Leo New Moon (8 deg) – 1 August
Brisbane 1.13pm, London 3.13am, New York 30 July 11.13pm
Aquarius Full Moon (22 deg) – 15 August
Brisbane 10.29pm, London 1.29pm, New York 8.29am
Virgo New Moon (6 deg) – 30 August
Brisbane 8.36pm, London 11.36am, New York 6.36am
All is going quiet in the Cancer-Capricorn realms, with Mercury the last person left at the party (or should I say funeral?). There’s been a lot welling up from underneath in recent months, and Mercury’s direct movement is finally allowing you to clearly see some hidden pain or recognising the newly claimed space allowing for something to be reborn. The New Moon on 1 August is a time to embrace your love of seeking new paths and expanding your views. Exploring your creativity and expanding yourself through travel, higher education or spiritual studies are all goals to shoot your arrows towards under this New Moon.
Much of the month focuses on expansion with the focus on Leo. The second week of June is super juicy for you, and it’s time to connect with a mentor, or keep your mind open to little lessons the Universe drops in front of you this month. The Sun throws a beneficial light onto your ruler, Jupiter, on 7 August, as you give or receive wisdom, and you’ll feel the inspiring updraft of what is possible buoy you forwards. Then on August 9, Venus in Leo brings sweetness into the equation, helping you stay aligned. Venus in Leo loves playful pleasure and has her own creative gifts, and she encourages you to trust where your heart wants to take you. Taking a leap of faith here can bring exotic new people into your world, from cultures or belief systems other than your own. They are here to expanding your views, and a hopeful outcome follows, especially when the Moon joins Jupiter on 9/10 August. You may need to wait a few days until Jupiter starts moving direct again (11 Aug) to see the fruits of your labours.
Then it’s Mercury’s turn to feel Jupiter’s uplifting winds on 21 August, with big ideas on growth and evolution coming your way. Booking an overseas trip, taking a new course of study, or perhaps meeting with a new group to share philosophical ideas with are all possible scenarios for this. It’s a beautiful energy to have large, roaming conversations under, free thinking and unencumbered, and perhaps something else can blossom forth.
This month brings a second New Moon in it’s final days – the gift of the New Moon in Virgo and a focus on your career path. This is a time to set intentions related to professional development, career goals and taking practical steps towards achieving success. Virgo is meticulous and likes all the details, so writing down all the steps on the path to accomplishment can only help and you’ll feel great achievement as cross each one off the list.
Power dates: 7 to 10 August
Dates to watch: 11 August
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