On July 22 the Sun makes its annual move into Leo where it remains until Aug 22 or 23.
For the next 30 days the Sun illuminates the mysteries of Self-Love through the miracles of healthy self-confidence, self-approval, self-acceptance and self-respect. Within our inner heart flame, the flame of divine love and acceptance, the pure essence and truth of who we are and why we are – here shines brightly.
When Leo is in its strength and power this energy knows and remembers its radiant and shining divine essence shared by all life. A favorite quote in the Celestial Timings over the years has included these words by Marianne Williamson in her book A Return to Love. This part of the quote sums up the essence of the Leo mysteries.
We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Synchronistically, July 22 is Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day honoring, celebrating and remembering the Magdalene High Priestess. Mary Magdalene (Magdalene is a title) was never a prostitute and the Catholic Church admitted to that truth in the 1960’s.
…It has been more than 30 years since the Vatican formally proclaimed that Mary was not the fallen woman of Luke’s gospel, and that Pope Gregory the Great had created that story to further his own purposes in the Dark Ages. But two millennia of public opinion is hard to erase. The Vatican’s admission of error in the 1960’s hasn’t really been any more effective than a retraction buried on the last page of a newspaper. So essentially, Mary Magdalene becomes the godmother of misunderstood females, the first woman of major importance to be intentionally and completely altered and maligned by the writers of history (his-story)… ~The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan
Additionally, 15th century author Jacobus wrote that Mary Magdalene’s name means “light giver” or “magnificent light giver” as researched by William Henry author of several books including The Peacemaker and the New Key of Life. Jacobus goes onto say that Mary Magdalene’s name tells us she was illumined with perfect knowledge in her mind and with the light of glory in her body.
William Henry says she was a peacemaker in the original meaning of the word peace – going beyond definitions that describe peace as the absence of conflict. A peacemaker from this perspective is someone who actively seeks to unite Heaven and Earth, bringing the light of love into the physical world.
On July 22 each year – Magdalene’s feast day – remembers and reclaims the magic and power of the Magdalene High Priestess as one of many divine feminine expressions that was lost and is now being found again.