The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection, in which are reflected the mythologems, i.e., the archetypes. In this vision astrology and alchemy, the two classical functionaries of the psychology of the collective unconscious, join hands. - Carl .G. Jung
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Cosmic Story: 1st Leo New Moon, July 23, 2017
The Cosmic Story: 1st
Leo New Moon, July 23, 2017
Sekhmet: The Sacred Power of
Constellation of Leo
This morning, just after
Mars moved into Leo, I got a skype call from my grandson who’s just
about to have his first Mars return. He roared like a Lion for me,
showed off his stuffed animals and let me enjoy his playing. That’s
Mars in Leo for you. With the Sun in the last few degrees of Cancer,
family and fun, sons and grandsons can make your day!
We’re about to enter the
twilight zone – a lunar month that begins with a Leo New Moon,
which grows into a partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius/Leo and ends
with another Leo New Moon that is also a powerful Solar Eclipse.
This is the month when we reclaim our heart’s power to transform
our life with love. This is a month to open to the power of creation
and let it rip through our psyches until we are breathless with the
fun and wonder of the Light. This is the month to step into our
Since Mars will be conjunct
this 1st Leo New Moon, he’s in the spotlight. In the
past 6 week as Mars journeyed through Cancer, he dove deep into our
emotional depths to explore what our souls really desire. Just after
he arrived home (Cancer) on
he made a delightful sextile to Venus in Taurus, who inspired him to
envision a future full of environmental
justice, love, peace and
pleasure, perfecting just
after the Sagittarius Full Moon and Jupiter ended
his retrograde. Venus helped
him get his head aligned with
partnership, family and our individual
soul desires. What
did you discover about your need for security, love, relationship and
a few weeks later on June 24-25, Mars
was challenged by Jupiter to make good on his truth, instead of
overreacting to his situation.
Did you choose partnership
over domination? Where you
able to step into real partnership?
On the 26th
he connected with Neptune in
Pisces, the World Soul,
embracing the wisdom that to be really happy and at peace, everyone
else has to feel that way
joined him on the 28th
to make sure he was getting the message because on July 2nd,
Mars opposed Pluto in Capricorn, giving him the opportunity to choose
to go back to aggression and domination or to align his will
with the higher Will of divine evolution.
What did you choose? On July 17th,
Uranus in Aries, offering
us the opportunity to shape and channel our own unique way of doing
things – or letting things explode because the tension and
frustration got too much for us. During
those 6 weeks, Mars engaged the dynamic T-Square of revolution,
evolution and equality on a
As he enters Leo, Mars has
now we find ourselves with Mars engaging this first Leo New Moon.
There are two New Moons
this astrological month, similar to when we have a Blue Full Moon.
Every year and a half, the
lunar cycle catches up with our solar calendar and the moon cycle
flips. For the next year or so, after the 2nd
Leo Solar Eclipse New Moon, we’ll find that the Full Moon will be
in different signs than the New Moon. This
split will make us work a bit harder to integrate our shadow side and
stretch us to allow the seeds of these New Moons to blossom in new
this Leo New Moon, our inner warrior nature will be filled with
Light. And because Regulus, the star at the ‘heart of the Lion’
has just precessed into tropical Virgo, the underlying energy of our
warrior will be decidedly feminine. Yes, we can look to Wonder
Woman as an example of this new
feminine warrior, dedicated to ‘saving the world.’ But I’d
like to bring in another feminine solar warrior energy for us to
years ago, the Age of Lion held sway. Many people believe the Sphinx
was created to represent that age. We
also know of
an ancient Goddess who probably comes down to us from both
Atlantis and Lemuria. The
Goddess is Sekhmet, the Lioness Goddess of Egypt. She was the
original power of the Sun, way before she became Ra’s Eye (after
patriarchy demoted her).
The Sekhmet Temple of Goddess Spirituality in Nevada
is called the powerful one,
a warrior goddess who also heals. She was known by 1000 names,
although only a few are known to us now. Here are a few of her
of the Words of Power,
Whose Wish the Arts were Born.
