To understand the power of this second New Moon of July, the ‘Black Moon’, let’s take a
quick look back at Cancer season that ended July 22. Cancer is a ‘cardinal’ sign, meaning it
ushers in a new season of the annual cycle: Summer. Without the acknowledgement of what
we need as well as the actual nourishment we require, we cannot progress to the fun part of
the cycle. What we just went through during Cancer season was in preparation for us to be
able to enjoy this part of our journey.
As a ‘fixed’ zodiac sign, Leo anchors the energy of the season it occurs in, which of course is
Summer. Leo’s energy begins right after Cancer has asked us to slow down and ensure we
are taking care of ourselves, the perfect setup for being able to relax and enjoy life as it’s
meant to be lived.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done here, though. While Leo Season is a
celebration of life itself, there is also a reminder to be grateful for the opportunity to be alive
at this time. Yes there is pain, and yes there is suffering, but even as we endure these things
we still know deep down that life is worth living and celebrating. This is the time to connect
with people and things that make your heart sing and fill you with joy, but there is another
side to consider.
In order to tap into the true essence of this Season, you need to be able to allow yourself to
be who you truly are. No masks, no lies, no cover ups. Just you. Cancer Season asked you
who you are: Leo Season asks how you will authentically express that version of yourself.
This type of authentic self-expression is terrifying for some, as it forces us into a place of
extreme vulnerability. For most of us, being vulnerable is difficult place to be and hard to
Experiencing the pure joy of self-acceptance takes some digging through the muck first.
Releasing the need for validation from others is the place to start. One thing to keep in mind
is that the only validation you truly need is your own. Once you are able to accept that, you
will find the courage to express yourself in a completely authentic way that allows you to
bypass needing prior approval from others.
A simple cord-cutting and release exercise will help you to let go of the energetic ties that
may be binding you to patterns of thinking, negativity, linking you to people that you no
longer associate with, and so on.
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Sarrah October is a certified Tarot reader with over 15 years experience reading cards for clients. She was given her first Tarot deck by her grandmother who told her to use her power for good.