We experience the New Moon in Leo this Tuesday, August 18th at approximately 10:41 PM EDT, which marks a new lunar cycle. The energy of Leo will heighten energies related to inspiration, leadership, and connection. During the most recent New Moon (last month on July 20th), the New Moon phase took place with a combination of Cancer/Leo influence, and this time around, we experience an even stronger influence from Leo. We are being asked to more fully embody that which inspires and connects us, while also fully stepping into being the leader of our own lives.
Inspiration, Leadership, Connection
This particular New Moon will be an ideal time to evaluate inspiration as it is currently showing up in our lives. Are we feeling inspired, or not? Do we feel inspiration within us, or does it seem to come more from outside of us? Are we acting on our inspiration in bold and creative ways, or are we ignoring it? Inspiration is closely tied to initiation – think of it as a spark that eventually causes a bigger flame! Leo is one of the fire signs of the zodiac, and this New Moon will encourage bold new beginnings, stemming from the inspiration we are currently experiencing.
The energy of Leo is also one that is fierce and confident. Leo is represented by the Lion – remember the King/Queen of the Jungle. This New Moon is inviting us to fully step into being the leader of our own lives, knowing that as we embody the leader within, we also are capable of leading others, mostly through example. And even if we are feeling fierce and confident, a true leader knows that leadership also involves humility, presence, and a sometimes quiet inner strength. Leaders aren’t afraid to stand alone or to go a different way than the crowd, trusting their inner being to always guide them exactly where they need to be.
Leo also provides a reminder of the deep connection that ties everyone and everything together- the energy, the life force, the love the animates us all. As we allow the fire within us to burn brightly and shine in our outer world, we remember that this same fire is also within all others, and that the intricate connection we share with all living beings is what makes our experience as humans possible on this planet. Great leaders recognize this, and do not allow greed or a lust for power to turn them into treating others as inferior or unnecessary, but instead treat others as they themselves want to be treated, even if and when emotions run high. Through returning to our center and connecting with our inner being during this New Moon, we have an opportunity to embrace the bright, bold, and beautiful energies offered by Leo, and at the same time, may allow its fieriness to burn away all that is no longer needed as we enter this new cycle!
Wishing all of you abundant New Moon blessings!
‘Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.’ -Oprah Winfrey
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