The New Moon is at 8 degrees Leo 37 minutes.
Shortly after the exact moment of the new Moon Mercury is resuming forward motion at 24 degrees Cancer.
The Leo new Moon gives us a bit of a rebirth with intention kind of moment.
It’s a kind of I’m here and I plan to do something Beautiful kind of energy.
Leo has an optimistic, sunny inner core, like the yolk of an egg floating in viscous fluid that feeds the creation of the chick.
Leo wants to feed the instinctual creative force that is the first of the fire signs, Aries. It wants to make something of the fact that it is here and that on the Earth plane, in any moment, we are free to create.
Not all that we create is physical – like a meal or a painting. We create relationships, romance, conversation.
We create the energy of a family unit – by blood or by other means.
We create ideas and desires and plans. We create an atmosphere, a vibration that allows what we want to come into form.
A Leo new Moon can feel like a rebirth breath — the first one we take on awakening.
It can be the inspiration we experience when an idea is sparked by a flower in the garden, a chat with a friend or a wise quote that has a seed that sits just right in the fertile space in our hearts and minds.
Leo rules the heart. It wants to make things that feel good to the heart. It wants to get its creations out into the light of the mighty day, the Sun, so they can be seen.
Venus and Mars are also in Leo at the moment. We can tune into magnanimity toward ourselves, each other and the natural world.
At the new Moon, Venus is square to Uranus in Taurus. We may feel an inner itch for freedom, excitement or something new in the way we relate to ourselves and others.
The desire for the new and exciting is a creative one. It can be expressed as an outburst. We can feel it rising up and direct it to an outburst that feels good to us: making new recipes, dancing a new dance, listening to different music, clearing a closet.
Okay, those are very quiet new things. You could go bigger, but you get the idea.
We can go with planetary energies. We can go with the urge to create, to rebel, to join in with the beauty of our world.
The encouragement of Creative energy can be as simple as feeling comfortable in one’s own skin, in one’s home, at work and doing chores. Nurturing and enlivening an internal space makes it safe for creation to start to grow.
At a new Moon it can be as simple as seeing what make us laugh, what tastes delicious and what feels good to wear. Creating more good feelings is a way in to Creative Self Expression.
On August 11 Jupiter goes direct at 15 degrees Sagittarius— also a fire sign.
Sag can take the ideas that have been incubated since the Leo new Moon and transform them, deepen them and enrich them.
The seed is first. It is the idea in the dark of the earth.
It does a lot of creating well before the shoot pokes its head above ground.
Nurturing the germination stage is so important. It’s not out there blabbing and swinging it’s petals around in the breeze.
It is quietly underground.
There’s a time for all of it, but new Moons are the time of fertile soil and quiet gestation a kind of pause and rest.
The full Moon is a culmination. We have one of each a month and the waxing and waning times between.
If we tune into our creative flow and timing, the growth of ideas and their subsequent creations burst forth in perfect timing and with minimum effort.
Lions spend a lot of time lounging about, snoozing and playing with their cubs. Leo rules children, as well as all of our other creative expressions. 🦁💗🌑
Happy Leo new Moon to you!
All the very best, Lydia