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 the focus on Leo calls your awareness towards the roles home and family play in your life. As this fixed energy brings triggers to Uranus, there’s tension between old behaviours with your family and the new identity you are trying to carve out. Are old dramas are pulling in you, triggering reactions you said you wouldn’t have? Or family members are questioning your changes? Or the comfort of home life is holding you back from the freedom you crave? The Leo New Moon on 1 August is a chance to set intentions towards what you want, and offers the tenacious energy to then move towards it. And keep going.
As your ruler, Venus, squares Uranus on 2 August, it’s time to shine in your own right and invite others to be with you, or not. Recent months hopefully offered more boundaries and now you know what you will not take on. A lovely trine between Venus and Jupiter on 9 August fills you with the confidence to tackle some old patterns within yourself and open space for new and beautiful energies to take their place. Mercury moves into Leo on 12 August, and you may find it a time to have warm, yet honest conversations with family or household members that allow flexibility and space for everyone involved. Remember, family is always that last test in growth, but they are often the ones who will love us no matter what. With Venus there, love is too, it’s just trusting in it and moving forwards, and the Venus cazimi on 14 August should make it obvious. Bringing soft touches or beauty into these dynamics or places will assist Venus to unify and connect, show others you really do want to be part of things. Kind words, a gift of flowers, or beautiful decorations all invoke Venus!
When Mars moves out of this area on 18th, any frustration or irritability should settle and home will become a warm, inviting space again. Venus then moves her sweetness into Virgo on 21 August, and your domain of creativity, where she loves arts of practical precision and focus, such as knitting, sewing or jewellery creation. If you have laid these aside, you’ll find new sweetness in picking up your artistic tools again. Or it may lie in spending time with your children, and perhaps bringing them into the creative fold. A conjunction between Venus and Mars on 25 August can give you renewed energy and inspiration with these passions again, and when Venus trines Uranus on 27th set aside time to experiment with new ideas and play with unusual pairings. It could also be a great day to surprise a loved one with a fun date or to meet a new and exciting romantic partner.
This month brings a second New Moon in it’s final days – the gift of the New Moon in Virgo – and a chance to revisit gifts you have and offer them to the world in an inspired or creative way. Like a child, this is a month to play and enjoy, create without judgement and offer generously of yourself. So a month to set intentions around children, creative project, even bring some romance in your life!
Power days: 9 & 14 August
Days to watch: 2 & 28 August
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