Every element in you love the others:
Earth loves rain, sky loves sun,
Sun loves the space it shines through,
Space loves everyone equally.
In meditation, luxuriate in knowing this deep and simple truth.
Every cell is an organ of sense
Infused with majesty.
~ Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
BLESSINGS OF THE NEW MOON IN LEO!
Are you ready for some fun? To just let loose and play? To revel in expansive energy that inspires deep creativity?
It has been a challenging summer and we are still in the thick of it with social activism, politics, pandemic, back to school, and just managing life. This LEO New Moon is coming in with permission to take a break. Have some FUN! Figure out what brings you bliss. And indulge in some sacred self care.
The New Moon occurs at 10:42pm edt.
When Leo shows up, our solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras are activated and our personal power center gets a needed boost. Think (and chant) I AM. Use this New Moon for magick, manifestation, and blessings!
Enjoy these last days of Summer because Autumn will be here before we know it. The Goddess Planner for Autumn is now available!
The cosmic dances continue with many planets still in retrograde and a big Mars Retrograde coming on 9/9/20. I will be doing a Goddess Alive Radio with Mary Lomando to talk about all the upcoming Astrology so stay tuned.
Sending you all the LEO blessings for this New Moon and lunation. Invite the light and leave some of your anxiety and worry behind. The candles are always burning here at MotherHouse and I send you much love and wishes for safety and wellness!
ABOUT THE ZODIAC SIGN OF LEO
Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra
Ruled by: The Sun
LEO in the Body: upper back and spine, forearms, wrists, and heart
Crystals to amplify Leo energy: Amber, Ametrine, Carnelian, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Copper, Danburite, Garnet, Fire Opal, Golden Topaz, Goldstone, Orange Calcite, Red Agate, Rutilated Quartz, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye
Plant Allies for Leo: Angelica, Basil, Bay, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Ginger, Lime, Neroli, Rosemary, Sandalwood
GODDESSES FOR LEO NEW MOON
If the Moon speaks to our Soul, then the Sun speaks to our Spirit. She (ohhhhh yes, SHE) is the Life Giving Mother – the light and energy infused into every living being. We open to her inspiration, healing, and purification! The Sun Goddesses have a daily cycle (sunrise, noon, and sunset), as well as a seasonal cycle of the Equinoxes and Solstices. As we approach Summer Solstice, Mother Sun is reaching Her zenith and just after will begin Her slow but steady journey to the longest night on Winter Solstice.
Choose a Sun Goddess from the list below and commit to Sun Devotions for at least a week. For the morning, set your intention for the day and give thanks for new beginnings. At noon, absorb Her healing rays and give thanks for the energy shared. In the evening, review your intentions and offer gratitude for your day.
- Akycha – Inuit Sun Goddess
- Amaterasu – Japanese Shinto Sun Goddess
- Arinnitti (Arinna) – Hittite Sun Goddess
- Bast – Egyptian Warrior Goddess of the Sun
- Brigid – Irish Goddess of Sun and Fire
- Hathor – Egyptian Solar/Sky Goddess
- Malina – Goddess of the Sun in Greenland
- Mawu – Dahomey Goddess of Sun & Moon
- Paivatar – Finnish Sun Goddess
- Rhiannon – Welsh Goddess of the Otherworld & the Sun
- Saule – Baltic (Lithuania and Latvia) Sun Goddess
- Sekhmet – Egyptian Goddess of the noonday Sun & flame as Nesert
- Shapash – Canaanite Goddess of the Sun & “Torch of the Gods”
- Sulis – Celtic Goddess of Sun & Sacred Waters
- Sunna (Sol) – Norse Sun Goddess
- Unelanuhi – Cherokee Sun Goddess
- Xihe – Chinese Solar Deity & Mother of ten suns
- Yhi – Aboriginal Goddess of Sun & Creation
Other Goddesses for LEO: Bee Goddesses, Fire Goddesses
RITUALS, PRACTICES, AND WORKINGS FOR LEO NEW MOON
BANISH AND BLESS: New Moon is a potent time for setting intentions and with a vibrant Leo Moon, goal setting and planning for the future is perfect. Release what is stagnant and simply not moving and then set gorgeous, golden intentions with LEO Moon Magick!
