Leo New Moon. August 16, 2023. 2:38 PDT
The Leo New Moon ignites inner fires and radiant self-expression, asking each of us to boldly take center stage in our own lives and be recognized for our personal charms and strengths. As this celestial alignment unfolds, it gifts us with an opening to fan the flames of passion within our hearts and find fun satisfaction in the pursuit of our dreams.
Leo is represented by the stately lion, impregnating this new moon with the qualities of confidence, warmth, generosity and leadership abilities. It is a fixed fire sign that correlates with passion, drama, creativity, enthusiasm, and the desire to shine brightly in the world. If your distinctive genius has been lacking in luster, this is the Moon that can help boost your shimmering brilliance.
Ruler of this Moon is the Sun:
At a New Moon, the Sun and Moon are conjoined and working together to launch a new moonthly cycle. A Leo New Moon is special because the lunar energies are infused with strong solar power, bringing more vitality, personal sensitivity and dazzle. This is the perfect time for turning inwards, setting intentions, and initiating new projects that nurture your vitality and creative expression. Dream big. Aim for the stars without hesitation. Take charge of your destinies and lead yourself towards success.
Moon Conjunct Venus Retrograde in Leo
Venus made an exact connection with the Moon about 16 hours prior to this New Moon. On the 13th, Venus joined up with the Sun receiving blessings to be incorporated into this New Moon. With Venus Retrograde just 5° from the Sun and Moon, there is opportunity to break free from seeking external approval and realize self worth comes from within. Venus’s retrograde through Leo's fiery energy at this moon can help you sow fertile seeds based on your truest desires and values, It’s time to embrace your bold shinny self, and step into a new chapter of creative self-expression and love.
Moon Trine North Node in Aries
The trine aspect between the Leo New Moon and the North Node in Aries amplifies the energy of self-discovery and rediscovery, where you can tap into your inner passions and creative urges. This alignment ignites a sense of courage and fearlessness, that can serve as an impetus for taking calculated risks and ventures into uncharted territory. This trine supports empowering your souls evolution through embracing self esteem and stepping into leadership roles that align with your hearts desires.
North Node Conjunct Chiron in Aries
This conjunction occurring in Aries, intensifies the energy of of self-discovery, courage, and individuality. It encourages stepping out of comfort zones and having the courage to take action that come from a strong sense of self worth. It may bring forth a need to confront past wounds or insecurities related to asserting your independence or standing up for yourself.
This conjunction urges breaking free from self-imposed limitations, facing fears, learning to express anger and assertiveness in a healthy manner, as well as embracing self-care practices that nurture both the physical and emotional aspects of your being.
Moon Square Uranus in Taurus
The square aspect with Uranus in Taurus adds an element of unpredictability and disruption to this lunation. Uranus, the planet of innovation and rebellion, is associated with sudden changes, awakenings, and breakthroughs. With its placement in Taurus, a fixed earth sign associated with stability and material matters, there may be tensions between the desire for personal freedom and the need for security and stability. You may experience unexpected shifts that challenge you to break free from old patterns, embrace your unique qualities, or embrace change even if it feels uncomfortable. This square suggests finding innovative solutions for challenges we encounter, which ultimately lead to a brighter and more liberated future.
Mars conjunct Mercury in Virgo Trine Uranus in Taurus
As Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, aligns with Mars, the planet of energy and action, their conjunction amplifies the assertive and dynamic qualities within us. This alignment is further enhanced by the trine aspect with Uranus, the planet of innovation and change, which adds a dose of unpredictability and electricity to the mix. This can bring a surge of mental and physical energy, as well as a heightened ability to take decisive action that leads to significant change. This combination supports direct, intellectual and breakthrough communications and embracing fresh perspectives.
This powerful New Moon in Leo offers opportunities to embrace your creative spirit, celebrate your unique qualities, set bold intentions, nurture self-confidence, and fearlessly pursue your passions. Let this lunar phase be a reminder that you are a unique and radiant being. Embrace the fiery energy of Leo, ignite your inner flame, and allow it to guide you towards a life filled with purpose, joy, and self-expression.