Ground your body, clear your mind…
Become aware of your body. Notice how gravity holds and connects you to earth. It’s as though your body is an ancient stone temple—solid, strong, secure. Sanctify this temple. Imagine a priestess is pouring sacred water and scattering rose petals, all the way down, from your head to your toes. Any anxiety or negativity washes away. Notice the thoughts and feelings leaving the temple—your judgments, your distracted mind, your worried heart. Be sure to honor them. Give each a smile and a piece of cake as it departs.
Draw a circle of protection, call in blessings…
Visualize a ring of fragrant flowers surrounding you, protecting you. Know that you are safe and relaxed. Breathe deeply. Feel the power of the Sun and Moon pouring into your circle. The energy of Leo is gathering in your circle, warm and radiant. Leo is the archetypal King-a strong, generous, and good-hearted king. Leo rules the kind of leadership that comes from the heart. It honors others as it honors itself. Leo is dignified and playful, creative and romantic. It carries the enthusiasm of a happy child. Continue absorbing its energy as you read Leo’s affirmations.
- I play like a child.
- I lead like a king.
- I shine.
- I encourage others to be their best.
- I feel appreciated.
- The world wants what I have to give.
- My heart is joyful.
- I give love with ease.
Allow seed intentions to form…
Your intentions for this cycle are gathering. You may already know what you wish to accomplish. Or you may not. Trust that all will unfold perfectly in time. Know that this brief ritual has aligned you with spirit. Now ask your heart if it has a closing message for you. This may come in words or as a picture, perhaps as a body sensation or sound. Give yourself time to receive this message. Digest it. Write it down. Then, in gratitude to yourself and spirit, return to normal awareness. Place a symbol of your Leo New Moon message on your altar.