affirmations from the sun in leo

the sun is in leo until 12:08am EST Thursday, August 23! it's been a weirder leo season than most with mercury retrograde in leo for most of it & mars retrograde in aquarius, the opposite sign of leo. as we transition into virgo season, the sun will continue to shine, just in a different part of our lives. I've crafted the following affirmations to support you in affirming yourself with leo confidence as we move into the analytical finesse of the sun in virgo. read for your rising sign or your sun sign if you don't know your rising. 


LEO RISING
I am more confident when I assert myself & learn to be myself. this helps me grow with freedom & integrity.

VIRGO RISING
I am more confident when I let myself learn to relax & slow down. this helps me grow with stability & ambition.
 

LIBRA RISING
I am more confident when I connect to pleasure & learn adaptable communication skills. this helps me grow with flexibility & risk.
 

SCORPIO RISING
I am more confident when I practice compassion & nurture my power while honoring my feelings. this helps me grow with vulnerability & interdependence. 
 

SAGITTARIUS RISING
I am more confident when I tell the truth & learn to be myself. this helps me grow with direction & honesty.
 

CAPRICORN RISING
I am more confident when I learn to practice sustainability & humility. this helps me grow with pleasure & love.
 

AQUARIUS RISING
I am more confident when I learn to center relationships & alignment. this helps me grow with adaptability & connection. 


PISCES RISING
I am more confident when I learn to transform pain into power & be vulnerable. this helps me grow with responsiveness & depth.
 

ARIES RISING
I am more confident when I learn to expand myself & examine my belief systems. this helps me grow with creativity & joy. 


TAURUS RISING
I am more confident when I learn to commit to truth & the integrity of my values. this helps me grow with finesse & sustainability.
 

GEMINI RISING
I am more confident when I learn to choose evolution & individuality. this helps me grow with authenticity & connection. 
 

CANCER RISING
I am more confident when I learn to trust my interconnectedness & unfolding path. this helps me grow with vulnerability & power. 

 

may this last day of the sun in leo bring you a moment of integration & realization that will center the productivity of virgo season. 

in other news, Saltwater Stars has been live for 2 years! there were a few other iterations in my 8 years of practice & this is the one that resonated the most. I'm grateful for each & every one of you that have participated in, contributed to, received, & shared this work. my salty truths & watery words are not for everyone. believing it is a necessary contribution to our evolution is a daily choice & I'm grateful for the reminders. 

I would love to read how Saltwater Stars has been medicine or astral support for you, if you want to share in the comments, a direct message, or email reply if you're a subscriber. because this work exists because you exist.

oxo
saltwater & stars
 

throne yourself

new moon partial solar eclipse in leo | saturday, august 11 @5:58AM EDT 

"how many prayers must cross in the sky, at odds, to confuse the gods into hiding? (for isn’t it true that the idea of god corrupts us, tricks us into diminishing our divinity until we forget how to be answers?)"-adrienne maree brown

our doubt that our full hearts make for clear eyes and that we will KNOW it when the love is real is at odds with the reality that we are god. this leo eclipse hopes we are no longer interested in striving for people to change. this leo eclipse wants us to be in our own godliness so that it doesn't matter if they change or not. it is time to throne ourselves. not to engage in mimicking our oppressors domination olympics, but to do right by ourselves & our people. to offer our most necessary, righteous, holy, & humble contribution.

every eclipse is a portal & what we carry through matters. we don't have to settle or try to make anything less than what feels right work. because miracles exist and are out there spiraling towards us. we are them, too. we hold within ourselves the capacity to simultaneously be who we have been, who we could be, & who we are right now. everyday, you choose. you may not be feeling very strong right now. you may be feeling all the tenderness of what it means to be human, to be changing, to be vulnerable. you may be coming up against the humanity of others, which is sometimes disappointing. sometimes glorious.

being in right relationship with our selves is what allows us to accept & adapt, rather than feeling subjugated or resistant to what is evolving in or around us. there are no on & off switches. it is all a practice, a play, an experiment. we will have a full moon total lunar eclipse in leo in January...consider from here to there your time container for learning what it feels like to be in all your power & to own your response-ability to shape.

when the moon is new & this moment has passed, the process of integrating will still be here. be patient with it- because it is only the measure/illusion of perfection that makes us think we are supposed to be anyone but who we are right now. 

may nothing less than deep presence & life-giving love come through this eclipse portal with us.

oxo
saltwater & stars