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August 2nd, 2016
New Moon in Leo: The moments you chose peace over drama
were moments of power, wisdom and revelation.
Sometimes, choosing peace over drama is not about being weak or cowardly, but about being mature enough to see that there's more to life than ego battles and fruitless spectacle. There comes a time in life when we are able to see things from a higher perspective, to broaden our horizons and to see the big picture.
Petty grievances and peevish arguments become trivial as we see that they are merely attempts to satisfy the negative ego. Our ego becomes a negative influence in our lives when we fear its dissolution. So we defend it, in any way we can, attracting more people who can keep fueling it and making us avoid anyone who might cause it to be teared down.
The negative ego is based on lack and fear, and it is fueled by our attachment to reasons to be unhappy. The only way towards freedom is to recognize its influence in our mind and to find ways to dissolve it. Dissolving the negative ego requires patience and takes some practice, because it's not so easy to see our true higher self when we are under its influence.
Our true empowered self that lies beneath the facade of disempowerment. Our true loving nature that recognizes love in its truest form, which can only come from the soul. Herein lies our power. The power to be a peaceful warrior. The wisdom to see that we are not our negative ego. The revelation that as we release our attachment to negative self-beliefs which drives us to proclaim a sense of unworthiness, we clear the way toward finding a growing sense of inner stability and outer flexibility.
Happy New Moon! The Moon is joining the Sun and Venus in Leo, marking an especially heartfelt New Moon in the sign of the Lion. As a ruler of Leo, the Sun truly feels at home in this sign. With Venus the love planet also moving through the sign, we wear our heart on our sleeve. Even if we are not the emotional type, we can find a closer connection with our emotional world.
What do we really want? What do we really wish to let go? Whatever it is we may want to accomplish, love is the healing energy that we need right now. The more that we allow our heart to be filled with love, the less room there is for fear to enter our consciousness. This is not to protect ourselves from the so-called real world, but to not allow fear energy to pull us down. There is a difference between the two. One is about living in denial, while the other is about embodying our truest self, which is a conduit for love energy.
A New Moon in Leo brings an opportunity to begin from the heart again. To live a more heart-centered life where we feel more at one with our truest self-expression and creativity. This is about moving beyond old fears or perceived limitations and going bigger and bolder through genuine inspiration. This is about joyfully expressing ourselves without fears of judgment and failure. Because this is not about winning or losing, but more about being true to ourselves. Find happiness in the present moment, whatever is happening, and feel the liberation that comes from embracing our true spirit. Being happy and lighthearted can be a wonderful icebreaker now.
With the Moon's trine to Saturn, we are reminded that we deserve happiness as much as everybody else. Perhaps we don't feel deserving of happiness, unless everyone else around us is happy. It's time to get in touch with any guilt that pushes us to believe that we can only be happy when we have something (or someone) that we desire. Or perhaps we also hold the belief that being happy means letting go of responsibilities, which in some cases, can lead to unwanted consequences.
Know that we always have within us the ability to rise above negative thinking and drama. This doesn't mean that we shouldn't care, or that we won't take positive action. By rising above self-pity, blame, resentment, anxiety and anger, we can have clear thinking and access to solutions. By caring for ourselves as we would someone we deeply loved, we are investing into our happiness and well-being.
The Moon is also forming a trine to Uranus - which has recently turned retrograde, and ideas need action steps, to put them into motion and reality. It is safe for us to take action upon our ideas and intuition. The New Moon is urging us to feel confident that all of the support that we need will come as we take that first step into the new. The ego may try to get us to procrastinate, demanding that we have a perfect plan before going forward. Rather than getting stuck in a perfectionistic attitude, try to stay curious, aware and open.
Common sense may be important, but so is an open mind. Being open-minded is not the same as being naive. Open-mindedness is about our openness to growth and untapped potential. It's about being adaptable, without compromising what's most important. It's about believing that spirit always knows what we need and is guiding us to where we are meant to go next.
New Moon in Leo: Conjunct the Sun and Venus ● Trine
Saturn Rx in Sagittarius and Uranus Rx in Aries
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