New Moon in Leo, August 2013
Wednesday 7th August 2013, 7:51am AEST
The New Moon in Leo is a celebratory, social moon symbolised by the Lion and expresses our courage, determination, perseverance, strength and a deeper sense of who we are. For those who have been patiently holding steadfast to their dreams and visions, despite the trials and tribulations, this is the last push forward before we start reaping what we have sown.
The New Moon in Leo brings out the need to be seen and recognised. It is the sign that says “Hello World, I’m Here!” It clarifies our purpose and reason for living and strengthens our deepest intentions on how we want to live our lives.
Leo helps us break out of any lethargy or rut we find ourselves in by empowering us to stand up for our beliefs. We become clearer about our destination and more focused on our goals. This is a time to shine your light, and let the moon’s shadow illuminate anything still holding you back from being in your true power.
Over this moon any illusions or denials will be revealed, as our true needs and desires surface and things that may have been hidden deep in the unconscious come to light. It may be a bit painful as we face the reality of our past choices and decisions but also empowering to finally see what needs to be changed.
There may well be a heightened sense of drama, as control issues rise to the surface. Beware of a clash of egos, as people get more defiant and bloated with power under this moon. There can also be a conflict between fulfilling our own needs and wants, and the pressure of fulfilling the expectations and needs of others.
However, Leo moon also helps us take the emotional and mental risks needed to make our relationships blossom and heightens intimacy in our relationships. Are your needs being met? Are you able to maintain your individuality? Are you fearful of being yourself in a relationship? If you are feeling restricted and restless, this is a time to choose to walk away or stay and empower yourself to improve things.
Likewise, we are more open and aware of the connections and magical meetings that are happening all around us, especially when our hearts and minds are in alignment. It is also the most fun-loving and generous of all the signs so ignore the mind-worries, negative critic and conditionings that are not serving you, as we could well see some mind-blowing synchronicity happening over this period.
If you have been feeling invisible, or unrecognised, use the energy of Leo new moon to change the situation. Creative energy is now in full throttle reigniting our passion and ambition, while giving us the buoyancy to express our truth. It’s time to stop hiding in the shadows, afraid of who you are, and get out into the world with your unique gifts and skills, breakthrough the fear, and just do it!
Allow your joy, passion, creative expression and unique talents empower you to shine your light out into the world, attracting and connecting with like-minded beings and, most importantly, having fun being who you are. Wahooo!
Real compassionate leadership starts from within and we must make the inner changes first, if we want to see change in the world.
I will end this Mooncope with the wise words of Bill Gates:
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
With Gratitude, Blessings and Love to my moon sista Rebekah Shaman for this post.
“Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and laboured a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world.” ~ William E. Gladstone
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. Enthusiasm is the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” ~ Henry Ford
May the Long Time Sun Shine Upon You,
All Love Surround You,
And the Pure Light Within You,
Guide Your Way On
~ Irish Blessing
New Moon in Leo Ritual
This new Moon is a time for meditation and contemplation on who you are and what you were born to be. Allow the spark of the rebel that you connected with on the last Aquarius full Moon to fully ignite into a glowing flame inside your core being. It is time to step out into the world and share your talents with others.
Sit in a quiet room – be patient and wait until you have completed all your tasks for the day and you are ready to give the time to yourself. Sit in a comfortable position – with your back straight if possible. Close your eyes and become aware of your body. Connect with your toes, legs, thighs, torso, arms, neck, face and then crown. Exhale all your stresses and release all your frustrations, just breathe them right out your body. Repeat this process three times.
With your eyes still closed imagine that a powerful flame of acceptance and love for who you are and what you are doing is burning bright and strong deep in your core. Feel its heat and golden light spreading around your body. Let the flame consume you. Experience it burning away the inner critic and false beliefs that prevent you from expressing your truth and being in your true power. Continue to feel this flame until you are completely consumed by it and accept/feel/know that you are an amazing wondrous being dancing on this planet.
If you are looking for romance, want to spice up an existing relationship, or you would like to be intimate with someone special, imagine them next to you and feel the loving, passionate energy you feel flowing to them. Envelope them in your loving embrace and see them acknowledging and responding to your energy and returning it to you. Express either in words or energetically how you are feeling towards them.
Don’t hold back your true feelings as this is a wonderful way to release pent up energy. Sometimes you may also receive an answer from them – trust your intuitive voice that is coming from deep within and don’t block the flow. This visualisation exercise is very potent so be careful who you choose ;0)!!