Knowing Yourself Inside And Out

Knowing Yourself Inside And Out

Leo Season: First Quarter Moon In Scorpio

August 5, 2022, 7:06 am EDT

Conflict And Growth

Through each zodiac season, the Moon phases can be used to track your progress on anything you are working on. The Moon’s position relative to the Sun defines the phases and serves as a visible monthly calendar. Just a week into the new cycle, the waxing first quarter Moon appears with its face divided into two halves. The sharp contrast between light and dark suggests a time of conflict and growth. In this case, the broody Scorpio Moon pits against the bright Leo Sun.

Knowing Yourself Inside And Out

Studying the contrast between fiery Leo and watery Scorpio teaches you the importance of knowing yourself inside and out. Recall that radiant Leo’s path involves living from the heart, in order to lead the way with confidence, generosity, and appreciation for others. Scorpio, on the other hand, delves deep into complex subterranean emotional territory. Like a detective, it prefers to stay out of the spotlight so that it may examine the root cause. When you persist and wrangle these two potent energies to work together, you find the confidence to express your creative self with a full awareness of your depth. In essence, you can’t live fully from the heart until you have reckoned with the deeper emotional content that drives you. Only through doing the necessary work can you be an open channel to express appreciation and truly feel gratitude.

In Practice

Leo season presents two waves of significant challenge, with the quarter moon occurring right before the second wave. With the Moon in Scorpio, be willing to shed the skin of old emotional habits that have outlived their usefulness. Examine your motives before engaging with others. If you feel a lot of angst, consider burning off energy with intense physical pursuits, such as mountain biking. No matter what, find an outlet for your feelings so you can welcome the information they provide. Difficult feelings are signposts, meant to guide you in your growth. Harness the power of the Leo Sun to stay present to whatever arises. Remember, we often shine the brightest in our hardest moments.