Today, July 28, 2022, at 10:55 am PDT the moon is new in the sign Leo. The shift from Cancer to Leo moves us from a month of yin nurturing energy to a month of yang energy, from water to fire. This new moon while not opposite to Saturn by degrees will be in exact opposition to Saturn in about a day, which is an intense contrast between a moon that desires adoration or at least recognition and a cool detached Saturn.
The moon will square Uranus, North Node, and Mars in Taurus at 15 to 18 degrees. This square emerges and exacts tonight. Around seven o’clock tonight the moon is applying to Mercury, but for the west coast, this is when the moon-Mercury in Leo are in an angular 7th house and more significantly the Mars-North Node-Uranus stellium is at the nadir, on angles so that time will be rather heated for us all on the west coast. It would be wise to consider the evening will be ripe for confrontations and conflict that can emerge.
This new moon is angular and in the 10th house, so there is likely to be someone in our public view that has a lot of visibility (celebrity/politician/leader) who can be quite visible for this kind of conflict or disagreement, as Mercury is squaring Mars-North Node-Uranus, and the dispute may be creative principals or leadership foundational principals. The moon tonight opposed to Saturn sets up a challenging T-square that has an unexpected (possibly violent outburst) that will be challenging for many to navigate. It is high tension and physically challenging.
Depending on the natal chart of individuals with mid and late-degree planets in fixed signs there is a lot that is being provoked out-right and activates us to respond. Here’s the golden ticket, it’s always about how we respond. Take a breath, walk away to cool your reactive response to be mindful. Let go of control and breathe to respond in a way that allows your highest energy. Tonight can set the “tone” for the entire month and how we may interact with others and feel we are acknowledged. It is hard energy and then shifts as the moon moves away from the t-square it forms tonight.
This Leo new moon also has Jupiter in Aries stationing retrograde at 8 degrees. This amplifies the fire element and is in a trine aspect. It can be experienced as pioneering expansive, bold moves to be first or original as well. Venus in Cancer is square to Jupiter and separating from the aspect. Venus in Cancer is nurturing energy where we can provide within us a place of beauty and nourishment, we can find that with our closest loved ones.
Find ways to express yourself, and set your creative inspirations into some form or action. Life may bring challenges, unexpected twists, and turns, like any beautiful story, it is when we give ourselves the freedom to play and find our joy. Be brave. Be creative. Allow your king or queen to shine through in the way you respond and in the way you return to your creative center and power. Namaste. Bless this moment.