New Moon at 26° Degrees Leo on August 18th, 2020 at 10:41 PM Eastern Time.
In Astrology, when two planets meet at the same point in the sky, it is known as a Conjunction. Conjunctions represent joining forces, blending, and union. When the Sun conjuncts the Moon, it creates a New Moon. Sun and Moon join forces every month to create a New Moon and kick-off a brand new 4-week lunar cycle for us and all nature around us. New Moons represent a fresh start, a blank page, a new opportunity. We use this time to set goals and intentions for the brand new 4-week Lunar cycle ahead of us. Think of a New Moon as the time to plant a new seed on the ground: a seed of new beginnings and intentions. For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating.
The Leo New Moon of the year happens on Tuesday, August 18th at 10:41 PM ET. The key concepts associated with Leo include - joy, romance, the heart, self-expression, creativity, art, risk-taking, big gestures, passionate love, children, games, toys, pets and the pleasure of being alive. Leo energy opens our heart. We want to love and be loved. We want to be seen, we want to shine! The highest expression of Leo, however, goes beyond the search for attention and love. When we truly open our hearts, we realize that WE ALREADY ARE LOVE. The love we are looking for will be a projection, a reflection, a direct result of our inner love-relationship with ourselves. We enjoy sharing love spontaneously, whether there is an object to receive it or not. We can do this because we love ourselves!
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Work With Fire:
Leo is a fire sign. This New Moon invites you to work with your fire energy and to examine how you use it. Do you use your fire to warm, inspire, and enliven or is your fire energy-consuming through stress, anger and the desire to dominate, hurt or get even? If our fire energy is extinguished we will feel depressed, bored, and dissatisfied. The manic/depressive cycle is also a fire dysfunction. If we continuously direct our fire energy outside ourselves, and use it to be entertained and to get attention, we eventually feel drained, and then have to recuperate and regenerate. One of Leo's principal lessons is to learn how to direct our fire inward, and use it to light the flame of our own heart. When our internal heart connection is stable, our energy is stronger, more consistent and less prone to ups and downs.
Work With Your V House:
The 5th House is the House of the Heart: what truly ignites the fire of your soul. Leo motivates us to find what turns on our heart light. In the 5th House, we find what makes us happy from the inside. This House is all about creativity, romance, and fun! Studying what's happening in your 5th House of Pleasure will make you more aware of what makes you happy, how you show love, how you express yourself, and your ability to take risks. Pay attention to any planets you have in this house. Leo the Lion gives us the courage to be honest with ourselves and to find and live from our authentic self: a heart-centered life. He reminds us that a major source of our discontent comes from comprising our own truth, and from conforming to external programming and the pressures of society.
Roar Like The Lion
Leo is the expression of individual 'selfness'. The Lion’s (or Lioness’) roar wholly and uniquely expresses themselves and themselves only. Leo demonstrates how to bring one's own essence into one's desires, feelings, expressions and activities unapologetically. Leo wants you to unleash your internal fire, that burns unimpeded by compromise or tainted by external conditioning. Leo teaches us that it is through our unique creative expressions that we uncover our own identity, the real us! Leo teaches us that we must first recognize ourselves before we can be recognized by others. Words to live by, for sure!!
Leo's life is devoted to self-expression. The lion loves his creative projects. Some may call them hobbies, but if Leo is serious about anything, it is his fun activities. For it is through his unimpeded self-expression and creativity that he discovers his uniqueness and appreciates his own significance. Through his creative endeavors, Leo expands the consciousness of his psyche. Leo teaches us about the psychological impact of the creative act. Leo teaches us that the direct experience of Self is of critical importance for both ourselves and others. Our value to each other is directly related to our ability to be who we are and to live from our true identity. The irritating unconscious expressions of Leo further prove the point. There is nothing more annoying than a pompous, unreal fake. And there is nothing more endearing and exhilarating, inspiring and magnetic than the authentic artist, musician, dancer, athlete, diplomat, real man and real woman expressing him or herself.
May the New Moon in Leo inspire you to become the brightest, most courageous, and magnetic version of you so far, baby!
See you on the other side 💫,