New Moon at 18° of Leo: Mercury Retrograde in the Royal Sign of Leo – 8-11-2018

08-11-2018 New Moon
When – August 11, 2018 ~ 05:59 am EST / August 11, 2018 ~ 09:59 am UST

Corollary Full Moon at 8° of Leo
January 21, 2019 ~ 12:17 am EST / January 21, 2019 ~05:17 am UST

We have an emphasis on the Leo-Aquarius axis during this new moon lunation in the sign of Leo at 18°. Expect projects started then to reach fruition at the completing full moon on January 21, 2019.

Together, the sun at 18° of Leo, the moon at 18° of Leo, conjunct Mercury at 14° of Leo, retrograde. We can expect some complications in the arena of business, children, and creative pursuits at this time.

Mercury in retrograde at 14° of Leo will also square Jupiter at 14° of Scorpio; perhaps our communications, our movements, will meet with a challenge as Jupiter expands the need for control and hidden secrets. We may have to transform our communications to be adequately heard or find ourselves stifled.

In addition, Neptune at 15° of Pisces forms an inconjunct to Mercury at 14° of Leo, and the sun and moon at 18° of Leo. We may find that we become indecisive in our lives where before we were certain of ourselves, but prior obligations prevent us from changing course. We are pulled into service against our will, but cannot back out.

Venus at 4° of Libra is in her dignity, but while her placement here is a happy one, she fields multiple aspects.

Venus at 4° of Libra trines Mars at 0° Aquarius, and our relationships with men and the male principle should prove magnetic and fast moving. Flirty Venus in Libra has the power to take the feistiness out of the Aquarius Mars contrarian stance.

Venus squares Saturn at 3° Capricorn, and here there might be a crunch in finances or a constraint in relationship, there might be demands from career that tread on a planned party, and our fun has to be cancelled – or at least given a rain check.

Venus also trines Black Moon Lilith at 0° Aquarius (which is also conjunct Mars retrograde). As a result, there should be a delightful fusion of feminine powers. You might be more seductive or glamorous than usual, just be careful your assertiveness doesn’t run away with you in this Mars energy. Too much glamour might cause some friction in the public and private sphere, so safeguard yourself against decisions that could negatively affect your reputation.

Mars at 0° Aquarius retrograde, also squares Uranus at 2° Taurus. This could raise the stakes of the unexpected and of combativeness. Men may find themselves in the grip of a mood swing, angry with small irritations one minute, and detached and frustrated by boredom the next. The best antidote to staying out of trouble is to keep busy and keep physically active, and most of all, take all precautions I sports to stay safe and ward off accidents.

With Mars also facing a semi-square to Neptune at 15° Pisces, be careful not to over indulge in drinking or escapist pursuits. It’s one thing to do something to let off steam, and completely another to do it to the exclusion of all else. All things in moderation, and again, be wary of the potential for accidents should Neptune’s influence add confusion where you least expect it.

North node at 5° Leo opposes Mars at 0° Aquarius, retrograde, which will agitate this sense of rebellion – and that is precisely the impulse that we should strive to avoid, for it will work against our north node karmic future that asks for a more Leonine consideration – the service of a king, for instance, will be a trait more rewarding but also harder to achieve at this time.

~11TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL ZUBRAH~

The mane. Good for voyages, gain by merchandise, redemption of captives. With moon here, plant, marry, but do not navigate.
– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

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