A Self-Love Message from The New Moon in Leo, August 11, 2018

Another Moon cycle has passed! At this New Moon in Leo we are gifted the last eclipse of the year- thank goodness! There have been a series of 3 eclipses starting on July 12th and ending on August 11th, activating significant shakedowns in people born with personal planets and points at approximately 14 to 24 degrees of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. My Moon sign is right in there and honestly, I’ve just been feeling a big need for change, even at the same time that I just don’t have energy for it, feel pretty uncomfortable about it, and am resisting the instability. Yes, change is good in theory, but the enacting of it is quite difficult!!

Anywho, if you’re feeling the pressure to create new systems in your life, this New Moon is a great time to sit down and reflect on what aspects of your life routine no longer fit with your current picture of who you want to be. It could be something really obvious, “Why am I still doing this!?” Or it could be an activity that you greatly enjoyed in the past, but now isn’t helping you to grow. It can be hard to let go of feelings, people, work, or hobbies that once filled us with such great joy, but doing this clearing out is important. Do your clear with love and attention, allowing the practice of gratitude for all of those things while still letting them go to create space for the new, for what wants to come through you now.

The Leo energy of this New Moon is a wonderful support for this process of change. Leo builds self-confidence and self-love. Leo shines out the brilliant light from within. Leo knows how to have fun, be creative, and enjoy the shit out of life. This reinvention process, this clearing out and letting go, this leveling up to a higher vibration, all that can be enjoyable and life-giving with the Fire energy of Leo at your back. Let’s each ask the tarot some really simple questions about setting out intentions for this New Moon Cycle. Try this spread out and let me know how it goes!

In what ways can I increase my self-confidence and be courageous in my actions?
How can I expand my self-love so that I am able to just be authentically me?
Which of my creations deserves to be center stage during this moon cycle?

Here are the cards I drew for us all the consider:

Linestrider Tarot: Three of Wands rx, Seven of Pentacles rx, The High Priestess rx

In what ways can I increase my self-confidence and be courageous in my actions?-
III of Wands reversed
Have a vision for your best life. What do you want to accomplish? What are your dreams? Where do you want to go? What adventures and explorations do you want to go on? These are concepts, ideas, and questions that we forget to delve into after we set goals once and then get into the step-by-step actions of working towards them. But what about redirecting our goals? What about redefining what we want? Now is a time to step back and reassess where you are headed. Do you still want to be working towards those goals you set years ago? Are your dreams shifting and changing with the times but your actions are not changing and shifting as well to meet those new goals? Define your dreams, make a vision board, or a 5 year plan, or record a video of yourself explaining what it is you want for yourself in this life. Take action to reassess your bigger life vision.

Sometimes we just don’t know what we want. This can be hard, “What do I even want to do with my life!?” Not knowing can be severely challenging, especially since asking once and not knowing can lead to anxiety and fear of asking again. Don’t allow that fear to stop you from trying to figure this out again and don’t let fear stop you from guessing. You’ll learn in good time that you’re on the wrong path and you know what? You’ll be able to course correct, you’ll be able to change things. You don’t have to have the full plan, you don’t have to have confidence that your plan is foolproof and you will succeed, you don’t have to trust that the Universe will make this all happen for you. The only thing you need is confidence in yourself, trust in yourself, faith in yourself that you’re doing the best you can with the knowledge and feelings that you currently have access to. If you can access deeper wells of self-confidence, increase your knowledge, explore you feelings more, that is great- do that if you want! But if you’re as deep into as you can get and just stalling for time because you’re unsure of success- forget success. Redefine success to mean “just trying my hardest with the resources I currently have.” Perfect, you’re ready to go.

How can I expand my self-love so that I am able to just be authentically me?-
VII of Pentacles rx
It’s time to assess what you do have. It’s time to practice a some major gratitude. It’s time to fully acknowledge all that you have done. We still have many planets in retrograde in the sky, which is the best energy for reflecting and reassessing. What have you been up to? I’m guessing it’s not sitting around doing nothing (although, if your plan was to sit around and do nothing and you did it- well that’s a major accomplishment! Good on you for doing that self care time!). Make a list of everything that you’re done recently, either towards a specific goal, or just in general in your life. You’ll notice that you have taken some steps towards creating the life you want. Even if you’re not there yet, you’re definitely closer than before. It’s important to show that work and progress the respect it deserves.

While practicing this gratitude, you’ll be able to see yourself reflected in your actions. What type of person are you? Are you kind and generous with your resources? Are you reliable and dependable when given responsibility? Are you involved and dedicated to causes that means something to you? Are you loving and open in your relationships? Notice the ways that you show up in other people’s lives and be proud of yourself. You’re a wonderful sister, mother, aunt, best friend, etc. Extend that love into yourself. You can be someone who loves and accepts themselves. You are enough. You do enough. That’s what the VII of Pentacles wants you to look inside and see right now.

