Happy New Moon in Leo! The New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle of energy in your life, and this one is spirited in with the creative, fire energy of Leo at its back. With the Moon in Leo, I thought this would be a great time to ask the tarot for a reading about opening ourselves up to having more fun, romance, and creativity in our lives. Leo is a fierce fire sign that is confidence, self-expressive, warm, caring and generous. How can we bring more of this energy into our lives in order to manifest the fun, positive, loving vibes we wish to project and to surround ourselves with this month?
First step: III of Swords reversed
The first thing to do is let go of the past. When you spend too much time going over and over in your mind all the hurts, mistakes and sorrows of the past, you trick your emotions into thinking that those things are still real in the present moment. This creates an unhealthy emotional and physical existence for you now, even though the things that went wrong are in the past. But how to leave despair and heartbreak behind, how to stop thinking about it? This is a personal journey, individual to each of us. The best thing you can do is to know that you must leave the past behind you, that it is gone, and you did your best and now it’s over. Can you even admit this to yourself yet? The past is gone and it’s ok. Once you allow this thought into your repertoire of repeating, cyclical thoughts, it will start to take over and dominant your inner narrative. Let this be your mantra until it really sinks in and lets the past slip away. You can do! Once you get your mind to stray away from overthinking the past, you will be able to make room for happy, creative, and fun thoughts.
Step two: The Fool
Once you have accepted the past and figured out how to leave it in the past instead of dredging it up to torture yourself, you are ready for a new beginning. The Fool wants you to be open and free, to spread your arms and take a leap of faith into the unknown world of your future desires. The Fool has confidence and courage that that leap of faith will find her caught up by the winds of good fortune, adventure, and destiny. That belief, that intense faith in the Universe, cannot be denied. Whatever happens in your life, happens for a reason, and perhaps it will take a lifetime to figure out what lesson it is you learned from all the shit that came before, but denying its worth gets you nowhere. When you say no to the past, when you say that things are unfair and shouldn’t be happening to you, when you deny the present moment, you tell the Universe that you like negativity and want to live with your head in the sand. Focus instead of what small things you have in your life that you are grateful for and thank the Universe for those things. Like The Fool, you can make a small new beginning every day by shifting your attention away from the past, and getting into the positive energy of whatever you do have now. Bring activities, emotions, and thoughts into your life that support your actual desires for yourself.
Step three: VI of Pentacles
One thing that will help you is to get up close and personal with your personal system of giving and receiving. How can you create a sense of balance in your life, when you feel like you are putting out in equal measure to what you are getting back? This is not so easy to figure out and it isn’t the same for everyone. This is an intuitive perception that you are going to have discern for yourself. If you are feeling put out by what your partner is constantly asking for in your relationship, without getting much in return- ask for what you want. If you are feeling unappreciated or overworked at your job– let you boss and coworkers know. If you feel the world is always shitting on you and never giving you want you want- let the world know what you want. A vague or persistence feeling of unease and disappointment can seem like a small weigh on your shoulders, but overtime it can really drag you down into despair and hopelessness. It doesn’t have to be that way. You need to balance out the power in your life, and take the right amount for yourself. Put that negative feeling into words and then share those words with the right people. Actually defining the problem will get you so much closer to getting to the bottom of this and helping you find that creative, happy spark that comes with this New Moon in Leo. Press onward!
I hope you enjoyed this New Moon in Leo tarot reading. If you would like to order up a personalized reading to get in touch with your inner joy and sense of childlike fun, get in touch! I do a special $10 3-card reading for all new subscribers to my mailing list. What a deal! Also, a reminder that I will be traveling from Sept 10- Dec.10 this fall and will only be doing 1-3 card readings during that time. So, if you have been thinking about getting a more in depth reading from me, order yours by Sept 10, 2015. Happy New Moon!