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The Courage to Follow Your Bliss
Leo energy is joyful, creative and fun.
It is that innate essence that lies deep within, which we connect to when we are in a state of bliss and the light that we shine when we are fulfilled and centred.
The word ‘Courage’ comes from the French word ‘Le Coeur’, which means ‘Heart’, so the act of being courageous simply means following your heart regardless of other’s judgements or any fears that may arise in doing that.
It’s not, therefore, surprising that in medical Astrology, Leo is the sign that rules the heart.
Do you have the courage to be true to yourself and to follow your own path?
With Mars right up there with this New Moon, expect to be motivated in the right direction.
And with Saturn and Uranus forming a Grand Trine with Mercury and the North Node, you’re likely to get a boost in inspiration to follow your own divine purpose and to step more powerfully into your future.
What changes will you instigate to ensure a brighter foundation and firmer footing that is all about your ultimate fulfilment?
The Need for Self Expression and To Be Seen
Creativity does not just apply to artistic pursuits. As human beings we are all creative and we all have our own unique purpose to bring to the Earth.
With The Sun, The Moon Mars, Mercury and The North Node all in Leo at this New Moon it is likely that you will feel a greater need to express yourself and to be seen for who you truly are.
Leo energy is generous, so expect to want to share your gifts with others this month.
If you hold aspirations of performing, public speaking or camera work, now is the time to do that, as you’ll likely feel increased confidence in front of an audience.
Let your Heart be your Guide
Have you ever noticed that the best decisions are the ones that you make in a split second when your heart just says ‘Yes!’?
You know the ones…
When choosing a course, a therapist, a piece of furniture, a new outfit, a house…
… when you just know that’s the one!
It is only when we let the doubts of our mind step in that we may start to question that initial response and that’s when fear can begin to run rampant and take away from the joy of our experience.
The stronger your intuition and your connection to your higher self, the more faith you will experience in trusting your heart’s answers.
How beautiful to be in rhythm and flow with life than fighting against it; wracked with worry and doubt.
If it’s not Fulfilling – Is it Worth it?
If your heart isn’t in something then you may find yourself questioning why you’re actually doing it this month.
Leo energy tends to want to do everything with flair and panache, so if you’re finding something dull and mundane, this might be a good time to see if you can jazz it up a little by infusing more of your own personal style and essence into it.
If you’ve given something everything you’ve got (full-throttle heart) and is still isn’t doing it for you then it may be time to look for something else.
This question can be a little tricky, as sometimes if our heart isn’t in something, no matter how hard we try at it, it’s because it probably isn’t right for us.
Other times, however, it can be because we’ve not invested enough in it.
Therefore, if you’re questioning the point of something this month, maybe first check in to see if you’ve ever really been truly invested in it in the first place before you throw away something that could actually be pretty amazing with a few personal adjustments.
Self-Confidence, Belief and Pride
It takes a lot to be yourself.
It’s been a lifelong journey for me and although at 41 I can definitely say it gets easier, I still have a way to go yet.
Therefore, remain aware this month for any blocks that prevent your ability to shine.
Many times, these blocks will lead you back to a deep wound around your own self-confidence, self belief and self love.
Leo energy wants to be proud of itself, so also watch for a tendency to berate yourself this month; maybe over past endeavours.
You can’t change the past, but you can let it go and you can move forward to a brighter future.
Issues of not being ‘enough’ or fear around what will happen if you let yourself stand out from the crowd can also be common (i.e. jealousy, ridicule, strong reactions, scorn).
Take a deep breath and work through it.
Journal work, Bush Flower Essences and Aromatherapy are all great ways to shift fear, as is working with a great life coach or therapist.
Being True to You
You cannot be yourself without being 100% truthful.
You’re not being yourself if you’re doing things simply to fit in or to be liked by others.
With the Black Moon still travelling through Sagittarius and forming a T square with Venus and Neptune this month, that truth is important.
Yes, you may ruffle a few feathers, Yes, some people may dislike what they see and Yes, there may be some subsequent adjustment, but believe me, pretending to be someone other than the person you are is going to be much more painful in the long run, so if you also find fear arising around this see the previous section for some of those possible solutions.
To Love and Be Loved
What we all need more than anything is to love and be loved.
When we love someone and we can’t show that person our love (because they are no longer here or because they are not open to receiving what we’re offering) it can be a heart-rending experience.
Such heartache can take much healing and at times it can be the catalyst for us to look at our own personal wounding.
True love has to begin with Self Love and remember that the Universe tends to reflect back at us exactly as we are.
How healthy is your self love barometer?
Do you have healing to attend to around rejection or self worth?
Knowing What’s Best
There is a difference between knowing what is best for you and knowing what is best for others, so be wary of the more negative aspects of Leo, which may arise this month –
Bossiness, demanding behaviour, arrogance, the tendency to take over, condescension, excessive pride…
And remember that sometimes, the strongest thing you can do is to allow yourself to be vulnerable, so remember to ask for help and to not cut yourself off from others if you’re hurting.
Now go, find your ROAR!! and rock it like you never have before, Princess (or Prince :)) …
Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?
Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?
If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.
Look for 0 degrees and 44 seconds of Leo. which is the position of the New Moon.
What does that house (area of life) represent?
Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 0 degrees within your natal chart?
Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month
I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.
These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.
The New Moon will exact on 23rd July 2017 at 19:46pm here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT+10)
Wishing you increased self confidence and courage to shine your light and share your gifts this month, as you move towards a more joyful you.
Much Love, Toria xo