I write this newsletter just as the Moon is turning NEW at 16 degrees Leo. Sometimes I like to wait for the actual lunation to write as feeling into the vibration of WHAT IS is completely different than tapping into what could be.The picture I chose for this New Moon in Leo is a painting my friend Dove painted for me for my LEO birthday entitled Leos in the Hood. And indeed Leos are in the hood bigtime right now with the New Moon in Leo and it is hot hot hot and laziness is the order of the day…until it’s time to get moving! Lions, big divine cats, spend most of the day lazing about (I call it conserving energy) and then when action needs to be taken it’s swift and on point. Leos are cuddly and affectionate with one another but if they experience a slight to their tender egos or feel disrespected (oh! the burden of royalty!) well, you will just not be invited to bask in the sun with them, until proper respect is reinstated (but they will never really trust you again). Living with two real cats and my LEO housemate and being a Leo myself (Sun, Moon, Uranus, and Pluto in Leo) well I can attest to what raises our fur and how much we need to feel respected and honored in our needs and our feelings. You have LEO energy somewhere in your own chart and even if you have no planets in that sign when you were born you will have LEO ruling some part of your chart and this is where you will feel and manifest LEO qualities. Where the NEW MOON at 16 degrees LEO falls in your chart is where you will see your creativity germinating.
Now let’s have a little chat about the ‘twisties’, a gymnast’s term now made known to all from the amazing Simone Biles. You know the feeling – not knowing which way is up. I was so taken by this as I feel so many of us are in the ‘twisties’ these days and Simone Biles’s handling of the ‘twisties’ is remedy for us all – just STOP. Stop everything. Take a break. Tell the truth. You’re mentally confused. You don’t know which way is up, which is down. So STOP. If you ever been tumbled by a wave in the ocean you know the same feeling. I was once taken over by a wave in the mighty Atlantic off the Florida coast and no matter how hard I swam (and in those years I was a pretty strong swimmer) I just kept being dragged out to Europe. Finally I got so tired I just slowed to a near STOP and let the current take me. I just stop fighting as the waves were big and I didn’t know which way was the shore. My destiny was not to exit through the ocean and a life guard arrived (who doesn’t love a hero?) and I was brought back to shore as my frantic mother was jumping up and down on the shore ( a sight I’ll never forget – poor Mollie!), which is all to say when I admitted I could do no more I was able to relax enough to stop fighting against that which I could not comprehend – directional confusion and mental exhaustion.