Leo Season is here and gone like that. I am late to the circus, but fashionably so. The issue is still available here.
Hoping the New Moon in Leo this past Tuesday was an opportunity for you to reflect on yourself, love yourself, and find compassion for the process you are in. Creating a life worth living is hard work. May the Virgo season ahead cultivate the wellness and growth you seek as Summer light fades into Autumn's harvest.
Here is a write up I shared earlier this month about Leo and the artwork I made in reflection of this moment...
Happy Leo Season! May we continue on with fierce love and courage in the process of dismantling oppressive systems, unlearning racial biases/behaviors, and connecting with one another in the spaces between opposition.
This piece was inspired by my reflection about the archetype of Leo within a patriarchal society that is undergoing massive (necessary) strife and change.
An astrology teacher I met with once on my birthday some years back told me that the archetype of Leo was “bastardized by the patriarchy” into being seen as an egotistical, selfish, if not a narcissistic symbol and that has taught the collective that caring for yourself is wrong. What a narrow a view...what a toxic message to shadow all the importance of tending to the self while ignoring the goodness that Leo energy offers.
I am starting this season off by acknowledging the big cat energy within me that is courageous, beautiful, fierce, and full of love, generosity, gifted with the art of protection, loyalty, and an abundance of creativity.
This collage is set within the South Dakota landscape of the sacred Black Hills of our Lakota relatives. 4 lion skulls replace the faces of former leaders who enacted much violence on the bodies of land and people. Knowing the truth about history is critical to our collective healing.
💖✨stay courageous out there. So. Much. Love.