If you thought July was dramatic, hold on to your tinfoil hats! This week’s new Moon in Leo delivers an oversized portion of lionly courage — a useful quality, and one that, in most circumstances, can lead to adventure and fun.
As if we weren’t already dealing with enough uncertainty, though, this Leo new Moon also makes a harsh angle to Uranus. The seventh planet loves to make trouble by toppling expectations and inciting chaos. Expect, therefore, an abrupt — and unpleasant — shift in direction that’s sure to rub your Leo-drenched ego the wrong way.
And with Mercury nearby, shamelessly handing us a bullhorn through which to amplify our reactions, you may find yourself preaching to any choir that will listen to your self-righteous soapboxing. Take a deep breath and read on.
Nothing in the stars says you can’t still control the way you react to changes, unwanted or otherwise. In fact, if you resist the temptation of pride, you might find yourself at an advantage. Instead of submitting to your ego’s desire to prevail, acquiesce to the interminable flow of things beyond your control. It’s not really a satisfying bit of advice, but it’s better than fighting with your neighbors on Facebook, ruled by the fear of the unknown. New Moon in Leo says, go out into the world and know. Now is the time to seek open air and open minds.
When reading your personal horoscopes, remember to read your Sun sign for the big picture and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
This month’s new Moon incites your natural foolhardiness. Bold is brave but subtle is courageous. Choose courage.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Your emotions overflow under this month’s new Moon. Stay calm and composed; the show must go on. You will find a way.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
This month’s new Moon elicits your unfamiliar emotional side. Try to lean into your sensitivity for once. It just might work.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Just because you are a Child of Luna doesn’t mean you can use this Moon as an excuse for exaggeration. You can be sensitive without the drama.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
With both the Sun and new Moon in Leo, you’re all swagger. Self-assured doesn’t have to be self-absorbed.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
This month’s new Moon restores your sense of self-reliance. And look, you didn’t have to manipulate anyone for it.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
You may be dominating the limelight under this month’s new Moon. Famous is fine, just don’t trip over your own ego.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
This month’s new Moon excites your dramatis persona. Can you be inspiring without psychic vampiring?
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
You’re emboldened by this month’s new Moon. Magnanimous, however, doesn’t mean loud-mouthed.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
This month’s new Moon exaggerates your demanding nature. For Capricorn, the trick is to try to be both ambitious and self-sacrificing.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Your zealotry gets a dash of bravado under this month’s new Moon. Aim for gregarious instead of ignominious.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Your flair for the dramatic will be enhanced by this new Moon. Instead of paranoia, have you heard of pronoia? Look it up.