28/29 July 2022
After the softness, nurturing and security of Cancer season we bound into Leo season. Cancer is ruled by the moon and as such is a more inward-facing sign. It is about nourishing our inner world and finding that security within.
By contrast, Leo is ruled by the Sun, which represents our identity and how we shine in the world. Here we appreciate our individuality and feel confident to express it. We create. We decide what we want our life to be like and then make it happen. We get inspired to follow our own path. The fire element of Leo gives us energy and its fixed modality gives us the focus we need to stay on course to be true to ourselves, while remembering to have fun along the way.
At this New Moon in Leo we are supported to speak up about the life we want for ourselves.
Jupiter, just hours away from stationing retrograde, is trine the New Moon. We can lean into this supportive, expansive energy as we set our intentions. Over the next five months while Jupiter is retrograde you may go over previous ground, with opportunities you regretted turning down now coming back for a second go.
There is a lot of tension in the New Moon chart. I have Queen’s ‘I Want to Break Free’ running through my head, voicing that feeling of being constrained while aching to express who we truly are.
Some astrologers link Leo to the solar plexus chakra, that point of personal power and action, while others link Leo to the heart chakra. For me, it’s the heart. It’s about creating from a place of love.
The original meaning of the word courage is ‘to speak one's mind by telling all one's heart’. When we lead from our hearts and do what feels right for us, we can’t lose, even if it feels scary in the moment. How do you want to break free? How can you create your heart’s desire?
Mars is nudging up against Uranus and the North Node in Taurus. ‘Expect the unexpected’ is Uranus’s mantra. It is unpredictable and pushes us in new directions. Mars is action, the North Node is our future. The ‘new normal’ keeps getting bandied about in these pandemic times. Three years ago none of us expected to be here. And so it is with your own creations. Just because it has never been done before doesn’t mean that it can’t exist one day. If your heart desires something, then my darling reach for that. One day your dream life will be your new normal.
Because of this unpredictability, often it is better to imagine how the thing you want will make you feel. If you want to live overseas one day, what is it that appeals to you? Is it the promise of a more relaxed lifestyle and the ease that comes with that? Is it because you love the culture and community? The weather there? Tap into how all those things will make you feel and work toward being in a space where you are living out that feeling. You may end up in that country, living that life, or you may find yourself somewhere else but feeling the way you want to feel. It is when we grip too hard to the detail that we become disappointed. Have the vision, feel into the feeling, then detach and watch the Universe work its magic.
Take pleasure in the process. There is a childlike energy connected with Leo. Through play and imagination we can often be led in glorious directions. As Gabby Bernstein says, ‘the Universe works fast when we are having fun’. So even if life doesn’t feel that fun right now, find little things to inject some curiosity and play into your day. Believe in six impossible things before breakfast. Ask ‘what next?’ and say ‘yes, and’.
My darling, you have so many gifts and talents that you need to shine out into this world. You deserve the life you want. Speak what is in your heart. This is your time. This is your creation.
The exact time of the New Moon is:
AEST: Friday 29 July @ 3.55am
United Kingdom: Thursday 28 July @ 6.54pm
US Eastern: Thursday 28 July @ 1.54pm
US Pacific: Thursday 28 July @ 10.54am
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