Each New Moon every month is a new beginning in the Lunar cycle that affects our emotions, the flux and flow of the oceans, our feelings.
The 3 days of the New Moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction are the darkest time of the month. The Moon rests and renews Herself.
In Leo, the Sign ruled by the Sun itself, the 5th sign, Fixed Fire, is our feelings centers, our wills, our hearts, our strength, pride and courage swell and shine brightest. In the Tarot the Symbol of LEO is STRENGTH.
A LEO NEW MOON is where our egos and feelings are in the dark, gestating, hidden, full of new potential waiting to be born. The Lions sleep tonight.
The August 6 New moon at 14+ degrees Leo is actually on the 15th and most powerful degree of any sign, the exact midpoint.
This further strengthens and empowers the heart, and the childlike nature of Leo, the role playing, the strut, the Ego.
LEo is the sign of ROYALTY, Kings and Queen’s- either real ones, and we’ve just had the birth of a new Royal Prince
or pretend ones, petty tyrants those who strut around like everyone else owes them.
POWER is Leo’s middle Name.
One of the most powerful features of this New Moon is its’ T- Square to the North Node at 12 degrees Scorpio and the South at 12 degrees of Taurus.
THE NORTH and South Nodes are considered to be Karmic points which transit around every 18.6 years in their cycles. The N and S Nodes create eclipses of the Sun and Moon on average 4 times each year when the Luminaries align close to them. They have been considered very important points for thousands of years.
The North Node, whether in a Natal chart or in a collective chart such as this one, always symbolizes the highest spiritual goal, what we are evolving towards. The South Node is always the past, what we already know and what we need to leave behind. The South Node is the point of least resistance. This hard aspect indicates we are at a cross roads and must choose now to leave the old Taurus resources behind.
Relationships, marriages, Royalty, ego’s, children, and everything symbolized by LEO, and leaders of all kinds must leave the old familiar basic down to earth, survival instincts of Taurus and evolve to create a deeper, more encompassing SOUL/psyche Scorpio, 8th house form of shared resources.
The New MOON is conjunct the GODDESS ASTEROID VESTA exactly. Vesta was the GODDESS OF FIRE, the hearth flame, whose name is originally Sanskrit for “Shining”. She was originally worshipped at Delphi,Greece as a heap of living coal, known as the Omphalos or Navel of the World. In pre-patriarchal times all women served as Priestesses in her sacred temples. The Priestesses healed men after they had been to war and had shed blood through having Tantric Sex which cleansed and purifed them before they could be integrated back into society. These women were seen to be holy Hierodules, human forms of the Goddess Divine. The Vestal “virgins” meant that they were whole and complete unto themselves and belonged to no one man. This became corrupted into what we now think of as Vestal Virgins, celibate women, like nuns, who were dedicated to religion. Vesta symbolizes dedication to our sacred work.
SCORPIO, where the North Node is leading us, until the Spring of 2014, is the SIGN OF SOUL, of birth death and transformation, it is sex, power, money, resources, taxes, secrets, finances and it moves from the 2nd house of Taurus which is personal resources to Collective resources, the World soul of the 8th house.
In other words our ego’s, our sexuality and our work must evolve past the literal and fundamental, the mere survival level to incorporate a SOUL inclusive perspective.
CHIRON at 12 degrees Pisces is Quincunx to the NEW MOON and VESTA. Pride must fall before real healing compassion and forgiveness can take place. Like and Addict who hides their addiction behind an act or a role, they cannot begin to get real until the actor admits to their crutch. Sexuality that is divorced from the soul, such as addiction to pornography or defiling the sacredness of sex needs to be healed. so that our bodies and especially women’s bodies are considered the most sacred. where the body is considered SACRED body .
Venus at 18 degrees VIRGO also opposes Chiron to indicate that our bodies and especially women’s bodies are considered to be the most sacred. Venus in Virgo serves and cares about her work, the work force, health, food and the environment that needs to be healed. Ongoing protests against MONSANTO need to be kept up vigilantly until they are outlawed in the U.S. and Canada as in Europe, Peru, Bolivia and other countries.
JUPITER is also a very prominent player. On AUGUST 7 Jupiter makes the first of 3 oppositions to PLUTO in CAPRICORN and on AUGUST 21 makes the first of 3 squares to URANUS which makes this month extremely dynamic and revolutionary.
JUPITER In Cancer expands our knowledge and understanding of family, nurturing, home, security,wholesome food, women and children. And of course those GRAND OLD Trines are still in effect with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn In Scorpio.
Take time at the 3 days of the DARK of the Moon from the 6-9th to contemplate how your heart’s desire and your will will expand to heal yourself and the world. These are challenging times. we must boldy go forth, as in the Star Trek motto-
REMEMBER to do the Jupiter Pluto Ritual from the 3rd -7th every day as well.
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