Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “you owe me.”
Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.
We are now in the Dark of the Moon and tomorrow at 11:54 AM EDT the Sun conjuncts the Moon at 25+ Leo marking the Leo New Moon, heralding a new dawn. This New Moon also forms a sextile to Saturn (and Mars) in Libra fanning flames of passions while still suggesting a solidity in the air backing us up with the risks we are being called to take.
Leo is the sign that rules the “Self” and the heart; it represents passion, sense of self, sexuality, creativity, charm, youth, children, creativity and the “eternal now.” Its ruler is the Sun which is always shining even behind the clouds — representing the part of our consciousness that is eternal and constant.
The Sabian Symbol for 26 Leo reads: AFTER THE HEAVY STORM, A RAINBOW.
Here is Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation for this degree of the Zodiac, taken from his book An Astrological Mandala.
“KEYNOTE: Linking above and below, the Covenant with one’s divine nature, promise of immortality.
In the Bible the rainbow is the sign of the Covenant established by God with Noah (the cyclic “Seed man”) guaranteeing that no longer shall the destructive power of Spirit (the Shiva aspect of the Divine) be used to destroy life on earth. As we come to the third level of the scene of “Release,” we find the man who has been able to weather the cathartic storm face-to-face with his divine Archetype; because he has been victorious, a link has been established with his divine Soul-being. Both the human and the divine partners should remain thus linked. H. P. Blavatsky’s last words are said to have been: “Keep the Link unbroken” — the Link she forged With the Trans-Himalayan Brotherhood that had sent her into the darkness of nineteenth-century materialism for this purpose.
“At the first stage of this thirtieth sequence, the symbol of the rainbow shows us the need to maintain a state of open communication between the Sky and the Earth within our total being — not for the sake of finding an ever-elusive “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow, for this end is never to be reached, but in order to face the totality of our individual selfhood as it is projected in the many-hued dome of our sky-flung consciousness. After every successfully met crisis, the REVELATION OF WORTH comes to us, and with it comes the promise of success, if only we do our part.”
Really the message above says it all. And with the New Moon aspecting Saturn, it asks that we stay true to our integrity as we chase our passion boldly and fearlessly. Be extremely honest with yourself first, then we can be honest with all others in our lives — building the kind of relationships that warm our hearts and allow us to be our selves.
Love is in the air and relationships can get a new start as well with this new cycle. But the aspect to Saturn suggests this is about true lasting love that has weathered the storms rather than just fleeting attractions, or a romp in the hay that fades with the summer.
Rather than get too serious or let pride, ego or past hurt stand in the way of you expressing your desire, passion, creativity, compassion and experiencing warmth, try reintroducing a sense of fun, playfulness and spontaneity. And love never came without it’s risks, but the more you can stay in the present while still keeping awareness of the lessons you have learned over the past two years of mutual respect, equality and commitment, we can resurrect what is solid, constant, ever present and true – Love. We never know what tomorrow may bring — but if we can love deeply and truly in the present, then the love we share will linger for eternity.
Creativity too can flourish at this time allowing us to create and bring to form something truly beautiful. Again this will call for an inner confidence and dropping of the ego, so we can let our inner light shine and create something of substance without any fear or expectations of how it will be received or what we will receive in return.
This is not about ego, or recognition but simply about “being” for then we can radiate our inner “Sun” with its life-giving, heart-warming creative energy. You never know when a smile can warm up and brighten someones day. For this you don’t have to do anything — your “being” and presence alone is enough.
For now as you move through the Dark of the Moon take the time to go inward for self-reflection to find your inner light and let it guide you. After the trials and storms we’ve recently endured over the past few months — this New Moon indeed marks a new day and new dawn.
As long as we stay in the present, like curious children of a higher divine power there can be a recognition of eternity and our immortality. Be bold, confident, passionate, creative and unafraid to shine. There is no past and there is no future — only an ever present now. The more we recognize this, we can create the reality we most desire. Shine on and take a chance on your heart…
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