by KG Stiles

New Moon at 3:02am PDT on Thursday, August 20 at 27° Leo. The best time for your New Moon meditation and setting your intentions is just at the new moon until the wee morning hours of August 22nd (4:44am PDT)

The New Moon in Leo inspires creativity, and childlike playfulness, and is intensely powerful for activating your desires. As always the New Moon energies are an excellent time for sowing seeds of intention for manifesting your true hearts desires. Since the New Moon is in Leo the focus is especially about being the star of your own life, and putting yourself in the picture. How do you feel about yourself, and how people are responding to you. Are you reacting to events in your life, or choosing to respond in a creative way that empowers you? Are you creatively influencing circumstances in your life, and getting the results you desire?

Look at the house where the New Moon is located in your astro chart to find out which area of your life is being most affected. This is where you will experience the most opportunity for new growth and change. The New Moon is also a great time for noticing what you would like to release.

At the New Moon remember to give thanks for your many gifts, and accomplishments in life. Acknowledging your inner gifts and accomplishments will help strengthen and build your confidence for manifesting your seeds of intention into reality.

Focus your intent upon sowing the seeds of your most cherished dreams and feeling as if they are happening now. Then nourish them with love and tenderness to consistently elevate your feelings, and transmit emotional energy that allows you to become your dream. As you do this you will naturally become more whole, healthy, and beautiful, and others in your world will begin to consistently mirror your inner resonance. This reciprocal relationship will help you continue to elevate your feelings in a cycle of giving and receiving as you nourish and are nourished by your world.

Why manifesting with the moon’s cycles is so effective?
Research has shown that all the body’s internal biological rhythms are controlled by the powerful cues it receives from our natural world. Natural events in our environment, such as the phases of the moon, seasonal temperatures, and the length of the day and night, reflect the cosmic rhythms that our body follows to synchronize its internal biological rhythms. This natural phenomenon of the body to match its internal rhythms with external pulses in the natural environment is known as entrainment. Thus your subsconsious recognizes and readily responds to your desires and intentions for manifesting when you sow them with the cycles of the moon!

For this meditation you will need:
Clean sheet of paper
A white candle

Calm your mind and sit quietly. There is nothing you need do now. Go within to your sacred inner space and be still.

Light your candle and focus on the flame. Remember that the light you see is a reflection of the light within you. Think of all that you would love to experience in your life. See the light of your love renewed as your life overflows with fresh, new imaginings. Picture your true heart’s desires as if you already have achieved them. Savor your imaginings as you light your candle.

Take your piece of paper and write your most cherished ideal dream for yourself. Allow yourself to pour your passion into the image you have for yourself.

After writing your most cherished heart’s desire for what you intend to manifest into the world write the qualities within your self that will help you to accomplish your dream. Your character qualities in action are what elevate your dream to a goal. List everything you have accomplished recently both large and small. It is important that you recognize, and appreciate your accomplishments as this helps build your confidence for creating the circumstances needed to manifest your heart’s desire.

After you have taken time to write your list of accomplishments, fold your paper, see yourself communing with your new intention, see your dream as if it has already been accomplished. Open your mind to receive! Allow the process of creation to take you where it will. If at the end of your manifestion you feel inspired to take some action, listen to your wise heart, and take action immediately!

You may conclude your meditation with this benediction:

God/Goddess and all that is,
Angels, guides, ancestors, teachers, and friends,
I call upon all who love me to witness
My deep appreciation for my soul’s journey,
Bless my unfolding as I plant my seeds of intention
May my true heart’s desires be manifest,
And so it is.

Keep your new moon intentions for manifesting, and your list of accomplishments in a special place, and plan to review them at the next full moon.

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Enjoy the Magic of the New Moon. Thanks for joining me!