New Moon in Leo, July 23, 2017, 4:47 am CDT
Calling all Leos!
And especially those born close to the above date all the way up to the first few days of August. And just for the heck of it, let’s include all you late degree Cancers…those born from about July 13 or so. The partner signs to Leo & Aquarius also factor in here so if your birthday falls between January 10 or so to January 30 or so, be prepared to be prodded into action as well!
This is your New Moon…and what a New Moon it is!
Remember New Moons are a ‘clean the slate and let’s start something new’ kind of energy. It’s all about planting the seeds for a whole new cycle of growth. If you feel the urge to MOVE and GROOVE, you are getting the vibe of the next few days.
Here’s a very Leo thought to consider:
“Realization is not knowledge about the universe,
but the living experience of the nature of the universe.”
Choygal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
The Rinpoche pinpoints the essence of the leonine perspective. It is all about the sheer joy of BEING, and not the endless rumination of what that ‘beingness’ might mean. Instead of trying to understand—(there will be time for that later on)—just embrace the present moment and revel in the sweetness of NOW.
So, set aside some time over the next few days to just sit and enjoy or walk and enjoy or run and enjoy—well, you get my meaning…
Mars is closely conjoined to this Sun/Moon meeting, adding a wallop of energy and incentive to whatever it is that is making us want to jump into action. This is the pulse of sheer and relentless joy moving in our veins. Creativity is highlighted so if you are in the mood to create, go for it.
Be open to sudden inspirations, ideas that come out of the blue and flashes of insight that suddenly drop fully formed into your mind. This New Moon configuration is aligned to the asteroid goddess, Pallas Athene, suggesting heightened mental activity.
I know one very strappy Leo who has made it his life work to just be creative whatever it is that he is doing, (he is an artist but it doesn’t stop with his art—you should see his garden!) He always has a notebook close at hand so that he can jot down random words or pictures or even melodies that float through his fertile mind.
It’s a good habit to get into and to MAINTAIN. If you don’t concretize those gifts from the collective consciousness, they will for sure dissolve into the ether where someone else may catch them and use them. It’s happened to me more than a few times so I speak from chagrined experience!
There’s a lovely Venus/Jupiter Trine that promises abundant yields if we put the work into any projects that we may begin. This is the energy of summer magic; soft breezes, warm nights, long lazy days and the aroma of blossoming plants to tickle our senses. We want to do things because it feels easy to do things. Work seems more pleasurable and life is, generally speaking, a charm.
Speaking of charms, this is hummingbird season and a group of hummingbirds is designated a CHARM. Lovely! (See my article on hummingbirds in the next Aquarian…)
This same Venus/Jupiter configuration also gives a nod to Saturn. When Jupiter and Saturn combine, expect miraculous events to occur. In this case, there is a sense of flow while Saturn challenges Venus to step up and claim who she is. Do your values enhance your activity? Are you doing what you WANT to be doing? Well, at least inch in that direction, little bud!
We’ve still got Pluto and Eris sizzling away in cardinal energy and an uncertain Chiron is looking for some answers to long held wounds by trying to get in sync with Mercury but these things are in the background for now.
It’s summer. Its warm. Everything feels fine, at least for the moment.
The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:
A CASE OF APOPLEXY
AN OLD ADOBE MISSION
Here is a caution that if we do not find an outlet for our creative impulses or if we are TOO much in control of our emotions and thoughts, we could find ourselves ‘fit to burst’!! Everyone knows that if something is repressed it can get way out of control so how important it is to find productive and REGULAR ways to let off some steam—the steam of creative impulse in this case. And, of course, this concept can be applied to just about every aspect of day to day life and is certainly NOT limited to artists alone.
The second Symbol gives us a clue as to how we can channel our various creative impulses in a positive fashion. That ‘adobe mission’ suggests a belief that is basic, fundamental, uncomplicated and certain of itself. Those early proselytizers followed their faith into distant lands and alien cultures without a blink of an eye—for the most part.
The message is: believe; believe in your dreams, yourself, your abilities, your hopes—the whole nine yards of it.
Fix it in your heart, stroke it with your mind and follow the bread crumbs to that sweet spot of contentment. It’s the contentment that comes from a path well-traveled and a hope firmly held.
As Queen so simply, yet eloquently put it, “We are the Champions of the world!”
(A very Leo thing to think and feel!)
So go at it. Do something different or dramatic or dashing…well, do anything at all for that matter!
Summer kisses to all!