Sometime in young adulthood, I got interested in Astrology.
Not sure why it took me so long. My family was so into all of it.
Tarot cards, astrological charting, palm reading, Ouija boards, levitation, etc.
The mysterious arts.
I never bought into those daily posts in the newspaper, forecasting your day. But the personality traits that are based on your sun sign, the alignment of the planets at the time of your birth, really hit home for me.
That is when I discovered that I had married the consummate Leo.
Born in mid-August, he fit every characteristic mentioned…both good and bad.
He also happened to be a first-born, with all of those traits in droves.
My birth family fell into only two categories. Fire signs ( Leo, Sagittarius and Aries) were dominant. My mother and I were Sagittarians, born within the same week.
The second, Air signs (Gemini and Aquarius), were there to extinguish/control the flames. It made for a turbulent household.
In marriage, two fire signs can present a bit of a challenge, especially regarding control/power issues. Where there is fire, there is also passion. In more than 4 decades, it has never, ever been boring.
And the above title is misleading, no one ever really tames the lion. We just learn to give them the respect and admiration they desire. In turn, they provide a life of love and loyalty, fit for a queen.
Much like my post that addressed birth order personality trends, this one is not fact or science, but fascinating to consider as we have just entered into the realm of Leo.
July 23- August 22
Warm wishes for the kings and queens of the astrological domain.