Work with the Phases of the Leo New Moon Cycle to design the life you want.
Usually the Leo New Moon settles us into the height of summer but this year it is closer to the end of summer. Virgo season begins next week. However, this doesn't diminish the fact Leo is the fieriest season of the year in the northern hemisphere. It embodies the element of fire and the energy of the Sun. The days are long, the plants have blossomed, and the first harvest is coming up soon. Cancer started off the season by taking us on a practical quest to secure our home and family. The Leo new moon invites us to develop our courage. To follow our instincts with enthusiasm and creativity.
The Leo 2023 New Moon
The Leo 2023 New Moon is Wednesday August 16th at 5:38am ET.
Leo is the lion, the ruler of love and the heart. They are enthusiastic, self-assured, and creative leaders. They are generous and full of vitality and inspiration. Leo has a need to express themselves and be appreciated by others. Ruled by the Sun, Leo’s get noticed, they radiate dignity and confidence. The Leo mood is open-hearted, romantic, and playful. The archetypes of Leo are the Performer, the Child, and the Clown. When Leo is on a downward spiral the energy is dictatorial, self-centered, and arrogant. The tarot card associated with Leo is Strength. Strength symbolizes courage, self-discipline, and determination.
Leo is Fixed Fire Aka The King of Wands
What are the Leo Rulerships?
The new moon is when the sun and the moon are together in the sky. Making it a potent time to set intentions based on rulerships of the zodiac sign they are in. The the Leo New Moon is a potent time to set intentions around courage, love, and developing our instincts.
Heart Connections: Romance, Dating, Affairs, Inner Child, Playfulness
Giving Love: Loyalty, Generosity, Joy, Encouragement, Kindness
Creativity: Creative Projects, Artistic Expression, Enthusiasm, Passion
Recognition: Self-Confidence, Self-Expression, Dignity, Being Center Stage
Pleasure: Fun, Parties, Celebrations, Vacations, Me-time, Amusement
Determination: Leadership, Concentration, Purpose, Stamina
Arrogance: Pride, Dramatic, Self-Centered, Extravagant, Bossy
When is the Leo 2022 New Moon Cycle?
The Leo 20223 New Moon cycle starts on August 16th and ends on September 14th.
This year the Leo new moon starts us off in steady and persistent fixed energy. The waxing, full, waning, and next new moons are ALL in adaptable and flexible mutable signs. We are invited to determine which aspects of our lives require change. Mutable energy is resourceful and integrates lessons learned when making choices for the future.
Leo New Moon - The Leo new moon invites you to develop self-assuredness and the courage to follow your instincts. The tools of the time are personal will and creativity.
Sagittarius Waxing Moon – The Sagittarius waxing moon invites you to nourish your optimism and creativity. The tools of the time are inspiration and passion.
Pisces Full Moon – The Pisces full moon invites you to celebrate the life you have now. To trust your intentional focus will direct you towards all the things you want. The tools of the time are spirituality and imagination.
Gemini Waning Moon – The Gemini waning moon invites you to release resistance approaching life in an open-minded way. The tools of the time are thoughts, intellect, and intention.
Virgo New Moon - The Virgo next new moon invites you to develop routines, determination, and responsibility. The tools of the time practicality and stability.
Leo New Moon Tarot Spread
Yes Spiral practice, work with the energies of the moon, astrology, and tarot all at once. The tarot spread below is a SPIRAL practice. The first and last card connect one moonth to the next. Card #5 becomes card #1 in the next new moon spread.
What is the seed of the Leo Moonth?
What do you nurture to grow at the Sagittarius waxing moon?
What do you celebrate/forgive at the Pisces full moon?
What do you release at the Gemini waning moon?
What is the seed of the upcoming moonth in Virgo? (use card #5 as card # 1 next moonth)
I wrote about the tarot cards associated with Leo in a previous Leo New Moon blog post. You can find it here.
The best way to make your intentions into a reality is by dedicating time to them. Every new moon I take out my journal, set my intentions, do my tarot spread, and revisit it. I reflect on where I was, where I am, and where I'm going. I find this introspection brings me clarity on how to move forward. It also helps with synchronicity because the Universe knows what I want.