In order to get through the long, swelteringly bright afternoons, people typically spend the dog days of summer relaxing both literally and figuratively. But this year, when the Leo new moon occurs in late July, it’s time to put a stop to the unwinding and start taking significant action on your passions and whatever lights you up within.
ICYDK, Leo is the fiery, self-assured sign of the zodiac, thus this astrological occurrence is the ideal chance to capitalize on its competitive energy and step up your wellness regimen. Even though this month’s new moon will be felt for many days before and after it occurs on Thursday, July 28 at 1:55 p.m. ET/10:55 a.m. PT, you’ll still have plenty of time to harness its power. Here is your guide to maximizing the July 2022 Leo new moon.
NEW MOONS AND ASTROLOGICAL CONNECTION Here are the fundamentals of a new moon’s astrological significance: A new moon, which is the exact opposite of a full moon and is completely invisible to humans, happens when the moon is not lit up by the sun from Earth’s perspective. Additionally, the pitch-black, empty sky serves as an astrological vision board. Whether you want to eventually bench press a hefty barbell or make the switch to a wholly vegan diet, it’s an opportunity to set the stage for long-term aspirations and projects. These objectives may start to materialize two weeks after the subsequent full moon (which, in this case, will be on August 11 in Aquarius), and six months after the subsequent new moon (which, for this new moon, will be on February 5, 2023).
THEMES OF THE JULY 2022 LEO NEW MOON IN THE AREA OF WELLNESS Unmoving fire indication Leo is one of the zodiac’s most upbeat, action-oriented, ambitious, spotlight-loving, and devoted signs. It is symbolized by the Lion and is controlled by the sun, which in astrology governs self-image, confidence, and identity. Even if you don’t consider astrology, the sun and its radiance are frequently linked to vigor and joy, qualities that people born under the sign of Leo or who have planets in the sign are inspired to bring into the world. Leos are renowned for having faith in both themselves and their loved ones, lavishing loyalty, love, and luxury upon VIPs. Their fixed energy can, of course, lead to stubbornness and an excessive concentration on themselves on a bad day, which can lead to egomaniacal or narcissistic behavior. It will be beneficial to keep an eye out for any of this behavior, whether it is good or bad, during this month’s new moon in Leo.
The new moon in Leo happens every year, but the planetary aspects—or weather, if you will—vary from year to year. This new moon joins Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, in fellow fire sign Aries in 2022, forming a buoyant, lucky trine. This can make your enthusiasm and optimism even stronger than they already are due to the moon event in Leo. On the day of the new moon, however, Jupiter will turn retrograde, so the large, thrilling benefits brought about by this time may be felt more within than externally. For instance, you might be more proud of how you handled a difficult situation in your life than of beating your Peloton PR.
The Leo new moon of this year comes just before two potentially difficult astrological encounters: On July 30, messenger Mercury in Leo will square off against taskmaster Saturn in Aquarius, possibly making it more difficult to explain your demands or feel understood when you do. And on August 1, the north node, which is all about karma, joins forces with Mars, the planet of aggression, Uranus, the planet of revolt, and other planets. You’ll profit from an open mind and a Leo-fueled capacity to find the silver lining even when it seems like the world has turned upside down because this combination may pave the way for instability and unexpected twists and turns.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE NEW MOON IN LEO IN JULY 2022 The new moon this month, with ambitious Leo in the driver’s seat and its trine to fortunate Jupiter providing a burst of positive, see-the-glass-half-full energy, will inspire progress on your pursuits. You might try to incorporate more exercise into your days or spend more time working on your personal growth when you feel ready to showcase all the effort you’ve put in. Here are a few strategies for making the most of the new moon in Leo, regardless of your sign.
SECURE YOUR LIGHT What’s wrong with confidence, asked Demi Lovato, a Leo stellium whose sun, Mercury, and rising are all in the sign? Nothing, particularly not when the moon is fresh. Achieving a goal seems like the most natural thing in the world to Leos because they have a surplus of self-confidence, adore the spotlight, and have a strong sense of self-worth. Now is your moment to gloat modestly on Instagram about your most recent personal record in the gym, reward yourself with a gourmet meal for winning first place in your cycling class, and invite all of your family and friends to come watch you win the weightlifting competition you’ve been training for.
Establish your strategy yet remain flexible. Leos believe they possess the abilities and motivation required to realize their dreams. Additionally, since this new moon is in a fixed sign (a.k.a. obstinate sign) and a tense conjunction of Mars and Uranus in Taurus, a fixed earth sign, is just around the corner, you’ll probably have an easier time identifying your goals and really sticking to them. Spend some time outlining each of the precise actions you’ll take to achieve your objective, whether it be finishing a half-marathon or becoming an expert at the pistol squat. Although dedication is admirable, change is inevitable, especially at this time, therefore it will pay to discover a way to adjust should the need arise.
LOOK FOR CLARITY Mercury in Leo will soon oppose Saturn in Aquarius, which might cause tension to arise and make the work necessary to achieve your goals feel overwhelming. However, staying on the correct path can be aided by having a very clear idea of what you want to accomplish and a very compelling “why.” The more clearly you can state why you are doing what you are doing, the more likely it is that you will want to keep working hard even when the going gets tough. Take some time to record your thoughts, aspirations, and ambitions will help you identify your driving force. You might also think about speaking with a mental health expert who can provide clarity.
ZODIAC INDICATES THE NEW MOON IN LEO WILL CONTRIBUTE MOST. You’ll feel this new moon more strongly than most people if you were born under the sign of the lion, which means your birthday comes roughly between July 23 and August 22, or if any of your personal planets (the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) are in Leo. More specifically, if your natal planet (5 degrees Leo) is within five degrees of the new moon, you may have a lot of affluence and positivity on or around August 28. (Incidentally, your natal chart will give you information about your planetary positions.)
The intensity of this new moon will also be felt by those born under a fixed sign like Taurus (fixed earth), Scorpio (fixed water), or Aquarius (fixed air).
THE ASTROPHYSICAL CONCLUSION FOR THE NEW MOON IN LEO Every month, regardless of the sign the new moon occurs in, you are given an inspiring blank page to paint your ideal next chapter on. The new moon in Leo that occurs in July makes it simple to see your trip as favorably radiant because of its energetic, enthusiastic, and hopeful spirit. That does not imply that everything will be simple over the ensuing two weeks, six months, and beyond. But if you hang fast to whatever audacious, breathtaking vision you conjure up right now, you’ll undoubtedly feel more in control and in sync with your sense of self.