July 31, 2019, at 08°36′ Leo
9: 11 pm PT, 11:11 pm ET, 4:11 am GMT (1 August)
With this New Moon at 8 degrees of Leo we are embracing the sphere of creative expression, joy and pleasure. A new lunar cycle presents an opportunity to start new projects and to find new layers of energy within to inspire you towards becoming your authentic self. Above all, and here I am sharing the secrets of the Egyptians Priests and Priestesses, Leo is a sign described by ancient astronomers as free of karma. Therefore, the portals to the essence of our souls are open, and we are invited to explore the creative life in search of self-discovery, satisfaction, and as a result, more authentic connection to all beings.
We have been transformed within the last few weeks through dramatic eclipses. The new moon after the eclipse season is the beginning of a new cycle giving you a new sense of power and self understanding. What does it activate for you?
The Sun symbolizes our identity, individual destiny, and the power of creative expression, which are the qualities attributed to the sign of Leo: self-expression, self-knowledge, self-realization. The energy of this New Moon directs us towards the deeper psychological and spiritual meaning of the Sun where the conscious and unconscious unify in a person. In Jungian psychology this state of unity is symbolized by the Self, also representing the Psyche. As we experience the New Moon we are blessed with an opportunity to readjust.
Psychologically and symbolically, it’s the time of realigning our destinies with the Sun on the quest of self-realization. The energy of Leo activates your sun sign, so if your Sun is in Cancer in the 9th house it supports your expression through foreign travels, bringing teaching and publishing opportunities in search for true meaning; if your Sun is in Capricorn in 5th house, SheUniverse will boost your creative expression in a structured way, enhancing your career and placing you in a spot light.
Sun on its travel through the Zodiac develops new skills and insights. After the transition through the Cancer you are emerging from the watery feminine energy of Yemaya into your royal expression – embrace your inner Queen Sheba, or fiery Sekhmet, the lioness-headed Goddess. The planets are expressed through the archetypes that nurture the soul and provide guidance.
The Leo energy is strong. Venus at 5 degrees of Leo is in conjunction with this New Moon, bringing the strength and confidence of what she desires and easing navigating social relationships. She forms the square to Uranus in Taurus which may bring unexpected changes or it may shift something within you you haven’t realized – for instance a new perspective on how you view your relationship. Another aspect that heralds the shift in perception is the trine of this New Moon with Chiron, the wounded healer, which at 5 degrees of Aries is teaching us lessons about self-assertion and potentially unlocking the power of self healing, much needed after the eclipse season.
Mars is also transiting through Leo, bringing the warrior energy into what makes us unique individuals. The focused energy of Mars is enabling our drive towards discovery of our calling, offering a chance to realign our unique self-expression.
Leo is connected to the heart chakra opening us to the Sacred Heart Wisdom: Creation, Connection and Blissfulness, and the condition of being One with SheUniverse. Meditate on the healing green energy consciously directing it from your heart out to your aura – manifest love and shine because you are supported on this planet, and on the cosmic stage.
Yannanda, The One Who Speaks With The Stars
Moon in Gemini sextile Mars in Leo