The new moon in Leo is a sacred moment that rekindles the divine spark within you after the difficulties of recent weeks. It is the first new moon after the recent eclipses and will refill you with all the goodness that, at one point, you thought was gone forever. It is a moment of purification and rebirth.
Leo is the fixed fire sign, ruled by the Sun. The Sun is the centre of our solar system (hence the name) and without it there would be no life on Earth. The Sun gives us light and warmth, both absolutely necessary for the growth of plants and animals.
Regardless of your own Sun sign, use can this new moon to reconnect to your central life force, your vitality, your inner flame.
The symbol of the hearth fire is a place of strength, warmth and joy, where you gather for stories and share light (also known as wisdom).
Here in Australia where I write from, the Sun is awakening from its winter slumber and the first signs of Spring are emerging. The days get longer, the Sun climbs higher in the sky, and the cycle of growth begins anew.
In the Northern hemisphere, you may connect seasonally to the long days of late Summer. You notice the days shortening, the Sun a little lower in the sky, which triggers a great desire to enjoy the remaining warmth and daylight.
North or South, there is joy and wisdom in the conscious observation and lived experience of the perpetual turning of the solar wheel.
There are many positive astrological indications for what begins at this Leo new moon.
A few days before the new moon, Venus moves out of Cancer, where she was unable to offer much solace to the ominous lineup in the opposing sign of Capricorn. As soon as she enters Leo, she is out of their oppressive gaze and can express herself freely without fear of reprisal.
Immediately prior to the new moon, while still in the balsamic phase, the moon separates from a square to Uranus in Taurus. There may be a sudden impulse to walk away from a restrictive situation that prevents you from shining as a individual.
Sandwiched between the Venus and Mars, this new moon also holds the potential for romance and creativity. Be with the people you love and let them love you in return. You are seen. You are worthy.
The next aspect from the moon, after her alchemical meeting with the Sun, is to Jupiter in Sagittarius. It’s time to fire up!
Jupiter in Sagittarius is poised to end his retrograde cycle mid-August and unleash a final flourish of goodness in that sector of your natal chart. You’ve got until early December to fully embrace the gifts of the greater benefic and this Leo new moon is the perfect time to start going after what you truly want.
New moon at 8° Leo
Brisbane, Australia: 1 August 2019, 1:11 pm
New Delhi, India: 1 August 2019, 8:11 am
London, UK: 1 August 2019, 4:11 am
New York, USA: 31 July 2019, 11:11 pm