Which of my creations deserves to be center stage during this moon cycle?-
The High Priestess reversed
Your intuition wants to take center stage right now, but you’re still resisting that inner knowing. I’m not going to downplay the difficulty of getting into your calm inner center and acting from a place of intuitive knowing. We get no training in this practice, in fact, most of us are told to ignore our gut reactions and that intuition is junk and silly. You do have an intuitive gift though, we all do, and at this Leo New Moon you are being asked to bring that inner gift out and use it. It’s not going to be easy or natural, this will take a bit of effort, and probably a quiet place of stillness where you can concentrate and focus on yourself. Your greatest creation at this New Moon is an increased awareness and use of your intuition, this is the area from which you can create all that you want to manifest in this world.

If, on the other hand, you’re all intuition, all the time, I invite you to take a step back from that practice for the moon cycle and give yourself a break. Perhaps you are a tarot reader or a healer, or just a super empathic person who takes on the energy of those around you quite easier. You may need to spend some time cleansing yourself of the emotional cords and ties that are bound to you from all of that relating to others. Taking a break from an overworked intuitive power can be a challenge, especially if you are relying on it for your profession and paying the bills, but taking a break is required sometimes. We all have cycles of energy in our lives, that’s why I’m here writing about the energetic cycles of the moon! Take a look at how you’re using your intuitive gifts, go deep within and notice, then work on healing and enhancing that gift to share with others once you are rested.

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed the New Moon Reading for the coming moon cycle headed by the fiery energy of Leo. If you would like a personalized New Moon Reading, please get in touch!

New Moon in Leo Tarot Reading for August 2nd, 2016

Hello during the New Moon in Leo! This New Moon comes with the radiant and joy-filled time of summer and abundance in my neck of the woods. With the Sun and the Moon in Leo, it’s really time for us to shine forth. It’s time to let your love light shine and project your self-confidence onto the world. People tend to want to express themselves and show off their fabulous selves when Leo is prominent in the sky. I’ve been feeling a lot of heavy energy though, and I am not the only one judging by conversations with friends and many other tarot readers in my online community. So how can we embrace joy when we are feeling low or defeated? How can we increase the energy of our confidence when we are uncertain? I’m using my new Zombie Tarot deck to ask the Universe for some heartfelt guidance at this time. I know zombies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but I’m using the Leo New Moon as an excuse to show off something new I own that really resonates with my wacky personality. Here’s what the tarot has in store for us this moon cycle:

Image from the Zombie Tarot by Stacey Graham and Headcase Design.

Image from the Zombie Tarot by Stacey Graham and Headcase Design.

How can I step more fully into my radiance and embrace joy?- Nine of Cups
The Nine of Cups is the card of wish fulfillment, of blessings, and of dreams come true. Can you embrace your everyday human blessing that is fulfillment and joy? Will you allow yourself to be happy? Do you know the difference between happiness and joy? I saw it explained by Danielle Laporte as happiness being a fleeting delight, while joy is an ever-present and eternal part of your soul. The Nine of Cups is about acknowledging and accepting the fact that you can experience and embody joy every single day, even when you are unhappy. It is the nature of human beings that we can know everything will be okay. It’s hard to admit that we can be radiant and joyful in the present, even with all the baggage of the past and all the potential of the future hovering around us. The Chariot rx asks us to get into that present time next.

What will help me increase my self-confidence so I can shine?- The Chariot rx
The Chariot is a card of movement and action, but with it here in reversed we get the message to stop striving towards some future goal, and appreciate where we are right now. Take a break from the constant forward push and just be still. You do not have to wait to achieve some future goal, to turn into the person you want to be someday, before you can be confident. You do not live in the future. You live in the present. The only time to be confident is right now. You want to make progress, develop, grow, be better, be smarter, be more. The Chariot rx says that you are enough right now. You are right where you are supposed to be. You are doing your best. You are being your best present self. If you really aren’t, you can do something about it right now to change yourself. Who cares where you end up as long as you are true to yourself in the now and in every present moment. Each of those moments of present adds up to a lifetime no matter what you do.

How can I energize and ignite my creations and manifestations?- The Tower rx
The Tower promises sudden change, epiphanies and revelations, but with this card drawn in reverse, your wait for a stroke of enlightenment may be long and unfruitful. Sometimes change is slow, even agonizingly slow. In our agony we fail to realize that we are making progress. We are creating and manifesting out dreams. It’s just so incremental as to slip under the radar and make us feel like we are one failed project after another since those seem to be big and stick out in our memories. But what about all the small victories? The things that didn’t seem like much at the time but have amounted to a whole lot over time. You are nowhere near where you started out on this journey. You are doing it, one step at time, one check off the old To Do list, piece by piece. You need to do a little dance or celebration for those accomplishments and then not throw in the towel because it’s taking way longer than you hoped to get to your goal. You can do it, keep building!

 

I hope you enjoyed this mini New Moon reading inspired by the Moon in Leo! New Moons are great times for new beginnings so put your old fears aside and decide to begin afresh. If you would like a personalized full-length New Moon Reading, head on over to my readings page and order one up for yourself today!