from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert
The New Moon marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle – the time when the Sun and the Moon are aligned at the exact degree. It would be more accurately called the “Dark Moon,” since this alignment occurs before the Moon shows the first glimpse of herself in the early crescent phase, but in any case the New Moon marks the letting go of one area of life and the beginning of a new cycle.
As we move into the realm of Leo, we become more naturally oriented towards an awareness of our true Self and how we want it to be expressed in the outer world. Leo is the sign of nobility, and it represents the Noble Self as well as the Divine Child. Under the influence of Leo, we seek to become the best specimen of humanity that we can possibly be.
This Leo Moon is conjoined by Venus, which makes it the perfect time to begin new alliances in which we honor the Divine Child both in ourselves and in our friends, lovers, or business colleagues. The kingly planet Jupiter forms a strong aspect, a square, to the lunation (lunar event), offering an expansive means to stretch beyond any limitations that keep us from exploring our pure potential. Because this Jupiter/Moon aspect is a square, there is some danger here that we might take this natural abundance of positive ego to an extreme and cross that delicate line between a healthy ego and self-centered egotism.
Mercury in the New Moon chart is in humble Virgo which will likely apply the brakes if the ego becomes too expansive. In Virgo the mind becomes focused on the […]