New Moons are times of seeding, new slow beginnings, to intent a major project or to simple initiate a new healthier emotional cycle
New Moon in Leo: The most entertaining, creative and the warmest of all the New Moons annually available. Today there is an invitation to begin with artistry
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“Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely.”
― Jean Piaget
New Moon in Leo Child
New Moon in Leo children are exceptional, they are as shine as the reflection of the golden rays of the sun in a glossy white marble, provoking others with their generosity that something seems too good to be true, but that’s their nature, undeniable! These natives are full of self-expression, they have no shame of being who they are, and usually want to cause with their self-image. New Moon Leo natives are known for their true sense of faithfulness to the people they love, also something to be proud of when in the life of these creatures. The Leo sign has a fixed nature and fire element, therefore we see a fire that is nowhere to go but to burn eternally in only one place, indicating the latent urge to dramatically increase such fire in order to reach the borders of life. The philosophy I just created serves as an illustration to the understanding of how the Sun and Leo urge to be absolute.
Leo is the 5th sign in the Zodiac thus it occupies the 5th position in the astrological wheel. Also known as The house of the Sun – once the luminary is Leo’s rulership. The Sun represents our ever burning fire, the legit child inside of us all, that creative burst that can only come from our most innocence-self, no corrupted neither unvirtuous energy is is experienced with the Sun, however when planets transit such house where our ego is placed at, for example, malefic planets, they can alter the expression in which one experiences the events related to the house. But at its best, this is the house of fun, romantic meetings, casual dates, children, leisure time activities, all those things in which we spend time having a blast and all the entertaining world we take grand pleasure with. Whatever planets in the 5th house, the native’s urge will be about showing off the best of the planet’s operation and rarely the adverse part of it. The individual wishes as a consequence, to the planet in question to behave like the Sun, shiny and pretty even when impossible, the faith one can keep up with the best of the planet’s energy in this house is encouraging and outstanding.
Graduated in Biology, soon he became interested in researching the development of knowledge in humans. Jean William Fritz Piaget (born in Neuchâtel, Swiss; 9 August 1896 – 16 September 1980) was a renowned Swiss psychologist and philosopher known for his pioneering work in the field of children’s intelligence, being considered one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. He advocated an interdisciplinary approach to the epistemological research and founded the Genetic Epistemology, theory of knowledge based on the study of the psychological genesis of human thought. Piaget actually spent much of his professional career interacting with children and studying their thought process. His studies had a major impact on the fields of psychology and pedagogy. Jean Piaget was an exceptional kind of person. Since early age Jean Piaget had showed his powerful ability of observation.
His rising sign is in Gemini, an airy sign boosted with observational skills and intelligence, not to mention 2 major generational planets conjunct the 1st house (powerful Pluto and hypersensitive Neptune), affecting all of his vision of the world in general. Piaget was a prodigy child, becoming interested in natural history when a child, it is said that at his 11 years old, he published his first paper on his observation of an albino sparrow he noticed in the city’s square, leading the brief studying to be considered the beginning of his outstanding scientific career. In the 4th house we see the events related to the childhood of the person, while the 3rd house we see events related to the learning process of the child in school, with siblings and of the mind. Notice the Leo Stellium sharing both 3rd and 4th houses among Jupiter the universal teacher conjunct the cusp of the 4th house, telling us such child would show his gifts since young age, and the New Moon in Leo only do but to enhance the energy to its most creative potency. Fire signs are tendency of the all Zodiac element’s triplicities, they usually put their ‘discoveries’ out there and make them universal. The theories of Jean Piaget try to explain how intelligence develops in humans (specially in children), hence the name given to his science of Genetic Epistemology (the theory of knowledge), which is understood as the study of the mechanisms of increased knowledge.
The 3rd house is where a human experience its pure intellect, here we hardly choose what to learn, it is the natural process of learning, while the 9th house represents the selective mind in which a human can decide rather or not that is worthless to maintain as truth to their hearts, to their capacity to simulate what kind of information will be useful in the near future. In Jean’s natal chart, the ruler of the 3rd which is the Moon, and the ruler of the 9th house (Saturn) are in almost exact square, remembering the New Moon falls in the sign of pedagogo Leo. The New Moon falls in the first house of intellect, that is, the house of Gemini and Mercury – the 3rd house of early education; in the year of 1921 when Jean wrote his first pedagogical theories, Neptune was transiting exact his New Moon in Leo (that is, the Sun as well) in the 3rd house. That year, Mars was also transiting the first quadrant of his chart to the second, that means Mars was activating his Leo Stellium among a conjunction to transiting Neptune. Mars is his 6th and 11th houses ruler. Mars ruled his daily life mundane activities (6th house – other house of Mercury) as well as his wishes and hopes for the future located in 11th house, the modern house of Uranus.
His studies of pedagogy revolutionized education because they actually overthrew various views and traditional theories related to learning, and that is Uranus! The planet square all his Leo Stellium, rebelling all his understanding about education while taking it to another level of perception. Realize that his natal Uranus was also conjunct traditional Saturn. We realize the T-square formed by Mars in Taurus opposite Uranus in Leo and both square Moon, Sun, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury all in Leo. With North Node in Aquarius it forms a grand fixed cross, indicating all his contribution to society where ‘intelligence’, children and knowledge are concerned. Jupiter wants to teach what is right, Saturn wants to teach you what is wrong, what you shouldn’t have done. But Jupiter wants more of you, it wants you to expand with such information, this is not the malefic teacher but the benevolent one. Saturn is conjunct Uranus in Scorpio in Jean’s chart, a none-conformist of regular rules and traditional understanding of society, and while in penetrating Scorpio, it offers a wild but deep focus on a subject of interest while shaking the foundation of what was considered a taboo in his life time. His natal Saturn more specifically was square his natal Moon by 1° orb only.
In 1918 while living in Zurich, Piaget worked in a psychology lab and apprenticed in clinical psychiatry, that year Jupiter entered Gemini, the planet of university and higher learning, thus it was transiting his 1st house while conjunction his natal Neptune and Pluto in Gemini. Jupiter is the planet that expands, and in Gemini, it expands our mental skills. In French, he studied psychopathology at the University of Sorbonne while conducting researches on the characteristics of child’s thought with French children and those mental disabled. Gemini and Virgo share the same planet ruler in astrology, that is, Mercury, the planet of the intellect and perception. As Gemini rises in Jean’s chart, Mercury is automatically ruler of the entire chart. Mercury is also ruler of his 5th house of children. Mercury shares the same and exact degree of Venus in Leo, which also rules the 5th house of children once the sign is intercepted in that house (in the milled of 2). So, we notice how important Mercury and Gemini for that matter, are in his chart, transiting as well as natal. The Jupiter transit actually activated his observational skills leading him to own a gift that was innate after all, initiating a process of learning and teaching, theorizing and applying it as truth.
Are you ready to seed new Intentions?
“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”
― Jean Piaget
Note I: By the time the Full Moon in Aquarius comes in 15 days from now, it will be an almost eclipse, and for that I wouldn’t actually count that as an eclipse, perhaps a slight initiation provoked by but nothing major, why? timeanddate.com calculations show that the Sun, Earth, and Moon will be very closely aligned on this day, but there will be no lunar eclipse. There are several different ways to calculate eclipses, so some sources are listing this event as a penumbral lunar eclipse. In any case, viewers on Earth will not be able to see the Earth’s shadow on the Moon. So enjoy this New Moon cycle without feeling ‘eclipsed’ by 15 days from now.
Note II: The Saturn square Neptune is far in this particular new beginning, but the orbs are still countable. Once Saturn in Sagittarius is direct at 09° degrees in August 13th, it will soon square exact Neptune in September 11th, and for the sake of the Moon, we see her transiting tropical Sagittarius in both these days just cited. Interesting huh? The truth will be put under files for many people, Saturn means governmental and monetary issues to additional capitalist, Neptune is socialist an cares about humanity and the perfect society but it needs to sacrifice something really personal in order to transcend individual’s needs that are ego-based. I see a leader being arrested, captured or even killed, a powerful one, now, if that leader has high morals or not I couldn’t tell. The New Moon has ‘visibility’ in most part of Northern and Southern hemispheres, where the Moon and the Sun are at their highest position in the sky settling down to the west where Brazil is located at concerning the luminaries. While in Russia, North and South Korea, Japan, west of Australia and New Zealand are having the Moon rising on the East. The rest of the world will have their darkest night of the month as the Sun and the Moon are in opposite directions of the globe. Let’s see.
The most creative of all the New Moon has come, finally, with dramatic but well-studied entrance, the New Moon in Leo is trine Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius. Saturn has been in aspect with nearly all the New Moons so far in 2016. This is important, Saturn is still retrograde after 4 months and a half, all these New Moon with Saturn Rx in Sagittarius we were able to practice internal structure, others crumbled or simple denied every truth around the house it is transiting and the planets it is touching to natal ones. But once direct as told in August 13th, the denial will be burned out, there will be no more resistance to the truth, although the path to get there may be slow, as with Saturn, everything is.
