Continuing on with the Sun conjunct Jupiter in Leo theme, the New Moon in Leo (on July 26th) will be powered up by its conjunction to Jupiter. The New Moon will be at 3 degrees and Jupiter will be at 2 degrees Leo, so that's an almost exact fusion of possibility/expansion (Jupiter) with new beginnings. All in the sign of Leo; pride, showmanship, drama, celebration, creativity, heart.
Talk about the roar that lets everyone know this is it. Adding some teeth to that roar, we have Mars (action, initiative) at 0 degrees Scorpio, throwing an intense square to the New Moon. Mars square any New Moon suggests aggressive energy. Not just a new start, but an assertive push. And Mars in Scorpio can be obsessively assertive. Tunnel vision on what must happen now. I'll write an additional post about Mars' transit through Scorpio, btw.
But this New Moon. Yeah, it'll be intense. I'm not too worried about it, because I'm liking Jupiter conjunct the Sun and Moon. That's the prize, the Big Thing that you'll want because it's so shiny. Yes, Jupiter can stir up existing crap, but when it's fused with a New Moon...it just feels like really good potential. What will create static is that square to Mars, but even then, you can use the tremendous amount of energy to propel yourself forward in a positive direction. 0 degrees Scorpio in your chart (where transiting Mars will be) is where you'll encounter a trigger; a challenge, competition, an obsessive urge. 0-6 degrees Leo is where the new potential will be.
The question is, what will you do with Mars' push? Will you let the obsessive urge control you, or will you step up and use the raw energy to power up this New Moon's potential in the best possible way?
Here's some positive/negative keywords, to help focus your New Moon intentions:
- determined to succeed/determined to make others look bad
- being noticed for what you've created/being noticed for throwing a diva- tantrum
- powering up your special purpose/powering up a jealousy-driven crusade
You get the idea. The best use of this Moon's energy will be to concentrate on what you have to offer. Not what you don't have, not what they have, and not what you feel has been taken away. A triple conjunction of Jupiter, the Sun and Moon promises something bright (it's just a promise, because you're still in chapter one), but Mars is there in the Scorpio shadow. The brighter the promise, the darker the shadow. You can't ignore the Shadow, but you can take what it offers (jealousy/anger/fear-driven aggression) and use that energy to add more power to your purpose. Whether it's your Shadow or someone else's, take the challenge as a sign that you're onto something big. And then nurture your creation, your newly emerging sense of pride, the book you're working on, the new romance, the new outfit...whatever.
What do you want to be noticed for?
If you have natal or progressed planets/angles/Nodes from 0-6 degrees of the Fixed or Fire signs, you'll feel this Moon most intensely. But it's so strong, everyone can make use of it.
As a side note, there will be a New Moon eclipse (an even more powerful new beginning) at 0 degrees Scorpio on October 23rd, 2014. This connects the Leo New Moon and the Scorpio eclipse, suggesting this New Moon will have an impact that reaches quite far. Keep your eye on 0 degrees Scorpio (in your chart). There's something brewing in the shadows, so shine some light on it now and check it out. It's not going away, and it could be your source of power in the future.