August is about to feel like a breath of fresh air after an INTENSE eclipse season and, honestly, the entire transformative nature of 2019. Besides being the time to integrate all we have learned, August is all about blessings, coming into your own, and aligning with who you are meant to be!
This time to shine begins with a Super Black New Moon in Leo on July 31st / August 1st, depending on your time zone. Here in Ohio (EST), this New Moon reaches full darkness at 11:11pm on July 31st. Being the second new moon of the month is what constitutes this being a Black Moon, and even though we can’t see it, the moon will be EXTREMELY close to the Earth, intensifying the tides & its effects on our lives.
Eclipse season brought us home to ourselves and aligned us with our true path. It may take some meditating with yourself to connect with what your next move is, but this New Moon is likely to offer you some answers and guidance. Mercury Retrograde ends on August 2nd, so use the last few days of this introspective energy to really make sure of what you want before setting any intentions or moving forward with new plans. If you would like to read more on the eclipse season we just had, check out this post here.
Being that this Super Black New Moon is in Leo, there is a major focus on stepping into your power as the rightful ruler of your life. You have the power to make certain changes that will bring you more joy, peace, and contentment. Figure out where in your life this is lacking, take charge, and make a game plan that prioritizes your happiness. You deserve it!
Leo season is also about finding ways in which you could love yourself more. Loving yourself is more than taking baths and buying yourself things: it’s eating foods that nourish your body, stretching and moving your body, laughing with friends, laughing with yourself, indulging in creativity, living up to your ideals. I’m sure you have some ideas as to where you could do more of this—however, use this time to IMPLEMENT these ideas in order to make self-love and care a daily habit! YOU DESERVE IT!!!
Being the sign that rules the Heart, allow this New Moon to show you how you can live more Heart-Centered. Allow love and compassion to be your guiding light, towards yourself and others. Your Heart always knows what’s best—tune in and listen. She wants you to succeed, to thrive. Know your intuition is your most powerful tool, as it’s connected to an infinite source of Love & Light.
This blog is pretty short & sweet, the main message you take away should be:
1. LOVE YOURSELF FULLY, UNADULTERATEDLY, AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY.
2. Allow the cosmic energy and learning of karmic lessons to penetrate your being and change your life for the better.
Crystals that will help during this time: ANYTHING FOR THE HEART CHAKRA!!!!!!!!! LEO RULES THE HEART, OPEN THAT SHIT!!!! PINK & GREEN CRYSTALS!!!! Ruby in Fuschite or Zoisite, Emerald, Green Aventurine, Kunzite, Fluorite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Green & Pink Opal, etc. Also, Labradorite, Citrine, Carnelian, Garnet, Sunstone, Peridot, Amethyst, Pyrite, Amber, and Tiger’s Eye.
cover art by Mary DeVoy! check out @marydpaints on Instagram :)