Happy New Moon in Leo, and if this happens to be your birthday month, lucky you! 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 four years ago. Eclipses are cosmic “time capsules “of information embedded into consciousness. That four-year release of energy is now complete. What have you learned in the past four years about what inspires you? Where has your heart led you? Although 2021 has been a year of testing on many levels, the month of August is opening the Lion’s Gate 8:8 Portal for the New Timeline. To know where you are going, it is important to know where you have been.
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NEW MOON IN LEO AUGUST 8, 2021/ The Lion’s Gate 8:8
A New Moon means that the Sun and Moon are in the same sign; the perfect time for “seeding” new intentions related to the positive qualities of that sign. This New Moon August 8th falls in the sign of Leo, the sign which rules the heart, self-expression, self-confidence, and the courage to follow your dreams. Leo also symbolizes passion, spontaneity, and the life-affirming positive energy of the sun. Leo is the outer expression of our inner child’s need to shine. What is your passion? What makes your heart sing? What brings you joy? Write down your positive intentions for the New Moon and see what bears fruit by the next Full Moon.
The symbolism of the Lion’s Gate Portal has become conscious in human awareness since 8:8:8 (August 2017) when the USA experienced the “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” in the sign of Leo. At that time, we anticipated a great awakening and quantum leap of light, but there was also a great shadow cast over most of the United States. Think about the shifts that have gone on in your own life since then, as well as the collective roller-coaster ride we have all been experiencing. On a psychological level, the integration of Leo energy is about discovering one’s authentic voice and individual creative expression to bring more joy and light into your life and to share with the planet. In order to do this, it is often necessary to confront any fears (the shadow) about speaking your truth and not allowing yourself to be manipulated by the opinions of others.
The 8:8 Lion’s Gate is a spiritual awareness that marks your ability to contact your Guides and establish new GPS coordinates, as your old limiting beliefs and past karma is replaced with a new Timeline. However, not everyone will choose the heart over greed and power. You have a choice now to allow more Light into your consciousness, and as you do, your third eye expands, and your perception shifts to the New Timeline. Toxic relationships and situations may crumble around you, as what is not truly in alignment with your Higher Self falls away. You can maintain your balance by remembering to breathe and by focusing on your solar plexus to release any old cords that bind you. Practice forgiveness and let go of old resentments and anger. What you believe is what you get now. The split-off of the third dimension is becoming more and more apparent now as you release aspects of your old self. As each individual does this, the collective moves towards more light and less fear. You truly step out of the old paradigm into the new. As Edgar Cayce said, this could happen in the blink of an eye”.
Leo is the sign of self-expression, and nothing makes a Leo happier than being appreciated for his or her talents and gifts. If you have the Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in Leo, this New Moon is the perfect time for you to show your true colors and allow more spontaneity and fun into your life. True self-expression is birthed from self-acceptance. Wherever the sign of Leo falls in your birth chart, signals the area of life in which it is time to express yourself and allow more joy into your life. For example, if the Leo New Moon falls in your second house of money, you may turn a creative hobby into an income stream. If Leo falls in your seventh house, a creative or romantic partnership may be in the offing; a tenth house Leo may have a new professional opportunity arise with the New Moon. No matter where the sign of Leo falls in your chart, it is time to give yourself permission to be you. Think of the feline kingdom (ruled by Leo). Cats do as they please. Cats are comfortable in their bodies, fluid and sensual. Since Leo rules the physical heart, this is a great time to do more breathing and stretching. Allow the kundalini energy to move freely through your spine clearing and releasing any areas of stuck energy. Find your courage and embrace the new you….the old ways of thinking and acting are not going to work any longer. We now live in a time where alternative healing therapies abound. Meditation, yoga, astrology, shamanic work, reiki, energy healing, aromatherapy, past life regressions, and any form of inner journey work all help to ease stress during this time.
