The New Moon in Leo on Tuesday, August 18th joins Mercury; the major theme of this New Moon is communication and thinking.
The Sun, Moon, and Mercury are in the sign and constellation Leo. However, they are closely aligned with fixed star Alphard in the Heart of the Snake. This star is associated with passion, wisdom, poison, and immorality.
This New Moon is also linked to Mars square Saturn to cause a build-up of frustration and impatience. Adaptability, open-mindedness will lead to the resolution of deep-seated problems, transformation, and personal growth.
New Moon In Leo Astrology Breakdown
This New Moon in Leo is conjunct Mercury, so the focus of this moon phase is on communication and thinking. However, there are a few toxic fixed stars on this degree to make things a little more complicated.
The New Moon makes a harmonious trine aspect to Mars and a stressful quincunx aspect to Saturn. The most powerful influence on this New Moon is Mars Square Saturn, which brings frustration.
All three of these aspects combine to form an aspect pattern called a dominant triangle; it represents a crisis that leads to slow but profound transformation and growth.
New Moon In Leo Aspects Breakdown
The New Moon conjunct Mercury puts the focus on your thinking and communications as well as short-distance travel. It brings quick thinking, adaptability, curiosity, and mental alertness. Expect an increase in interaction with people over the internet, siblings, and people with opportunities for you.
This will be a busy moon phase with lots of correspondence, social activity, new information to process, and meetings. This is an excellent time for buying and selling, meeting new people, and making plans.
New Moon in Leo Aspect Pattern
The Dominant Triangle aspect pattern is Bruno and Louise Huber's learning triangles that include a red, blue, and green aspect. It's a crisis mechanism that represents growth problems that affect the whole personality, influencing all areas of life. The transformation process is slow but profound.
Mars square, Saturn brings inhibition and frustration. Your desires and needs may grow stronger; you may find it harder to express your success and passions. The harder you pursue your goals, the more resistance you're likely to face. Authority figures may restrict your ambitions, or general circumstances prevent your progress.
The best approach here is to hold onto what you already have instead of starting new projects. This is a great time to sharpen knives and strengthen your defenses.
New Moon quincunx Saturn hampers with your self-expression and freedom by certain obligations and restrictions. An imbalance between what you have to do and what you need to do can cause frustration.
This aspect can cause indecision, hesitation, fear, and nervousness. Such things could escalate into a panic attack or crisis to release the built-up nervous energy. Negative thoughts may set in and be difficult to get rid of. It's important to be around positive people during this time; take extra time to make the right decisions.
New Moon trine Mars brings courage, initiative, and self-confidence. This helps in addressing the problems assisted with Mars square Saturn and for completing other difficult tasks. You can understand what is motivating you due to a conscious awareness of your primal desires.
Mercury trine Mars brings increased mental energy and concentration for exams. Decisiveness and quick thinking allows you to make plans with confidence.
New Moon in Leo - Fixed Stars Breakdown
The Sun, Moon, and Mercury align with a star in the Mane of the Lion called Adhafera. Mercury also activates another star in the Mane called Al Jabhah.
The strongest stellar influence on the August 18th New Moon comes from a star below the Lion in constellation Hydra the Water-Snake. Alpha Hydrae, Alphard is also called Cor Hydrae, the "Heart of the Snake."
New Moon August 2020 Times and Dates
Los Angeles, August 18th at 7:41 pm
New York, August 18th at 10:41 pm
London, August 19th at 3:41 am
Delhi, August 19th at 8:11 am
Sydney, August 19th at 12:41 pm