“I told you were a Lion, I know you are a Lion
And now I am supplying you the time and space to let you grow
Into the person that I know,
That I know you could be
And I can be her too.”
- Someone New, Banks
The New Moon in Leo on July 31st comes as a bit of reprieve after a very tumultuous Eclipse month that was accompanied by a Mercury Retrograde. Leo season is a yearly permission slip stand firm and take up some fucking space & to, in a way, be an inconvenience. Leo is connected to the heart, to the feeling of joy & pleasure & play - the romancing of life.
Any love that is worthwhile is hardly a convenience - passion is like that - it commands & demands of us. It stirs us, it moves us, it inspires us - it brings vitality where there was once fullness. And so this New Moon in Leo - conjunct the bright Sun AND receptive Venus asks for us to sink in & get into the heart of the matters that make us feel actually alive.
It’s been one hell of an Eclipse season, rife with lifetimes worth of deprogramming, reparenting, and emotional maturing - and we deserve to embrace the sustained fire of light that burns during Leo Season.
Leo is known for it’s drama, emotiveness, expressiveness, creativity - and also it’s pride, validation seeking, & insecurity. So while the times are ripe for love & lightheartedness indeed - we are still juxtaposed in a healing ring of fire that asks us for us to burn off seeking too much external validation & performing for others to the detriment of our own heart beat. We are asked to drop the pretense again, and find a sense of authenticity.
The Eclipses ask of us to shed a great deal every 6 months - great lessons are initiated at these portals - and this Leo season is the time to dig in & experiment with what we’ve accessed underneath so far. Leo as a fixed sign generates a mechanism to be with the work of it all, the process, to give it some time.
This Leo New Moon roars straight at Uranus in Taurus via a tense square. Uranus is the Awakener - in Taurus it’s been releasing us from material attachments & lots of hoarding type behavior so that we may cultivate a higher level of value & worth in our lives - and yes Taurus is also a fixed sign.
Fixed signs square each other - and that fixation serves us well - as I’ve mentioned - to help us do the nitty gritty work - but we can also be stubborn & stuck in our ways when this energy is present. So The New Moon, Sun & Venus square to Uranus is indicating there is something to break loose. Uranus can bring chaos - chaos is highly creative & generative in nature so this rebellious essence is essentially asking for us to remain open, especially when we want to shut down & shut away & revert far too back into the familiar - find a way to entertain something unpredictable.
Uranian energy can help us experiment in this scenario - to bite the bullet & go for it. Since Venus is here - and Leo is ever the lover of external communication - we may end up with a strong desire to change our appearance, our style, our surroundings - to play with our look or the look of things to see how we feel - do we feel more real? More ourselves? More confidence? Why is that?
We may feel ready to give a relationship a shot as we feel a bit freer to not have so much control over how it manifest. We may feel the spark to switch up something about our relating style - there’s a more straightforwardness in the collectives electric pulse. How does it feel to say what you mean? How does it land? How do you react to how it lands? What’s it feel like to wear your newly SAFE heart on your sleeve?
Maryam Hasnaa recently wrote “An important law in this universe that seems paradoxical but that we all eventually must learn; You manifest more by letting go than you do my holding on.” The square to Uranus at this time is an emphasis of that universal law. To stop caring about having it all together or about certain “dramas” and instead embrace the drama that is the creative juice that orchestrates your life. We do live for drama in so many ways, but we’ve got to redefine it’s role.
The New Moon’s energy also makes a graceful trine to Chiron Rx in Aries further letting us know that it’s time to thrive that we deserve to - despite holding these wounded hearts that can be so deeply sore. This trine invokes our strength, our rightfully earned strength, how far we’ve come in our learning. And it can teach us how to handle the tricky spots in the square with Uranus, which runs the risk of irritating us to the point of taking risks we know will end in disaster that serves no one other than the self sabotage narrative we’ve are cozy with. The Chiron trine whispers to us messages to not cycle into that story but to remember the story of your healing work in regards to SELF TRUST.
On this same say Mercury goes direct at 23º of Cancer after it’s 3 week long retrograde through Leo & Cancer, further generating waves around taking action on our plans AND speaking up. It’ll take some time for Mercury to catch up to speed so communicating may still be a bit unsteady - but the general atmosphere is one eagerness for shifts and something different to percolate into our lives. Again, after this Eclipse season - we may feel pretty sick of the feels - pretty sick of the way things have been - and just be craving a change of environment & atmosphere in some area or topic of our lives.
Juno & Mars are also conjunct in the later degrees of Leo at this time. Juno is the Goddess Asteroid of Intimate Dynamics, Marriage, Partnerships. Juno in Leo has drawn us to reflect upon how much fun, creativity & freedom to express is present within our intimate partnerships. Are these partnerships containers where we are encouraged to be authentically fully expressed? Or are we finding we are holding way back, only able to show small glimpses of ourselves?
Either scenario we find ourselves in, which is usually a mix of both, is exactly where we need to be and what we need to know for that is Juno’s mo: she delivers us the relationships that we ultimately NEED in order to cultivate true intimacy & union. So do we feel free to express our love openly? Do we receive the proper amount of affection that we truly need? Are partners bringing in that sort of drama that distracts us from the actual longings from our heart?
And now - with Mars, the planet of action, circling back to where we began: is the Love shared so appreciatively inconvenient because it stirs us to really fucking LIVE? Is the love inconvenient because it asks of us to deal with our shit & actually heal? There’s nothing wrong with a relationship that acts a catalyst for something that had been sleeping, it doesn’t make us needy, it makes us human as we require both internal & external cues to guide us.
This New Moon in Leo, though imperfect, can be a welcome luciferian moment that continues through August, in the wake of a pretty damn intense couple of months requiring deeper shadow work & excavation. Every time Leo season comes around it seems to follow some pretty emotional periods - so I say it’s time to get louder about who you are in your own way - it need not be audibly thunderous just be audible to you, take up more space - wherever you are are standing - by expanding your hearts rays into your auric field, put your finishing touch on things - your brand - your stamp. No this is not about being a boisterous entitled dickhead - it’s about giving yourself permission to actually fucking breathe.
Another gem rom Maryam Hasnaa to wrap up this reading:
“You’re upset because you’re still not giving yourself permission to fully be yourself.”
Let’s not be upset anymore about something like that.
Blessed New Moon, Nikki
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