The Leo New Moon is on Friday August 17th at 16.54 GMT. Leo-time is high-Summer, ruled by the light of the Sun and the braveheart Lion.
August 1st, the Pagan festival of Lammas, celebrates the first harvest of the year, so Nature shows us that Leo intentions are all about seeing visible results for hard work already done.
Leos have a sense of performance, celebration, drama and self-expression and a natural warmth, joy generosity and determination. But whether or not you’re in touch with your inner Leo, you can connect with more of its qualities at this New Moon, bringing in romance, love, play, fun and determination.
Leo-time is also great for getting business ventures started because creativity is at its height.
Physically, Leo rules the heart, spine and back, so standing up for who you are, as well as tuning in to what you truly love is also in focus now.
In creating your intentions, remember to stick to one or two themes and ‘layer’ your intentions and wishes for the most powerful effect.
Write your wishes down and say them out loud to connect heart and head.
Questioning Underlying Beliefs.
Look back over previous New Moon wishes and see where you’ve easily achieved your goals and what doesn’t seem to be moving along. These ‘stuck’ goals may need to be questioned: if an intention is truly heart-felt it’s achievable because emotional connections to goals are the fuel that powers them to completion. So if something you thought was a goal isn’t happening, ask what underlying (usually unconscious) belief might be stopping you from making progress.
What makes you ‘lose heart’ just when you want to get going on something?
What evidence can you see in your outer reality that mirrors a belief you haven’t been consciously aware of?
‘The beliefs that we hold in our mind create the biology and behaviour of our minds.’
Dr Bruce Lipton
Beliefs have tremendous power: we’ve all recently witnessed the amazing results that total belief can achieve at the Olympics. It’s not always belief in self, but belief in whatever is personally meaningful that works. Personal talismans can work just as well as religious beliefs as seen in Bradley Wiggins’ refusal to shave his side burns until he won his gold!
In his book, ‘Gamma Healing’, Chris Walton says, ‘Our overall emotional template is more than a set of attitudes. Attitudes, as in a positive versus a negative outlook, are important, but they are still surface level in terms of the impact they have on our lives. Beliefs go much deeper and form a more or less stable, if unconscious ‘palette’ by which we live our lives. Beliefs are the scaffolding that hold our emotions in place. To really change your life, you don’t have to change your thoughts. You have to change your beliefs.’
Begin from where you are now.
Always begin any affirmations or wishes from where you are right now. Be honest with yourself about how you feel and don’t try to force yourself to think positively if you don’t feel it.
In the Abraham Hicks channelled books, Abraham reiterates again and again to begin where you are and crank things up slowly, moving up what’s called the’ Emotional Guidance Scale’
‘So, something has happened in your experience that makes you feel terrible. There are many thoughts that you could entertain that could free you from your bad feelings. However, vibrationallyyou do not have access to most of them right now. But if your intention is to find a thought, any thought, that feels better, and you are consciously aware of how that thought feels, you can begin to move up the Emotional Guidance Scale immediately. So, you think and feel and think and feel, with one intention only: to feel even the slightest bit of relief.’
The subconscious will only act on what it can believe.
So we have to give it something it already knows is true and that it can build on.
Leo-time is possibly the most joyful time of the year and the joy of new creative ventures, romance, being with children, playing, enjoying and loving life are all themes for wishing into your life. But if you feel far from joyous or optimistic in what you intend for yourself, begin from where you are and look for a feeling that is possible NOW.
So rather than affirming: ‘I want to easily throw myself into beginning my new business idea’,- if you have trepidation, doubt, fear or uncertainty, begin with ‘I want to easily find myself supported to follow my dreams’, ‘I now give myself the true time, support and security to safely pursue my goals’, ‘I know in my heart I can do this and I determine to help myself find the ways’.
See how it makes you feel to read different sets of word through and find the word combination that gives you the best feeling.
Feelings are habits created by beliefs.
Ground the new feeling you want into your reality in stages in attainable ways and consciously create the new belief you want as your new more supportive foundation.
Coach your feelings.
Wishing you a happy Leo Time!
1) Gamma Healing, Chris Walton MSc
2) Ask and it is Given, Esther and Jerry Hicks: theTeachings of Abraham
3) New Moon Astrology, Jan Spiller