Stephanie Pui-Mun Law creates such powerful imagery.
"This is the bridge that stretches to the edge of the world. It’s lower steps beckon for the brave and the curious to step up and begin that trek. It arcs across the sky… but then it goes no further.
She stands there upon the edge and wonders where to go from here…
She see the wands of those who have come this far before her, and perhaps from here they turned back, daunted by what the next step may be.
She pauses a moment, does not look down, and then steps forward into what seems to be empty space.
She feels feels sturdy rock and shale materialize under her feet.
She realizes then that this entire bridge has been built by the steps and the dreams of others.
She takes a breath and then begins to make her own strides- she takes the next step, and the next, and the bridge begins to grow beneath her feet.”"
Renewing Self-Love, Releasing Self-Sabotage – Saturday’s New Moon in Leo
The Leo New Moon sparks a new cycle of creativity, love and passion. Giant Jupiter, who just recently moved into Leo, joins with the Sun and Moon, amplifying the call to be BIG and BRIGHT.
Adding to the momentum, action planet Mars moves into Scorpio tonight, saying: it’s time to commit to your passion, desire and vitality. Mars’ extra-long Retro tour through Libra (since December) was a time for exploring options, excavating your desires, and regenerating your mojo. While Libra can have a hard time making decisions, afraid to close off any options, Scorpio is the sign of full-on, both-feet-in commitment. While Libra can be overly concerned with what other people think and with being “nice,” Scorpio is willing to risk it all for the sake of authenticity, aliveness and true intimacy.
Mars forms a tight, tense square (90-degree angle) to the New Moon and Jupiter, challenging you to commit to what you REALLY want. This square could bring up friction between your deepest desires – where you feel your vitality and excitement calling you (Mars in Scorpio) – and your need for approval and validation (shadow Leo). Do your true desires conflict with your self-image, how you want others to see you? Are you afraid of losing other people’s love if you follow your passion?
Leo is the Divine Child, and this New Moon stirs up “inner child issues” – the wounds that subvert your creative power and confidence, and block you from shining your light. The antidote is a big dose of compassionate self-love, self-approval and self-validation. What are you looking for from other people, and how can you give that to yourself? How does the wounded child part of you sabotage your expansion and success, and what does s/he need from you?
For more insight into what this New Moon means for YOU, find the house in your chart that contains 3 degrees Leo. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to: clarify your heart’s true desires; commit to your passion and creativity; strengthen self-love and self-approval; plant a seed for amplifying your creative light."
The trigram earth is above that of heaven, and heaven seems to be on earth. The gravity of matter merges with the upward radiation of light to merge in deep harmony. This juxtaposition denotes a time of peace and blessings for all living things. In the affairs of humans, tranquility comes when the good, strong and powerful show favor to those of lower status, and those of more modes means are well disposed towards those who are currently blessed. This condition marks an end to feuding. In such a state, it is best to let the energy ride high. The way is cleared, and the prospects for great success are outstanding.
Chaotic forces still abide in nature, but man, by carefully responding to the rhythms and cycles of the world around him, can find peace in the natural world. By planting the right crop in the right place in the right season, the farmer brings harmony to the cultivation of plants, and prosperity to his family. Similarly, any business must adjust to the natural cycles of the season; only through flexibility and adaptation can order and growth be maintained. Peaceful times produce a time of flowering and prosperity; the wise person channels positive energy to all quarters, to each in proper proportion, just as a farmer waters his field. But be vigilant. Otherwise, peaceful conditions will foster the growth of weeds as well as flowers…"
Knowing that friends or family are there for you could leave you feeling emotionally secure today. The sense of safety you derive from having them in your life could compel you to express your appreciation for their support. You may also be feeling more secure financially and on the home front. Your good feelings today could be the result of your being grounded and feeling connected to yourself. This is reflected in the feeling of stability you are having about your life. Instead of looking outside of yourself for the source of uncomfortable feelings, all you have to do is go within and make yourself feel comfortable and safe. No one can make us feel secure unless we are secure within ourselves.
By focusing our energy with the power of our intention, we create what we want. It is easy to forget the power of energy combined with focus. If we can think of energy as a substance with shape and weight to it, we notice how it grows the more we focus on a particular situation. Energy has the power to transmit our intention so that we create whatever we are intending. Understanding this process can help us be discerning about how we focus our energy. When you wish to feel good about your life, going inward and focusing your attention on feeling good will make your desire a reality. Know that the stability in your life reflects that stability you have created for yourself, and you’ll discover that you have the power to create your reality."