On July 31, 2019 (or August 1, 2019 depending on location) we will enter a new moon phase in the zodiac sign of Leo. All new moons are about planting seeds and new beginnings. This moon is all about personal power and beginnings where that power is actualized. The Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars will all be in Leo during this moon, opening the door for fresh perspective, new action, and even new love. This is a bright and positive moon full of new possibilities. This new moon is a much needed breath of fresh air after the cosmic turbulence of multiple planetary retrogrades in July and the 2019 eclipse season.
Mercury went retrograde back on July 7th and will be stationing direct in the zodiac sign of Cancer on July 31st. Mercury retrograde is a well known cosmic event that can disrupt communications, plans, technology, and travel. The advice of a Mercury Retrograde season is about slowing down and reviewing and where we need re-direction. Mercury going direct coinciding this moon is a call to action. It is time to pick up where you left off at the end of June. What new action is needed on your goals after the mercury pause?
We are coming out the 2019 Eclipse season of July. Eclipses are strong cosmic events that often remove people and things from our lives. This past eclipse season may have cleared a path and aided Pluto’s retrograde in decluttering your life. This new moon gives us a clean slate to start anew.
The Sun rules Leo who represents “me” or “I” in the zodiac. It is an energy of our personal power and solar plexus chakra often represented by the king of the jungle- the lion. It is an energy about where we stand strong and where we can stand stronger. This is a very masculine go-getter energy. Leo energy loves being noticed and taking the spotlight. Leo energy is about standing tall, being true to yourself and values. Leo energy loves to bring people together and is often generous and loving. The Strength card in the tarot is the major arcana card representation of Leo. It is an energy about taming the beast within and overcoming tough emotions and doubt to achieve our goals. Leo, unevolved, can be very proud and attention seeking. He can also be overbearing and controlling. Be careful of pomp and circumstance just to protect your ego.
Venus moved into Leo in the latter part of July, the ruler of love, money, and aesthetic. This new moon may bring in new love or ignite passion in a long standing connection. You may feel a jolt of confidence and put yourself out there in a way you never have before. You may feel a bit extra. This is an aspect that pushes us to be bold in love-to take center stage. You may also be tempted to overindulge in the finer things and be more generous to your fellow man. Venus is also about higher learning and devotion. Your gestures of devotion may also be on the side of the dramatic.
Mars is the planet of action, war, and aggression. After the stalemate of Mercury Retrograding, this energy is a necessary propulsion to do what needs to be done to reach our goals. Mars can be a harried and pushy energy. It can be a bit rash and impulsive. Mars can make people speak harshly and act in a way that is not well thought through. Being in Leo, Mars may motivate you to rush towards a new opportunity that symbolizes your personal power. It may also push you to leap before you think. However, Venus is a feminine energy that will help soften the Mars aspect to this moon, so you can take needed action that isn’t just out of impulse.
Uranus is in Taurus and will have a heavy aspect to this moon. Uranus shakes things up and disrupts established order. An event or situation may bubble up that challenges the status quo. This may seem unsettling or hard to digest, but Uranus is clearing away something stealing your personal power. With Uranus being in Taurus, who rules the second house of finances, the shakeup may have to do with spending or something consuming your coins that is hindering your personal power. Uranus energy can seem disruptive, but this planet is clearing a path for your highest good. Allow whatever it knocks down to pass out of your life. This is a necessary obstacle for you to work through.
Neptune and Chiron will also have aspects to this moon. Neptune energy is about dreams and spirituality. Neptune energy can be positive in that it lets us dream big, but he can also create confusion and cloud our judgement on what is realistic. Allow yourself to dream big, but don’t get too lost in fantasy or make a commitment that isn’t maintainable. With Chiron being in the mix, currently in Aries, areas of healing will come up for review. Chiron will aid in healing areas affecting personal power. What past pain or events are causing you self doubt? It’s time to see it as part of your story that has made you all the wiser. No more excuses.
Keep in mind the negative aspects of the planetary energy at work here. Get all the facts before making a big move. Don’t cling to something needing to make an exit. Stay in the present. The past cannot be undone.
There is a lot of big energy around this moon. It’s time to be bold and put yourself out there. What action is needed over the next months to reach your goals of 2019? What lessons have you gained? It’s time to embrace your personal power and walk forward with confidence. You’ve got this!
On July 16, 2019 we experienced a partial lunar eclipse coinciding the start of a full moon phase in the zodiac sign of Capricorn. This cosmic event is also occurring while five planets are in retrograde, one of which being Saturn, who rules Capricorn.
This is the last eclipse of the year and will amplify the energy surrounding the full moon. Eclipses are known for eclipsing things out of our lives. With the ruler of karma, Saturn, in retrograde in its home sign, the practical hard working, Capricorn, exits will be bringing in much needed balance and calling due on karmic debts. What you have been putting out into the collective consciousness, will be coming back to roost.
Saturn also controls the archetype of the father and who has power, authority or control over us. A shift in who we perceive as authority and what has authority over our lives will be a focus.
Where have you been limiting yourself? What power or control are you freely giving away that is rightfully yours? Who old lies are you telling yourself as to why you cannot achieve your goals? What is keeping you chained and bound?
Capricorn energy is very straight forward and direct. As the oldest earth sign, Cappies are well grounded in practicality. You’ll be seeing where it’s time to turn off the nonsense and get real and honest with yourself and aspects of your life that are holding you back or need revisiting.
A heavy focus on career and your presentation to the world will come into focus. Am I doing what brings me joy? Are my efforts better served elsewhere? How I am contributing?
This energy will likely illuminate the areas where more work is needed and where you are stuck. It will also illuminate what it’s time to give up and let go of. Eclipse energy can often be sudden and unexpected. Relationships end. Lives pass on to the next plane. You may find you’ve totally lost interest in people, places, or things that you once greatly enjoyed. Capricorn energy is one of the most honest it the zodiac.
The endings that may be experienced are fated. It’s what you need to let go of, even if you may not feel ready to.