August 18th, 2020
Sun &Moon at 26°35′ Leo
10: 42 pm EST
With this New Moon at 26 degrees of Leo we are embracing the sphere of creative expression, joy and pleasure. A new lunar cycle presents an opportunity to start new projects and to find new layers of energy within to inspire you towards becoming your authentic self. The portals to the essence of our souls are open, and we are invited to explore the creative life in search of self-discovery, satisfaction, and as a result, more authentic connection to all beings.
We have been transformed within the last few weeks through dramatic events, after the eclipse season and a series of retrogrades we began a new cycle with a new sense of power and self understanding.
The Sun symbolizes our identity, individual destiny, and the power of creative expression, which are the qualities attributed to the sign of Leo: self-expression, self-knowledge, self-realization. The energy of this New Moon directs us towards the deeper psychological and spiritual meaning of the Sun where the conscious and unconscious unify in a person. In Jungian psychology this state of unity is symbolized by the Self, also representing the Psyche. As we experience the New Moon we are blessed with an opportunity to readjust.
Psychologically and symbolically, it’s the time of realigning our destinies with the Sun on the quest of self-realization. The energy of Leo activates your sun sign, so if your Sun is in Cancer in the 9th house it supports your expression through foreign travels, bringing teaching and publishing opportunities in search for true meaning; if your Sun is in Capricorn in 5th house, SheUniverse will boost your creative expression in a structured way, enhancing your career and placing you in a spot light.
Sun on its travel through the Zodiac develops new skills and insights. After the transition through nearly the entire sign of Leo we gained the understanding of our own uniqueness, and our talents, what brings into us that creative sparkle and joy. Now it is time to embrace this knowledge and implement these skills in a more organized way as the Sun is entering the sign of Virgo on August 22nd.
The major aspect of this New Moon is the Grand Fire Trine with the Moon and Sun in Leo, Mars in its own sign of Aries, and the South Node in Sagittarius indicating a possible change within the ideological basis of our society. Inspired realization that the new approach is not only possible but also essential. Hope that ultimately, we will reject the outdated structures of our society, with its institutions established centuries ago, as unfit to effectively serve us, and stand for collaborative process, communal becoming, and collective dreaming! As we reimagine our world, taking to the streets and amplifying the voices on the brims of official culture and society to get to the core, Earth’s heartbeat, our species awakens to the utopian bliss. Everything is possible with all that fire in action, and the Sun and Mars in their own signs!
This New Moon is taking place in the 10th Nakshatra MAGHA known as the Star Of Power. In Jyotish astrology the New Moons aren’t as auspicious as the Full Moons, since the Moon is invisible… It is advised to perform a ritual or begin a new project preferably 3 days after the New Moon in order to harness the positive energy that comes with its growth.
As for Magha Moon Mansion, it invites us to step into our personal power. This position brings honors, and achievement of goals, it has a royal quality and it is known for its generosity and wisdom.
This Nakshatra has a strong association with our ancestors. We realize that our position in life, our profession, our ideas, and what we possess, may have come to us down a long lineage. But we may also become interested in past life regression to have a look at the experiences of our soul independent of purely physical ancestry… It also brings interest in ancient wisdom, hence it is an auspicious time to explore the Vedic gnosis.
Yannanda, The One Who Speaks With The Stars