Ruled by the Sun, Leo works to illuminate your essence as you integrate back into wholeness. The Sun illuminates everything in its path, in this cycle it is likely you will enjoy creative inner refinements to align with your personal integrity. When the sun cycles through Leo, you get to see what lives underneath societal conditioning and childhood programming and are encouraged to penetrate right through it all by radiating from your own unique, courageous and playful heart. It is time for you to SHINE!
It is significant to note that there are some important energy shifts this lunar cycle:
Uranus goes retrograde on Friday, July 29th until December 29th
Mercury moves into earthy Virgo Saturday, July 30th
Mars crosses from Scorpio to Sagittarius the same day as the New Moon, August 2nd 1:45pm PST
Venus moves from Leo to Virgo Friday, August 5th
Saturn goes direct Saturday, August 13th
Full Moon in Aquarius on Thursday, August 18th
Mars completes his retrograde cycle as he traverses where he began at 9* Sagittarius on August 21st
And right before the next new moon, Mercury slides back into a retrograde cycle on August 30th
With every up and down, suffering and joy, you sit in a potent basin of opportunity to expand the center of your life’s playing field. The ones who are willing to stand in the fire and embrace the reality of your existence whether you like it or not, are developing greater capacity to be comfortable in the discomfort. You build resilience to stick around and feel the things you may have run from in the past. There is an enormous amount of information within these uncomfortable feeling tones. Often when you choose to stay and feel, rather than run, you find that it isn’t as bad as your imagination created it to be. You get to know yourself in new ways and an authentic confidence springs forth. When you stay without reacting, in an instant you can re-program your sub-conscious mind, in turn shifting your perceptions. Be extra mindful about how you choose to communicate over the weekend leading up to the New Moon. There may be some Divinely placed triggers to show you what you're working with, stay high. Use any triggers to stoke your alchemic fire. This is a returning of the light.
The Universe has been serving up experiences to bring about egoic deaths, along with last lunar cycle’s emotional ride to show you all the places you need to give yourSelf love. While it might not be as emotional this lunar cycle with six planets in fire signs – it is time to alchemize the poison into the cure. Keep on with the self love and self care practices that were extra necessary last lunar cycle. Continue to conjure forth the courage to fearlessly love yourself and tend to your playful heart. This cycle is all about inner illumination of your revolutionary path and purpose. There may be similarities to a younger you, yet inside this year of transformation, your understanding of Self brings refinements and if you are looking, you will likely discover something completely new about yourSelf! Be willing to let go of the ways you have embodied this life to impress or satisfy other’s expectations or projections on you. You have no idea how freeing it is until you commit to letting it go!
Let go. There is much less suffering when you choose to let go on your own terms rather than someone else’s.
Change your habits. Establish a new morning routine that supports your journey into the unknown. Meditate daily. Maintain the humility cultivated in these past few cycles and ask yourSelf “WHY?” you are doing what you do and what motivates you? Ask why with the same naïve inquisitive nature of your two year old Self: knowing nothing, asking from an honest curiosity to understand the world.
As this new understanding of Self filters in hold it close to your center, like a pregnant mama in her first trimester. Something so romantic and creative and wonderful is building and only she knows about it (well, perhaps her co-creator too). As she nourishes her tiny first trimester baby, the baby grows until it is impossible to keep it a secret any longer. Let that be a metaphor for how you care for your strokes of insight and revolutionary inner world. It is definitely time for us each to be reborn into our essential truth and show up in the world with even more purpose in service to the collective. What’s your mission? What are you creating? How are you here to serve?
Love you Moon Mavens!
If you are in Venice, we are circling up at Love Yoga Space on Sunday, August 31st at 8pm ** note the new time!**
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