We welcome this creative and fiery New Moon with Desiree Pais of Benshen as our guide - giving us permission to trust our intuition, leave the past behind, and carve out our path exactly how we invision it to be.
D | I’ve come to realize Monday’s and first of the month's are romantic to us as a fresh start to shower away the self-imposed guilt of “letting ourselves go.” As I become more and more committed to my meditation and spiritual practice, I can feel the perspective has shifted from shame to softness. The self-talk is no longer the negative lashing it used to be, but rather clear and powerful planning with grace and compassion. There’s a new level of guidance saying “Okay, you’re feeling like this about X,Y, and Z. No problem. Here, here is the vision of what you want, make an intention, and these are the next steps to get there. Take them, take them with pride, you’re stronger than you think.”
And that’s exactly what this New Moon in Leo is about: personal power, finding the strength inside of ourselves to feel like the Kings or Queens we are. The Leo, the Lion, is the King of the Jungle, and inherently is the nature of rulers of the world. Kings or Queen makes decisions guided by the hand of strength and intuition, trusting in their own power. And the same is for us when it comes to ruling the realms of our own unique reality.
Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga, taught us that women are sixteen times more intuitive than men. Sixteen times! The only thing that is blocking us from having clear intuition is the fact that we like to complain way, way too much. I know, I’ve been guilty of this too. But this moon in Leo invites us confidently take back our power, to stop complaining about our lives, and to see that we know exactly, especially because we are sixteen times more intuitive, the next step we need to take towards our dreams. Whether our vision is health-related, romantically-inclined, financially-fueled, now is the time to set intentions and plant seeds for the next lunar cycle during this New Moon portal - and with Leo in the stars, we do so boldy.
In my own personal practice, when I get to a space now where things are feeling off balance in my body-mind-spirit, I love to use the New Moon to create a vision of all the things I wish to manifest and bring back into alignment. Leo is a sign of the Sun, making this New Moon fiery, passionate, and full of energy. Whatever we want to manifest, there is already extra power behind it. If we just take a few moments to sit quietly, close our eyes, and listen to the inner voice, it will tell us exactly what is needed to do to move forward through any blocks that seem to be arising right now. It only takes a few powerful breaths to remember the great reserves of strength that are within us, not outside of us, and that we can use that to command prosperity in all areas of our lives.
On the eve of the New Moon, create a ritual with candles, sage, scents, and other tools you’re inspired to use to activate the Lunar energy in your being. Take out a journal and write three clear intentions that you want to manifest, beginning them with the affirmations of “I am, I already, or I’m about to…” Writing intentions in the present tense makes them infinitely more powerful. When you’re finished, come to easy pose or any comfortable seated position place your hands over your heart, left over right, and begin long deep breathing. See the vision clearly, see the action steps clearly, and feel the victory wash over you as you clearly see yourself living in the new dream.