The courage of the lion shines forth.
Like the great lioness standing behind her cub, we give birth to our ideas - we give the divine inspiration within us form - and become the fierce force of nature which passionately expresses it and moves it out into the world so it may be shared with others for the highest good of all.
On Tuesday the 18th, at 8:41 p.m., MDT, we arrive at the new moon in Leo. Mercury, ruler of the mind, thoughts, and communication, will be sitting with the sun (light of consciousness) and the moon (the subconscious and feelings) for this event, and the trio will be receiving a boost from Mars in fellow fire sign Aries.
Leo is a sign of creative self-expression, and Mars in Aries ups the passion, motivation, and fire to get out there and get it going.
The challenge with this new moon comes via Mars being in square to Saturn still retrograde in its own sign of Capricorn. (Read more about Saturn retrograde in Capricorn here.)
Capricorn rules over structures and systems like our social, financial, governmental, political, and educational systems. On the personal level, it rules over the systems we create in our own lives.
Saturn is the Roman god of the harvest. Saturn rules over fear, doubt, illness, restrictions, limits, boundaries, skin, bones, teeth, authority, discipline, responsibility, and rules.
In retrograde, it is reviewing and reworking our relationship to those things in our lives. When we are working with Saturn, we are being called to take the responsibility that enables us to be in our own authority. Saturn shows us how to make our dreams reality - it shows us how to work within the parameters of the 3D world and be successful. When we are working with Saturn, we move beyond seeing the rules and boundaries as limiting and restricting, and move into understanding how having our own structures, systems, rules, and boundaries in place actually keep us and that which we value most, safe and protected. We run into problems when we try to take shortcuts or skip the required basics when working with Saturn because Saturn is the energetic force that demands we create in a way that honors the 3D world and will be solid and have longevity and meaning.
If we put all of the creative fire and passion that comes with Tuesday's new moon into Saturn's strong and sturdy container, we will find ourselves winning, and this wave may carry us forward quite far into the future.
The new moon is positive, but Mars square Saturn is not easy energy, and it has everything to do with the more challenging aspects we have faced this year so far.
Mars is the warrior and Saturn is authority - it might feel like running into a military road block. (These days, you might actually run into a military road block!) Mars can be volatile, and Saturn just throws on the brakes and says no. And this is the first out of three of these Mars-Saturn squares, so this is ongoing. Paying attention to what comes up now will clue us in to how its going to be resurfacing on hit #2 (the review of the issues), and hit #3 (the resolution). (Read more about Mars in Aries and Mars retrograde here.)
Hold on to these new moon vibes - all of that creative passion is a gift right now which we can hold up as a torch to light our pathway forward, even if we cannot run with it just yet like we want. We are still wrapping up a little unfinished business with Pluto and Saturn at the end of Capricorn over this fall. Remember that Saturn wants strong structure and a container, and Pluto asks for evolution - what they are teaching us now will prepare us for what's ahead, we only need know how to listen.
Love & Gratitude,
(Taken from the Know to Flow Forecast for Consciously Creating Life, Vol. 71, week of August 17th, 2020. Subscribe on the blog page in the sidebar!)
As an ambassador for Consciously Creating Life, Kasey serves as an advocate of the magic that exists in this life and in each and every one of us. She is a champion of the journey to access our own powerful magic by returning home to ourselves and reclaiming the thrones of our hearts as sovereign rulers of our realms, through practicing the Art of Consciously Creating Life.
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