"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, August 14, 2015

Leo New Moon

   Today's new Moon at 22 degrees of the Fixed Fire sign Leo, has a lot of hopefulness attached to it for creating a fun-filled month ahead that is filled with self-expression and a bit of risk-taking! The positive influences here are feeling brave and being who you are, as well as recognizing that playfulness can be the breeding ground for creative new projects. This is a good time for relaxation, but not letting down one's guard. Breakthroughs are possible as we evolve with new insights and associations!

   The New Moon chart shows this morning's harmonizing trine to independent Uranus, good for thinking outside the box and helping us break through limiting habits or past patterns. Let your intuitive side surface as you use your original ideas and allow spontaneity to help move you forward. Pay attention to supportive new acquaintances as they may be a strong catalyst now.

   The drama and limelight associated with this regal sign also has to deal with the shadowy side of things that may be lurking within our hearts, bank accounts or in the people and situations surrounding us. I can hear you thinking... Oh, why do you have to be such a party pooper, Suzanne?!  Well, that may have to do with the very close conjunction of Venus to the Sun and Moon... which is a great thing, right? Yes, usually... however, this ruler of love, money and beauty is moving in Retrograde motion, back over territory already covered in the recent weeks past!

   So, how do we deal with this snafu? Pay attention, don't put all your eggs in one basket and tie up loose ends from the past which may be holding you back. Remember that Venus was riding with expansive Jupiter just a short time ago and both were square to restrictive Saturn? Well, that is the territory being revisited for three more weeks, until Venus goes Direct again. Even after she gets  moving forward, it'll take another month to move out of her shadow phase.

   Cautious optimism and taking baby steps to remove obstacles will put you in good stead in a few weeks time. Mars' recent entry into Leo helped to shake things up and add to the excitement of summer fun, drama and creativity. As you adjust to the energies of this New Moon chart, remain cautious, know your options and don't jump into any new commitments of the heart or finances just yet. Circumstances become clearer and situations for moving forward will appear in a month's time.

   In the meantime, enjoy the summer and remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!


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