It takes courage to be confused! It would be irresponsible of me not to discuss the New Moon in courageous Leo next to the destabilizing Uranus-North Node conjunction in Taurus both occurring in the same week. “Confusion” and how we navigate uncertainty have emerged as predominant themes across mine and my clients’ lives this week. Seeing hardly anything as “coincidence”, let’s unpack this pattern!
Among the four focused fixed signs - Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius - I would argue that Leo is the most flexible and resilient in uncertainty. This is a slightly oxymoronic statement given the Astrological permission given to the fixed signs to be anything but comfortable in the unknown. They’re obligated to make the implicit explicit by crafting theory, art, process, and methods that explain abstract phenomena. Just 2 days after the New Moon in Leo, outer planet Uranus - ruler of innovation, exploration, and discovery - forms a conjunction for the first time since 2007 to the North Node currently transiting Taurus. The New Moon asks for new ideas, questions, and intentions. Uranus asks for careful deliberation, revision, and curiosity. So the Moon and North Node are in a state of wonder and investigation, but they’re transiting zodiac signs that desire answers, commitment, and conclusions. Hopefully you can see this tension. And potentially you don’t have to look to far to see it because you’re currently experiencing it.
Which brings me back to the point of the Leo ruled courage it takes to be in the Uranus-North Node confusion this week. Since the pandemic began, we have been given - in the beautiful words of fixed sign Scorpio Sonya Renee Taylor - “...the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.” Sonya writes, “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was.” In the opportunity to stitch a new garment, we are confronted with many questions that not only lead to confusion but decision fatigue. Like: am I meant to be this person? Am I meant to be with this person? Am I meant to be here? Working here -doing this? So what I’d like you to do under the New Moon in Leo is declare intentions that help you move through and navigate this normal confusion. What sort of personality strengths are helpful for this process? Vulnerability, creativity, intuition, faith, wonder, adaptability, and flexibility?
Lastly, to be confused means you’re half a step ahead because as Salvador Minuchin says, “Certainty is the enemy of change.” So if you’re feeling unsure and need a moment to skillbuild the strengths that help you move forward in uncertainty towards the change you’re seeking, give yourself that time, space, and contemplation before the action and commitments required. Wishing you support, clarity, and resilience this week and always.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Share what’s on your heart, Aries! The New Moon is in your Leo ruled courage zone inspiring you to reveal an emotion, desire, hope, fear, and/or request to someone who genuinely needs to hear it. Yes, it’ll be vulnerable and definitely a little scary. Though I’m convinced that no act of courage goes unrewarded by the Universe so you will be supported in many, many ways if you’re willing to show up and be seen!
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
What does home and family feel like for you, Taurus? The New Moon is in your Leo ruled emotional safety zone which wants your intentions on home and belonging. Try to first feel the emotions that you’d feel if you were already with your chosen/birth family or at the place that feels like home. This New Moon wants your best case scenario outcomes about all the people and places that feel like home!
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Straight talk, Gemini! The New Moon is in your Leo ruled communication zone and wants you to see your strength as a communicator and listener. You’re the messenger of the zodiac for a reason! So step into both leadership positions where you facilitate the conversion and don’t be afraid to ask tough questions to get to the bottom of what needs to be said. Follow your curiosity for extra gifts of this New Moon!
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Live into your values, Cancer! The New Moon is in your Leo ruled safety zone. Which reminds you there is no better way to find safety than clarifying our values and living into them through specific behaviors. Additionally, if you’re looking to strengthen your relationship to money, this New Moon wants your intentions on how you plan on psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually achieving that outcome!
Identity, Desire, Autonomy & Freedom
Happy Birthday, Leo! The New Moon is in YOUR sign! So this is the annual moment where you tell the Universe exactly what your birthday wishes are. I’d like you to ground your intentions with answers to this question, “Who do I need to be, in order to do what I want to do, to have the results I want to have expressed?” Think “Be-Do-Have” not “Have-Do-Be” in order to use this New Moon powerfully!
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
It’s safe to let go, Virgo! The New Moon is in your Leo ruled closure zone and it wants your intentions on what you’d like to set yourself free from. Think: patterns, behaviors, habits, relationships, and other choices you might make that limit you from becoming your highest and brightest self. Once you clear the space proactively, Virgo Season will work overtime to magnetize what you’re a better fit for!
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Power to the people, Libra! The New Moon is in your Leo ruled social justice zone and wants your intentions on how you’d like to use your resources, talent, and time to advance the social causes you’re passionate about. Additionally, this New Moon connects you to the comrades, collaborators, and communities that will help you all move forward together.
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Level up, Scorpio! The New Moon is in your Leo ruled life-purpose and career zone wants your intentions on career. This is the moment to tell the Universe that your big dreams. I know that’s scary. To own what you want and take the first step towards achieving it. The New Moon will support you indefinitely as you lean on courage, bravery, and grit in the pursuit of your goals accomplished!
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
Keep your state of wonder, Sag! The New Moon is in your Leo ruled wisdom, learning, and exploration zone and it wants your intentions on both the countries - bon voyage! - and campuses - back to school time! - that you’re looking to go to in order to expand your horizons. Don’t worry about the “how” you’ll make it happen. Concern yourself with the willingness to stay curious and follow it one step at a time!
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Let them “see” you, Capricorn! The New Moon in your Leo ruled intimacy zone is the lunation which reminds you that “intimacy” is really “into-me-see” as Esther Perel teaches us. Said differently, take off the armor that hides your most authentic, vulnerable dimensions so your loved ones can understand you in the deepest levels. It’ll do wonders for your personal growth and pleasure!
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Summer of love, Aquarius? The New Moon is in your Leo ruled romance zone and it wants your intentions on the kind of love/romance you’re willing to call in, deepen, or complete. It’ll put opposites attract style chemistry in the air and help you understand yourself through the kind of relationships that challenge you because they're so different from you. Let the Law of Opposites teach you what you need to know!
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
Take a small step, Pisces! The New Moon is in your Leo ruled wellbeing zone wants you to initiate a healthier system of habit that helps you emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. So often we get overwhelmed by the enormity of this process. And stop ourselves from taking the first step. Take the first step and you won’t be so overwhelmed. From there, you’ll develop momentum and energy to become the best version of yourself.