KEYWORDS for STRENGTH in...
GENERAL: Compassion. Fortitude. Stroke of the Ego. Discipline. Will. Creativity. Influence. Power. Force of Nature. Confidence. Courage. Encouragement. Positive Reinforcement. Taming Primitive Drives. Instinctual Drives. Inner strength.
LOVE: Quick to temper and quick to tame. Pride. Wrapped around your finger. Generous. Affectionate. Can overcome. Look on the bright side. Maintaining composure, sunny disposition.
CAREER: Reaching potential. Focusing talents skills. Strong sense of self worth. Appreciated.
MONEY:Taming instincts to spend. Wanting the best. Expecting the most. Optimism. Luxury.
ASTROLOGY: LEO. Planet(s): the SUN. Element: FIRE.
NUMEROLOGY: Number 8: Power. Money. Control. Dominance.
KEYWORDS for STRENGTH in...
STRENGTH is associated with the zodiac sign LEO, ruled by the SUN. In the simplest terms it represents personal WILL. When we feel most confident, in our element, STRENGTH appears to let us know we are on the right track.
A primal part being, is expressed, cared for, tended and used well in context of our situation. For this reason STRENGTH often signifies a CREATIVE force is working at its best.
It is as if we’ve tapped a wellspring of energy that only flows when we are open and receptive to our whole self. A full acceptance of the good, the bad and the ugly so speak, free up energy that has been stuck trapped. It is not something that can be forced, tamed or even teased out but rather, simply honored.
In short, STRENGTH arrives when our will to do matches our heart’s desire. It changes the energetic atmosphere around the seeker/subject in question.
It can be said that we are never fully in control of our lives. However, when aligned with cosmic frequencies, the universal song, of which our heart plays a key instrument, can indeed thoroughly convince with glee that ‘we’ve got this’.
As an aside the MAGICIAN and TWO of PENTACLES share the infinity symbol, shown above the head of the female figure in the image. It seems a clear representation of: the laws of attraction, cause and effect, every action is paired with a reaction’. These particular three cards then, ‘move’ with all other cards in the spread. If drawn as a single advice card, I suggest drawing at least two others to help clarify the meaning.
Current ASTROLOGY 2018 for STRENGTH
LEO is in the spotlight this year for two reasons. First, it is the location of the North Node until November 2018. Secondly it is also where the ECLIPSES occur this year.
The presence of the North Node and site of both LUNAR and SOLAR ECLIPSES in 2017/18 deem the strength card a particularly strong guiding force in reading. It points to the direction of where our heart and creative will (personal strengths, talents) find an optimal position in which it can help the collective progress. When things feel too right to be wrong, regardless of the potentially unsavory consequences, we are encouraged to follow the path anyway – unless it goes against the wise old Hippocratic oath “do no harm”.
I should note the temperament of any fire sign, LEO included, requires due attention here. As the illustration of the strength card suggests, there is an art to taming the primal urges of our lion’s heart.
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LUNAR Eclipse in Leo, January 31st encouraged a ‘where there is a will, there is a way” attitude which opened us up to new possibilities and understandings about what we really want from life. It acted like a cosmic shove egging us on to be the best we can be while still working in harmony with those around us. This Eclipse may have brought a necessary ending or completion of the much talked about SOLAR ECLIPSE in Leo in August 2017.
The SOLAR Eclipse in AQUARIUS on February 15 brought about a different influence. SOLAR Eclipses announce the beginning of cycle. As this event occurred in an air sign, AQUARIUS, there was a calm, cool, collected vibe that washed over us. That is not to say it was easy, but a door was likely opened where it was possible to initiate long overdue changes. There were other aspects afterwards that proved this was going to be a bumpy ride. Still, our will to do has kept us going no matter the obstacle or sense of everything moving along in slow motion.
The LUNAR ECLIPSE in AQUARIUS July 27th brings issues that occurred around the February 15th SOLAR ECLIPSE to a close. This one packs a punch as it is in conjunction to the North Node in LEO, opposed a retrograding MARS (the EMPEROR) in AQUARIUS (the STAR) plus squaring URANUS (the FOOL) in TAURUS (HIEROPHANT). It is wake-up call to be sure and can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. Changes have had to be made and so this really should come as no surprise – unless of course you’ve been avoiding these planetary pushes since the beginning of the year. It’s a good time to think back to what was happening, what you were feeling around February 15th ECLIPSE at this point.
Finally, a SOLAR ECLIPSE in LEO on August 11th is best described as “it’s complicated”, complicated for everyone. The best of our spirits are being called to the forefront. Again, that collective vibe set up during the two eclipses before it seems to leave no choice and then so many.
The last ECLIPSE involving LEO occurs on January 21st, 2019.