The New Moon of August will form on the 16th, at midday, at 12:38. It will be a New Moon in Leo. In Lithuania, the New Moon will form in the 10th house – the house of precise goals and career – so during this period it is crucial to focus on your core goals, your essential creation, but not randomly. This New Moon requires more consciousness than usual if we want it to harmoniously unfold Leo’s features and the good possibilities associated with this sign.
Themes of the New Moon in Leo
The themes of the New Moon in Leo include love, creativity, self-realization, children, the joy of life, generosity, nobility, power, leadership, dignity, and honor (including self-respect).
As usual, the New Moon is the best time to work with these themes, but this year it is especially important to approach them brightly and consciously, to protect from negative Leo manifestations. These are pride, arrogance, pretentiousness, contempt for others, placing oneself above others, despotism, luxury chase, either devouring children or idolizing them, and excessive pampering (which is basically also a form of self-aggrandizement). It is very important to resist these impulses, by applying the wisdom of modesty, humility, and quiet dignity, which doesn’t need to demean others to feel important or significant. Why is this particularly important this time?
Astrological Background of the New Moon in Leo
The New Moon will form at 24 degrees of Leo, unfortunately, and in conjunction with Lilith, at 25 degrees. So this New Moon is truly a time for resisting temptations (or surrendering to them) – as each of us will choose. By resisting them, focusing – and only then – the New Moon will open new spaces of creation and love.
The 24 degrees of Leo in the Sabian system is expressed in such an image: “A man completely focused on his inner spiritual realization sits, completely ignoring his body. Emphasizing the spirit by sacrificing external matters. Energy is focused inward. Denial of ego. Character.” Such could truly be the mystery of the New Moon – focusing on the essential spiritual (and general) goals, focusing on one’s inner self, the power and creativity of the spirit, and nurturing one’s character.
Next to the Sun and Moon, at 19 degrees, there will be retrograde Venus, bringing up love stories from the past – it is important to look at them not from resentment, regret space, but to purify them, choosing what is most important, maintaining love for people, the world, defending love as a value – primarily within oneself.
Old loved ones may return or memories of them may reappear. It is a time of natural relationship review, but not to get stuck in the past, but to maintain what is essential, most important, discarding outdated things, transforming dissatisfaction, resentments, victim position or claims into the ability to love.
From the planetary cluster in Leo, a square will form to Uranus, and through it to Jupiter in Taurus, which will further heat up ambitions, desire for freedom, liberation, but it is important that this does not happen at the expense of belittling others, that it does not turn into stubborn obstinacy, vicious cycle. The planetary cluster in Leo will be in an ambitious – goals, career house – it is important to look back at these themes, and values, but to pursue them ethically.
It is better to direct that tension from Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus to a sober, practical perspective and action through the trine to Mars and Mercury in Virgo from the 7th, partnership, to the 11th, cooperation house. So during the New Moon, it is important to employ the harmonious energy of Earth, directing the fiery ambitions, and passion to a practical, sober perspective and action. This time can provide excellent, even brilliant ideas on how to act, how to cooperate, how to pave the way for success, and growth, gain powerful patrons, new friends, and your team.
On the other hand, fire with its passion, and courage is not something to avoid, as Rahu and Selena are in the fiery sign Aries, encouraging to walk the path of the bright warrior, not to fear passion, and brightness, it is just important that it be simple, clear, not turning into arrogance and pride.
During the New Moon some questions may arise
- What is love really, who is worthy, and who is not worthy of love?
- What are the most important life goals and what is their cost? How to pursue your goals ethically?
- What would I like to create?
- What brings joy to life and how much is it worth to me? Is it a value to me?
Best way to celebrate New Moon in Leo
Take time to review your core goals from a spiritual perspective, purifying them from selfishness, greed,
Allow yourself to create, not for the sake of impressing others, but for yourself. Engage in any creative activities like dancing, painting, constructing, or writing. Let your creativity flow freely and playfully.
Generate ideas, harness clarity, and sobriety, you might gain insightful revelations about what and how to do things best. Reflect on how you can better manage your schedule, and transition to a healthier lifestyle.
Avoid falling into the trap of pride and obstinacy, resist provocations, and don’t get entangled in disputes and confrontations – simply ignore such perspectives and focus on the world you want to create.
Defend love as a value. Practice letting go of old resentments (best to do this before the New Moon). Offer forgiveness and accept it from the world.
Spend time with your partner, and express love to those close to you: your partner, children, parents, friends. Take time to play with children – this will awaken in you the joy of creation. Play is a form of creativity.
Do something that brings you joy, consciously experience the state of joy.
New Moon in Leo Meditation
Human, human, human, human. Who are you? What do you create? What do you love? What do you want? What are you creating? What should you create? Every day, every moment, every second, every minute. With each step, each flicker of thought – conscious or not. Do you realize what you’re creating? Do you take responsibility for what you create, or is the result, not yours – someone else’s? Then where is yours? Are you living in someone else’s creation? Is that suitable for you? No? Then find your own creation, where you left it… Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.
