We all have dreams that are waiting to be realized, and the New Moon in expressive Leo on July 23, 2017, is a cosmic invitation to the dance of manifestation. We are being asked to think about those things that bring us joy, and initiate direct action to transform our fantasies into reality. Leo symbolizes the light and love that emanates from our heart center; it is the brilliance of the mid-summer Sun that encourages the bud to fully bloom under its warming rays. We are each being asked to take steps that ultimately reveal our internal beauty.
Since all New Moons are optimum times to plant the seeds of intention, there is no justification to hold back once we receive the wake-up call. The dramatic Leo New Moon's conjunction with irrepressible Mars is just one more reason to start immediately. Mars the Warrior informs us that we need to fight to express our message of truth and defend it at any cost.
Innovative thinking also accompanies this lunation as an inventive Mercury-Uranus trine opens an intellectual channel to the future. However, powerful changes take time, and the stabilizing Venus-Saturn opposition reminds us that there are no shortcuts to happiness.
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Read more in your sign's New Moon in Leo Horoscope below..
Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
You're riding high on waves of spontaneity that create the potential for all kinds of self-expression. The affectionate Leo New Moon rattles your 5th House of Romance, reinvigorating a current relationship or introducing a new partner into your life. Luckily, you find it easier to show up in social situations with a cheerful attitude and an open heart. However, there still may be fears brewing beneath the surface, preventing you from enjoying the wonderful possibilities all around you. Nevertheless, focus on the positive; the grass is always greener where you water it.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
It's time to throw a party at home or head out on the town with a few close friends. The bold Leo New Moon fires up your 4th House of Domestic Conditions, but the current focus is not necessarily on your chores or obligations. Instead, the cosmos is offering you the chance to experience pleasure in the company of those you love the most. Although the fun and games are not limited to the present moment, start planning immediately so you can fully enjoy yourself during the days ahead. A joy that's shared is a joy made double.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
It seems like magic when you can talk people into seeing things from your perspective. Fortunately, the demonstrative Leo New Moon activates your 3rd House of Communication, amplifying your gift of gab. You are optimistic that you can get your message across efficiently, but your lack of follow-through may confuse others. Nevertheless, you needn't be too concerned about anyone's reactions to your behavior. Although you are acutely aware of your priorities, you might not be ready to bring your plan to fruition. Timing is everything. Ultimately, the only person you need to prove anything to is yourself.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
Sometimes people don't stop to notice your competence because you're so adept at supporting others. However, the energy is shifting and you can proudly strut your stuff without being too self-conscious. It actually might feel amazing to appear in the spotlight while the proud Leo New Moon shakes up your 2nd House of Self-Worth. There's no reason to shy away from the recognition you rightly deserve. Bask in the warm appreciation you receive for the special gifts you bring to the party.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
A convergence of cosmic currents catches you in this magical moment, motivating you to start a personal project. Although you might feel a great sense of urgency, building momentum requires an investment of time and energy. This assertive New Moon joins macho Mars in your proud sign, inspiring you to announce your plans and take the first steps on your journey. But don't pretend all the pieces are in place when there are still so many details to be ironed out. You must maintain your enthusiasm if you are to succeed, so explore ways to sustain your determination without cooling down the heat of your passion. Live loud, love hard.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Although many people schedule their vacations over the summer, this may be a very hectic time of year for you busy worker bees. The lively Leo New Moon attempts to hide in your 12th House of Privacy, suggesting a lot is going on in your world that's invisible to others -- enough angst to make you a bit anxious. Avoid deepening a conflict with anyone for petty reasons. You really can't afford to waste any energy if you want to complete everything you start. Choose your battles carefully and save your wrath for those things that truly matter.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Managing your social calendar is often one of your top priorities. Juggling a complicated schedule seems more critical than ever while the outgoing Leo New Moon heats up your 11th House of Friends and Wishes. However, you might feel overwhelmed if you commit to more than you can handle. It's challenging to tell if your intentions are grounded in reality or if they are products of an overactive imagination. Nevertheless, it's not wise to isolate yourself. Make a plan that allows you to say yes to the most tempting opportunities, even if you are unsure of your motives. Find joy in the ordinary.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Although you might wish you had more privacy, your responsibilities to family, profession or community draw the bright spotlight toward you. The action-packed Leo New Moon highlights your 10th House of Public Life, impacting your place in the outer world. You may be tempted to overreact, but there's no need to make any immediate changes as long as you spend time reassessing your long-term goals. Initiate action only when you feel fully inspired. Joseph Campbell wrote, "If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's."
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
You are riding a new set of wild waves that are carrying you into your future. Although the theatrical Leo New Moon's presence in your 9th House of Big Ideas infuses you with optimism, you may also be hiding secrets that you don't want anyone to know. A tiny seed of self-doubt could be enough to sour your plans, especially if others catch wind of it and water it with their fears. Discretion is your friend. Actor Josh Radnor said, "Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don't."
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You strive to be in complete control of your life and the sole director of your destiny, but other people may hold some of the keys to your success. The Leo New Moon points to your 8th House of Shared Resources, indicating that working with someone else is a strategic move. However, the current situation becomes tricky if another person needlessly flaunts their power. Don't waste time fighting an obvious display of emotional insecurity. Instead, concentrate on negotiating solid agreements with your partners to ensure mutual success down the road.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
A friend or relative may be acting exceptionally nice, but you can't help but wonder if there is more going on than meets your eye. You might be feeling extra pressure to perform in a certain way while the melodramatic Leo New Moon agitates your 7th House of Companions. However, it's highly unlikely people are scheming against you. It's more likely that you're afraid to fully trust the positive vibes floating in the atmosphere. Fortunately, there's no rush; respond only when your heart is ready.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You might feel as if you're talking to a wall, especially if others seem disinterested in your story. Keep in mind the dramatic Leo New Moon occupies your 6th House of Details, making it nearly impossible to envision the entire picture. Unconsciously pushing ahead with your plans by turning them into a performance can raise the ire of your peers. Taking smaller steps allows you to make steady progress without hogging the spotlight. Ultimately, a new strategy based on toning down your vision and focusing on one project at a time is the most reliable path to your success.
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