Saturday, July 26th 3:42pm PST
The mid-month heat of summer meets this July New Moon with high-powered creative expansion, mirroring the outer bloom of life, and the optimism of long days and warm nights. In the threshold of birthing and new beginnings, we have the opportunity to call in our highest expression in our lives, into our relationships, our friendships and with our children. Spend some time connecting to the part of you that is free to play, to innovate, to laugh and be free. This is the child-self of you that is subversive in the ways that he/she continues to navigate preliminary to your adult, over-cultured conditioning. Observe how the power of play opens channels of emotion, feeling, sensitivity and healing. The sign of Leo is ruled by the sun - the source of energy and life on this planet. As the seed of moon dark grows over the coming few weeks, how can you harness, direct, and feed off of this powerful life-giving resource? Individual expression and the development of a healthy ego (the sun) IS where all healing and change begins, both in our personal lives and ultimately, for the planet. Trust that the creative force of you IS love. And this love, will always serve the highest.
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From Cafe Astrology:
On Saturday evening, a New Moon occurs, marking the beginning of a new cycle. The Cancer New Moon cycle ends and the Leo New Moon cycle begins. The New Moon in Leo is an excellent time for formulating some goals regarding "all things Leo". Concentrate on new ways to enhance your romantic life, creative endeavors and hobbies, and relationship with children. Think about the keywords for this self-expressive fire sign -- such things as proud, magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, and open -- and consider ways to incorporate these traits into your personality. With this potent Leo energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this Moon cycle. It's time to make some plans and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks' time after the Full Moon occurs. Concentrate on new ways to enhance romance and creativity, and to build up your feelings of confidence and pride.
The New Moon aligns with Jupiter, occurring only two days after the Sun aligns with Jupiter in early Leo, and this encourages us to focus our energies on growing, improving, and expanding. A New Moon on its own brings rather impulsive energy, but with this New Moon also square Mars, the tendency is heightened. We should be especially careful of making big statements or promises without first thinking of our abilities and the potential consequences.