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Over the course of 28 days, the moon makes its way through every phase of the lunar cycle. Think of it like a journey with a beginning, middle and end. However, every story has to start somewhere, and your new moon horoscopes will set the tone for the kick-off to your next journey!
It doesn’t matter who you are or how hard you’ve worked toward your dreams. It takes courage, dedication and passion to remain true to yourself, but there is no greater superpower. With this in mind, the new moon phase marks the beginning of the lunar cycle. This occurs when the sun and the moon—a symbol of the sacred masculine and divine feminine energies within us—meet at the exact same degree of a specific zodiac sign.
The irony of this lunar phase? Despite the moon’s lack of visibility in the sky, the potent strength stemming from these two ever-glowing luminaries coming together is nothing short of divine! Remember, the moon is a representation of your intuition, emotional world and your shadow self, while the sun represents your ego, physical identity and life force. Also, the same way Cancer is ruled by the moon, Leo is ruled by the sun, making this lunation even more powerful than usual; a similar level of empowering intensity as last month’s new moon in Cancer. After all, the sun thrives and shines brighter than ever when it’s glimmering through Leo—the sun’s favorite zodiac sign—which already validates the positive energy flowing from this lunation.
Creative and childlike, Leo’s fixed fire energy is equally as expressive as it is heart-centered. The archetype of this sparkling zodiac sign has everything to do with the inner child as well as one’s definition of joy, happiness and pleasure. Governed by the sun, which also happens to be the center of our solar system, it’s no wonder those born with Leo placements are the very definition of royalty, leadership and passion!
The new moon in Leo takes place on July 28 at 1:55 p.m. ET.
However, before we gas them up too much, let’s not forget there’s also a shadow side to this flamboyant fire sign, which is where ego, pride and temper tantrums come into play. For reference, check which astrological house belongs to Leo in your birth chart; this is where you’re most likely to shine effortlessly but, by at the same time, you might be more prone to pettiness and self-centered behavior. More importantly, however, the lion is a symbol of our life-giving spirit. It governs the heart, as it is the center of all creation and energetic flow. Leo’s fifth house of rulership is also symbolic fertility, children and the solar plexus chakra, which is a source of our personal power. Spiritually, this is where our hearts recognize our consciousness, and where we combine our personality and soul energy in order to radiate love.
With all of that being said, the moon will vanish into the sky at 6 degrees Leo on July 28 at exactly 1:55 p.m. ET. This means the moon is renewing itself through the energy of this fixed fire sign, which means you’re being presented with the opportunity to bring a little more Leo love into your life! Think of where have you been inhibiting yourself or perhaps even dimming your light. Pour some of Leo’s sunshine right onto those wounds and express yourself! You are meant to be seen, because there is no such thing as another you.
In harmony with Jupiter retrograde in Aries, this lunation is now only providing a clean slate to set intentions, but also amplifying, expanding and supporting your new beginning in the process. The essence of Jupiter is always auspicious, so don’t be discouraged by its retrograde influence. If anything, this new beginning may start off a little slower than you’d hoped, but even still there’s no guarantee. Trust it, and follow your heart. You’re in the process of integrating new colorful facets of your individuality, and the momentum will continue to progress. Something spectacular is being initiated and this new beginning has your name on it.
Release all expectations and let the universe take the wheel.
After going head-to-head with vivacious Mars on July 26, clever Mercury (the planet of communication, messages, thought process and immediate surroundings) will be challenged by change-maker Uranus (the planet of chaos, disruption, breakthroughs and the higher mind) and the North Node in Taurus, which means that in addition to being greeted with the “unexpected,” this exhilarating synergy could also bring profound clarity and insight. This could be anything from a new announcement or shift in direction, while others experience a sudden change of heart. Mercury in Leo wants to be recognized and celebrated, but Uranus is bringing some interesting shock value for the win. Release all expectations and let the universe take the wheel!
If your sun sign, moon sign or rising sign falls under any of the following zodiac signs, the upcoming full moon will rock your world. Here’s why:
How The New Moon In Leo Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign
You’re the whole package and it’s about time you recognize this about yourself, Aries! First and foremost, with so much astrological traction occurring in your stability-seeking second house of money and values, energies surrounding your morals, sensual pleasures and definition of comfort are more than likely top of mind. Your celestial ruler—Mars— as well as the Uranus-North Node conjunction are making your need for security an especially prominent factor at this time. And if you think about it, this all very much aligns with the essence of this lunation, as it is encouraging you to embody your unique vibration without fear, guilt or hesitation!
Your confidence (or lack thereof) could be tested during this new moon, but if you happen to find these energies triggering your sense of pride, it’s all the more reason to reflect on everything from your idea of happiness to the fears/doubts stifling your self-expression. You’re birthing a new world for you and your inner child, so don’t be afraid to shower it with love!
