Venus On Leo 20: Ritual To The Sun
Venus is exactly square Mars (still) – leading to some interesting realisations and events, happening within ourselves as well as outside of ourselves. Venus and Mars squaring like this with Saturn smack along for the ride can see us having moments of decision, separating and confining, or, on the other hand, making commitments to people, places, jobs or whatever…. but, the underlying factor is whether you put yourself first, or do you succumb to what others want and feel the need to perform as Mars conjunct Saturn might have you do?
Polarising between people – “I’m good, they are bad” “I’m worthwhile and they’re not” “I’m entitled and they should just get out of the way as they are worthless” is obviously a very negative thing. I am hearing it all the time on social media and that kind of polarisation just leads to enmity and war. And, we wonder why people strike back… it’s terrible. The need for a ‘bogey-man’ brings us exactly that and we may feel like he’s under the bed = there when we might least expect or want it.
Venus is on Leo 20: AMERICAN INDIANS PERFORM A RITUAL TO THE SUN
The ‘Sun’ in this ‘Ritual’ can relate to one’s sense of selfhood, identity and ego. A good, healthy sense of self and ego is wonderful and should be celebrated. There can be a feeling of belonging to a culture with shared visions, regardless of whether you actually come from it. However, it is possible that someone in this situation has been caught up in the glamour of ‘Ritual’ and has been ignoring the true purpose of it. Perhaps there is a need to draw the ego back into perspective, especially if it has become over-inflated. Traditional ‘Rituals’, or ceremonies, can inspire people to action. They often bring renewal and relief to people, and solutions to situations. Tools like affirmations and meditation are useful to clarify goals and ambitions. It is important, however, not to merely rely on ‘Rituals’ to magically produce what we want. Use these methods to enhance and contribute meaning to your life. Take a moment to remember your relationships with the earth and her people.
Keywords: Restoring spirit. Rituals and worship. The desire to return to nature. Shining through one’s life, not through social credentials. Sweat lodges. Drum-beating. Celebrating a unique heritage. Participation with nature’s cycles. Eclipses. Smudging. Reveling in the larger picture leading to belonging and oneness. Fire, passion, spontaneity, sacrifice. Restoring sacredness. American Indian traditions. Vision quests. Fasting. Courage. Conquering bad habits and attitudes. The truth of conviction. Prayer. Eagle feathers. Baptisms of fire.
The Caution: Egoistic responses to life situations leading to narrow responses. Relying on rituals to manifest magic. Losing sight of the meaning of ceremony. Holding onto tradition without intuiting new and modern truths. Living in the past. Cult worship. Losing identity in one’s own culture.