That was one heck of an eclipse season, wasn't it?! I'm sure I am not the only one that is reeling as July ends its barrage of transits that found many people at significant crossroads while Mercury in its RX cycle allowed us the necessary time to process matters of the heart and our emotional quality of life. Now like Apollo here, we are riding out of that period with flames of inspiration at our back with the opportunity to seed our heart's desire in a way that helps to guide us home.
Leo energy is a magnanimous one, as we know the lion is the king of the jungle and the Sun is the life giving force that allows for our very existence! And that is just what fire energy brings... life, passion, inspiration, enthusiasm, and forward creative momentum. When used properly there is a confidence that can be born from this place that allows the self to shine in its best light, while also being connected to the heart in a way that fosters courage to follow and focus in on our joy. This is real diva energy, so let us embrace the fires of the now and our inner divas - regardless of gender - for there is a star within each of us that is just waiting to be born.
Exact on Wednesday, July 31st at 8:12pm PDT - this New Moon is helping burn off that eclipse season with a newfound sense of purpose and drive around where our stories are headed and what the heart is driven to do. There may be a few shakes and quakes ahead, yet it is all in service of moving the journey along as we use this fixed inspiration to flow into our next chapter of growth, a time many of us have been waiting for as we navigated this summer's holding pattern. There was a lot to get to first! Yet, now we have handled our outer physical world and inner emotional world in a way that now allows for us to turn up the heat and get this party started!
The Aspects - Inspiration Leads The Way 🔥
Below is a chart of our New Moon at the time of conjunction here in San Diego, CA. The Sun and Moon are hanging out with Venus as all three square Uranus and trine Jupiter. Mercury is also at the end of its retrograde cycle and is set to station right as the new moon perfects. So let's not waste any time and dive right in...
The first thing we should notice is that our new moon ruler is the Sun in its own domicile of Leo, so this is a new moon that is rooted in the solar principle - as we push forward from a place of conscious awareness that allows us to set our best intentions. Every year we have this new moon in the heat of the Summer, a time when we are lit by the Sun not only in Spirit, but we feel the heat on Earth as well. So you could say the heat is on, so to speak! Excessive heat can get us a little antsy in the pants, as we start to sweat and feel the intensity of the flames. Yet there is also a purifying process to it as that sauna like environment can help prepare us for the Virgo season that lies, as we sweat out past toxins and re-energize our sense of optimism through a fixed force of pressure that is turning up the flames. Of course this song comes to mind!
At the time of the new moon, the Sun is just coming off its square with Uranus over in Taurus, while the moon also makes that her last aspect before she seeds into the Sun. So this lunar cycle has a very Uranian component to it! As Venus approaches the sun, she heads towards maximum combustion to rebirth a new leg of her own cycle, but before doing so she too makes her way towards the Uranus configuration in order to shake some things up. With the Sun, Moon, and Venus all squaring Uranus as we kick off this lunar month's energy, you can bet there will be many awakenings taking place in very fixed areas of our lives, as we get further in touch with the needs of our heart. We may have to do some creative destruction before we can move forward to the Jupiter trines that will take place the following week so break apart whatever is stale and reinvigorate those areas with new life, for there is a strong momentum that is on its way.
It's also quite significant that Mercury is stationing near the Lunar Eclipse point within an hour of the lunation perfecting, and so there is still that strong yet backwards Mercury taking place in the the NM chart. I like to think that we are seeding in that new awareness that Mercury has given us, even if it was emotional at times and we had to go to some places in order to get that nugget of gold. Yet now that we have it, we can station and concentrate this renewed knowing of our personal needs in our own lives. So do expect that the days around the NM will be a little unpredictable as Mercury plays its tricks and Uranus squares into the Leo planets!
Much of this season will have us in a space of inspiration, as we shake up the static debris in Taurus, and ride high on the fire trines taking place from planets in Leo to Jupiter in Sagittarius. The more we align with the fire that is inside, the more the Universe is going to show us the breadcrumbs forward as we build a blaze of momentum that is rooted in a new sense of purpose and belief in the self. I think this will be a breath of fresh air from Cancer season, and although it may be a little hot and muggy, there is a renewed zest in just feeling the warmth on your skin. There will be plenty of shifting and rooting in the physical world once we get into Virgo season, yet for now, ride the wave of vision as we liberate from past burdens and align with a self authority that seeks only the best from life. Let the joy begin!
The Symbol - Delicate Magic 🏮
If you are a previous reader of my astroblog, you know I like to look at the Sabian Symbol of the lunation as it adds another bit of depth to the story that we are telling. As always, we take the degree and minutes and round up. Here we have the following:
9° Leo - "Glass blowers."
I just loved this imagery because as I was preparing my outline for this lunation, I had been watching a new show on Netflix called Blown Away that is a glass blowing reality show competition that was just spectacular to watch! I don't know if you have ever watched someone blow glass but it truly is a magnificent art form. With fire signs, there is a key element of being here in the now because fire lives in the moment, and with glass you really have to have a fixed vision but be flexible enough to work with the temperamental nature of the medium. One wrong move and things can shatter, there are many opportunities to get burned, and sometimes the original intention changes and morphs in ways one may not have anticipated... yet this is the magic! In the end you are left with a work of creative art that in some ways doesn't even seem fathomable.
So I say take with you the wisdom of the glass blower as we align with the creative self and its skills, for we all have it in us to be creative forces in this world. Let enthusiam lead you to your skill, and put that fire behind it so you can develop your passions further and inspire others along the way. There is a spiritual alignment taking place that can use this heat and fire to alchemically morph the magic we are going to make in the physical world in just a few weeks time.
New Moon Blessings to All!! 💫
The heat is on folks! I hope that everyone has a fantastic new moon, as we ride on out of eclipse season with a new sense of personal authority and a vision that is going to shake up our world in a positive way and get this story moving along!
Wishing everyone a fantastic lunar month!
May the stars be with you!!! ✨✨✨