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Working with the New Moon in Leo

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New Moon’s are all about new cycles

The New Moon in Leo ♌️ We can use the new moon energy as a space to honor our intentions and manifestations. Humans have been working with moon energetically for a very long time, for ceremonies, for marking the passage of time and tides, harvest and so much more.  During a new moon, the illumination is 0%, the sky is dark and more stars are able to shine their brilliance. It’s also the start of a growth cycle, as the light of the sun builds up to a full moon…hence why new moons are all about intentions and manifesting.

From the Farmer’s Alamanac, 

A new Moon is essentially the opposite of a full Moon. During a full Moon, we see the side of the Moon that is being illuminated by the Sun, giving the Moon its bright, glowing appearance. During a new Moon, however, we see the side of the Moon that is not being illuminated by the Sun, which makes the Moon blend in with the dark night sky.

When the Moon is “new,” it’s located between the Earth and the Sun. In other words, the Moon is in line with the Sun, and the Sun and Earth are on opposite sides of the Moon.

 

How I work with the New Moon

I am fairly new to working with the moon energy so I am in the process of learning. I consider myself a lifelong student and if there are things out there that can bring me closer to myself and to step deeper into love with life…sign me up. I had always felt a certain pull towards the moon. Especially when I saw  through binoculars for the first time camping with my husband at Nordhouse Dunes on Lake Michigan.

It was a night to remember.

The moon is also my chart ruler in Astrology, so I am honoring her as often as I can. It  feels right as someone on a spiritual path, who loves nature and wants to pay respect and reverence to this life as often as I can.

I do believe that the moon affects us and is a celestial body that we actually get to see with our naked eyes. 👀  How amazing is that 😀

What does the New Moon in Leo represent to me?

New Moon in Leo

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For me, it’s all about being seen and sharing myself.

Coming into my own confidence and owning who I am.

 

I have spent way too much time critiquing myself internally and hiding.

I see this moon cycle as a space to expand and open up fully to myself.

Honoring the New Moon

Last night my husband and I went out out to our favorite park and watched the sunset. I brought my favorite blanket, book, sour cherries and a cup of cacao that I made specially for this new moon.

Ceremonial cacao offering with flowers and Cacao

Ceremonial Cacao from Cacao Lab, Use code JENNIFERS10 for 10% off

It was created with an infusion of blue lotus and rose petals, mucuna and honey. It was devine.
Rose and Blue Lotus Infusion for Ceremonial Cacao

 

I allowed myself space to enjoy the horizon, to watch the clouds change before my eyes, honoring the greatest show on Earth that happens every day. To allow the days thoughts to release and I gazed at the spectacle of an open sky.

I thought about what intentions I wanted to manifest in this new moon cycle.

My Intentions for the New Moon in Leo

To share myself without judgement

To allow myself to be creative

To honor my wild feminine and strong masculine, to trust my intuitive inner voice to know which one is required for different experiences

To love myself and let go of my judgements

To honor the process

To shine brighter

Any chance we get to add more love into our lives, is a chance to take. You don’t have to be a certain religion, type of person etc to honor this existence.

In circle with Cacao Lab last Wednesday, this quote come up as we talked about being seen and honoring our own inner light…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.”

-Maryanne Williamson

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