The New Moon in Leo on August 14th will be a time to put on your best face and let yourself shine. Proud, romantic, and magnanimous Leo ushers in a time to show off your highest qualities in a warm, loving way. As the Cancer Moon ends and the Leo Moon begins, it’s time to shift our focus from our inner world & home-life (Cancer) to our outer public persona (Leo).
Leo, a Fire sign ruled by the Sun, is a highly expressive, dynamic, creative and romantic sign. As the king of the jungle, the Lion is often the center of attention and deservedly so. Your public personality is highlighted now, and it’s time to interact with others, to see and to be seen. With the Sun and Moon both in Leo now, Summer fun should be vibrant with lots of activities, events and social gatherings.
For couples, Leo should ignite passion in the bedroom and heat up the romance factor in general. Just being together will be sexier. For singles, dating should become much more exciting now with lots of electrifying encounters.
New Moons mark the beginning of a new lunar cycle, making it a time for new beginnings, new projects and new goals. With the New Moon in Leo, it’s a perfect time to think about your public persona, your style & physical appearance, and the creative projects you’d like to finally manifest. The New Moon is an ideal window to set intentions for the coming lunar cycle. The intentions you set now can manifest as early as the Full Moon in two weeks.
Perform a ceremony to cast a spell for your intention. Fire ceremonies are the most popular way to honor the New Moon. Establish a sacred space with sage, incense and prayer. Light a candle and write your intentions down on paper. Write them as facts, as if they are already true. For example, instead of writing, “I want a great job,” write, “I have a great job.” Meditate on your goal, visualizing what success looks and feels like. Really dwell in the wonderful feeling of shining with your new persona, your new look, your new creative endeavors and your new romances.
To complete the spell, simply burn the paper of intentions in the candle. Let the candle burn out naturally, don’t blow it out. If you must, you can snuff it out, relighting it every day and snuffing it at night until the candle is finished.
As Summer really starts to heat up here in LA, the coming weeks should be hot, fun and full of interaction. Get a makeover, a new hairstyle or some new threads and get out there. Mingle, chat, flirt and strut your stuff. Enjoy the dog days of Summer before Autumn approaches late next month.