The Sun has been in its fullest power under the zodiac of Leo, and on this New Moon, it brings a reminder that no matter what happens in life, no matter how dark things may seem, the dependable Sun will always rise again.
The Leo New Moon falls on August 18-19, and brings strong solar energy. While this is a New Moon and the night sky will be dark, we will be able to tune in to our own inner Sun, and light up the parts of ourselves that have been hidden in the shadows.
While 2020 has offered many setbacks, it has also offered the opportunity for a lot of growth and change.
How are you going to make the best of the time you have been given? How can you maximize what is left of this year?
For some, this may be completing projects, for others, this may be about learning how to rest and to dedicate time to wellness.
There is no wrong way to use your time, just don’t give up on yourself or your dreams. Try to make the best of the hand you have been dealt, and see what miracles and opportunities you can make from wherever you stand today.
The New Moon in Leo will be guiding us with this. It will be lending an optimistic hand and sending positive beams of uplifting energy to remind us to make the most of our time and what is left of the year.
While we do have this motivating and inspiring energy on offer to us, there is also another layer to this New Moon too.
At the time of this New Moon, we have the planet Mars very active. Not only is Mars conjunct Eris, the Goddess of Discord and Strife, it is also in a square to Saturn and Pluto, and trine the Sun and Moon.
Essentially, this just means that Mars is very, very busy! Mars will definitely be a star planet to watch as we wrap up this ultra transformative year.
Mars very active at the time of this New Moon can offer us increased motivation and drive. We may feel this inspired, firey energy bubbling at our core and motivating us to get things done.
Alternatively, if we have been overdoing it, or just sensitive to strong firey energy, we may find that this active Mars energy leads us to feel overwhelmed and burnt out.
It will be important to listen to your own body and to connect with your own wisdom, but Mars is going to be triggering our energy levels and either wiping us out so we can get in balance, or boosting us up so we can get in balance.
What manifests in your life is what you need, so trust the rhythm and cycles of your body. Be patient with yourself and think of ways you can balance and soothe your energy levels.
Protecting your energy is also going to be important under the Leo New Moon. You can do this through herbal cleansing, saltwater baths, or working with crystals.
Because Mars is an action planet, doing things like exercise, eating well, and breathwork can also be beneficial too.
The potency of this New Moon has the power to raise things from the dark, so we may begin noticing or feeling this, especially on a global level.
Following this New Moon, we may notice hidden information rising to the surface, or painful truths floating into our awareness.
This August New Moon will activate a rising of darkness so it can be cleansed and released for good. Sometimes, the shadows have to be exposed before they can return to the light.
We may also notice growing tensions in the world around us, or with the ones we love. Even though things may get heated, it’s important we keep ourselves centered and moving from a place of compassion and love.
We don’t know what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, so stay open-minded and try to remember that everyone is just doing the best they can from their level of consciousness.
Overall, the Leo New Moon will be filling us with light so we can handle the tensions that may be swirling around us.
Stay connected to this light, breathe in the strength and inner-fire that is on offer to you. Hold the flames of your purpose, passion, and love within, and know that they are bright and powerful enough to guide you through whatever needs to rise following the Dark Moon.