Transits – October 16 to November 29, 2020: The Homestretch — The Stars Within Their Courses (Reblog)

We are finally near the end of 2020, which has been quite a year. The reason that this year has been so difficult is that we are in a time of transition. For more information about this transition, see: 2020 – An Earth-Shattering Year This year will culminate in a Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, which is also […]

Transits – October 16 to November 29, 2020: The Homestretch — The Stars Within Their Courses

Astrology of Today – Friday, October 16, 2020 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Libra. A void Moon period begins today at 6:11 PM (until tomorrow at 1:05 AM). The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase until 3:30 PM, after which the Moon is waxing and in its New phase. 26 more words

Astrology of Today – Friday, October 16, 2020 — Astrology Cafe

Astrology of Today – Sunday, August 23, 2020 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Libra until 6:15 AM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio. The void Moon period occurs today from 12:19 AM to 6:15 AM. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase. The New Moon occurred on the 18th in the sign of Leo, and the First Quarter…

Astrology of Today – Sunday, August 23, 2020 — Astrology Cafe

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Start Afresh? New Moon in Leo – Astrology Today

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The New Moon on August 18/19 2020 is symbolically important and very interesting. What does this mean?

New Moons, and the immediate period after them, when the sun and Moon are in conjunction and the Moon begins a new cycle, are traditionally considered good times to begin something new, new projects, a change in lifestyle etc. What does this New Moon indicate?

Enjoy Yourself and Start Something New

A New Moon in Leo is positive in itself. Leo is the sign of ‘love, luck and life‘. It’s about enjoyment, kids, sport, having fun, making the most of your spare time. So begin something new along those lines. If we were living in different circumstances, a last minute holiday might have been a good idea to kick start something new!

This New Moon is conjunct Mercury too, planet of communication. Any new project involving the mind, books, your immediate family, neighbourhood, or something to do with local travel or business, could be well favoured if begun now.

Supercharged! And with ‘Royal‘ Approval?

What is more, this New Moon is also in very good aspect to Mars in its own sign of Aries. Although this aspect is separating, anything begun now will be supercharged! Maybe its time to give it a go, despite the circumstances we are all in.

What is effectively a triple conjunction of the Sun, Moon and Mercury, is also very close to the fixed star Regulus. This star, which is in the constellation of Leo, is one of the brightest in the sky, and it generally has a positive reputation, often to do with royalty. The sign of Leo is course also closely connected to royalty and celebrity. One might interpret this as giving an extra ‘royal’ assent to any new project begun around now.

*Interestingly, we may here some significant news regarding royal families over the next day or so.

Karmic Contacts

One more layer to add here is this Leo New Moon’s positive contact with the nodes, which have a special karmic significance. At the moment the nodes are in Gemini and Sagittarius, both signs of communication and the mind.

I think this once more tends to favour new beginnings in anything local rather than global. Thinking smaller and more local is probably the way to go.

Be Careful Out There

However, I must ring a note of caution here. Saturn, the greater malefic, so called, is in a difficult aspect to this New Moon. Whilst this aspect (the quincunx 150 degrees) may not be as obviously difficult or challenging as the square or opposition, it may signify that you should be prepared for some unexpected difficulties to arise – considering the times we are living in right now, this would not be surprising.

So yes, make the most of the New Moon in Leo. It’s special, but it’s also up to us to use this energy and propel ourselves into something new and enjoyable.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020