New Moon in Leo- August 21, 2017
This upcoming new moon will also be a total solar eclipse. During a solar eclipse, the moon is exactly in front of the sun. This will have a significant impact on every person, no matter their zodiac sign. Exactly how it will affect you will depend upon on how you use its strong energies. Old behaviors, habits, and patterns should be reviewed, as you are given a real chance to make changes for yourself and your future. If you allow yourself to embrace the unknown, then this will feel less disruptive. You can consciously create new and positive changes!
The previous full moon was in the sign of Aquarius. Many truths were revealed to us during that time, which allowed us to see what no longer serves a purpose for our life. While this may have been an unsettling experience, it provided an opportunity to accept and let go of the old to make room for the new. Lucky for us, this Leo new moon helps us to do just that. What do you want to be passionate about? What do you want to create for your life? Are you willing to learn from your past heartaches and loss and open up your heart to love? The temptation to take action based on our egos will be an option, but it is not the only one. Making choices that benefit more than just ourselves have a better chance at success in the long run. By focusing on what will work out vs what won't, you can stay encouraged and attract more positive occurrences into your life.
The August 2017 eclipse season reminds us there is no good or bad. These fated events are here to help us evolve and keep moving forward in our own unique journey. The point of an eclipse is to speed up our growth and push us past our comfort zone. That can be easily done if we move with the energy and give up resistance. This new moon also ties into Mercury's retrograde in Leo/Virgo. Planet Mercury works with the Leo/Virgo influence by encouraging clear communication with ourselves and others to better achieve our goals. It's helpful to be aware that with such potent effects from these planets, there is bound to be some upheaval. If you tend to be reactive, impulsive, reckless etc., then this energy will exacerbate these expressions. Finding ways to stay grounded is of the utmost importance now. Reading something inspirational or writing out what you wish to manifest will go a long way. This will help to transform your true desires into reality! Look forward to what will unfold naturally by keeping an open mind and an open heart. I hope you all find encouragement and joy from this event!
- Juliana M. Fanucchi
Juliana uses astrology to understand how the planets can affect us on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level. Raised as a Nichiren Buddhist, she studies other metaphysical interests like numerology, music, tarot, and gemstones. She received her 200 hour yoga certification in December 2016. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. You can follow her on Instagram- instagram.com/whooliana.