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Leo and Ideals
If Leo people desire to radiate the power of the sun's rays directly through their personalities, they must co-operate fully with the Lord of our solar system, Himself. This is done by sacrificing petty personal joys and desires for spiritual treasures which are of eternal value. For these heart-centered individuals to divert their minds from the purely emotional toward selfless ideals is not easy. However, it seems that Life has such ideals in store for many Leos, for we often find them caught in a maze of outer circumstances which force them back upon themselves. Finally they are compelled to acknowledge that inner light which connects them directly with the sun. Once this ray is glimpsed and its destination seen, the Leo person can never again lose that vision. From that time on, the adjustment of their thoughts to the loftier patterns is a source of joy to them. The purpose of Life is recognized. The dazzling white light of the ideal symbolized by the sun is so intense that all lesser, external lights lose their brilliance and appeal.
This accomplishment, the true goal for all Leos, is attainable even in everyday life, for it does not require that we withdraw from centers of activity. Development presupposes that we overcome the resistance of the obstacles to growth which we meet in daily living. The idealist makes virtues of these necessary hindrances by using them as steppingstones toward his goal. Events, then, do not crush him, for he is functioning on the plane of the ideal which cannot be disturbed by outer forces. Thus does idealism offer a release from the stresses of daily existence. The person becomes able to handle situations and to manipulate circumstances. He grows stronger than the difficulties which confront him. Adversity loses its terror when seen through the eyes of the Leo whose feet are firmly planted on the sun-path toward the Ideal.