Adapted Leo and Aquarius
Similarity Leo-Aquarius: Excitation strength
S+Unblocking Excitation strength for Leo: the champion. The Leo reacts to any situation that encloses, delimits, ties up: to break free, to surpass oneself, to break one’s chains, to get out the hood, to defeat one’s opponents, to overcome encirclements, to refuse fate, paralysis, standstills, quagmires. To dare, to break away, to be a hero, to solve, to expand, to conquer, to be radiant, to clear obstacles, to increase one’s power, to emancipate from any authority.
S+Recreating Excitation strength for Aquarius: the reformer. One reacts against oblivion, disillusionment, disinterest; one refuses paralysis and renunciation: reinventing and transforming oneself, rejuvenating, being born again; renewing one’s point of view, looking at things from an unprecedented perspective, telling oneself that nothing is ever lost for good, that hope is still possible; opening up closed structures, dusting off the ways of being, thinking or feeling, etc.
Similarity Leo-Aquarius: Positive induction
PIPositive induction for Leo: the conqueror. The concentration of protective Inhibition onto a narrow field allows to make the most precious immune, to keep the essential safe, to protect the vital core. From this bolted stronghold, one can take all the risks, all the braveries, one can radiate in complete safety. Open egocentricity, magnanimity, generosity, etc.
PIPositive induction for Aquarius: the full-of-hope. The eliminating Inhibition focuses onto a narrow field: one forgets the negative, the past, one banishes once and for all any dead values, any disenchantment, any incitement to pessimism. Thus immune to any germ of despair, one can build a brighter future, one can be sensitive to promises, to rising seeds, to optimistic perspectives.
Difference Leo-Aquarius: Excitation slowness versus Inhibition slowness
Sl+Excitation slowness for Leo: the infallible. The concern for organizing and mastering is clearly displayed: it’s about declaredly legislating, having control, being in charge. High, persistent, persevering ambitions; strong, long-lasting, obsessing passions. Audaciousnesses are handled carefully, conquests are fortified and progressively extended. One thinks about everything, one aspires to be master of oneself, without leaving anything to chance. Radiant power due to a deep self-control.
Sl−Inhibition slowness for Aquarius: the visionary. The Aquarius remains open and receptive, no matter what, thanks to some monolithic, locked, immutable defence systems. He knows how to take shelter from the outside world, which he’s basing all his hopes on. An optimistic but not a fool, he reckons that his resurrection ventures will be all the more efficient that he’ll himself be stoical and steadfast in the face of adversity, not giving any ground to the others: there’s no way that his intuition of new possibilities in the making gets diverted by the ebb and flow of circumstances.
Similarity Leo-Aquarius: Sense of proportions
SPSense of proportions for Leo: the magnanimous. The Sense of syntheses gives way to the Sense of proportions: one must strike a balance between complying with one’s environment and finding one’s own way out, one must combine offensive boldnesses with asset management, overcome adversity while remaining magnanimous, establish one’s power without binding (too much) the others. One deals with the enemy in order to defeat him better. In the long run, the general interest (Sense of syntheses) might lose ground in favour of the Sense of opposites: one then reaps individually the benefits. Well-balanced ambivalence allows to be authoritarian while remaining liberal: this is the “long leash” policy, that consists in leaving a maximum of apparent freedom to the others in order to control them better.
SPSense of proportions for Aquarius: the inventive. The Sense of syntheses gives way to the Sense of proportions: it’s about an abstract unity that must be dissociated and concretized through choices. One is in search of original alliances and unprecedented proportions between the enthusiastic promotion of impersonal causes and the protection of individual freedom. One wants to show some solidarity while keeping one’s room for manoeuvre, one wants to counterbalance optimism with a lucidity devoid of illusions. One strikes an efficient balance between prospective imagination and rigor, between perseverance and immediate opening to novelty. One is seeking domination in the name of abstract values so as to better free the other from past servitudes.
Unadapted Leo and Aquarius
Similarity Leo-Aquarius: Inhibition weakness
w−Differentiating Inhibition weakness for Leo: the blunderer. No subtlety, no finesse, no sense of complex differentiating analyses: it’s a bull in a china shop. No moderation, no tact, no reserve: he’s clumsy, intrusive, oafish, puts his foot in his mouth. No sidestepping, no nuances, no crafty distinctions: the unadapted Leo lacks sophistication, is unable of having the minimum of targeted hypocrisy essential for the game of social relationships. He’s simplistic, reckless, blunderer, humongous.
w−Recovering Inhibition weakness for Aquarius: the bottomless pit. One can’t take a break in order to cool off, to have some rest, to recover: feverish excitement, exhausting bustle. One doesn’t put down any roots, one isn’t able to use one’s natural environment for thriving, for saving one’s strength. One pushes oneself too hard: no resistance, no stability, no practical interests. Prodigality, thoughtlessness, lack of foresight, lack of animal prudence. The grasshopper from the fable, the rolling stone, the absence of solid foundation.
Difference Leo-Aquarius: Unadapted Inhibition quickness versus Unadapted Excitation quickness
q−Unadapted Inhibition quickness for Leo: the wimp. He frets over his personal freedom, his popularity, his outperforming power. He’s irrationally afraid that the (real or imaginary) vulnerable spots of his armour are picked upon. This can be a gutsy on the defensive, aborting his bragging initiatives out of sudden fear of their results, even if this means bluffing or boasting in order to cover it up. Once facing real dangers, he prefers rushing headlong so as not to decline, unless he beats a hasty and shameful retreat in a panic beyond description.
q+Unadapted Excitation quickness for Aquarius: the restless. With the Inhibition weakness, it’s expressed with great ease: brisk, unexpected, unpredictable reactions; rollercoaster mood swings, euphoric exaltations for no reason, inopportune improvisations, attraction for scandals, going overboard, abrupt segues, slip-ups, pathological cyclothymia; perfunctory attempts to take actions that fizzle out, constant fantasia, quick comprehension or fickle feelings that don’t leave any trace afterwards.
Similarity Leo-Aquarius: Paradoxical phase
Paradoxical phase for Leo: the reckless. While really and objectively serious events only elicit his indifference, this doesn’t apply whenever what he considers to be his vulnerable spots gets a minor blow. Tickle his pride and you will bring about some storms. Announce him a general catastrophe and he will keep his composure. He overvalues the feats, what’s enormous or ornamental; he plays down what’s insignificant, subtle, underlying. He underestimates real obstacles, serious dangers and keeps a blind faith into bold challenges, rash initiatives. Showing too much his desire to win and to dominate, he’s likely to get his victories stolen by smarter ones.
Paradoxical phase for Aquarius: the unrealistic. One gives much prominence to what’s positive or promising, while playing down the realities that are negative, that incite pessimism or fatalism. A mere nothing is enough to discern anything wonderful, inspiring, extraordinary, unprecedented or marvellous, where others would just see something very commonplace and usual. Thoughtless optimism, visionary imagination disconnected from practical realities; tendency to establish one’s domination over the others through the irrational, through colossal promises, puppet hopes, magic potions and miracle cures; through putting out smoke and mirrors. Mirages and pixie dust.