New Moon in Leo, August 17, 2012

Leo New Moon August 2012

Art by Michelle Snyder


The past few weeks have been rather challenging with Mars moving through Libra, where it is less than effective, setting off Uranus, Pluto and most recently Saturn.  Because Mars is the planet of drive and aggression, in the sign of Libra it softens and becomes more interested in what others think.  This is a lovely attribute, but it does diminish the strength and power of Mars to assert and dominate.  When Mars can’t find its full expression it acts out in more passive-aggressive or dysfunctional ways, and a high level of frustration can result. You can read more about that here in this earlier post if you missed it.

The New Moon in Leo occurs on the 17th just before noon Eastern time/4 pm GMT, and will actually help to balance the stress that the Mars patterns have created.  The New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon conjoin, linking their energies in a new lunar cycle and offering an opportunity for beginning a new phase in our lives.

Leo is the sign that inspires us to express ourselves creatively and to celebrate our own unique individuality.  Under the influence of Leo we are more focused on ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we necessarily are more self-centered.  The Self needs to be expressed under the influence of Leo, and Leo inspires us to make sure that the Self being expressed is our very best Self indeed.  There is a focus on the Individual in Leo rather than the collective, so this New Moon is all about Me and You.

The Leo New Moon harmonizes and rebalances  the conjunction of Mars and Saturn that has been somewhat difficult over the past week.  When the Moon (representing our emotion and intuition) is new, it is actually at its darkest in the sky and it can be more difficult to know exactly how we feel, and when the Moon is in Leo, the sign of the Sun, the conscious Self (represented by the solar energy) is actually more dominant than it would typically be in a lunar event.

The New Moon in Leo is the perfect time to create a vision for personal evolution and transformation.  The connection with Mars (inspiration) and Saturn (goals) helps to stabilize our lunar dreams and make them a reality.

Uranus is still in a square to Pluto, as it will be throughout the fall, so this is no time to fall back to sleep.  We are in an awakening process through 2015, and under the New Moon in Leo we can become the co-creators of our own destinies.

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By | 2012-08-17T09:25:18+00:00 August 17th, 2012|Moon|6 Comments


  1. Melanie Diana August 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Happenings in my life are in exact alignment with your share. I have this new internal energy, almost like my flame has been reawakened, to do footwork and create/ manifest my true calling. Thank you.

  2. Mandi August 17, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Hi Lynn, I love reading your posts on facebook they are always so interesting. I was just wondering if you can tell me if the moon was in Leo yesterday on the 16th as well? I had surgery on my nose yesterday and I heard if the moon was in Leo that would have been a good thing. Thanks! 🙂

  3. Debbie August 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Hi Lynn, I am amazed to say although had alot of anxiety recently I am still coherent and didnt betray myself through a very trying process. Mer rx station was conjunct natal uranus plus of course uranus went rx at same time. This new moon is conjunct natal mars which is being squared by mars saturn conjunct on my ascendant, venus is conjunct natal merc which is opposed by pluto and squared by uranus etc etc…I have survived with a small sense of honour, but i have to admit, the sense of helplessness has been a challenge to overcome. as this cancer sun, libra moon/asc doesnt do well with mars or uranus energy, only the power of mind and heart has gotten me through, thank goodness!

  4. Debbie August 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    oh so yeah, what I had intended to say is, its good to know Ive had some good company going through this too, namaste Lynn

  5. Ashley August 18, 2012 at 2:13 am

    So much celestial magic this month. I resonate with this post a lot. I’m about to have my first baby! The timing feels so divine! Little one is coming through in a time of so much light and love. Can ya all feel it? Opening yourself up to what the Universe has in store for all of us is what I feel the most with today’s new moon! Letting go to the mental dialog and really tapping into the bodies heart center. Personal transformation…aw what LOVE can be felt in those words. May everyone dream blissful dreams about our lady Luna.
    Love, Ashley and Sparkle Baby

    • August 22, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Congratulations Ashley and thanks for sharing your sparkle. 🙂

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