Thursday, July 31, 2008

August 1, 2008 New Moon in Leo

Everyone has been feeling the build-up to this particularly powerful total solar eclipse which starts off with the New Moon in the sign of the Sun...Leo. August has two New Moons and two eclipses.

Half the planets in the sky are in fire signs, the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto, and four of those planets are in passionate Leo. A lot of dramatic energy is being unleashed and it's time to get in touch with your soul intentions.

This eclipse as like a portal, collapsing your perception of time and space, so let go of the past and step into a new opportunity regarding your heart's desires in some area of your life. Something new is calling, but to create freely in the present, there are past patterns you're being compelled to complete and leave behind.

Solar eclipses are physical in effect and they can zap your vitality, giving you more reason to take time to reflect, meditate, and allow your intuition to speak to you. During a solar eclipse, the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon blocking the light and forcing your attention inward. Earth, representing you in the now, and the Moon representing you in the past, face each other in the dark as you glimpse memories and feel what's calling for release and completion. As the Sun emerges, you'll find new light is shed and new information is known.

Eclipses are dates with destiny, because the north (destiny) and south (obstacles from the past) lunar nodes, also known as the head and tail of the dragon of destiny are always closely involved. The lunar nodes move through the zodiac in 19-year cycles, so looking back to 19 years ago gives you clues to what began then and what must be left behind now, so ask yourself what was going on around July 30, 2000. That's the last time an eclipse occurred close to this sign and degree. Something is being completed in the area of your chart and your life where that eclipse occurred, so it and you can let go (that's a big key) and jump to a whole new level.

If you were born between 1939 and 1962 will feel this call with particular intensity. That's a lot of us.

The winds of fate are blowing, but your free will is also in play. The way to step into the powerful potential of this eclipse won't be found by focusing on what you were born to do, but on what you were born to be.

Lots of fiery energy is being unleashed under this New Moon of the heart and the intentions seeded now continue to unfold for six months leaving an imprint that will weave its impact for 19 years!

Your ego may want to get real serious, self-important, and melodramatic. After all, fire is passionate and radical shifts are afoot bringing up old fears. However, Leo also knows how to celebrate life like the queen or king of the universe. Laugh, play, and open your heart wide. This is the way to lighten up, let go, tune in, and navigate this energy wisely.

Be sure to honor this time of changing priorities, powerful endings and auspicious new beginnings in the way you express your spark of spirit and manifest your heart's desires. Touch that vision of creative passionate fulfillment in your soul. You have a date with destiny and it will require courage, strength, and lots of love.