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Friday, July 21, 2017

A Powerful New Moon in Leo Sets the Stage for Major Changes

The first of two new moons in Leo this year occurs on July 23, 2017 in 0 degrees of Leo.  That’s right – I said two new moons in Leo.  The second one is the much ballyhooed solar eclipse (aka new moon on steroids) on August 21, 2017 in 28 degrees of Leo. 

This new moon promises to be very potent because it involves so many planets in Leo and fire signs.  Mars entered Leo on July 20th, the sun enters Leo on July 22nd and Mercury, as well as the north node are also in Leo.  Saturn remains in Sagittarius and Uranus and Eris are in Aries.  Saturn, Mercury and Uranus are forming a grand fire trine.  The themes of a Leo new moon include heart-centered energy, creativity, romance and playfulness.  Everyone knows that a new moon is a perfect time to set new intentions and with the sun and moon conjunct Mars in Leo to boot, it’s a perfect time to channel all of that energy and initiative in a constructive way to set some new intentions for a fresh start in whatever area of life this new moon falls in.  For me, it is in my 10th house of career. 

Mars in Leo is a key player in this new moon because we are still under the influence of the recent Mars/Uranus square which occurred on July 17, 2017 and inspired me to tweet:

The results of the recent Mars/Uranus square include impatience, a tendency towards being accident prone, an urge to break free from restrictive influences and rebel against authority.  The sun, moon and Mars are squaring Uranus on this Leo new moon, which will encourage us to be bold, courageous, take risks and step out of our comfort zone.  The north node of the moon in Leo amplifies the theme of stepping out of our comfort zone because that is what the north node likes to do.   Mars in Leo can also make us prone to temper tantrums, as we can literally roar like a lion if we’re not happy.  But Mars in Leo is very direct and assertive, so I think that many of us are grateful to bid adieu to the somewhat passive aggressive energy of Mars in Cancer.

All of these planets in fire are ramping up the intensity of this restless vibe.  This is a very complicated new moon, but it does have some very positive influences going for it.  The sun, moon and Mars are forming a trine to Chiron in 28 degrees of Pisces and this offers tremendous potential for emotional healing.  Jupiter in Libra is squaring off with Pluto in Capricorn during the new moon, which will undoubtedly trigger issues of fairness in the areas of finances and government. I wouldn’t rule out hearing some angry words expressed towards foreign countries. 

But we are still dealing with some powerful water energy.  Chiron and Neptune are retrograde in Pisces, which can generate healing and compassion, but can also thrust us into the victim role if we are not mindful. Don’t let yourself be a victim of anyone else’s strong actions.  The energy is so strong with this new moon that some of us may find ourselves on the receiving end of another’s impulsive actions. We don’t have to fall into victim autopilot mode; step back, breathe and set your own new intentions.
The bottom line is that change is coming, especially with those two eclipses in August.  Don’t fight the need for change and this ride will be a whole lot easier and more enjoyable for all of us. In the meantime, enjoy the passion of all this Leo energy!
If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life by delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the August 2017 eclipses. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters because they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius.   

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If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

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I was also featured in the July 3rd edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:

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