All Things You Need to Embrace The New Moon in Leo
New Moon in Leo Energy – Solar Plexus Chakra
The New Moon in Leo falls on August 8th, 2021. New moons are all about setting intentions for the month, new beginnings, and re-births. So, what does it mean when a new moon falls under the Leo sign? It is all about the fire aspect…being a fixed fire sign influenced by the Sun, Leo’s are all about the Solar Plexus Chakra and passion. Whether you fall under this sun sign or not, the time of the Lion is a great time for everyone to give some TLC to their Solar Plexus Chakra. Is your chakra balanced or blocked? Are you having trouble connecting to yourself? Are you physically suffering from digestive issues, weight gain, sugar cravings, diabetes, liver or kidney problems or ulcers? Are you feeling frustrated or angry, anxious or fearful, insecure, obsessive, controlling, depressed, or do you suffer from low self-esteem? All or any of these symptoms could be a result of a blocked or out of balance Solar Plexus Chakra.
Crystals to Bring Balance to the Solar Plexus Chakra
Tigers Eye – known in the ancient world as an all-powerful eye, this crystal is perfect for
knowing, and following your heart. It provides you with the courage, strength, and confidence to become the person you were always meant to be. A self-empowering stone to aid you in conquering your fears and anxieties revealing the warrior goddess within. This stone will give you the determination and perseverance to accomplish your goals so you can ride the wave of abundance and prosperity it will bring in.
Pyrite- an excellent crystal for working on releasing your fears and assisting you in changing behaviour patterns that are limiting your growth. This stone will also align you with the frequencies of wealth and abundance, boosting your intellect and providing inspiration for creative ideas. A grounding stone, Pyrite will also protect you from any harmful or negative energies while unlocking your channelling abilities to seek higher guidance.
Citrine- a crystal that embodies the heightened energy of the sun and is perfect for self-healing and self-improvement. This stone will bring optimism and positivity into your life, dispelling feelings of depression or phobias. Citrine will cleanse and rejuvenate your spirit and environment of anything toxic allowing one to feel balanced and in harmony. This crystal is also known as a success stone for its ability to manifest abundance both personally and professionally by aligning your heart with your head.
Amber- organic in nature, amber is the fossilized remains of tree resin and carries with it the wisdom, old energies, and healing properties of Mother Earth. It is said to symbolize eternal youth, bring good luck, and protect from evil. A perfect empath stone for protection from energies not your own. Amber is able to balance and stabilize higher vibrations within the body allowing one to eliminate fear and anxiety and evoke feelings of peace, calm and tranquility. A true powerhouse when it comes to healing, Amber is one of the oldest and most sought-after crystal for its association with light and life.
Herbs and Essential Oils for the Solar Plexus
Combining the above crystals with herbs and essential oils will bring balance and harmony to the physical and energetic bodies. This chakra is all about yellow. By including foods and herbs that are yellow in color or have properties that benefit specific body parts into your diet, you will be well on your way to a more balanced chakra and empowered you! A lemon and ginger tea is a perfect combination to provide balance within the Solar Plexus. Also, pine pollen, milk thistle, turmeric, mint, lemon balm, marshmallow, fennel, and slippery elm alone or in combination will prove beneficial. Diffusing essential oils in a diffuser or simply using a cotton ball is another wonderful way to activate your chakras. Try using lavender, bergamot, rosemary, lemongrass, lemon, sandalwood, cedar wood, ginger, myrrh, or clary sage for your Solar Plexus.
New Moon Energy
Asking the help of the New Moon energies, beings of the highest light and the element of Fire during this new moon in Leo can help you to bring forth the new beginning you have been envisioning. This means, this is the time to call forth your fire and step into your power. It is the perfect time to make a list of all your fears you wish to overcome, and all of your limiting beliefs that are holding you back from becoming the true goddess you are. Then make a second list of all your desires, goals, and manifestations that you would like to call forth at this time. Set up a white candle in a bowl of water and burn your first list (fears, limiting beliefs) on the right side of the candle with your right hand to release it to the universe, letting it drop to the water before burning your fingers. Then burn your second list (desires, manifestations) on the left side of the candle with your left hand, to receive these desires from the universe. By writing and then burning these lists you are symbolically and intentionally releasing yourself of those fears and limiting beliefs while also sending to the universe your desires and manifestations. This new moon energy is perfect for starting anything that requires passion such as a new business, travelling, health or fitness routine or any other goal you are passionate about achieving.
