The month of July returns the ruling Lion during the new moon, but not before we face ourselves on the mountains of the Goat. This month is filled with self-will. Our ability to stand up for ourselves, while dictating the direction of our future endeavours.
Capricorn is the water goat, Caps have horns and can live in the mountains or near the water. As the first Earth sign of the zodiac, Capricorns take the lead when it comes to stability and discipline. Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn is an energy that challenges us to be better. Capricorn teaches to live our best lives yet. When embodied by the energy of Capricorn, we are forced to see the truth in whom we truly are. The rulership of Saturn leaves no space of fraud or misconceptions.
With this full moon in Capricorn, we are asked to take a deep look into our base chakra---our space of survival and basic needs. Is you bank account low? Is it hard to maintain your daily life? How about routines, are you finding it difficult to maintain schedules and deadlines? These are the places where Capricorn, the base chakra and Saturn rule over. In order to maintain yourself, you must be willing to rise each day with the confidence of the Goat. The Goat never gives up and finds it hard to stay down. Depending on which zodiac sign you are, you may find this full moon challenging. But keep in mind that it is all a growing process and to be patient with yourself.
The color purple is naturally the color of Capricorn and will be the color of this full moon's energy. Simply wearing the color or burning a candle will enhance your abilities to connect with your true strength. Remember, Earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) are natually strong signs each carrying their strength in their own way. So, connect with yourself and allow your weaknesses to be released in order for your strength to rise.
The Lion returns on July 28th. The new moon of Leo for the month of July is a time to allow our ego as well as our Solar Plexus chakra to open, heal, and balance. A positive ego allows you to know and understand your place in the world; while an overactive or closed ego makes you egotistical or psychopathic. It is important to understand that your place in this world is vital to each and everyone of us. Leo rules over our ability to be who we are no matter where we are. Leo is the natural leader of the zodiac and in our ecosystem, the leader of the jungle.
As you close out the month of July, close it with self-confidence. Allow yourself the time to be alone and to grow within the energies that you have been healing and balancing for the year. This summer is the summer of the Lion and roar as never before.
The color blue is your color for this new moon. It is imperative to wear the color blue, not just lite a blue candle. The reason to wear the color is to have the energies touch your body, as the sign of Leo is a sign of Self. Ruled by the Sun, it is imperative that you get in contact with the Sun and allow the balance of the relationship between your ego and soul. A salt bath (or shower) will be necessary to watch away all of the negativitiy that you may have encountered during the month. The sunstone and rose quartz are the two crystals that you should use, the sunstone will open and balance your Solar Plexus, while the rose quartz allows unconditional love to enter your realm. This is the boost you may need to continue throughout the rest of the year.
Remember, Jupiter will be retrograde in Pisces from July 29th - November 24th.
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