My Wildest Astrology – New Moon in Leo – August 18, 2020
By Laura Biagi, Ph.D.
On August 18, 2020, at 9:42pm CST, the Sun, Moon, and Mercury will conjunct (share the same degrees in their sky location) at 26°34’’ degrees of Leo, creating a trine (120° angle) with Mars in Aries.
A LOT OF FIRE, that is! This will affect you in various ways, depending on your birth chart. In general, however, this new moon invites us to sit still in the heart of our passionate flames to listen to our hearts.
What matters to you right now? What makes you burn with inspiration? What is being purified by the flames of moment-by-moment experience to allow a new level of identity and awareness to come to life?
In medical astrology, the sign of Leo corresponds to the physical heart and, emotionally, to the “brave heart” of the cour-ageous ones (courage comes from the French “coeur,” heart).
A New Moon phase is a good time to open up to new possibilities: listen to your heart with kindness and wait for inspiration.
It is NOT a good time to rush into anything. Lions do not rush. They are noble and paced and KNOW how to WAIT.
PATIENCE is a great virtue to develop at this time. The great amount of fire in the astrological sky will bring up a lot of energy: learn how to channel it and meditate on it. Mars is receiving a square (90° angle) from Pluto, an aspect that demands discipline, awareness and self-control
STAY HYDRATED: with all of this fire, make sure you stay hydrated! Sip water throughout the day and keep your mind, emotions, and body fluid
CALM DOWN: calm your heart and blood pressure by slowing your breath patterns, and bringing your breath all the way into the lower sections of the lungs (i.e., take the deepest and longest breaths you can)
USE LAVENDER essential oil to cool off your steam (and temper!)
RESCHEDULE any challenging talks/confrontations until after August 20, 2020, if possible. If not, take a shower or bath before to cool off and/or use lavender essential oil to ground and focus.