Memo From The Moon In Leo

People, the Leo Moon is an opportunity to regain composure and dazzle, no matter how dark the clouds.

Shit-house news days, terrible events, mass grief, fears, solar flares, whacko dictators, wondering if your wee is glowing in the dark because of your wondrous vitamins or because your radioactive – it is not easy at the moment.

But remember people who lived through trying times and still maintained their standards. The Queen Mother traipsing around London during the Blitz, determined to bring cheer to her people, a trail of Vol De Nuit scenting the otherwise acrid air behind her…soldiers or firefighters getting up at 5 am, polishing their boots and getting on with it, no matter HOW they’re feeling…the unbelievable grace from the Japanese people as they go about their terrible days…seriously, no looting?

Being present looking one’s best, with a fabulous Leonic smile on one’s face, when some have low morale (disasters, even if they’re not personally applying, stir up all manner of personal angsting) is your duty.

Also, think of how diverting and truly radical it would be right now to embark on a Leo style makeover.

Yes, now is the time to become more into Hair, Art, Music, Cinema, Beauty, Flowers, and your personal Regality.  Responding to stress with a plan to reclaim your ultra is radical.

“War turns us to stone. In remembrance, we shine and rise to new days.”

You cannot control tectonic plates or stop the Sun from flaring (w.t.f.?), but you can radiate Beauty & Strength in your own environment.

In fact, fuq it. From now on, maybe the only solar flares around here should be coming from your gigantic ego, gleaming teeth, ever-green bamboo-style always growing genius, and the golden glow of your aura/complexion?

You being sad or drab won’t fix dark energy in the world. Your frivolity and vanity won’t break anything either. Make art, make love, make a cake, make your bed –


Luna In Leo

Image: Guo Pei Haute Couture

56 thoughts on “Memo From The Moon In Leo”

  1. Venus

    I’d love to have you come out for an evening of food and wine touring in Melbourne with me sometime!

    You’re right that as a Geisha (even a modern day urban one) you can’t really have an “off” night. Which is why I don’t take people out every night of the week and why I try and invite people who will contribute as much to the evening by being positive about the experience. I want to have a fun night and have meaningful interactions just as much as everyone else. Yes, I bring my melbourne food and wine knowledge to the table, but I don’t charge as much as other tour guides because for me part of what I get out of it is the opportunity to meet awesome people. I do this as a part time venture so that each adventure can be rewarding for not only my customers, but for me too.

    I can’t imagine the level of energy that *real* Geisha’s must have put in to ensuring they didn’t have an off night, knowing that they probably didn’t (and don’t) have the choice to be part time as I do.

  2. This Virgo has finally started buying myself new clothes in the past week so that I can finally start looking spunky again for my wife (or at least as spunky as my average body will allow me to look). It’s been years since I bought new clothes (as opposed to sewing my own or buying at op shops) and I am feeling all good again.

    Mind you, I could stand to lose a few kgs around the middle so Leo Moon has set me on a bit of a restart of my exercise kick.

    Though Moon in Leo might be what’s causing me to be particularly self conscious about my receding hair line at the moment. Maybe I should just go out and get a really nice haircut while I still can … Leo Moon would probably rejoice in that …

    1. Herby, hats, hats & more hats, all sorts. And scarves. Or radical
      shave centre & long back, NO not mullet but plait-ie, lock-sie bits?
      Or all of the above,’ you have many choices & you can create
      many looks’ , said the ex-hairdresser & people dresser 🙂

      The Head can be Used for Many Purposes.

      1. Ooh … I like the idea of hats … I could get a fetish for them quite easily … Thanks for the idea.

        Can’t do radical shave because have a conservative work environment (well, not the office but when I see clients). But who knows, maybe a hairdresser will have an idea 🙂

  3. Have you read ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ it was set in pre-war Japan.
    Post war she opened a tea House in NY. Good read.
    Opened something ‘similar’ to that site in the mid-80’s
    called ‘Silk Degrees’,with buzzline ‘Smooth as Silk Hostesses’,
    yup loved Boz Scaggs then & just back from 3 years in Singapore.
    Companions & True Escorts for Interstate & O/S business men for tennis, backgammon,
    dates & dinners. The women were obliged to wear suits & have briefcases
    but had the de-riguer silk fabulous lingerie underneath. (it WAS 80’s).
    Getting the right hostesses was the biggest problem then & being in a bit
    of a backwater (so say other Sates & me), & the level of sophistication
    required to pull it off w/o it being thought of as Hooker Incorporated. THAT
    was later, hahaha.
    It gave me a big learn…men don’t pay women of the night to come they pay so as
    they leave!

