Intuitive Astrology: Leo New Moon August 2023

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The Leo New Moon arrives on August 16th, 2023, and brings the start of a fresh lunar cycle. As the lunar cycle begins, we can wipe the slate clean in our own lives, especially when it comes to our emotions.

New Moons offer a reset and can guide us to evolve in how we are feeling about something. New Moons are also a powerful time to set intentions for the weeks ahead. We can use the New Moon energies to get clear about what we wish to focus on in our lives.

The Leo New Moon offers a beautiful wave of energy to support us with this. It may inspire us to get in touch with our passions, to return to projects or hobbies we had forgotten about, and to prioritize joy and lightness.

One of the highest octaves of Leo energy is the quality of simplicity. When we simplify, life can become easier, less emotionally heavy, and we can find it easier to make room for joy.

What do you need to simplify in your life? Where are you overcomplicating a situation or allowing your emotions to make a situation worse than it is?

By checking in with ourselves and creating intentions geared towards simplicity, we may find it easier to navigate the cosmic energies behind the Leo New Moon.

The Leo New Moon Activates the Heart and Venus Retrograde

Venus, which is still traveling in retrograde, is also very active under this August New Moon. If Venus Retrograde has been active for you, this New Moon could bring things to a climax point.

Venus Retrograde tends to stir relationship issues, this is not just relationships with others but also our relationship with money and our self-worth.

When it comes to our relationships with others, Venus Retrograde can activate triggers around setting boundaries, learning to navigate conflict, and learning when to walk away.

Venus Retrograde can also expose blockages around the giving and receiving of love in our lives, and sometimes a certain relationship can be a teacher in helping us to realize this.

In fact, if you are dealing with a relationship conflict at the moment, take a step back and see if you can view it from a more spiritual lens. How is this situation guiding you to love yourself more? How is this situation helping you to receive more love?

You may not be able to answer those questions immediately but ponder them under the August New Moon and see what insights follow in the coming days.

Black Moon Lilith is also active at this time too, indicating a strong rise of feminine energy. Black Moon Lilith’s presence under this New Moon will give us a boost when it comes to standing up for ourselves, owning our self-worth, and not backing down from what we feel is right.

While we do have to be mindful of our egos rising up, there is a beautiful energy here that is guiding us to stand in our truth and to own our inner power.

If you are confronted with a challenging situation around this New Moon and feel you could use a boost of confidence, connect with the energies of Black Moon Lilith. Allow these energies to awaken your inner strength and to activate the warrior within.

The Leo New Moon and Uranus, the Great Awakener

Uranus, the planet known as the “Great Awakener,” is also active under this New Moon, which means there is a certain element of volatility brewing. We may need this feminine strength that comes from both Venus and Black Moon Lilith to hold us in place and guide us to our truth if some surprising or unsettling news arises.

With the combination of Uranus, Venus, and Black Moon Lilith circulating with this New Moon, it very well could be that the surprising news could bring major change into our lives, particularly when it comes to our relationships.

Remember, planets cannot cause something to happen, but their alignments can be a trigger. If the relationship is struggling or needs to go a different course, this type of cosmic energy can definitely bring that straight to the surface.

New Moons are always reminders of new beginnings, so if something does exit your life around this time, know there is always the opportunity to begin again.

While the energies of the Leo New Moon are potent, try to focus on creating simplicity. It may not be easy or natural to do at first, but if you keep your intention rooted here you may just find a softening emerging.

Your Leo New Moon Ritual is here.

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Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.