Step into your fullest sparkle and share your wide open heart, no matter the risk. The 2017 Leo New Moon wants you to drop your defenses and shine the hell on, says Sandra Sitron …
New Moon :: July 23 2017 :: 5:45am ET :: 0 degrees Leo
Step into a shimmer vortex that offers you a chance to open your heart. For real. Heart opening is an art and a science. This moment demands that you do it for you. No one else.
Every New Moon offers us a chance to recreate ourselves. And right now, this refresh has to do with how you share your heart, and offer the world your unique spark of life. But how do you truly share your heart? What if it hurts? What if you lose something?
I asked for a message about this moon. I closed my eyes and ran my fingertips over my bookshelf. My hand grasped a worn copy of Pride and Prejudice. It seemed like a strange pick—at first. I had assumed that I would end up with one of the many witchy self-actualization books that fill my shelves.
But on further reflection, the message is so clear: Drop your pride and drop your prejudice. Yes, you need boundaries around your heart. You need to protect it. But when a scared inner child is no longer running the show, it’s possible to feel safe and to share open-hearted love at the same time.
“Opening” means allowing your heart to be soft and vulnerable. Not proud. Not prejudiced. No barbed-wire every time you get triggered. And you don’t have to be happy to have an open heart. You can open your heart when you are mad, or sad, or frustrated. Try it.
This Moon demands that you open your heart, because Leo teaches us about love. Leo begs us to let our unique spark of life force energy, of spirit, move out into the world. To beam out through our heart chakra and connect with others.
The connection can happen through an exchange of love, through creative expression, or through playfulness. Meditate on each of these modalities, and choose one that seems right for you to explore during this Moon phase.
As you move through the day notice when pride or prejudice take over, and give your tender ego a big dose of empathy. Visualize your heart opening even through challenging emotions.
The 2017 Leo New Moon is asking you to shine. Do this at the highest possible vibration by shining beams of gossamer honesty straight out of your heart. Think of this as a gift to yourself.
New Moon conjunct Mars
Eating a cheese sandwich.
The Moon is made of cheese. Mars wants to eat. Mars wants to take it on. Get it done. What are you ready to do, create, build, penetrate? What are you ready to engulf—mind, body, spirit, heart,all working together to shoot direct like an arrow out into the world? Yes, late summer is “vacation time.” But this aspect is not vacation. This is about putting your whole self into it. The push. All you have to do is focus your energy and then fly.
New Moon square Uranus
Reaching out to touch the sparkler.
You can’t always grasp and contain the things that are the most beautiful—you’ll get burned. With other things, if you try to own them, label them, contain them, they just dissolve. Because they were never meant to be owned. What made them so unique and alluring was the suddenness, the unexpectedness, the rush of freedom. You can’t plan your own surprise party. And if you try to trap the firefly in your hands for too long, the light goes out.
Instead, invite wildness, invention and genius in. Be a good host. Create space for Inspiration, make her feel comfortable. And let her leave when she’s ready. Build a solid relationship with change, innovation, and the wild unknown.
Use the questions below to dive deeper into the lessons of the 2017 Leo New Moon. For a more accurate reading, calculate your chart for free here and see which house holds 0 degrees Leo …
Aries or New Moon in the 5th house
What situation in your life could use a dose of joy? What activities make you feel like a little kid?
Taurus or New Moon in the 4th house
What needs to be reset when it comes to home and family? Who in your tribe needs some extra love?
Gemini or New Moon in the 3rd house
How can you gently and easily request more recognition from your friends and community?
Cancer or New Moon in the 2nd house
What intention can you create that would highlight abundance and security?
Leo or New Moon in the 1st house
How can you express yourself more authentically this week? Where could excess pride be getting in the way?
Virgo or New Moon in the 12th house
What is your plan for a heightened spiritual practice? Can creativity be a part of this?
Libra or New Moon in the 11th house
How can you connect with a larger community? How can you have more fun with you tribe?
Scorpio or New Moon in the 10th house
What are your intentions for your career over the coming cycle? What work feels more like fun?
Sagittarius or New Moon in the 9th house
What is your mission statement? Where in the world could this take you?
Capricorn or New Moon in the 8th house
What are you willing to let go of? What abundance would this make space for you to receive?
Aquarius or New Moon in the 7th house
What intentions can you create for more balanced partnerships?
Pisces or New Moon in the 6th house
What healthy habits are you ready to implement? How could this bring more joy to your life?
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