Here we are again in the New Moon — entering a fiery Lion extravaganza. The sign of Leo is the archetype of the leader: the mighty lion, the center of attention. The very meaning of Leo is confidence, creativity and strength.
Leo and the Black New Moon
This season, Leo signs need to shine their light into the world while also competing with the black New Moon.
What is a black new moon? The most common definition of a black moon is a second new moon that occurs during one month. Simply stated, we get more dark skies than usual. This period will also bring a super moon, where the moon is much closer and therefore looks much bigger.
While this super moon as a new moon will be difficult to see, its power will be stronger due to its proximity to us.
Why is this so special? Because it doesn't happen often; in fact, it only occurs about once every 29 months.
This means you'll have had two opportunities this month to manifest new opportunities and create a plan for growth.
A New Moon Self-Love Ritual
New Moons are the perfect time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop and manifest. With eclipse season now over and Mercury turning direct in Leo, The King of Hearts will be calling you to your brightest light, your truest heart, and your highest power.
Now is the time to experience radical, radiant self-love. Take a breath: inhale courage and exhale fear.
How will you step into your power in a radiant and resilient way this new moon cycle? Here is your Leo body-love yoga ritual designed to strengthen your will and increase your power. Stay for up to 10 breaths in each pose.
Pyramid-Standing Half Split-Half Moon-Standing Forward Fold-Headstand-Savasana
Healing Wisdom for the Black New Moon
Consider this wise story from Tarot-Astrology UK for the Black Moon on July 31st.
Buddha was once threatened with death by a bandit called Angulimal.
“Be good enough to fulfill my dying wish” said Buddha. “Cut off the branch of that tree.”
One slash of the sword, and it was done!
“What now?” asked the bandit.
“Put it back again” said Buddha.
The bandit laughed. “You must be crazy to think that anyone can do that.”
“On the contrary, it is you who are crazy to think that you are mighty because you can wound and destroy. That is the task of children. The mighty know how to create and heal.”
Happy Black New Moon, lovelies!