Month Ahead Mood - July New Moon & Leo Season

Month Ahead Mood - July New Moon & Leo Season
Image by Berlin-based artist and recent MUSE feature Dóra Földes


In preparation for this coming New Moon on Monday, July 20th, 2020, making its second appearance in the sign of Cancer, we humbly offer a bit of moon inspiration for the weekend ahead to inspire a bit of self-care and a slower pace to take advantage of the extra reflective time a New Moon generally offers.


And with Leo season starting just a few days after the New Moon, on July 22nd, we'd like to touch on some month ahead themes as part of our continuing series dedicated to the New Moon cycle and its cyclical interaction with the zodiac signs.


July New Moon - Finding active passivity

As we mentioned in our last Month Ahead Mood article, Cancer, being ruled by the moon herself and being linked with water and deep femininity, is also a zodiac sign associated with heightened sensitivity, intuition, and the need for safety. This season the New Moon will be visiting Cancer for a second time, implying to us a clear indication for the need to highlight those Cancerian qualities and focus on integrating more emotional awareness into our everyday lives. 


Whatever reflections which might have peeped their existence into our awareness a month ago at the last New Moon in Cancer, have a second opportunity to further be explored and find a more deeply rooted alignment now in this second round. This approach for striving towards further inner balance comes from an "active passivity" rather than from a place of strong doing.


The New Moon and the lunar qualities of Cancer provide extra support in helping allow us to receive whatever is necessary to move more authentically on our paths, to trust in what may unfold, and to trust in divine timing. In our modern world, it is often too easy to feel the need for constant control, over our feelings and our surroundings, over the outcome of our activities, but this second New Moon in Cancer asks us to try to be a bit more comfortable in surrendering to the unknown, unexpected and to the divine guidance which already exists inside us.


Opposing Saturn - A Time to Stick to the Basics

This time around, as she visits Cancer for the second time this year, the New Moon will find herself exactly opposite Saturn, a planet known for qualities of thriftiness, patience, discipline, practicality, and seriousness. And generally, when one astral body is opposite another there is a sort of tension between the influences of each astral body. Therefore feelings of seriousness, melancholy, and restriction may arise during this tension of opposing forces and may lead to themes of frustration and pessimism.


To work with the potentially restricting Saturn influences rather than fight them, this may be a time to practice deeper patience, determination, and persistence. This is not a time to try and juggle a million things at once while showing off your multitasking skills, or taking unnecessary risks.


This may, however, be a time for prioritizing and focusing on the basics, while putting one steady foot in front of the other, with cultivated presence, and a sense of humble valiancy. 


Enter Leo Season 

While Cancer's ruling planet is the Moon, Leo's ruling planet is the Sun, so we are now transitioning from the dreamy and emotional Lunarian energy to bright, golden and illuminating Sun energy and we can use this energy to tap into our more bold, authoritative, and confident sides. Since Leo is a fixed sign it is known for being resistant to change, slightly inflexible yet having great will power. To put these qualities to good use we can take all that sensitive and intuitive reflection from our time in Cancer and start to put our will into action.


Qualities of a True Leader - Magnanimity

The Symbol for Leo is the lion, which is no wonder because it is an animal associated with qualities such as strength, power, and ferociousness. Leo is also ruled by the element of Fire and one way to imagine how fire can influence this star sign and this time period in the zodiac cycle is to picture a radiating heart full of heat and light, magnetizing all around it towards its fiery fierceness. Leo is the one keeping the fire going, with natural leadership tendencies and general creative expression. We can all take advantage of this time period to more easily tap into Leo’s vivacious, theatrical and passionate energy during the next 28 days of Leo season.


Some summer inspiration from AVMM

And to get you into the Leo mood this month, we’re suggesting our Refreshing Ritual Set, perfect for summer with a jute vanity pouch, Lovely Day’s refreshing body spray, Rugose’s organic soap, a wash cloth and a wooden facial brush.

AVMM refreshing ritual set

And for easy breezy summer days, our Farrah jumpsuit will get you ready in a snap. Fresh from Ade Velkon’s Spring/Summer collection and available at AVMM store!


Ade Velkon Farrah jumpsuit


For more conscious clothing to dress up your summer, check out the new collection from Ade Velkon!

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