In addition, August 2016 is full of significant transits involving both the inner and outer planets. Generally, the inner planets affect us personally, the outer planets affect the collective. So, in case you missed it….there’s a lot going on both in the sky and on the planet.
From our perspective on Earth, a New Moon is a conjunction Sun and Moon. Leo is ruled by the Sun and so leonine energy is strong during this period of about 3 days – day before, day of, and day after. All the archetypes are complex, but Leo is generally concerned with creativity, play, fun, and a sociability.
Leo loves an audience, and so must have lots of people around for that to happen. Nothing worse than a lonely, isolated Leo. Leos also have a lot of love to give and need to have at least one someone to give it to. They are generous and gregarious. But their pride and need for admiration can be their ‘downfall’. If they don’t get the appreciation they think they deserve…all hell can break loose. They are masters of ‘attention getting devices’ positive and negative.
This being said, how does this affect the rest of us who are not Sun sign Leos? Remember that we are all the center of our own mini universe and thus we are all ‘Suns’. Allow others to get a chance on stage. Learn to share. To get more love, give more.
We start the month with four planets retrograde. Saturn will turn direct on August 13, leaving Uranus, Neptune and Pluto still retrograde.
Mars will join Saturn in Sagittarius mid-month giving extra energy and will towards goals that have been set during the Saturn retrograde. I love what Steven Forrest says about Saturn work (paraphrasing) “with Saturn you have the choice of exhaustion or depression”. What this means to me is that Saturn sets the task or at least the area where work needs to be done. If you do it, you will get exhausted, but you will make progress and achieve something. If you don’t do it, you will remain where you are and get depressed about it.
The Mars conjunction to Saturn will provide the fire in the belly to do what you need to do. A great time to accomplish something that you know has to be done, but have been ‘too tired’ to do. The ‘hard’ thing about Saturn is that while it is demanding that you ‘do’ something, it takes all your energy away making it harder. Things move sooooo slowly….you may see no results…Like building a mountain one cup of soil at a time. You have to keep at it….. but it seems impossible. Saturn rules TIME.
Now while some see the current square between Saturn and Neptune as difficult I see it as a time when creative inspiration (Neptune) can be manifested (Saturn). Using the energy that will become available when Mars is conjunct Saturn you’ll be able to get a lot done towards accomplish goals that you have until now, only imagined, dreamed about.
Mercury will form a T Square with Saturn and Neptune. That is, it will be opposing Neptune and squaring Saturn. Mercury in Virgo wants you to be prepared by getting all your ducks in a row. Collect your tools, information, personnel or whatever you’ll need to do the ‘work’ at hand. Virgo wants to be prepared. Mercury is the ‘messenger of the gods’, the communicator. It will help you ‘get your message out’ so to speak.
This is all happening while the Sun is in Leo and I feel this New Moon is the launch pad.
GET READY TO CREATE, MANIFEST, AND MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY!!