I can hardly wait to tell all my Leo friends that Jupiter -- planet of luck, expansion and Tom Foolery -- is moving into their Sun sign. Woohoo! Of course, it’s not just Leos that have something to celebrate. Collectively, Jupiter shifting into the sign of childlike play and creativity will encourage all of us to let loose, celebrate and have fun.
This lucky planet has been showering its blessings of a Cancer-kind since June 25 of last year. Opportunities to set down roots (literally or psychically), expand tenderness and improve familial relations have been part of the collective care package we’ve been opening for over a year. But now, all that inner work is ready to burst forth with that Leonine confidence and sense of self that will give all of us more reasons to smile.
Exploring or expanding avenues of authentic joy is on the cosmic to-do list. But don’t be fooled: it will still take work and more than that, courage. Jupiter asks that we believe in ourselves and our abilities. Leaps of faith will be required to do what makes us truly happy. He’s not a small thinker or interested in playing it safe. Coupled with Leo, we are asked to hedge our bets on our self and do what makes us feel unique, loved, generous and connected to the heart.
Blessings may be proportionate to your willingness to play and live in the moment. Of course adopting that free-spiritedness is something we may have to grow into. It can be easy to rest on our laurels, become complacent or even smug; hide behind a faux-security or not ask for more. With Jupiter in Leo, our security is in our well being -- that sense of light we take with us wherever we go. The shadow of Jupiter in Leo is getting caught up in the superficial and believing that our status alone, our "personalities" or puffed up sense of self is somehow superior. In this way, we actually shrink, giving others the power to determine our self-worth.
So, in the year ahead, it’s time to re-ignite your joy and believe you are deserving of BIG LOVE and BIG HAPPINESS. Let go of self-negating beliefs to the contrary and have the generosity of heart to lift others up as you go. Unless of course they’re a Leo, in which case they’re probably already flying!