Hello and welcome to the the first of not one but TWO New Moons in Leo!
The first of which is on 23rd July at 10:45am BST, and the second of which is a total solar eclipse on 21st August.
And that's not the only eclipse in Leo either!
Leo is getting its double dose of New Moon's and Eclipses, so what does this mean?
1. Leo rules the heart, we are all getting a double dose of cleansing and clearing where our hearts are concerned. If yours is covered with armour you will really be feeling some intense removals going on, learn to give up the armour, fighting with it on has just got too exhausting, there is another way...
2. The other way - the Tarot card associated with Leo is Strength, it's a picture of soft fluid feminine strength painted by a lady calmly opening a Lion's mouth. Real strength lies in our ability to be calm, peaceful, self-loving and assured, you may well be feeling the lessons in your life upping around this topic.
3. Leo's karmic lesson is about learning to be empowered within, rather than having power over others. Where you are feeling strained will be a tell tale sign of where you are trying to get power from the outside, rather than from within. Bring it back to you.
Basically, we are all having varying degrees of lessons around giving up control. Underneath control is fear and the cowardly Lion is being played and becoming the courageous one. Obviously, if you have your Sun, Moon or Rising sign in Leo, or have any planets from 0 - 6 degrees of Leo or 22 - 28 degrees of Leo, then you are going to feel this more acutely than those that don't, but this is so big it's sweeping the entire planet right now.
I am a Leo and this year feels MASSIVE to me. I can no longer reign in control or lord power over others. I have to bow my head in humility and let my regal crown fall to the floor. As I do so the unbearable weight of the world on my head and shoulders falls to the ground and connection to others grows as they see me disarm, their backs are no longer up in defence, but their hearts open.
Don't be afraid, there is nothing to fear except fear itself, fear will make you control, and control will disconnect you and leave you with something to actually be afraid of.
Come out of inappropriate control, get out of the way of yourself and others, go into your heart and over time you want to cover it back up again, hang your head a little lower, not in shame, but in humility.
If you need some help with this you can apply to have a free reading with one of my graduate students of The Transformational Truth of Tarot. I'll match you up with one, and they will spend an hour giving you a reading - blending Tarot and coaching so you get a real clear picture of where you are and how to move forward - you can apply here:
So lets now look at how you can make it work for your specific sign:
Tarot: Queen of Cups
After all that fire, you've been plunged into the depths of water, not easy for you Aries. You are feeling the challenge of your fellow fire sign Leo, the one of opening your heart, and of course with Aries it always starts with the self. How are you looking after yourself? Are you looking after yourself? How is your health? Slow down, stop, look, listen to the inner voice within, it's trying to tell you something. Get to the sea, spend as much time near water as possible, and go on holiday if you can, give yourself a break and allow your cup to overfloweth with
MANTRA: When I nurture myself with love my whole life mirrors it back to me.
Tarot: Eight of Wands
Hold on to your horns Taurus this is one fast and furious ride this month! In fact, maybe change it up for once! Maybe don't hang on at all, but let go and Let God, and see what happens instead! If you can get past that massive Taurean need to control then this month could be a huge amount of fun, but the more you try to hold everything down then the more challenging it could become. There are great vibes in the air Taurus, team collaborations, connections, communications and opportunities abound all over the place, I just keep seeing a bull bucking in the ring though, expand your horizons and find your freedom.
Mantra: Amazing connections are happening now because I've worked hard for this, now I let go and ride free.
Tarot: The Knight of Wands
There's a great sense of victory, pride and accomplishment coming through you this month, and it's a welcome return after a couple of years of having the confidence stuffing knocked right out of you. Finally you are once again beginning to feel proud of who you are and that you can hold your head up high, as you do so, you can see that light at the end of the horizon is really not that far away now. All that waits, is for you to gallop into it, whatever change is right there, allow yourself to leave the past behind and move into it now.
Mantra: It's okay to leave behind who I was and where I have been, I allow myself to move into the new and the now.
Tarot: The Page of Cups
Congratulations on all the hard work you had to do to open your heart last month, you did it! Cancerians may be quite naturally open hearted but sometimes it can get a bit much and they close down the heart and escape into the head. Whatever challenge you had, there seems to be one you rose to successfully and you are back to your gorgeous gifts of empathy, intuition and caring. This should be unblocking some relationships around you that might have resulted in a bit of stalemate lately, if you can think of anyone you might want to make amends with - nows the time.
