*Eleditor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy!
There is a New Moon occurring on August 2, 2016 (4:44 p.m. ET).
Depending on which House in your birth chart the New Moon falls, it will brings us 12 areas of opportunity, where we can invite joy and success into our lives.
When the moon is new, the two lights in the sky, the sun and moon, are aligned in the same Zodiac sign. For this reason, it is a time charged with great energy that can lead to new and exciting possibilities in our lives.
We can prepare for the New Moon by making sure we are clear about our intentions, because it is a special time when new beginnings can occur. We are ready to plant new seeds and start something that has the potential to grow and fulfill us.
Keep in mind, each New Moon falls in a different sign of the Zodiac. This New Moon is in the sign of Leo, which means that emotionally we feel loving and creative, yet strive for a sense of security and stability. Yet, we want to be the center of attention, which is fine as long as we do not allow our ego to forget the needs of others. We are ready to pursue whatever we want with passion, generosity and heart—even love.
As the New Moon in Leo begins on August 2nd, it will fall into one of the 12 Houses in our respective birth charts. (Note: In Astrology, a House refers to an area of our lives). If you want to find out which House the New Moon in Leo falls into in your birth chart, use the Free Transit Calculator.
Once you know which House the moon falls into, just look at the description (below) showing all 12 Houses. You will see what that House signifies and some of the opportunities you can explore.
The 12 Houses of the Zodiac.
1st House of Personality and Appearance: If the moon falls here, you have the opportunity to make a new beginning and improve yourself in this area of your life which is your personality and appearance.
For example: If we are feeling shy and introverted, we can participate in a personal development workshop to help us become more confident. If we are not happy with the way we feel or look, we might decide to get into a rigorous exercise class like pilates or yoga.
2nd House of Money and Values: If the moon falls here we may reconsider our attitudes toward making money to make sure it is not negatively affecting us.
For example: If we are in a job that brings us no joy, this may be the time we dedicate ourselves to looking for work that uses our talents and fits with our values.
3rd House of Communication and Intellect: If the moon falls here we may find new and improved ways to communicate. Or, if we are bored, we may look for an opportunity to stimulate our minds.
For example: This may be the perfect time to begin reading the book on mindfulness we’ve had sitting on our bookshelf or begin writing a blog.
4th House of Family and Home: If the moon falls here we may decide to make plans with our family or begin a new home improvement project.
For example: Plan a fun family camping trip or go to the salvage yard and get the materials to build storage cabinets in our garage.
5th House of Romance and Creativity: If the moon falls here we may be ready to begin an art project to develop our creative side. Or, we may be ready to socialize with others or invite romance into our lives.
For example: We can paint a picture or pull our dusty guitar out of the closet. We may be ready to join an internet dating sight.
6th House of Health and Work: If the moon falls here we may be emotionally ready to change our exercise or diet. We can ask ourselves if we have a balance between our work and personal life. Are we neglecting one in favor of the other?
For example: If we’ve had digestive problems, we can see a dietician and see if we should change our diet. We are ready to commit to setting boundaries at work—so we have time to enjoy our family and friends.
7th House of Relationships (Marriage and Partnerships): If the moon falls here we are emotionally ready to find new ways to bring greater joy to the people we have intimate relationships with—especially a mate, spouse or significant other.
For example: Plan a romantic evening with your partner. Suggest a get away weekend to establish greater intimacy.
8th House of Sex and Transformation: If the moon falls here, we have a strong emotional need to share an intimate sexual connection. We are now ready to commit to our own personal development as a way of improving our behavior.
For example: We can create an intimate environment (dinner at home with candles and quiet music) where we and a loved one can relax and reconnect in a sensuous, loving way that invites a deep sexual connection for love making.
9th House of Travel and Education: If the moon falls here we feel nurtured, exploring our mind and our world. This may be the catalyst to plan an event that helps us grow intellectually or expand our worldview by learning about other cultures.
For example: We are excited about planning a cruise to another part of the world to experience a foreign culture. Now we feel excited about going back to school and finishing our degree.
10th House of Career and Status: If the moon falls here, our career and status in the world is highlighted. We seek comfort and security in our profession. We take pride in our accomplishments and expertise.
For example: We can commit ourselves to taking on more responsibility so we may be considered for a big promotion. We are ready to make serious plans to start the new business we have dreamed about for years.
11th House of Friendship, Hopes and Dreams: If the moon falls here, we feel nurtured by the relationships we have with friends. Being a part of social groups and organizations where we can volunteer our time fulfills the dream of giving to improve our community and society as a whole.
For example: We plan a gathering with our college buddies, to connect and talk about the good old days. We are now ready to join a social group to make new contacts and find new friendships. Volunteering, to help those in need, is a goal we are ready to pursue.
12th House of Psychology and Secrets: If the moon falls here, we feel an emotional need to explore our behavior and what makes us tick. We are able to get in touch with the habitual patterns we’ve always taken for granted. Long forgotten secrets surface to our conscious mind, for us to finally confront.
For example: We are ready to talk to our parents or our siblings about things that upset us about our childhood. Now feels like the right time to talk to a therapist about secrets that have bothered us all our lives. We are committed to healing ourselves.
The New Moon is not a “magical” time. After all, we are the ones who are responsible for sowing and reaping the rewards we deserve for our efforts. But just as we know that farmers plant seeds on the New Moon in the spring because it is a fertile time, this New Moon in August is a fertile time for us to plant our own new beginnings so they can grow into the fulfillment of our dreams.
If you want to find out more about how the planets may be bringing changes to your life, go to the Free Transit Calculator and enter your birth date. And, if you’re curious to learn what your Horoscope says will be happening this year in such areas as your love relationships, and marriage prospects, as well as career, investments and health in 2016: Order your customized Report: Your Horoscope & Future in 2016-17.
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If you’re in love and want to find out if you’re really compatible for marriage with another person, go to the Free Love Compatibility Calculator and enter your birth date and theirs. And, if you want a customized report on your compatibility together, order Your Love Compatibility Report.
Author: Larry Schwimmer
Image: flickr/Lisa Omarali
Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock