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A New Moon in Leo


So we’ve got some New Moon Leo energy going on in a last fiery burst of summer, that all signs are encouraged to enjoy (especially socially) to the fullest. I have to say from personal experience, this has indeed been an extremely busy and social summer (especially compared to the early warm seasons of the pandemic, respectively 2020 and 2021). For better or worse, people are weary of taking so many precautions and are picking and choosing their risk factors and events they want to attend anyway, indoors, or out. Is this a bad thing? I’m not sure. I still take precautions where they’re mandatory and/or encouraged, but I’m not nearly as vigilant or OCD as I used to be. I supposed it’s because one cannot stay in a heightened state of anxiety, and fear of huge, impending doom for a prolonged period of time. Because that’s not healthy either, right? The more folks I talk to, it’s a whole grab bag of potential impending doom scenarios: from Russia and the threat of Nuclear War (or other countries who’d like to take over the U.S.), the COVID pandemic that never ends and now has so many vaccine-resistant variants you can’t keep track of them all, the ever-present threat of domestic terrorism, Cheeto cultists, election conspiracy extremists, crazy lawmakers that want to take us back to medieval times, an onslaught of random and targeted gun violence, not to mention climate change, unnatural disasters that are accelerating at a daily rate with alarming speed, and oh yeah, Monkey Pox. In short, plague, disease, pestilence, fires, floods, the crumbling of an American empire and democracy and human civilization as we know it. Kinda feels like end times, doesn’t it?

So how does one stay at all upbeat in light of all of this, or retain their positivity, any sense of normalcy, and hold onto one’s sanity? We do what we can. We spend time with other kind people who are important to us and find solace in one another’s company. We continue to recycle, and protest, and sign petitions, and vote, and take good care of ourselves. We disconnect from the sludge pile of bad news when we need to and reconnect with nature. We pay close attention to the signs animals and other wildlife are showing us. We take care of our planet in every way we personally still can. We meditate and cast spells and hold onto hope, no matter what. For some really fantastic insight into some of these topics and how to deal, including how planetary influences are most definitely coming into play with everything going on, be sure to give a listen to “Women Who Howl at the Moon’s” second interview with Astrologer, Reiki Master, and Author, Lynette Corsten. She’s got some really great insights into this melee and helps gives perspective on it all. Stay kind, be loving, and find peace wherever you can.



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Colleen DuVall has written articles, plays, short films, and a novel. Most recently, her work has been featured in her new blog, Off The Beaten Path for the Shepherd Express online (, and the Wisconsin Life radio show for WPR. She recently adopted a little grey and white cat named Tessa, after beloved 22-year-old Bootise passed on.


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