A Pristine Canvas: New Moon in Leo August 14th, 2015


Today on August 14th is a New Moon in the sign of Leo. It is conjunct retrograde Venus in Leo, trining Uranus in Aries.

New Moons represent beginnings; they help usher in a new direction of energy in our lives. Whatever was ended or completed with the last Full Moon, the following New Moon will come in and attempt to let you begin or start a new task.

This New Moon in Leo could lead to opportunities with methods or outlets of self expression, creativity, and leadership (all Leo themes). The possibility exists to have new doors open with anything child or childhood related as well.

Some ways this can manifest is a sudden (Uranus) opportunity in your field to take on a role that sets you in a leadership position among your coworkers. Maybe you will turn a creative project into a budding business. Or, perhaps you will discover a new hobby that you and a special child in your life can explore more together. Maybe you will even find a way to resolve and move forward from pains or hurts stemming from childhood.

Either way, you can actively utilize this energy by focusing on these types of Leonine themes and applying them to your own life.

New Moon in Gemini June 16, 2015

On June 16, the New Moon will take place in the sign of Gemini.  New Moons are a wonderfully auspicious time to begin new projects, new routines, or anything that requires (or that you want to have) a fresh start. This one should be especially fiery because of the Sun-Mars conjunction already occurring in Gemini.

Since this New Moon is in the sign of Gemini, communication of all kinds, short trips, or themes with your siblings may be highlighted.  Just be careful to take some time to think before you speak; your tendency to knee-jerk reactions could be a little higher than normal. However, this is still a very welcome kickoff to the Summer season, all in all. Venus is in Leo, and fun abounds everywhere!

This New Moon will be especially potent for Gemini born on or within a few days of June 16.  If it is your birthday, expect this to be a year of new beginnings!