Thursday, July 24, 2014

Leo New Moon--Emergence of Rainbow Creativity

Photo by Patricia Herlevi
New Moon transits at 3 degrees Leo on July 26th.  Set intentions for creative projects or simply to live within the heart and soul of creativity now. But first, clear away any psychic debris from your consciousness on the Dark Moon in Cancer (day before the New Moon).

Astrologers like to wax about New Moons and the qualities of each New Moon.  And it's true that in the metaphysical field, we plant intentions during the New Moon period so that we harvest either two weeks later during the Full Moon or before the next New Moon phase.  We can also harvest a year later when we experience a repeat of the New Moon in say, Leo or Cancer or whatever sign.

However, while metaphysical teachers and healers remind us to set intentions on each New Moon (depending in the energy of the Moon), my angels told me about releasing any stuck energy in the form of beliefs or patterns on the day of the Dark Moon, which falls the day before the New Moon or hours before it.  We feel stuck energies during this time anyway and now we can use releasing exercises or tools such as Emotional Freedom Technique or Access Consciousness Tools to release stuck energies.  After all, think of the garden analogy.  Can you see yourself planting seeds in a plot filled with weeds? Of course not. You pull the weeds first, till the soil, add necessary minerals and vitamins and then plant your seeds.  It works the same way when setting intentions for manifestation.

Photo by Patricia Herlevi
Okay, so let's take a look at this delicious New Moon in Leo.  This New Moon forms a triple conjunction with Jupiter.  Remember a New Moon always conjuncts the Sun and we add Jupiter who recently arrived in Leo to the relationship.  And this New Moon at 3 degrees Leo provides birth energy also because it transit at early degrees of a sign (within the first 5 degrees in fact).  So to me, this describes an emergence and with Leo, that's the emergence of heart chakra energy, joy, creativity and imagination.  Look for this Triple Conjunction in your Natal chart and that's where you sparkle for the next few weeks.  The message here is don't hide your light, but stand in it fully, owning it.  You are the Light. We all are the Light, but first let's heal the darkness inside us.

Also on this day we experience a Grand Water Trine with Mercury in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces (I am treating Chiron like a planet here).  We also experience a sextile with Neptune and Pluto and a trine with Neptune and Venus (in Cancer).  Now, I'll mention a caveat with the Neptune-Pluto sextile and that is the potential for yods to form with planets transiting in Leo such as the Moon (a quick yod), Sun (a week-long yod) and Jupiter (longer duration).  Of course, the aspects between the planets must be at a 0 to 3 degree orb so I won't delve into this topic now.  Too complicated.

So these Water Trines also boost our creativity, especially the Grand Trine giving us creative solutions in the healing, fine and performing arts. Do you have a creative gift that you would like take out in the world? Now, is the time.  Set the intention to take that first step.  Depending on where you are on your path, that first step might be signing up for a class or workshop, getting professional head shots and a resume or website together, joining social media or going to an audition (especially for actors).

Now, the generation that shines with this Triple Conjunction in Leo is the Baby Boomer Generation.  This generation had Neptune in Libra, Pluto in Leo and the later part of this generation also had Uranus in Leo. So if this Triple Conjunction around 3 degrees Leo hits a Baby Boomer's Sun, Moon, AC or angular house, he or she experiences an explosion of creativity and could even return to an old dream.  Never too late to audition for the stage, get your paintings in galleries or write that novel.  Creativity also happens in the workplace, in communities and on the planet.  Think of the artistic side of the Occupy Movement.  Now, that is Leo in action.

photo by Patricia Herlevi
Now, with Venus in Cancer trining Neptune in Pisces I also see food and motherhood playing roles in this emergence of rainbow creativity.  I'm including fatherhood too since with younger generations we see fathers playing a larger role with child rearing, cooking and other domestic activities.  Funny, I never experienced this growing up, but I encourage men to express their feminine sides now, but in balance with their male sides. I'm turned off by passive men.  Men must own their masculine energy outside of the aggressive patriarchal model.  Perhaps this Leo Triple Conjunction will show society how to bring out nurturing, assertive, problem-solving qualities in men.  Venus in Cancer also speaks to culinary, painting, photography, cinema, dance, interior decorating, architecture, and landscaping as well as, the beauty industry.

Last, let's take a look at the Grand Water Cross with Mercury, Chiron and Saturn.  What am I picking up here? Chiron in Pisces (speaks to the 1960s-born generation) is about healing wounds around feeling invisible or unheard.  Mercury in Cancer says that we must own our ideas, thoughts and beliefs while speaking our truth in a way that others hear what we're saying.  And Saturn tells us to investigate and research our topics to find the best way to present ourselves to the world.  The message is most likely a spiritual one and now we look for the best platform to express ourselves.  Remember this, you matter and if you have something to say, use this Triple Conjunction in Leo and the Grand Water Trine to say it.

Personally, I see a creative time approaching for everyone.  Stop saying that you lack creative talent.  Even solving problems around the home or at work involves creativity.  Pick up Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way and do the 12-week program.  Don't shut the door on your creative right brain.  Learn a musical instrument, take a dance class, take a drawing class, learn to paint with water colors or return to an old creative hobby.  We create all the time through our thoughts, words,. emotions and feelings.  Humans are creators so for those of you who say that you're not creative, give that some thought.  You created your life experiences, your friendships, your family life, your work, and everything you experience, including that room you're in.  So let's welcome the emergence of rainbow creativity and have fun.

I am an astrologer and intuitive coach for creatives who gives sessions in Bellingham, Washington or long-distance via e-mail.  Want some help exploring your creative self? Or would you like insights on the Leo New Moon transit in your Natal chart?  I'm offering a special for Leos the remainder of this month and through August.  Sign up for a reading at Metaphysics for Everyday Living.

Depending on where you are in the world, the New Moon falls on either the 25th or 26th.

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