New Moon in Leo, August 17th, 2012

Hi there!

The New Moon Pole Gathering this Month will be on Thursday, August 16th, but for those of you in the US, the New Moon in Leo actually occurs the next morning on Friday, August 17th. So what does a New Moon in Leo bring us?

Well...I'll try to keep this entry short and sweet. I have a feeling that while the Sun is in Leo we are all very wrapped up in our amusements, love affairs or children (if you have them) and more interested in experiencing fun than reading a blog entry, and that's how it should be. The sun is beaming down on us (a little too warmly if I may say so) and it is our time to shine. It is our time to be in the spotlight and to be our own celebrity. What in the world am I talking about? I'll explain.

Leo is a direct and fixed sign who's phrase is "I will." I covered this quite a bit during the Full Moon. Leo usually knows what he or she wants and wills it to happen in any way necessary. Leo demands recognition, respect, honor and commands those around them to tell them how wonderful they are for their ego triumph. They are the famous and great kings and queens of the world. They don't often just have friends, they have loyal subjects. They can't help it. They exude fame, and like moths to a flame, we are drawn to them.

As long as there have been people, there have been celebrities. Mozart was one back in the 18th century. So was William Shakespeare back in the Renaissance. Even Jesus was a celebrity. Regardless what you believe in or practice, he was. He was sooo famous that he made a lot of Romans VERY scared. See, the Romans had their versions of celebrities too. They were the gods and goddesses in which the planets are named. I once co-hosted an astrology podcast years ago with a very good astrologer friend of mine and one episode we started talking about fame and the famous. I said that now-a-days we don't have gods and goddesses to worship, in America we don't even have royalty, so we create our own version- Hollywood Celebrities. He pointed out that everything that I mentioned was ruled by Leo and the Sun; kings, queens, the entertainment industry, actors, actresses, etc. and that we can't help but worship them because the sun forever shines through them like light through a celluloid. This is why we call them "stars". It's very true. If Leo is about sheer force of will and accepting love then a Hollywood Celebrity is the perfect modern day personification of Leo. Even Leo's symbol the lion was chosen as the mascot of MGM! Whether we want to or not we masses are extremely interested in Fame and the Famous. We think that they are literally as bright as the sun and we love and worship them, especially this time of year.

Maybe it's because I live in Los Angeles, but I tend to think its because we're in Leo, that the local art shop in my community has decided that this month they are going to showcase "paintings" of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis instead of Van Gough, or that the front page of (a user based news site) had an entry which was about the poster's very nice run in with Marilyn Manson and "Reddit, what bizarre celebrity encounters have you had?" I just love it when it all flows together. So I say, flow with it. Burn in the light of the sun and think of yourself as a Celebrity this month. Showcase yourself and your talents and bathe in that glorious love that others give you. I had my little moment this month. I'll go into it further in a future blog entry, but while I was at Faerieworlds I got to hang with some aerial and circus performers from BC, as a pole dancer. It was the pole that brought us together but the reason that we kept dancing for two and half hours was because of the audience and the dance. It was glorious.

So for those of you who can not make it to the Leo New Moon Gathering this month think about the ways that you can steal the spotlight. Will you fix your hair a little wilder than normal? Will you buy some gold eyeliner and wear more makeup? That's what I've been doing since I got back from camping and it feels fracking fantastic! If being the center of attention is not something that you're used to, try it out. You might find you like it.

For those of you that ARE able to make it to the Gathering, bring in props, costumes and music that will inspire you to take the stage and be the center of attention for a couple of hours. Find your inner celebrity or borrow someone else's for a while! I'm sure Madonna won't mind. :)
Here is some Zodiac Pole for inspiration-

Leo- "flirtatious", warm and creative with a flair for the dramatic. A star. Royalty.
Possible Props and Costumes- Crown, Robe, Leopard Print, Gold, larger than life hair. Sky high heels.
Music- Dramatic Soundtracks and Musical Theatre. Music fit for the stage or dance hall. Music that burns. Diva music. Passionate love songs.
Some Famous Leo Musicians- Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Tony Bennet, David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Isaac Hayes, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, Madonna, Fatboy Slim, Whitney Houston, Tory Amos, Jennifer Lopez, Fred Durst, Geri Halliwell, Demi Lovato

You can see all my goings ons on my Events Page.

But just so you have it...

Date- Thursday, August 16, 2012

Time- 8pm-10pm

Place- Mine

Please RSVP at least a day in advance if you'll be coming to play.

Enjoy your Celebrity Status!