    1. I just find this sort of customer service so interesting. You just can’t have an off night. You have to be fabulous all the time.

      Fabulous takes _a lot_ of energy. Sometimes I don’t always have those sort of resources.

      How did you cope?

  4. this may b an unorthodox move but moon in a fire sign seems apt theres a pile of free firewood on nelson st in annandale btwn # 131 and 129 if anyone cant afford power bills over winter but has a fireplace get on down there theres 2-3 nights worth x i dont live there just drove past so if you’ve been thinking u wnt 2 take me out cos i’m on yr shitlist it’s a no go xx

  5. Very cute 🙂
    As a Cappy-Sagg, i would do both:
    Ignore the data AND change beliefs after
    my loaded 8th house has given it deep thought.

  6. Sun, Venus, Mars, Mercury in Leo and feeling a healthy grown up ego developing here.

    Some stuff went down at work and taught offenders not to stick thorns in the Lion’s paw. No, no.

    Then went to the mall and saw a baby tiger on a chain being pranced around for the crowd, a mascot or something and I got upset and had to look away.

    I have always loved big cats as a child. Note to self. Don’t keep personal power on a chain or at least make sure the chain’s got a lot of give.

    To quote Lady Gaga (who’s an Aries, “Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra…”

    With all the catastrophe going on the world, I feel small ranting about my shit but as above, so below. I just want to be productive and owning and going forward is the way.

  7. The very best thing i did for my look was to buy some
    blue powder & activator from the wholesale Hair Suppliers
    & do my own streaks (and saved 800 a year to boot).
    The suppliers to hair salons are Leo Heaven if you can
    swing it, plus now the sun kisses as they used to be called,
    go exactly where i want them, not according to where hairdresser
    wants them & it’s never looked so good as in natural. Had fringe done
    3 years ago to save on facework as it hides surprise & puzzlement lines
    on forehead & some laugh lines at eyes.
    It also gives me control on degree of lightening for various shades of blonde,
    giving interest instead of ‘block’ colour, which is not adviseable post 45 years.
    When the World is in some crisis’, the only world we can control is the one that
    ends at fingertips, toes & crown of head plus everything in between

    As an interest for Tarot students/practitioners, (David
    & Gordon), have added ‘Tarot Music’ to their vast selection. If you subscribe, there
    is free download of their samples every 6 weeks, so end of 12 months you have whole CD.
    The tarot music is divided into major & minor acana & puts you into the mental
    space required.

    1. Pegasus – This is an amazing music site, just been working my way through the music on offer and it’s incredible. What a great find, thank you so much for this link, it’s going to break my budget! btw, I use Paintbox to put purple streaks through my hair. I just paint it on with a toothbrush and top it up when it fades. very cheap and cheerful. I think I might try pink next time.

  8. I found Leo kitty asleep yesterday in a pot with the blooming roses! 😯

    I let him stay there figured he needed some Leo time… 😯

  9. Thanks Mystic for a very inspiring post. No wonder I was having the urge to crop my locks. Its Leo time again hallelujah! So far so good in Tokyo… its true everyone is so business as usual and the only theft I heard of was of my friend’s family temple (so a pox on those bastards – cant be good juju stealing from a temple can it?!) Am gonna put on my glow and no its NOT from the radiation 😉

  10. True, the Japanese don’t loot and they don’t vandalize. Graffiti doesn’t exist there and muggings/street violence are almost unheard of. It’s not utopia, but it has some of the lowest crime rates in the world.

  11. That’s so funny! I was just wondering what solar flares could mean for us Leos and bam!

    Got my hair cut, then dyed my hair red. Leo stuff – check!

    iphone met the mellow overnight toilet this morning via baby no. 2. He got some pluto in his Capricorn I guess. As a Gemini Rising with Mercury in the 2nd house of values and possessions, this was a painful way to start the day…

      1. Oooh thanks shell!!!! I will disinfect it after it has been to see the phone doctor, maybe even do a ritual cleansing with dried sage.. 😉

    1. Andromeda, why do i think of you as a blonde, i wonder.
      Coz you was?
      Think of you as ‘the girl from Ipanema’ maybe the South
      American connection & BEACH 🙂

      1. Well in the last two weeks or so I have been blonde, brunette and now a deep red.. Gem Rising Pegs, Gem Rising. 🙂

        Hey, could you recommend me a good colon cleaner in Melbs? Just read that Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui book and was quite freaked out. Enough so that I have three people who now want to do it too! I can’t remember the thread we were chatting on to look up your prev recommendations. Thank you and THANK YOU for the Girl from Ipanema connotation, I’ll wear that!!!!

