Why the hype with a New Moon?
When the moon is new, the Sun & Moon – are aligned in the same zodiac sign. Today (and next month) it happens to be LEO, that makes it a super-charged time with concentrated energies of this fire sign.
New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, and make manifest. There are many ways to initiate this communication with the Divine Universe such as prayer & lighting a candle.
What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, & support from Spirit.
The July 23 new moon influence lasts for four weeks up to the August 21 solar eclipse. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the Moon lasts from July 23 to the August 7 lunar ecliPse.
The new moon Sunday July 23, 2017 is at 0 ° Leo
The New Moon in Leo on July 23, is the first of two New Moons in Leo in a row – the second will take place a month from now and will be an eclipse!
Mars , also in Leo, represents the main factor of influence on this new moon energy which is full of energy, action, sex, sports, anger and war. Uranus, is in Aries ( and Aries is ruled by Mars🔥) is also adding its fiery, unpredictable influence. As a planet of change and drive , it will make Mars’s tendency towards aggressiveness feel heightened.
The next 2-4 weeks may bring up issues or feelings of impulsiveness, and people / situations will test us on every level. We may feel anxious, angry & irritable.
Stay in awareness and choose to rise above any negative impulses or triggers that may arise as Mars squares Uranus this week.
Watch my weekly Astro Tarot video for sign-by-sign guidance on navigating this energy. Find out what house it will be in your sign & how you may feel it most!
More on this New Moon From Jamie Partridge:
New Moon July ~ Leo decan 1
The New Moon in Leo decan 1 carries with it a theme of ancestral connections. The Moon doesn’t have any special power in this decan, but it does well in acquiring material wealth. This may be through material inheritance or through an inherited character trait or talent. Whatever the case, family loyalty and values are tested at this time, as is the importance of passing something of value down to ones descendants. One problem at this New Moon may be pressure to identify strongly with the family clan. The ‘hive mind’ that exists among family members will be literally buzzing on overdrive!
Breaking out of any undesirable infantile behavior patterns will be hard work at this time. On the positive side, a New Moon in Leo decan 1 has an almost religious reverence towards the older generations. This ancestral connection brings our spirit guides closer to us. It’s comforting to feel someone has your back and this gives one greater confidence. The negative side of this New Moon could dredge out all the nasty family skeletons and ignite some bitter family feuds. On the positive side, this could be an amazing time to find and reconnect with long-lost and missed members of your family clan.
Moon conjunct Mars makes us passionate about protecting those we consider our family. At this time everything is about strategy, our instincts are extra-sensitive and we react super-fast to any outside threat. Moon conjunct Mars is very physical, and most useful in competitive sports like tennis or fencing, when one has to anticipate the moves of one’s opponent. It can signify that there may be quick reaction during an emergency situation. Those touched by this new Moon might be called upon to remain calm while sensing quickly who to treat first. Moon conjunct Mars can make the home feel like a war zone because of the amount of emotional domestic explosions. Mars can inflame that New Moon so that we feel like we treading on eggshells.
Moon square Uranus makes it really hard to put down roots at this time. This New Moon can trigger memories of early childhood trauma and signify premature expulsion from the warm, cosy womb; literally or metaphorically. In the collective there is a sense of abandonment from the (nanny) state. In personal relationships, this will force a fierce independence so that any later nurturing will seem cloying or smothering. Moon square Uranus loves to shock, so we should see rebellion of the general public towards the mother country.
New Moon July Summary
This powercat New Moon could be a taster for the coming Leo Solar Eclipse on Regulus at 29º Leo. It is unusual to get two consecutive lunations in the same sign, plus the eclipse in February was in Leo decan 2. This means all three Leo decans get a reboot this year, as do all the fixed signs to an extent. (If these eclipses plug into any fixed degree planets in your chart.) Because of the collective fixed emphasis, it will feel like many are just digging their heels in for the hell of it. But this immovable energy is at odds with the hard Mars and Uranus aspects which just want to ‘blow the bloody doors off’ (To quote Michael Caine..) Those touched by this New Moon will feel stuck between stubborn ‘Baby boomers’ and brattish ‘Millennials’. Time to call the spirit of the ancestors in to knock those generational heads together!