Leo New Moon
August 16, 2023
What’s It All About?
A New Moon always brings new beginnings and fresh starts in the area of your personal life where the new moon is occurring. This can be a sunny time for you when you experience more of a cheerful disposition and warm heartedness towards others,
Leo’s characteristic charm may be on full display now. Ruled by the sun, Leos have a sunny and cheerful disposition, are warm hearted, courageous, brave, expressive, creative, big-hearted, generous, confident, ambitious, loyal and fiercely protective of close family and friends.
Leo rules the heart, spine, spinal system and upper back. Leos have a tremendous sense of honor. They are said to have the backbone needed to stand up for what is right. They tend to follow the impulses of their heart and intuition.
This is a great time for starting new creative projects. The Leo New Moon conjunct the Leo Sun Conjunct Venus can bring sweet delights and pleasurable pursuits. Now you can really be enjoying life to its fullest.
The Leo New Moon’s Square to Uranus of course can bring surprising breakthroughs for you and unexpected events. Though much depends upon how well aspected the Leo New Moon is in your own natal chart. Generally, this can signal a period when you feel recharged.
What’s Up in Your Chart?
Tips for How the Leo New Moon Can Affect You Personally.
Everyone has the Leo New Moon influence in one, or more areas of their chart. Here are a few areas of your chart where you can experience the Leo New Moon influence:
- The Sun rules the sign of Leo. The Sun shines its radiant light to bring warmth and life to whatever it touches. Its brilliance can eradicate the darkest of shadows. The Sun is the universal symbol for Consciousness and the power of awareness to overcome ignorance.
- The Sun rules the 5th house of romance, children and investments. The 5th house is also the house of gambling and taking risks.
- What personal celestial bodies are located in your 5th house? Do you have any easy flowing, or hard aspects to this house from one or more of your personal planets, or points? The easy flowing aspects offer support and protection to your feeling of esteem and recognition in the world. While harsh aspects will augment the challenges presented at this time.
- What house is your natal Sun located in your personal astrology chart? If you have harmonious contacts from your personal planets to your Sun then you will feel more supported at this time. You may want to lean into the energy symbolized by these harmonious aspects to your natal Sun for support.
- If there are stressful contacts to your natal Sun you’ll want to take note of this. Challenging aspects give you an opportunity for growth. If you can remember that when under any stress you experience at the Leo New Moon its best to be contemplative and reflect about whatever is happening rather than be reactive to whatever surfaces. Let yourself be guided to the best course of action.
- The moon moves quickly through each sign and house, so whatever happens though it may leave a lasting impact upon your psyche the emotions will be transient. Best to let your emotions settle before taking action that may have long standing results.
- The Leo New Moon cycle brings fresh opportunities that will play out until the next New Moon which will be in Virgo on September 14th.
23° 16’ Leo New Moon
Wednesday, August 16, 2:38am PT (vc)
Moon Square Uranus
Sun Square Uranus
Mars Trine Uranus
Mercury Inconjunct Chiron Rx
Mercury Stationary Retrograde
Uranus Stationary Retrograde
The Leo Moon brings opportunity for impressing others, as well as getting praise and admiration from others with mixed results. Though there’s a part of you that may seek, or even crave the limelight, there’s also a part of you that feels insecure when getting attention. The Leo Moon may bring an opportunity to look at your fear of criticism. Perhaps you need to realize the fear comes from your own inner critic’s voice. You can create peace within when you turn your inner judge into a worthy ally by accepting and appreciating its feedback for your own improvement. Now is a great time to start a new self-nurturance program. Give yourself the attention you seek outside.
Healing Gemstones and Crystals for Leo
Ruby - promotes vitality, youthful exuberance, and a general sense of well-being and health, increases circulation, improves energy levels, use to promote heart health, detoxification, ameliorate intense emotions like anger and rage. Good stone for releasing grievances.
Key Essential Oil to Use: Patchouli
Essential oils that spark your passion and creative fires.
Leo New Moon Meditation
You can perform your meditation anytime starting from the time of the Leo New Moon up until the First Quarter Waxing Moon in Sagittarius on August 24th at 4:06am PT.
What you will need:
- A white candle
- Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils, or blend of oils
Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil. You can also scent your space prior to your meditation using an aroma diffuser.
Gaze into the candle flame as you begin to breathe in fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your own Divine heart center.
Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.
Archangel to Assist You
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Ariel to assist you with your meditation.
Ariel’s name means “Lion or lioness of God.”
Ariel is a key protector of the natural world. S/he is especially helpful in protecting the wild animals of the world, the birds and fish and all the wild animals of nature. Ariel protects the environment and assists with growing environmental awareness and environmental justice.
Whenever you need courage to do what is right call upon Ariel. S/he is the patron Angel of wild animals, manifestation, abundance and good fortune.
Colors associated with Ariel are soft pinks, silvery whites and pale shades of blue.
Petition your heart and mind with the following affirmation:
Take time to drink in and absorb the response by your heart and mind to fulfill your request. Allow yourself the time needed to fully engage in and experience the results of this meditation.
You can also make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
- Thank you for helping me know and see that I live in a friendly universe that responds to fulfill my every need as it arises and never doubt that I am loved and cared for.
Allow the alignment of your heart and mind to bring greater awareness for supporting the natural world. Allow the renewal of your heart, mind and purpose in this moment. Let go of any resistance to being fully present in this moment. Just allow yourself to remain peaceful and calm.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel the need to elevate your thoughts and to grow your own environmental awareness, as well as to get additional support to protect the natural world and create more prosperity for yourself and others.
For greater insight about this particular Leo New Moon, along with essential oil recipes, healing meditations, crystals & gemstones to use, eclipse seasons, super moons, planetary retrogrades, meaning of astrological aspects and much more check out my 2023 Astrological Moon Calendar.