When the Moon is in the dark phase in Leo, the creativity may be in seed form, not yet manifesting.
This is not a block. It is just part of the process. That time spent in a restful state – staring at the ceiling or at the clouds passing overhead is a necessary restful state. The mind and heart can be allowed some stasis. No striving for fresh ideas or making even one mark - just resting in the cosmic swirl.
The Leo new Moon is simply a quiet allowing of the creation that each one of us, inherently, is.
Leo Is a fixed fire sign – a fire that may have a long slow burn with periodic flarings up.
Allowing the embers to smolder during the new Moon is just fine. When the Moon moves on, that time of stasis, of equilibrium, will naturally give way to the manifestation of the creative fire on the outer.
Lions spend a good bit of time, in the heat of the day, resting in the shade, watching the cubs frolic and snoozing. This new Moon, finding that restful place in or out of the Sun, will lead, in time, to a roar of unique creative expression.
The Leo new Moon aligns with Lammas – the Celtic first harvest festival that celebrates the lord of light. Baking of bread is the tradition at this time. It is customary to reflect on what fruit of creation has been born so far this year. Gratitude will sow seeds of yet more creation.
PS Leo rules the heart and Leo is generous! I am starting this new Moon grateful for the heart muscle that is the drumbeat of my life and I am treating it to a nice long lie down.💗🦁🌄
Much love, Lydia