August 18, 2020

New Moon in Leo: 13 Anaïs Nin Quotes to Ignite our Inner Fire for an Extraordinary Life. {August 18-19}


*Whether astrology is science or magic, we’re open to most things, if they may be of benefit. ~ ed.


August’s new moon in the fixed sign and constellation of Leo is intensified by Mercury in the areas of mind and communication.

Try not to cringe—it’s a great opportunity to refine our thoughts and words.

In a dark sky on the 18th and 19th, Luna and Leo remind us that we are keepers of an internal fire, a light that shines within us and which we can access no matter how deep we go into personal or collective shadows.

If you’re feeling frustration—a desire to just get on with things, impatiently tapping your toes while waiting for ideas to formulate into concrete results—you are feeling the effects of Mars square Saturn. Both are uncomfortable yet effective reminders that it is in our willingness to be flexible and surrendered where we meet deepest transformation.

It’s time to banish and release those old paradigms we were stuck in and maybe drop a habit or two. Sometimes we get so stuck in one way of being that we can no longer see the forest for the trees. Dark skies give us permission to pause and reflect—what safety have we found in ingrained patterns? Are we in integrity with ourselves? This is always a good place to stop and ponder.

After the dark nights, on the days of the 20th and 21st, you can begin with a fresh new perspective. Cast those dream seeds with intention!

If transformation has been slow for you, don’t be discouraged. Everything arrives in perfect timing, like the seasons, and there is a mystery to that.

So often we question our journey.

Trust that nothing can flower or fruit in our lives until we are ready for the harvest.

I’ve long been a fan of Anais Nïn because her wisdom cuts through the murkiness of everyday thought.

This new moon, I thought we could share in the way she creates space for an extraordinary life by examining our existential philosophies. Sometimes, a new way of seeing something can be ignited by a few words from another who lived life questioning what was before her.

Consider the next few curated quotes as keys to open new doors, ones that can only open when the exact key is found. Even one word can create a shift in our soul—a remembrance of something we have buried quite deep.

They may trigger a journal full of ideas or a desire for a whole new direction. It’s exciting to try! Read each one with this inquiry before it—is this message meant for me? If yes, go deeper.

“Whenever you do something that is not aligned with the yearning or your soul—you create suffering.”

“If you limit yourself only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

“My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws, and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.”

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”

“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.”

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

“Do not seek the because—in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.” 

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”

“Creation which cannot express itself becomes madness.”

“We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.”

“Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite.”

“We see things not as they are, but as we are. Because it is the ‘I’ behind the ‘eye’ that does the seeing.”

May these be of benefit. Happy moon, Beloveds.

Let me know—which of these had meaning for you?


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