The New Moon in Leo happens Saturday, August 12th at 2:57a.m. PST.
When we think of lion, there are three images that come to mind. (note: I use the masculine here as Leo is a fire sign and fire represents the sacred masculine in all of us, man or woman.) King of the jungle, the rockstar center of his circle, commanding respect and attention. The fierce hunter, charging ahead and taking control of his biggest prey in a feat of accomplishment.
Finally we see the languid lion sprawled in the shade with a full belly of content, able to fully relax as there is no fear of any other natural predators around.
Sitting on the hillside amidst the tall, golden grass in the late morning sun, I too, felt this languid state of being. No agenda, no constraints, no grasping of time. A deep embodiment that comes when ego subsides and we allow ourselves the space to be informed by spirit.
We arrive at this embodiment as we have passed the initiation of last month's Full Moon Aquarius. I say initiation because it guided us to the crossroads of expansion and asked us to dig new depths into our heart despite our egoic holdings of shoulds. That was a tricky one for all of us, especially as we try to hold our boundaries with others.
We also pass through the Lionsgate on 8/8/18 which thins the veils of higher dimensions and consciousness. Together with New Moon in Leo we're guided out of the intensity and into a centered heart, taking the seat of our own internal throne. Grounded in this new seat we realize the only one who can knock us off is ourselves, our old beliefs and systems. So be mindful which part of your ego wants to be King of the Jungle and hold steady in your spirit.
Sitting in an embodied place of power, we bask in contentment, recharge for any tasks ahead and gain new inspiration for creative pursuits. More importantly we have a new capacity for being love in the face of anything that comes our way.
New Moon Guidance: Take your seat in a deeply embodied place of power.
"During this time it is easier to access higher realms, and receive downloads from angels, messengers, and your loved ones from the other side. It is also a favorable time for healing deep seeded wounds, and opening both the heart chakra and third eye." Tanaaz Chubb
Word on the street about New Moon Cancer
Astrologer, Tanaaz Chubb
The Lionsgate Portal is considered a gateway into the heavens and into higher realms of consciousness. During this time, higher frequency energies from the star, Sirius are beamed down onto Earth, in order to help advance the human race and raise the consciousness of the planet.
The Lionsgate Portal is activated every year on August 8th when the Sun, Sirius, and the Earth move to specific points in the sky. During this time it is easier to access higher realms, and receive downloads from angels, messengers, and your loved ones from the other side. It is also a favorable time for healing deep seeded wounds, and opening both the heart chakra and third eye.
Astrologer, The Moon Woman
Shadow Leo can also hide behind a bravado of arrogance and superiority to compensate for deep seated fears of not being enough to be loved and recognised for one’s unique light and creative gifts.
This new moon may see many sit in the cave of new moon to face their fears, like the archetypal hero Hercules. Those who don’t may unconsciously create a drama to project their unacknowledged shadow outwardly and make their discord about someone else rather than looking at themselves.
This is the necessary contemplation if we are to live fully from the heart choosing that which ‘feels most expansive & resonant with our soul essence’ rather than cowering to the mind’s pressure to do ‘what you think you should do / do the right thing / be sensible / or ensure security at all costs’.
Astrologer, Cathy Pagano
Leo is the astrological sign related to the Sun of our solar system. It is a fixed fire sign, and just as the Sun gives us light and life, so too Leo shines in all of us when we grow in self-awareness and evolve. And the way Leo likes to express this light and life is when we live life joyously and creatively through our creative self-expression. Or as Carl Jung would call it, through our individuation.
Leo’s gift to us (wherever our Sun lies) is our unique expression of the divine Spirit of Life.
In these chaotic and transformational times, our purpose is to be so uniquely ourselves that we do not fall prey to the delusions of the collective mindset. As the old paradigm of patriarchy dies, it is not giving into death gracefully. It seems that if it has to die, it will try to take all of us with it. As the Earth burns and trembles, the powers that be are blind to what people really need. And because people are in fear and confusion, they are easily swayed into actions that would horrify them if they were conscious.... This is our initiation – what do we believe about life? Is this 3-D reality all there is or is there a spiritual reality that shapes and guides us?
Guide to Setting New Moon in Leo Intentions
New moons are great astrological timings to help bring your intentions to full manifestation. I like writing 5-10 solid intentions based on what the current New Moon rules (see samples below). You may keep them in a journal, place them in a jar, I’ve even deposited mine into the hollow of my favorite tree. The key is to write them from your heart, then send them up freely to the Universe so you may be graced with their fruition in good time.
Remember, these intentions may not come to manifest overnight or even during the month. It’s important to release your hold on them and allow what is in your highest alignment to come through.
In her book, New Moon Astrology, Jan Spiller defines the theme for our intentions in this New Moon. Leo rules:
Heart Connection: Romance, children, dating, seeking approval
"I want to attract and experience a healthy, happy romantic relationship."
"I want to easily find myself seeing life through the eyes of a child."
"I want to easily find myself spending more time enjoying my children."
"I want to easily find myself entering the dating scene in a way that honors me."
Creativity: Enthusiasm, creative projects, artistic expression, passion
"I want to easily find myself beginning each day with renewed enthusiasm."
"I want to easily find myself being a clear channel for my creative spirit."
"I want to easily find myself with passion and energy for new projects."
"I want to be filled with new creative ideas about ______"
Giving Love: Loyalty, generosity, encouragement, kindness
"I want to easily find myself actively giving love, approval and support to the people important to me."
"I want to easily find myself being generous with those around me."
"I want to easily find myself doing things that bring simple joy to others."
"I want to easily find myself giving encouragement to others more freely."
Pleasure & Celebration: Fun, play, parties, vacations, taking risks
"I want to easily find myself doing one that brings me pleasure each day."
"I want to easily find myself taking more time to play & enjoy life."
"I want to easily find myself taking risks that bring more fun & excitement into my life."
"I want to easily find myself relating with others more confidently at parties."
Restoring Health to: back, spine, exhaustion, heart, inflammation
“I want to easily find the right healer to help me with _______”
“I want a total healing to occur with _______”
“I want to easily attract the right information to help heal _____”
“I want to easily find myself taking action to restore health to my ______”
And may it be so.
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