By Michelle McClunan
Late on Tuesday night (2nd August) we have a beautifully creative, lighthearted New Moon in Leo, which, when compared to what we’ve been experiencing of late, has a buoyancy and an optimism to it.… dare I say, perhaps even a dash of fun!
This is the perfect new moon to plant new seeds, set new intentions and start new creative endeavours. Saturn, (which I wrote about in my last blog) is in a positive flowing aspect to this moon, adding a dollop of maturity, commitment and endurance into the playful mix, ensuring that those seeds get planted properly, so that they can take root and grow.
The sign of Leo is of course symbolised by the Lion and rules the heart, courage, fun, play, romance, expression and creativity.
Interestingly, the root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart.
For me this Lunar month, we’re being asked to courageously follow our uniquely creative hearts.
- In what ways are you completely unique?
- If you weren’t afraid and could do anything with your life force, what would it be?
- What’s the one thing you want to do before the end of your life?
- What’s the one thing you want to do before the end of the year?
- Where in your life, can you take another courageous step towards expressing your heart’s desire and your uniqueness?
I can’t tell you how many people tell me they’re not creative I’m still shocked every single time it happens.
It’s impossible to be human and not to be creative.
It seems that a lot of people get creativity and artistic ability confused. Somebody tells us early on that we can’t draw as well as somebody else … and boom…. What we hear is “I’m not creative”, when basically, someone has just given you their opinion on your technical artistic ability… NOT your creativity!
Have you ever heard a small child utter the words “I’m not creative” ?
I certainly haven’t! They KNOW they are!
If you think about it, our lives are a continual process of creativity… from selecting ingredients for a meal, hunting down that perfect shirt or dress, to raising our children, choosing a hairstyle, negotiating our relationships, planning our holidays, nurturing others, picking out furniture, and arranging our home and work places…. And everything else too!
For me, creativity is our relationship with and connection to, the Supreme Source of Life and how we shine our unique light into the world.
CREATING OUR REALITY
Right now, you might be creatively imagining or visualising what you’re going to have for dinner, or the things you need to do when you finish reading this. Maybe you’re wondering how you might or might not be able to pay your bills at the end of the month, or what’s going to happen during or after the elections.
We constantly have stories swirling around in our heads. In fact, they probably have the potential to be Pulitzer prize winners if we wrote them all down. Our imaginations are rich and infinite and can work for us or against us.
At the end of the day, the stories we tell ourselves today are creating tomorrow’s reality – whether they’re negative or positive.
A COURAGEOUS COMMITMENT
Here’s something for you to try. Just for today, make a courageous commitment to yourself not to judge anybody, including yourself… or to complain about anything at all. If you do find yourself about to judge or complain, take a deep breath, collect your energy and affirm something more useful. If you feel better as a result, do it for another day and another.
This is a really quick way to become more conscious of what kind of reality we are creating in this moment.
SHOOT THOSE ARROWS
Mars the planet of action and activity, finally leaves the deep waters of Scorpio later today, where it’s been on and off since January. During its journey there, a lot has surfaced, been transmuted and released globally and personally. The floods last week in South Africa may have been part of a massive clearing.
Now that its finally moving into the sign of Sagittarius, the far-seeing archer, we should be able to start viewing things from a higher perspective and shoot those arrows in the direction of our hearts desires.
In Life and Light