Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Tuesday, Aug 18 at 7.42pm PDT
This month the moon and sun sizzle together in Leo. Drive and confidence soar under these celestial fires. This is the last moon phase of the Leo sun cycle. On Aug 25, the moon enters Sagittarius for the quarter moon.
New moons are new beginnings. This time we begin (again) with the never-ending work of ego deflation. The archetype of Leo is all about identity and personal narrative. Leo is ruled by the sun, and just as the planets of our solar system revolve around the sun, Leo considers himself the center of all, deserving of all. In the age of social media and selfie narcissism, ego work is more important than ever.
Roused by the lion’s savage roar, the ego lifts its head: famished and ferocious, teeth glowing, provoked by anything. Sometimes Leo laces his words with acid, tongue scorching with the impulse to correct or argue. This fire often proves impervious to even the most potent coolants and tonics, unless of course we care enough to extinguish it.
Let’s not compromise our humanity for a momentary (ego) thrill. Be kind, gentle, and patient. Be a good friend, neighbor, and partner. Retreat into solitude when you need. Try primal screaming; unleash the feral animal inside. Who do you want to be in the great lattice of humankind? What are you willing into existence?
I know I’m being mean to Leo (sorry kittiez) – and yes, you’re right, there’s so much more to you than ego. However! This archetype forces us to confront a powerful anger within ourselves; now is the time to delve into this furious shadow. When we become absolutely engulfed with rage and project everything onto others, this indicates that we haven’t worked through something. The ego is incredibly protective. As time passes, internal walls thicken and become harder to destroy. Acknowledging personal faults is not Leo’s strengths; it’s uncomfortable, but it is absolutely necessary to gaze within and dissect the narrative of who we are, what has happened to us in the past, how our thoughts do or do not define us, and on and on.
Here it is: let go of your story, brothers and sisters. The story of your depression, your insanity, the violence against you. It happened, yes, but it doesn’t belong to you. Let go of the story of your family, your hometown, your ex, your money. The story of your body, your sickness, your troubled heart. It’s so heavy and you’ve told it so many times – let it go now. Put it down, lay it down, bury it, be free, walk away; it’s no longer yours.
Affirmation: I love myself