Leo is a sign of play, appreciation, and courage - the courage to shine out our soul's gifts and essence without letting fear stifle us. And being held back by old ways of doing and being can fall by the wayside more easily now while the Sun and Moon are trine Uranus, an aspect that opens the flow for total self-expression and for liberation from choices or circumstances that hold us back. Emotional freedom can flow, and connections with people that are outside of our usual circle - or those whose ideas and perspectives can offer us a new vantage point - can expand our sense of what is possible.
There are always many possibilities as to how astrological events can impact us, but a theme I've observed in approaching this new moon is people finding the courage to approach the realm of relationships differently. This might mean we find ourselves reliving old relationship patterns that don't serve us, only to realize that we're finally ready to move on from those choices. Maybe we've found ourselves in a situation where letting go in a relationship is the only option when we're used to having control; perhaps we're reworking how we express our feelings to a lover or a friend, or are revisiting ways in which we can go about making money in more fulfilling ways. And of course, the most foundational aspect of love is healthy self-love - the appreciation of ourselves, of seeing our worth, of taking pride in who we are and in the gifts we have to share.
Regardless of our own aspects of self-love, relationships, or money that might be ripe for an upgrade now, changing old patterns takes courage. It's always easier to stay in our "comfort zone" even if it means being chronically unfulfilled. But this Leo New Moon asks us to push the boundaries of our own courage, to take the leaps of faith into the unknown!
With a retrograde Venus conjunct this new moon, there's an energy of the foundations for new beginnings being laid, but putting those new beginnings into motion may need to wait until Venus goes direct on September 6. This is not the time to force results in romance or finances, but a time to reflect, observe, and contemplate future choices. Patience is key; the timing of planetary cycles always coincides with life events, and many of us will find our lives aligning with progress in these areas when Venus goes direct.
Mercury and Pluto are also trine to one another at this new moon, opening the door to communication and new ideas. This will give us the capacity to deeply analyze our circumstances and allow clear seeing as to how we can build more stable futures for ourselves. This supports the new moon's themes quite well in making sure that we are impelled to see all aspects of a situation and make wise choices from a solid vantage point.
Key Questions For Contemplation
- Are you willing to let go of limiting perceptions and choice patterns in relationships?
- Are you willing to trust that the Universe is opening the door for a life full of joy, fulfillment, and vibrance if you have the courage to make necessary changes?
- Are you willing to love yourself and take pride in who you are without reservation?
- Are you willing to honor and embrace your goodness, and to recognize and honor the goodness within others? Are you willing to embrace all of your worth to draw in more abundance in every form?
- Are you willing to be open, honest, and realistic in relationships and money now? Are you willing to be honest with yourself about what you truly want in love and money, and in all parts of life
What new moon wishes are you birthing into being? Are you willing to commit to loving yourself a little more, to taking leaps of faith in thoughts and action that can pave the way for more joy? New moon blessings to you - may love and courage be yours!