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New Moon in Leo in Magha Brings Blessings on 18 August 2020

Leo is the sign of creativity, passion, generosity, and playfulness. The lunar cycle, 18 August – 16 September 2020, will bring us closer to what (and who) we love. The new moon will transit Magha nakshatra, which symbolizes power, royalty, and the ancestors. The moon in this position can bestow material, emotional, and/or spiritual wealth.

Leo naturally rules the fifth house — the heart of daily life. This is where we listen to our heart because it points to our passions. The external world may see shifts in the stock market, entertainment industry, and issues related to children. With Aquarius as Leo’s balancing energy, this could bring about more interest or discoveries in technology.

Planetary Transits
We have completed the Cancer cycle, which guided us to engage in selfcare, nurturing loved ones, and being protective in some way. We need not forget what we gained because it needs to be expressed in the Leo cycle. 

There are two planets transiting Leo on 16 August — the sun (9:42AM EST) and Mercury (10:59PM EST). With the sun in its own sign, it will be open to the moon’s transit, but also weakening its energy, and neutral towards Mercury. There may be a strong sense of expressing our emotions in a big way. Venus in Gemini can enhance this positively provided that we are aware that what we put out into the universe comes back to us threefold.

Lunar Cycle Wellbeing 
Mars transits its own sign of Aries with Uranus retrograde and Jupiter retrograde, Pluto retrograde and Ketu are in Sagittarius makes eight planets in fire signs. On a personal level, this could be an activation of living more from the heart, being more action-oriented when it comes to follow our heart’s guidance, and doing deep inner work regarding things truly important to our wellbeing.

Starting or continuing a spiritual practice, like meditation and yoga asana, will be the saving grace during this time. Leo loves to show off, so creatively expressing ideas, thoughts, and emotions is particularly healing. Engaging in Aquarian activities like volunteer work, studying astrology, or reading about other worlds in fiction can also be helpful.

To understand how the Leo lunar cycle will affect you, look from the ascendant (physical and material world) and moon (thoughts, emotions, and spiritual guidance). If you do not know your sidereal natal chart, please use the free align27 app.

Sidereal Moon & Ascendant HouseAspect
Aries5Entertainment/ industry, children, artistic projects, being seen, change of career, speculative gains (stock market), start-up
Taurus4Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother
Gemini3Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins 
Cancer2Money, possessions, self-worth, food, personal pleasures
Leo1Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents 
Virgo12Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles
Libra11Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations
Scorpio 10Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor
Sagittarius 9Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children
Capricorn 8Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners
Aquarius 7Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews
Pisces 6Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles 

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