The celestial vibe has not been altogether supportive to our Leo of late. There is a whole line-up of influencers in Taurus, the sign that squares Leo. Mars is spending a huge part of the year in Scorpio, another tricky relationship with Leo. You would look to Sagittarius – their fellow Fire sign – for support but Saturn is there, the relentless candor proving wearing for Leo. Uranus in Aries? Moving toward Eris, totally bats.
But wait: Asteroids Pandora and Sappho are aligned together in Leo until July. JULY. Could this be the magic astral vitamin that Leo has been looking for? Yes, Pandora means ‘all gifted one’ and she is a version of Rhea, the original mother earth goddess. Saturn’s mother for fuqs sake. That crap about her opening the box of evils was just propaganda, a later version of her story spun to find yet another way to blame the crap that besets humanity on a woman.
The astrological Pandora is resourceful and wily, a bender of rules and skilled shit stirrer. She is genius with information and unlocking assets. Sappho is often the called 10th Muse. Passionate and free-living at a time when few women dared, she wrote so prolifically and intensely about provocative subjects (she was gay and a single mother) that the then Pope tried to burn her works. He did not succeed, thankfully.
Sappho and Pandora together in Leo are a potent, golden influence of Awesome. You are Leo (or Leo Rising) – you can create your way out of anything.
Image: Melanie Griffith as a child, with Neil, her pet lion
Image: Steven Meisel