The Sun, (new)Moon, Jupiter and this Thursday, Mercury is in Leo. The sun is shining on ourselves, our emotions, our luck and our minds. Have a picnic and a party, but don't forget to hustle your buns at work. You can accomplish a LOT at this time, so don't let the lure of party all the time mood distract you. You can capture attention, get a plan approved, make new contacts, solidify ideas and get plans going. It's a summer party in ALL areas of your life if you make it so. Free will is key here, so be sure to take advantage of opportunities from all areas.
It's also a perfect time to give thanks. Abundance is all around you. Practice mindfulness (looking around at your life and finding the gifts you have. Or as Ram Dass calls it "be here now"). Stop daydreaming, spacing out, living in your head, watching too much TV, hiding from the world. Be in the moment. Look around and see all that you have to be thankful for... no matter what problems you may have in your life, there is always good too.
I recently had a health scare, and I am a baby when it comes to doctors, they scare the crap out of me. Must be a past life thing because my anxiety level is over the top. Thank God, the worst did not come to pass, but I have to make changes in my life to avoid further complications, and that's OK. I am grateful for the wake up call, grateful I have alternative options to western medicine, and grateful my worst fears did not come to pass. For example I know a large part of this is due the stress in my life. I am slowing down, sitting on my deck and enjoying the view, dining near the water with friends, walking in parks, sleeping 7+ hours and most 8, doing my work in spurts, not 10 hour long hauls that exhaust me, and being grateful for my life and my many options.
I am cleaning house on a personal level, taking care of me and making sure my future is going to be healthy, fun and less stress-filled. And while this kind of thankfulness is always good, when everything is in Leo, Ruled by the Sun, it's an optimum time for being grateful. Be a sun worshiper for the next few weeks, and give thanks to the planet who gives us the light of day, the energy to function, the life force for our food to grow from mother earth. And know that every time you give thanks, you are filling the world with LOVE. Thankfulness says "I really appreciate how you take care of me God/Creator/Universe. I thank you for my life and loving me back no matter how stupid and wayward I am." You are giving our creator the love back it wants AND DESERVES. And that kind of love fills the pool of energy we all draw from with more and more love we all get to share. And that love heals us all, including the planet, and it creates a circle of love from you to the pool to me and back again.
We are all in this together. We need to be as kind and good to each other as we can, everyday in every way. We need to think positive, think world peace, think fairness, and take stock. The world needs as much healing as we can muster, and we need it too. Much love to you all.