Be Brilliant, step into your power, step deliberately into the Vortex…it’s time to set a strong intention as the Sun enters Leo (July 22-Aug 22) each year. Leo’s energy highlights your issues with creative self-expression by risk taking, being authentic and pursuing your creative dream- naysayers be gone!

It may be time to create or tweak your vision board…honor the Leo energies within by creating a Leo SoulCollage® card. Do something.

Where’s your creative juice??? When the Sun moves into Leo, be bright, show your brilliance- even if you only show it to your cat- you’ve still shown up for yourself. How are you honoring your creative expression. How are you called to express this energy? In your birth chart what doorway does the Leo energy occupy?

What you planted at the New Moon in Aries, those decrees and intentions are now showing up in your life. What were you wishing and dreaming of back in late March? How is the Universe responding to your quest?

Are you born with Pluto in Leo?

Pluto moved through Leo from 1939 – 1957. It’s a generational energy- Depression Era through Baby Boomers, we are considered to be the generation of power. The first generation born after the atomic bomb was discovered and used…raised with the threat of annihilation.

Annihilation is defined as “total destruction” or “complete obliteration” of an object;[1] having its root in the Latin nihil (nothing). A literal translation is “to make into nothing”.

In physics, the word is used to denote the process that occurs when a subatomic particle collides with its respective antiparticle.[2] Since energy and momentum must be conserved, the particles are not actually made into nothing, but rather into new particles [shape-shifters].wikipedia definition

The keyword for Pluto in Leo is Shape-Shifter. People of this generation have the ability to use power both positively and negatively. World power and leadership are important issues for those with Pluto in Leo. When the Sun moves through Leo it highlights our collective issues of power. Saturn moved through Leo (1975-78 and again July ’05-September ’07) bringing up Leo issues for healing and empowerment. A new structure was created.

In the Body– the Sun in Leo informs your High Heart chakra, the place between your heart and throat (see the intersection). The color is a beautiful turquoise, it is considered the seat of your soul energy. Here you’ll find your soul’s longing.

Allow your hands to naturally go to that place on your body. Tap it gently with both hands. Does this place on your body feel clear, does the area feel sore? If sore so open your mouth, give it a sound with the intention of being clear. Practice this affirmation:

“I create magic when I use my inherent gifts and talents, I manifest my joy now.”

If you have been following the New Moon SoulCollage® process then you may want to gather your cards around you. Randomly pick one SoulCollage® card and ask is it time to explore this theme further?

Find the creative spark!

What are you longing to create? Leo rules the creative spark.

The fire and joy you came to share. Here are some ideas to work with the Leo energy. It’s good to find out where Leo sits, and what your soul call is for the New Moon in Leo.

In Leo I am the One who….

  • I am the One who seeks personal heart connections- romance, children, dating, intense love relationships, giving and seeking approval. All things of the 5th House.
  • I am the One who honors the Sun and all life. The Sun illuminates, gives life, elevates and reshapes one’s past life personalities with new qualities. I am humble.
  • I am the One who embraces my artist within. Leo rules all forms of creativity including enthusiasm, artistic expression, total subjective involvement, self-actualization, passion.
  • I am the One who gives over to the power of love through loyalty, generosity, bringing joy, encouragement, kindness.
  • I am the One who seeks pleasure and celebration- fun, play, games, parties, vacations, recreational sports and taking risks for excitement.
  • I am the One who expresses dignity. I desire recognition, being the center of attention, self-confidence, powerful individual expression, radiance, benevolence.
  • I am the One who leads. I exude determination, leadership, concentrated focus, follow through, strength of purpose, resoluteness and stamina. Through the power of my presence I inspire others with goodwill.
  • I am the One who restores health to your back and spine.
  • Flowers of Leo- gladiolus, marigold and zinnias.
  • Colors- Fire colors, bright orange, bright yellow and gold. Metal is gold.

Shadow Issues of Leo– shadows issues are grist for the mill, there is great power in working with your shadow, the dark side of our nature that we want to hide. By releasing and healing your shadow, you have more juice to create with…

  • I am the One who shouts “look at me!”
  • I am the One who gambles too much, seeking thrills outside of self.
  • I am the shadow side of your Leo energy, look for issues of being boastful, arrogant, prideful, overly dramatic, self-centered, extravagant, bossy.
  • I am the One who creates exhaustion, heart inflammation by not following my inner joy.

You don’t have to be an astrologer or an artist to work with the New Moon SoulCollage® process. Get a couple of magazines, a glue stick and some blank paper. Create a card.

If you have any questions please use the comment form below. Let me know how this practice is working for you. Thanks so much!



Rev. Michele Lessirard, C.Ht. is an artist, inter-faith minister, shamanic practitioner and teacher. Since 1995 she has preformed hundreds of Soul Retrievals, teaches through out the United States and is recognized for her ability to communicate the visible elements with the invisible- the spiritual aspects that are mirrored through one’s day-to day relationships with family, home and work.

Chakra Image by Francene Hart, visionary artist.