Essence is Fire.
of the Sun.
One who Empowers Us.
Controls the Waters of Life.
of the Magic Lamp.
of All the Gods,
Makest Sound Their Bones.
of the Galaxies.
of the Divine Order.
One of the Place of the Appearance of Silence.
and Protectress from the Perils of the Underworld.
of the Gates of Life and Death.
of the Place of the Beginning of Time.
Who Was Before the Gods Were.
prayer is: Sa
Sekhem Sahu.Sa means the breath of life or life force. Sekhem
means source, power or might. Sekhem is the power that animates the
Sahu, the spiritual body.
Sekhem is the power that leads one to spiritual consciousness.
Below is a video my fellow priestesses at the Sekhmet Temple in
Nevada helped make with our beloved high priestess, Katlyn Breene.
1st Leo New
Leo New Moon occurs on July 23 at 2:45am PDT/ 5:45am EDT/ 9:45 am
Sabian symbol for the Sun and Moon at 1* Leo is: Blood
rushes to a man’s head as his vital energies are mobilized under
the spur of ambition.
from the heart rushes to the head, giving us the energy to act on our
desires. Leo is the sign that rules Individuation,
Carl Jung’s term for the process of becoming conscious of the
soul’s purpose. So
this New Moon energy calls us, not to an exaggerated sense of our own
ego power, but rather to be the agent of our soul’s purpose.
Sabian symbol for Mars at 2* Leo is: An
epidemic of mumps.
(Yes, sometimes these symbols seem strange!) An epidemic is something
that spreads throughout society. Mumps is a childhood disease which
affects adult males’ testicles. Another sign to me that we need
Sekhmet’s warrior power instead of the old Mars power, which tends
to dominate and compete. If
we’re going to spread anything, we must spread the warrior power of
conjuncts the Sun on July 26th
at 4* Leo, initiating a new 2-year cycle of our masculine desire
Eardley’s Sabian symbol for 4* Leo is: A
pointy-eared man from the future flies through a time tunnel to find
himself in a business man’s convention.
This symbol seems to indicate that a Mr. Spock-like male energy is
needed to bring about a change in our economic system. I can’t
imagine Spock allowing the continued rape of Mother Earth or the
repression of women and minorities to continue in business. It’s
just not logical!
rebirth of the masculine is once again offered to us
as Mars meets up with the Sun.
How will we use our energy, our vitality, our passion and our
desires? Will the men of the world awaken to the path of Heart? Will
we become vital,
meaning essential to life,so
that our light can shine out into the world?
Call we all find the courage to discover and then follow our heart’s
as we head into ‘the great American Eclipse’? This eclipse can be
a bridge to a new life so dig deep this month into your heart’s
most secret chamber so you know what lies there in
preparation for the eclipse
on August 21.
New Moon makes what we call an ‘out of sign’ square to Uranus in
Aries, challenging us to be our own unique selves, regardless of what
others’ think. That’s a big lesson this month with the South
Node in Aquarius. Now is not the time to try to ‘fit in’. Stay
true to yourself and let the Sun’s power, and Sekhmet’s power,
energize you for the big changes we’re all feeling. Find your
community to support you on this much-needed journey.
are some questions that my friend Divine
Harmony asked us. They’re good questions for all of us to
are you wanting to bring into manfestation in your life?
is your greatest desire/inspiration/vision?
What is the
obstacle to your desire manifesting or inspiration/vision
What are you willing to let go of to open up to
your destiny more?
what happens to you – and in the news – on July 24th.
That’s the day Mercury hits the Eclipse degree of 29* Leo, which
it will go back to during its next regrade, which starts on August
It will prefigure what the Eclipse might hold in store for you and
for our world.
slips into its home sign of Virgo on July 25th.
Venus moves through Gemini and into Cancer on July 31st,
so be prepared to put away your dancing shoes and stay closer to
Uranus begin its yearly retrograde at 29* Aries, whose Sabian symbol
is: The music of
It’s time to listen within to your inner Wisdom!
all for now until the upcoming Lunar Eclipse on August 7th.