9th July 2013: Moon in Leo

Putting the Past to Bed

Today the Moon enters Leo lifting us from the watery realms of the Cancer New Moon and firing up our energy somewhat. Given that we’re currently under the influence of two Grand Trines in Water this is not a bad thing! All this water everywhere has been getting some people down I know, whilst for others it has been a saving grace of gentle healing. But either way this Moon reminds us that we cannot live forever in the realm of emotion. We must balance it with action, intention and commitment in order to manifest the fruits of the healing we’re currently receiving.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this month, there’s a strong emphasis now upon childhood patterns of thought and behaviour. We have an opportunity to see them for what they are and let them go in order to bring all of our energy into the present and start afresh right here, consciously choosing our reactions to life rather than being bullied by them! This Leo Moon offers a helping hand with this, but we need to stay alert to what triggers old responses in us in the coming few days. We have the chance now to really put the past to bed, but we could just as easily and unwittingly keep it up all night instead, feeding old habits that have long had their day.

When in Leo the Moon can be egocentric, believing itself to be the centre of the universe, forgetting that it’s only reflecting the light from the Sun! We may end up doing the same, becoming so absorbed in our own perspective on something that any other angle doesn’t even register in our consciousness let alone hold any potential validity!! If, however, we can guard against this tendency, we now have access to energy that can feed our enthusiasm for living life in a new way that frees us from old dictates and expectations. But we must stay awake to navigate this terrain. It may not be as easy as it sounds and we could find ourselves living out old patterns even whilst believing we’re doing the opposite!

Nothing’s simple at the moment. We’re surrounded by complex and paradoxical energies that are pulling us this way and that. One minute we think we’ve got it all sorted, the next it’s all fallen apart again. One day we know what we want and are ready to go all out to get it, the next we can barely summon up the enthusiasm to get out of bed! But there’s no cause for alarm. When healing old patterns as we are now, there can be a time of disorientation as our old and familiar ‘settings’ are recalibrated. We need time to ‘bed in’ new ways of thinking and behaving, new thoughts and feelings. And we need to forgive ourselves when we forget our decision to do life differently, and start walking old familiar paths again. That will happen too, and it’s okay. When we realise what’s happened, we can just step out of them and return to the present once more.

This Leo Moon comes to us at a time when we have much still to process, giving us energy to invest in the tasks at hand. How we use that energy is up to us. If we invest it in the past then the past is what we’ll get, in all its dubious glory! If we invest it in the present, it will brighten our hearts and fire up our resolve to keep on walking into the new. I know what I want to do with it. How about you?

Have a good day everyone.

Sarah Varcas

Comments

debbie@bestyoucanbe.org 9th July 2013 6:04 am

amen, so well written and on point. yes this is exactly my experience. thank you for expressing it with such clarity.

Deeni 9th July 2013 9:16 am

Thank You Sarah.

My new mantra, when I find myself heading down the road I do not wish to take is "Embrace the Gift. That which is the Present!"

Much Love and Light to You Sarah, and to All.

: ))

Sandra Smyre 9th July 2013 10:29 am

Sarah, you are an Angel :angel:! This message is so spot on for me. Am trying to "walk" a new path, but the old is calling me back over and over and I'm exhausted. Today my partner is being scheduled for surgery #24--the PTSD is horrible for her and I'm just trying to be supportive and not fall into self pity. It feels like the universe is out to get us. I know better but the feelings are certainly tied to the "water" elements. Okay, now I feel better after dumping it all out here(haha). Thank you to all of the angels out there that keep posting honest messages--not everything is joyous right now for lots of us. Much love to you, Sarah :smitten:

cyndy 9th July 2013 11:19 am

I picked up on the "stay awake to navigate". Delicious.

COBALT 9th July 2013 11:21 am

Hi Sarah!

I was just reading a book called "This is Water" by David Foster Wallace".
The words in your message are in sync with my current experience.
Gentle healing is what I am feeling. XX

shapeshifter 9th July 2013 12:19 pm

Sarah, My childhood patterns refuse to be put to bed without a good story. They usually prefer Grimm fairy tales.

