New Moon Affirmation
I embrace joy with confidence and clarity, trusting that although I always have the help I need, I am capable of acting for and by myself.
July Astrological Forecast
- Time to get stuff done! Cap’s the taskmaster, so expect a burst of productive energy
- It’s showtime, baby! Leo’s confidence is palpable this year, take advantage of the boost!
- Time to get out in the sun – check out our Leo szn ritual here.
- BIG ASTROLOGY: Ultra-rare triple conjunction between Uranus, Mars, and the North Node in Taurus; expect burst of physical energy, as well as potential advances in technology on the way
- What is it that you’re ready to move on from? Where is there room for a fresh start, a clean slate?
- Major planets in fixed signs – expect fierce debate and commitment to your convictions
- Big bursts of creative energy throughout this week
- Clarity on issues you’ve been confused or stuck on
- Cultivate independence
MY MOON IS IN LEO – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Your moon sign is your inner self, your emotions, the “you” you don’t show to people. If your moon is in Leo, you are likely someone who thrives on praise and admiration. It’s not that you’re arrogant or full of yourself, but you derive value from being told you’re doing a good job or that people like you. You may love the spotlight, but only on your terms and when you want it. You have a flair for the dramatic, and may tend to act out elaborate scenarios in your head.
Leo moons are fiery and passionate when it comes to your emotions and your inner life. You aren’t afraid to throw yourself into a new project or creative pursuit, especially one that will be seen by others. You are generous and helpful, and radiate warm, sunny energy since Leo is ruled by the Sun. We recommend wearing or carrying citrine or sunstone to amplify that warm and loving energy.
As a Leo moon, you may feel caught between the desire to show the world all you have to offer, and the fear of letting your sun shine too brightly. The moon wants you to be cautious about who you show your talents to, but the Leo fire is too bright to contain. Our advice: don’t worry so much about what others might say. Show off your artwork, sing that karaoke song, dance in the middle of the street. You may be surprised at the positive feedback you get!
New Moon Ritual:
Ignite Your Intentions
The new moon is always a good time to set new intentions and work towards new manifestations. With the Sun in its own sign of powerful, confident Leo, now is the moment to take advantage of the added strength. This ritual is designed to direct Leo’s sunny, fiery energy into whatever intention you have for this lunar cycle. Feel free to add crystals and items that match your intention, in addition to the ones presented here.
- Dragon’s blood sage bundle or incense of your choice
- Gold ritual candle
- Lighter or matches
- Optional: chime candle holder
- Golden topaz
- Optional: clear quartz (for amplification)
- Pen and paper
1. Prepare your ritual:
Begin by creating a sacred space. Prepare a flat surface where you can perform your ritual without it being disturbed. If you have an altar or dedicated space you can use that, but it isn’t required. You may want to wipe down your space and clear away any clutter.
Next, light your dragon’s blood sage. This special bundle combines the cleansing power of sage with the powerful properties of dragon’s blood resin. We chose this cleansing bundle for this ritual because its red color represents fire – the key element of the ritual. However, dragon’s blood resin also burns with a potent earthy smell, which can help keep you grounded as you work. We absolutely love this bundle!
Place the gold candle in the center of your work space. If you don’t have a candle holder, you can burn the bottom of the candle and stick it to a heat-safe dish – just make sure it’s standing straight up and secure! Don’t leave the candle unattended.
Arrange the citrine, golden topaz, and pyrite in a triangle around your candle. In sacred geometry, the triangle represents harmony and can guide us towards higher consciousness. By arranging the crystals in this configuration, you ensure that your manifestations will happen smoothly and without conflict.
The crystals in this ritual were chosen for their manifestation power, as well as for their color – Leo is ruled by the Sun, and the golden-yellow hues of citrine, golden topaz, and pyrite will invite the Sun’s energy to guide us during the ritual. Additionally, citrine brings joy (enhanced by the Sun), golden topaz brings confidence and creativity (both Leo themes), and pyrite brings an element of luck.
2. Perform your ritual:
To begin your ritual, take a few deep breaths to center your energy. Begin to turn your mind towards the intentions you want to set for this ritual. Close your eyes and visualize them as clearly as you can in your mind. If you’re having trouble, feel free to speak out loud what it is you want to manifest. Picture your intention as if it’s already happened. Once you have a clear mental image, you can move on to the next step.
Second, take your pen and paper. Write the intentions you wish to manifest on the paper using the present tense. By writing in the present tense, you assert that the things you want are already in your life. This way, you strengthen your manifestation. For example, if you want to manifest a new job, you could write something like, “I am fulfilled in my work. I have my dream job.”
Once you’ve written your manifestations, fold the paper towards you three times. Place the paper under the candle (under whatever the candle is resting in or on), in the center of your crystal triangle.
Finally, light your candle. As you light it, speak your manifestations out loud. As the candle burns down, your intentions will be sent out into the Universe. Let the candle burn down completely if you can, otherwise you can extinguish it and come back to it later.