August Horoscopes: Leo's New Moon Is A Whole Mood

Leo season is always filled with flair and fun. The Leo new moon on August 18th will have creativity at an all-time high. Leo is a fire element which means you can expect a whole lot of passion and confidence coming your way. This new moon transit is about putting some pep in your step in order to get the groove going. There won’t be an ounce of procrastination unless you’re tapping into Leo's stubborn energy.

Coming out of water Cancer season, you’ll now feel like you have something to look forward to as Leo adds spark to everyday mundane routines. This is a time to set new intentions, as you may already be aware of. Mars and Saturn are creating some tension in the sky against this new moon. There could be a back-and-forth mental game of go, stop, start as you wrestle with your own self-critic during this time. This might create more anxiety for Air signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. However, Air signs and Water signs can expect a surplus of creative encouragement. As courtesy of this new moon, the cosmos offer us a chance to lighten up. Allow yourself to kick up your feet and jumpstart your ambitious mind. Either way, let the inner child play!

Read what this new moon in Leo has in store for you on August 18th. Expect this energy to influence you for the next four weeks.

Based on your Sun Sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This new moon has you feeling charged up, Aries! You’ll want to lead and organize – things you do best! Don’t be surprised if your social activism efforts become amplified, as you’ll be inspired under Leo’s creative influence. The spotlight is yours this new moon and you’re willing to capitalize off this energy as you spearhead new initiatives. If you’re looking to start a new project at work, expect it to become a promising endeavor. Get ready to dive into creative inspiration with this new moon. Tap into your inner lion animal spirit. Lead with courage, tame the ego.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

It’s time to prioritize your sacred sanctuary called home! Be inspired to bring your new creative genius in the space that matters most: la casa. Leo’s new moon will have you indulging in “treat yo’self” mode as you decide to revamp the vision of the energy of your home. Bring joy and sunshine into your space with sunflowers or any yellow colored flowers. This is the perfect new moon to make an offering to the ancestral women in your lineage as a small token of gratitude. For those of you who have children, take some time to reconnect with them – they’ll really appreciate that.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You’re going to thrive this new moon with creative writing. You might decide to finally write that book or start that blog. Some of you might find video creation to be your newfound hobby! There’s a need to creatively express yourself to the next octave, Gemini. You never fall short of self-expression, but this Leo new moon will have you channeling energy like crazy so you’ll need to take time to ground yourself. The days might fly by and you won’t realize how busy you are, as you take up new business ideas, chat away with friends and fulfill responsibilities. This is a great time to take a short trip to keep you inspired!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancer, you’re finally feeling like things are turning in your favor and they are! Leo’s new moon gives you a newfound sense of confidence and boosts your healthy self-esteem. Some of you will be paying off some legal fees, others might have to decide how to split joint finances. But don’t worry, money will come around by the next full moon. Allow yourself to tap into the lighter side of life. Reconnect with your inner child and just have fun! Surround yourself with people who encourage you to feel free and authentically yourself. You’ll be extra giving of your personal time, and you’ll find yourself in a very giving mood. Remember, what you give out into the universe is what you reciprocate on its behalf.

Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)

You’re ready to take charge of your life come this new moon. It’s in your sign after all, and you’re feeling empowered to the max. You’re being given an opportunity by the universe to completely rewrite your identity. Maybe you’ll want a new hair color or a new place of residence. Regardless, you’re going to be feeling brand new and those who aren’t ready for this updated version of you are just going to have to deal with it! You’re determined to live your life true to your vision, and Leo, we dig it! New moon theme song for Leos? “Venus” by Bananarama. Have fun, Leos, let your sparkle shine.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

No lie, this might be a tough transit for you. This new moon is going to require you to be compassionate towards yourself as you might be working through some ego death. Instead, your time will be better spent on figuring out ways to give back to charity or humanitarian causes. There might be a family matter that reaches its peak that will require you to be the mediator and put out the flames. However, through the challenging energies of confronting your ego, you will receive assistance from your higher self and your spirit guides. This is a great new moon for you to meditate, Virgo, as you’ll be connecting with ethereal beings very easily during this transit.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