DIVINATION: Try a 3 card spread for this New Moon with the first position representing your Solar Plexus Chakra, the second position representing your Heart Chakra, and the third position representing your throat chakra. POWER, LOVE, TRUTH. Need some clarity? Throw a fourth card to represent outcome. Record your results in your journal and use the cards for meditation AND action.
SACRED SELF CARE: Pick a beautiful basket to gather your favorite sacred self care tools. What crystals like to chat? What oils assist you in shifting your energy? Are there images of Goddess that remind you that you were created in Her image? A new journal and plenty of colored pens? How about a book of poetry? Make these tools the assistants for divine alignment!
SOLAR MAGICK: Workings for personal power and expansion, creativity, light, illumination, increase spells, positive energy, blessings, fertility, growth, wealth, attraction, politics, fire magick, candle magick.
YOGA: Sun Salutations
Circe by Madeline Miller
Creatrix: She Who Makes by Lucy Pearce
Drawing Down the Sun:Rekindle the Magick of the Solar Goddesses by Stephanie Woodfield
O Mother Sun by Patrician Monaghan
Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
Join me for my new Priestess class beginning 9/13/20 – Intro price available before 9/1/20!
PRIESTESS: Ancient Myth & Modern Practice is a 9 week introduction to Practical Priestessing.
Each week is a different aspect of Priestess and Goddess. We will cover rites of passage, ritual and ceremony, mystical practices, leadership for groups and temples, as well as the business of being a modern Priestess. There will be live calls each week (with recorded archives), guided meditation, and hands on practices.
RESOURCES FOR THIS LUNATION
Happy New Moon in Leo, and if this happens to be your birthday month, lucky you! We can all feel a bit relieved with no eclipses in sight this month, and the three personal planets (Sun, Moon & Mercury) shining brightly in Leo. This is a great time to de-stress and enjoy the mid-summer’s fresh air and sunshine. Remember back to the major total solar eclipse of August 2017, which was visible across the US exactly three years ago. Eclipses are cosmic “time capsules “of information embedded into consciousness. That three year release of energy is now complete. What have you learned in the past three years about what inspires you? Where has your heart led you? Although 2020 has been a year of testing on many levels, the month of August is opening pathways for the Aquarian energy being birthed at the end of the year. To know where you are going, it is important to know where you have been. ~ See the full article here
Use this powerful Leo energy to give you the confidence to shine your beautiful light out into the world. Focus on Solar Plexus work during this moon cycle, it’s in this chakra that we store our creative fire, our confidence and our self worth – it’s often referred to as the seat of self. Both Leo’s element of Fire and it’s ruling planet the Sun, represent the Masculine and therefore our action and drive. In your journal, ask yourself what is holding you back from setting things in motion and taking action? Is it fear? Is it a lack of confidence? Is it a worry about what other people think? Do you think you don’t deserve it? Use the playful and childlike energy of Leo to ask yourself – “come on, what’s the worse that can happen? – maybe you try and it doesn’t work out…is that the end of the world?” Again, we can reflect on whether we’re getting heavy minded and taking everything too seriously. Remember what it felt like in your maiden years (maybe you’re still in them) there’s a lightness towards everything, a playful curiosity to try things and go with the flow of life. What happened to that girl? Is she in there still? ~ See the full article here
UPCOMING ASTROLOGICAL DATES
Sun in LEO until August 22
Full Moon: Sept 2 @ 10° of Pisces @ 1:22 AM EDT
New Moon: Sept 17 @ 25° of Virgo @ 7:00 AM EDT
Mars Retrograde: Sept 9 – Nov 3 @ 28° of Aries – 15° of Aries
Pluto Retrograde: April 25 – Oct 5 @ 25° – 22° of Capricorn
Saturn Retrograde: May 11 – Sept 9 @ 1° of Aquarius – 25° of Capricorn
Jupiter Retrograde May 15 – Sept 13 @ 27° – 17 ° of Capricorn
Neptune Retrograde: June 22 – Nov 29 @ 20° of Pisces – 18° of Pisces
Uranus Retrograde: Aug 14 – Jan 13, 2021 @ 10° of Taurus – 6° of Taurus
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