Today we embark on the first day of a new adventure.
Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you...
Day 1 of The Astro Tarot Journey
New Moon in Leo * 30th July 2011
This space is being created to share information, inspirations and intuitions about two of the great soul enriching loves of my life: Tarot & Astrology.
My hope and intention is that this blog will become a platform for Astrology & Tarot lovers, students and readers, like myself, to help us broaden our horizons & interpretations of the universal symbolism contained within Tarot and Astrology through our everyday experiences and encounters. This will range from diverse subjects such as art, poetry and literature, to gardening, cooking, health and well being, from travel, science and innovation, to spirituality, meditation and introspection.
May this project contribute to supporting us through our own personal life journeys and shedding new light on the stages of life that we all collectively encounter, but in our own individual ways. May it help us grow in love and wisdom as we continue to co-evolve on earth's path, enabling compassion for others and healing the difficult relationships and situations that cross our paths.
How apt that the first day of this brand new blog coincides with today's New Moon in Leo!
The New Moon symbolises new beginnings, taking action and the seeds of great potential. This is a good time to start over and to witness the spouting of new seeds and habits that were conceived during the dream time of the previous lunar cycle. Whether these seed sprouts will grow depends on the continuous care and attention necessary for them to flourish over the coming weeks and months. At this point, the future is not clear in the darkness of the concealed moon, hidden from the sun currently on the opposite side of our home, planet Earth. However, the New Moon is a time to leave the past behind and move forward into a new cycle re-instilled with new hope, optimism and energy.
Leo is a fire element sign and fixed in quality, self-assured and talented in its ability to shine and present its confident and playful energy to the world. This sign is ruled by the Sun - warm, life-giving, encouraging growth and a sense of fun and playfulness. Leo has the energy of a child, free from inhibitions, curious and delighted, refreshingly free from the dark shadows that can seem to multiply as we grow older and increasingly fixed in our beliefs and habits. However, Leo also has the potential to abuse its dynamic power, becoming a proud domineering tyrant, a spoilt brat. When there is a deep awareness of this tendency and the motivation is love, then the powerful Leo energy can be nurtured and cultivated, becoming a joyful force for rapid growth and development as we see in growth of children.
Today's New Moon in Leo gives us a great potential for setting off on a new Astro Tarot Journey. The brilliance of the sun is poised behind the earth to reveal its light on this new moon - a clean slate, ready to radiate its illuminating light on life's mysteries that are recreated within the dance of symbols, mythology, movement & colour contained within the infinite combinations of Astrology and Tarot.
Astro Tarot Journeys is dedicated to the happiness, enlightenment and self awareness of each and everyone of us, but will be of particular interest to those of us for whom the ancient wisdom and mysticism of Astrology and Tarot resonates, whether you are a beginner or deeply experienced. In true Leo style this journey will be an unashamed celebration of our unique approaches and diversity through our shared passion of navigating life's mysteries through the vehicle of Astrology & Tarot.
The Chariot card comes to mind as we pause to collect our thoughts and energies for the journey ahead - a need to stop and reflect with wisdom, set an intention, visualise our goals, acknowledge and balance the dark (moon/yin) and light (sun/yang) sides before we can proceed with our journey in confidence...
What an outfit and carriage too! Leo would be proud ;)
I welcome your thoughts, musings and suggestions. Looking forward to meeting you on this journey with an open mind and open heart. Let's see how this magical mission will unfold...
With love, compassion & wisdom,