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It’s officially a New Moon in Leo on July 26, 2014 at 6:42 p.m. EDT.
The Sun and Jupiter had a pleasant meeting a few days ago on the 24th, and now the Moon meets the Sun for the New Moon.
These three celestial bodies are now in harmony in the sign of Leo. This is symbolically a very auspicious time for many.
This can be an important time when a paradigm shift takes place. Many people, for far too long, have been caught up in such a critical, false sense of self that they can’t even imagine reaching their higher, creative potential in life. It’s time to let that go and move on to much better for yourself.
This is a time to bring forth a more empowered you. Optimism, courage and enthusiasm mark this New Moon for us to start a new beginning that allows us to express who we are by being more true to ourselves.
A lot of people are not comfortable expressing themselves when in different situations or are around certain types of people. Body language and eye contact says a lot about one’s belief in themselves and their self confidence. Leo is a sign of dramatic flair, full of life and personality and that’s where this New Moon leads us to want to shine. The most entertaining and interesting people that we tend to gravitate towards are those who express their creative gifts and personalities more fully true to themselves.
Uranus, now retrograde in Aries since the 21st last week, prompts us to be more self-defining and true to ourselves. Accepting yourself and being your own cheerleader for your unique personal qualities leads to liberation.
This Leo New Moon is like giving birth to yourself in your highest imagining of your potential through a bigger world view, not a limited, narrow scope of yourself. It all starts with confidence and acceptance of who you are and who you deserve to be. Self love leads to self confidence.
Also, with Saturn direct in Scorpio, taking time for self discovery leads to you being able to bring your gifts into the real world; from imagining to reality. As Shakespeare said, “all the world is a stage.” Be the character in the world you would like to be, in whatever image and expression that feels real and right.
Also, pay attention to people’s unique character traits for inspiration of life. Whether extrovert or introvert, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the qualities of expression that are interesting, quirky and reveal who someone is at their core. All the dynamic flavors of human characteristics creates the wonderful carnival of life. People-watching at the beach, for instance, can be a lot of fun in exploring the many facets of human characteristics, including your own. Keep an open mind and an open heart.
With the Leo creative flair we are beckoned to mold ourselves, fashion ourselves in the image we desire to be more fully and true to ourselves. Choose clothes that more fully represent what you like to express and how you feel. Wearing lots of golds, yellows, oranges, reds and a touch of royal purple can enhance your energy now and correspond nicely with the astrological atmosphere.
Gemstones of amethyst, yellow sapphire, amber, carnelian, citrine, garnet, and tiger’s eye are good choices to wear or carry now. Sandalwood and lavender are great essential oils to use now as well for an uplifting, tuned-in experience.
We all know that some people can look good in just about anything. Leo loves to be be showy and glitzy for the fun of it, not for some shallow need of external validation. Leo energy is too confident to be dependent on other people’s opinions and approval. It’s really an internal source of empowerment that matters. Leo expresses for the sake of having fun. It’s the energy of being one’s own self, accepting, loving and being oneself with no regrets, shame or doubts, and expressing it honestly that really counts.
Let go of what you’ve been conditioned to believe about yourself and believe better so you can come into your power of who you are.
With so much positive energy with the Sun, Jupiter and the Moon now, sometimes people can step into the zone of having overly high expectations that life's blessings will just fall perfectly into their lap. But it usually doesn’t work that way. You’ve got to be open to the blessings, yes, but you also have to go after them. This is a time to be active and harness that fire energy and enthusiasm. Feeling abundant and grateful for what is puts you in the right frame of mind.
Remember too, that anything that feels like it’s an obstacle that is getting in your way right now, could very likely be a message attempting to get your attention so you can choose to move in a better direction. Blessings are often in disguise you know. Endings and letting go of what was makes room for new beginnings. Keep an open mind.
Saturn direct in Scorpio is in harmony with Mercury and Venus now. Letting go of the past, especially any self-sabotaging attitudes you hold on to is important. Saturn is now supportive, where you can develop the responsibility and stamina to follow through and climb that mountain. You can bring forth your inner knowing where greater self esteem can materialize in the real world. With Saturn in Scorpio, the surreal can become real. From mind to matter, the law of attraction is your ally.
With Uranus retrograde now in Aries, it’s a very self exploratory time so you can better understand what gives you energy and inspiration. What types of groups and people you are involved with when you’re not doing your own thing can come up for consideration. You may suddenly realize who you do and don’t want to be around. You’ll know, logically and intuitively, by paying attention to what does or does not energize and excite you.
If you feel passionate about making a change around your home including new furniture or renovations, sit with it for a bit before taking action. The urge may strike you to start something, but with Mercury and Venus connecting with Uranus now, at least take a moment to assess if it really feels right before going full steam ahead.
The splendor of the Sun in Leo is to feel elevated and empowered. Look around at the abundance all around you, all the life force energy emanating, breathing, moving, dancing the cosmic dance of existence. Let your body language be a part of that dance in tune with the cosmos.
It’s a time to shed your skin, and let go of the old you so you can love yourself more. Working on your heart chakra is a good idea now through meditation, breathing as well as energized, cardiovascular exercise.
Creative awakening and feeling more consciously inspired is heightened now. Your old paradigms may fall away so you can move into a higher level of awareness. Set yourself up for growth by channelling passion and excitement. When a creative inspiration arises and the moment strikes you with an internal prompt of enthusiasm, go for it and see what innovative idea you bring forth. No critiquing, no judgment, just fun.
Do something that represents unhindered creativity. Explore your inner child. Do something that brings out your creative effort and express yourself, something fun and energizing. Through it you will become wiser and more radiantly true to yourself.
If you’re not doing something creative or expressing love and what you love, what are you really doing with your life? To be creative and to love is to shine as a meaningful part of the Divine cosmos.
It’s quite possible that your sensitivities are heightened now too. You could see someone who is ill or less fortunate in some way and it touches you and opens your heart, completely changing your worldview. Such a moment can move you, and make you realize how much you take for granted in your own life. This New Moon asks you to grow a heart of gold.
For many, this New Moon could be the beginning of an all new personal epoch, a new age, starting with a new, inspired you. Start your days with sun salutations or meditating in the sun. Open your blinds and let the sunlight shine through your window a simple, yet effective, symbolic way of showing that you want more light in life. If you’re energetic in the morning, go for a run and grow that enthusiastic energy by living and breathing it.
I hope you have a wonderful couple of weeks ahead as this New Moon starts off a new cycle of growth!
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— Symbolic Living (@SymbolicLiving) July 16, 2014