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New Moon in Leo
July 26, 2014

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Here's the chart for the Leo New Moon:
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The sign of Leo is associated with one's self-confidence, personal will and dramatic expression. The house that Leo occupies in the natal chart shows an area of life where one has a need for recognition. It is where one can be prideful, self-centered, and domineering, as well as loyal, generous, and affectionate. Leo is a radiant and loving sign symbolically represented by the Sun and the heart. The role of personal or individual self-expression, which manifests as fertility and creativity, becomes emphasized during Leo. Issues involving royalty and government rulers, gold, the stock market, the entertainment industry, professional sports and children, become accentuated during the Leo cycle.

Sun & Moon square Mars:
Competitive energy can quickly turn aggressive, vengeful, and violent. However, the same intense energy can be successfully directed toward a creative enterprise, a transformative process, or the ending of a conflict.

Venus opposite Pluto:
Extremes of passion or pleasure. An obsession with beauty, glamor, power, and prestige. Latent feelings surface and circumstances require cooperation and compromise.
Contention between those holding power and the values of the public.

Saturn quincunx Uranus:
Achieving independence while remaining responsible to others is challenging. Adjusting to unexpected situations can be especially difficult because of the interruption to your work. However, once you've adapted, your work will flow more smoothly.

The key phrase for Leo is "I WILL":
This is an excellent cycle to express yourself creatively. It's about developing your mental will, emotional determination and physical fortitude. Trust, courage and generosity are vital to success.

Our advice for this cycle:
There is a tremendous amount of energy this cycle, and you would be best served by directing it into some form of creative expression. Otherwise, you may be challenged by obstacles and problems by others in your environment. Tempers are quick to flair and manipulative tactics abound. Resist the urge to take sides or embrace extreme behaviors. You must get clear regarding your position, and move forward with constructive action, while taking the feelings of others into consideration.

We recommend using this cycle to own your creativity and shine your inner light out into the world. Play with the seeds of intention you planted in April. Approach them from a new perspective. Look at life through the eyes of an inquisitive child. Let love have artistic reign. Step beyond the ego to glimpse visions of your spiritual essence. Remember that it is the inner dialogue that ultimately creates your reality.

Leo correlates to Trust on the Medicine Wheel. Your growth during the Cancer cycle brought you the confidence necessary for your continued development. It's time to trust your self and your beliefs in order to assure your intentions are manifested.

Questions you might explore for personal insight include:

  • How do you express yourself?
  • What are some other ways you could express yourself?
  • When do you feel most radiant and vital?
  • Who in your life is an example of a good steward?
  • Where and with whom would life be easier if you were more generous and affectionate?
  • What makes your heart sing?
  • What tugs at your heart?
  • What brings out your confidence?
  • When are you most courageous?

Affirm: I willingly open my heart to love.

Attune to the qualities of Leo with a 3-minute tarot meditation on either of the two Tarot archetypes below:


Strength teaches us how to still the mind, center the heart, clear the emotions, and radiate Love and Light.

Ruled by the Sun, she represents the fusion of heart and mind into a powerful force for action. Confer with Strength whenever you wish to harness the ego, be an agent for creative action, express your divine essence, generate courage.


The Sun teaches us to enjoy the moment, to appreciate life, liberty and love, to be whole, to radiate joy, and to embrace the Light.

The Sun represents the universal life force. Confer with The Sun to hold positive thoughts, to energize or revitalize the body, and to facilitate self-realization.

Quote for this cycle:

"Creativity is not a talent; it's a way of operating."
John Cleese (1939 - ) English actor, comedian, writer and film producer

A Mandala is a powerful meditational devise for creating sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or color the Leo Mandala for this cycle.

You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.

Please check out Lynn Keefer's Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below or the link above to see a larger version of the Cancer New Moon Mandala she colored last month and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.

Find more on the nature of this lunation cycle in our What's Up Guide.

Visit our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar, where you'll find moon phase and sign information in your choice of 8 time zones. If you use and like our calendar, please click on the Facebook icon in the upper left corner of the time zone you use. Speaking of Facebook, we invite you to visit our page facebook.com/ZodiacArtsLunarPhases, which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to work effectively with the current phase.

Donna Drozda's LifeCycle Forecast gives us an overview of the year 2014, which she calls the YEAR OF THE VISION QUEST: Emerge and See. Keep up with her updates on her blog and subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.

In addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you to visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:

Margaret Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.

Jessica Shepherd at Moon Kissed Astrology has a sweet piece titled Leo New Moon: Step into the Light

April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her essay NEW MOON IN LEO: WALKING THE CIRCLE.

Stephanie Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription. She usually shares her insights on the new and full moons. We also recommend her book, Planetary Apothecary.

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