This year, the New Moon in Leo (Sun conjunct Moon in Leo) occurs two times: on the 23rd July and on the 21st August 2017. New Moon is the time when the Moon is not visible from the Earth, because it has the same ecliptical longitude with the Sun (the Moon is „hidden“ by the shadow of the Earth). In astrology, the New Moon is considered the perfect time for new beginnings, because both the Sun and the Moon are aligned in the same zodiac sign (Leo, on July 23rd and August 21st). The concentrated energies of the sign help us to initiate projects, to make resolutions, to bring something new in our life.
The fiery sign of Leo, ruled by the Sun (who started his transit in Leo one day before, on July 21st), is usually associated with creativity, generosity, self-confidence and leadership qualities. These are the areas of focus, when the Sun conjuncts the Moon in Leo.
A Motivational Story: „The Mighty Knows How to Create“
Buddha was once threatened with death by a bandit called Angulimal.
„Then be good enough to fulfill my dying wish,“ said Buddha. „Cut off the branch of that tree.“
One slash of the sword, and it was done! „What now?“ asked the bandit.
„Put it back again,“ said Buddha.
The bandit laughed. „You must be crazy to think that anyone can do that.“
„On the contrary, it is you who are crazy to think that you are mighty because you can wound and destroy. That is the task of children. The mighty know how to create and heal“.
Asana to Boost Creativity: Balasana (Child’s Pose)
Those born under the sign of Leo naturally keep in touch (and even embrace) their inner child. This yoga posture helps each of us to keep our inner child alive and to boost our creativity. Child’s Pose also calms the brain and relieves stress and fatigue. Physically, it gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles.
You can learn the child pose in the free yoga video bellow:
Characteristics of a Person with the Natal Moon in Leo
Leo is the only astrological sign ruled by the Sun and, as the Earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun at the centre of the Solar System, the Moon in Leo person wants people revolve around him/her, appreciating his/her brilliance.
This is self-centeredness, but you also can call it arrogance. John C. Maxwell, the American author of „The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership“ distinguished two types of pride: „ There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. «Good pride» represents our dignity and self-respect. «Bad pride» is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance“. Well, with the Moon in Leo on your birth chart, you have both of them!
Queen Elizabeth II, Charlize Theron, Catherine Deneuve, Monica Bellucci, Renée Zellweger, Halle Berry, Katie Holmes, Dakota Fanning, Megan Fox, Paris Hilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and the political and spiritual leader of India, Mahatma Gandhi, are some well-known celebrities with the Moon in Leo.