Posted By Ina Woolcott
The key to the balance between self and others can be discovered in some of the well known symbols associated with the lion. First off they are the astrological animal related to the sign of Leo, which rules the heart. Leo is ruled by the Sun – another symbol of Lion. At the same time the sun blesses us with life giving warmth and light, the warmth of an open heart gives comfort to all who are touched by it. Coeur is the French word for heart, the root word for courage. Courage comes from the heart and from a deep sense of personal authority.
When we have the courage to be true to ourselves, we will be empowered to act and live in ways true to our own soul – the true meaning of elf esteem, without any illusion. Not wearing a mask and having respect for oneself as well as others, such as not comparing oneself to others and lowering their worth in order to increase one’s own value. Those who come from the heart and are able to relate well to others are capable of leadership, achievement as well as the type of success that inspires other to accomplish things.
Lion teaches us the magic of group energy and interaction, as well as the secrets of silence and patience. We must study ourselves deeply to know and understand ourselves – our strengths and weaknesses, and to wait for the right moment to act and take full advantage of a given situation. Learn the correct way to use power from lion. Always be centred and peaceful, but if need be, don’t be afraid to fight for the things you are interested in.
Lion presents lessons to be learned in dealing with groups and your role within those groups – work with others cooperatively. You have the ability to be a great leader but get a grip on that jealousy. Lion in your life means avoiding confrontations and being stealthy. Take the easy way to meet your goals – do not confront them head on. Trust your feminine energies – creativity, intuition and imagination. But don’t be afraid to roar if threatened.
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