Leo New Moon Thoughts
With the Leo New Moon approaching this Friday, August 14th, a lot of “Lion” energy around these days, the themes coming up for clients, and even my current tattoo design I’m completing that just so happens to synchronize with “Lion” energy – go figure! – I wanted to share these insights and thoughts from two astrologers that resonated with all of this, as you may find it speaking to you.
“This is the potential of our royal nature. This is the quest of the sign of Leo: how to do I find my original nature, the nature that combines heaven and earth? How do I take up my destiny to create, to birth, to empower my unique vision? Instead of wondering what our ‘royals’ are up to, we could spend the time becoming royal ourselves. Becoming who we are each meant to be and expressing that uniqueness in the world in a gracious and joyful way.
When we finally awaken to our true nature, we naturally want to balance it with others. We want to come up against what is Other, and see what new thing we might become. We’ve learned that we have to balance the masculine and feminine energies within us to find our true uniqueness. As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without. We also need women and men working together to create the new world that our times demand of us. Male and Female—we see the world from different perspectives—we are two sides of a wholeness that needs to work in a balanced way if we’re to change the direction our world is headed in.”
“It’s an extraordinary New Moon for devoting yourself to the steps that make a dream real.
If it’s the true wish of your heart, and you bring your whole presence to the vision, there are forces afoot to insure you strike gold. And it begins with a step, and another…and a daily practice of investing in your dreams.
This fixed fire sign is warming to the spirit — the prime imperative is inspiration.
Is this a chaotic, mad world we live in or what?! But there are opportunities for supersized creative growth, if you’re able to bring the focus back to yourself.
Be a little self-centered, in a good way. This is a time when your uniqueness is magnified, making it easier to pick up on serendipity, to guide you forward. In stormy times, Leo is the lighthouse beacon that keeps you close to the shore of your true self.
There’s a lot of cosmic backing to take risks to be real, vulnerable or take a chance on a creative dream. Venus is in Leo too, adding the spices of desire and passion.
The spirit of a new beginning is alive at the New Moon, with Uranus in fresh starts Aries fanning the flames.
“Fierce Edges of Life”
This is no time for watered down, diluted, spacey collective-speak. The theme of the lunation is your one-of-a-kindness, and its creative power. So much pulls us into abstract ideas and a soul-sapping culture that has us on the outside looking in.
Don’t miss this potent chance to rededicate yourself as the center of your own universe. You retrieve parts of yourself that cry out for attention, but that are stuffed down in the ennui of the everyday. From what has punch and color, and runs like a thread of gold through your life since time immemorial, is the focus.
Acting from that place brings up vulnerability, the stuff of art and bare-naked soul intimacy. To be present through that creative chaos is to be living at what poet David Whyte calls “the fierce edges of life.”
Courage = With Heart
Leo is about whole-hearted engagement in life. And New Moons give you a chance to renew yourself, and draw from the rich and restful void.
The New Moon is a time of beginnings. You can set intentions that grow with the lunar light and reach fruition at the Full Moon.
New Moon in Leo themes:
- artistic self-expression
- children, real and “creative” ones
- passionate feelings, romance
- taking courageous risks
- the confidence to pursue what makes the heart sing
- parties, color
- imaginative gifts
- emotional intelligence
It’s a Good Time to: make time for play; fan the creative flames; stand in your personal power; celebrate your unique story; go on an adventure; radiate confidence to be Big; take delight in something; risk growth through creativity; step into leadership; embrace passionate love and friendship; laugh out loud (for real).”