Major Planetary Note (MPN): Leo New Moon on Friday, August 17 @ 1056a CDT.
Basic Meaning of MPN: The first four signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer) center upon egocentric and personal development. Their key phrases are "I am," "I have," "I think" and "I feel," respectively. With Leo, its motto is "I will." This willpower must be heart-centered and focused upon the development of the group. If not, then Leo's willpower becomes acts of domination and control instead of a joyous outpouring of one's personal, but integrated, humanity. Listen to "Have a Heart" by Scorpion Bonnie Raitt.
Thought Food (contemplate): The paradox that the more individual your expression and awareness, the more universal and inclusive your life becomes.
Questions: From where can you act with courage and no judgment while being aware of how your actions affect others?
Be the divine agent of cause in your life, instead of reacting dramatically to the effects of life.
Leo, July 23-August 22, concentrating spirit, aka individuality (fire)We have passed midsummer. Now, we focus on what can be harvested within our centered spirits. Your guidance is paramount. You must live from a courageous stance. Like heart that pumps our life force, you are to exhibit your core truths. This New Moon will test your inner veracity. If you've been telling yourself the basic truth about your secret desires, then you will not draw an unpredictable element that tells these truths at a most embarrassing moment. Goal: Exhibit healthy self-acceptance while being honest. Be the hero or heroine of your own life, and that requires that you like how we reflect yourself back to you. Locate those souls who tell you that there is no running or hiding from your core truths.
Sagittarius, November 22-December 21, adapting and learning spirit, aka individuality (fire)
You were born to learn how to handle the excesses of life. The expanding waistline, the foot that keeps a space in your mouth or the high horse of generally expressed truths: These all ride along with your journey. A New Moon in Leo exacerbates these shadowy traits. Surprise your exuberant spirit and those who support you, and temper your midsummer binge. It would be a good idea to devote yourself to some philosophy that you've long ignored. You possess so much potential, and this New Moon is helping you ride the wave of taking the "long view." Resist the petty voice that all fire signs speak from when their desires are not met or when you feel you've been disrespected. Let respect be a food that's fed from your inner spirit, not a sweet candy stolen from some false acquaintance.
Aries, March 20-April 19, initiating spirituality and action (fire)
Your vibrations naturally attune to the exalted individuality of this time of year. Let the celebrations begin and continue! Like King Louis XIV, who said, "L'etat, c'est moi" (I am the state), you have the capacity to live as the creative cause of your life. You are your own judge, jury and executioner when you take time to reflect upon your effect upon others. Leo time of year demands that you act and display your grandest self for all to see. Leos and Sagittarians take their clues from you. So, if you say one thing and do another, you damage their ability to trust their inner spirits fully. I'm not suggesting that you worry about your image, only your integrity (which has taken a major hit since July 3). Have you over-compromised in a relationship out of fear of nonacceptance or loss?
The greatest of love all happens when you work with what you have.
Virgo, August 23-September 22, adapting and learning earth (physical)
My close friend, PRF, is fond of saying that Virgo knows where to put out the cigarette. Yours is a precision sign. The cigarette can be likened to a tattoo that's placed, so you can wear the corporate gear. It is nice to pass into circles of wealth and privilege. After all, yours is also an adaptable pragmatic earth sign that innately knows what skills need to be developed to make it as an adult in our capitalist society. This New Moon in Leo highlights your spirituality and your desire to connect to something higher and divine. Yes, I'm aware that you want to focus on the practical present, but let a dream settle in your consciousness, a poem lighten up your heart or a candle light the darker corners of your mind, OK?
Capricorn, December 22-January 20, initiating earth and its structure (physical)
You can present such a dynamically controlled persona that you collapse into anyone who serves your needs, no matter how tainted their love may be. That's one reason that the planets advise a certain conscious tending to your "personal life." It has been said that you don't have one; everything centers on career (or your life could be a satellite to someone's trek through success and fame). A New Moon in inspirational Leo can inspire you to get beyond what you've taken for granted regarding the meaning of your life. Tending to keep lofty subjects to yourself, it is OK to let us know what you think and believe about the "big subjects." Let these lofty themes help you improve your personal life and style.
