New Moon Blessings to you all!
I can’t believe it's the last week of Leo season already!! It went by way too fast if you ask me. In true Leo fashion, we end this energetic frequency with a powerful New Moon at 26 degrees Leo on Tuesday the 18th. This happens to be my Birthday, so I am planning on doing some serious ritual work for this one!
Tuesday is a powerful day with Mercury in Leo making a hard aspect to Saturn in Capricorn, Venus in Cancer makes a harmonious sextile to Uranus in Taurus, and our New Moon energy makes a hard aspect to Saturn as well.
Leo is the fixed fire sign of the Zodiac, ruling the 5th house. Leo’s exoteric affirmation is “I show” and esoteric affirmation is “I am that, and that I am.” Leo is all about self expression, romance, and creativity. In Leo we are learning who we are and how we share that with others. New Moon’s are all about setting intentions for a new cycle. With the New Moon at 26 degrees Leo, we may be ready to step into a new sense of self, and we may feel like we are ready, or wish to be ready, to unleash that self into this next chapter of our lives. We have been tested so much this year, so many plans not going the way that we had hoped, so many places we thought we were going, only to end up maybe stuck at home, or in a job, or living citation, or even relationship that is no longer in alignment with what is emerging for us at this time.
I feel we are truly each on our own hero's journey, and with this New Moon in Leo, it is imperative that we choose our adventures wisely. We are at the brink of a new world, and a new normal, and who we are, who we choose to be in this new world is more important than ever.
Sometimes in order for the confidence to emerge, we need to find a way to love and honor ourselves and where we have been. This can be hard if we have guilt or shame over previous identities or lifestyles we have had. I know for me, while I often feel empowered from everything I have been through, there are times I feel frustrated by the ignorance or lack of confidence I had at various times in my life. I wish that I had tried harder to do better when I was younger, but the most positive way we can use these reflections is to inspire us to be better in the present and for the future.
Leo New Moon Prompts:
Sit in front of a mirror and tell yourself at least 10 things you love about yourself.
Ask yourself what your relationship is to self expression
Write down 10 things you are going to do to help boost your confidence
Write down 10 people who inspire you and write down what it is they do that inspires you
Brighten someone else's day by telling them 10 things you love about them
Light an Orange candle and create an altar focused around self love, put your 10 things you love about yourself somewhere on your altar and do a meditation around your heart chakra.
Come Saturday, we say goodbye to our friendly Lion, and hello to the world server Virgo! Virgo is the mutable Earth sign of the Zodiac and rules the 6th house in Astrology. Mercury is the planet that rules Virgo. In Virgo we learn to value routine, organization, and how we can be of service to others. Virgo’s affirmation in esoteric astrology is “I serve.” Virgo is naturally gifted at seeing the bigger picture and all the moving parts. Virgo’s possess good project manager skills, and can help those of us who have a hard time planning, get a strategy in place. While Virgo is good at setting the details, Virgo can also be a bit too focused on the need to control them. Virgo can be judgmental and overly critical of others, which makes Virgo incredibly critical of themselves. Virgo finds balance when Virgo learns to integrate its polarity; Pisces. When Virgo embraces the energy of Pisces, Virgo learns when to let go and go with the flow.
This Virgo season, we benefit in seeing where we can improve our daily lives and our relationship to organization and routine. Where do we need to reign ourselves in, and where do we need to let go?
Happy Birthday Virgo! If it weren't for you, the whole world may just fall apart at the seams. Thanks for caring enough to keep us all in check!
Tarot cards of the week:
Strength, The Sun, The Hermit, Justice, The World, The Magician, The Fool, 4 of Wands, 5 of Wands, 6 of Wands, Ace of Wands, Queen of Wands, Knight of Wands, 7 of Pentacles, 8 of Pentacles, 9 of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles, Ace of Swords, 2 of Swords, 3 of Swords, 4 of Cups,5 of Cups, 6 of Cups, Knight of Cups.
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Moon in Leo
Sun in Leo conjunct Mercury in Leo 8:07 am
Moon trine Chiron Rx in Aries 1:55 pm
Moon square Uranus in Taurus 5:01 pm
The Sun represents vitality and life force, and is the ruler of Leo. With our Sun in Leo meeting up with Mercury in Leo, our ability to feel empowered within our speech and perceptions is enhanced. While we could have an inflated sense of self or perception, this is actually a really powerful and good time for creative self expression. We may feel like we are moving into more confident territory as the days progress, but we also need to be mindful of where we look for praise or validation. Be careful with how you project yourself, but also find a way to let who you are shine. Self love rituals are a good way to spend the day.
