Episode 103: Leo: Your Power to Creatively and Courageously Shine

by | Aug 11, 2021

The Leo Archetype in your business is creative vibrancy, the energy you need to shine brightly, confidently, boldly, and courageously. Ruled by the Sun, you are meant to use Leo energy to have fun in your business, after all, as a business owner you have the right to be doing what you love and what brings you joy. In this episode, I show you how to cultivate your brilliance using Leo so you never have to dim your light again.

In this episode:

  • What is Leo (6:34)
  • Why Leo is important in your business (17:24)
  • What happens when you don’t use your Leo energy (19:44)
  • Ways to unlock Leo in your brand (29:55 )
  • Leo by the Planets (30:46)
  • Leo by the Houses (33:16)

What is the Leo Archetype?

  • Fire
  • Fixed
  • Polarity: Aquarius (creativity)
  • Symbol: The Lion – a big kitty cat
  • Traditional astrology: Divine Father
  • Ruling Planet Sun: Soul, Creativity, Radiance, Vibrancy
  • Creativity, boldness, courage, heart-centered, purpose, play, pleasure,
  • Mantra “I WILL”
  • Rules the 5H in Business
    • Play
    • Children
    • Creativity
    • Passion
    • Purpose
    • Lifestyle / Influence

Why it’s important to understand the Leo Archetype

We need Leo in our business! Wherever you have Leo in your chart you are being asked to show up with joy, creativity, passion and purpose!

  • Have Joy (heart, love, life, creativity, excitement, fun, confident self-expression, spontaneity, ego)
  • Be LIkeable/Lovable (open-hearted, light-hearted, excited, confident in self-expression, spontaneity, bright light)
  • Have and be Confidence, spontaneity, love, THEATRE, LAUGHTER creativity, fun, play

What happens when you don’t use the Leo Archetype?

Systematically we’ve been taught the shadows of Leo:

  • Don’t be too bright
  • Don’t be too proud
  • Don’t be too dramatic
  • Don’t be so passionate
  • Don’t play

If we believe in capitalist and patriarchal hierarchies:

  • We don’t prioritize pleasure
  • We don’t validate our brilliance
  • We don’t trust our heart
  • We don’t understand what we radiate naturally
  • We don’t value self-love

Permission to confidently, pleasurably, and creatively grow and succeed:

  • We create our own confidence
  • We follow our passions
  • We shine brightly
  • We make time for play and creativity
  • We do what we love in our business

Leo Archetype Wounds

  • Intercepted – key is Cancer
    • Coming from accepting yourself
    • Creating emotional safety for yourself in order to shine brightly
  • 12H Leo – finding your soul’s heart, your creative flow, your easy pleasure
  • Karmic Planets / Energies
    • Moon
      • Not getting love from father or family
      • Not getting recognition or praise
      • Not being allowed to play as a child
    • Saturn
      • Doubt to mastery – Creative sense
      • restraint to responsibility – creative
      • Not safe shine brightly
      • Not safe be dramatic or want attention
      • Too many conditions on what creativity means
    • Chiron
      • Wounds that may never heal – not safe to be recognized or noticed
      • Wisdom that becomes valuable assets when you share what you’ve learned
    • South Node
      • Moving into community, friends and social impact (Aquarius)
      • Not getting stuck in own entitlement or privilege

Ways to Unlock the Leo Archetype in your brand and business

  • Strong Leo (Sun, Moon, Rising, or Moon on the Rising / MH)
  • Leo on the Cusps/Houses – The area of your business where you are meant to bring more joy, passion and purpose
    • Leo wounds
      Interceptions, chiron and Karmic energies
  • Leo by the Planets – The specific archetypal energy you were born with and get to use

Leo Archetype by Planet

The energy I have to build acceptance and belonging in my business

  • Sun: I radiate creativity and confidence as my superpower zone of genius
  • Moon: I need to feel praised and noticed to be successful
  • Rising: I lead and initiate by bold creative displays
  • Mercury: I communicate with confidence and inspiration with my heart
  • Venus: I attract and partner with other brave creatives
  • Mars: I am motivated by passion and inner will
  • Jupiter: I expand my purpose with courage and playfulness
  • Saturn: I sustain and preserve my creative boundaries and mastery
  • Uranus: I innovate and evolve through love and creativity
  • Chiron: I recognize my deep heart-centered and recognition wounds and share what I have learned through my offers
  • North Node: I stretch into shining brightly and confidently to direct my business
  • South Node: I fall back on what I know about being passionate without getting stuck in a pattern


  • Neptune 1915-1929: I blend into a feeling of heart-centered love
  • Pluto 1939-1956: I transform the power of self love and creative expression

This is a gift that I must use with responsibility.

Leo Archetype by House

Your energy to bring more joy, passion and purpose in your…

Leo Energy – I bring more joy, passion, and purpose in my business’
(Find the house cusp ruled by Leo)

  • 1H (Leo Rising): Brand identity and leadership roles
  • 2H (Cancer Rising): Values and ability to earn money
  • 3H (Gemini Rising): Communications and marketing style
  • 4H (Taurus Rising): Safe spaces and home office
  • 5H (Aries Rising): Creative pursuits and playtime
  • 6H (Pisces Rising): Service to others and my daily routines
  • 7H (Aquarius Rising): Collaborations and co-creations
  • 8H (Capricorn Rising): Ability to regenerate and cultivate ROIs
  • 9H (Sagittarius Rising): Higher and continued learning and teaching
  • 10H (Scorpio Rising): Visibility and the way I deliver my offering
  • 11H (Libra Rising): Participation in larger communities and groups
  • 12H (Virgo Rising): Relaxation and time off


  • How you are at shining brightly, sharing your brilliance
  • See where you have Leo in your chart somewhere by house or by planet
  • Where in your life and business you must cultivate this courageous, heart-centered energy by house
  • Remember that this is a gift, and with a gift comes a responsibility to use, appreciate and share.

What will you do with your Leo energy?

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