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.