The August 11th New Moon eclipse in Leo (18 deg, 5:57 AM EDT) is a doozy.
It's the focal point of a Yod, which means "challenges."
The Sun and Moon conjoin in Leo , which is a new beginning that features pride, power and attention. The Big Deal. The Sun/Moon conjoin Pallas, so we include strategies, and Mercury Rx, so we also include a clarification of what the Mercury Rx cycle (reviews, delays) has been about. The Sun conjoins Mercury Rx on August 8th, which is the midpoint of the Mercury Rx cycle and (hopefully) the ray of illumination that lets you know why everything has been happening.
Mercury Rx can be a person from your past or a messenger who drops some dramatic info. This will all be part of the eclipse.
But the Yod. Well, the Sun/Moon conjunction makes an inconjunct to Pluto Rx in Capricorn and Neptune Rx in Pisces. Neptune and Pluto sextile each other, suggesting power (Pluto) with transcendent (Neptune) abilities. The mystic, the universal transformation, the magnetic dream. But when these energies are focused (via the inconjunct) onto Leo, there is the potential to lose track of the higher vibrations and attempt to dominate others or exercise power just because. It can easily go off the rails.
Neptune can undermine Leo's pride and Pluto can intensify things to the point where it becomes an issue of pure dominance.
That's not what this eclipse is about. Ideally, you would focus on a higher purpose (there is a higher purpose...it's not just about you) through your creative drive and make it sing as you connected to the collective (the universal purpose).
Or, you could collapse under the weight of this challenge as you try to make it about a superficial gain or ego issue.
Jupiter in Scorpio will square this eclipse, so the new beginning will feel grand. You'll want to put it all out there and show the world. But you have to remember it's the point of a Yod - it won't feel quite right if you try to just make it about the flash, the glam or the celebration. There's more.
Note that Juno (contracts, agreements) opposes Jupiter, so this new beginning will also involve the polarity between expectations (Jupiter) versus the reality of a partnership agreement (Juno). This could be a new agreement/commitment, or a realization that a current agreement will never work. But Mercury Rx is in there, so this won't be a brand new issue - you've discussed this previously.
Jupiter will trine Neptune, so there's your hint- the spiritual/transcendent side of things will be expanded. Yes, you can take this further if you're going in the right direction.