NEW MOON Friday August 14th in Leo 10.53pm Perth Time
Fresh starts around living from the heart are supported. It’s time for that leap of faith in anything and everything that you do.
Five planets are in fire signs. Jupiter has just moved from Leo into Virgo and the moon and the sun are in the heart sign of Leo. Discrimination is also a theme – this may have already reared its head and is a big one for the coming year.
The flower essence that resonates with this moon is the Freshwater Mangrove.
The Freshwater Mangrove essence helps shift our beliefs and opens the heart to all possibilities.
This flowering tree grows alongside fresh water creeks, billabongs and swamps in the Northern Territory. The healing quality of the Essence is to liberate and heal mental prejudice, allowing the heart to open without bias.
This Essence has the ability to allow us to fully experience and be open on both a mental and heart level to new perceptual shifts and all the changes occurring at this time. Freshwater Mangrove is for those that have already made up their mind about something without it ever being experienced. Often the seeds of this prejudice have been sown for a long time. In many cases it is generational. Many preconceptions are built because of cultural or societal belief that something cannot be done.
For me this generational shift came after my father died four years ago – the grief alerted me to the fact that the same old relational patterns kept occurring and I was done. I was tired of feeling ignored, and under valued and refused to pass this patterning on to my daughters. I participated in a psychotherapy group which facilitated a family constellation – it became obvious that certain traits, karma and thinking had been passed down from generation to generation. Four generations of karma along the feminine line of not been seen, heard, nor valued. My mother sacrificed a lot for us, and she was not seen, nor heard by the people who loved her most within her own home – this had been passed down by her mother – This generational patterning is within all of us.
The Dali Lama once said that it will be women that will enlighten the earth. After doing all this amazing inner work – I now understand what he meant by this. It’s up to us to take responsibility and not put off all the things that we want to do. I would always put off the joy and the fun in my life (especially when my girls were babies) just so I could fold the washing or wash the bathroom – WTF?? These were not conscious choices – it was an auto pilot response because ” That’s what we do isn’t it?” Where did this mentality come from? … ” I don’t have time to follow the dream” or – “I have to live like this – the kids need me” … These may be all true – but why put off the joy? It takes a small amount of time to feed a dream, to feed the soul. All it takes is an intention.
It’s not only women that do this – we ALL do it. I have asked several friends and acquaintances – What do you love to do? – What did you dream of doing when you were a little kid? – Some just look at me with blank faces and then realise how far they have deviated from their hearts desire – it doesn’t need to be like this – not any more.
These days I’m a very different woman. I faced many of my psychic shadows – many of which were not even mine. The work has been relentless and messy but oh so worth it. Now I attract opportunities and love that resonate with my heart and feed me from the inside out. I am seen because I CHOSE TO finally LISTEN to ME and clear a path to MY inner self – that generational pattern is now defunct. I am now showing my daughters that they are worthy to live their life dreams and not to put off the joy in their lives. “Follow your inside voice is our mantra” – this way of living will never lead you astray!
Living through the heart means living your passions, be and do what makes your heart sing, anything that makes you feel good about yourself and others and this is what this moon is all about. Love and be loved. People can easily discard this philosophy – I used to be one of them – I’m not really sure why – I think it was a generational habit of not feeling worthy of love and I just didn’t know what I wanted.
Deep down if we really examine it – living completely through the heart means having to be vulnerable. This is where that discrimination bit comes in. Knowing who and when we can be vulnerable. Vulnerability can be scary and when we find something of meaning it sits close to our hearts. Who wants to look like a complete dick? I mean come on? Who wants to risk getting hurt? Sometimes it’s necessary. By connecting with our truth and with what and who we love can get us out of this auto pilot mentality and into some soulful creative energy – who knows where it will lead. Are ready now to take the risk?
Bene Brown is a psychologist that has done some amazing work around being vulnerable – you can watch her ted talk here – it’s so seriously worth a look.
I’m still working on my sense of vulnerability – I’ve always struggled with it – I can find it so easy in my clinic – not so easy sometimes in my personal life – I am soo much better at it these days, I’ve grown immensely and I think it’s something that I had to evolve into. The deeper you go in your journey, the more you risk allowing your real self to be seen. Success happens naturally when we act from the heart and hold onto and act on our values. The more we do it the easier it becomes.
There is so much changing in August. It’s a good month to just take one day at a time. Jupiter’s shift from Leo to Virgo (Aug 11th) will be subtle at first. It’s about living simply, and creating ways to work smarter and not harder. Health and behavioural patterning or habits may come under review – Virgo is about the details, processes, and practical application. It doesn’t have to be perfect, (don’t get caught up in that Virgoan trait). Jupiter is about expansion. Include the details in all of your plans – you will have celestial support – acting willy nilly will only lead to complications later.
This Leo New Moon is the opportunity for us to set intentions to really put ourselves out there is all ways – Love, Live and Heartily express in a big roaring way …
“Its is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better… The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Set this New Moon’s intentions for heartfelt greatness – I dare you!
Much flowery love