New Moon in Leo on 1st August 2019


The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition. Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us. This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past. 

The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family. It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.

When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface. It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.

The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await). Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future. 

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.

The Moon is Reflective. 

Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality. Because of these feelings of  familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security. 

The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally. As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect. It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.

Dysfunctional Side of The Moon

Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well. Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative. Pure emotion. If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.

About the Sign of Leo

A heart of gold, benevolent, warm and fun loving you know when Leo is around. There is an air of royalty about Leo, proud and regal its symbol is the lion, king of the jungle. Leo is loyal and has a strong expressive energy sometimes finding difficulty in keeping their feelings hidden. If you are on the receiving end of Leo’s affections, you’ll think the sun has ever shined so brightly.   

However, it is worth noting to stay clear of Leo’s drama, they can display attention seeking ways that can be misunderstood for arrogance and will turn some people off. They can be overly dramatic, self-centred and hot-tempered, they just have to be mindful of the feelings of others around them.

They have great charisma like Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez and Robert Redford and are some of the most incredibly generous souls you’ll ever meet. 

Key Leo Facts:

  • Leo Ruling Planet: Sun (shining personality, warm, energising, life giving)

  • Leo Ruling House: 5th House:  fun, creativity, children, energetic, creative, generous romantic, regal, charming, charismatic,  

  • Leo Shadow: Narcissism, self-centred, dramatic, attention seeking, arrogant, inflexible, boastful   

  • Leo Symbol: Lion

  • Leo Medical Ruler: Heart, aorta, blood pressure, inflammations, back and spine

  • Leo Element: Fire

  • Leo Modality: Fixed (stability, can be stubborn, reliability)

  • Leo Counterbalance Sign: Aquarius

New Moon in Leo

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the Leo New Moon.  

The New Moon signifies “new beginnings” and is a time to set the seeds for the future, so the New Moon in Leo helps you to revitalise the love you have of yourself.  

As women we tend to give all and keep very little for ourselves. You cannot keep giving of yourself to others but keep nothing for yourself; you cannot give from an empty cup! Therefore, you must put yourself first for your sake the sake of your family and loved ones. 

If there are areas of your life where you have low self-worth you will be uplifted and invigorated by the Leo New Moon. Get ready to give a shot of more romance into your life whether you are in a relationship or not, you deserve the very best in life! 

The Leo New Moon is about self-expression and you may have felt your creative juices beginning to flow in the lead-up to the Leo New Moon. Showing what is in your heart is where you can begin a relationship with a goal, an idea and a new person.

You’ll want to open your heart and bring into the world your deepest desires, this is the ideal time to ask yourself if you are truly doing that which fulfils you. Leo is the sign of creativity, and being creative is a lot of fun.

Suggestions for You to Do During the Leo New Moon

  • Do something where you’ll really have fun

  • Bring more romance into your life and be generous to those you love

  • Celebrate Your Life!

  • Explore something creative and artistic

  • Show affection to either a special someone or a special animal

  • Take steps to follow your dreams

  • Open your heart

  • Enjoy your friends and loved ones

  • Meditate on what you truly want

How the New Moon in Leo Coincides with Your Cycle

Week 1:

A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week. One of the strongest aspects of the New Moon in Leo is all your focus is in on you, enjoying yourself and letting go of your worries. Feeling like not doing much at all, the New Moon in Leo will put you back in touch with loving and appreciating yourself. This is your emotional nourishment and nurtures you with deep affection and warmth in the generosity of the Leo energy.

Week 2:

Not only will the feelings of empowerment and confidence be peaking during this week, but your creativity will be unleashed with your unique gifts and talents. You will feel alive and energised excited to plant new seeds for your future. This would be the week to set seed to start a new business, plan an adventure or explore a creative hobby. Whether you are in a relationship or not inject some romance into your life, feel as though you are royalty and deserve the very best, because you do!

Week 3:

With the creative juices still flowing few can match your out of the box thinking. You are able to solve problems in new and clever ways impressing your colleagues and friends. As the week progresses things start to slow down and a mini PMS can be triggered so it is a good idea to start preparing for the next week. The Leo New Moon loves laughter and having fun, so make sure you have some time to really enjoy yourself to get you out of the doldrums.  The little child in you is always needed to be nurtured, the New Moon in Leo will reconnect you with each other to create an internal world where both of you feel safe.

Week 4: 

A challenging time for women this week can be filled with tension, restlessness, agitation, anguish and suffering in the most extreme. This would be the week to be aware of the shadow of the New Moon in Leo.  Leo is drama, attention seeking with a performance that is worthy of an Oscar. Sometimes these emotions catch us unguarded so if this happens show the generous love the Leo New Moon to yourself. This energy must be expressed outwardly to release the build-up of pressure in your body. Stressful thoughts appear and only fuel your negative feelings. The best medicine is laughter and kids, kids love to laugh and have fun, find the kid in you and go play!

*** The New Moon in Leo will activate a certain part of your chart where you will see which part of your life will be most affected.

As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.

You can find recipes, meditation to support you through your cycle and Astrology will help find the meaning behind the New Moon in Capricorn and harness its energies.

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