“Gambling is sacred chance, an opportunity to be in contact
with the living, breathing, scattered cosmos.”
– Enrique Salmon, Iwigara: The Kinship of Plants and People
Life seems a precarious gamble.
Play it safe.
Take a chance.
Watch your step.
Toss the dice
and wing it.
Reassess your situation,
Flip a coin.
Caught in the cross-hairs
of agitation and restraint.
Draw your circle,
into a spiral
that becomes Your Center.
Leo New Moon
August 8, 2021 6:49 am PDT
This year’s Leo New Moon coincides with Lammas, the ancient Celtic festival celebrating the beginning of harvest season. Lammas (Lughnasadh) is one of four traditional cross-quarter days that mark the height of the season. Sun and Moon land at the midpoint between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox, a prompt to take stock of our courage for change. Leo is a fixed sign (along with Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius) and has great strength to persist and endure, but tends to resist change.
The pure essence of Leo is radiant self expression, playful creative abundance, confident, generous and entertaining. The shadow may manifest as egocentric, arrogant, over-bearing, extravagant, childish or melodramatic behavior.
The complexity of the current time is mirrored by the new moon design. Fiery Leo stands in opposition to the cool, stern and sober face of Saturn and square to unpredictable Uranus, highlighting the ongoing dilemmas of 2021.
Should I stay or Should I go?
Conform or boldly break free?
Hang tight or take a leap?
Shut up or speak out?
Work within the system or be an entrepreneur?
“Let nothing dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou (Leo Rising)
It is a tense time. All the best attributes of Leo are super-charged in our favor if we can align ourselves with the confident, yet vulnerable, creativity and generosity available at this new moon. Look to where Leo falls in your chart for clues as to where this power and intensity is highlighted.
“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.” Martha Graham (Leo Moon)
Leo New Moon Seeds of Inquiry
How may I be available to the creative force of my inner being?
What habitual patterns are generating fear and resistant to change?
What new awareness is awakening me in this year of 2021?
What is my harvest of awakening and how am I am evolving?
The sun, the moon and the planets are your allies in seeking truth. They offer parameters, milestones and timing. They open doors – if you are willing to step through the threshold to deeper understanding and self-acceptance. I welcome your inquiry as we stand at the crossroads. I offer navigation in the mystery through astrology and tarot.
“I listened to the reading today and it was so helpful. It had even more meaning now that I’m in the depth of it all!” P.R.
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