This is the path of the evolved Warrior. The mantram for Scorpio is, “Warrior am I and from the battle I emerge triumphant.” We are asked to do battle with our lower selves, our ego, the unredeemed parts of ourselves that usually hang out in the underworld. Once these unfinished parts of ourselves are recognized, accepted and held in the cauldron of a loving heart, transformation occurs. And this is the Scorpio journey. We are tested, we have trials, but we emerge triumphant.
New moons constitute an in-breath. It’s a time to pause and reflect on where we are and where we wish to be. We set intentions, we ponder on what we wish to create, develop, make manifest. We consider any guidance we may have received at the full moon and make plans to act on what needs to come forth. At the time of a new moon the moon and sun sit right next to each other in the sky and they are always in the same sign.
The sun moves into the sign of Leo on July 22nd. Leo is a fire sign and when we add the fiery energy of Mars, which will be sitting right next to the Leo sun, we have a potent combination.The July 23rd New Moon takes place at 0 degrees of Leo, announcing the Leo season. New moons always herald new beginnings and this one has all the potential to be a hot one. How does the energy of fire sit in your body? Does it burn you up or energize you? With this Leo/Mars combination there is the possibility of a wide range of expressions. Mars wants action, wants to initiate something. Leo is only too willing to step on the stage and create something new as long as he is the star of the show.
This new moon is an especially potent time to consider what it is you wish to manifest in the coming months. The Summer Solstice occurred just three days before this new moon which means that there is a powerful pathway created that allows for a download of celestial energies. This sacred opening will give us the opportunity to connect more deeply with our Higher Self and will help us remember that we are all Divine Beings.
One of the rulers of Gemini is Mercury, the messenger of the gods, so this new moon will bring us plenty of new and stimulating ideas as well as opportunities to manifest our deepest desires. Gemini loves the new and exciting and the variety of different experiences. It is bored easily. However, these new ideas may meet with challenges and disapproval by others because of some stressful planetary configurations.
sign of will and power so whatever it touches will be energized with the will to initiate something. The question is how do we use this powerful will energy? From the level of the personality we say, “ I am determined to do this. I will discipline myself, apply myself to accomplish this goal.” this.
The new moon in Aquarius ushers in two important events. We welcome the Chinese New Year and a few weeks later we begin the yearly eclipse cycle. In Chinese astrology this is the year of the Fiery Rooster. This year the Rooster is a harbinger of great change and with it will come many challenges but it also brings the fire of hope and transformation if we can act in a harmonious way toward the challenges that occur.
The symbol for Capricorn is the mountain goat. Sure footed and steady he climbs the mountain of either material achievement or spiritual enlightenment, depending on his level of consciousness. Either mountain demands discipline, commitment, and an ability to focus on the goal. To use the energies of Capricorn
This new moon in Sagittarius invites us to let go of old outdated beliefs and mind sets. We must always be our own best compass and use discernment to detect when a habit has outlived its usefulness. Only then can we choose, consciously the way forward that will best ensure our evolutionary progress.