WE LIVE UNDER THE SUN & DREAM UNDER THE MOON
The fiery Leo New Moon comes to grace us as the Sun makes its transition into its home of the Lion’s den as well. Not to mention, to make things even more escalated on the passionate, creative, and self-centeredness scale of influence, Mars also joins in. All of these placements are within the eighth house, asking for more of a personal revolution, than an external one that the extroverted fire sign Leo is so dramatically known for. This means that you will be gifted with all the wonderfulness that comes from the generous Leo, but, you must not allow vanity, or a sense of entitlement take over your higher self’s intentions on using this energy to boost the personal journey.
The eighth house is very important in astrology, governed by Scorpio who also rules both Mars and Pluto, empowering the sign’s evolutionary, transformative and intuitive powers. This house is where our karmic cycles are and the strengths we need to draw upon in order to clear them so the soul may evolve. Leo comes in to aid us in being the hero needed in bypassing cycles, gifting higher awareness on the quality of relationships which keep us within limiting experiences.
This is the perfect planetary placements to connect with our inner-alchemist, transforming everything we touch and set our intentions on, into Gold.
I feel that this is all for a buildup which is going to land the initial foot in the door, but will not fully take off, or you may not receive the payout you seek until Mercury has done its retrograde phase from August 12th within Virgo and then going direct within Leo on September 5th in the eighth house, bringing forth the realization and manifestation intentions you had requested during this New Moon.
The Sun is shining onto our dreams and goals, and so, the Sun sends the vital energy needed to get the roots deep and aid in the sprouting of new growth. This is a time to consider change, movement and expansion within areas that you are deeply passionate about, that fuel your inner child, and which will allow you to manifest your desires. This Leo energy is all about getting what you want, no matter what obstacle lies on your path, or opposition you face, as Leo the lion is the royal presence amongst the zodiac that leads others to harness their inner light.
Leo is labeled for having an ego, and they loooooove to have their ego’s stroked. Often this leads to vanity, dogmatic behavior, and being overly dramatic when realizing that self-entitlement will not get what you want. Every sign has their good and bad qualities, and while Leo’s energy can be the absolute best, it can also be the extreme worst! Temper those Ego-needs and make sure that your intentions are more in line with your higher-self and purpose. Being self-centered will be met with a critical view under Virgo’s microscope when Mercury goes retrograde under its influence. These will be even more-so amplified during the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st when the New Moon is in Virgo, within the eighth house and pairing up with the sun as it moves into Virgo, as well in the eighth house. The Lunar Eclipse which comes before that, when the Full moon is in Aquarius on August 7th will help give us the larger view than just about ourselves, but the greater whole, and will also aid in really pushing these intentions through during Lion’s gate the day after, on August 8th.
We are entering a time of major change and inner transformation as seasons transition from summer to fall, which inspires us to begin considering our intentions for 2018.
Likewise, with the eclipse energy, we will also notice a small payout, or hint of what rewards are to come when we align our efforts in ways that positive and not ego-centered, as Leo is the sign of turning the ordinary into Gold, and Virgo is also the sign of the harvest – the results that come from hard work and determined effort towards a good cause that serves the greater good.
Basically, we are gifted a boost of creative energy that will amplify whatever we intend to use it for, so use it wisely and be greatly rewarded in your success, or face the consequences of having to check yourself and watch as your limited perceptions crumble to give instigate a rude awakening to see beyond what serves just yourself, or the ego.
You may notice an increase of those around you trying to show off, or even one-up you, and turn something simple into a competition so to prove themselves better than you, and likewise, you may also feel succumbed to this energy as the boastful Lion wants to come and play, showing off all it’s neat tricks. Life is a stage, after all, so you best shine! However, you want to make sure that you don’t get over dramatic, or even show off to and make other’s jealous or envious over you. Mind your ego, and channel the Leo energy you are gifted into areas which fuel your creative expression, passion, goals, and new intentions. You want to ensure that whatever you are planning, or project you are considering doing, feeds your ego in all the right ways that correlate with your Higher Self, such as shining in the things you are passionate about which benefit others, and inspire them to be led in better directions that also serve them well. After all, Leo is the noble leader, the queen or king of the jungle, and that is not because of their self-entitled ego’s, but because they truly do lead with honor, integrity and truly want to help the greater good in powerful ways. You can serve the ego in ways of feeling proud of your accomplishments, as receiving genuine compliments from others as you glow from within.
Not only do we get this passionate boost of energy to breathe our dreams to life, but we also adopt the Lion’s need for romance, affection, and recognition or appreciation for their authentic and beautiful originality. This means that relationships may encounter a boost within the romance factor in showing one another off, professing their love, as well as crying (more like demand!) for the need to be admired and adorned. If you are single, expect to get hit up during this New Moon time and overblown with compliments that make you feel all sorts of special. Just be sure not to let them get to your head!
During this New Moon really consider what your intentions are, and think big (Leo doesn’t like limits!) and use the course of these next 6 weeks in making that master plan, and putting in the effort to make it happen.
The Full moon on July 9th is going to be rather lucky. Typically, the Moon has a hard time with Capricorn, but in this case, it brings the perfect punch we need when dealing with Pluto’s Capricorn energy when dishing out lessons and cycles of Power and Wealth. This means a number of things, but I feel it’s affects will mostly two main factors which are extremely important for all of us. One is removing what is necessary – that means cutting cords, and setting healthy boundaries with others when it comes to our self-worth. And, it also means this is the perfect Moon for a money ritual, as Pluto, the planet of power, also rules wealth.
What I love most about the financial factor, that this is the perfect time to highlight what we need to ensure long-term wealth and a sense of security, or foundation, as a Capricorn’s key focus is what works on the long run versus a temporary need or get-rich-quick scheme. This is the sign that doesn't just peak and come back down - they aim to remain at the peak and rule there, and then to take it to the next level.
Capricorn comes into our dreamy or fogged up environment and demands that we clean house and drop whatever it is that is keeping us from achieving our goals, and with that, we can hope to receive what we’re working for much easier without outside, or personal distractions that keep us in the slow lane. Those things within that we need more self-control, discipline or a sense of authority will be illuminated with the Full Moon's light.
Our past failures, or cycles of lessons we did not overcome are going to come back, and the energy with both the Sun and the Moon place both an affect that some want to run away home, and avoid the confrontation, or having to step outside their comfort zone of denial, and some are going to roll up their sleeves and face it head on. As Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and with Pluto’s energy of transformation, power and wealth being highlighted, how we overcome these obstacles will determine how the next two weeks until the Leo New Moon will be.
The downside, or negative to this energy is the darkness it may activate is some. Keep in mind that attacks or low blows thrown your way is often a projection of jealousy as some cannot handle your power. I feel this is triggered by Pluto, and as the sign Capricorn can be rather jealous and wants to be the Top Dog – failure is not an option, so that sense of fear of a failing is triggered in others by your light overshadowing them. Don’t take it personally, and move along, as engaging would only serve as a distraction to take you off course. We can thank Pluto, the planet of power being amplified with the Full Moon in Capricorn when it comes down to this, so don’t let others take your power from you, and stand your ground.
I feel that with the Cancer Sun, we have that need to nurture, or to serve the greater good and with the Capricorn Moon, we are more inclined on how we can use our skills of service to sustain long-term stability within the home, our career, or any other aspect in our lives where we are craving stability, structure and something to work for, or value to bring from our efforts.
Ritual for Obtaining Goals & Desires in Future Prosperity
This Full Moon energy is perfect for a money, career, or long-term goal ritual or intention meditation. So create a dream board, cast a spell under the Full Moon light, or refocus and brainstorm what your 5 year plan is. Spend your time with this energy and harness it into your will. Think big, but be practical - don't set yourself up to fail with hard to reach goals within a limited time frame.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Cleanse the sacred space in which you will preform your ritual and make sure that you can spend time alone uninterrupted. You want to ensure that you can apply intense focus on this ritual. Charge your ritual items (run them through the sage or incense smoke and state your intentions for the ritual).
Carve a dollar sign, or any type of money symbol you want in the candle with a needle or altar knife, as well as the bay leaf with a pen. You want this symbol to represent what you are asking for. If you want a house, then maybe draw a picture of a house, if you want a good paying and lasting career, then draw a dollar sign, but as you do, imagine your career and write out the digits of the salary you want to make as well.
Light the candle.
Stare into the flame and focus on what your wish, desire, or intention is. Run each crystal above or through (don't burn yourself) the flame and state your intention, charging the crystal, allowing it's metaphysical qualities for abundance to merge with your own will to obtain abundance as well. As you hold each crystal above the flame, say the following:
Citrine: I have a positive outlook about money and money comes to me effortlessly, allowing me to afford all of my needs and live a comfortable and prosperous life.
Tiger's Eye: I align myself to the right opportunities that bring wealth and the material abundance I need and desire.
Green Aventurine: I am lucky and attract abundance. I make wise investments and spend my money wisely.
Hold the Bay Leaf above the candles flame and state your intention again. You may say a chant if you life, requesting to the Universe what you desire. After you feel you have finished making your request, burn the bay leaf and place it in a fire safe bowl and allow it to burn all the way through - feel free to burn any remaining pieces that don't catch flame. keep the ashes.
Stare again in the candle's flame, focusing on your intentions. You may let the candle burn all the way out, or you may repeat the ritual over the course of time until the candle burns all the way down. Make sure to store your ritual supplies, as well as your crystals in a safe place out of view and access of others. When all you have is wax, bury the wax with the ashes of the Bay Leaf, and place the crystals in your purse, or wear them as jewelry (I do suggest intention bracelets, or gemstone bracelets to keep you focused on your intentions).
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