Natal Mercury in Leo Marianne Williiamson wrote in A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?... There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do... And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
What kind of thoughts, emotions, and deliberate behavior choices would we make if we took Marianne’s idea into our Leo ruled hearts? And to expand on this lunation’s moonthly theme; what kind of impact would I have on others if I had the audacity and the courage to love myself exactly as I am now? And now I want you to think about a person who has a way of being that when they walk into a room or speak with you, their grounded confidence works like a permission slip for you too to step into your most worthy space. I want you to know that you also can be that person for others. And Saturn, which is currently retrograde in Aquarius, forming an opposition to this New Moon in Leo also furthers this action. It wants us to see how our capacity to cultivate more meaningful self-love is not just a personal energy for liberation it also invites others to find freedom from fear.
With Venus and Mars in Virgo, I’ve read extensively on the power of habits and the help of routines, rituals which support our most optimized selves. On the New Moon in Leo, Venus forms an opposition to Neptune in Pisces and situates the role of our habits, routines, and rituals as methods for us to integrate Leo ruled self-love. So if you’ve been looking for a sign to get back into specific strategies which support emotional, psychological, and spiritual health, this is the sign to do it!
Another crucial theme I want to explore with you under the New Moon in Leo is the idea of fear. So many are feeling afraid of the prolonged uncertainty of COVID, the fear of anticipatory grief and ambiguous loss, and so I want to make the implicit explicit here and say that if you are feeling afraid, this is normal. And also, A Course in Miracles teaches us that fear is not an escape from fear. Only love is. Love is to fear what light is to dark. And so I suggest under this New Moon in Leo to situate the most loving perception on all personal, relational, and professional outcomes as a fantastic way to be less afraid of your own greatness and to inspire others to do the same.
Courage, Worthiness, Charisma & Lovability
What does “worthiness” mean to you, Aries! The New Moon in Leo helps you frame your worthiness for joy, success, love, and belonging as a birthright; not circumstance dependent or situationally based. You’re asked to live your life from the conviction of L worthiness as birthright so you can regulate perfectionism, comparison, scarcity, powerlessness, and even fear.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotionality
Guard the castle, Taurus The Leo New Moon frames the way you see “home” as emotional safety. How can you cultivate boundaries and clear communication too on what you need to feel safe with others? It’ll also help you continue the effort of meaningful and accurate self-acceptance. Because “home” is a feeling and it’s the feeling of authenticity and integrity.
Curiosity, Observation, Language & Active Listening
Move from monologue to dialogue, Gemini! The New Moon in Leo helps you step into leadership around facilitating dialogue with others who need your assistance in cultivating understanding, acceptance, and empathy. You’re a natural mediator and a gifted listener/speaker so use your gifts and abilities to help people find their way back to each other.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
What’s the opposite of scarcity, Cancer? The New Moon in Leo says it’s sufficiency. In other words, can you move from “this is not enough...and I’m not enough” to “This is more than enough and gratitude helps me see it”? You’ll be tasked with fact-checking your perceptions in a way that helps you see how much you are and how much you already have.
Identity, Desire, Charisma & Authenticity
Happy Birthday, Leo! Sunday’s New Moon in Leo wants all your birthday wishes. The most audacious, courageous, risk-taking, and best-case scenario kind. Then listen carefully to the guidance the Universe gives you in the next 6 months as they are clues to to manifesting all that you’re dreaming of. May all your wishes come true! May you and your loved ones be blessed!
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Closure needs your power, Virgo! The New Moon in Leo wants you to take a brave step towards powerfully releasing all the limiting beliefs, habits, emotional patterns, relationships and more that hold you back from being the highest, brightest version of yourself. Trust that no act of proactive courageous closure goes unrewarded. You will be healed, uplifted in no time!
Friendship, Activism, Convictions & Shared Humanity
You’re a leader among friends, Libra! The New Moon in Leo helps you take responsibility for finding and cultivating the potential in your friends. Yes you! Don’t be shy on us now! You’ll feel so connected to your purpose and you watch your friends transform because you spoke for and held a vision of what’s possible for them if they tap into hope, faith, courage, and optimism.
Career, Purpose, Integrity & Responsibility
Rise and shine, Scorpio! The New Moon in Leo helps you step into the grounded confidence required to demonstrate your gifts and abilities to contribute your professional purpose. This is the time to let go of self-doubt, supposed to, and fears around showing up for the best case scenario career outcomes. May all your professional dreams come true!
Wisdom, Publishing, Vision & Higher Education
The horizons are expanding, Sag! The New Moon in Leo helps you widen your vision and perception in a way which changes the perspective of what’s right in front you and puts you on a different path. You’re the embodiment of the Marcel Proust quote which reads, “The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Bon voyage!
Intimacy, Eros, Sexuality & Transformation
Take off the armor, Cap! The New Moon in Leo wants you to stop hiding behind control and emotional stoicism. Instead, you’ll find power in the courageous act of asking for what you want - not pretending you don’t have any desires! - and allowing yourself to pursue pleasure, intimacy, and the deepest levels of embodiment in order to connect to life force.
Romance, Love, Partnerships & Trust
Opposites do attract, Aquarius! The New Moon in Leo helps you cross the bridge to understand your legitimacies in thinking will clash against your partner’s liabilities and vice versa. Every relationship is a dance between vulnerabilities and proclivities. So review how you’ll want to leverage this polarity and opposition as not a problem but an asset for growth.
Humility, Health, Wellness & Routine
Stick with your habits, Pisces! A New Moon in Leo helps you commit to routines and habits that optimize your confidence and courage. Make the commitment to practice radical self-care and radical self-love. You deserve joy, personal transformation, and a life unlike the past. Your habits and routines will get you there; so keep your eye on the present and hopeful about the future!