Understanding our natal Black Moon, forces a face to face encounter with our shadow side. Having our shadow exposed is a raw, vulnerable experience for many of us because the shadow side is deeply unconscious. It usually takes a little while for the revelations of the Black Moon to sink in. As we look at the Black Moon in each sign, we will also consider what can be done on a practical basis to heal the chasm between our true nature and our shadow side and transcend it. Calculate your lilith sign here
Black Moon in Leo
Theme: The Shadow of Order
Primary Fear: fear of change
Self-judgment: the level or station one has achieved
Issues: order; position; arrogance; self-centeredness; jealousy
Projection: distaste for or identification with overbearing, vain, or “selfish” people
Goals: to identify and vocalize others‟ talents and strengths, to identify the opportunities presented by changes, to eliminate feeling jealous
The Black Moon in Leo assaults the ego. It manifests in egocentricity and
arrogance. With this placement we are frequently accused of being
selfish. This is because our attention is naturally attracted to whatever
reinforces our position in life. Any ideas to the contrary are quickly
dismissed. The fear of change morphs into the fear of losing face or
losing position. Rigid attempts to maintain the existing order, framework,
or mindset are common and can lead to exhaustion.
Healing and Transcending:
With the Black Moon in Leo, the need for classification and designation must be faced. In truth, there is no hierarchy – All is One. Change is the nature of the Universe and change brings the opportunity for growth. We each have roles that we slip in and out of; the key is to fluidly take on positions and situations where we both lead and follow so that nothing remains static. It is also important to remember that, by definition, Divine Order is never threatened.
- Give to others. Black Moon in Leo has a tremendous capacity to uplift.
- When you encounter new situations, consider how you could empower someone else who is involved. How could you make them feel more important? Think about how you could give something of yourself to someone else.
- When you are with others, practice trying to discover something very special about them in that moment and then casually mention it.
- Try new things. By practicing changing the order of things, you are healing your shadow.
Black Moon in Leo: Princess Diana, Charles de Gaulle, Ernest Hemingway, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, Pablo Picasso, Elvis Presley, Christopher Reeve, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Leo Tolstoy
Copyright © 2011 Laura Walker