Live wisely in expanded awareness of the cosmos and number vibrations influencing your life. Hermetic wisdom, as above, so below, is where you will find your truth. ~ Sarrah West

New Moon Leo – July 22, 2017 – Time to play!

bubbles and a tutu

Our first New Moon in Leo this year (yes, we have two) is happening early morning Sunday at 2:46 am Pacific Daylight Time on the west coast (5:46 am EDT) at zero degrees Leo 44 minutes.  Leo is the sign of self-expression, the heart, passion with a look-at-me presence!   Time to let your inner child have some play time and do it with some lively vigor as Mars is also at 1 degree Leo and 52 minutes.  In a trine aspect (easy flow) out of sign aspect with Chiron, the archetype of the wounded healer offers us support in bringing out our child that needs play, as play is natural and a way to express our natural joy.  We can find courage if our inner child struggles with joy and invite a new chance to freely open ourselves to fun, imagination and creativity.  What will you be?  What will you do with an invitation to creatively play with others?  I imagine a fun afternoon on Sunday coloring, which I love and listening to music.

This Leo New Moon is important for us in our growth to our self-actualization.  We find life works better when we can be exactly who we are and be vulnerable too, and that allows our authentic self to be in the world.  We find deeper intimacy with others when our masks for life are put away and we are expressing all that we are and feeling the connection with life in the process.  Some of us have been wounded, and often at a young age, in expressing our joy and our out-loud love of life and this is a good reason to find the courage to keep revisiting your inner child and letting out, letting go that you have to fit into some idea or a box about your creativity, your expression of love and life.

Mercury just past the North Node in Leo there’s a message here again about thinking, creative play and even the trickster can remind us not to be too serious.  Find our funny bone, play with our friends and laugh hard whenever possible.  I don’t think there’s anything more uplifting than a good belly laugh that moves your tears of joy.

Venus is in Gemini at 20 degrees 35 minutes approaching an opposition to Saturn at 22 degrees Sagittarius 01 minutes retrograde.  We may find that some authority our serious elder may not be open to our joyous frivolity and need for various friendships.  Don’t let that restrict you, but mindfulness and respect of others is important to consider.  Jupiter in Libra is widely trine Venus in Gemini really giving us all a boost in friendly relations and social gatherings!  Both air signs, Libra and Gemini will want to share and talk and exchange ideas and try new experiences.   Get together and have some fun!

Uranus in Aries at 28 degrees 28 minutes is trine the North Node and Mercury in Leo.  We will feel an opening and our individuality will feel free to be out in the open where perhaps in the past we may have been more timid.  This is a window of opportunity!  Play the music, dance and sing and spin with happy heart that you’re alive; this is a good moment to be grateful for all the moments that brought you to now.   Gratitude is contagious, share it with others.  However, narcissistic expression is also a potential here and could have some surprising a-ha moments about your inner child that needs some TLC too!

Neptune is in a sesquisquare of the Moon and Sun in Leo and Mars, this is an aspect of 135 degrees and shows an imbalance (also known as the sesquare or sesquiquadrate).   You might be thinking, “sesqui-what?!”  With this out of balance aspect between the New Moon, Sun and Mars to Neptune it may be that there’s confusion about the tension or conflict that may be present.   There may be emotional confusion that may manifest in the mix.  I’m reminded that my favorite astrology teacher, Steven Forrest says, “All aspects are about integration.” This combination may show up in how we may be confused about self-expression with suppressed or repressed emotions, perhaps related to how we’d even go about expressing ourselves after knowing we’ve been hurt.  Maybe there are painful memories of being mocked about how we expressed ourselves, perhaps when we cut or dyed our hair,  or wore a piece of clothing or music we liked that we danced to, or art or literary work we poured our heart and soul into without much response, only to have these moments of personal joyful expression backfire.  Or perhaps we’re closed now after moments of youthful exuberance into narcissistic behavior and being shut down hard and really timid to share at all with that painful memory.  That’s why we have the wonderful virtue of forgiveness, which is just as important to use with ourselves!   It’s important to find our balance, our two feet on the ground and being vulnerable to open up and dare to be different than others to be exactly as we are.  I think Steve Jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”  I love that one.  And Oscar Wilde, truly one who shined on self-expression said, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Finally we have Pluto in Capricorn at 17 degrees and 48 minutes retrograde, still dredging up the shadow in structures, systems and ideas that we thought were concrete in our society and forcing the deepest of transformation.  That’s what he does, he brings a little bit hell for us all to deal with so we can clear it and continue growing, and it’s sometimes if not often painful, because most humans don’t like to change much.  For Capricorn and Cancer Sun folks you know this well as Pluto has either transited or will transit your Sun taking you into the depths a personal transformation in the fusion and within Cancer it is opposite, showing up as the highest tension around self security, how you feel safe or not within the larger society and how that will force a personal transformation around finding it within yourself versus the outer world.   When you understand your soul through deepest exploration (thank you evolutionary astrology, meditation, past life regression, sacred sound, tarot and other tools to do so), you will come to a deeper serenity about yourself in the world and what you need for emotional well-being to share your unique gifts with life.

Over all this lunar month will be filled with a lot of supportive energy for creative works and play.  I don’t know about you, but I am ready to play!   Have a fabulous month!  God bless your joyful self.  Namaste.