New Moon in Leo – 1 August 2019

Taking constructive criticism from others is required to get to the next level.” – Wendy Starland

As we roll into the middle of July with cold bursts, strong winds and continuous rain, we can all agree that winter is well and truly here. Everything around is lush and green and bursting with the potential of fresh new life. Some days after rain, the sky greets us in the morning looking fresh and clean, like it’s just come back from the laundromat.

New Moon can be a time of new life and new beginnings. It is a time to let go of things that may be troubling us, to work through old bad habits and to try new things that we may be slightly afraid to try. This is the time to start a new recipe, pick up an instrument or take some sewing classes. Take up a new project that may be a bit of a challenge. It could be the best decision you’ve ever made.

This New Moon stands under the sign of Leo and falls on August 1st. People born under this star sign are kind and supportive, energetic, straightforward and optimistic. Warm, action-oriented and driven by the desire to be loved and admired, they can have an air royalty about them. They love to be in the limelight, which is why many of them make a career in the performing arts. Often, they want to be in control of situations and expect people to follow them.

Under the Leo New Moon, you may find yourself feeling safe in moments when you can impress others and get praise and admiration. And yet, when you suddenly find yourself in the spotlight, you may be at a loss. Sometimes, when we start something and we discover we’re good at it, it can sometimes go to our heads. We can get so caught up in the praises and the admiration that we’re receiving, that we can forget why it was we started. We all have tendencies to make something seem a lot bigger or better than it is. Find time this New Moon to remember why you started something and to fall back in love with doing it because you love it, not because it gets you pats on the back and lots of admiration.

Have faith in those around you and believe that they want what’s best for you. Value their feedback and feel grateful that they took the time to take note of things that may need changing and they were brave enough and kind enough to tell you.

New Moon is a time for new beginnings. Try new things, meet new people and step out of your comfort zone. Do things you’re good at because you love them not because they get you a gold star. Don’t be afraid of feedback. The people who love you will always have your back.

Join Kim Echammaal Coull at our New Moon Sound Healing on Friday 2nd August where – with the confident forces of Leo behind you – there will be the perfect opportunity to quieten the discourse of self-doubt and roar our most extravagant, wild and juicy New Moon intentions out into the night.