You’re the star of the show! With the North Node of Destiny moving through your zodiac sign, you’re the leader everyone is relying on at the moment. Everyone has a little bit of Leo’s pizzazz in their birth chart, and this is especially true for you as it governs your royal fourth house of home, family matters, ancestral lineage and emotional foundations. This doesn’t mean you were born with a golden spoon in your mouth… but you’re also ruled by Venus, so you know a thing or two about the royal treatment!
However, with aggressive Mars, erratic Uranus and the North Node simultaneously transiting your zodiac sign, you could feel as if you’re at the precipice of a massive breakthrough, and you wouldn’t be lying! Everything from your physical appearance to your personal identity is transforming, but the new moon in Leo is taking things a step even further. Do you feel comfortable embodying this new-and-improved version of yourself with your loved ones? You are building yourself up again from the ground up, and all you need to do is be yourself. Also, your values may or may not align with those instilled in you once upon a time, and that’s OK. It’s time to embrace what *you* think and believe in what *you* believe.
In order to have a new beginning, you must release what no longer serves you, Gemini. This is especially true when considering the fact that hardcore Mars, unpredictable Uranus and the North Node of Destiny are simultaneously moving through your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, inhibitions and unconscious patterns. Moreover, July’s new moon in Leo will bring you an abundance energy and sustenance, paving the way for new beginnings influence your perspective, communication style and immediate network. It all has to do with the metamorphosis you may be undergoing internally!
In addition to setting yourself free from self-sabotaging patterns and feelings of imprisonment, a part of you is finally seeing the truth behind a particular situation, perhaps one surrounding what you value when it comes to your interpersonal exchanges, and local community. The moon will luckily harmonize with expansive Jupiter which, in turn, provides you with the hope and inspiration you need to break free from whatever may be holding you back. Your celestial ruler—Mercury—will likely bring unexpected news or shed light on something that was hidden from your conscious mind. Prepare for shakeups!
Nothing is supposed to stay the same, so there’s no use in dwelling on the nostalgia of it all. In fact, what your morals were once upon a time may not necessarily align with your core values today, and that’s a sign of growth! With passionate Mars, individualistic Uranus and the North Node conjugating in your 11th house of friends, society, community affairs and individual freedom, many of you Cancers are taking a closer look at your visions of the future and the dynamic of your social networks.
Are you genuinely fulfilled by the people you’re spending time with? Or are you keeping up with the Joneses? With the new moon in Leo shaking up your second house of comfort, money, security and self-esteem, you could be feeling inspired about your personal evolution, despite whether it revolves around the status quo. There could also be a new hobby or potential investment you’re passionate about pursuing, which is great considering the new moon’s connection to lucky Jupiter in your career sector. New opportunities are afoot, but this may require a certain amount of courage and risk from your end. Are you ready for it?
Happy new moon, Leo! You get to experience the power of one new moon in Leo per year, so I hope you make the best of this lovely lunation. Having said that, in addition to celebrating another birthday season, the sun’s conjunction with the moon in your zodiac sign sign is equivalent to a blank canvas for you to color and creatively experiment with. Only you have access to this celestial paintbrush, so be sure to give it all you’ve got!
The new moon will form an inspiring trine to Jupiter, the planet of abundance, prosperity and expansion, which will fan the flames of your Leo fire. In addition to harnessing your unique authenticity and personal power, the essence of larger-than-life Jupiter is helping you amplify these charming attributes so that you can share them with the rest of the world. Whether it be through media, publishing or via social media, it’s important to remember that authenticity is your greatest superpower! Intense Mars, rebellious Uranus and the North Node of Destiny are also conjugating in your public 10th house of career, reputation and public persona, suggesting a potential opportunity that could bring both exciting and unexpected change. Stay tuned!
If you’re feeling inspired to surrender and/or make peace with the past, you’re on the right track, Virgo! After all, with the new moon bringing magic, fertility and new beginnings to your 12th house of closure, dreams, inhibitions and all things behind the scenes, something that’s been lying dormant beneath the surface could suddenly come to life in ways you were not expecting.
This is especially true when considering passionate Mars, erratic Uranus and the North Node of Destiny are moving through your expansive ninth house of belief systems, as you are likely beginning to see something, someone and/or a particular situation with a brand-new pair of lenses. Take a step back and consider the big picture, because everything looks different in the light of morning Having said that, your core values are likely in a flux as well, which is why this time of introspection can feel like both a blessing and a curse. There may also be a past burden or fear stifling your current reality, and if that’s the case, this clean slate could turn out to be more positive than you realize!
Your personal commitments and/or entanglements don’t necessarily define you, Libra. Although, if there is a certain connection or past burden affecting your self confidence, then consider this an opportunity to reflect, heal and turn the page! July’s new moon in Leo will touch down on your 11th house of associations, community affairs, social networks and individual freedom, bringing new beginnings to themes surrounding your hopes, dreams and future visions.
