The Leo New Moon- Having a Hard Time?

This Leo New Moon highlights the Saturn Square to Jupiter

Saturn rules 'The World' in the tarot and Completion
Saturn rules ‘The World’ in the tarot and Completion

Have you been having a harder than usual time in the last couple of weeks?

If you are sensitive to planetary energy then the reason can be explained. Saturn-planet of restriction, discipline and cold hard reality has made a tough square aspect to Jupiter -planet of expansion, good fortune and optimism. They come into conflict every 5 years.

However there is a rainbow under this cloud in the form of Uranus, the awakener in Aries.

Saturn is serious, Jupiter is jolly.

The two don’t mix. However it’s a wise person that listens to Saturn’s voice, because Saturn enables us to build a solid structure over time. Saturn is a hard taskmaster, but one who rewards like no other. It’s the reward that comes from labour, hard work-a job well done. Completion.

With planets moving into Virgo-Mercury entered on 7th August, Jupiter 11th August and the Sun on 23rd August, we are moving from the playful fun loving Leo energy into the energy of the Harvest.

Q. What do you need to clear? Virgo sorts the wheat from the chaff.  Listen to your heart and only keep what brings you joy.

I am still working with Marie Kondo’s book (she must be a Virgo) and asking each object in my home-does this bring me joy? One realisation you may identify with is-why does a girl need 8 duvet covers!!!

This New Moon in Leo is conjunct Venus which is retrograding back to join the Sun on 15th August. Currently invisible in the sky, you may have encountered problems with relationships, with purchases that haven’t arrived in time, or have been disappointing.

Venus joined Jupiter on 1st July, then again on 4th August. That’s an auspicious combination, however with the square to Saturn, the enthusiasm may have been dampened- probably by someone or something in authority.

Uranus acts like lightening
Uranus acts like lightening

Creative Genius

I am very tuned in to the energy of Uranus and my purpose as an astrologer is to support clients who may feel pulled down by Saturn’s energy.

I feel that the gift of being an astrologer is to see the bigger picture.

That is shown at this New Moon in Leo with the wonderful trine-a flow of positive energy-from Uranus in fellow fire sign of Aries.

This New Moon is a seed for the next lunar month, so take this on board. Think outside the box! This is a combination of genius, of starting new original projects.

On 19th August Venus retrograde will also trine Uranus, another potentially exciting day. Uranus is futuristic and can create breakthroughs. It acts like lightening, sudden and explosive but it clears the air. If you have tried to sleep through a thunder and lightening storm, you know it truly is awakening!

Saturn can feel like Sisyphus

A poem for those ‘Saturn days’

The Guest House by Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Behind Every Cloud is a Rainbow

Here’s a wonderful video that emphasises the Rainbow. In astrology Chiron as the planet called The Rainbow Bridge currently in ultra- sensitive and empathic Pisces. Chiron is the Wounded Healer Archetype and is making an awkward aspect to this new Moon.

This was an interview the amazingly gifted Dr. Maya Angelou made with Oprah Winfrey called ‘Be a Rainbow in Somebody Else’s Cloud’.

During that interview, Dr. Angelou explained where she first heard the “rainbow in the clouds” metaphor, which comes from a 19th-century African-American song popularly known as “God Put A Rainbow in the Clouds.” Dr. Angelou sang a powerful lyric that resonated so strongly with her.

When it looks like the sun wasn’t going to shine anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds.

“Imagine!” Dr. Angelou marveled. “I’ve had so many rainbows in my clouds. I had a lot of clouds, but I had so many rainbows.”