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Leo and its galactic and Universal connections

Leo constellation map

Leo is of fixed fire and traditionally thought to be "royal" and loyal - he's generous, fair, self-confident and with visionary wisdom. He's full of energy and passion, very creative and loves fun and pleasures. 


Ceres perihelion at 8° Leo and of Uranus at 26°. Mars aphelion at 11 degrees. Juno's Northnode 25° and Pallas' at 28°.   (2020 heliocentric data) 

 
Leo is another constellation that is a bit easier to recognize in our night skies than others....

Regulus (alpha star), the heart of the lion, is on the ecliptic and one of the 4 "royal stars" and "assigned" to Archangel Rafael. Of course, also he is talked about for ages in myths and legends.

In the far south parts of "Argo Navis" and Hydra, just North of Leo there is Leo-minor and the other half of Ursa Major and part of Draco north of Ursa Major.

The lion's head: is expressing through late Cancer. Algenubi, the eye of the lion and Rasalas, the crown of the lion. The lion calls out to explore the "renewed" life and gives generously of his free thinking abilities. 


Regulus embodies the "essence" of Leo: In many ancient cultures Regulus was named (in their languages) as the "King or Prince", Law-Giver, King of the celestial spheres and of course "the lions heart". - his message: integrity - live true to your heart with noble confidence....

Sextant constellation: south of the ecliptic (ca. 9 to 15 degrees sidereal Leo) is about orientation or positioning of self within the "greater" - also of re-evaluating energy. 

Zosma: (delta Leonis) means shoulder, hip or back - it can be associated with the story of Hercules breaking the back of the Nemean lion in Greek mythology - alignments with this star (depending which planetary body) can indicate experiences where we feel powerless or even crushed or broken, something that can be very painful, yet, can be turned into strength and lessons learned. - I've seen this playing a role in progressed charts as well -

 

Denebola: the lion's tale at ca. 26 degrees sidereal Leo marks a longitude of the heaven very powerful - it's a region with strong creative power that "must" be released, hard to "hold back". Approaching the Leo-Virgo cusp, it marks an area where we need to gain clarity of the underlaying currents or spiritual truth, seeing through mere "powerplays" and facades within and on the stage of life...  

 


Draco:  is a big/long, circumpolar (never setting,  to be seen all year long) constellation with many stars but not very bright stars in visible magnitude. The Star Thuban, in longitude "in Leo" was the Pole star thousands of years ago - todays pole star is Polaris in the constellation of Ursa Minor (Gemini part). It's important because of the precessional cross of in perspective of our All evolutionary path. For this reason Thuban talks about our ancestors - the wisdom and insight we can gain from our "family tales" as well as from history.              

Interesting is - in January 2020 Nasa published a short paper and video about Thuban, as they have been able to observe an "anomaly" and did find out, that Thuban does experience eclipses. 


Ursa Major - the great Bear:  An old constellation - already mentioned in very ancient Egyptian Astronomy as well as all around the world in different asterisms but often referring to "north or nordic". It's as Draco a circumpolar constellation. It's known for it's primary seven stars forming the so called "little Dipper" (the Wagon). Two of its stars, named Dubhe and Merak (α Ursae Majoris and β Ursae Majoris), can be used as the navigational pointer towards the place of the current northern pole star, Polaris in Ursa Minor.  - when you look at the sky, it's difficult to find, if you look for a bear as we know the animal, so I think it's easier if you turn it around, so that the tale becomes the head of a polar bear, as bears have no tales....           

Astrologically the constellation is about personal will and betrayal, not only of others but also of oneself. It's of "the seven rays"; or better said the universal laws and the willful application of them in the evolutionary sense. It holds the energy of "looking behind" what is obvious or "surface"... 

Galaxy UGCA 193 in Sextans photo by ESA

The galaxy UGCA 193, seen here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a galaxy in the constellation of Sextans (the Sextant). Looking rather like a waterfall, UGCA 193 appears to host many young stars, especially in the lower portion of this view, creating a striking blue haze and the sense that the stars are falling from “above.”

See original article by NASA/ESA/Hubble.

 


Credit and references:  https://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/
Nick Antony Fiorenza (lunar planer) and Ian Ridpath's Star Tales and Belmonte_Shaltout
(the constellations of ancient Egypt) and NASA and constellation-guide.com

 

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