In this lunar cycle, our New Moon is on August 16 at 2:32 pm EDT.
In astrology, the New Moon is a time of new beginnings and wiping the slate clean. It's when you set your intention for the lunar cycle ahead and call into your life what you want - that could be a physical, tangible thing or something like more love, a joyful daily routine, or a deeper connection to your intuition.
This New Moon is in Leo, a sign that wants to celebrate, make art, feel joy, and play. Leo is all about stepping into the spotlight and owning your own power. Claiming what is yours with courage, bravery, and conviction. And some playful humor.
This New Moon is square Uranus, making this an excellent time to set in stone the change you want to make in your life. Mars and Uranus are working together to help you put the energy in the right direction. Mars also makes a trine to Uranus today (9:53 pm), which gives us a surge of energy to make big changes in our lives.
Because of the very heavy Uranus influence with this New Moon, it's not the best New Moon for intention setting. Instead, stay in the here and now and be open to what changes come about.
Some questions to ask yourself on this New Moon:
- Where are you resisting stepping into the spotlight?
- How can you claim your voice?
- How do creativity and joy nurture you?
New Moon Horoscopes
Below is where you may be feeling this New Moon highlight something for you. If you do not know your Rising Sign, you can look it up here
♈Aries & Aries Rising
Express yourself through art and play. Follow your muse and see where it leads. This New Moon is giving your creativity an energy boost to help you create some special Aries magic.
What siren song is calling to your heart now? You're weaving your foundation, sprinkling magic throughout your home, and creating a nurturing nest for yourself and those you love. Take a break from the action and carve out some downtime.
♉Taurus & Taurus Rising
♊Gemini & Gemini Rising
Your social calendar is about to get full, Gemini! This is the best time of the year for you to connect with others through meetings, networking, or just hanging with your best pals. You may find that one of these connections bears fruit in a new opportunity later down the line.
♋Cancer & Cancer Rising
Money is on your mind right now, dear Cancer, and the stars are on your side to make a plan that will pay off. The key for you will be staying focused - that could be sticking to a budget or focusing on just one or two projects at once.
Happy birthday season, Leo! This New Moon is like your personal New Moon, a time when you are getting clear on who you are and what you want out of life. Follow your heart and intuition, they never lead you astray.
♌Leo & Leo Rising
♍Virgo & Virgo Rising
Summer is your season, but don't rush off to the races just yet. This New Moon is inviting you to slow down and rest. We all need periods of downtime and healing every once in a while. And that just means you'll be able to roar ever louder during your birthday season in a few weeks.
♎Libra & Libra Rising
Libra, you're really feeling the community vibes lately, wanting to spend time with those that are on the same wavelength as you. Working with groups and cultivating a team who has your back is on the agenda this New Moon.
♏Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
For you, the middle of summer is all about your career and higher calling, Scorpio. This New Moon is sending a jolt of energy to the career sector of your birth chart and helping you plan out your next steps to climb whatever ladder you have your eye on.
♐Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
New ideas are swirling for you, Sagittarius, opening up your vision to new possibilities and avenues of learning you have yet to explore. This New Moon calls you to dive into your philosophical and metaphysical side, the one that craves all the knowledge you can find. Let yourself go exploring.
♑Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
Although you normally like to be on the move, this New Moon is urging you to slow down, at least just a little, and get reacquainted with your sexuality and what brings you pleasure. Real estate, investments, and legal matters could also be on the agenda.
♒Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
Relationships are the focus for you this New Moon, Aquarius. You excel at structure and boundaries, but you'll want to make sure you're being emotionally open and vulnerable, even if it feels awkward. Keep practicing, it will get easier.
♓Pisces & Pisces Rising
Have you been thinking of making a change to your routine, Pisces? Look into what apps or devices can help you make those changes and stick to habits that empower you rather than help you procrastinate.
If you’re curious about what this lunar cycle has in store for you, try out the tarot card spread below.