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* The New Moon in Leo
Leo Energy in the Creative Process

by Rebecca Brents


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A time for joy

With the arrival of the New Moon in Leo, we've passed completely through the powerful time of Cancer energy, whose beginning is always marked by the Summer Solstice.

The New Moon in Cancer puts emphasis on emotional bonds, family ties, roots, heritage, home and deep security issues. In Cancer, we are extra-concerned about survival, family safety and well-being, self-protection ... and all the emotional and psychological hot-buttons those contain.

The New Moon in Leo, though, is wonderfully different. It carries a feeling of pure joy, creativity, playfulness, "attention-getting," speculation and romance more than the complex moods of Cancer.


And moving on

The progression of signs through the Zodiac contains the Circle of Creation ... the process of being -- from beginning to end ... portrayed in the drama of life. At this point, we've established a new beginning and the genesis of individual identity in Aries. We solidified and grounded this in Taurus ... by acquiring the resources, including money, one needs to survive in the physical world.

We discovered an ability to think, communicate and learn in Gemini -- skills most definitely necessary to growth and continuance. And we established a home and family support system in Cancer. With this protection, security, and home base as background, we can now move into other pursuits.


Other choices ... other needs

In his work and theories, Abraham Maslow discussed a "hierarchy of needs" that when you think about it seems self-evident. You need a ready, dependable source of supply for basic survival issues before you can go on to develop other things important to a full and satisfying life. But those can "wait" while you figure out how to keep yourself and your loved ones alive.

When you don't have what you need here, it gets your attention fast. Until it gets fixed, you have nothing to spare to invest in anything else. If you suddenly can't breathe, the search for food, romance or entertainment goes straight out the window. And if you are literally starving, you put energy into finding food, not getting a professional promotion. Everything else is on hold indefinitely.

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