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Child of the Sun, Your Weekly Astrocast 8/17-8/23

New Moon Blessings to you all! 

I can’t believe it's the last week of Leo season already!! It went by way too fast if you ask me. In true Leo fashion, we end this energetic frequency with a powerful New Moon at 26 degrees Leo on Tuesday the 18th. This happens to be my Birthday, so I am planning on doing some serious ritual work for this one! 

Tuesday is a powerful day with Mercury in Leo making a hard aspect to Saturn in Capricorn, Venus in Cancer makes a harmonious sextile to Uranus in Taurus, and our New Moon energy makes a hard aspect to Saturn as well. 

Leo is the fixed fire sign of the Zodiac, ruling the 5th house. Leo’s exoteric affirmation is “I show” and esoteric affirmation is “I am that, and that I am.” Leo is all about self expression, romance, and creativity. In Leo we are learning who we are and how we share that with others. New Moon’s are all about setting intentions for a new cycle. With the New Moon at 26 degrees Leo, we may be ready to step into a new sense of self, and we may feel like we are ready, or wish to be ready, to unleash that self into this next chapter of our lives. We have been tested so much this year, so many plans not going the way that we had hoped, so many places we thought we were going, only to end up maybe stuck at home, or in a job, or living citation, or even relationship that is no longer in alignment with what is emerging for us at this time.

I feel we are truly each on our own hero's journey, and with this New Moon in Leo, it is imperative that we choose our adventures wisely. We are at the brink of a new world, and a new normal, and who we are, who we choose to be in this new world is more important than ever. 

Sometimes in order for the confidence to emerge, we need to find a way to love and honor ourselves and where we have been. This can be hard if we have guilt or shame over previous identities or lifestyles we have had. I know for me, while I often feel empowered from everything I have been through, there are times I feel frustrated by the ignorance or lack of confidence I had at various times in my life. I wish that I had tried harder to do better when I was younger, but the most positive way we can use these reflections is to inspire us to be better in the present and for the future. 

Leo New Moon Prompts:

  • Sit in front of a mirror and tell yourself at least 10 things you love about yourself.

  • Ask yourself what your relationship is to self expression

  • Write down 10 things you are going to do to help boost your confidence

  • Write down 10 people who inspire you and write down what it is they do that inspires you

  • Brighten someone else's day by telling them 10 things you love about them

  • Light an Orange candle and create an altar focused around self love, put your 10 things you love about yourself somewhere on your altar and do a meditation around your heart chakra.

Come Saturday, we say goodbye to our friendly Lion, and hello to the world server Virgo! Virgo is the mutable Earth sign of the Zodiac and rules the 6th house in Astrology. Mercury is the planet that rules Virgo. In Virgo we learn to value routine, organization, and how we can be of service to others. Virgo’s affirmation in esoteric astrology is “I serve.” Virgo is naturally gifted at seeing the bigger picture and all the moving parts. Virgo’s possess good project manager skills, and can help those of us who have a hard time planning, get a strategy in place. While Virgo is good at setting the details, Virgo can also be a bit too focused on the need to control them. Virgo can be judgmental and overly critical of others, which makes Virgo incredibly critical of themselves. Virgo finds balance when Virgo learns to integrate its polarity; Pisces. When Virgo embraces the energy of Pisces, Virgo learns when to let go and go with the flow. 

This Virgo season, we benefit in seeing where we can improve our daily lives and our relationship to organization and routine. Where do we need to reign ourselves in, and where do we need to let go?

Happy Birthday Virgo! If it weren't for you, the whole world may just fall apart at the seams. Thanks for caring enough to keep us all in check! 

Tarot cards of the week:

Strength, The Sun, The Hermit, Justice, The World, The Magician, The Fool, 4 of Wands, 5 of Wands, 6 of Wands, Ace of Wands, Queen of Wands, Knight of Wands, 7 of Pentacles, 8 of Pentacles, 9 of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles, Ace of Swords, 2 of Swords, 3 of Swords, 4 of Cups,5 of Cups, 6 of Cups, Knight of Cups.

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Monday 8/17

Moon in Leo

Sun in Leo conjunct Mercury in Leo 8:07 am

Moon trine Chiron Rx in Aries 1:55 pm

Moon square Uranus in Taurus 5:01 pm

The Sun represents vitality and life force, and is the ruler of Leo. With our Sun in Leo meeting up with Mercury in Leo, our ability to feel empowered within our speech and perceptions is enhanced. While we could have an inflated sense of self or perception, this is actually a really powerful and good time for creative self expression. We may feel like we are moving into more confident territory as the days progress, but we also need to be mindful of where we look for praise or validation. Be careful with how you project yourself, but also find a way to let who you are shine. Self love rituals are a good way to spend the day.

Tuesday 8/18