August 16 was the New Moon in Leo at 4:38am. Yes, this post is a little late— more on why that is in a bit. For those who celebrate the new & full moons, new moons are typically a time for intention-setting rituals. If you have set your intentions, or plan to set your intentions, please keep in mind that the rest of the energy in this new moon chart is full of chaos. This doesn’t mean that we can’t set intentions. This just means that we need to be open to the unexpected. You may not receive what you had asked for, but if you keep an open mind, you might see that you have received what you need in an unexpected form. Do not hold too tightly onto your intentions, because that may prevent you from seeing the gifts from the universe that are right in front of you.
The reason for this chaos is because Uranus is squaring the New Moon. Uranus is the planet of divine disruption. Uranus likes to shake things up, but not for no reason. Uranus wants to get energy moving so we think in new ways, become unstuck, innovate, and find our true authenticity. If you find yourself feeling like your life is being upended, try asking why the universe is doing this. The New Moon is also conjunct Venus Retrograde, which indicates that we are meant to be asking ourselves questions about our values and how we express value. You may find an answer now, or you may not know the answer until everything is in hindsight. That’s ok. The most important thing to do during Uranus transits is to stay present. It’s only when we are present that we can stay centered when everything else around us is wobbling. When we are present, we are not holding too tightly onto things going as planned. No matter what happens during this time, we always have our breath and the present moment to fall back on.
“All that you touch, You Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth Is Change.” -Octavia E. Butler in Parable of the Sower
To find out how this New Moon or this Uranus transit impacts you, you can book a reading with me. I’m happy to help you navigate change, and give you insights on what the future holds for you. Remember, each astrology transit affects everyone differently. The energy is both collective and personal. You will be especially feeling this energy if you have any planets in your birth chart around 20º-26º of a fixed sign (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, & Taurus). Personally, this New Moon is only 2º away from my natal moon at 25º of Leo, so I have been feeling this one A LOT (hence, why this is late!). Take care everyone, be kind to yourself & others!