Leo New Moon
The New Moon Total Solar Eclipse arrives at 28 degrees of Leo on Monday, August 21 at 2:30 PM EDT.
The long awaited American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. There is excitement and exhilaration in the air. For some, this visual splendor is solely an astronomical event. And yet, they can feel the numinous nature surrounding it. For others, we are anticipating far more than a visual spectacle.We imbue upon this physical event the astrological meaning and significance of eclipses as empirically observed for thousands of millennia. This event is the springboard of irrevocable change in our personal lives, setting us upon a trajectory that will align us with the greater self for the explicit purpose of our soul’s evolution.
As the horrors of tragic world events unfold before us, keep in mind that this too is a most significant manifestation of the eclipse cycle. A collective shadow has emerged in full force. Life as we have known it has come to an end. Out of the ashes, the phoenix will rise as we rebirth a more highly evolved expression of the human condition. As we face our own shadow, we contribute to the elevation of light centered consciousness. As we express our genuine heart centered authenticity, expressing our gifts with generosity toward each other, we will undoubtedly contribute to the greater manifestation of profound transformation thus serving the healing and evolution of humankind.
There are two strong components to the eclipse as viewed and experienced esoterically. The first is that eclipses always test our attachments to how we define ourselves on every level. The second is that eclipses speed up time exponentially. These two qualities of experience have been with us long before the actual Solar Eclipse that is upon us now. The Eclipse cycle began weeks ago with the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. These cycles are in effect weeks, even months, before and after each eclipse. This process is both long and accelerated.
New Moons offer us an opportunity to begin anew. We plant seeds of intention and watch them grow throughout the lunar cycle. A New Moon Eclipse goes much further. It is in essence, a stripping away of significant elements of our life and of our self. It is a new beginning on a much grander scale. It is an initiation. If nothing else, the New Moon Eclipse will test us to our limits regarding our attachments to who we think we are while revealing more of who we actually are.
Leo The Lion is our faithful companion. As we participate fully within this shift in dimension and time, we embody the qualities of Leo; courage, warmth, leadership, strength, and fortitude. One of Leo’s greatest expressions is that of The Heart. Wherever Leo resides in our chart is an area where we purely come from our heart. It is within this very realm, that The Leo Solar Eclipse will open the heart’s essence to full expressive capacity. This heart’s opening will be evoked by our experience of the loss of who and what is being left behind.
The heart resides on multidimensional levels. Our heart may be experiencing one thing on the earth plane and another in the astral world. While we live the manifestation of our life on multiple levels, we sometimes experience confusion. What is the true and actual reality of our heart’s knowing? As A Course In Miracles professes, “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”
Healing the heart. Knowing the heart. Feeling the heart. All of it; takes courage. Don’t look back. Let go! The past no longer serves us. We are at this very moment being swept into the present, fully prepared for a grand awakening.
The heart has traveled a long, lonely and bewildered journey. Now, its chamber doors are swung wide open as the compass of our beating heart leads the way. The armor has been cast off. For as tender as we are; we are that strong.
Leo New Moon Solar Eclipse Blessings Upon You.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” ~Nelson Mandela ~
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince ~
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin
The New Moon arrives at 0 degrees of Leo on Sunday, July 23 at 5:45 AM EDT.
The New Moon offers a significant passage into the inner most sanctuary of the self where our own divinely subjective nature informs us of our inner truth. New Moons are fertile ground for seeding consciousness anew.
The Moon travels quickly. Don’t underestimate these frequent short term passages, as micro-cycles can produce long term beneficial results. But first, we must attune and awaken to the area of our chart where the New Moon has arrived. As we seek the bigger picture, we often overlook the subtle energies of our being which comprise a true and lucid journey map for the inner treasure we are seeking
Leo is a fixed fire sign, ruled by the Sun. Dynamic and ebullient by nature, Leo encourages us to shine forth, exuding the light of the true self. We recognize our own magnificence as well as the areas in which our true expression sheds light, encouragement, and joy upon the lives of others. Wherever Leo resides in your natal chart is an area of necessary self-expression, an area in which you inherently need recognition for and appreciation of this very facet of your being. If you hide your light under a bushel within this domain, or shed your light where it is not received, you will feel a deep inconsolable despondency.
The cycle of life abounds with opportunities for new beginnings! This passageway into the realm of Leo is highly auspicious, serving as the prelude to yet another New Moon in Leo on August 21; The Great American Solar Eclipse. What we bring to enlightened fruition at this juncture will only serve to make this most challenging and irrevocable life changing eclipse more accessible to us, thus serving us on a scale of deep soul evolution.
It is now time to get to the heart of the matter. The heart is comprised of multitudes of deep and layered strata. We may think we know what is really going on for us. However, when we delve beneath that which appears as the obvious dilemma, the perceived source of grief; we discover yet a much deeper layer of pure anguish that originated long before the manifestation of the current situation. Something has been repressed, boiling beneath the surface of our psyche, biting at the bit for emotional freedom. In order to accomplish such a feat, we are required to muster up the necessary courage by invoking Leo The Lion.
Passion is palpable as the New Moon in Leo arrives in conjunction with Mars, an alignment which is highly combustible. This is a fiery new beginning, one in which both healthy self-assertion and aggression are required of us. Rather than directing these outwardly, both of these qualities can facilitate a true facing of the self. By doing so, we are provided with the energy and determination to see things as they truly are, inspiring us to make the necessary perceptual shifts that will ultimately free us from self-repression, misplaced anger, and blame. The ride will be fast and furious. It is only from a deeply set intention of mindfulness that this energy can inspire us with exhilaration for expansion rather than rage that can ride roughshod over ourselves or another.
During this big cat filled expansion of time, gaze upon The Lion as a meditation. Have you ever seen anything so magnificent? So regal? So beautiful? So courageous? We all have an inner lion whose captivity is now over. This lion longs to lunge into full expression within our lives, assisting us with our inherent courage as we navigate this eclipse season; a season which will challenge us on so many levels. We must prepare ourselves to face the great unknown.
Even though the lion roars, he is mostly quiet and at peace in his domain. He knows his strength.
This is a time to know your strength.
Know your strength. Know your strength. Know your strength.
Leo New Moon Blessings Upon You.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson