New Moon in Leo

Contributor: Saffron & Sage
Photographer: Saffron & Sage
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You can harness the moon's energy two days before and after a new moon; if you missed our new moon circle here is Integrative Healer, Rob Nguyen's take on this celestial event and his suggestions for incorporating the moon's energy during this time of the month.

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Astrology:

August 11th excites us with a New Moon in the axis of Leo. Just as the number eleven signifies duality and intuition, the sun and moon both share Leo's archetype this time around. We have yet another invisible supermoon during this time, along with a partial solar eclipse. Even though we cannot see these occurrences, acknowledge that magic and transformation is still happening. In darkness, the third eye can still see where your intentions and desires lay. Call to your hidden powers and passions and partner with a fresh start.  

Leo gifts us a giddy energy to plan for adventures, show off our talents, and level up our self-expression. How are you holding back when the SPOTLIGHT is calling? What are you trying to CONTROL or OVER-POSESS in your life that craves more flow instead? What relationships need more COMPASSION rather than EGO? The universe wants you to shine and share the pleasure of content through generosity & gratitude rather than expectation. 

Lunation of Leo, archetype of the performer, individual, and adventurer  

Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang is the oil of divine playtime and the sacred inner child. Rub a few drops on the heart space for heart healing and understanding your intuition. 

Yin Yoga - Leo rules the heart and upper back in the body. Yin Yoga poses great for creating space there: melting heart pose, sphinx, twisting deer, fish, thread the needle, iron cross 

Crystal that illuminates this moon: Citrine, bright like the Leo spirit, aids in letting go of anxiety and past emotional structures & programs that are no longer useful.