Mantra: I'm back to the old me, the one that's loving, courageous and free. I can be me and it's safe, beautiful and powerful to be so.
Tarot: The Chariot
Oh Leo! Come on, you can let go you know, it's okay to let go. Bless you on your recent rollercoaster ride, no wonder you feel you can't, but what would happen if you did? And what's the cost of not? Do you really know what's best? Do you really know how things should be? The biggest thing for you to remember is that you are not God. Give the reigns back to the divine, get out of the way, let go and let God. Even if it is God's will that The Chariot flies too close to The Sun, let thy will be done. Sorry if this post offends some of you, but if it does then try letting go of that Leonine pride, I'm a Leo so I can say this!
Mantra: I let go and let God, the only action I take is the one to disarmour my heart.
Tarot: The Two of Swords
Time out for you Virgo, and I am not talking about the two fingers chocolate bar, but the two fingers that can keep a boundary of your space clear. There's been too many opinions crowding your head and mind and for you that's a killer. As if you don't already have enough to analyse. The need to clear your mind is paramount this month. Try a detox from films, and even reading and an intense crash course in meditation instead.
Mantra: I set appropriate boundaries so I can find the peace I need within for me.
Tarot: The Star
So here we are Libra, you have been ripped away from everything that no longer serves in the last few months and now all you have left is the wonderful realisation that everything is an illusion - and particularly security, so you might as well do what you love. You have the opportunity now, not to recreate your own prison, but to paint your own universe and bring it alive, you have such an eye for beauty it would be an awesome sight to behold, but will you take it? The choice is yours, as always.
Mantra: Now is my time, I can use my gifts of grace and beauty to bring forth a wondrous vision for my life, should I choose to.
Tarot: The Ace of Swords
It's time for a fresh new start Scorpio, these two new moons are squaring your Sun, so it might be a little tough but the more you can get real and release whatever you know you have to let go of, the more you will come through this time feeling stronger and full of wisdom and integrity. You may not have to change anything externally, it could well be an inner change that is called for here. Letting go of any patterns and dynamics that no longer serve you, take a deep long look within and see where it's time to release the old way of being and be born anew.
Mantra: As I relinquish control of what has been, my life becomes full of power, wisdom, grace and ease.
Tarot: The Two of Cups
Relationships, dynamics, communication, it's all up in the air! Maybe you can't quite see the woods for the trees yet Sagi, but holy moly! There's some great opportunities in the air to learn, grow and just generally benefit from secondary chances as they come round again. Even if you don't yet feel it, you are older and wiser than before, but you must help yourself to believe that you are really going to jump on the ride that's going to take you forward, rather than round in circles.
Mantra: I am older and wiser and now I do things differently.
Tarot: The Page of Wands
You are getting ready to launch Capricorn! It's always so exciting when you are as you put your heart and soul into everything you do, the value is palpable and so strong it feels like the hype of whenever Apple is about to launch a new project. Whatever plans you're hatching or announcements, you are preparing to say congratulations Capricorn! Have faith, you have surpassed yourself and everyone else's expectation of you, the only thing is if you keep raising the bar? Just a little thing to keep in mind for future.
Mantra: I allow myself to enjoy the fruits of my labour and celebrate all I have become and done.
Tarot: The King of Wands
Well, you've made your throne Aquarius and now it's time to sit in it! With all the lunar activity in your opposite sign you might feel a bit conflicted with owning the throne, but that is futile! You've got this. Know it, feel it, embrace it, be it, step into it. Whatever management or leadership role you are in, let it shine. Let go of feeling responsible for others and just lead by example, you've got this.
Mantra: I allow myself to grow with my confidence and I see all the things I did that got me here today - in a good way! :)
Tarot: The Seven of Cups
Oh changeable, mutable, beautiful you Pisces! Quite often you don't know whether you are coming or going and right now you might feel this even more than ever before. Breathe deep, maybe this month is not the time to commit to anything long-term as your feelings seem to change by the day, if not the minute or the hour. Give yourself the time and space to be confused, let it all come up, I know it can feel scary, like if you do it will just get worse and worse, but this is where the fear and control aspect is for you. Trust it will all work itself out in the wash, in it's own divine timing, not when the world tells you it should. Your mantra is the same as last month:
Mantra: My connection to the most high runs throughout my very being.