  12. Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

    Bravo Mystic!

    And I got the memo last night, thinking this morning I’d wash my hair and have it all lovely whilst doing errands.

  13. Thanks MM! I too am exercising the audacious gracious over the crap at work AND waiting, patient (for a SAGG!) and gracious for love to come to it’s senses and return…all done with the blonde leonine mane I have been nurturing over the last two years…the time alone I HAVE used to polish and love and nurture..I grew up between two Leos…sigh..sometimes you just need to succumb to a lot of self loving..Like FireyBovine it has also been major heartbreak that has made me come to appreciate the ‘style’ in self love.

  14. … made me remember that the first time I really started working an uberslick style was a really major heartbreak – I was so low but everyday I had to work, as long as I looked amazing I could get through it … and the scent was prada lol

    great post mystic

  15. I try to apply this kind of thinking to my every day life. Regality at all times is an absolute must! Now whether or not others see it as Regality, I don’t give a fuq. With my Aqua moon and Scorp ascendant my sense of royalty always has a dark and eccentric twist to it. Wouldn’t have it any other way! I’ll be over there drinking toxic green Absinthe and sporting a look like the Asian women from Trent Reznor’s Perfect Drug video. Only adorned with more purple and silver (never much cared for gold. Terrible Leo I am in that regard).

  16. As a rising leo, I feel so un-leonic right now. ugh. hair is frizzing out due to weather, but aside from that… hmmm.

    I guess I have my manners on. I haven’t had any major hissy fits or lost my temper. Regal, tho? Hmmm. Certainly don’t feel iit. Need crown and scepter.

  17. I was chatting with my hair stylist the last couple of visits, about our admiration for Derek Jacobi and the old I, Claudius miniseries and some recent roles he played. Then last week, it suddenly dawned upon me what she was doing, she was giving me a Caesar haircut! I asked her if she was doing that deliberately, she said, “oh of course!” Well, at least she made me look more like young Tiberius, rather than old Claudius.

  18. Fabulosity at it’s best Mystic! thanks for the reminder re radiating Beauty & Strength.
    Chinese proverb: ” you can’t stop the birds of sorrow flying overhead, but you can prevent them from building a nest in your hair…”
    Heartache for the Japanese. And yes they are such an amazing nation.

  19. Yep. Failed at doing “venus grounded”, didn’t get the “memo from the moon in leo” in time either. Not that I would’ve abided….. and I’m reading the daily mystic for tomorrow….. I’m already on the downer.

    I dunno. I have natal Mars in Leo – so instead I just did mega drama; and then Venus in Cancer – and gripped as tightly as I could. Aries moon said “I’m going to do whatever the hell it is I want to do and think about the consequences later”! I’m a right mess.

    I would la-la-LOVE to do a Leo style makeover but I really truely have no other way I can think to improve on my looks – other than keep exercising (which I will be doing).

    I have no other choice but to remain quiet and composed re love now that I’ve opened my mouth so wide I could swallow myself and implode into nothing.

    For anyone who had a read of my Venus post rant about THAT BOY – turns out he’s decided that perhaps he likes someone else. Heard that before. I did some keen Cancer mega-guilting of the emo variety (i.e. pity me, here I am worshipping you and look how broken my heart is now, but have a happy life whatever you do…..) and if anything that’s my “set and forget” now – not that I have a choice. I can only hope that I have the same luck as last year (yes…. the EXACT same thing happened around this time last year, with the same guy – it’s like groundhog day, only in YEARS) and a shit storm of uber-crap alignments come up to rain on his parade. I hope my guilting has him sitting around analysing his mistakes.

    Or perhaps it’s me who needs to stop being a sucker for punishment/having karma teach me this lesson? Because I’m still diving in head first, but I’ve been trying all different angles – so perhaps I’m learning something.

    As for the groundhog day thing – I know for a fact (yes I have been doing pattern recognition Mystic) that he does the same goddamn thing to every girl that swings his way. When is he going to wake up and shift gears? I thought Pisces were getting the astrological onslaught these past few years – he hasn’t changed. One. Little. Bit. I think Saturn didn’t teach him anything regarding relationships….. how did he managed to skip that??????

    Sorry for hijacking…. I really needed just to rant all this out somewhere – I should probably find a myself a counsellor.

