On July 28th, at 1:55pm EDT, the Moon aligns with the Sun in 5.5 degrees of Leo — in other words, the New Moon will be exact (I recommend you also watch my New Moon video on the subject).
There are several planets of importance in this New Moon chart: Jupiter & Chiron in Aries (both exalted/stationing); Mars, Uranus, & the North Node align in Taurus; finally, Saturn in Aquarius & Mercury in Leo square the Moon Nodes in Taurus-Scorpio.
The dwarf planet/asteroid Ceres aligns with the New Moon in Leo; this makes nurturing our inner creative child and any physical children essential for the next 28 days.
Jupiter & Chiron are not only exalted in this New Moon chart, but they also both make an aspect to the New Moon, Mercury & Venus… But more about all of that in a moment, first let’s talk about the New Moon energies:
The New Moon in fun-loving, extroverted, expressive Leo has us looking for heartfelt experiences. It’s important for us to express ourselves, to learn about love — and in particular, to learn about how those things work together to help us create from the heart and from a place of joy.
Think about the keywords for this self-expressed fire sign: “proud, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, open, fun-loving”… How could you live into those words?
Leo is ruled by the Sun, symbol of consciousness and the unique light we came to shine in this lifetime — this is what we were born to explore and express — so ask yourself: Where could I shine my unique light more brightly? What brings me joy? Not just in general… but in this very moment?
Leo also represents our creativity: there are as many ways to be creative and self-expressed as there are “selves” — indeed, we are all creators — we create with every thought, word, and action.
Creativity requires innocence, curiosity, courage, and play. To live it out, we must tap into the unique spark inside of us in a joyful way — and allow ourselves the freedom to make mistakes — creativity thrives on love and permission and is stifled by judgment and fear.
Take a moment to contact your “free inner child” — that place inside that is ready to play and create. What might encourage that inner child to come out and play? If you aren’t sure, there’s no need to guess: Try asking it gently and directly…
As I started to talk about earlier, Jupiter & Chiron in Aries are both exalted/stationing at the time of the New Moon; when a planet is in its Station phase, we are more fully aware of its energy. This helps us to get more connected to…
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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 3-8 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, or Scorpio? Or do your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer? This New Moon may feel stronger to you…
And last, but definitely not least: the New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle; the best time for the intention-setting process is soon after the New Moon becomes exact, and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase.
That means the best & most potent time to set intentions this month would be between 1:55pm, Thursday, July 28th, and 12:29am on Saturday, July 30th. As always, all times are in EDT — the New York timezone.
If you live outside the EDT timezone, and converting timezones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fanpage and/or following me on Twitter. I will be posting reminders on both platforms on July 28th, 29th & 30th to let you know when is the best time to set your intentions 😉
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Sonja’s passion is for connecting with people and helping them transform their lives. This led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of Astrology. With her Readings, her coaching and her Soul-Based Astrology Courses she aims to empower and support people in fulfilling their life’s potential and aligning with Soul Purpose.