Arieh (Leo) 23 7 – 23 8th
The ruling planets: The Sun
Imperfection: be a major
Lifespan: More than 79 years
In this month, we cultivate “correct hearing,” alluded to in the name of the tribe of this month, Shimon, which comes from the word for “hearing.” On the ninth day of Av we mourn for the Holy Temple, destroyed by the lion-like nations of Babylon and Rome-hence the association with the sign of Leo. The letter governing this month, tet (t), has the first letter of the word “good” (tov).
People born under the sign of Arieh adorned with a multitude of good qualities. Usually they are the noble, warm, honest, intelligent, dignified and proud, elegant and attractive. They are very brave, the price itself and in every situation, try to dominate. They cling to their own and other people’s honor, but sometimes they can be arrogant, vain and difficult to approach. According to friends and associates are correct and try to show them my gratitude and affection, and the fact that we always can rely on them. Arieh has a bad trait. It can be very impressive, harsh and violent demeanor in the implementation of its objectives; may be bullying their environment and to be insensitive to other people’s problems and troubles. Usually has large appetites, narcissistic and often behaves like an exhibitionist.
It is very egotistical and aspiring, and is capable of appropriating someone else’s hard work and merit and that their praises. The happiest when surrounded by a large number of admirers and flatterers. Hit the target people born under the sign of Arieh is to achieve maximum climb the social ladder, but be sure and material wealth. Enjoy the comforts of everyday life, comfort and luxury, good food and glamorous parties, ceremonies and receptions, and often – someone else’s account. They love jewelry, furs, valuable antiques, art objects and similar valuable things. In the business plan are very ambitious and are prone to biased estimates and introduction of newspapers and changes in their working life, although they are not necessarily rational and necessary nor justified.
I only feel good if they are in positions of bosses, directors and high-ranking officials. I do not care about the cost to achieve the desired objective which, according to them, justifies the means and effort. Arieh usually gives his partner a lot of love, but since it requires blind obedience. It is usually gentle and passionate, but suspicious and jealous, and in the case of adultery is almost relentless. In this state, things take dramatizing tragic proportions. If necessary, would often be away from home, but his family life and the role of father or mother, it’s the strongest sides in life even though it would never publicly confess. .Week Arieh points are the heart, blood, liver and spine. Men Have still vulnerable stomach, kidneys and brain, and in women of fever, abdominal infections and sexually transmitted diseases.
Leo is one of the three most negative months of the year. The other two are Tevet (Capricorn), because it is ruled by Saturn, which is a planet of harsh judgments, and Tamuz (Cancer), because it is ruled by the moon.
Leo is ruled by the sun, and is the Left Column of the fire signs. This indicates an added influence of fire, which is expressed as judgments – burning and consuming fire with no balance. This is the reason we experience a polarity of events, some negative and some positive. The Book of Formation says the letter Tet created Leo and the letter Caf created the sun. Together we get the energetic combination that controls the month of Leo.
At the center of our solar system, the sun brings each of the planets light and heat, without which organic life could not exist.
People born in this month are infamous for behaving like the sun. Their trademarks are leadership, determination, domination and power, and in full force, this combination can lead to the pitfalls of ego and pride. Leos easily take on leadership positions. But we must remember, the only control we have is self-control. Any feelings of ego, pride and superiority only prevent us from helping others.
The month of Leo is known for the massive occurrences of negativity that have transpired throughout history during this time; the Destruction of both Holy Temples in Jerusalem took place on the ninth of Leo. The systematic massacre of the Jews by Hitler’s Nazi regime was also ordered during Leo.
The number nine, represented by the Hebrew letter Tet, connects us to the Sefirah Yesod, which manifests all of the energy that is gathered from all the upper luminous emanations. Jerusalem was and remains the energy center of the world. When the people of Israel and the residents of Jerusalem specifically, chose not to behave with human dignity toward one another – this energy was created and accumulated in Yesod – it had to manifest itself, and did so in an explosion of negativity on the ninth day of Leo, in a deadly short circuit.
The ninth day of Leo is a fasting day, not because the two Temples were destroyed, but because it is a day that lends itself to calamity. The culmination of negative energy created by a lack of unity and human dignity between people accumulates and manifests on the ninth of Leo. What is the solution? A change of consciousness and behavior. It is very easy to point fingers and blame others, but it is harder to transform oneself and change one’s attitude, be patient, forgiving, and loving. If each of us could perceive ourselves as though we were ticking time bombs, and any self-serving action would trigger the fuse, we would be much more careful with our actions and words. Where there is the greatest darkness, therein also lies the biggest potential to reveal tremendous Light, but it all depends on our actions.
To lessen the judgment of this month we also have two very positive events:
THE FIFTH DAY OF AV – the death anniversary of Rav Isaac Luria (the Ari). He chose to leave the world on the fifth day – which represents the luminous emanation of Hod – in order to transform daveh (poor and weak).The death of the Ari, which does not represent a physical death, provides us with an opening for Light that we can connect to by studying his writings on that night.
FIFTEENTH DAY OF AV – the happiest day of the year. On this day, both the sun and the moon are full. The sun – Zeir Anpin, the positive pole – represents the male aspect of our universe. The moon – Malchut, the negative pole – represents the female aspect of the universe. When the moon reflects the light of the sun, we receive this power to return Light, the strength to give, to care, and to love unconditionally. This is why our sages stated that there is no happier day in the year, and this rare cosmic opportunity allows us to find our soul mate. The same way the sun and the moon are in harmony on this day, so too can we draw this partnership to our lives.
The energy of each month affects all of us alike – whether or not we were born under that particular sign. And as we are now entering the month of Leo, we’d like to help you see how Leo will affect you and show you what you can do to use this energy to your advantage.
Generous, paternal, honest, natural leader, charismatic, good conversationalist, socially adept, inner strength, self-worth, creative, independent, handles stress and responsibility well, physical strength, attractive, goal-oriented
Motivation: Gaining Respect
Prideful, Ask the Light for help to control the ego, work on being a stronger vessel for the Light, not for selfish desires
Use strengths to help others, not dominate them
Needs to be the center of attention
Understand you are not the center of the universe – only the Light knows best. The Light is everywhere, all the time, so it’s important to listen to others.
Lacks of sensitivity
Ask for help to understand the pain and needs of others. Go beyond your own desires.
Self-centered be more empathetic, try to understand others’ perspective
Susceptible to flattery.
Understand that talent is given by the Light to be used for the Light. They are not earned or deserved.
Generous, as long as they are recognized as the giver
Give in order to help others in their spiritual path, not in order to satisfy your own ego. Lacks of diplomacy think before speaking. Be sensitive to other person’s feelings. Sees the whole picture but overlooks the details. Slow down and take the time to see the details
For a better relationship with them you have to:
- Show respect and trust
- Listen – don’ t contradict
- Give feedback, help the Leo see the impact his words and actions have on others
- Don’t be judgmental
They are fulfilled with:
Giving purely for the sake of sharing