Leo New Moon – Instinctually Expressing the Deepest Parts of Ourselves
The upcoming Leo New Moon sets the stage for the Eclipse that people have been looking forward to for years. One remarkable thing about this new moon is that it’s the first of two consecutive new moons to take place in the sign of Leo, the next one being the long anticipated Total Solar Eclipse that will trace its way throughout the heart of North America.
More writing will come on what to expect and how to best work with the two upcoming eclipses as they draw nearer, but suffice to say for now that they possess a massive transformational opportunity. And since this first Leo New Moon plants the seeds for these forthcoming eclipses, it serves us best keep them in mind as we approach the new lunar cycle.
So What Can We Expect?
The Leo New Moon will occur on Saturday night, heading into Sunday morning (depending on where you are). And here, we might encounter a rush of energy as we reconnect with an instinctual excitement about life. Any hardships we’ve faced recently can be shed as we once again find ourselves with a smile on our face, perhaps for no apparent reason.
2017 has been an abundance of change, challenge, and transformation, and the previous lunar cycle focused on allowing that to root deeply within. And now in this lunar cycle, it is very much about how to express and creatively utilize all that has evolved and changed within us, and to have fun while doing it.
And so how can we remove any conditioning factors that might tell us we need to be a certain way? How can we shed any unhealthy sense of obligation in order to reconnect with the childlike playfulness inside us? From there, we can find our way back to a healthier and more fulfilling day to day life, simply by following our gut instincts without questioning them too much, and without allowing ourselves to be overly ruled by others’ opinions.
How Can We Be Who We Really Are?
But at the end of the day, this Leo New Moon asks how we will express and exteriorize the individual self that we have become. How will we act out truly who we are as individuals in order to fulfill our purpose of life here on Earth? How will we release this core vitality and power within? How will we constructively reconnect with the our innate, instinctual, and uninhibited urges and desires? These questions will be themes throughout the coming weeks, and will again be revisited at the Total Solar Eclipse next month.
And so the main takeaways for this Leo New Moon are 1.) to follow our gut instincts regarding what to do, explore, and experience, 2.) reconnect with the joy of living, and 3.) amidst this, to integrate all parts of ourselves. All the wounds and all the hurt need to come along with us as we continue to progress through life; nothing left behind. As much as we might love to leave certain wounds of ours three stops back on the train, this attempt never turns out successfully. And with this Leo New Moon, there seems an auspicious opportunity to integrate a certain wounded part of ourselves that we have been avoiding.
Blessings on all of our journeys through life and the Cosmos.