Continuing with the New Moon Wishes which we started in January this year (blog post about the first New Moon of the year) arriving to August, the Leo New Moon.
Just to recap, the New Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. By getting clear on what you want, you will effectively be sending out arrows of desire that cannot help but start to manifest. For detailed tips on New Moon wishing please read the January blog on the above link.
Here is a quick summary of the main areas to focus on for each New Moon during the year:
Capricorn – career ambitions (17 January 2018) - see blog post
Aquarius – wishes for the world + friends (15 February 2018) - see blog post
Pisces – increased connection to the Divine (17 March 2018) - see blog post
Aries – the courage to live your dreams (16 April 2018) - see blog post
Taurus – money manifesting (15 May 2018) - see blog post
Gemini – better communications (13 June 2018) - see blog post
Cancer – happier home life (13 July 2018)
Leo – the confidence to strut your stuff (11 August 2018)
Virgo – increased organisation (9 September 2018)
Libra – better love life (9 October 2018)
Scorpio – better sex life (7 November 2018)
Sagittarius – wishes around study + adventure (7 December 2018)
The eigth NEW MOON of 2018 is on Saturday, 11th August 2018 - 10.57 and it is a Leo New Moon. Remember the best time for your wish is within 8 hours afterwards the lunation but anything within 48 hours is still charged with the New Moon energy.
This new moon is all about your rebirth, to claim your place as the king of the jungle! Leo is connected to the Sun. It's warm, it's bright, it's majestic. It's strong. But the lion is also proud... Here is your chance to commit to personal goals and express the positive energies coming from the strength of this sign.
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What areas are connected to the New Moon in Leo energy, as any wish connected to them will be extra supported:
anything to do with children
awaken your inner child and let him/her have a bit of fun
build your self-confidence
express yourself confidently
uncover your unique creative powers, let the juices flow
begin a new, creative hobby
have fun, celebrate, do things just to enjoy it
start a new romance, turn on the dating game if you are single or re-commit to your existing romance
take pleasure in life
go on a holiday
be bold, ride this high charged energy
make a conscious effort to deal with others in a more personal, involved, and loving manner
connect not just with your head but your heart as well
own your individuality
assume responsibility for your life, you got the strength now to change things!
give yourself warmly and generously to others
get involved in games, sports, recreation, art
Key words for Leos are: proud, magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, and open - see if you would like to bring in more of these qualities in your life
be mindful of gambling, speculation, financial risks, stocks, investments
Leo is the ruler of the 5th house which governs: the arts, theater, places of entertainment, sports, fashion, leisure, children, speculative interests, stock exchange, colonies, dependencies
key areas on the physical body related to Leo are: upper back, spine, spleen, heart, aorta, circulation
Yasmin Boland (Moonology) suggests the following action plans for the Leo New Moon:
◗ 1. Show off
The Leo New Moon is a time to celebrate life. And we all get to enjoy it, no matter what our sign. The Leo energy is generous, fun, magnanimous, and even a tad showy-offy. But guess what, we all have Leo in our chart somewhere, and this month, that part of your chart is being triggered. As Oprah Winfrey says: ‘The more we praise and celebrate our lives, the more we have to praise and celebrate.’ This is also a great time to take a holiday, so dream up your next getaway.
◗ 2. Flirt!
The Leo energy is also about the fun of flirtation and you’re never too old for that! On the days after the New Moon in Leo, there’s a good chance you’ll feel a good buzz in the air. Whether you’re with your beloved and seeking a few thrills or single and ready to mingle, bring sexy back. Enjoy a romantic evening: wine and dine someone; if you’re single, wine and dine a friend, just for the pure fun of it.
◗ 3. Be creative
Too many people completely neglect their creativity. We all have a creative streak. For some of us, it comes out in art. For others, in the kitchen or doing crafts, or dreaming up wonderful holiday itineraries, or even creating mind-blowing spreadsheets. Whatever creativity means to you, now is the time to get back in touch with that part of you. Doing this once a year, at the time of the Leo New Moon, means it never gets to lie dormant for too long. Adults are so often serious. The Leo New Moon brings a chance to lighten up.
◗ 4. Love thyself
Pay something forward. Be giving. Open your heart. Leos get a lot of stick for boasting about themselves, but do you know what I say? Good on them. One of the most important things we can do for our wellbeing is to love ourselves. Use the power of this month’s New Moon to get back in touch with what’s so great about you. This doesn’t have to be about arrogance. It’s about self-love, and love is never arrogant. Work on your confidence and your leadership skills.
◗ 5. Spoil thyself
And then spoil someone you love. Indulge. Live a little! Leo is represented by the bright, hot Sun. When the New Moon is in Leo, it’s time to walk your walk, talk your talk, shake your shimmy and generally remember that you’re a hot little number with a lot to offer the world. There are no prizes for hiding your light under a bushel, right?