Hi! Kesha here of New World Tarot! Thank you for joining me for another blog!
(And to get you started right away on your re-commitment with creativity and your own effortless, naturally creative nature, please find my gift to you attached, a FREE creative visualization called "Wild and Boundless Creativity." There are two versions, one with only the guided journey and the other with the guided journey and a background of music and nature sounds. Enjoy, and rock the world with your amazing creations!!)
This is my first week back from attending the Masters of the Tarot workshop in Rhinebeck, NY. It was an amazing time spent surrounded by nature with several of devoted Tarot enthusiasts. We learned so much from the instructors, Mary K. Greer, Rachel Pollack, Joanna Powell, Terry Iacuzzo and Benebell Wen. It was a wonderful and unforgettable time, and I am so happy to have gone through it and made some amazing new friends! If you a student of Tarot, I highly recommend the Masters of the Tarot event at the Omega Institute!
Ok! So here we are once again with another New Moon! And this time, the New Moon is in the sign of Leo. The New Moon is that part of the Moon cycle – the beginning of the moon cycle – that marks the beginning of an energy path. This is the time when we can re-dedicate ourselves to our goals, dreams and desires, and energetically grow them as the moon grows. We can use the gentle but transformative power of lunar growth to help US grow on the inside, as that is where change must begin to effectively change our OUTSIDE. As within, so without. To me, that is why moon cycle manifestation is so good.
So this month, our New Moon arrives in the sign of Leo. What can we say about Leo? You so often know exactly when a Leo is in the room, because they bring such fiery, vital energy to a situation. They are often in motion, DOING things, MAKING things and CHANGING things.
Leo – symbolized by the Lion – is about courage, confidence, creativity and embracing life with fullness and vitality. Leo is about letting your Spirit live BIG.
This New Moon in Leo, I ask you, “Are YOU creating your best life? What creative projects or creative expressions are you hiding or ignoring? Are you perhaps afraid to show that part of your life?”
We as humans are natural creators. In our most mundane creative powers, we create other people. Through the miraculous and passionate power of reproduction, we create children and other humans.
But, unlike other animals, we don’t stop there! Unlike other creatures, we create for the HELL of it! There are aspects of life that move our Spirit in such deep, profound and joyful ways, we need to express them, even if no one else sees them.
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they are not naturally creative. YOU may think that you are not creative. I believe that a lot of people believe this lie because they have been TOLD this by others. There is so often that time in our lives that we’re told it’s time to get practical. Many of us are told that our childish tools of paintbrushes, books, pens, clay, acting lessons, dance perfomances, etc. are to be put away in exchange for more “adult” things.
This is a commonly held and widely supported viewpoint of society, that there is no value, point or purpose in creating. However, your creative power – your imagination and your birthing of things from your mind to the real world – is something so strong and deemed so naturally important that it is one of the few things you were armed with early as a young child. Other creatures get the ability to run, fly, and be self-sufficient. You, however, got the ability to imagine and create.
When you were a child, you had an untethered imagination. The world was a wondrous and magical place, and your imagination was endlessly busy designing songs, people, creatures, dances, events and worlds. You invented things and created scenes as easily as you now type or write a sentence. However, over time, as you got older, adults discouraged this wild creative power. They shamed you heavily or discouraged you gently (depending on the adults in your life) away from being so creative. It was time to get serious.
Now, unless you had a very harsh upbringing, you likely survived into adulthood with a passion (even if it’s a secret) to create SOMETHING. This could be a love of writing, of painting, of sculpting, of scrapbooking, of fixing things, as just a few examples.
These creative powers and passions should NOT be ignored! If you believe that you are indeed Spirit in a human body, you must ask, “Why am I driven to create and express? Why does this still exist in me and tickle the back of my mind when I try to lock it away?”
Your creative expression, like the sun itself – which is the ruling planet of Leo – cannot remain blocked. It is a fiery and expansive force, and you need to give it reign to be balanced, have peace and mind and to be self-fulfilled. You have creative desires for a reason. I believe that you are here on this earth to be a creator. You are here to create beauty, goodness, change and vitality for the world. The key to how to do that? That is found in your creative drive.
This New Moon in Leo, I ask you to re-commit to creating. What do you like to create? What do you want to create? Are there creative projects that you’ve locked away to be more practical? Have you traded your creative powers of expansion for social acceptance? If so, why is that?
For just a brief moment, I’d like to talk about a Tarot card – The Sun. And I am going to put up a few examples of this wonderful card for you to see in a moment. As we mentioned a bit ago, astrologically, the sun is the ruling celestial body of Leo. In the most popular style of Tarot deck – the Rider Waite Smith Tarot – The Sun card depicts a big, glorious sun, and beneath it is a nude male child riding on horseback with a big red banner.
A lot of decks, though they have their own depiction of the energies here, will still often depict a child. You can see that my Everyday Tarot (which is the purple, white and gold one that is like my daily go-to deck right now, I absolutely LOVE it!) ALSO depicts a child. Now, when I see the child in the Sun card, I think about the wildly powerful, naked, non-self-conscious creative power of our imagination. I again think of the imagination and the effortless, easy, powerful and impossible to bottle up creativity of our childhood. Inventions, songs, poems, stories, games came to us soooo easily and constantly!
There was no such thing as a creative block when you were little! You had a constant and never-ending connection to your imagination. It was just as powerful as the Sun. Just like the Sun creates effortlessly and powerfully, so does your own imagination.
The Sun card, to me, is also all about bright illumination. It’s about letting things out of the shadows and exposing them to the full light of day. This New Moon in Leo, this includes your creative power.
So I want you to grab a journal and ask yourself, “Are there creative projects that I need to re-commit myself to and expose to the light of the Sun?” Is there a novel that you’ve abandoned? Or a song that you’ve stopped midway through? Also ask yourself, “How does it make me feel to have locked away that part of me and ignored it? At the end of my life, will I have regretted not creating more?”
Secondly, I want you to ask yourself, “What is keeping me from creating?” One strong reason you may be hesitant to start again is fear. Social ridicule is a huge reason for us not embracing our creative urges more often. Our society has made it desirable and socially accepted to be boring, dull and very practical. Spending your time watching Netflix is a more acceptable use of your free time than creating and self-expression. Leo is all about being extraordinary, bold, and encapsulating the energetic element of Fire.
This New Moon in Leo, embrace this dynamic, creative energy and live boldly, fiercely and creatively.
Kesha Delacroix Dent