he New Moon is on Wednesday, August 16 at 4:38 am in 23° Leo. At its best, the New Moon in Leo brings us an extra burst of creativity and a dash of joie de vivre. A Leo new moon expands our ability to lead others, but if too much ego gets mixed in, we can seem a bit overbearing.
The New Moon is square to Uranus at 23° Taurus bringing surprises that can sometimes be fun and give us a break from our everyday patterns. Uranus can also bring unexpected changes of plan. Mental flexibility and compassion for ourselves and others can help as we problem-solve these unanticipated situations.
To find the warmth and self-confidence that Leo can bring, listen to this guided meditation from Swami Jnanamudrananda.
Mercury goes retrograde on August 23 at 21° Virgo.
Uranus goes retrograde on August 26 at 23° Taurus.
With Mercury and Uranus going retrograde within days of each other, it may seem that everything goes both slower and somewhat off track. Not the best time to begin major projects. It can help to keep your focus on your most important objectives. The serendipity of the internet can lead you to information and entertainment that is interesting and fun. With these retrogrades, however, we may be doing more time-wasting online than anything productive. Clarify your own boundaries between relaxing and working to get the most benefit from these aspects.
Lin Ewing, a member of the Northern Illinois chapter of NCGR, is giving a workshop:
"Pluto, The Moon's Nodes, and Why are You Here: Pluto in Your Birth Chart as an Indicator of the Purpose of This Incarnation"
Sunday, August 27, 1 - 4 pm CDT on Zoom
Registration and payment information:
The Professional Astrology Course
Temple of Kriya Yoga
Goswami Kriyananda is the instructor via his audio recordings and writing. Marcia Sacks provides supplemental materials and answers student questions.
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.