    1. Hey Woohoo, sorry to hear it didn’t really work out as you hoped. To channel a bit of Nat here, my suggestion would be you need to focus on yourself, as you said why you keep diving in, going back. You can’t account/control others actions only your reactions. Why are you allowing him to come and go in that way? What keeps you holding on? Etc.
      I know this is frustrating to read and really you just want to pick through their flaws, but really, what good does it do you sitting around hoping things go wrong for him so he comes back to you? Do you really want him in those circumstances? And if so, why? Ok, maybe he does need to learn some lessons, but maybe you need to let him go to someone else to do that…
      Look after yourself in the meantime xxo

      1. I so know where you are coming from Woohoo, and really don’t know the answer to the whole extraction process.
        So instead I have an anecdote that will hopefully amuse you to the extent it is amusing me

        After much time doing what you are doing over someone I finally got the courage to go I’m out of here. I resisted this for a long time because I thought i had a habit of bailing when I don’t get what I want (Leo mars also) and always felt, with this one, that the issues could be resolved with some honest conversation.
        But attempts to do that and attempts to approach in different ways haven’t really worked, and so I wrote saying sorry can’t do this anymore.
        This morning I get included on a group text inviting me to his long over due party. So, either he’s not got the note, is ignoring it, or is offering me an out. Either way I don’t get out of it in my old disappear kind of way, and the conversation has to be had.
        Who knows how it will turn out, but it is amusing me no end that clearly this lesson will be learnt no matter how I try to shape it.
        Not sure what the moral is there for you, except perhaps to remember to laugh at yourself at few times amongst all that self-flagellation?

        1. Haha. Oh Lord! My exit strat was the disappearing act too. Hence the repetition of history – unfinished business. I ‘spose you’ll have to tackle it head on… I don’t know what part of my Mars in Leo is curbed and likes to do these things in private….. but I have a Sun and Mars in Leo friend and if she was in your position, well…. better clear a path and not stand to close to him because she’s gonna throw a drink at him and create a scene. Is that like you at all? Her definition of a conversation is a screaming match though. But seriously, everything you said above is just like me. I’ve ALWAYS bailed, except this time (well, I didn’t with my last boyfriend – but he was a Leo, so being dramatic was never an issue for him) and I’ve just hung around saying to myself when the time is right we’ll talk it through and it will be resolved and you’ll be glad you hung in there. Pft! yeah right! So the lesson is???? Try, try, try again and then realise that what you originally used to do was better for you? Is that a even lesson? I thought we were all meant to be changing? Hmm. Requires more thought.

          What’s your guy? Hopefully no slippery fish like mine – I was never going to get an answer from him. No joke you could ask this guy what 2+2 equals and he would dodge answering the question. He even tried to lie to me once about something he posted on my facebook wall…… like, hello(?) you can’t lie about something that is sitting there published on cyberspace for everyone to read, I just laughed at him. Ahhhh, there are so many funny things he’s done and said that just justify why I should never worry about him again.

      2. No I’m not the screaming match type. I’ve Leo rising as well as Leo mars, but good old get a grip love Saturn is parked there as well, in cancer in the 12th. Quiet self-flagellation followed by fk this I’m out of here much more my style.
        And I think that’s what it’s about, recognising your style, why it’s your style, and when it’s appropriate to either rely on or break out of your style. Because sometimes people are time sucks and one does have to get out, and sometimes it is your own fear and insecurity. Recognising when, why, why not, how is key (QED)

      3. Woohoo darling, please, I’ve just been Libra’d with the same net result as yours. I thought HE totally apperated elsewhere but I hear from him again, asking to plan a trip to do some furniture shopping. Apparently, when it comes to Home Tree, I am his go-to bitch. Woteva. Clearly, it is all unresolved.


        Here is my new policy. And before I unveil it, let me just say as a Kataka myself, you have oodles of empathy on the strands of connective soul tissue to the ones we love, we care for and adore – regardless of how undeserving or clearly flawed they are. Hence you can see our gift to the Universe for the ability to lucidly see their truth yet remain unimpaired in our affections. Our love losses are so unbelievably flesh-felt.

        I know the whole “something/someone better will come along” feels a bit trite and put together, eventually you may truly come to believe it, specially if it’s the unavoidable truth. Yet for the moment it’s all too haphazardly band-aiding a Niagara of feelings that are just rushing to the person who’s put such a solid dam up one wonders why they were never recruited by the Army Corps of Engineers to actually build a real one.

