New Moon in Leo 23°16' | Wednesday 8/16/23 at 2:37 am PT

"I cleanse myself with light and loving energy.
My defenses now come down.
The guards and fears that have surrounded me for so long now melt to the ground.
I am open and I am safe.
I am radiating pure heart energy.
I am cleansed.
I am love."

New Moon in Leo 23°16' | Wednesday 8/16/23 at 2:37 am PT

"Leo teaches us that courage comes when we face our vulnerabilities and love ourselves through them. It reminds us that true courage and confidence are formed when we show up and commit to something, even when we are afraid. Bravery does not mean you aren’t scared. It means you go on despite the fear.

When it comes to your intentions, it means you put your whole heart into them even when you don’t know their outcome. But putting your whole heart into them is what makes them real. It’s what tells the Universe you are ready for them, and it’s what tells your energy to start manifesting them."

~Spirit Daughter

More Moon News | Uranus Square | Step Forward into the Unusual  "Revelations on the Road", by Anna Chapman

"As we enter the last days of summer and bathe in the mid-night shadow of this new moon in Leo we are impelled to launch our boat, destination unknown. Time stands still and with it the common concerns that typically find us yearning for the something that evokes childhood. No matter the situation, with Leo presiding we can find the play, the magic and the creative energy with which we are all blessed."

In this new moon chart Uranus the planet of evolution and eccentricity figures prominently. The ‘lightbringer’ is in exact square (23 degrees) to the Sun/Moon and in a tight trine to Mars. As such we are destined during these days bracketing the Sun/Moon in Leo to step forward with the unusual, the unexpressed, the spontaneousness that means the non-ordinary.

Leo shows up and likes to show off. Considering that Mars the planet of action and outgoing expression is in close trine with Uranus we are apt to want to apply our efforts toward the untried with finesse. Mars is in Virgo the earth sign that is capable of getting the job done precisely and more quickly than the average person. At this time of the new moon we may find through deeper research solutions that have eluded us.

It is a great time to do the groundwork for new projects that will revolutionize human experience. This kind of service is what Virgo is dedicated to. And like the Hermit IX, a major arcana card in the Tarot, there is little personal agenda involved. Humble and sometimes shy, Virgo tends to remain in the background—quite the opposite to Leo!

As such this new moon requires us to attain balance in spite of contrary energies.

We know that being centered personally in times of flux supports our efforts towards peace. With the influence of Uranus here we automatically attune to the collective for that is the domain of this outer planet. Aquarius, the sign Uranus rules, sits naturally at the 11th house where community and groups are the focus. The personal ego and our notion of an individual self by the11th house, are balanced, that we might consider what benefits the whole. Less self serving and more attention on the ‘big picture’.

~from "Revelations on the Road", article by Anna Chapman

Living from the Heart | Crystals for the New Moon in Leo

With this week's New Moon in Leo, our focus shifts to the heart - living with passionate creativity and cultivating compassion, self-love, and with any luck, spreading love to those around us as well. New Moons are a time of setting intentions and sowing seeds...Here are some crystals to help protect those little seedlings, for balance and grounding during the vulnerable times when we open our hearts and let life's new growth unfurl...

Hematite helps create balance between the mind and the body, and is a powerful aid for meditation and sleep. Releases us from our old habits to allow growth towards higher values.

Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. It is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations.

Fire Agate from Brazil (Photo credit: Ra'ike via Wikimedia)

Fire Agate is a helpful reminder to be joyous and present, while protecting the holder's energy from outside interference. This stone can assist in the development of passionate self-confidence by stabilizing one's sense of authentic Self. Hold this stone for a boost of positive energy!

Pyrite crystal  | Paradise Found Santa Barbara

Pyrite is a powerful psychic protection stone which shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels.  It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory.

Pyrite inspires the universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body.  It encourages the ideal of health, intellect, and emotional well-being. It allows one to recognize the purity of the universe.

Raise your vibrations and power your rituals with sacred stones from around the world.
Bring the earth’s beauty and energetic strength into your practice with an inspired collection of crystals and gemstones.

"Leo is a fixed fire sign that infuses everything with fortified and resilient life force.

Leo rules the heart, teaching us to lead from the heart, motivate from the heart, and live from the heart."

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