During this intense, scorching hot summer of retrogrades and eclipses, we’ll take our good news where we can find it. Especially if it’s in the form of a handsome newcomer poised to rejuvenate the dwindling mountain lion population of the Santa Monica Mountains!

The strapping young cat, discovered recently via hidden cameras, has been dubbed “Adonis” for his good looks. And just as Adonis pursued Aphrodite in Greek myth, wildlife welfare folks are hoping he’ll find love with Nikita, the dominant female mountain lion in that area who recently lost her mate.

This population faces many challenges. Most male mountain lions don’t live longer than two years, due to inbreeding, ingesting poison, fatal fights with other males and being hit by cars trying to cross busy freeways. And, their previously vast territory has shrunk to only 19 square miles. But fortunately, wildlife welfare coalitions have been purchasing land to prevent it being sold to developers, as well as creating wildlife corridors above freeways. The goal is for lions like Adonis and Nikita (and their offspring) to return to the life that nature intended for them, and to find the love and freedom they deserve.

Love and freedom are worthy goals for all of us at the upcoming New Moon eclipse in Leo, which rules the heart. On Saturday, Aug. 11 (2:58 a.m. PDT) we have the final eclipse of the season, following on the heels of two other eclipses during a time when six planets are retrograde, bringing us back to the past to heal and resolve it. This eclipse, though partial and visible only in the far north, is still apt to coincide with events that evoke outrage and jump-start our hearts into action. This is especially true because it occurs just after Venus squares Saturn – a call to face the sober truth about relationships and justice. Yet the eclipse also happens near a square from Mercury to Jupiter, which is apt to bring more good news.

A solar eclipse in Leo prompts us to lay aside ego-driven goals, find our calling and begin expressing it in the world. It’s a super creative New Moon that’s great for renewal. By the time Mercury and Mars turn direct later this month and Saturn does the same in early Sept., we should have more clarity and be ready to move forward with any new plans the eclipse may trigger.

But meanwhile, those pesky retrogrades may seem to be holding us back. What happens when you can’t move forward? You go within. You soften the armor around your heart and allow yourself to feel. Even when atrocious things are happening. Even when past or present grief threatens to overwhelm you. You dig deep inside to find your connection to your Higher Power. You tap into the kind of love that can move mountains, that can bring a species back from the brink of extinction, that can bring your own heart back to life. That’s the kind of love that this Leo New Moon eclipse wants for you, and for us all.

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Leo New Moon Eclipse: Good News!

    • August 8, 2018 at 8:44 pm
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      Thanks JoAnn!

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  • August 8, 2018 at 6:19 pm
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    Hi Simone, What a great message!! Your know how much I love lions………I’m one!
    So excited about what they are doing in Santa Monica for the lions. I remember seeing the finished project online. Not sure where it was but it was wonderful for all the animals. Much love

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    • August 8, 2018 at 8:44 pm
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      I know you are a lion, Diane! And yes I’m excited about those changes too. Now let’s hope that the same happens for the orcas up north.

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  • August 8, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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    Simone, you have such a way with words! It is so easy to relate to your messages. There are direct and to the point, but never dry and boring.
    Blessings to you,
    Mikey

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    • August 8, 2018 at 8:43 pm
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      Thanks Mikey! I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know. 🙂

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  • August 8, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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    Hi Simone!

    Thank you for this very informative article.

    Tomorrow I’m heading into a deep healing session with a healer that I desperately need. I’m a Scorpio in the last degree in the 6th house. With the awful heatwave in Southern California and all these planets in retrograde my life seems to be burning up inside and out. But I see from how my roommate’s life is shining and coming into alignment with beautiful blessings, not everyone is having such a hard time in life right now. I also want to be in alignment and flowing with life/universe.

    I’m praying that I can heal and remove the(generational? Ancestral?) curse that is over my head and making my life a misery. I cannot think of any other explanation.

    I’ll be taking a salt bath tonight to aid the process. I’m hoping that this new moon eclipse along with all the retrograde planets will provide some additional assistance in helping remove the blockage so I can finally be free! Do you think it can help?

    Please send any prayers and good energy my way. I sincerely appreciate it!!

    In love & light ~

    Namasté
    ~MF

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  • August 8, 2018 at 7:48 pm
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    Hi Simone!

    (I’m not sure if my comment went through. If so please delete any duplicates)

    Tomorrow I am going to see a healer to remove the generational/ancestral curse that is over my head so that I can be free! With the heatwave in Southern California, heat flashes and all the retrograde planets, my life is burning up inside and out.

    I’m praying that the new moon eclipse can help clear the energy so that I can truly express my calling and have peace freedom in my heart. I’m a last degree Scorpio in the 6th house. I pray that the rest of my life is free from the issues and struggles of the first half and whatever karmic debt I’m carrying has been paid.

    Thank you for writing such a heartfelt & informative article. Please send and prayers/good energy my way. I sincerely appreciate it!

    Namasté
    ~MF

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    • August 8, 2018 at 8:42 pm
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      Prayers definitely coming your way! This is an excellent time to do karmic clearing, so keep holding your intention to be free of the past and trust the process. Many blessings, Simone

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  • August 8, 2018 at 11:00 pm
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    Wonderful! Thank you! So much Love

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    • August 9, 2018 at 12:26 am
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      Much love back at you, Francesca!

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  • August 9, 2018 at 2:21 am
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    I’m definitely not feeling the good news. I may be homeless after this weekend. Housing option after housing option keeps falling through and encountering road blocks and snafus at every turn. I’ve pursued the visionary living situation path, as well as the practical/conventional one to cover all my bases and nuthin’! Everything I’ve tried to create has fallen through. My facebook fundraiser has been holding the $609 I received in donations, hostage for 13 days and counting and there is no customer service phone # and all I get are canned responses to my written inquiries. My 1 bright spot of the summer- a volunteer opportunity that would allow me to attend dance camp, that I had planned and worked on creating for months, also just blew up in my face. Seems the Universe wants me, my cat and my dog to live in my car on the hot streets of Seattle 🙁 I feel like the going within is usually fitting when everything is spinning out of control, but my current house is literally being demolished on Monday! I would do whatever the thing is that’s being asked of me, if only I knew what it was (I thought I did/was)

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    • August 9, 2018 at 4:21 am
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      Well that’s a pretty extreme expression of the current transits! So sorry to hear that things are looking dire. No doubt your chart is being hit hard by the eclipses, etc. but that doesn’t mean it has to turn out badly. Keep the faith, find a temporary place to stay and trust that all will work out and Spirit is guiding you. Sending prayers your way!

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  • August 9, 2018 at 3:26 am
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    I’ve been following your page since March and you’re messages always affirm to me that the cosmos is looking after me and I’m on the right track. After leaving a painful marriage in Sep/Oct 2017, I often feel so confused. Thank you for sharing your gift as it helps me to carry on.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 4:17 am
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      I am so very glad that my messages have been helpful, Kim. May the cosmos always look after you!

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