New Moon in Leo 2020 – Slow down & exercise patience!

Leo, the lion

New Moon in Leo 2020

New Moon in Leo  Wed 19 Aug 2020, exact at 12.41pm Queensland time (AEST) at 26 degrees Leo

Full Moon in Pisces  Wed 2 Sept 2020, exact at 3.21pm Queensland time (AEST) at 10 degrees Pisces

Skywatching   Venus twinkles brightly in the eastern sky before sunrise as the Morning Star. Mars the red planet rises before midnight and is overhead by sunrise. Jupiter & Saturn can be seen in the east at sunset, both very bright and they move higher in the sky as the night progresses.   


We’re in the lead-up to Mars retro now, and you may well be experiencing a sense of things slowing, and resistance to any forward movement increasing! Mars doesn’t go retro very often, only once every two years, so this is even more unusual than the Venus retro period we had earlier this year.  The key is to practise patience, as life seems to thwart our every attempt at moving forwards.  So slow down willingly, listen to the Universe and use the time wisely to review and redesign – it might not take much, maybe just a few tweaks here and there – but this is an opportunity to revisit your decisions and your actions.  Use this period wisely, and make sure you don’t blow a fuse!  [for details of Mars retro, see the separate blogpost]


The New Moon in Leo on Wed 19 Aug 2020 brings a renewed sense of fun and enthusiasm for life. This is a perfect time to re-energize and revitalize.  Leo is ruled by the Sun and this sign has all the life-giving qualities of the Sun, inspiring others with its radiant warmth, energy and passion.  Warm-hearted and generous, Leo is the royalty of the zodiac, confident and regal with a flair for the dramatic, so don’t be surprised to find a Leo centre-stage.  Fire signs need to have plenty of fun, and Leos love this to be in lavish grand style. This New Moon represents the opportunity to begin a new cycle in your enthusiasm for life and your creativity – whatever inspires you and ignites your passion.

If your birthday falls close to the date of this New Moon, this marks an important year of new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your identity, your sense of self and your purpose in life.

The New Moon falls at 26 degrees of Leo. If you have planets close to this point (within one degree) this marks the beginning of a new cycle in whatever that planet represents, for example relationships for Venus.

Remember to put out your intentions for this lunar month within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 12.41pm AEST.


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