New Moon Crystals
Using crystals during your new moon rituals is a time-honored tradition dating back to ancient times. Crystals vibrate at specific frequencies aligning them with specific energies. To harness this new moon energy in Leo, Black Obsidian and Citrine are your go to crystals. Not only do these crystals align with the new moon, but they also align with the Solar Plexus making them the perfect crystal allies. Citrine, as listed above, is a perfect catalyst for manifesting all of your dreams and desires. Black obsidian will help to clear emotional blockages and traumas, both present and past, allowing you to heal from a deep soul level. This stone also helps one to or identify and clear any limiting beliefs repeatingbehaviours that are harmful and no longer in alignment with your higher state of awareness, thus clearing the way for higher vibrations and new opportunities for growth. A very protective crystal, black obsidian will purify your environment of negative energies while also protecting you emotionally. Placing this crystal under your pillow as you sleep helps to maintain a sense of calm and serenity by drawing out tension and stress and bringing the cause of that tension to light allowing you the opportunity to release andalign more fully with your heart. An extremely powerful and fast acting crystal, not for the faint of heart, that is all about shining a light on the dark, encouraging expansion and growth, and infusing you with the courage and excitement to explore new chapters in your life yet unwritten.
Here are a few more crystals that align with new moon energy and the fiery energy of Leo:
Labradorite- a crystal for protection, change, and psychic awareness. This crystal is perfect for working on your intuition and bringing about spiritual transformations. This crystal will also help in removing bad habits and thought patterns, while attracting luck, success, and abundance into your life. The perfect stone for strength, perseverance, courage, inspiration and self-confidence.
Smoky Quartz-this crystal is very grounding and protective and will cut through the illusions of life, providing insight and clarity into the root of problems and open the mind to new possibilities. This is a stone that will enhance emotional intelligence, heighten your perceptive abilities, promote problem-solving, and increase your communication skills making it an excellent companion in new ventures.
Moonstone- a very potent crystal especially during this Leo energy to give your manifestations that extra boost. This stone is a highly spiritual stone that facilitates spiritual growth and helps to provide clarity to your true desires. This crystal helps to protect financial wealth and attract new financial resources.
Clear Quartz- a crystal to amplify and project the energies of all your other crystals and that of the moon. This is a stone that is protective, rejuvenating, regenerating, highly programmable and extremely powerful as it has the ability to release, store and absorb energy vibrations. This crystal is especially useful for finding answers to emotional issues when it is charged by the light of the moon.
Herbs and Essential Oils for the New Moon
Like crystals, there are certain plants and essential oils that are extremely beneficial during different moon cycles. The following is a list of herbs and essential oils to use with the new moon energy:
Sage- this herb helps one to connect with the mother goddess and nature. With precision and through the power of intention, sage will open new doors and opportunities all with a playful vitality. Burn the herb to cleanse and purify your space before your ritual or enjoy as a tea.
Cloves- brings in the energies of love, money, and protection and will also open up communication and connection with others. A natural antiseptic and mild anesthetic, cloves are used to treat toothaches, soothe nausea and vomiting, and stimulate the digestive system. This herb is often used in spells for protection and money, banishing magic, and in healing rituals. Burn the herb to attract prosperity or prepare a tea with hot water and let steep for 10 minutes before straining.
Lemon Balm (Melissa)- provides emotional support and care by settling the mind and relaxing the body, will mend a broken heart, and is uplifting and nurturing. Besides being a powerful antiviral, Melissa will also improve cognitive functions, and soothe the nervous system. A great herb for ADHD. Enjoy the herb in a tea, tincture, infused oil, or in a bath.
