DesertStar New Moon Cosmic Oracle
— 8.6.13 —
One of the Olympian Goddesses, and the Goddess of the Wild, personifies the beauty of Nature, whether that is the purity of the land, the stillness of the forests, or the tranquility of mountain lakes. Artemis is both the huntress and the wild animal. Her closest bond, besides her brother, is with the Animal Kingdom. Though Artemis is a fierce “lion among women,” she also oversees childbirth and offers protection to women in transition. Artemis was especially protective of adolescence,encouraging young boys and girls to roam free and explore the delights of nature. Artemis serves as the midwife for your next stage of life. She encourages you to be in touch with your instinctual nature and your true feelings. The Goddess also invites you into her domain to spend some time in nature or with animals.
Artemis is the instinct to roam freely in nature and to express the untamed aspects of the self. She is inherent in every transitional stage, especially in the pre-pubescent years.
New Moon in Leo
This is the first in a sequence of New Moons that fall in the same sign as the following Full Moon, This reverses many months of the New Moon falling in the sign preceding the Sun of the following Full Moon. In other words, this New Moon in Leo also has a Full Moon in Leo and Aquarius.
This is really interesting New Moon,as it forms quite an easy aspect with Uranus,and a challenging aspect with Saturn and the True Node in Scorpio.The New Moon is a time for new beginnings and planting the seeds of whatever you would like to see manifest in your world. Enter Uranus,which is also retrograde, just to add a bit of flavor to the mix. Uranus is bold and daring,and will encourage you to step out of dull and dreary situations,to embrace the new and open yourself up to the endless possibilities that life has to offer. The retrograde phase of Uranus will put you in touch with disconnected parts of yourself,and actually give you the courage to start navigating uncharted territory and bring through your dreams to make them a reality. Saturn meanwhile likes to hold onto structure and familiarity, and will sometimes favour stagnation over stepping into the unknown. The Nodal square to the Moon,says that something will need to be let go of before we start seeing our passions and desires manifest in the external world. Our shadow,our saboteur,and our core beliefs will all need to be examined,to see how much they are actually stopping us from achieving the life that we desire to have.
Leo is all about courage,and the strong aspect to Uranus in Aries will only exacerbate this energy.
This is a time of daring to dream big..be creative,be bold and be proud! No one ever succeeded without taking a risk,and the promise of shining your light brightly is worth the risk of leaving behind structures that just aren’t doing anything for you.
Make a list of all of your talents,recognize your achievements,and believe in yourself,and watch as the doorways of opportunity fly open for you.
Leo New Moon Apothecary Suggestions
GemStones, Essential Oils & Flower Essences
Leo rules the heart, spine, and hair. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body around the time of this New Moon.
Leo New Moon GemStones
Pearl, Moonstone, Tektite, Peridot, Tourmaline, Carnelian, Sardonyx, Onyx, Golden Topaz
Lemon Essential Oil
Like Leo, the smell of lemon is bright and cheery. Its uplifting fragrance lightens the heart and it’s thought to be a great “blood movers”–enhancing slugging circulation and supporting capillary structure. Add to a few drops to almond oil for an uplifting massage or to shampoo to benefit form its scalp-cleansing and hair lustre-inspiring properties.
Borage Flower Essence
Leo energy inspires us to live through our heart, expressing warmth and love to those around us. Yet, sometimes being openhearted is challenging, notably when sadness and grief rest heavy in our heart. If you are feeling a bit disheartened or discouraged, consider trying Borage flower essence, an uplifting elixir that inspires a sense of buoyant courage and flowing heart energy.(Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)
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