• Maralee Burnett

New Moon in Leo


Leo is a Fire Sign, representing our passions, our hobbies, children, love and fun. In the chart above it is represented by the lion’s tale. Leo’s tend to be outspoken and on stage. They make great performers and are often actors or musicians. They can be very fun loving, but maybe not the most serious of the zodiac signs at times because of their playfulness. The ruler of Leo is the Sun. This Star is what all the other planets revolve around, and much like Leo, likes to be the center of attention. You may know a Leo and they are generous, loving, upbeat and enthusiastic.

Leo is the 5th sign of the Zodiac. The 5th house represents our creations, our children, our hobbies, our love affairs. After establishing our foundations in the 4th house, we are ready to share ourselves with others, whether that be as an artist or a lover.

Leo is a Fixed sign. This means once a Leo has made up their mind about something, chances are they will not change it. This gives them great energy and tenacity to achieve the goal at hand. However, they may find it challenging to try something new if it is outside their comfort zone. With the Sun the ruler of Leo you can expect these people to shine brightly, love passionately, and bring the heat!

A few famous Leo people you might know or recognize the above traits in; Barack Obama and Madonna.

The body part ruled by Leo is the heart.

Each New Moon you have an opportunity to create 10 New Moon Wishes according to Jan Spiller's book New Moon Astrology. She suggests you write out your wishes within 5-8 hours of the New Moon. As you write out these wishes you want to be sure to wish for what is best for your soul, not your ego. Which can be a little more challenging when you consider all Leo represents. If you write wishes from your ego's perspective you are most likely writing them from a place of lack or fear. There will be a bit of desperation attached to them and this can lead to a poor manifesting experience. You can choose to write less than 10, but do not write any more than that, as it will lessen the impact of your wishes.

So, what is an example of an ego wish vs a soul wish? I wish to be in a passionate relationship vs I wish to be with a passionate partner that is for my highest good. Your ego needs you to be with the best lover, to be the greatest lover. But the soul wants to love for the sake of love, to develop and grow as a result of that love.

You have 10 new moon wishes and you can write more than one on the same topic, so do some experimenting. See which way of writing out your wishes works best for you. Try out different verbiages as well, I want, I wish, I am thankful for. Whatever 'feels' right to you is the best way to write out your wishes. How you connect emotionally to your wishes is as important to how you write them out. If you don't actually believe a wish can come true for you, it won't. So, take your time, feel into each wish as you write it down, then say it out loud. You can save your wishes or use the element of the sign to help you manifest with them. With fire you can hold a candle and speak your wishes aloud, or you can burn them safely in a fire. You could even write them out after completing a strenuous workout where you generate a lot of heat.

Areas to focus your wishes on when it is a New Moon in Love:

Love

Romance

Children

Fun

Play

Determination

Generosity

Creativity

Sample Wish for Healing your heart: I want a total healing to occur in my heart.

Tarot Card that represents Leo is the Sun card, of course, and also the Strength card. Both cards represent drive and determination. The Sun is childlike and playful, while the strength card is speaks to the leadership skills of the Leo. The Six of Wands in the minor arcana represents being adorned and rewarded. You can use either of these cards to meditate with and bond with the Leo energy. You can sit with this card in meditation, or journal with it. Ask the question what is it I need to know at this time for my highest good? Then free write your response from the Divine.

Love and Light and Happy Wishes!

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