How can you be the best friend you have to yourself right now? The New Moon in Leo will have us asking that question this week. As the Sun travels through the last decan of Leo, it meets up with the Moon to coagulate a recipe for a new source of power to emerge. We have to find the strength within to continue on our path. The second decan of Leo is associated with the 7 of wands, this card depicts a person batting away many other wands which vie for his position. This card represents the periods in our lives when we feel we are at odds with everyone around us however, whether we remain strong in our own convictions or if the fight is really worth it remains to be seen and is what plays out for us during the New Moon in Leo at 23° 17’.
The Moon sees herself through the signs of Cancer, Leo, Virgo and Libra this week and this highlights the portion of the zodiac which offers their gifts and wisdom to others via acts of gratitude, service and camaraderie. As the Moon moves through these four signs we are taken on an emotional journey, highlighting the changes that are occurring for us within our way of connecting with our sense of self and identities. How we give ourselves to our friends and community is highlighted for the duration of the week.
Venus in her retrograde motion is now becoming more and more visible in the early morning. From here until October, she will progressively become even more brilliant in the morning sky, lighting up the pathway of illumination before the Sun. The call for liberation from duality slowly rings louder the days Venus finds her independence. This week we are learning to find and use our voices and to stick up for ourselves. When we advocate for ourselves and push for what we truly believe is right, we are inadvertently advocating for someone who couldn’t find the courage or safety from within, and that is a gift.