New Moon in Leo, August 18, 2020

We get a mix of bitter and sweet on this New Moon at 26° 35′ Leo on 18 August 2020, 07:42 PM PDT. The Leo Sun, Moon and Mercury get a taste of each with a supportive trine from Mars in Aries and a challenging inconjunct from Saturn in Capricorn. We may start out feeling like we’re free again only to run smack into some immovable boundaries. In order to lessen the pain, it might be a good idea to double check the facts to make sure the path we’ve chosen is actually clear. One thing we will notice on this New Moon is a creative blossoming on many levels, in our personal lives as well as in the collective as a whole.

We can’t overlook the fact Mars in Aries also squares Saturn in Capricorn, a deeply frustrating aspect if there ever was one. This square is in cardinal signs which intensifies the feeling of attempting to drive with the brakes on. Mars in Aries lives to be in motion and being blocked by Saturn in Capricorn for whatever reason is hard to take. Mind you, the reasons for preventing us from taking action are most likely quite sound but that only goes so far towards easing the pervasive frustration. Nonetheless we’ll probably have to suck it up and behave like adults instead of throwing a temper tantrum like a two year old.

In addition to the fiery inspiration of the Leo Sun-Moon-Mercury trine Mars in Aries strengthening creative energy, two other aspects are adding their support as well. The Venus in Cancer-Uranus in Taurus sextile is perfect for coming up with new and unusual ideas for giving our homes a face lift. Venus-Uranus aspects are great for looking at our relationships with fresh eyes and coming up with innovative ways to improve those as well.

Then there is Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces, an ongoing influence doing its best to alleviate painful situations in our society at large through practical expressions of compassion. If we are ready to move past denial (Neptune in Pisces) and start dealing with uncomfortable realities (Pluto in Capricorn), the help we need is there for the asking (Jupiter in Capricorn). That it won’t be easy is a given.

Here is one idea for working with the discordant energies of this New Moon in Leo in order to eventually achieve positive results. We can emulate successful professionals in the creative fields such as writers, artists, musicians, actors, dancers, etc. These people are almost always asked to work within a defined framework and do so day after day. In fact this illustrates one clear difference between a talented amateur and a successful professional. Professional artisans don’t have the luxury of working whenever the mood strikes them or the atmosphere is just right. In order to get paid, they need to keep on going no matter what. If we view the constraints the Capricorn crew places upon the Leo and Aries planets as a challenge to work around rather than a major road block, we may find we too can do amazing things in our lives.

Please take time on this wonderful Leo New Moon to so something just for the fun of it too. Remember to look for the humor and laugh at Life’s absurdities. Love and peace to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

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