The moon will be new Tuesday, August 18 at 9:42pm CST in the sign of Leo. New moons are about new beginnings and they occur when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree.
Leo belongs to the fire element, meaning, this is a sign that can be bold, energetic, impatient, spontaneous, playful and impulsive. Fire signs want what they want when they want it. Leo is a fixed sign meaning they can be rigid in their habits and resistant to change, however, the Lion can have great staying power.
Leo is the natural ruler of the 5th House in astrology. The 5th House is linked to self-expression, creativity, romance, speculation/gambling, drama, theater and popularity
The part of the body ruled by Leo is the heart.
During this new moon really listen to your heart. What isn’t working in your life? How might you be holding yourself back? Have you lost your passion? What are you dying to create? If you’ve lost your “fire” this new moon can be a catalyst to reignite your passion, break out of your comfort zone and make a bold move. Doing something creative under a Leo new moon can be therapeutic and healing. Writing down your wishes and what you would like to see happen in your life is another ideal activity during a new moon. You don’t have to show anyone your work or what you’ve written; you aren’t doing this for others or for the applause meter, you’re doing this for you. Mars, the planet of action and courage will make a trine aspect to this new moon. A trine aspect means the planets involved in are in the same element, creating a good flow of energy. Mars trine the moon and the sun not only gives you a shot of energy and confidence but it’s also a great time to begin something new.
The New Moon & the 12 Signs
Find your sign below and see what area of your life will be highlighted. If you know your rising sign and moons sign read those also.
Leo: 1st House of self and identity. This new moon kicks off a new cycle for you. Look for new opportunitities.
Virgo: 12th House of dreams and the subconscious. This new moon is about surrender and finding your very own meditation cushion. It’s a time to chill.
Libra: 11th House of friends, associates, your hopes and dreams. Have you found your tribe? You may meet a new friend. Hopes and dreams are important. We aren’t talking about goals, we’re talking about your dreams. This is a great time to write it down. Don’t hold back.
Scorpio: 10th House of career. This new moon puts the focus on your career. There could be a new opportunity, a promotion or a raise. Maybe you’ve just started re-thinking your career path.
Sagittarius: 9th House of foreign travel and higher education. Your life takes on a learning curve. You’re in the mood to learn anything and everything you can about a subject. You may consider taking a class.
Capricorn: 8th House of sex, death and mystery. What needs to end Capricorn? What’s coming to a close? Instead of hanging on it may be time to let go.
Aquarius: 7th House of relationships. The focus is on relationships. Not the most comfortable topic for the waterbearer but none the less this new moon puts your relationships front and center. Maybe someone new enters your life.
Pisces: 6th House of everyday work and health. This new moon puts the focus on your work and your health. If you’re burning the candle at both ends your body may be paying for it. Do something good for your body.
Aries: 5th House of self-expression. Anything creative is therapeutic for you right now. It’s all about self-expression. Go for it.
Taurus: 4th House; this new moon occurs in the part of your chart that deals with home and family. You may be thinking about moving, getting a new home or just remodeling your current living space. Your family may take center stage right now.
Gemini: This new moon occurs in your 3rd House of communication and learning. Learn something new, take a class. Communication is a big deal for you anytime Gemini but even more so with this new moon. It may be time to find more effective ways of communicating with others.
Cancer: This new moon occurs in your 2nd House of money and what you value. It’s all about the money right now Cancer. You may have some money coming in via a raise or promotion. It may also be time to get honest about what’s going on in your financial life.