If you're new to astrology, New Moons offer a clean slate. It's a time to reset, jot down new intentions and start fresh.
Which is why you should mark the upcoming Leo New Moon in your calendars. Taking place on August 16 at 7:38 pm during Leo season.
This new lunar cycle will provide an opportunity to lean into our inner child, follow our passions and return to those creative projects that we've neglected while getting swept up into the demands of daily life.
The new Moon in Leo this August guides you to be honest about what you desire in your life. This is not a time to play small or hide your ambitions. It’s a time to commit to a vision of your life that corresponds with your highest potential.

A new moon brings in new beginnings and is a time to initiate new projects and take the first step toward a significant goal.

Ruled by the sun, the passionate, fire sign of Leo is symbolized by the loyal and proud lion. It’s a sign that does not shy away from glamour, it lives to shine and creatively express itself, preferably center stage where it can lap up the adoration of others.

What can we expect from the Leo New Moon?

The Leo New Moon couldn't have come at a better time. We've just arrived in the middle of the year and it's not unusual to feel listless and uninspired. We could all do with the push of Leo energy right now, and our prayers will soon be answered.

The Leo New Moon taps into the spirit of the lion making it a perfect time for self-expression. The upcoming weeks will be a time for connecting with our passions, starting or continuing creative projects and rediscovering the hobbies we enjoyed in the past. It's a time for prioritizing joy and enlightenment.

What signs will be most impacted by the Leo New Moon?

Since it's Leo season, it should come as no surprise that the Leo New Moon will be felt mostly by Leos. Let your most authentic self-shine and consider who your authentic self truly is. This might be a rough time for Capricorns, who have been clutching onto aches that are tearing back their growth. Our advice? Let go. You'll feel much lighter after it.

A Ritual for the Leo New Moon 

Best done from August 11-26.

Things you'll need:

  • Pen and paper
  • Aura cleansing tool of choice (smoke from herbs or incense, bells, selenite wand, etc.)
  • A Guided Meditation for Resting your Chakras. (Try Spotify or Youtube)
  • A small gift you've bought or made for yourself (Eg. bouquet of flowers, your favorite chocolate, a new journal, comfy slippers, a crystal, New Candle, etc.)


This ritual begins with the gift buying/creating process.

As you think about creating or buying a gift for yourself, allow self-love to be your guide. Know that you deserve this gift, and allow yourself to feel like you are giving yourself a touch of Leo luxury! It can just be small. It can even be a flower or rock from the garden. Just do it with the intention of obtaining this gift to celebrate yourself. Once you have your gift, set it somewhere you can see it regularly. Every time you look at it or use it, allow it to fill you with a sense of joy. Keep your gift close by as you do the remainder of this ritual. If the gift is something edible, you can also eat it after the ritual is complete. If your gift is a crystal/rock, you can hold it as you do Step 3 or 5.

2. Begin by cleansing your aura using your cleansing tool of choice. As you cleanse yourself from top to toe, feel free to recite the following-

“I give thanks to this -cleansing tool. I start from the top of my head, and move down to my toes, allowing the energy to flow where it needs to go. I ask that any stagnant energy may now move. I ask that anything heavy in my body to lighten and dissipate if it is no longer needed. I am cleansed. I am renewed.  I am cleansed. I am renewed. I am ready for this new chapter.”

Once you have cleansed your aura, you can also move on to cleanse your space if you wish.

3. Grab your pen & paper. Begin writing the next chapter of your story. How do you want this next chapter to go? The chapter can span the next few weeks, the next month, or even the year. Just do what feels best for you. Write down all you would like to happen, and how you would like it to feel. Feel free to be as imaginative and inventive as you like as you are writing your next chapter.

4. After you are done writing, reflect on any insights that have come up for you. Did anything surprise you? Does your next chapter make you feel excited? Allow whatever comes up to come up. Maybe set some goals or intentions around how you can make this next chapter a reality for you.

5. Give yourself permission to release the work you have just done and get nice and comfortable listening to your guided meditation.

6. After your meditation, the ritual is complete. You may continue to have awakenings or ah-ha moments, and feel closer to your “next chapter”, as you move through the week!

7. The final step of your ritual is to just enjoy your gift to yourself!

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August 14, 2023 — Hayley Ragona

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