Happy New Moon in Leo ! It takes place today, July 26 at 3:42 pm PDT.
This is a pretty wonderful New Moon, as it conjuncts benevolent Jupiter who has just newly arrived in Leo last week.
A New Moon heralds new beginnings and opens a fresh new chapter somewhere in your life. A New Moon in Leo supports you in unleashing your creativity and to be self expressive. Leo energy is out there, its extroverted and can be dramatic. This is fiery energy, and its passionate too. The Sun is at its strongest when its in Leo, giving you direct access to your power, your center and your strength.
Jupiter in the mix just makes it that much more dramatic and expressive. Jupiter expands whatever he touches, so some people can really go over the top with this energy. Think BIG love, BIG romance, BIG drama as well as BIG expression, especially when people feel like they're not being considered or given enough attention. Really, it all depends what you do with the energy.
Mars in Scorpio is also square this New Moon in Leo, which throws an element of intensity into the mix. It's a square as well, which means its energy that takes effort to channel. Mars in Scorpio doesn't trust too easily, which means he ends up trying to control outcomes. He can be jealous too, which again is about lack of trust. But, you can use Mars in Scorpio's intensity to help to fuel your plans and to thrust yourself forward. Just avoid falling into the trap of trying to control other people.
Jupiter adds an element of luck to this whole month! If you've been thinking about taking a risk, this could be one of the best months of the year in which to do it. Jupiter provides opportunity too, so watch for the signs and then take action. All signs can benefit from this energy, although those with planets or angles in Leo will likely feel it the most.
Leo energy is also all about children, as well as the inner child. What gives you joy? What makes you happy? Be as childlike as you need to be. Many of us need to find that joy that may have gone by the wayside in the natural course of everyday routine and duties. It's time to go out there and do what makes you feel joyful and happy. What puts a skip in your step? For me, I love doing touristy things and riding the Train in Stanley Park. Yup, its for kids, but I love it. Or the Greater Vancouver Zoo - I haven't done that in years. Or, just grab the kids and set out on an adventure, or a weekend getaway.
Leo also likes to keep his appearance up to snuff, and definitely has a flair with colour and design. This can be a great time to get a new haircut, invest in new clothes or do whatever it is that makes you feel good about yourself. Maybe its time to rearrange/redecorate the patio, or add some flair or colour to your nest somehow. Leo energy supports you in all of that.
New Moons are symbolic of what will happen over the course of the coming month. Take a few minutes today and set your intention for what you would like to manifest. Since Leo rules the heart, following it is your best gateway to success right now, in ALL areas of your life.