Moon in Leo
Mercury in Leo inconjunct Saturn Rx in Capricorn 2:17 am
Moon inconjunct Jupiter Rx in Capricorn 6:05 am
Moon inconjunct Neptune Rx in Pisces 9:02 am
Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus Rx in Taurus 12:28 pm
Moon inconjunct Pluto Rx in Capricorn 1:41 pm
Moon trine Mars in Aries 4:51 pm
New Moon 26 degrees Leo 7:42 pm
Moon inconjunct Saturn Rx in Capricorn 7:46 pm
Sun inconjunct Saturn Rx in Capricorn 8:48 pm
Moon void of course conjunct Mercury in Leo 10:38 pm
It's my Birthday and what a powerful day we have in the sky! Mercury and Saturn make a hard aspect in the wee hours of the morning, that can cause us to feel blocked when it comes to how we express ourselves in the world. We may have to find a way to be more practical with our current circumstances in the days ahead than what we would actually like to be doing or focusing on. Venus in Cancer makes a harmonious sextile to Uranus in Taurus. This allows for breakthroughs and changes to take place within our current relationships, especially when it comes to our relationships with family.
Our New Moon hits in the evening hours at 26 degrees Leo. This is a time to set intentions around how we are sharing or expressing ourselves with others. If we have been feeling lost, confused, or frustrated and not sure of who we are or which direction to go in, this would be a good day for setting intentions towards manifesting more confidence and self love.
The New Moon happens when the Moon and Sun are conjunct. This New Moon in Leo is making a hard aspect to Saturn, which can cause us to feel depressed. Our energy may be heavy in the evening hours and over the next few days. New Moons are a great time for inward reflection and taking a time out from the rest of the world. While Leo loves to shine, sometimes Leo needs to recalibrate by finding inner meaning on what it truly means to find inner peace and happiness. We can not continuously look outside ourselves for validation and acceptance. Leo energy is in its best expression when it learns to become a light for itself from within, and then uses that light to help others shine as well.
Moon enters Virgo 1:20 am
Moon inconjunct Chiron Rx in Aries 3:48 pm
Mercury enters Virgo 6:30 pm
Moon trine Uranus Rx in Taurus 6:52 pm
Moon in Virgo sextile Venus in Cancer 9:05 pm
With the Moon in Virgo today, and us coming down from that New Moon energy yesterday, we may feel motivated to get a lot done. I always feel inspired to put order to things in my mundane world. Get the yard work done, organize my living/work spaces, chip away at anything I have been putting off. This is a great day for productivity!
Mercury our planet of communication also enters Virgo, its ruling sign today where it will be until September 26th. Hopefully this energy will help us get ourselves somewhat organized before the next wave of revolution hits. September will be great month for planning. But with Uranus in Taurus, we need to plan for the plan to still not go the way we had anticipated. Its good to come up with various plans for various outcomes, that way in true Virgo fashion, you can be prepared no matter what! Mercury in Virgo is the best at preparing for all scenarios and mitigating risk.
Moon in Virgo
Moon trine Jupiter Rx in Capricorn 7:13 am
Moon opposition Neptune Rx in Pisces 10:15 am
Moon trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn 2:48 pm
With our Moon in Virgo making a trine to both Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, we benefit from taking a practical and rational approach to the agenda of our day. This is a good day to get grounded in the present moment. Virgo rules the 6th house in Astrology. This house rules our health, how we are of service in the work that we do, and our daily routines. It is beneficial for us to put good energy into our routine today and do things that help us feel empowered in the work that we do.
Moon enters Libra 2:16 am
Moon opposition Chiron Rx in Aries 4:27 pm
Moon inconjunct Uranus Rx in Taurus 7:36 pm
Our Moon is in Libra over the next couple days and makes some hard aspects to Chiron and Uranus. We could feel like we are needing some space away from the hustle and bustle of all the tasks we have been focusing on. We benefit from connecting with those we love, self love rituals, and making time for fun. For me on a personal level, Libra energy is very intellectual with how it plays out in my life. I enjoy Moon in Libra days curling up with a book for a couple hours and getting lost in my mind. You may enjoy cracking into a new book or checking out a new podcast over the next couple days!