A new moon occurs in Leo on August 2nd at 4:45PM ET. A Leo new moon is a time to have some fun! Leo is the sign of our hobbies, romance and dating, our inner child (and actual children). Leo is a positive fire sign and just wants us to let loose and enjoy ourselves. It was a difficult first half of 2016 and more is to come soon, so enjoy the nice energy while we have it. Make time for your hobbies, take time away from the stuffy and boring, and focus on the carefree and sweet. Treat yourself well and treat others with warmth. If single, be sociable and play the field; if in a relationship, make it feel like it did when you first met. Have weekend getaways or fun vacations or throw parties. Laugh like you mean it.
Leo is creative and and rules the spotlight, drama, the theater, and entertainment industry, so we can focus more on celebrity and celebrity culture but in a fun way, embrace our creativity, and enjoy being theatrical. Sing in the rain, dance with wolves (well, not wolves, maybe your dog).
This new moon is trine (positive aspect, four signs away) transit (moving) Saturn in Sagittarius, so while we’re off having fun, we can be responsible about it and not get carried away. There’s still work to be done, after all, and Saturn keeps us from being irresponsible with that. This combo can be great for using creativity in our work and being productive with our creative energy, so try to find ways to infuse your creative energy into the mundane.
This new moon occurs at 10 degrees 57 minutes Leo, so the aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 8 degrees 57 minutes - 12 degrees 57 minutes Leo
Sextile: 8 degrees 57 minutes - 12 degrees 57 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 8 degrees 57 minutes - 12 degrees 57 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 8 degrees 57 minutes - 12 degrees 57 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Opposition: 8 degrees 57 minutes - 12 degrees 57 minutes Aquarius
A full moon occurs in Aquarius on August 18th at 5:27AM ET. Aquarius wants us to look at things from a wider perspective than Leo, and while full moon’s tend to be more emotional, we can be more detached with this full moon, striving to think things through better and look at all of the information we have. We can consider the way our decisions and actions impact not only the people around us, but the world. This can make us more charitable and willing to take up a good cause so we can contribute to the world in some way. We can come together as a group, and we can see how we all fit together but still allow each other to be ourselves.
If we feel like someone is trying to fit us in a box, we can rebell in a big way, craving independence and freedom. We may see more people behaving this way, protesting and pushing against social norms or authority figures. It can be a good full moon to go against the grain and challenge traditional thoughts, beliefs, and ways of living.
This full moon is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) transit Uranus in Aries, and Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius, so we can feel quite at ease with this energy, and find it easier to step outside of comfort zones, be independent, and create change. There may be some sort of change that comes with this full moon. The full moon is also quincunx (hard aspect, five signs away) transit Jupiter in Virgo, and since quincunxes are erratic energy, there can be some adjustments that need to be made relating to expansion, practicality, higher education, travel, work/jobs, health, beliefs/religion, or daily life.
This full moon occurs at 25 degrees 41 minutes Aquarius. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 23 degrees 41 minutes - 27 degrees 41 minutes Aquarius
Sextile: 23 degrees 41 minutes - 27 degrees 41 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Square: 23 degrees 41 minutes - 27 degrees 41 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 23 degrees 41 minutes - 27 degrees 41 minutes Gemini or Libra
Opposition: 23 degrees 41 minutes - 27 degrees 41 minutes Leo
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations