Leo New Moon – Inspiration
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Context: Astrologers have been observing the movements of the planets for many millennia and witnessing the correlations between planetary movements and human experiences. These observations suggest that the planetary movements and our cycles of consciousness and growth are part of the SAME dance of life. The same divine intelligence that created us also created the planets in our solar system. In other words, the planets are not in charge. They do not cause or compel us to do anything.
Perhaps the best way to consider how astrology works is, when we look up into the sky at the planets, asteroids and key points in our solar system, it’s like looking into a giant cosmic mirror, which reflects our human experiences, energetic cycles, and evolution back to us. So, if we’re experiencing something here on earth, either as individuals or as societies, trained astrologers look up into the cosmic mirror and see those same energetic themes expressing in the movements of the planets. Astrology then, is a symbolic language that helps us map and understand our connections with the energy of a living universe. Astrology allows us to track archetypal human experiences and knowable life cycles – both current and upcoming cycles.
It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day.
The Leo New Moon cycle ties the energies of love and responsibility together in a continuous, alternating circuit of adjustment and readjustment. This circuit of energy sets the tone for the next month and also ties the vibrant energy of youth to the experience of the elders and suggests that moving forward in 2020 requires the participation of both. On Tuesday night, August 18, 2020, the Sun and Moon combined along with Mercury in the creative, expressive sign of Leo and formed a tight relationship with disciplined Saturn moving retrograde in its home sign of dutiful Capricorn, with expansive Jupiter and transformative Pluto traveling nearby. Saturn offers a wise, firm hand to remind of the genuine importance of experience and integrity while the Leo planets shine light on traditional structures to infuse them with much the needed heart and soul that they’ve lost sight of, or were simply too limited to acknowledge and express. On a personal level, if you love someone or something, have you said so lately? Does it show? If you’re young and looking for something new, have you even tried listening to those who love you? Not all existing are structures are bad even if they’re over due for improvement and not all guidance is about trying to control. Setting limits and priorities can be a very loving thing to do and learning to be accountable can help build confidence. It takes character and love to hold ourselves and others accountable without sliding into endless, ineffective, cycles of blame and excuses.
Honest and real examinations can lead to clarity and help set the stage to reform, reshape and rebuild. It’s time to do the essential work of building and establishing trust and Mars in self-directed Aries suggests that each person must look within, or look around and pay attention, in order to begin that process for her, him, or themselves. It could be as simple as starting something, setting one goal, or taking one action that helps things in your life work better and possibly also helps you feel more connected to other people or the world. While Mars in Aries reminds us that each person can choose how to take a step forward, responsible Saturn is there to urge that we actually do take that step and to remind that one person’s step forward should not be at someone else’s expense. Selfish attitudes are not useful, especially if they insist on tearing everything down without regard for the genuine protocols that help keep us all safe. And, conversely, impatient or even angry calls for necessary accountability and holistic, significant change are not the same thing as wanting to tear everything down.
Meanwhile, Venus and Uranus also combine in a lovely relationship that invites diversity, equality, and community with technology featuring in a significant way. Change is possible and it is happening – in fact, change is already here. On a personal level, trudging through life without having any fun, laughter or joy is not the same as living, so turning towards creative expression and the people we love could actually be necessary and important. Similarly, love, fun and laughter can help us to build endurance and strength.
Spiritually, these New Moon energies suggest that we might actually be learning about the hope and possibilities offered in turning towards the light. Mars square Saturn offers a challenge to get started, do one thing, and let go of thinking that we already know how things are going to play out. Yet, energetic Mars also throws lively support to all of the Leo planets, helping us to embrace this day as a new day and accept, on some level, that we are each here to inhabit and express the energies that we are born with, more fully and open-heartedly. These New Moon energies support open minds and also offer the courage to open our hearts and to persevere with the efforts required to show up and develop ourselves through important plans. Mercury the communicator, asks us to listen to the ways that our lives are calling us to shine and to speak up, even as we might still need to make room to feel some losses. This new Moon is a huge invitation to ask, what talents, hopes and dreams are awakening for expression? Hint, pay attention to nudges in the direction of happiness, that’s a good place to start.
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, philosopher, scientist, author
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Additional Astro Info: As mentioned in previous blog posts and in greater detail in January 2020
Astrology Talk “we are all still reverberating from January’s PROFOUND Saturn-Pluto conjunction in restrictive Capricorn which correlates with FOUNDATIONAL CHANGE and endings IN THE MAJOR STRUCTURES and institutions and systems of our lives, our societies, governments, workplace, health care, etc – think of just about any major construct in the life of an individual, a neighborhood, or a society and they’ve all been under massive stress and pressure to evolve.” Saturn and Pluto continue to travel closely together in the sky this summer, along with magnifier Jupiter.
There is so much that can be said about these energies, which represent a turbo-charged call for us to align with the power of our intentions, integrity, and our sense of deep purpose, in challenging, demanding and invigorating ways. THE GOOD NEWS: is much old energy is available to be healed and transformed as we complete these cycles in preparation for new systems and energies that are coming in the weeks and months ahead as three of these planets move from traditional Capricorn to innovative, future-oriented Aquarius this year! Pluto will move into Aquarius in March 2023, shortly after the spring equinox, so we will likely be involved in massive shifts for some time to come.
When is the next Astrology Talk?
TBD, possibly September. I’m in process of creating the next talk which I plan to offer LIVE ON-LINE!
In these talks, we look at the amazing and powerful planetary energies expressing and the major themes of the Now and how these energies and themes relate to YOU so you can connect to CO-CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT.
Attendees also receive hand-outs with astro-aligned homework questions for their SOUL!
Free Video discussion of 2020’s major energies: January 2020 Astrology Talk
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