If you don’t feel worthy of applause, then you ultimately keep it from your life
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of doing an afternoon of readings for a lovely group of people. One of them was a double Leo, which means there was a strong need for recognition and approval within her. Of course, there was also a ton of creativity present, but the fact that she hadn’t gotten enough of it out into the world meant that her soul was starving for its time in the spotlight. All Leo’s need it. To some, that drive to be front and center can seem too self-serving. But for Leo, that’s just part of the astrological DNA. So unless one’s being an asshole about it, there’s no reason to shy away from that desire for attention. I stressed to her that there was nothing wrong about wanting to be recognized for her gifts and talents. In fact, for her, it was a must. The only reason she wasn’t allowing it was because of some subconscious notion that it was wrong to desire a spotlight. And that’s all wed to self-worth. Because the truth is, if you don’t feel worthy of applause, then you ultimately keep it from your life.
At the end of my long day, the hostess squeezed my shoulder and said, “You’re really good at this.” I smiled and deflected it with a comment about how great her and her friends were for being so receptive to the readings. She proceeded to say it a couple of more times. “You are really really good at this, Angel.” After about the third time, something clicked. It was as if a voice inside said, “Hear her.” And I did. I finally heard what she was trying to tell me. (See, I also have Leo issues.) In that moment, I connected to my soul’s core and with my whole heart, welcomed her emotional gratitude and recognition of my talent. I deemed myself worthy of her applause. Full of warmth, I smiled and said “Thank you.” I then packed up my things and left her home, feeling so wonderful for the opportunity to share my gifts with others.
Now is the time to shift focus and give yourself the attention you deserve
The Leo New Moon is here, and it wants us to connect with our deeper need to be accepted and loved for who we are and what we have to offer the world around us. To best understand what our greatest gift is, we must look to the thing that brings us our purest joy. Now I’m not talking about that bottle of wine you may suck back after a long day of work. I am talking about that activity or time when pristine, soulful joy rises up and overcomes you. It’s the specific thing that stimulates that place in your heart where creativity and romance lives. And it’s where you need to open yourself up to receiving appreciation and respect.
This also means making yourself vulnerable to your personal truth. Because if you are feeling disrespected or unacknowledged somewhere in your life, that may be Leo showing you that you’re barking up the wrong tree. Your greatest gift is perhaps just lying dormant or is at least being underutilized. If that’s the case, then now is the time to shift focus and give yourself the attention you deserve.
Let’s take a closer look at each sign and see how this could be affecting you: