Mmmmm. Do you feel that? Jupiter went into Virgo on Tuesday, and brought with it a huge, magical blast of effervescence. It is SUCH a delicious time, and it’s about to get even better!
Why? This Friday/Saturday we’re going to have a gorgeous New Moon in Leo. Beautiful things are about to happen. Life is about to get so much more sparkly and rich. This may have been a challenging year so far, but the tide is turning. Can you feel it? I can!
To help you make the most of this delicious New Moon, Mystic Medusa has the astrological overview, and I’ve got suggestions for how to use the energy to your advantage. Let’s do this!
NEW MOON IN LEO: AUGUST 14/15
L.A. – Friday at 07.53
NEW YORK – Friday at 10.53
LONDON – Friday at 15.53
DUBAI – Friday at 18.53
HONG KONG – Friday at 22.53
SYDNEY – Saturday at 00.53
AUCKLAND – Saturday at 03.53
IN THE SKY… (Mystic Medusa)
This is one of the most golden, beautiful and auspicious New Moons of the year. It is in Leo – the Sun, Moon, Venus and Eros all together in sunny Leo and activated by rad planet Uranus.
Magic can occur in creativity, romance, glamor and enterprise. It’s a good time to re-affirm belief in yourself and your capacity for love and prosperity. In the days following this New Moon, you could easily anticipate some sort of a development that affirms just that. It’s brilliant for taking an artistic punt or revealing your feelings, if the opportunity presents itself. You ideally don’t pursue, of course, because our lady Venus IS still Retrograde.
A back-track, revision or reassessment of business/life models and beliefs could prove extremely lucrative. This Moon comes with Mercury in league with Pluto so depth dialogue could occur. For more, see your Horoscopes or a do a New Moon tarot reading on the site. It is a 12 Card reading that you can do any time, if you are a subscriber.
ON THE GROUND… (Gala Darling)
Oh, how I love Leo energy. When I think of Leo, I think about a beautiful woman strutting into a room and turning every head. She has big hair, she is glamour incarnate, she’s warm and generous, and her charisma could power a small town. To me, Leo is the embodiment of the fierce feminine. To give you an idea, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Iman, Jackie Kennedy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Coco Chanel and Diana Vreeland were all born under the sign of Leo.
Here are some ideas to help you get your Leo on…
WRITE A BABE STATEMENT
How do you want to feel when you look in the mirror? How do you want to dress and express yourself? How do you want others to see you? A wonderful way to channel the Leo New Moon — and set some big, sexy, beautiful intentions — is to write a Babe Statement.
In a Babe Statement, you drop down into your desires and put them on paper. It’s like a mission statement, but more focussed on how you want to look and feel. The key to making it super-powerful is to write it all in the present tense, so think about what you want and write as if it’s already true.
Here are some prompts to get you started.
When I look in the mirror, I feel… I express myself by… Other people say I am… My style is inspired by… When I get dressed, I feel… When I walk down the street, I… My favourite things about myself are…
For extra Leo points, write this as you burn gold or yellow candles, in front of a mirror. When you’re finished, put it on the wall near your closet or vanity. Read it every morning for inspiration and a magical rush of Leo boldness!
INCORPORATE FIRE INTO YOUR RITUAL
If you’ve never created your own custom ritual before, this is the time! Check out Magic And Mischief: Create Your Own Full Moon Ritual for lots of ideas. Just remember that a New Moon is symbolic of a fresh start, while a Full Moon denotes the end of a cycle.
Since Leo is a fire sign, I’d recommend bringing as much fire into your ritual as possible. Lighting candles is a great place to start, but how far can you take it? What about having a bonfire on a beach? How about going to see someone spin fire (or doing it yourself)? Writing down the things you’d like to manifest and burning them is extremely powerful too.
CLEANSE, CHARGE AND CHARM YOUR MIRRORS
Performing magic while you look into a mirror is extremely powerful, and very Leo. But you can’t do it unless your mirrors are charged up and ready to go. This is a fantastic time to cleanse, charge and charm the mirrors in your house, and Veronica Varlow will show you how to do it.
CHANNEL SOME LEO BADASSERY
If you love to be femme, re-up your efforts and go big: invest in some texturising hair product and fluff out your hair like it’s nobody’s business. Get clear about your boundaries. Think of the lion: regal, powerful, and Working It 24/7. Tell the people in your life who suck your energy or don’t worship you like the god/dess you are to BACK OFF! Express your needs and desires, especially when it scares you. Ask for what you want.
Remember that this is a beautiful blessed New Moon. It is going to feel so good. Do something that makes you feel sexy and powerful, and remember to wink at yourself in the mirror before you go out to make mischief!
If you want more ideas, or just some other hints on how the Leo New Moon might affect you, New Moon Manifesting has a great post with a lot of pointers. You might also like 10 tips for New Moon rituals that get results.
By the way, I second Mystic Medusa’s recommendation of the 12 card tarot reading on her site. (It is eerily on point.) Subscribe to her for heaven’s sake! Mystic’s daily emails are an essential part of my day.
I cannot WAIT for this New Moon! Remember to share any photos of magical goings-on with the hashtag #radicalselflovecoven on Instagram!
Photos from Wildfox.