Anna Gragert
Updated Aug 02, 2016 @ 2:15 pm
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When you look to the starry night sky tonight, you may feel change all around you. Maybe you even feel as though something has changed within you. That’s because, on this day in time, there will be a new moon in Leo – a clean slate for us all to welcome the abundance of fiery energy that’s before us.

Considering that Leo’s symbol is the lion, it would do you good to embrace this fierce animal in the coming days.

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If you’ve been skimping on self-care lately, you should use this new moon as an opportunity to do the opposite. Let your confidence shine as you work to care for both your inner and outer self. You may have been holding in your emotions these past few weeks, which has left you feeling stale and unmotivated. Maybe you’ve been so caught up in a project at work that you’ve thrown your bedtime to the side. But that ends today.

As the new moon rises, feel free to express yourself in any way you so choose. If you’ve been meaning to take a painting class or schedule a Swedish massage for your sore muscles, you should view the new moon in Leo as an excuse to get going! Then again, now’s also the time to unleash all the feelings, ideas, and thoughts you’ve kept bottled up for so long. Ultimately, it’s time to roar like a non-cowardly lion in every area of your life!

Speaking of having courage, now’s also the perfect moment to take the lead!

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With Leo influencing the heart and the spine, this is an ideal time for releasing your inner passion. If there’s a certain project you want to spearhead at work, in your community, or even at home, you shouldn’t feel insecure about raising your hand. After all, you know for a fact that you have what it takes to get the job done.

Yet, taking the lead doesn’t have to involve other people. It can instead be all about becoming the hero or heroine of your own life. For some time now, you may have been dealing with indecisiveness or self-doubt and that’s totally okay – because this new moon has your back. Going forward, you should focus your energy on following your intuition, on using your energy to pave the way for a brighter future.

The Takeaway:

The new moon in Leo is here to encourage you to follow your heart like a badass lion. No matter what happens, you should take a moment to look at how far you’ve come as you work to become the most confident person you can be. And if all else fails, just remember: YOU’VE GOT THIS.