Leo New Moon: Use Your Fire

Our world… Crazy. Hard to understand. And then comes a double Leo sky.

Everyone usually thinks: “Wow, you are a double Leo?! You must be wild, loud, free, and out there.” But it’s not always true. When the Sun and Moon are in the same sign, it is built for introversion.


This sky suggests it’s time to reflect, so says the Moon hidden by the Sun. You will not be able to see the Moon tonight. It’s dark—hence, go in.


This fall, said the astrologer, we are headed for a very tense time. The new moon sky this week is softer. Take advantage of this gentler time we are in.

We are well aspected by Mars (Mars trines the Sun and Moon), implying good energy. There is healthy Fire up there.


Mars will NOT be well aspected this fall.

Mars will square the Sun and 3 other planets come mid-October…entangling them all in a T-square. Any of you who do not speak Astrology, this means it will be a tense time. Starting in September, we are headed for a capital T in the sky, standing for Tension and it will last through the Libra month.

So let’s enjoy this sky now. It’s the end of the summer, with a double Leo energy: which I refer to as the shy show off.


I’ve been thinking about it and how it relates to human nature. Here’s how it showed up for me…

I never thought of myself as anything special (we grow into self-esteem; it’s a silly truth that we don’t come with it).

I worked hard. Gave my job all I had, and over time, I came to discover that I had a gift at my craft…not just as an astrologer but as a healer as well. Yet, I couldn’t see it. It took a lot of time for me to say: “Oh, I guess I’m good at this.” And as I aged, my self-esteem slowly emerged. This is what Leo suffers from. They are dependent on the outer world for that feedback.


Leo’s life lesson is self acknowledgement—not being dependent on applause or outward reflection.

To feel secure just because it is true and obvious. This is how we realize our own power. Certainly it helps to have a mom, or a best friend, or a spouse who thinks you special—who knows you are ‘the best.’

It was my mom’s birthday last week. She passed 15 years ago. I wrote on Facebook about how hard our relationship was, and got so many comments saying: ‘yes me too. I had a hard relationship with my mom too.’ This is how we fall flat with our self esteem—if right at the beginning no one told you: “You’re the best.”

Can you receive the gift of acknowledgment? Can you see through the eyes of love?

During this reprieve we are having right now while the sky is dark, look in the mirror. Mothering ourselves is not an easy feat. I had to do it, with the help of a really good therapist (if you need a referral we have some in our files).

As my self-esteem grew and I could see myself as a good astrologer/healer (you fill in the blank for what you’re good at), I became a far more useful Human Being—especially during these ‘crazy’ times.

I always knew we would hit this point. Have you heard of the old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times”? We are here.


This double Leo sky is a time for a deep breath. We need strong, self-assured people right now.

People who can hold their own, who can use their fire, who can stand up for what they believe in. To stand in the Fire, walk in their Fire (as Trevor Hall sings in his song Sagittarius) with confidence.

If you need some help, ask. We have therapists in our Rolodex, we have astrologers who are really good at identifying what you are here for and where the weaknesses lie.

Ask and you shall receive. This double Leo sky says: fall in love with you.

Hey, and you can always sign up for our school. The doors are opening this week. Studying Astrology can help get you back to you!


A proud no longer shy show off,