifestations along the self continuum are entirely appropriate expressions of the Sun, from occasional self-centeredness or self-interest to self-confidence, self sufficiency, self-respect, self-development, self-awareness, self control (or conversely self-indulgence in the tendency to live on too grand a scale!), self discipline, self-love, and self-actualization. The eternal nature of our Sun being is Self-completeness.

Is it any wonder that the spiritual pathway of the sign of Leo is that of self-expression, creativity, joy, and ultimately bliss. In the language of yoga, this equates to ananda yoga. Fittingly, the Sun is a natural symbol of leadership, authority, and honor. This is beautifully seen in all the regal ways lions (Leo) have been portrayed in myths, works of art, and iconography as potent symbols of solar strength, supremacy, glory, and brilliance. Shakespeare wrote in King Lear, “Ay every inch a [spiritual] king.”

Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

In the end, our life’s journey is to express our own inner light and comfortable “place in the Sun.” When we connect deeply with our greater Sun destiny, we discover that the ingenious spark we seek to express is within our own intuitive heart. Astrologer Stephanie Austin points to the fact, “it may be no coincidence that the word ‘art’ is encompassed in the word ‘heart.’” Creative individuality is an inside-outside work that is meant to flow freely to an appreciative world.

If we are willing to act on novel and daring opportunities, our talents could get a significant boost in the coming year as new channels open up to showcase our particular form of “artwork.” In September, and then again from February to June 2015, Jupiter in Leo links with Uranus in Aries, heightening the abundance of energies that favor fresh, pioneering, progressive, and colorful self-expressiveness! Reach for the sky and color it with the heart of your energetic signature!

A blade of grass never becomes a rose, a cat, or a star.
Always, throughout eternity each is maintained in its own
individuality. Never subdue yourself. Let yourself come out.
Never be afraid to be different. Always be yourself.
Only in freedom can you be yourself.
Assert your individuality.
Joel S. Goldsmith


Similar Offerings:

• The High Calling of Royal Leo

Sun Thoughts For Easter (additional thoughts about the Sun)

• Catty Woman

• Manifested Splendour

• Be True

Ad Infinitum Ourselves

• Soul Purpose

• Greatness Within

• How Would You Be Remembered?

Text © by Zane Maser, 2014. Photos and Sun symbol gratefully used from Wikimedia Commons. All rights of Zane Maser and SunnyCat Astrology reserved worldwide.

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My editorial guru and technological wizard is Chris Maser, my delightful husband.

If you are interested in an astrological consultation and/or a specific question answered by a horary chart, please visit SunnyCat© Astrology.

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