The August 14 Leo New Moon (7:53 a.m. PDT) is energized by a conjunction with convivial Venus. Since Venus is midway through her retrograde journey, it’s a great time to return a creative pursuit or do things to reclaim your joy and love for life.
Now we’re working the Creativity gua, in the middle of the south side of your home, as you enter the front door. Make sure it’s clean, clear and sparkling with bright, creative energy. Then, perform this ritual just prior to or at the New Moon.
You will need: A small bottle of bergamot or sandalwood oil. Five brightly colored flat balloons to blow up (or, you can use helium-filled balloons). Paper for writing down your intentions, rubber bands and fun, upbeat music.
The sign of Leo is all about creating more joy in our lives. This ritual is intended to reawaken your childlike wonder and sense of fun, which will lend power to your intentions.
At the New Moon, after you have cleaned and prepared your Creativity gua, sit down in that area and list five qualities you want more of, each on a small piece of paper. For example, perhaps you’d like more laughter, tolerance, joy, inspiration and abundance. When you are finished writing, choose a different color balloon to represent each quality you seek. Then, blow up each balloon, magnifying each quality as you blow. Tie each wish onto a balloon. Anoint it with the essential oil. Arrange the balloons in your Creativity gua however you like, either tied together as a festive bunch, or hanging from strings throughout the gua.
Next, put on your favorite, upbeat music and dance your wishes into your body. Laugh, shout, jump around and really feel these qualities take root in your being. Inhale the blissful scent of the essential oil. Dance until joy is suffused throughout your being. Then, give thanks for the fulfillment of your wishes. You can leave the balloons up for as long as you like, but be sure to remove them when they start to go limp.
For more inspiration on enhancing your Creativity gua, watch this mini-video.