Happy New Moon Solar Eclipse! This is the last eclipse of 2018 marking yet another cosmic “window of opportunity” to move forward and let go of the past. The Leo Lion’s “roar” is all about self-expression, so now is the time to dust off any ideas or projects that have been “cooking” since the solar eclipse in Leo last August 2017. Believe in yourself, and others will also!
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SOLAR ECLIPSE IN LEO AUGUST 11, 2018
All solar eclipses are new moons, but not all new moons are solar eclipses. A solar eclipse occurs at the New Moon, when the Sun and Moon are conjunct (next to each other) in the sky. As the Moon moves through its orbit it passes between the Sun and the Earth, obscuring the light of the Sun. This Solar Eclipse New Moon, as with any New Moon, signals a new psychological beginning, but it also has a tremendous impact on physical life. As the light of the sun is blocked for the duration of the eclipse, our human (and planetary) magnetic fields “collapse and get re-booted”. A total solar eclipse can bring about events that have enormous significance, especially if they fall on a planetary point in an individual’s chart. They often influence cities and countries, which fall under the “path” or shadow of the eclipse. An “eclipse” means something must end, so that something new may be created. What part of our old self needs to “die”, so that we may move forward? Insights, dreams and synchronicities may hold important information from your higher self over the coming weeks. A new chapter is beginning as the old one closes.
This New Moon Solar eclipse on August 11, 2018 falls in the sign of Leo, the Divine Child. Leo emphasizes creativity, self-expression, and the courage to follow your dreams. Leo is a fire sign, and symbolizes passion, joy, and the life affirming positive energy of the sun. Where is your heart drawing you at this time? What does your inner child want to create, to feel? Eclipses travel in 19 year cycles. What was happening in your life in 1999? There is a message there for you during this eclipse.
Solar Eclipses tend to be more outer- event oriented; things happen, sometimes very unexpectedly. You may feel, circumstances, decisions have a certain “fated” quality to them. Watch who comes into your life, or leaves (especially male energy) around this eclipse. On a transformational and psychological level, eclipses are associated with the unmasking of something which has been hidden. Secrets are exposed. In the heart-opening sign of Leo, this is an opportunity to ask for the courage to love unconditionally, to clear any blockages of fear and distress which have shut down our creative energy. As is true for any native with planets in Leo, pay close attention to the condition of your physical heart during this time.
On a personal level, if this eclipse falls on or near your birthday, this will be a very important year for you. Solar eclipses usually bring new events, people and situations into our lives…once we have cleared the emotional debris of the previous lunar eclipse (July 27). Letting go is the message. The energy of the fire planets will motivate you move forward, but it is much easier once you release old limiting beliefs and patterns.
Once again, think of the 19 year cycle rule. What was happening in your life in 1999? Have you been true to yourself? Nothing makes a Leo happier than being appreciated for his or hers talents and gifts. What is your passion? What feeds your soul? Think of the feline kingdom (ruled by Leo). Cats do as they please…cats are comfortable in their bodies, fluid and free. If you have the Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Leo, this New Moon eclipse is the perfect time for you to show your true colors and allow more spontaneity and fun into your life. Wherever the sign of Leo falls in your birth chart, this New Moon eclipse signals the time to express yourself and allow more joy into your life
There is a lot of planetary fire around this month! Not only are the Sun and Moon with the North Node in Leo, but we also have Mercury in Leo (ego in action). Mercury is also in retrograde motion at this time. Any seeming setbacks due to Mercury being retrograde should be seen as constructive lessons. Think about what was happening for you back with the total solar eclipse of August 2017. If you have been passing your tests since last summer, this eclipse will help you to redefine your goals with renewed energy.
Since the sign Leo is all about self-expression, where do we need to “re-think”, “re-negotiate”, “re-edit” our beliefs and ideas? It is never too late to re-write our life script! Solar eclipses tend to shift us out of our comfort zones, sometimes unexpectedly. On a positive note, think of it as a total “re-booting of your psychic computer. Whether we have held onto painful patterns stemming from childhood, past life trauma, or emotional abuse, the universe is now giving us the signal to LOVE that inner child and let go of the past! True self-expression is birthed from self-acceptance. We now live in an era where physical and emotional healing therapies abound.
Depth psychology, astrology, shamanic work, massage, reiki, energy healing, aromatherapy, past life regressions and any form of inner journey work will help during this time. Find your courage and let go of your old programming. As the ancient Egyptians and alchemists taught, the heart is the seat of the soul, and LOVE is the key that opens all doors. May we all walk in self-truth and beauty!