Leo is the 2nd Fire sign in the Zodiac. At this stage or while on the “stage”, we realize we can create through interaction with our environment and ourselves. It is through creation that we express our talents and gifts. In the moment of creation, there is stillness and then something arises and comes into being. Like the spark of a match where combustion becomes fire, there is the first paint stroke on the canvas, the first beat of music, the first line of a poem, and the first step in the dance. In those moments, we radiate from within as our fire pulses out into the world shining our inner light. When we are young and our experiences in this lifetime are limited, our approach to the world has not yet formed and calcified like adults. We question, we investigate, we touch, we test, we smell, we taste, we push…what does this ______ do? From all the information gathering and life experiences, we form theories, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations. Sometimes the information serves us well- when stepping into a street, it is best to look both ways. And sometimes, the information blocks or colors our experience- if I eat red foods my stomach will hurt. We base our understandings and ways of being on the past, not the present. Putting away the clamor of thoughts related to future responsibilities and prior outcomes, we can attempt to be present with what is and open to our inherent creative expression. So for this Full Moon, see if you can explore and engage in the world like a naïve child, co-creating your world with intrigue and openness.
This Full Moon is joined by Jupiter so look just to the left of the rising Moon in the East and just to the right of the Moon as it sets in the West to gaze upon Jupiter. Jupiter expands or emphasizes the Leonean fire. Jupiter desires to magnify the creativity in support of our individual expression. Jupiter will be encouraging us to really unleash that the playful, creative self. Bring on the performance or play time!! Uranus in Aries will be igniting the flames offering the courage to show our individuality without restriction and concern for others judgment. “Remember when you were young?
You shone like the sun.” Shine on you Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd.