New Moon in Leo – Aug 17th, ’12

8:54 am PDT ~ 11:54 am EDT

We greet the New Moon in the dynamic, “CEO” sign of Leo. The New Moon is the time for new beginnings, to start anything that you want to create or increase in your life.

This is the beginning of the monthly lunar cycle, so ride the wave and allow the energy to support you – it’s a fabulous time to plant seeds, especially now that Mercury is Direct.

Leo is ruled by the Sun, which is the center of our solar system. It is the sign of play, creativity, self-expression, romance, and circumstances in which you are the leader or take center stage.

Self-expression is vital to experiencing a feeling of wholeness, so find a way to express your authentic self and yes, be creative!

For artists, this is a perfect time to start a new project and for you shy types, create something in a way that feels safe for you – but please express yourself!

I highly recommend the extraordinary book, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron for everybody; a perfect way to awaken your creativity and discover parts of yourself that have been buried.

And even if you think you aren’t creative or that you aren’t artistic – what if that’s a false belief and you have gifts that you haven’t yet discovered? It happens all the time, but only if you are willing to say “yes” and try something new – or something old once again.

Romance is a Leo activity – the courtship, the wooing, the seduction, as Leo loves the chase!

Use your imagination to design a creative scenario to wow that special someone, even if you’ve been together for years. Allow your partner to do the same for you (express your need for creative attention!).

If there’s no one currently in your romantic life, do something special for yourself that you would love to have a partner do for you. Call it in and practice receiving so you’ll be ready for it when it comes!

Have you been working too hard? If you are in need of playtime, make that a priority now. What can you do to have some fun?

Play and having fun is often devalued in our culture as we diligently pursue achievement and success. Recover your childlike sense of wonder and remember what you used to do for fun when you were young.

Is there something that you’d love to do again? Create the space and give yourself permission to be playful!

The New Moon in Leo asks you to be the “King” or “Queen” of your own Universe, so speak up, take charge, be a leader and put yourself out there – this is the time to let your Light shine!

Be proud of yourself and treat yourself with the dignity and respect that you want to receive from others.

Remember, Leo didn’t come here to take orders from others or to be one of the gang – they came to be the leader, visionary and inspired.

The highest expression of Leo is to be the Light for those who can’t find their own for whatever reason, and to empower others. It’s a big job, especially to be in integrity as you lead the way, so honor yourself when you are willing to step up and take charge.

I so honor and appreciate you!

“Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own.” ~ Alan Cohen


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