This month the Sun will be very strong as he aadi travels through his own house Leo. Sun, the royal planet of energy and activity, signifies your soul.
Leo is a sign of leadership and power. Called Simha in Sanskrit, Leo is symbolized by the king of the jungle – the lion.
Leo can bring gifts of leadership, ambition, shining brightly and being an example for others. Leo can give you self-confidence, pride, and respect from others. Like a king, you can be charming, serve people, and defeat enemies when necessary. Evolution in Leo can involve confronting your ego and learning to detach from it. Express yourself and get recognition. Be careful not to be too self-centered or dominating.
The Sun never takes a day off. Even on a rainy day, the Sun is shining behind the clouds. The Sun’s rays shine on everyone, whether a beggar, a king, an animal, a plant, or a stone. What if you were that steadfast about shining our own light into the world every day? What would that look like in your life?
As the natural 5th house of the zodiac, Leo relates to children, creativity, and God. The 5th house gives the impulse to create, whether it is procreation of children or through developing projects or launching a business. Repeating mantras, doing poojas, speculation and intelligence, romance, luck and entrepreneurship are also 5th house matters.
Other Planetary Influences
Rahu is also transiting Leo. Rahu is a planet of innovative ideas, obsessions, and addictions. Rahu brings in a trickier energy as unpredictable and poisonous events can happen.
Venus, planet of the arts, beauty, wealth and romance is transiting Leo until August 25th.
Mercury, planet of intelligence, business, and money, is transiting Leo until August 19th.
Saturn is aspecting Leo and making us to attend to the areas of life that we need to change. He is a planet of perseverance, limitation, and discipline.
Here is a quick recap on Saturn from the Astroved astrologers:
Saturn crushes our egos and makes us attend to the areas of life we have been ignoring. He teaches us lessons, trains us for increased responsibility and points out where we come up short. He teaches you to become closer to your higher source and be more compassionate and humble by putting you through difficulties.
Do some selfless service to help others and receive Saturn’s blessings!
This week Jupiter entered Virgo. Jupiter can give blessings of the 200% life energy (100% material and 100% spiritual) into the details of our lives and into the projects we are working on.
Receiving the Sun
To access the Sun’s blessings, chant the Gayathri Mantra – especially on Sundays. It is also very effective on any day at sunrise, sunset, or during Sun horas.
OM BHUR BHUVA SWAHA – Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHI YO YONAH PRACHODAYAT
Listen to Dr. Pillai chant this important mantra for energy, enlightenment & power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tegavP78IhQ#t=23
A short mantra for the Sun in Om Suryaya Namaha.
Owning Your Kingdom Within
Dr. Pillai has said that everyone is owning a kingdom within. You have a divine heritage because you are a child of God. Remember that you hold the Divine in you; this is what it is to be royal.
The moment when Sun enters Leo will be Tuesday morning, August 17th at 9:05 a.m. EDT. Because Leo is a “fixed” sign, this initiates a 9-hour period of Vishnu consciousness. Vishnupati is a sacred time where you can easily connect with Vishnu and pray for material blessings. This opportunity for wealth and happiness blessings comes once every 3 months. A powerful mantra for Vishnu to chant during Vishnupati is Om Namo Narayanaya. It will also be Ganesha’s 14th moon.
Full Moon on Tuesday, August 17th
This Full Moon is Hayagriva’s birthday, where he can bless us with highest intelligence. Learn more.
Ganesha’s Birthday September 4-5th
Dr. Pillai will be activating 12 forms of Ganesha in a new power vortex. Learn more. The elephant is a royal animal of the kings.
- Focus on prosperity and/or healing during Vishnupati on Tuesday, August 16th starting at 9:05 a.m. EDT.
- Honor the Sun with the Gayathri Mantra and experience high intelligence and physical vitality.
- Experience Royalty Consciousness. Remember that you are the child of God. Being royal is holding the Divine in you.
- Embrace power, leadership, and be willing to express yourself and shine. Practice royal qualities like tolerance, compassion, and steadfast service to others. Do some selfless service. This will help you to gain Saturn’s blessings as well.
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