July 23 – August 22 the Sun sits in the astrological sign Leo. Since our solar system’s sun sits in this sign we are all effected by the prevailing energies of this position. Leadership, noble motivations, humble and hardworking, the majestic lion, the King of the Beasts, is Leo’s symbol. Throughout history, the lion has symbolized sovereignty, rulership, and courage. Leos, like lions, are thought to be strong leaders. They generally have a regal quality to them, and possess a noble manner that is hard to miss. Look for leo qualities in your life during this solar movement and see what manifests.
“A man of courage is also full of faith.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero
We’re watching ourselves and the world for moments of courage to see individual and collective bravery represented in how we lead this lifetime.
Wikipedia defines courage as “the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement.”
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Psychology Today demonstrates the Six Attributes of Courage very clearly.
(1) Feeling Fear Yet Choosing to Act
(2) Following Your Heart
(3) Persevering in the Face of Adversity
(4) Standing Up For What Is Right
(5) Expanding Your Horizons; Letting Go of the Familiar
(6) Facing Suffering With Dignity or Faith
May you live a life full of courage and enjoy the experience of being alive.