The Leo New Moon on Sunday 23 of July (10:45 AM BST) is the beginning of another eclipse season – a powerful time for transformation which ends on 6 September. This is the first of TWO Leo New Moons (extremely rare!), the second happening 20 August. My inner guidance on this is that these two New Moons are bookending a powerful transmission of divine feminine energy to help restore balance and harmony to Earth.
What we do as individuals matters with the highly individualistic energy of the Leo New Moon… but also what we choose to do collectively with the humanitarian Full Moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius. Now is the time to set the intent firmly that the Highest Good for all living beings be at the top of the agenda for every choice we make, both as individuals and as groups of people pulling together to save the planet. We need to stop fearing the fact that we are powerful beings who can make a difference in the world – especially when we work together.
The Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius on 7 of August will be an important time for groups to gather together to collectively send out healing into the world but we need to start preparing as individuals now, on this New Moon, so that we gather with others fully present, rooted and balanced in our divine feminine and masculine power.
The New Moon is, as always, conjunct the Sun but is joined by Mars this time. This means we have the opportunity to super charge any intent we set for this lunar cycle and the next 28 days.
However, be careful to not jump ahead of yourself and carry out major life changes unless you are completely grounded in reality and coming from a place of love. The pressure to change can really start building during eclipse season and it can be tempting to make changes that pull us out of alignment, which is the opposite of what we want to use this energy for. If in doubt, put off any major decisions until 6 September which marks the end of the season.
Things also tend to naturally come to an end during eclipse season. Usually this is for our Highest Good, even if we can’t see it at the time, because from a higher perspective, eclipses facilitate soul growth/evolution. When this happens, the best thing we can do is give thanks for the lessons whatever the thing that is ending has brought and then put as much positive energy as possible into manifesting something new and better. What ended did end to punish us – it ended to give room for something infinitely better.
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. ”
Keywords to help us step into our power this Leo New Moon: playfulness, courage, happiness, charisma, leadership, creativity, love, generosity, taking centre stage, warmth, pride
Leo activities that will help us embody the New Moon energy:
- having fun and playing more
- spending time being creative just for the fun of it rather than focusing on the outcome
- inviting friends over, arranging a night out
- buying a surprise gift for a partner or loved one
- joyfully sharing your gifts and talents with the world
- making an effort to brighten someone’s day, wearing the colours of the sun
- connecting with our inner source of joy
- setting the intent firmly to be the most joyful version of ourselves
- choosing to trust that the Universe is a joyful place to be
- leading by example
- doing things that we desire to do but are afraid to (acts of courage)
- getting a style makeover – especially hair
Simple Shakti Empowerment New Moon in Leo Ritual 23 July
As for the Shakti Empowerment that is now being made available, all you have to do is open up and you will be able to download as much of it as you are currently able to hold – and yes, this will vary depending on where you are at on your soul’s journey.
Ideally you should fast during the day if you plan on doing the ritual in the evening. At the very least abstain from rich foods, meat and alcohol.
Cast a circle and light a golden candle. If you like, you can begin your ritual by contemplating the Leo Strength card from the Tarot. Ground your energy, use your breath to centre and close your eyes. Visualise the radiance of the central sun of the cosmos and sense its intelligence with your heart. Consciously open your heart and ask in your own words for Shakti to flood your heart with her love and power for the Highest Good of all. Bask in the light and warmth for as long as you like. Complete the meditation and say out loud three times:[bctt tweet=”It is safe for me to be powerful and pure joy is my true nature.” username=”LisaFrideborg”]
Now that you are fully in your power is a good time to write down your intent for the month ahead. Focusing on one of the main key areas for Leo will work best rather than trying to cram it all in.
Making Strength the screensaver on your phone can also help with strengthening the intent for the Month ahead.
Give thanks and close the circle.
Leo New Moon Tarot Spread
1. The heart of the matter – the state of your heart chakra
2. What’s eclipsing your heart – what is blocking you from love
3. Your seat of power – the state of your solar plexus chakra
4. What’s eclipsing your power – what fear is holding you back
5. What is dying away during the eclipse season
6. Where to focus your intent over the next 28 days
7. What action to take to manifest your intent
8. What you need to be aware of at the Full Moon
If you are trying this spread and feel you need a bit of help with any of the cards, please feel free to ask in the comments. You need to share your own interpretation along with the cards you got for each position. I’m happy to help as long as you ask specifically for any card you are stuck on.
