Intuitive Astrology: August New Moon 2016

astrology august new moon 2016

On August 2, 2016 the New Moon will fall in the heart-centred, courageous sign of Leo.

We are all in a need of an energy boost, and this Leo New Moon is going to energise our soul and our heart centre so we can move forward with courage, grace and ease.

The theme of this New Moon is fun and creativity, which is very different from all the heavy releasing work that the previous months have had in store for us.

Creativity isn’t just limited to artists. We all have the potential to create, and therefore we all have the potential for creativity.

With the help of this Leo New Moon, anything that we want to create for ourselves is now possible.

In fact, by putting some conscious effort into an area of your life that you want to revamp or revitalise, you will start to shape and create the tone for the rest of August.

New Moon’s signify a time of new beginnings and if you tune into the hum of your soul, you will be able to intuit where this new beginning is going to lead you.

With a lot of heavy cleansing work now in the past and this new wave of creative, fun energy entering our lives, there really is nothing that we can’t do.

Leo is the sign of courage, entertainment and leadership. It is also a fiery sign that craves stability, routine and order.

By combining these energies, you can help pave the way and set an intention for an area of your life that you would like to have more courage in.

Where do you desire to be the king of your jungle? Where could you use more courage? Where could you use more fun in your life?

Planting seeds in these areas is going to be easy with the help of this New Moon and also Mars.

Mars has been a crucial planet for 2016 because of his retrograde pattern that started in April.

By the end of August, Mars is going to be returning back to his usual speed and form, however during this New Moon we are going to get a taste of optimism from Mars.


Mars is the planet of action and energy. If you have been feeling sluggish, unmotivated or perhaps even lethargic about making plans or taking action in your life, this energy is about to come to a swift end.

Around the time of the New Moon, Mars is going to shift out of Scorpio, where it has been doing a lot of transformation and cleansing, and shift into the positive, upbeat sign of Sagittarius.

This is a very welcome change of energy and is going to help you to think more positively and open-mindedly about the future.

On a deeper level, you are also going to feel empowered by any obstacles in your life and more optimistic about any challenges that have been sent your way.

You may even channel your inner lion or lioness and feel more trusting and fearless about your path, purpose and destiny. 

Leo energy also rules over the heart and heart chakra. Matters of love may also be stirred around this New Moon and perhaps you may feel more magnetic or attracted to people than usual.

You may also receive a burst of courage to introduce yourself to someone new or to follow your heart when it comes to love and romance.

Heart energy is going to be amplified on this New Moon, which may also bring about a wonderful and positive time for healing.

If you have been mending a broken heart or feeling heavy or blocked in the heart chakra area for whatever reason, this New Moon is going to help clear and release anything that is no longer serving you.

For this to happen, you will have to be open to releasing and tuning into the wisdom of your heart. This will not be hard to do thanks to the wonderful beams of energy sent by this New Moon. 

Overall, this New Moon is very positive and is going to help you bring more fun, love, creativity and courage into your life.

Stay open to this energy, and watch where it may lead you, for August is set to be a wonderful, high-energy month of opportunity.

Want to read more? Check out my article on Huffington Post- Love, Courage and the August New Moon 2016

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Tanaaz

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  • Anahit Petrosyan

    Sounds very encouraging and I already seem to feel my spirit catching on to Leo’s optimistic dancing energy.