The New Moon takes place on Monday, July 20th at approximately 1:32 PM EDT – the New Moon this time around presents with a bit of a twist, as it is influenced by Cancer as well as Leo. The New Moon portal opens about three days prior to the New Moon and remains open until three days after, and the Moon transits to Leo at 4:16 PM EDT on Monday. With there being a strong initiatory influence from Leo for this New Moon, expect this particular New Moon to feel passionate, bold, and inspirational. The Cancer influence is asking us to tend to anything potentially still unresolved in our inner world, particularly as it relates to our emotions and intuition, before we transition into the new lunar cycle.
A New Moon with a Twist
The influence of Cancer is one we have been experiencing for some time now, as the Sun is nearing the end of its time in Cancer next week, and we experienced last month’s New Moon in Cancer. Now we are revisiting a bit of that same energy for this upcoming New Moon, as it begins in Cancer, and transits to Leo during this phase. This transition in energies is calling us to go inward to really be with our emotions and intuition in order to be with, process, and release anything that we have possibly not resolved (the days leading up to and during the New Moon are typically a time for release, especially of anything we do not want to carry into the new cycle) – anything that may be blocking us or holding us back from living our deepest truths and highest expression of Self (which the influence of Leo is asking of us as we enter this new lunar cycle).
As we go within, be with our emotions and intuition, as well as release all that we are no longer needing, we are simultaneously being encouraged by the influence from Leo to step more boldly into our truth, express ourselves authentically, live with passion and conviction, and allow ourselves to be inspired from the inside out. This is a beautiful energy to experience during the New Moon, as the New Moon phase is also a period for setting intentions for the new lunar cycle, and initiating changes that will move us into embodying more of who we really are from the inside out.
This is not a time to hold back – Leo encourages us to live with courage and conviction, to remember that we are worthy, and that truly the only one who can hold us back is ourselves. We remember that we have a fiery energy within us that can burn through anything, real or perceived, standing in our way, if only we embrace this energy and use it for our highest good. The energy of Leo also calls us to use the creative force within us, as we align with our passions, knowing that we are the creators of our reality, free and sovereign beings, and that outside forces and influences will only ultimately affect our reality if we allow them to do so.
Wishing all of you abundant New Moon blessings!
‘Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because on accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.’ -Lao Tzu
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