New Moon in Leo Blessings to you all. A time to be clear on your heart's desires, make time for fun and be a peaceful warrior.
A new lunar cycle has begun with a focus on creativity, leadership, having fun, expressing our feelings, love and passion.
Leo is associated with the heart and spine. It's time to allow our hearts to fully open and walk the path we came to walk. Easier said than done you might say, but take on the lion qualities of self-confidence and courage and it'll be easier.
This zodiac sign has a Fire element, a Summer sign that brings fiery personalities, warmth and passion. The Sun is the ruler of Leo. Leos also tend to find themselves at the centre of attention, they have natural leadership and achieve their goals with strong determination. One of the many positive aspects of the Leo qualities is the generous and big-hearted nature they bring.
People with a strong Leo influence are very open with their feelings, creative, energetic, dedicated to their work they are ready to take charge.
One quality that we must tap into now is their desire for fun. The Leo energy not only has fun themselves but thrives on seeing others enjoying themselves too. Make a conscious effort over the next few weeks to enjoy that sense of playfulness and make opportunities arise where you can have fun. Is there a game you like to play ? Something that you can link up with family/friends online if it's not possible to be together in person. If you have children you can spend time with this will help tap into your inner child and feed off their enthusiasm and vitality for life.
Mars goes retrograde on September 9th. Mars energy usually seen clearly in athletes and those in sporting activities, their passion for winning and success shown as they display their talents for us all to admire.
What good cause can you channel your Mars energy into and feel the satisfaction from overcoming a problem or need if you feel like getting involved to achieve something ? Don't take on the Leo quality of trying to do it all yourself, so much can be gained within a team and the collaboration with other like minded people.
Are you feeling the past coming back and things are still needing dealt with ? Get clear, release and you'll be able to move forward in a much lighter way. Let go of what no longer serves you, and know that it's safe to do so.
If you're feeling lost or uncertain on your path at this current time, take time to get clear on what our purpose is. It's time to dig deep and find what you are here to do, not what others think, but what you know in your heart is your purpose. Don't get sidetracked by others wanting to put you off course, don't let them lower your energy. The Billy Joel song " My Life" comes to mind. " I don't care what you say anymore this is my life, go ahead with your own life leave me alone."
I wonder what the world would look like today if everyone was following their purpose, their own cause ?
If you're wanting to feel more confident within yourself now is a good time to tap into that Leo energy and see yourself as you want to be, the brightest version of you, doing what you want to be doing and then begin by setting realistic challenges to make that happen.
If improving your health is on your agenda then active walks, running or working out are good activities to enjoy just now.
Notice how you're feeling after watching the news or listening to it on the radio. If it's not being useful to you at this time, then don't watch it. I made a conscious decision years ago to not watch daily news. I felt sucked into a world that I had no influence on, heard of problems that I couldn't help with, it was creating a lot of stress. I keep in touch now and again for important things but overall I feel much better for not being bombarded with what the media bosses want me to see and hear. The same goes for most Newspapers or magazines. Often highlighting how wonderful and extravagant a life the celebrities are leading.
Who honestly feels good after reading that ? When I was completing my Teaching Degree I used to worry about the celebrity influence on the children, and that was a long time ago before Social Media took off. Before lockdown this level of celebrity worship had been taken to another level of unhealthy balance. No wonder the mental health of teenagers especially is declining and they're increasingly unhappier, self-harming and being prescribed anti-depressants. What kind of world has been presented to the younger generation - and is that fair ?
Perhaps it's time to begin a creative project, tap into our expressive skills and enjoy the process. Make it fun :)
Pay attention to Mother Nature, it's certainly making its presence felt locally and globally. We are all connected and our woven web of consciousness is wakening up. Saturn in Capricorn is going to encourage us to look carefully at our duties and way of life.
We had a huge thunderstorm last week in Scotland, the lightning so strong 5 miles away that people's phone sockets were catching fire with the power surge. It was certainly a reminder of the power and strength that's there and can't be controlled. We must honour that.
Keep your mood light and remember we're all in this together, it's not one person's responsibility to carry, but us all.
Questions to ask:
What is my purpose?
What is my heart's desires ?
What good cause can I help with my skills and energy?
What fun activities would lighten my mood?
Bach Flower Essence suggestions:
Walnut: Adjustment to change and times of transition, also good to protect sensitive people from outside influences.
Cerato: when we seek confirmation from others, not trusting our own judgement
Holly: to open the heart to unconditional love, releasing anger & jealousy
Honeysuckle: If you're looking back to the past and thinking life was better before lockdown Honeysuckle will help you move forward, cutting the links from dreaming of how life used to be.
Wild Oat: for when we're unsure of our path in life
Larch: for when we need a confidence boost
Chestnut Bud: when we keep making the same mistake over and over again
You can order the above Flower Essences from healingherbs.co.uk. They're not expensive and will last a long time.
My Dad said my Lion looks vulnerable. Perhaps he does, opening up and being yourself can feel vulnerable but also liberating and being your true self is what you deserve and have the right to be. Be strong and let your inner light shine brightly :)