New Moon in Leo – Lessons learned… Now what?

On August 8th, 2021, we have a New Moon in Leo.

Every year, we have a New Moon in each of the 12 signs of the zodiac. By the way, did you know that the reason we have 12 signs is that we have 12 Lunar cycles in a year? One Lunar cycle = one sign, 12 Lunar cycles = 12 signs. 

When the Sun and the Moon meet for the 1st time after the equinox, we have a New Moon in Aries. When they meet for the 2nd time, we have a New Moon in Taurus. And so on… 

Now that the Moon and the Sun meet in Leo, the Leo lunar cycle begins, so we have 30 days to manifest the Leo energy.

We have 30 days to be like Leos and make friends with this astrological archetype.

Even if you’re not a Leo, or don’t have any planets in Leo, Leo (as well as all the 12 zodiac signs) are part of the DNA of your chart. There is a part of you that is Leo. There is a part of your psyche that is ready to bloom.  

And what does Leo stand for? Leo is ruled by the Sun, the life generator. Leo is the energy of warmth, light, radiance and spirit.

Leo stands for our individuality, our Ego and our creativity. Leo is what makes you unique. Leo represents those qualities that only you have, and which if you choose to share and radiate, will make the world a better place. 

New Moon In Leo – The Aspects 

Of course, not all New Moons in Leo have the same energy. That would be boring. Each year, the energy of the New Moon is colored by the aspects the New Moon makes with other planets. 

This New Moon is at 16° Leo, it is conjunct Mercury (at 23° Leo), and forms a T-square with Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. The New Moon in Leo basically activates the Saturn-Uranus square – the most important transit of 2021. 

The Saturn-Uranus square has been challenging, to say at least. And there is a reason for that. It is exactly the things that we have the greatest resistance towards (Saturn) that can lead to our greatest breakthroughs (Uranus). No pain, no gain. 

The good news is that the New Moon is separating from the Saturn-Uranus square and it is applying to Mercury.

Separating and applying aspects have different energy.

Separating aspects are aspects that have already happened in the past (even if the two planets are still within orb). Applying aspects happen in the future. The New Moon in Leo has “been there, done that”, “that” being the Saturn-Uranus square.

Now what? 

The New Moon is applying to a conjunction with Mercury, which means we are now ready to integrate the lessons of the Saturn-Uranus square into our individual mental framework (Mercury).

We will finally understand what the Saturn-Uranus square was all about, and what the implications of this square are for us, at an individual level. 

Mercury is our mind. Everything that happens in our life, eventually has to go through Mercury’s filter. Without Mercury, we would never be able to understand, reflect and learn from our experiences. 

New Moon In Leo – A Volunteer Choir Singing Religious Hymns

The Sabian symbol of the New Moon in Leo is “A volunteer church choir singing religious hymns”. 

The volunteer church choir represents the members of the community coming together to find a deeper connection with each other, through God (the Sun). 

The volunteer church choir represents the divine spark within ourselves that just wants to give, much like the Sun gives us warmth and energy. Joy and happiness emerge when we overflow with the divine love that has been lit up inside of us. 

One important remark is that the church choir is a volunteer choir – is not institutionalized. The church choir just wants to sing, to give – and this is how we get to the other side of the axis, to Aquarius.

When we give from the heart (Leo), this is when we truly connect with other people, we make friends, and find a sense of community and belonging. 

If you’ve been feeling disconnected from the world, the New Moon in Leo is here to remind you that it all starts with you. When you give, the world gives back. When you smile, the world smiles back. 

Leo’s giving is not Virgo’s acts of service, or Pisces’ charity. Leo’s giving means simply being yourself, 100% yourself, beaming your light with no fear.

The reason why Leo follows Cancer is that in Cancer we find our safety zone → once we feel nurtured and secure (Cancer) we can relax and just BE (Leo). 

The Saturn-Uranus square has not been easy on us. But the New Moon in Leo will bring much-needed redemption.

The New Moon in Leo is a reminder that no matter what life throws at you, your spirit is unbreakable. Yes, we need to change, yes, we need to adapt to catch up with the times. 

But that part of you that is truly YOU is unbreakable, unchangeable, and it only shines brighter and brighter with time and experience.

When you embrace your inner Leo you automatically connect with that infinite source of light, warmth and joy that is overabundant, overflowing, and ready to change the world with its mere presence and passion.

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