If I don't feed them regularly they throw temper tantrums and keep me up all night.

But, when I embrace them and give them positive attention, they start to settle down a bit.

It's definitely easier to put them to bed when I stop believing that I'm sleeping with the enemy.

I'm glad the Leo moon is lending me a helping hand as well. :)

bluefeatheryone 9th July 2013 6:17 pm

"If we invest it in the present, it will brighten our hearts and fire up our resolve to keep on walking into the new. I know what I want to do with it. How about you?" I'm with you, Sarah. I'm appreciating the fieriness of today & welcoming it with open arms. Walking into the new... <3 Much love to you all! :smitten:

kay 9th July 2013 8:28 pm

Sarah, you have a wonderful ability to relay the universe’s message (it’s time to get your butt in gear and leave that useless stuff behind) in the most compassionate way (it’s okay, sweetie, you’re doing just fine--it really is a bit challenging).

Shapeshifter: “When I embrace them and give them positive attention, they start to settle down a bit. It's definitely easier to put them to bed when I stop believing that I'm sleeping with the enemy.” That’s what I was trying to express yesterday I think it was. That business about coming to terms with my ego mind in a loving way in real gratitude and then having my heart redirect the thought. It's a new approach for me, and it's working.

It’s as you said, Deeni, embrace the gift. I’m trying to see every wayward, self-sabotaging thought or action as just as much a gift as the soul-lifting ones. It’s all about us giving ourselves another opportunity to expand into out fuller versions.

Sandra, I’m sending so much love to you and your partner during this difficult time.

Love to all of you.

kay 9th July 2013 8:39 pm

Just checked yesterday's post to see if I did in fact say what I thought I'd said--it could as easily have been telepathic communication--and there were the frequent flyer smiles. Cute, Shapeshifter.

So, Cyndy, your sister's name is Kay. Well now you have a second sister named Kay if you'll have me.

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 4:02 am
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amen, so well written and on point. yes this is exactly my experience. thank you for expressing it with such clarity.

Thank you Debbie. Glad it resonated so well with you :)

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 4:03 am
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My new mantra, when I find myself heading down the road I do not wish to take is "Embrace the Gift. That which is the Present!"

Love this Deeni. Thank you! :)

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 4:06 am

Hello Sandra :) Sounds like you both have a lot on your plate right now. Exhaustion.... there's a lot of it about. It's really important that we take things gently when we can and yes, I know that's easier said than done! thinking of you and sending lots of love :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 4:07 am
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I picked up on the "stay awake to navigate". Delicious

Another handy mantra Cyndy! :)

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 4:09 am
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Gentle healing is what I am feeling

sounds good to me Cobalt. I don't know the book you mentioned. What's it about?

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 4:10 am

Shapeshifter, once again a big smile from reading your post. Thank you :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 4:11 am
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Walking into the new.

Yes! See you there bfo! :)

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 4:13 am
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Sarah, you have a wonderful ability to relay the universe’s message (it’s time to get your butt in gear and leave that useless stuff behind) in the most compassionate way (it’s okay, sweetie, you’re doing just fine--it really is a bit challenging).

lol Kay. Thank you... I figure one without the other is a tale only half told :)

shapeshifter 10th July 2013 10:03 am

Kay, yep we're following the same script about self-love, just playing different parts. It's oKay to be happy and gay! :thumbs:

Sandra, it all comes together as it falls apart. Hang in there.

Sarah, thanks for the message on 7/10. Hope you receive our telepathic gratitude since we are unable to comment online :coolsmiley

cyndy 10th July 2013 10:04 am

Kay, and We shall have each other.

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:10 am
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Sarah, thanks for the message on 7/10. Hope you receive our telepathic gratitude since we are unable to comment online

Thank you shapeshifter. I wasn't aware there was a problem. I've been absent a bit the past day or so myself so I'm only just catching up with everything :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:14 am

Ah, right, I've just seen it now. Jees... :D