New Moon in Leo

Vitality, Creativity, and Generative Action

New Moon in Leo : July 23rd : 2:47am PST

This new moon is one firey, hot, and energetic love-kick in the pants to the Creatrix of you who desperately longs to step into the fray. 

Desire and dreaming both precede visible, manifest action, but hanging out in the intangible realms for too long generates a build-up of vitality that wants - no needs - to be released into the world. It is this moment of blessed unrest that fuels us in our wholeness to take initiative.

The moon represents the way we need to nurture and be nourished in order to thrive. It is also, by nature, reflective, subjective, and changeable. The sun represents our conscious desires and sense of ego-self. Both our wants and our needs are stirred up by the planet mars who is connected to personal willpower. In the sign of Leo these three major players light up our longings to participate in our lives as co-creative beings, to step forward, and to offer up our deepest gifts. 

This moon also offers us a potent moment to reflect and recognize the way we may be holding ourselves back through excessive self-flattery, or self-denial. 

When Leo is out of balance it can move through us as these protective ones who are in the business of keeping us small. For some, our default is self-flattery. By nature self-congratulatory dialogue exempts us from ever taking a look at how we might be called to change and grow. 

For others, the inner voices may show up as a harsh lion tamer, saying things like “who are YOU to create anything!” Both of these unhealthy Leo expressions are nonstarters. Both rob our deep self of contributing something beautiful and necessary to our world. 

Both hold us back from generative action.

Healthy Leo is a wide, open and radiant heart. A hearth fire for the creative force that warms and enlightens all who come near. When we give ourselves permission to take just the very next step as artisans of our lives, and in our cultures, we generate a field of presence. We give others permission to act and to create in their unique way too. We love the process. We can’t help but love. Through love we bring our creativity into the world, while loving the creative acts of others too. 

This Leo new moon conjunct Mars is the perfect catalyst to help you source the abundance of energy that is needed (and the self/other-love, creative vision, and willpower) to take the first steps in becoming visible, however perfectly imperfect. After all, the path is made by walking.