Can we get a roar? The new moon in passionate, expressive Leo helps us find our authentic voices—and use them. This summer has seen an unusual number of planets in Cancer (most notably this week, with the moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter all in the sign of the Crab). That’s gotten us in touch with our feelings, but now it’s time to quit navel-gazing and turn that emotion into action. Here are a few tips for making the most of this year’s Leo new moon.
The term itself gets a bad rap, but let’s face it, in this overcrowded marketplace, the squeaky wheel often gets the oil. There are a lot of people hyping themselves up who don’t have the goods, true. But there are also a lot of wonderful, worthy products and services that never see the light of an audience, simply because they’re not properly marketed. We’ve compiled some of our favorite spiritual and metaphysical business books here in our websites store. All have helped us clarify and spread our message in a conscious, authentic way. Showy Leo loves attention, and hey, there’s no shame in that. If what you’re offering adds value and pleasure to someone’s life, then why not sing it from the rooftops?
Wear your heart on your sleeve.
Hiding your feelings is hip these days, supposedly a sign of being self-possessed and above it all. But Leo energy is all about naked honesty, childlike glee and unmasked excitement. It’s the anti-James Dean—anything BUT remote and unruffled. So let out a giant, celestial “squee” (can’t stand that term, but it just sums up Leo new moon energy perfectly). Why hold back your true feelings about someone you admire? Or pretend you don’t love something that’s not considered “cool” by the self-appointed tastemakers of the world? What’s really cool is to be unapologetically yourself. In other words: Leo.
Do a passion inventory.
Is there anything in your life you’ve said “yes” to, but your soul is just “meh” about…or even a resounding “no?” Cut. It. Out. There are not enough hours in the day to give your precious creative energy to something that drains your soul. At the Leo new moon, seek fresh avenues of inspiration that are aligned with your deepest desires. For help with this, we recommend Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map (bit.ly/odesire), an amazing primer on creating goals with soul.