Jupiter, the largest planet besides the Sun, goes into Leo today from Cancer. Cancer is ruled by the reflective, passive Moon and Leo is ruled by the vibrant, active Sun. Cancer has a softer, internal, feeling flavor to it so this time spent in Cancer may have brought out emotions from a core level. Emotions around family of origin, your modern family, and the source of your raw emotional experience may have been coming up in the past year starting on June 26, 2013. Today we enter a new realm, fiery Leo. Leo from the get go has a more outward style than Cancer. Leo is associated with the Child, the Artist, the King and it has the desire to express and shine it's light to the world. If we take the archetype of the child, we have an opportunity to revisit our inner child. For the first 7 years of our lives, we are somewhat like open vessels, taking in the world around us from a place of pure wonder, awe and simple pleasure. We find great happiness in the little things - a cherished toy or doll, the taste of applesauce, swinging on a swing set, playing hopscotch, watching a bird, a lick from a dog, playing in the sand or mud, finger painting, or making bubbles. These experiences can bring about great thrill and bliss. As we also know, children can also act out and have temper tantrums since the containment of emotions has not yet been learned. As we age, we start to lose touch with pure childhood jubilation. We also become concerned with what others think of us and restrict our natural creativity. However, that child still lives inside us yearning to be reclaimed. . As we grow to become complex adults, we can really start to twist our expressions of our childhood. We may have a simple disagreement with someone and it goes to a really dramatic level as it has triggered something from the initial childhood experience that we may have buried deep inside us. With Jupiter in Leo, the Planet of expansion and growth, we can invite our child to come out and play. If we can take off our adult identities, and engage in the things that brought us happiness as children, we can grow to become happier adults. If we go too far, the shadow side of Jupiter is over expansion, we may find ourselves creating drama in our lives just for the sake of drama like a child having a meltdown. If we open ourselves up to the child that longs to be heard and expressed, we may fall in love with life. Leo is also associated with love and we can welcome pure, innocent expressions of love for ourselves and others. So get out that chalk and paint the sidewalks, play a game of hide and seek with your friends, color with crayons, anything that brings back that youthful, loving, joyful place inside you for Jupiter will be applauding you until August 10, 2015 when it moves into Virgo.