However, with intense Mars, unpredictable Uranus and the North Node of Destiny charging through your intimate eighth house of mergers, shared resources and soul-to-soul connections, you could find yourself feeling at odds between your sense of belonging in the world, especially when it comes to your current commitment (or lack thereof) to another person. Don’t be afraid to make readdress the terms and reassert your boundaries.!The way you connect with others, whether personally or professionally, is changing in a major way. Your people-pleasing days are over, so stand firm in your truth!
What are you passionate about, Scorpio? Don’t be afraid to shout it from the rooftops. Besides, you’re in the midst of a powerful metamorphosis, one of which is requiring you to shed more of your snakeskin, and step into your divine light. Whether creatively or romantically, the cosmos are urging you to take charge of your life, and July’s new moon in Leo is no exception!
Igniting your 10th house of authority, career, public persona and reputation in the larger world, you’re not only being presented with an opportunity to redefine your professional goals and executive endeavors, but also being guided to cultivate more mindfulness in your day-to-day, thanks to lucky Jupiter! Working hard doesn’t have to be miserable, so find ways to enjoy the process. You’re worthy of doing something you love every single day, so no need to fear what’s ahead! The uncertainty you’re feeling is part of the journey. Although, it’s important to be mindful of the energies and/or relationships that are creating blockages in your path, as the new moon will face off with rebellious Uranus in the seventh house of contractual agreements and significant others. If something feels off, it probably is. Follow your inner bliss.
If it makes your heart skip a beat, then chances are it’s worth the risk, Sagittarius. Are you ready to follow your dreams? July’s new moon in Leo will ignite your exotic ninth house of expansion, wisdom and unknown territory, but it gets better! The new moon in Leo will harmonize with your lucky planetary ruler—Jupiter—all while bringing abundance and prosperity to your fifth house of love, passion, creativity and self-expression. In other words, you’re feeling pretty damn inspired on this new moon!
Whether it be personally or professionally speaking, one thing’s for sure: there are a number of doors opening for you at this time, but you may need to sort out your priorities before walking through any of them. While passionate Mars, freedom-seeking Uranus and the North Node of Destiny transit through your sixth house of daily due diligence, you’re being called to reflect on the foundation of your work-life balance, namely when it comes to your day-to-day lifestyle. Productivity doesn’t necessarily bring fulfillment, so be honest with yourself about what you need.
Are you confident with the idea of merging with another mind, body and soul, Capricorn? Your heart’s desires may or may not necessarily align with your commitments to a significant other, and this is precisely what you’re being called to reflect on. This new moon will renew itself in the fiery sign of Leo, healing up your intimate eighth house of sex, mergers and shared resources. Whether this new moon is sparking a new beginning centered on your financial investments—or even a passionate love affair—you’re being drawn towards a transformative moment.
Because of this new moon’s harmonious alignment with lucky and larger-than-life Jupiter, you’re feeling prepared to take a risk with your heart, making a decision that aligns with you emotionally and intuitively, leaving you with a sense of security. The catch? Honesty is the best policy, and you know this firsthand. However, Mercury will simultaneously clash rebellious Uranus which could, in turn, bring forth some unexpected shake-ups in your personal life. This could be anything from a sudden change of heart, or a new romantic suitor who turns your world upside down.
Your one-on-one relationships are a reflection of you, Aquarius. And with the moon renewing itself through passionate and creative Leo—your opposite zodiac sign—it’s laying down the groundwork for a new beginning in your committed seventh house of compromise, contractual agreements and significant others. The cosmos are presenting you with an opportunity to start again, because your whole understanding of relationships is changing for the better!
Is there something you’d like to get off your chest? How can you continue being your most authentic self when it comes to your partnerships? The same goes for those of you who feel inhibited with regards to embodying your truth with a friend, lover and/or business partner. After all, with aggressive Mars, innovative Uranus and the North Node encouraging change in your fourth house of emotional foundations, something inside of you—or perhaps with regards to your family dynamic—is changing in a major way. These changes will naturally reflect the status of your one-on-one connections. Finding a healthy middle ground, where you can be honest with yourself and the people around you, is the goal!
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself! If you feel the desire to speak from the heart on this new moon, it’s no coincidence. This is especially true if you’re a Pisces who’s also committed to a strenuous routine and/or strict work schedule. July’s new moon in Leo will ignite your responsible sixth house of daily rituals, health habits and acts of service, bringing a blast of colorful energy to your day-to-day life. A new beginning is unfolding, imbuing everything from your sense of wellness to your perspective of productivity.
With passionate Mars, unpredictable Uranus and the North Node of Destiny revolutionizing your third house of communication, thought process and immediate surroundings, the way you perceive the world around you is shifting! Ideas are flowing through your brain like electricity, so don’t deny your genius. Although this is all for your highest good, your new outlook could be at odds with your current routine. Nevertheless, the moon’s harmonious trine with lucky Jupiter is supporting you every step of the way, both when it comes to your self confidence as well as your sense of security. Don’t be afraid to put your foot down, especially if you’re feeling protective over something you’re genuinely passionate about. It’s time to integrate more of what makes you happy into your daily lifestyle.