The Sun, Moon in Leo Square Uranus in Taurus: The New Moon in Leo wants to shine and take pride in its accomplishments, and the square to Uranus can create electrifying combustion when fire meets earth; for example, the uncontrollable forest fires or intense solar flares and storms. Six planets are in the fixed signs right now (Sun, Moon, Mercury in Leo, Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus) and Uranus is shaking things up for better or worse. It is an energetic “quickening”. Personally, you may feel wired, stressed out, or unable to sleep. If that occurs, try a few relaxing stretches or yoga poses. Drink more water and drop the caffeine, and definitely unplug all tech devices before you sleep. Whatever you have been aware of over this entire year (but not really acknowledged) will come up as the 8:8 Lion’s Gate Portal opens up the writing on the wall. Huge realizations are possible now if you have the courage to be lion-hearted.
Mercury in Leo Opposite Jupiter Retrograde in Aquarius: Mercury in Leo is the proud storyteller and Jupiter likes to exaggerate things. Opinions and ideas may get blown out of proportion right now. Watch any tendency to over exaggerate things, or have your expectations blown out of proportion. With Jupiter in retrograde, you may be going back to correct something that was done earlier in haste. Watch your words!
Venus in Virgo Opposite Neptune Retrograde in Pisces: Venus in Virgo is quite a perfectionist in her standards and Neptune in Pisces wants us to surrender and let go of expectations. The Neptune retrograde may bring up past disappointments or feelings of lack. Try not to dwell on past imperfections or mistakes (yours or others). This is only temporary, as Venus moves very quickly into Libra (her home sign).
In ancient Egypt, Bastet (or Bast) was shown as a slim female cat-headed Goddess holding a musical instrument known as the sistrum. She is the softer, more benign aspect of the Goddess Sekhmet. Although both are leonine solar goddesses, and both are Protectresses, Bastet is associated with music, dance, joy, and a happy home. She watches over pregnant women, marriages, and children. She guards her loved ones as a mother cat watches over her kittens. Whether you are male or female, you can call on her benevolent energy during this New Moon to help you connect with your heart’s desire, open yourself to love, and express your creativity.
MOON IN LEO MEDITATION WITH THE EGYPTIAN GODDESS BASTET:
Celebrate this New Moon with the Goddess Bastet. You may light a white, red, or pink candle. Take a few deep breaths, letting go of any stress or bodily discomfort. If you have some colorful scarves, use them to decorate your altar (or yourself). If you have a favorite crystal, drum, rattle, or shamanic tools, use them. Relax, sit, lie down, or dance. Do whatever feels comfortable, just remember to breathe. Ask your guides to protect your sacred space, and to allow any messages or images to come clearly into your consciousness. Close your eyes. Feel the warm pulsing energy of liquid light move from the soles of your feet up your spine and finally reach your crown chakra; this is your kundalini moving up through your chakras and removing any blocked energy. You can feel your heart chakra opening and expanding, and you notice the sounds of the sistrum, drums, and chantresses coming closer. Opening your eyes, you now see yourself in a beautiful temple made of alabaster and crystal. Rays of sunlight stream through apertures in the ceiling, and you walk past elegantly carved columns into the inner sanctuary. Here, you see a young, graceful woman with a cat-like face standing before you. This is the Goddess Bastet. She holds a sistrum in one hand, and in the other, she holds a beautiful blue lotus flower. Her face is kind and gentle, and you know she is here to assist you with whatever you need at this time….anything that comes to your mind is correct…healing a troubled relationship, easing your financial worries, healing family problems…As you listen to the rhythmic sound of the drums and the gentle voices of the priestesses in the background, you feel your fears melting away like wax in a flame. You also ask Bastet for help to inspire your creative projects and to bless all your relationships. As she shakes her sistrum you feel all fears and anxiety leaving your mind. She instructs you to send out a beam of pure love and compassion (like a solar wave) from the center of your heart chakra thanking the universe for all its beauty. You radiate a state of sublime joy and peacefulness. You thank the Goddess Bastet for allowing you to enter her sanctuary and receive her healing energy. As you are leaving, she hands you the beautiful blue lotus as her gift, and tells you to “meditate often using this solar beam of love; for even if you are having a challenging time, you will be amazed at how the energy shifts around you.” As you bid your farewell to Bastet, her priestesses escort you to the temple entrance. Now, feel transported on beams of light back to your present time and space.
May you walk in truth and beauty always!
©Mary Lomando Temple Beautiful 2021