The New Moon in Leo on July 23rd 2017 – What does this mean for YOU? – Margaret Gray MSW, D. Psycho. Astrology

‘And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.’
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Key Planetary Energies today:

This New Moon in fiery Leo is conjunct Mars, (1’ orb) square Uranus in Aries, (2’ orb) and trine Chiron in Pisces (2’ orb). Elsewhere in the sky, Jupiter in Libra trines Venus in Gemini (5’ orb) and squares Pluto in Capricorn (2’ orb). Meanwhile Saturn in Sagittarius trines Mercury and the North Node in Leo (4’ and 2’ orb)

So how is all of this likely to affect you?

With 6 planets in Fire signs and 4 of them in Leo + the North Node, not to mention the Sun conjunct Mars, there is definitely a lot of dynamic action oriented energy in the sky!!

New Moons inspire us to make a new start in the area of life where the New Moon lands in our birth chart. The seeds we plant with the New Moon today are likely to gain momentum on the 26th and 27th when the Sun makes an exact conjunction to Mars once again – this time in Leo! These two have been travelling close together for the past week and won’t really separate until early August. When they were in Cancer last week their focus was more on family dynamics. Now that they are in individualistic Leo, the focus has shifted onto us as individuals. We have some choice as to how we manifest this dynamic duo. At its most limited the Sun/Mars conjunction can express itself in an ego-centered, prideful entitled and arrogant manner. However, when the Leo energy comes from the heart then its expansive expression exudes love, generosity and playfulness.

The planetary aspects to this full moon challenge us to be brutally honest with ourselves and look at where our intentions are coming from, as the core intention at the root of our actions is what impacts everyone around us. Once we are clear on whether our intentions are ego or heart based, we can plan the actions we wish to take in the month ahead in whatever area of life the New Moon lands in our chart.

Spontaneous playfulness is very helpful with this New Moon. For those of us who are in the midst of summer right now, this is a wonderful day to do something action oriented that is new, courageous and adventurous. Pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone is likely to produce unexpected satisfaction.

Some questions to consider during this New Moon:
1. What is calling me right now to take action in my life? What needs to change?
2. In the balance between ego and heart – which plays a bigger part in my life? (No judgement!) Am I happy with this? If not – what can I do right now to change it?
3. Where and why am I disconnected from pleasure?

This New Moon in Relationships:

Feel free to listen to the YouTube Recording by Armand Diaz and myself on the New Moon in Leo and Relationships:

Feel free to contact me at for Astrology Consultations in person in Dublin Ireland, or via Skype elsewhere.

Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray July 2017

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