It’s a New Moon in Leo! Leo rules the matters of the 5th house of the zodiac: creativity, children (including our own inner children), courage, entertainment, romance, and all that is BIG and from the heart. With new moons marking a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, and renewed resolutions, this lunation is telling us to forge our own paths, trusting ourselves and the universe, and pursue only what feels meaningful and right in the heart. It is important that we allow and encourage others to do the same.
We need to learn to follow our hearts and not our fears. Leo is not afraid, and does not stay somewhere that is not supportive of him or his dreams. You’ll likely be big on expressing yourself with Leo’s performative influence and Mercury finally coming out of retrograde supporting you. Just remember, Mercury’s still its shadow phase and communication can still get confusing—just think through what you will say (maybe write it down!) before you make any big speeches.
This starting point in the moon cycle is a beautiful time for thinking deeply on what you truly want. How can you be courageous in your word and deed? What should change or stay the same to get you well aligned with the passions that make you feel positive and powerful? Think about what would support you in acting with warmth, dignity, and confidence, and choose what to call into your life or release from it accordingly. <3