Welcome to the NEW MOON in Leo! What exactly is a new moon? A new moon is the exact opposite of a full moon. A new moon occurs when the moon is not lit up from the sun from our perspective here on earth. So we can’t see it at all. The sky is dark. A “blank slate” so to speak!

The Lion’s new moon will take place today, July 28th, at 1:55pm ET. This new moon is all about new ways to express yourself! Who you are doesn’t change that much over your life, but the way you honor yourself and your dreams certainly can. This fiery Leo energy is helping us to own who we are and to bravely step forward and BE SEEN. Yes, some people may be bothered by your light, but this is not a time to shy away from it. This is a time to step into your light and be courageous in who you are. This is a time to review and reflect on how to best honor and respect your needs and desires. If you don’t take the time to do this for yourself, who will?

The Sun is the ruler of Leo and it is in charge of self confidence. It is time to take a page from Leo’s book and believe in yourself and embrace the spotlight. Now is the time to be brave and RADIATE that “special something”, whatever that is! Embrace it and recommit to your dreams and visions for the future.

This strong blast of Leo energy could help you focus in and re-evaluate areas of your life that need attention. What are you doing well? What can you celebrate? What needs do you have that are not quite being met? How can you honor your needs a little bit more? Reflect on these questions and reevaluate your daily routines. Adjust course if need be, to set your sails in the right direction. Create something beautiful for yourself!

This new moon is really all about how to honor and express your true self. Allow your vibrant energy to shine. Right now the moon may be dark, but there’s no better time to let your light shine bright!

Marci Lingelbach is a Crystal Reiki Master in Franklin, TN. She is loving every minute of her spiritual journey and is committed to a lifetime of learning and exploring. You can find her at reikibymarci.com, on Instagram @reikibymarci and Facebook.com/reikibymarci.