In America, there are two new moons in July 2019. The first of them occurred on July 2nd – a New Moon in Cancer. The second one occurs on July 31st – a New Moon in Leo. So, this is also a Black Moon (according to the most common definition of this term, a second new moon in the same calendar month. You can find HERE the other three definitions for this phenomenon).

In Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, this New Moon in Leo occurs on August 1st. Here, we have a Black Moon on August 30th, August being the calendar month in which this astronomical phenomenon repeats.

The fiery sign of Leo, ruled by the Sun, is associated with creativity, generosity, self-confidence and leadership qualities. These are the areas of focus, when the Sun conjuncts the Moon in Leo. The concentrated energies of the sign help us to awaken our inner child. We also offer you a physical posture good for boosting creativity and awakening your inner child.

31st July Black Moon – 1st August New Moon


Physical Posture for the New Moon in Leo: 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:


A Motivational Story for 31st July Black Moon/ 1st August New Moon

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“.

Moon Phases in 2019: New Moon Calendar 

Moon Phases in 2020: New Moon Calendar  


The next New Moon occurs on August 30th – this is a Black Moon all over the world, excepting America. It is a New Moon in Virgo (Sun conjunct Moon in Virgo).

Until then, on August 15th, there is a Full Moon in Aquarius (Sun in Leo opposite Moon in Aquarius).

The next New Moon in Leo occurs on August 19th, 2020.

Natal Moon in Leo