This year, the New Moon in Leo occurs on August 11th. As we already know, the New Moon – or Sun conjunct Moon – 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).
The fiery sign of Leo, ruled by the Sun, is associated with creativity, generosity, self-confidence and leadership qualities. These are the main areas of focus, when the Sun conjuncts the Moon in Leo.
We offer you a motivational story for your mind, but also a posture for your body:
A Motivational Story for August New Moon: 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“.
Physical Posture 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:
The next New Moon will be on September, 9th – a New Moon in Virgo (Sun conjunct Moon in Virgo).
Until then, on August 26th, it will be a Full Moon in Pisces (Sun in Virgo opposite Moon in Pisces).