What are you creating in your thoughts? What are you creating in your daily tasks, celebrations, conversations, silences, desires, and abilities – what are you creating? What should you create in your dreams and expectations? Are you also creating your fears? Tick-tock, tick-tock, every second…
Where are you going, what are you carrying in your echoing steps, your head held high or low? Where are you going, towards what – stars, stones, dreams, flights, falls, abysses, hilltops, wars or peace, love or no love, triumph or defeat? Where? Where does your creation take you? Where does your love take you? So many questions…
I turn toward what I am, towards what I create, and towards what I want to create. I turn towards the radiance, towards the Sun as my teacher, as my guide, towards its generosity, love, warmth, it’s golden light. Out of love for the Sun, you came here, to this world, not another. From proximity to it, its spirit. We are of the same nature. So remember that nature, unfold your inner Sun, greet the Sun in the sky and the Sun in your heart.
I inhale the Sun’s light, the Sun’s radiance – I awaken it in my heart, my inner Sun unfolds – I exhale, I radiate.
I inhale – I awaken in my heart – I exhale, I radiate.
So breathe, so live. So shine. Me too.
Happy New Moon in Leo, Happy New Moon.
Inhale, exhale, human, human, human, human. Who are you amidst life’s intricacies? What do you produce, what comes out of your work? What do you love, what do you want? What do you bring into existence, what are you hoping to create? Every day, every passing moment, every tick-tock of the clock.
Each step you take, every flicker of thought – are you mindful of it? Are you aware of what you’re creating? Do you take ownership of your creations, or do they seem to belong to someone else? If so, where is your own? Are you living in the shadow of others’ creations? If this doesn’t serve you, then find your own work of art… Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.
What are you formulating in your thoughts? What are you building in your daily tasks, your celebrations, your interactions, and silences, your desires, and abilities – what are you bringing to life? What should you be constructing in your dreams and hopes? Are your fears also contributing to your creation? Tick-tock, tick-tock, each second resonates…
Where are you heading, what echoes in your footsteps, your head either held high or low? Where are you journeying towards – the stars, the stones, your dreams, your flights of imagination, your falls, your abysses, the hilltops, wars or peace, love or indifference, victory or defeat? Where? Where does your creation steer you? Where does your love guide you? So many questions…
I turn to embrace who I am, what I create, what I aspire to create. I face the brilliance, the Sun as my guide, soaking in its generosity, love, warmth, its golden light. Out of affection for the Sun, you are here in this world, not another. Drawn by its proximity, its spirit. Of the same essence. Remember that essence, let your inner Sun unfold, greet the Sun in the sky and the Sun in your heart.
I breathe in the Sun’s glow, the Sun’s radiance – I stir it awake in my heart, my inner Sun unfolds – I breathe out, I radiate.
I inhale – I stir awake in my heart – I exhale, I radiate.
So breathe, so live. So shine. Just like me.
Good New Moon in Leo, good New Moon.
Breathe in, breathe out, oh human, human, human, human. Who are you in this vast tapestry of life? What is the art of your creation, the fruit of your labor? Where does your love bloom, and what desires guide your journey? What are you manifesting, what do you aspire to create? Every day, every fleeting moment, each tick of the cosmic clock.
With each step on this earth, each spark of thought – do you witness it, are you aware? Do you comprehend the universe you’re weaving, do you shoulder the responsibility for the landscapes you’re painting, or is the canvas foreign, painted by another’s hand? If so, where is the piece that bears your signature? Are you merely an observer of someone else’s creation? If this doesn’t serve you, then seek out your own masterpiece, the one you’ve misplaced… Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.
What are you crafting in the silent corners of your mind? What masterpiece arises from your daily endeavors, the festivity of life, the dance of conversation, the solemnity of silence, the passion of desire, and the empowerment of capability – what are you creating? What dreams and hopes guide your hands? Is there creation lurking in the shadows of your fears too? Tick-tock, tick-tock, echoing every second…
Where does your path lead, what do you carry in the echo of your steps, your head held high or bowed in humility? Where are you venturing, towards what – the stars in the sky, the stones beneath your feet, the dreams, flights of fancy, stumbles and falls, chasms and peaks, battles and peace, love or the absence of love, triumph or defeat? Where? Where is your creation guiding you? Where is your love leading you? Questions, questions, ever-mounting…
I pivot towards the essence of my being, towards the craft of my hands, towards my longing to create. I turn my face towards the radiance, towards the Sun as my mentor, my compass, basking in its generosity, love, warmth, its golden illumination. Out of love for the Sun, I arrived here, in this realm, not another. From closeness to it, to its spirit. We are of the same essence. Remember that essence, unfold your inner Sun, salute the Sun in the heavens and the Sun in your heart.
I breathe in the Sun’s luminescence, the Sun’s radiance – stirring it awake within my heart, my inner Sun unfolds – I breathe out, I emanate the light.
I inhale – stirring awake within my heart – I exhale, I radiate.
I inhale – stirring awake within my heart – I exhale, I radiate.
So breathe, so live. So shine. As do I.
Happy New Moon in Leo, happy New Moon.