This New Moon in Leo occurs Sunday, July 23 2:45am PT
The New Moon in Leo comes just as we start feel the big push of energy coming to us from Mars' entry into the sign of the Lion. Wherever you are feeling pushed to put all this big, confident fire energy to use, you can now get a full reset on your processes, attitudes, habits, and methodologies around your work. Because this energy is all tied to self-assured Leo, work that is in alignment with our Highest Purpose and greatest passion can be pushed most effectively.
To gather our power and steady ourselves for this surge in productivity, we call on the 10 of Wands. Powerful, agile, strong, and determined, we keep ourselves clear of negativity and bathed in the love of the Divine.
You will need:
· 1 white 7-day ritual candle in glass container
· 1 piece of Carnelian
· 1 printed image of the 10 of Wands
· Pen or pencil
· Bergamot oil (optional)
· Black Pepper (optional)
STEP ONE: Cleanse your space, holding the intention that you are preparing it for a sacred operation and that only those beings working for the highest good of all are invited.
STEP TWO: Gather your supplies and settle in to your cleansed space.
STEP THREE: (optional) Put one drop of Bergamot oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Bergamot oil is energizing. We use it here to stimulate the Fire and Sun centers of the energetic body to maintain our stamina and drive.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle some Black Pepper (or place a few Black Peppercorns) in the top of the candle. Black Pepper banishes negativity. We use it here to keep our field clear of anything that will hinder us in our work.
STEP FIVE: On the back of the printed 10 of Wands Card, write your personal work manifesto. This should be in the present tense. The manifesto should be brief, but answer 5 questions: What is my role in my work? What is the goal of my work? What is the nature of my work? Who is served by my work? How is this work received by the world. The answers to these questions can be very simple and they can be abstract. If you find this to be a struggle, take a step back and find the simplest answer, the one word resonance that comes from your gut.
STEP SIX: Place the white candle and the Carnelian on top of the 10 of Wands image (image side up).
Carnelian is the stone of the Warrior. We use it here to call on the strength and courage of our warrior ancestors and the warrior that lives within us.
White candles open and expand Divine connection. We use the white candle to make sure our work remains connected to our Highest Purpose and to feel bathed in and bouyed by Divine love.
STEP SEVEN: Light the candle and spend a few minutes in quiet meditation reflecting on the power that you alone carry to perform your work. Know that the Moon, the Universe, and all your Guides and Angels and Ancestors are here to assist and support you. Let your candle burn until it goes out on its own in a fire-safe place. While it is burning, be sure to stay aware of any signs, symbols, or messages that come through. These can be from loved ones, strangers, dreams, signs on the street - anywhere. Spend a few minutes with your candle each day, feeling the fire of drive and passion lighting up your body and spirit.
Happy New Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH