Mid month comes the new moon in Leo to further amplify the magic of the Lion’s Gate. During this phase, we’re encouraged to express ourselves authentically and passionately. This period serves as an excellent time for setting intentions related to self-confidence, creativity, and stepping into leadership roles in our lives. The Leo New Moon may inspire you to take center stage in your life, stepping into main character energy and to express yourself unapologetically .
The backdrop to the month of August is of course Venus retrograde – which isn’t bad. Retrogrades aren’t bad, there is so much fear mongering amongst the spiritual community. Retrogrades are beautiful opportunities to reflect and pause. A good guiding mantra is review, revisit and reflect.
Venus retrograde is linked to Leo all about relationships whether love, family, friends, colleagues and community. Themes to be aware of and contemplate are areas associated with Leo: love, romance, passion, dating, creativity, being in the spotlight, expression, fertility, children, your inner child. Venus retrograde is also known for bringing together soul mates, soul contracts and twin flames. Venus is also linked to money so don’t be surprised if your relationship to money pops up in August too. Not only that Venus is about beauty and the arts too!
Particularly personally channeling I am feeling such a strong collective energy of the heart chakra and in particular a focus on love especially soul mates. Soul mates are not limited to romantic relationships; they can manifest in various forms of connections that go beyond romance. Soul mates can be found in a range of relationships, including: friendships, family, mentors, within our communities, animals and creative collaborators.
I love Liz Gilbert’s perspective on soulmates:
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”
Putting too much emphasis on the idea of finding a soul mate can lead to unnecessary pressure and disappointment, as relationships are inherently complex and multifaceted. Ultimately, what matters most is cultivating genuine connections, personal growth, and loving interactions with the people who come into our lives.
Self-Expression: Leo is the sign of self-expression, and during the New Moon in Leo, there’s a focus on embracing your unique identity unapologetically. It encourages you to step into the spotlight and let your true self shine.
Creativity: This New Moon phase is an ideal time to tap into your creative potential and engage in artistic pursuits. Whether it’s through art, music, writing, or any other form of creative expression, this is a time to nurture your creative spirit.
Confidence and Courage: Leo’s bold and courageous nature comes to the forefront during this time. It’s an opportunity to boost your self-confidence, take risks, and pursue your goals with determination.
Leadership and Initiative: The Leo New Moon inspires leadership qualities. It’s a time to take the lead in your life and projects, becoming the master of your destiny.
Passion and Romance: Leo is a romantic sign, and the New Moon in Leo may bring opportunities for passionate encounters and the expression of heartfelt emotions.
Inner Child: Leo is also associated with the inner child and playfulness. This New Moon encourages you to reconnect with the joy and innocence of your inner child.