For those of you who have loved ones or parents who have passed on, expect a message from them or visitation that will help you make an important decision. This might even be a sign to get you to push the gas on the pedal to finally go after your aspirations. Libra, you’re realizing the world is your oyster. Work with Opalite crystal this new moon as you’ll gain better insight into how to take the steps forward to reach your dreams. You’re going to bring a creative idea to life that will be perceived as unorthodox and possibly futuristic. Capitalize off this enthusiasm, and watch yourself step into the spotlight.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

This is a time to really show your colleagues and superiors the type of leader you can embody, Scorpio. Don’t get into petty office drama. This is a new moon that is shining and ushering in the sun's good graces on your career sector. This can really set you up for success and some significant recognition. Personally speaking, this is a new moon that will grant you newfound enthusiasm to heal a relationship with a father or make amends with any father-like wounds. You might receive an unexpected job opportunity; it’s going to be promising. You’ll realize that opportunity waits for no one, Scorpio. As the Roman Poet Horace proclaimed, “Seize the day!”

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Take a leap of faith, Sag. No, seriously. Now is the time to take a risk and let your inspiration guide you. Adventure will be speaking to you and your soul is not willing to hold back. I’d advise you not to compromise due to fear, but you already know that. Stay grounded this new moon. There’s a possibility to get your head high in the clouds and forget about your daily routine. Spend time in nature and let her speak to you. Inspiration is all around if you’re willing to tap into stillness. Quiet the mind, and let spirit speak. You’ll hear the answers you need as you transition into this new way of life. It’s called optimism, and it’s here to stay.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Soon you’ll realize you’re undergoing a personal transformation with this Leo new moon. This is a time of stepping into your personal power and creating self-mastery. Allow your inner artist to shine. You might realize you have hidden talent or untapped skills. This new moon is encouraging you to stretch your limbs of expansion. Watch yourself grow and be amazed at your depths. This is a great time to connect with the Tarot and take up mediumship. Either way, you’ll want to explore the taboo side of life. You might collaborate or take up business with someone new. This joint venture could set you up on the path towards success.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You will be in love with love, Aquarius. Romance is sparking for you come this Leo new moon. This is a time where you’ll want to surround yourself with companionship. You might begin a new love connection. You’ll be feeling extra social with this transit and you might notice your social sector increasing. This is a time of popularity with the Sun and Moon joining forces to bring you harmony in family, friendships and love. You might even notice you’re gaining some positive attention in your career. Ride the momentum, and let yourself be inspired by this recognition as you continue forward with tenacity. You’re here to trailblaze! The universe sees your hard work, how you’ve been pretty serious all year, and they want me to tell you it’s time to relax and have fun. Go outside and get some fresh air.

Pisces (Feb 19 – March 20)

Okay, Pisces, it’s time to get organized and buy yourself a planner. Yes, we’re more than half way through the year, but there is a need to structure out your daily routine – or at least that’s the inspirational download you’ll receive this new moon. You’ll feel passionate about making constructive tweaks in your life. What needs to go? Who can stay? Where can you strive to find more balance? This new moon is all about paying attention to the little things, the details. Focus on positive affirmations and how you can create more harmony in your day-to-day habits. Your self-esteem will be amplified this new moon. You’ll take pride in your work, personal appearance and want to help others. If you’re thinking of creating a new healthy lifestyle, this is the new moon for that!

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Esoteric Esa is an intuitive mystic, conscious content creator, podcast host, YouTuber and spiritual philosopher. She's contributed astrology and metaphysical pieces for BeLatina, HipLatina, and Luna Lifted’s bruja content columns. Her past collaborations feature projects with MiTu and We All Grow Latina.

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