The Leo new moon brings a sense of in-flow and not-in-flow as we dissolve masks, settle into, or shake off layers, to reveal more of our true selves.
We have been in a deep process (whether aware or not) of questioning what is working in alignment with our hearts, our values and desires, and what is not.
We are each presented with scenarios in life that have us question our path and direction. Is this what I imagined it would be? Is this working? Is this not working for me right now?
There are times that open our perceptive heart-mind for reassessing and working through the stories we tell ourselves around self worth, deserving, being, having etc.
Some scenarios come as surprises, others slowly reveal themselves over time, and as we learn and grow wiser with self-knowledge, we develop clearer gauges on what we deserve, what we are worth, where our edges lie, how life unfolds and who we share it with.
Regardless, creativity is flowing. Creative problem solving is necessary, optimism is important and there is a need for more focus on celebrating and honouring ourselves on this journey, wherever we are at.
Leo new moon, let this be a refresh, redesign and re-cognition of how powerful we really are.
New Moon Leo at 23° 17’
Do you know what trophy Leo wouldn’t want to win? The most misunderstood. The amount of times a Leo Sun has said to me, “Yeah but I’m not a typical Leo..” and then they go on to describe what they heard is typical Leo behavior. From attention-seeking, extroverted, a little self-centred, over the top, and flamboyant, the untypical Leo loves to tell me “I’m not that.” Of all the 12 signs, in fact, I don’t think any sign feels the need to explain themselves more than a Leo.
Every annual New Moon in a sign, we have the opportunity to reimagine what this sign takes a stand for. So this is our yearly moment to wonder, “What does Leo mean today?” I often like to connect Leo to worthiness. As inspired by the work of Dr. Brené Brown in a viral TED Talk on the power of vulnerability, Dr. Brown explores themes that feel very Leo. In the talk, Dr. Brown argues that the only precondition to living courageous, compassionate, and connected lives was simply the belief that they were already worthy of love and belonging. Dr. Brown called them “The Wholehearted”. The brightest star in the Leo constellation is Regulus - the Lion’s Heart. The prefix “cor” is Latin for heart and courage originally meant the act of telling who you are with your whole heart. And now that is the power of Leo.
This New Moon inspires you to share the story of you who are with your whole heart. And with every act of self-disclosure; where you say “I love you..” first, or you’re telling your family you want to quit your stable job to start your own business, etc, you begin the Leo-ruled process of self-revelation. Every moment of self-disclosure brings self-revelation. You meet a version of yourself in the expression of courage that you knew was inside you all along but hadn’t experienced it. This is Leo! What story in your heart is trying to be told? What substantial information about yourself needs to be expressed in order for you to be seen and valued?
In the chart of The New Moon in Leo, we have the New Moon forming a conjunction to Venus currently retrograde in Leo and a square to Jupiter in Taurus. So the themes are exploring: self-love, romantic love, values, and money. How worthy do you feel of not just love and belonging but also pleasure, financial freedom, and ease? Could a somatic practice help? So much of our stories around money, love, and worthiness are deeply somatic so what practices can we begin in order to receive nourishment, love, and support? How can you claim worthiness for yourself and remind not just the misunderstood Leo but all of us - that they too are fundamentally worthy of love, joy, and belonging? When I think of Leo, I don’t think of an attention stealer - I think of someone who commands attention because they claimed worthiness as their birthright and so they’re a walking permission slip for us all to feel worthy.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Speak your truth, Aries! The New Moon in Leo helps you share something substantial about who you are. Is there a major change you’re looking to make in your life? The only way to achieve that is through actively feeling vulnerable and doing the brave thing. No act of courage ever goes unrewarded by the Universe so brave and share the story of who you are with your whole heart!
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
Happy homecoming, Taurus! The New Moon in Leo helps you find a sense of emotional safety. From the people and places that feel like home to a context that generates safety more internally because you’re at home with yourself wherever you are. You’ll also want to consider how naming what you’re feeling in real time could do wonders for your sense of emotional safety too!
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Hold AND pass the mic, Gemini! The New Moon in Leo reminds you of your communication gifts and helps you facilitate conversation through reflective listening, thoughtful questions, and sharing stories that help people feel less alone. You’ll also want to pass the mic to others to help them feel safe enough to speak and share what’s on their mind too!
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Security is a somatic practice too, Cancer! The New Moon in Leo helps you find both financial and physical ways to experience safety. From cultivating more intention and ideas around income to exploring how embodiment can help you find a sense of security too. Think about how living into your values and living into your body becomes a twofold method for success.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Happy Birthday, Leo! The New Moon in Leo is your make-a-wish moment! Instead of thinking about what you want to have, to do what you want to do, to be who you want to be, ask yourself instead, “Who do I want to be, to do what I want to do, to have what I want to have?” Think about how you’ll want to be it first, then do it, and ultimately have the results you dream of!
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Give it over, don’t give up Virgo! The New Moon in Leo inspires you to deepen your spiritual practice so that you can find ways to give over your attachment to certain outcomes to a higher power that wants to help you. Try to resist managing, predicting, and controlling the outcomes so that you can lean on a different energy to help you find closure and peace.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Lead the way, Libra! The New Moon in Leo helps you lead your friends and community to new ideas, places, and outcomes that help you all heal in community. You’re such a relational sign and this New Moon showcases your gifts for collaboration and support in ways that help others feel connected and cherished. Step into leadership for amazing outcomes!
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Rise and shine, Scorpio! The New Moon in Leo lights up your career zone and wants you to claim worthiness for being seen professionally. Whether through promotion, self-employment, and/or higher leadership roles, this New Moon wants to put you in places where you’re celebrated, loved, and respected while you receive freedom, spaciousness, and professional passion!
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
Apply the learning, Sag! The New Moon in Leo highlights your wisdom and how intelligent you are. You’ll want to review the lessons you’ve acquired over the last six months and consider how you can put them into practice through applying the learning. From there, you’ll be able to change incredible contexts in your life that you’re hoping to see unfold differently!
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
What do you desire, Capricorn? The New Moon in Leo wants you to own your wanting for a more poetic, not just productive life. You love working hard AND you want to live hard too. You want play, pleasure, ease, and softness in your life. So tell the Universe your intentions to make this happen so that you can align your choices with the desires in your heart and have a fuller, richer existence.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Love is in the air, Aquarius. The New Moon in Leo invites a new relationship dynamic, deepens current dynamics, and/or completes a relationship that has served its purpose. Especially with someone who has an opposites attract style chemistry. You know that the people who are different from you will inspire you to grow in amazing ways so let them teach you what you need to know!