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The Heart of the Matter

New Moon Eclipse ~ in Leo

Look at every path closely and deliberately. Does this path have heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you. A path without heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy, it does not make you work at liking it.” Carlos Castaneda

During this rather introspective time, we’re being given opportunity to pause, to consider. Is this path that we’re currently following leading towards peace, or suffering? In this one life, are we choosing happiness, through surrender and acceptance or choosing a battle of our own making?

Leo rules the Heart. The recent full moon which took place with Moon in Aquarius, and Sun in opposite sign of Leo, with Mars activating the South node (past) was placing an emphasis on Mind. Have your Heart and Mind been in battle? or in alignment? Now is the time to make peace with your past. To forgive yourself and others for any perceived transgressions. To understand that every external voice of criticism is an internalised voice of another’s “authority”.

Leo assumes the energy of Sovereignty, inviting you to choose your own path.

To choose to walk a path with Heart. A path of Love.

Rather than be torn between a path of heart and a path of mind, make peace.

Give them each a voice and listen to what they want to say to you.

If the mind is keeping you stuck in an old pattern, way of being, or old story, consider quietening the mind with a brighter story.

Bring yourself to centre.

A more exciting unfolding of your journey to Self awaits!

I’m choosing to use The Sun card for this New Moon in Leo, as Sun rules Leo. The Sun card can signify a time when you may feel en-light-ened. You may be feeling more positive and able to see the path ahead clear for you, putting any hardship you may have endured, behind you. You’re now able to reach for a higher level of insight and understanding. You can take the hand of your inner child and invite play into your life. You can extend your heart, your love, your warmth, and Shine your Inner Light,

Being You.

I charged the Sun card with the intention of receiving a message for the collective for this time of Leo New Moon and received The Hierophant, with Ace of Swords at the base of my deck. (I always check the base card for an “underlying” energy.)

This is Powerful. The Hierophant holds the energy of Spiritual authority and bringing it to the physical plane. It’s astrological association is Taurus. So I’m asked to consider the implication of Uranus’ now retrograde station in Taurus. Uranus is currently playing a major role in the story of what’s unfolding. It’s the modern day ruler of Aquarius, which again points to the recent full moon and Mars on the South node, highlighting the past.

We’re being asked to re-invent.


A new time.

A new way of Being…

which takes me back to the message of The Sun card and back to the Heart.

The Ace of Swords as underlying energy, is a new way of thinking. Inspiration = In-Spirit.

Swords are the element of Air = mind/thought.

Aquarius is an air sign.

All further confirmation of the story we’re currently co-creating.

Intention Activation ~

Bring your left hand and focus to your solar plexus (between your belly button and chest)

Invite in the colour Yellow

See it shine brilliantly

Feel the integration of your body and mind

Release any blocks to your creativity

Feel any sense of limitation or ideas of any lack in your body and mind, and allow it to melt away

Feel your connection to your inspiration and motivation and know that you are the creator of your own life.

Bring your right hand and focus to your Heart.

Invite in the colour Green

Feel a connection here to your True Self and openness to truly knowing yourSelf

Feel your heart beating and the knowing of being truly alive, truly awake

Feel your heart burning bright, lighting up your very core.

Bring your hands to prayer position at the heart space

Feel a sense of love for yourself ~ and other

Give gratitude for the healing energy you’ve created for yourself, and every other being.


Blessings for a Bright Path for All