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New Moon in Leo July 31, 2019 – Relationships, Love and a Passion for Life

Last night at 8:12 pm Pacific Daylight Time the new moon in Leo started a new month for us at 8 degrees 37 minutes.  Shortly after at 8:58 PM PDT Mercury stationed direct at 23 degrees Cancer 57 minutes moving again through the last degrees of Cancer and will eventually move back into Leo on August 11th.   Many people are relieved to move beyond the eclipses of July.  This new moon in Leo does come with a square to Uranus in Taurus, so it will still be interesting for us in light of unexpected twists and turns, more than likely for relationships and even the feminine within us all.  Venus is at 4 degrees of Leo applying to the new moon and sun and square Uranus as well, and she rules Taurus so the square has this feminine strength and even where there may be a disruption by the feminine power.  How will that look in your life?  Do you have planets at the early degrees of Taurus, Leo or Scorpio or Aquarius?  The Leo energy is strong with four planets transiting through and soon Mercury will join them in about 11 days.  Leo energy is about our children, our inner child and our open heart.  With Uranus there is more than a dash of desire for freedom added to the self-expression.  We may have the urge to be free from some constraints in relationships at this time, especially as Venus moves to exact square with Uranus tonight just after midnight, after the early hours of August 2nd Venus begins separating from Uranus.   Keep in mind how quickly the urge may come and go.  Sometimes what feels pressing in the moment will pass, but what you say or act upon during the time may put you on a new path.  Listening to your heart is important but also keeping your mind calm for your greatest clarity.  With Mercury now slowly beginning to pick up speed again what action you take now may truly begin something new.

Mars in Leo is at 19 degrees 9 minutes widely in a trine with Jupiter.  This combination brings a lot of fire energy out with this new moon.  There may be interests to play sports and do recreational activities with family and friends with so much fire energy to burn.  There can be playful horseplay as well, so much fire needs an outlet.  If you have children, they may be asking you to watch them do some daring bold jump off the steps.  Every little hero needs an adoring parent cheering them on for their confidence taking such leaps of faith.  Each word of praise is held with love in the hearts of children, take time to recognize the artist, the daredevil and the care-giving nurse, the animal rescuer in your brood.  Little hearts grow into bigger hearts and memories create confident adults who do the same in the world we all live.  Point out to your children, your friends and family you share conversations with this month what you observe about the surge of feminine power and how it is positively expressed in our world right now.  What do you see?  For fun, compare the feminine power of now to that of twenty, thirty or fifty years ago.  It looks like we’re making some progress just looking at what is happening in science, health, sports, and politics and for that, we can be grateful.  How often do you speak up for the women, the progressive feminine in your life? Consider this month a very good time to express your support.

This month still carries the heavy karmic long transit of Saturn, the lunar south node and Pluto in Capricorn.  Both Saturn and Pluto are still retrograde.  Mercury stationed direct at 23 degrees just 2 degrees away from Pluto, so there is a heavy presence of authority in our thoughts, what we are speaking of and exchanging ideas about that embodies this strong opposition between Capricorn and Cancer archetypes.  The duty-driven world and the caring nurturing world at the highest of contrast and polarity.  The moon in Leo will seek to communicate the feelings through the heart of us and bring our hearts to matters that need an infusion of love.  It is an opportunity to love, not just in relationships, but within our communities that which we hold dear in our co-existence that bring us meaning in our lives.  You may find yourself drawn to share your abundance and overflowing heart with others and you will feel like a queen or king in your own right.  That is not a big secret, but it is one of the best ways to increase meaning in your life through sharing one-on-one with others that you can see and feel that your presence makes a difference.  Generosity is part of the fire signs, especially Leo and Sagittarius which are prominent at this new moon.

Neptune is retrograde in Pisces widely square to Jupiter in Sagittarius and inconjunct with Mars in Leo.  The inconjunct with Mars may be the tension one may find in the contrast of the dreamy flow with a bold active Mars interaction.  The two are not connected with any grace.  You may align with the Pisces energy perhaps and find that you prefer the surrendering flow, where Mars in Leo will want to act out and play out the dynamic.  The middle ground would be creative work and space to let the imagination flow into a dramatic dance or role you wish to play.  Idealism is high with Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Reality will feel too harsh for many who prefer to view life with heavy doses of idealism.

The shadow side of experiences with this new moon can be selfishness, jealousy and making judgements on others without considering their deeper soul story.  We can just as easily take things for granted when the energy is flowing positively.  Remember to keep your eyes open for what really is going on in the world and how you interact with loved ones and those who are acquaintances.  It is a time to let love flow and let love in, especially after last month.  You or your friends and family may still be reflecting on recent events of the past month that are still being integrated into your understanding and how life has changed in some way.  Mercury moving forward again we are putting one foot in front of the other towards dreams that perhaps stalled or were re-directed altogether.  Perhaps you have been pondering a difficult decision for the past few weeks and are making final notes on what your final decision will be and ready to make a plan and take action.  Every little decision we make builds who we are and who we are becoming.  What recent decisions have you made or changed your mind on that re-direct your path?  What does that decision say about who you are now compared to last year?

We are ever becoming.  We may feel at times stagnant, but the truth of life is about flow and an ever-changing dynamic.  Remember your heart, the intelligence of your heart is far greater than the mind.  If you need proof, you can explore the work of the HeartMath and shared information by Gregg Braden.

May the sun and the glory of Leo energy bless you this month in all you share from your heart.  Namaste. Bless this moment.