….creativity, love, respect, discipline and dreams
There will be a New Moon at 10°57’ Leo on the 2nd of August.
New Moons are times when the Sun and Moon are conjoined in the same degree of the same sign and this causes the Moon to remain hidden from our view.
It’s a moment to set intentions for the coming month regarding the matters of the house where it falls in our natal chart. New Moons can be seen as moments of “seeding”.
The Moon in Leo finds itself on the 5-11th axis in the traditional zodiac wheel (Leo-Aquarius), so, me vs them, warm-hearted vs unemotional, artist vs scientist etc. Leo is a Fixed, Fire Sign and the New Moon will have most effect on persons with planets or angles in the Fixed signs of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus.
In his book “Moon Phase Astrology”, author Raven Kaldera describes this moon as the
“Sun Child’s Moon”
a creature of smiling, radiant light. The people born under this moon phase in Leo have a tremendous zest for life and love to be looked at, making people gasp and drop their jaws as they charm the pants off them!
During the Sun Child’s Moon he invites us to concentrate on our own creativity in any endeavour we might undertake since this is a good time to shine, even if you’re not used to the limelight, or to feel special to others in some way.
This Leo New Moon will imbue us with optimism in the house in which it occurs in our natal theme bestowing a desire to be recognised and feel special in some way regarding the affairs of that house with Leo on the cusp.
It the New Moon conjoins a planet in our natal chart then that planetary energy is awakened and energized and intentions should be related to that planet, sign and house. If we consciously choose to harness the power of the New Moon and the energy of any planet it aspects (tight orbs no more than 2°) we become capable of noteworthy new beginnings in that area of our life.
The sign of Leo is mainly involved with creativity and Venus is also in Leo during this period reminding us that creativity flourishes in love but to use it to its full potential we must be daring and willing to face the challenge and the risk. Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius in trine aspect to the New Moon should give us the sense of responsibility and the discipline together with the faith that our goals are possible providing that we don’t lose ourselves too much in our fantasies with Saturn-Neptune square also being in act during this period.
The Sabian Symbol for 11 Leo: “Children play on the swing hanging from the branches of a huge oak tree.” Indicating the power of tradition as it shelters the beginnings of individual self-expression.
On this New Moon let’s remember:
“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” Madonna
WHERE IS THIS NEW MOON FALLING IN YOUR CHART? WHAT INTENTIONS ARE YOU SETTING?
Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 37-39, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 138, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA
I have a question regarding how to interpret the moon cycles in light of progressed charts/planets. Natally I have a Sag Sun, Pisces Rising, so Leo would be my 6th house. My progressed Sun is Aquarius rising is Taurus and my moon is now in Leo. Is there a preferred method for forecasting?
31 Jul 2016
Hello Linda, I would look to the aspects that the progressed Moon will make to the rest of the natal chart rather than try to give too much meaning to the transiting Moon to the progressed planets. The progressed Moon changes signs every 2.5 years staying in each degree of each sign about 1 month. This makes it very likely to make aspects to the natal chart quite often. It's particularly interesting when it makes aspects to natal personal planets Sun to Jup/Sat. Also with your progressed Moon now being in Leo 6th you may have found that you are much more enthusiastic and interested in things concerning the 6th house: health, diet or fitness regime, work etc. If you're interested in looking further into this then I can recommend the following book "Delineation of Progressions" by Sophia Mason published by the American Federation of Astrologers in 1985 with various reprints. warmest wishes
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