#280 - Weekly Energy Update for August 13, 2023: Leo New Moon
Wednesday's Leo New Moon starts a new lunar cycle that we can use as a chance for a fresh start. During this retrograde season, you have undoubtedly had several aha moments and realizations about things you want to change. We don't have to wait for the retrograde season to end to make changes in our lives. We have the opportunity to change today thanks to this new moon.
A Leo New Moon is a lovely time when we're in tune with our hearts, connected to love, and feeling especially creative. It's a period when it's easier to focus on the good things in our lives.
The current Venus Retrograde in Leo is activated by this New Moon in Leo. Venus Retrograde stirs up relationship issues, not just relationships with others but also our relationship with money and our self-worth. Venus Retrograde offers us the chance to learn how to set boundaries, handle conflicts, and know when to walk away.
The fact that this moon is tightly square Uranus, the planet known as the "Great Awakener," means unexpected events could occur or that your life could suddenly change dramatically. With the combination of Uranus, Venus, and the New Moon, the unexpected news we receive may result in major changes to our relationships.
This new moon generally makes us feel better and helps us take some action as it has been a bit of a lazy retrograde period and you may not have felt very motivated lately.
This summer, we’re going through a lot of change and shedding things we’ve outgrown. While we may be sad to see some of them go, we are ready to release others. However, life constantly moves forward, and this moon gives us a clean slate and a chance to start over again.