        While that may all be true, here’s one truth I’d like to share with you. He doesn’t want you? Isn’t ready? He’s emotionally stunted as a mushroom? Etc etc?


        There it is. Yes, it doesn’t give you what you desire, but you can’t control it. You can be coated in gold, shit diamonds, be a card carrying Mensa member, a Nobel winning super model whose genetics have been lauded as the template for a new super generation to found new solar systems – and ALL THAT would not make you impervious to the travails of love.

        In this sense, we are all equals. At one point or another, at the mercy of something we cannot bargain for, reason with or successfully purchase without marring it’s meaning. What you need to embrace is the power you have to love.

        This is no small thing in such an often cruel world. And I’m not suggesting you deny or diminish your feelings, there is real power in loving someone, but treat it like the river it is and let it flow. It will divert from where it’s not welcome slowly, or sometimes, an even wiser power calms it till the time it can rediscover the home it lost.

        One never knows. One thing I have seen real proof of in my experience is what my love has done or created or left behind. Even while I may be disappointed by the relationship not working out, I am always astounded at how positive my time was while in it. Because I did that. And you did too.

        We can only reckon with our own choices and our own time. Think of this as allowing him to reckon with his. Best baby xxx

        1. <<<>>>
          Beautifully written and exactly what us hopeless V in Kataka peeps need. A good solid shovel of reasoning that or a gentle wack in the head with said shovel.

          I have conquered my usual V In K patterns plus a healthy scorp/leo ego (which does not help one little bit) and was relishing being in a relationionship completelly free of the usual desperate texts and longing- surpisingly with another V in K boy. Then wack- he may be taking a job in another city FUQ!!!
          Saturn gimme a break I’ve been soooo good. So sad today.

          1. Oh, leogroover that IS sad. However.

            Yes, that’s a fancy “but” if there ever was one.

            You don’t think this sort of fits? Considering that it sounds like there’s a healthy space with VinK Boy and it seems you’re each coming from quite a strong and solid sense of self? I’m wondering if the Universe is presenting both of you with an opportunity to forge a relationship like you’ve never had before.

            It sounds like the “drama” or let’s call it the “twist” in the story is coming from an external source ie a job opportunity and not really hesitation on his part. It’s cold comfort I know, but maybe the Saturn bit of this is that you may be able to maturely carry on while things are still a bit uncertain without (I would guess) the typical histrionics that may have happened in the past.

            Just a I’m suspecting it could be a circuit breaker on old patterns.

          2. Sad to read LG. You’ve sounded like you’ve been having a ball with said Sparkly one.
            Like Angel says, a catalyst, or new frontier?
            I hope it works out okay.

  20. Grand Mystic , Thank you for shedding Light on us . These are exciting Times they come with a Price! To be , to love and to be loved Is the answer !!!
    Love to All!!! Mystic thank you for being here for us!

  21. Oh Mystic, your words bring me to tears. I had just reached a joyful place, literally only moments before reading this. My body feels relieved after days sugmerged in seemingly endless fuzz. The planets was spinning and now… arrrghh, its golden again.

    Off to create more of my own personal Regality.

  22. bull with sting in tail

    Nothin’ doin’

    It’s as if I hate the future, while I’m referring to the past
    While I’m pulling information and also attempting parse
    When I see my own reflection, as what I’m tempt to pass
    When I no longer see, the humour in the farce
    When full of disinformation, when truth is truly sparse
    Whence i truly came to this, and nailed it to the mast
    Is when my logic deserted me, and emotion took its course
    When industry went easterly, and with it fear of force
    What exists there now and now, we cannot see nor ken
    When what happens there now, is now – not then
    What the stars may suggest, is neither wound nor death
    What the mortals may engender, could simply take your breath
    We are not without some guidance, we are not without some depth
    But maybe without much purpose, without which, we are much without
    Hue and cry in defence, justification of our pretence
    So much good, so much change
    For the better, our sure refrain
    And so much for the better of me
    A longing for fraternity, a work in paraphrase
    A swathe of inner gaze, And in action

  23. ~~~took a segue via la parfum section on the way home today. I may be on the level but at least I smell like top shelf.

    Raising a glass for the above Big Love manifesto.

    Cheers! x

  24. I will remember your post Mystic and duck the idiot rain with a smirk pasted on my face.

    My hair looks bigger than usual today, actually no need to mince words: hair looks like bad coiffure exploded on my head. Leo moon explains.

  25. thanks MM for reminding me to be gracious in the company of idiots. My chastised me twice in front of a large crowd at a work doo. I will be sharpening my claws for tomorrow however

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