"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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Leo New Moon

   Welcome to the time of year when having fun, being creative and expressing oneself is not only possible, but necessary! Finish up old projects today up until the time of the New Moon so you can enjoy yourself when Luna joins the Sun in Leo at 4:44pm. With both Lights in the Sun's ruling sign, we receive an extra dose of strength, determination and enthusiasm to buoy up our spirits during this next Lunar cycle.

   Being expressive and a bit of a risk-taker, as in stretching ourselves beyond our comfort zones, is what this Leo New Moon asks of us. With dignity and exuberance, find a way to let your needs and feelings be known to those that matter in your life. Maybe it's a partner, a boss or a child... no matter which relationship(s) could use some TLC, shine your light on them and let them know they are loved.

   The New Moon chart shows the Sun and Moon separating from a harmonious aspect to responsible Saturn in Sagittarius. Let's hope the Lights imbued Saturn with enough focus on future goals so that when he turns Direct on the 13th, we'll be able to see the crumbs we left behind and follow them to our dreams. We will need to stayed centered and not give in to doubt and confusion as Neptune is also activated with a need to be adaptable, but not loose our way in the fog.

   Mars moved back into Sagittarius today, giving us the energy and determination to proceed on our individual paths. While in Scorpio for about nine weeks, Mars stirred the pot and caused moodiness and aggression to be major players in the scheme of things. Perhaps now, this little fireball can be more active in getting positive fires lit for moving forward!

   Remember to let your playful side come out over the next few weeks, be brave in expressing your creative self, but avoid forcing your needs onto others, and make the most of this strong solar energy at the start of this New Lunar cycle and while leading up to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 18th. You'll see how well you did spreading your light and sharing your love at that time. Then you'll also get to see the new connections and pathways that are opening up to you.

In the meantime, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!

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