Marshmallow Root (Althaea)- a hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and rejuvenating herb that encourages the body to restore, revitalize and regenerate. A powerful healer of urinary tract infections, inflammation, and ulcers while also refreshing the skin, muscles and joints. Althaea reminds us to take care of ourselves both inside and out. Enjoy in a cold infusion tea prepared by using 1 cup of marshmallow root in a litre jar and filling with warm filtered water. Allow to infuse in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day. This tea can also be poured into a spray bottle and utilized as a nourishing face mist.
Stinging Nettle- a nutrient dense herb rich in vitamins and minerals with high amounts of calcium, and iron that is used to treat heavy menstrual cycles, osteoporosis, hot flashes, and anemia to name a few. Stinging nettle teaches us the importance of paying attention and being present in our daily lives. To listen to our bodies and nourish ourselves as well as our relationships. Prepare a cold tea by using ½ cup dried nettle leaves in a litre jar and filling it with hot water. Once it reaches room temperature, place in fridge to continue infusing overnight. This cold tea also provides excellent nutrients for the hair as a leave in or rinse out hair mist.
Sandalwood- an essential oil that supports creativity and enhances sexual energy when applied to the lower chakras. For grounding and boosting manifestation, apply to the feet, ankles, back of the knees, cervical spine, wrists, and third eye.
Patchouli- this is a great essential oil to aid in cord cutting and releasing any blocks or stagnant energies. Mix a drop with your sandalwood EO and apply to your lower chakras or diffuse during your new moon ritual.
New Moon Himalayan Salt Bath Ritual
Enhance your new moon ritual with a Himalayan salt bath. As the new moon energy amplifies the body’s ability to detox and cleanse both internally and externally, a Himalayan salt bath will allow the body to release toxins while absorbing the minerals from the salt. This process was coined “Thalassotherapy” by Hippocrates when he noticed that fishermen who soaked their hands in saltwater had fewer complications or infections. The salt bath helps to restore bio-energetic weak points and activate the flow of energy. Some of the benefits include balancing the PH level of the skin, reduces inflammation, spiritual and mental balance, relieves stress, regulates sleep, alleviates symptoms of arthritis, joint and muscle pain, improves circulation, improves moisture retention, stimulates cellular regeneration, and helps with acne, psoriasis, and other skin aliments or rashes. It is important that the concentration of the salt bath be at 1% solution to get the most benefit from the bath. This would equate to approximately 1.18 kg of salt per bath in a full average sized bathtub. It is best to dry brush the skin prior to bathing in order to open the pores and allow the minerals to more easily absorb into the skin. Soak for a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes and do not rinse off when you emerge. Make sure you drink water during and after the bath to help the body further rid itself of toxins. Lighting a candle while bathing will also enhance spiritual cleansing through the combination of all the elements: fire, water, earth, and air. The addition of lemon balm and rose petals to your bath will aid in relaxation and the quieting of the mind. rose quartz will further soothe and nurture the body and soul and the addition of clear quartz will amplify the healing energies.
Enjoy a nourishing cup of tea or a delightful cup of hot chocolate as you partake in any of these rituals or anytime you feel called to with these recipes…
New Moon Tea Blend
2 tsp lemon balm
1 tsp rose petals
1 tsp stinging nettle leaf
1 tsp marshmallow root
1 tsp sage
Add herbs to an 8 oz jar and top with hot filtered water. Allow to cool and then refrigerate overnight.
Fiery New Moon Chocolate Blend
1 Tbsp Organic raw cacao powder
2 Tbsp Organic coconut milk powder
1/2 tsp Organic 5 blend mushroom extract
1/2 tsp Organic Ceylon Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Organic Ginger
1/8 tsp Organic Black pepper
Combine ingredients in your favourite mug, fill with hot water, stir or whisk and enjoy!
Tip: Always stir in a clockwise direction to empower your intentions (success, wealth, love, etc.), or in a counterclockwise direction to disempower your intention (illness, fears, behaviours, etc.)