New Moon in 23° of Leo

Publisert: 16 August 2023

If you peeled away all the “have to’s” and “should do’s” - and were left with an unlimited amount of time. What would you like to do? If you were fully rested and free of what you and others thought you should do. If all your needs were met. If money was not an issue. If you woke up and it was your favorite weather, and you didn't have anything that you had to do that day: What would you like to do?

This new moon in Leo is inviting us to reflect upon this question. What do you like? What do you like to do? What gives you joy? What sparks you up? What makes you glow with happiness?

The Sun and Moon are in 23° of Leo, in an exact square to Uranus in Taurus. This friction is making us uncomfortable - we don't want X and Y and Z to stay like this any longer. We have tolerated this for too long. We need *it* to change! And this change is supported by a major earth trine - a harmonious aspect between planets in all three earth signs: Uranus in 23° Taurus is in a trine to both Mars in 22° Virgo and Pluto retrograde in 28° Capricorn. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn is bulldozing the foundations of our society, currently exposing politicians that aren't really fit to sit on the amount of power that they have. This is of course affecting us all, as we are a part of society, but Pluto in Capricorn is also affecting us directly, in personal ways, according to the aspects it makes in our personal charts. Wherever you have earth signs in your chart - these areas are currently “under construction”. Although it is painful to tear down the metaphorical house that they symbolize, it is necessary to tear it all the way down, so that you can build a new foundation. This foundation and the “building” that will be built upon it, will be better and stronger than the previous one, and this establishment will also support your personal growth - represented by Sun & Moon in Leo at this time. Mars in Virgo is motivated by perfection and healing, and Uranus in Taurus wants to create a “new status quo”. Trust that it will be great, even though it is sad to see something familiar dissolve.

A lot of healing is happening at this time. Venus retrograde in 18° Leo is in a trine with Chiron retrograde in 19° Aries. Sun/Moon in 23° Leo is also in a trine to both the North Node in 28° Aries, and Chiron in 19° Aries. You are asked to put on your crown. It might feel heavy right now, but that is because you have been walking around with your eyes on the ground for such a long time. You aren't used to keeping your head high; with a strong back; chest forward and a strong neck. But you are asked to put on this crown, now. It is time.

Venus is also squaring with Jupiter in 14° of Taurus, and this is fueling the power we feel when we put on our crown. When we finally acknowledge our truth and worth, our fire awakens. We get motivated, filled with drive and passion. Let the fire burn strong; but don't go and light both ends of your candle.

At this moment, 5 celestial bodies are retrograde: Venus in Leo, Saturn in Pisces, Chiron in Aries, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. Society as we know it, is slowly changing. Life is cyclical. And right now, we are in a phase where we are asked to re-evaluate what is important to us. We have to do this in order to adjust our course. Both the course of our personal lives, and where we are headed as a society. As within, so without, etc.

The last transit I want to talk about is Pluto retrograde in 28° Capricorn in a sextile with Neptune retrograde in 27° of Pisces. This is a long lasting transit, but feels worth mentioning. This transit is super for manifestation; for creating the life you so desire. Don't lose your inner vision. You have the power to make it reality.