KEYNOTE: I AM THAT AND THAT AM I.
Leo stands in a unique relationship to the sun at the heart of our solar system. The planetary and systemic alignment established at this Festival is a heart/soul alignment. The heart of humanity, the heart of the planet--the spiritual Hierarchy--and the heart of the sun create the channel which extends to Sirius, that great "star of initiation" within the universe. Sirius has a unique relationship with our planet Earth and through Sirius the pure energy of love flows through the solar centre and into the planetary heart.
This alignment is evocative of the cosmic principle of Love and Freedom, both of which flow through Sirius and Leo into our range of awareness. These two principles are making an increasing impact on human consciousness, affecting all areas of life. As we seek to work with these energies and to cooperate with the spiritual Hierarchy of the planet, the result should be the increasing manifestation in humanity of the principle of Love and the freeing of human life from the bondage of materialism and all that tends to imprison the human spirit.
The task in Leo is to use the available energy flow to release the soul principle imprisoned in all material form. Form is necessary for manifestation but matter can and must provide a vehicle for the soul to use. Energy in this sign can be directed in meditation towards building the "new materialism", defined as the right use and development of all the material resources of the planet for the welfare and progress of the whole human race. The light and energy of the soul must be released and turned towards this goal.