On August 18 at 10:41 PM EST, we are experiencing a creative and playful New Moon in Leo, happening at 26°35′ degrees of the sign of the Lion.
New Moons always represent the beginning of a brand new cycle. The Moon has been gradually disappearing from our sight, and from now on she will start growing again, showing a little more of herself each night.
The days before the New Moon, also known as the Dark or Balsamic phase, are days of healing and rest, of introspection and reflection. The New Moon has now come, but it is not the time to take action yet.
First, the cosmic energy of the moment invites us to set clear intentions for the upcoming cycle, after an honest self-inquiry regarding what we want to manifest and why. Every month the New Moon encourages us to act from a focused and conscious place: she wants us to feel a full-body “yes” before taking any initiative.
The New Moon in Leo reminds us not to be afraid to dream big. She inspires us to define a vision that inspires and motivates us, to believe in it, and in our power to manifest it. Sun and Moon in the sign of the Lion invite us to visualize a bright future for ourselves and our loved ones despite the hard and uncertain times we are living in.
New Moon in Leo: Honor your Path
The Sun and the Moon join forces in Leo, inviting us to celebrate our individuality, our passions, and our need to be seen and appreciated. The message of this New Moon is that we are safe to be ourselves and to explore the desires of our hearts. She inspires us to develop unshakable self-confidence and faith in who we are, and encourages us to share our true and authentic self with the world without fear of being judged.
Leo is a fierce Fire archetype, corresponding to our upper back, heart, and solar plexus. Its energy is Yang or masculine: this means that when we have a cosmic event happening here, its effects are mostly directed outwards. During this New Moon, we naturally tend to express the qualities of Leo outwardly, we show their expression to the world around us.
Leo inspires us to let go of any shyness and self-consciousness. The archetype of the Lion invites us to be bold and unapologetic, to take the space we deserve, reminding us that we all have the right to shine and be seen.
This New Moon is a strong call for honoring our personal path, and letting go of the need to measure up to someone else’s standards. Success has a different meaning for everybody. This celestial event invites us to make choices that reflect our soul purpose and to hold on to our vision even if other people don’t support it.
New Moon conjunct Mercury in Leo: Merging Heart and Mind
This New Moon is inviting us to organize our thoughts, reflect on any emotion coming up, and consciously share with others how we feel and what we need. The conjunction between Sun, Moon, and Mercury in the sign of the Lion is encouraging us to speak our truth lovingly and openly, merging our minds and our hearts.
The Fixed quality of Leo is associated with loyalty, focus, and with the ability of this sign to commit to what he takes on, bringing forward projects he already started with continuous and constant effort. A risk of Sun, Moon, and Mercury joining together in Leo can be being too proud to change our mind even if we know we are wrong, falling into the trap of egocentrism and entitlement. In its shadow expression, Leo can get quite stubborn.
Beware of the temptation of engaging in gossip and drama during these days, especially on social media. Take care of not raising your voice with your loved ones, and of not getting too fixed in your position or point of view. Always be mindful of allowing other people to have their opinion: respect their right to speak and share what they think, even if they don’t agree with you.
New Moon in Leo trine Mars in Aries: Let it All Go
The supportive trine between Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Leo and Mars in Aries inspires us to find ways to channel, move, and physically release the excess emotional energy, as well as any anger, frustration, or fear coming up during these days.
To harness the qualities of this positive aspect, experiment with different sports, creative activities, theater, dance and performance art. It is now possible to find very affordable or even free online classes and tutorials of almost any discipline or art form: this is a real blessing.
Make some research and try something you always wanted to try, whatever makes you feel inspired at any given moment. Don’t be afraid to mess up and make mistakes: both Mars in Aries and the planets in Leo invite us to learn through trial and error, and they remind us of the value and importance of knowing ourselves through direct experience.
Because of the trine between Mars and the New Moon, we are starting a new lunar cycle where our vitality and energy levels are tightly correlated to our capacity for emotional regulation. Channeling our feelings into any self-expression modality is going to increase our stamina, determination, and willpower. It has the potential to help us release the frustration and the anger we may have repressed or unconsciously accumulated.
Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine Mars inspires us to follow our path and walk it alone if necessary. They encourage us to honor our emotional needs, our feelings and sensations, as well as our necessity for freedom and self-expression.
Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus: Feel Free to Experiment
The exact sextile between Venus in Cancer and Uranus in Taurus on the New Moon in Leo is infusing the entire upcoming lunar cycle with an original and progressive energy. Our love life, social life, and overall creativity are likely to benefit from this positive aspect.
Uranus represents our truest individuality, and our need to break free from constrictions, limitations, outdated rules, and beliefs. Venus represents how we relate to ourselves and others, our values, needs, and resources.
When these planets connect, we may feel that innovative and unconventional ideas tend to emerge out of the blue. The sextile is a harmonious aspect that triggers us but without insisting too much: it can be easy to be unaware of its influence or ignore it. It’s up to us to take action upon it and to make good use of its energy.
The sextile between Venus in Cancer and Uranus in Taurus inspires us to experiment, to introduce novelty in our relationships with others, in our personal style, and maybe even in our value system.
Uranus does not like stagnation and doesn’t have a good tolerance for boredom. This planet loves shaking up routine and it always demands more excitement and freedom. On the contrary, Venus in Cancer tends to enjoy routine because of the feeling of safety it generates.
Nonetheless, thanks to the positive influence of the sextile between them, many of us will open our minds, leave our comfort zone, and risk more. During the upcoming lunar cycle, we are likely to feel inspired to experiment, innovate, and introduce something unusual in our life.
To help you harness fiery and courageous energy of the Lion this magical New Moon brings we have created a channeled New Moon in Leo Ritual Tools: Guided Meditation Audio & Printable “Creativity, Playfulness & Flow” Deep Self-Reflection Journal. We invite you to join Moon Omens Soul Family and meditate, journal and harness this energy of the new beginnings together! Tap here or on the image below to find access.
The More We Give, the More We Receive
The New Moon in Leo reminds us that the most important achievement is feeling happy and satisfied with what we do every day, with the way we live our life, and the people we share it with. Leo invites us to value ourselves, our qualities, our talents, and our capacities. This New Moon inspires us to spend more time doing what makes us feel true joy in our hearts and to share this feeling with others.
We are encouraged to make a conscious effort to find time to play, have fun, and do whatever makes us feel happy and glowing. Once we cultivate these qualities in ourselves, we naturally inspire the people in our life to do the same, inviting them to join us into that space of self-love and authenticity.
Leo reminds us that being genuinely generous towards others automatically allows us to be able to give more. As we instinctively attune to the frequency of abundance, we soon realize that unexpected gifts and opportunities are spontaneously coming our way.
Ultimately, the message of this New Moon is that when we tap into the infinite Source of creative energy available to us, we are inevitably shown that the more we give, the more we receive.
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New Moon in Leo Global Live Meditation
On August 18th, 9:45 PM EST we will be hosting live global New Moon meditation. We invite you to come and join Moon Omens Soul Family. As we come together and become one, as we are, the energy is amazing and the energetic shift will definitely be felt! We are excited to see you there. Tap on the video below or search ‘Moon Omens’ in YouTube search to find our scheduled meditation. Comment if you are going to be there. Love and blessings!