Taurus, April 20-May 20, concentrating earth and her pleasures (physical)
Your ability to build functional and mutual relationships has rarely been more important. You've been in a purification process almost all year, your body, mind and soul. Any unexpected power struggles within the last week have been building up for a long time. You're able to have comfort when others are stressing (a gift to you, for sure). But realize that some of us are higher-strung, looking out over the future horizons and seeing challenges. Offering a bit of real reassurance would be helpful. This Leo New Moon highlights your attunement to the unspoken messages in your closest partnerships. It's not enough that you pay attention to what you sense; you need to communicate your insights with love and care.
Guard your thoughts and watch what you feed your mind.
Libra, September 23-October 22, initiating intellectual (air) and forms new relationships
You may not show it as obviously as Leo, but you can worry about appearances. "Saving face" becomes a painful ritual whenever one of your scales weighs too heavily on what other people think. Following every trend without creating one of your own gets you bogged down in your own reflection. This Leo New Moon has the hallmark of returning you to a solid awareness of your intuition. This "small still voice within" will give you conflicting messages with what your peers may desire for you, but you can reasonably lead and influence others through quietly going in your chosen direction with little explanation. Trust your personal guidance while choosing where to sacrifice your resources for a larger cause.
Aquarius, January 20-February 18, concentrating and solid mind (air)
You are most attractive when you embrace two things: You are perfectly insane and you have a freaky side. Midsummer's night dreams can easily become nightmarish in scope around a New Moon in your opposite sign of Leo. It's your ratio of heart and brain that decides how insane (read: extreme) your thoughts can become. The more you allow your logical left hemisphere to guide you, the more your inner freak wants to play. This New Moon will underscore playfully precise visions of how to get the best out of those closest to you. It's like you can begin a laid-back love affair with yourself, by which we cannot help but be magnetized.
Gemini, May 21-June 20, adapting intellectual, the changing mind
All eyes continue to be on you. Your shyness is evident to those of us who pay attention to your moods. For those activities that matter to you, your heightened energy and curiosity become apparent. A New Moon in compatible and insistent Leo increases your confidence in your ideals, political and metaphysical. The sky's the limit for what you could be thinking of as your next "save the world" project. If this project has turned into a person, then admit to yourself how much you can afford to give away freely without any thought of return. This is not to say there won't be a return. You must learn to not count the cost. After all, to give to receive is a manipulation (unless you've been taught to treat love like a business arrangement).
What a little optimism can do, it's sorta like moonlight. In a real sense, you can be warm and less fuzzy ...
Scorpio, October 23-November 21, concentrating feeling (soul)
As I'm fond of saying, "You may not know everything, but you suspect everything." However, in your well-honed suspicions, you lose out on the joy of connecting with others. This New Moon challenges your root assumptions about others you've cast out of your life. Maybe it's time to see if they've finally grown up and within. Leo helps you lighten up and cease taking yourself too seriously. Earlier this week, you felt like you were dragging the world around, an ungrateful one at that. The more you can clear your soul of feeling that negative history is destined to re-create, the more you'll know and suspect others less.
Pisces, February 19-March 19, adapting and learning feeling (soul)
You're like the seven dwarfs who sang hi, ho, off to work we go! When your heart is left out of your service, everyone loses. Part of your innate charm is to notice the little things that we don't (with the exception of Cancer and Scorpio) and then to joyfully do them. Your healing capacities are unrivaled. A New Moon in solidly confident and fiery Leo gives you the impetus to take that next level of self-care that helps those who are connected to you. Be willing to know which emotional extremes to avoid. You can do this through daily taking time to consider what your higher self would do before you act.
Cancer, June 21-July 22, initiating feeling (soul)
Love animates everything in the universe. Much like the sun shining behind the clouds, love or the lack of love motivates our actions. Too simplistic? Well, the beauty of summer's middle point being past is that you get to reflect on the quality of love received. You tend to be excellent at giving to others. Take the word "mother" and the letter "s," and we've got your moving in the neighborhoods of martyrdom and resentment. Give back to yourself. Imagine that you are on an airplane with a small child. We are asked to put our oxygen masks on first and then tend to our dependents. This symbol serves you well in your relationships. You must realize that your relationships can seem like an unequal parent and child, no?
The Rising Sign, aka Ascendant, represents your approach to life and the mask you wear. Read that sign as well to get additional information on what is in store this week.
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