New Moon SOLAR Eclipse in Leo - August 21st
New moons are always the time to plant a wish or idea or intention that can manifest by the full moon. It's a dark moon, or black moon and sits in the same sign as the sun. A new moon in Aquarius can bring out our inner rebel or renegade. We feel a desire to break free and be independent, follow our own ideas or create something new vs resurrect the old.
Major Aspects to this New Moon
The New Moon Solar Eclipse has been anticipated for months by astrologers because it will affect President Trump's presidency. It's the first eclipse in 99 years to make a shadow over the USA, from Oregon to South Carolina to be precise. It coincides with Donald Trump's chart in a way that could bring disaster or at least lots of drama. ( You may be saying, "what's new" its' so full of drama already. However this may bring actions and results.
As for the rest of us it can also be a life altering time, especially if you are born around the same date - because then your sun sign is directly impacted and you will feel the changes. If you have any other planets in Leo or early Virgo you can also feel it - your moon, your Venus etc. It also affects people who have strong aspects to it, so someone born April 21st, January 21st, or November 21st. IT will make a strong angle to you and can bring changes for you. So let's look at what kind of change we're dealing with:
The Symbol for this New Moon at 28' Leo is Many Little Birds Sitting on the Limb of Big Tree. There is lots of company and lots of talking going on. We can be bombarded with ideas, advice, potentialities of what could happen. It may be very overwhelming even if it's exciting as well. We realise ANYTHING is possible if we want it and work for it.
Are you hearing what's actually being said ? Are people just filling the airwaves with fluffy ideas or are some real potentials? How do you know? Most of all how do you make sense of this influx of inspiration and choose something to focus on? Are you going out a limb for others? are they for you ?
Here is where the eclipse can really be amazing if you use this energy to direct a solid and fairly ambitious goal into motion. We have to rise about the static of voices and take the strength in these planets to follow a dream! This eclipse can give you the boldness to do it if you can filter through the static. If we are listening carefully to others and ourselves we can discern which is which and clear out enormous mental and emotional clutter in the process.
This eclipse falls on a fixed star that is very important to its' interpretation too. The fixed star Regulus, the Lion's Heart. This star is associated with a dramatic rise and dramatic or dangerous fall as well. most of us aren't in positions we can really fall from, but the President is and this Star sits on his Ascendant ( his public persona, physical body etc) AND he has Mars on top of this too - usually aggression, passion, and sometimes danger. This is why so many astrologers like me have been anticipating how this catalytic energy will play out for him and the world really depending. For us it's less likely to have sharp rise and fall or danger, but you may still feel it if your Sun or Moon falls right on this degree because it's also part of your life path.
Overall this Solar Eclipse is for you to discern and define a bold course of action and take this strong energy to kick it into motion !
New Moon SOLAR Eclipse in Leo Chart