New Moon in Leo 31 July/1 August 2019 – heartfelt creativity and fun

August’s New Moon falls at 08°36′ of the sign of Leo, on 1 August 2019 at 1:11 pm in Sydney (see chart below). In other parts of the world, it falls on 31 July 2019 at 8:11 pm in Los Angeles, 11:11 pm in New York, and at 4:11 am in London on 1 August 2019.

New Moons are a time when the Sun and the Moon come together (called making a conjunction), and are a time to set an intention for the new emotional cycle ahead.

Leo (July 23 until August 22) has a Fixed quality or mode. The Fixed modality signifies the middle of the seasons. Fixed energy is steadfast; routine, regular and having a sense of pattern. With Leo, think of a fire burning unwaveringly in the hearth. Leo is one of the signs which is also associated with the Fire element concerning warmth, enthusiasm, optimism and inspiration.

Some keywords for Leo include: creative­, playful, joyful, loyal, proud, generous, confident and self-expressive. Leonians may also be quite courageous and possess leadership qualities, and be emotionally warm with a heart that can inspire, and entertain others. They may however be self-centred, authoritarian, dramatic and attention-seeking.

New Moon conjunct Venus

This New Moon is conjunct Venus, planet of pleasure, values, money and relationships, therefore romance, speculation, creativity, fun, play and relationships with children are all on the agenda, as well as building self-confidence and pride in ourselves. Have the courage to step out and lead, following your heart; Leo is ruled by the Sun which is associated with the heart.

Where does this New Moon fall in your chart:

1st house: A new self-image and being more fun-loving when reaching out into the world. Increase in joyful self-expression.

2nd house: Managing physical resources by spending money on creative endeavours. Learning about our innate skills and talents, and what is of value to us.

3rd house: Expressing our ideas, the way we think, being ‘light’ and joyful in our communication patterns. Taking a short course, changes in neighbourhood and more short trips due to creative or other commitments, possibly with children or siblings.

4th house: Home – creative new ideas and thoughts regarding the home environment, renovations, family interactions, even family drama.

5th house: Learning a new hobby or area of creative self-expression, or you could be teaching children, or taking courses in art, drama, writing. A new romance could eventuate.

6th house: More creativity, fun and drama in day-to-day work and routines. Health issues – could be related to the heart or spine.

7th house: More romance in one-to-one relationships. If single, the possibility of a new relationship with a dramatic person or someone with leadership qualities.

8th house: Connecting in relation to emotional intimacy. New issues may also arise around the areas of death, inheritances, wills, taxes, and legal issues with joint property or other shared resources.

9th house: Making plans to travel or move overseas for higher learning purposes (university, religion, philosophies).

10th house: Networking for a new career and social position, new career move, improved public standing, planning your vocation.

11th house: New networks, new connections as part of a group or community. More drama in your friendships and within your social circle.

12th house: Commune and connect with your inner self. Start a meditation routine, study tarot or the metaphysical realm.

The next lunation is a Full Moon in Aquarius on 15 August 2019.

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