Dark Moon Blessings,
Hi Lisa, I know this spread is from an old post but we now have the partial solar eclipse in Leo on the 11/08/18 and I loved the look of this spread so thought I would give it a try. I understand all spread positions and answers that the cards have given but wondered if you could help me in regards to position 1 which was Justice. Card 2 was death yeah yeah yeah I hear that one loud and clear. Would you say in regards to the heart of the matter and in association with my heart chakra that I need to the truth and believe & trust in others before it finds the right balance and opens up. That I need clarity first and foremost and if things aren’t in black and white then I will remain closed off and unwilling to open up and change my perspective. Yes I realise I need to change my ways and let go of anything that no longer serves a purpose etc etc but justice as heart chakra has left me slightly stumped. Thanks Emma
Justice for the heart chakra is about bringing yourself into harmony, balancing your masculine and feminine energy. I actually have Justice as one of the main heart chakra healing cards for that very reason. Hope this helps and sorry for the late reply – I’ve been on holiday.
I’ve been following all of your posts for years now, I love your website. I took a chance with this reading because it really speaks to me, I’ve been pulling the strength card for a year now in every single one of my readings, I know it is trying to tell me something (I’m also a leo so maybe that’s it).
1. The heart of the matter – the state of your heart chakra: Three of pentacles – Focus on building a foundation for my future
2. What’s eclipsing your heart – what is blocking you from love: Two of wands- Being indecisive, not knowing what to do to achieve my goals
3. Your seat of power – the state of your solar plexus chakra: Six of swords- Moving on from bad habits that are holding me back
4. What’s eclipsing your power – what fear is holding you back: King of swords- Being too analytical
5. What is dying away during the eclipse season: Three of wands- Some of my goals may be dying off
6. Where to focus your intent over the next 28 days: Queen of wands- Being powerful and a strong leader
7. What action to take to manifest your intent: Knight of cups- Being more social and enjoy life more
8. What you need to be aware of at the Full Moon: The devil- I’m stuck with this one
I would love your help and comments on my interpretation. Thank you for everything.
Hi Gretel, The Devil is about your fear of taking on a leadership role (as per the Queen of Wands) – this is coming up for healing and release at the Full Moon. Blessed Be!
Hi, thank you so much, do you think the rest of my interpretation was correct?
You will know that best for yourself if the reading resonated or not.
I always look forward to your posts. Especially recently because they are becoming more relevant to my life. This morning during my wake up meditation I pulled Strength for my energy card. Yesterday I went to the hair salon and made a drastic and much loved change to my hair and this afternoon I had a chance to check my email and found this lovely post! We will be going on a family vacation soon so I broke out my cards again and did your spread. I wanted to share it with you and I also wanted to know how you interrupt the last card.
1) The heart of the matter- 6 of cups.
I have recently decided to confront my divorced parents about my childhood. I am going to do so in August. I have working on writing them a letter that I will read to them both. I have been through years of therapy and thought for a long time that it my responsibility to deal with my issues alone. I am being led to confront them, in a very loving, open way.
2) What is eclipsing your heart? Queen of Cups
3) The seat of power? 7 of Pentacles
My hard work will pay off. I have really been focusing on healing myself. Making an effort every day to do a little better and be the example. Trying to listen more and reflect on how far I have come, rather than how far I still have to go.
4) What is eclipsing your power? 4 of swords.
While I understand what I need, I am not sure what it will look to everyone else. I am torn between focusing on what is best for my family at the time being, or what is best for myself.
5) What is dying away during the eclipse season? Knight of swords.
My restlessness and need for action without a plan.
6)Where to focus your intent over the next 28 days? The Sun.
Focus on Joy, Love, and creating a positive environment.
7) What action to manifest your intent? The Moon.
Trust my intuition and keep my dream journal.
(I also read this combination as I need more sleep….. 🙂 )
8) What to be aware of at the full moon? The Hierophant.
This kind of threw me. While I am more a traditional person and I am married, I am not sure how to read it with the rest of the message. Should I be a aware of my marriage? I don’t see anything else pointing to what to be aware of. I can’t think of anyone in my life that fits the description of The Hierophant.
Thank you for the post and I look forward to hearing your thought on the last card. I enjoy learning from you and I wish you blessing and love this season.
Hi Barry, glad you found this post to be relevant to what is going on in your life. The Hierophant makes more sense if you contrast this card with the Knight of Swords, representing what you are leaving behind. The Hierophant as the culmination of your intent (especiall with the combination of the Sun for intent and Moon for action to take) is about soul alchemy and the inner wedding (hieros gamos) rather than your marriage. It is about grounding these energies into reality, using tried and tested spiritual tools and techniques. Blessings, Lisa
Thank you! I’m going to have to sit with this for awhile. I am still learning how to read combinations and sometimes consciously I miss something but I know my subconscious is getting the message.