Today you are invited by the Moon and the Sun to share with them, your intentions. I am Sun/Mars and Moon in Cancer, I really understand how our intentions have further development once settled in the mind and unconsciousness of the native as the consciousness allow such expression to happen in furtherance. But since this is a New Moon in the sign of ‘look at me’ Leo, we are going to talk about that. If you notice the Leo glyph ♌ – we realize how much that reminders us of the lion’s tail. Renowned for its majesty, “the king of the jungle” reunites in its image both beauty and strength. When you look at a lion, it seems it is always proud of who ‘he/she’ is while sitting under the Sun with all that vary of colors in yellow-brow coats, slowly closing their eyes projecting the presence of a king. Mature male lions are unique among big cats due the thick brown or black manes that encircle their necks and protect them while fighting. This is a masculine sign, lions are bigger when male than female according to statistics, and both genres can reach loud roars that can be heard from 5 miles away. Lions are the second largest living feline species, second only to the tiger. Leo is governed by the Sun, today we are giving that chance, to roar so loud people will hear from us over miles away. This lunation we are giving the opportunity to start something really creative from the sketch, something you can be really proud of.
The New Moon falls in first decanate of Leo, although some astrologers will consider it to be falling in the second once the Moon is at 10° degrees and 57′ minutes almost completing 11° degrees. But this detail can drastically change the whole picture. The second decanate’s ruler of Leo is Jupiter. Jupiter is moving fast and forward and has nothing to do with the New Moon, it is isolated indeed, it is not even forming the T-square anymore by countable orbs, it has now reached its 22° degrees. I will stick to the Sun. Its seems this will be a lunation to be heard, seen and definitely to road out loud, such seeds will be very shiny and will need a total attention of yours when the Full Moon in Leo comes in 6 months from now, as shiny as they were, you will know the event was brought up by today’s new Moon emotional cycle. The Sun/Moon then trines Saturn by 1° orb. This tells me we are about to give our newly seeds a complete different structure, with many vibrant colors attached but we are to be very realistic about it. Mars has just entered Sagittarius (o° degrees), a complete different approach to achieve our goals will be standard as one reached for the truth of one’s own seeds. Mars lift up the condensed veils of dark Scorpio as daring as he is and reached the fiery eternal light of Sagittarius, the truth-seeker. From this New Moon, we no longer want our actions underground but above it. Although Saturn, the mainly planet the New Moon touches, is square Neptune, the Sun and Moon in Leo provide us with self-discipline and tremendous energy to keep going the rough waters of Neptune and to destroy the rigid walls of Saturn we have considered under all its retrograde period we are still under, because the Sun when it is in Leo, brings us a sense of self that is comfortable the consciousness, that is, we are instigated to feel more proud of ourselves than ever, and when the Moon comes forming a new phase, it invites us to look the best of us in order to reach emotional satisfaction.
Seeing closer the chart, independently of the New Moon, there are others factor going on behind the wheel, which I think is prudent to briefly discuss about them; and in this case that would be the still going T-square where Saturn in Sagittarius is at the apex of the T-square and retrograde (meaning it will be experiences inwardly mostly) where it square Jupiter in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces.
THE T-SQUARE – Although Jupiter is moving on, it is clear to astrologers by the geometry formed by planets in the skies, the zodiacal aspect known as the “T-square” is particular in this new beginning, which means this will be a very challenging lunation. It will deal about beliefs, religion, idealism, irrationality and human’s unconscious is lightly more sensitive. Here, we are motivated by an accumulation of personal self-interests, which can make us communicate and pass on the wrong information. Prejudice, feminism, machismo, women in power, religion and beliefs will be major thematic the next 28 days or so, again! A T-square is the aspect more dynamic than the opposition itself, because it actually involves one opposition and 2 squares from the apex which in this case is Saturn Rx, the opposition then lies between Jupiter in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces. The recent New and Full Moons also had this configuration which is expected within the short window of time. A hard stimulation coming from the skies, it forces us to look for alternatives, for challenging that don’t exist but will if you act, and this is especially because the configuration urges us to foster ambition, and transiting Saturn will tell exactly where (the house it is transiting my dear, in your own chart). Neptune transit in the chart shows you where you are putting a beautiful scene, glamorizing… Jupiter transit in the chart shows you where your higher vision is being influenced, the house it occupies will tell you where exactly, and between these two planets, we are about to experience witchcraft, the square to Saturn though reveals an urgency to get matters done and resolved.
- The Saturn/Neptune square – The combination by itself between the two planets is the major player in astrology for 2016. Saturn will be direct again on August 13th 2016, then it will square Neptune again on September 11th at 10° degrees either Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius. However, be ready for a restorative yet rousing Saturn trine Uranus by the end of 2016.
- Recently, Jupiter exactly opposed Neptune in Pisces and squared Saturn in Sagittarius and if you turn on the TV for an instant on the news, things are getting rougher with ISIS taking over, conflicts kept in constant motion to promote violence on the Middle East. ISIS live map, shows an expansion of territory since the last Full Moon in Sagittarius, which still increases their control [watch here by yourself].
- See here to read “The Astrology of the recent Orlando’s Pulse club attack“.
Qualities and Elements
- 18% Cardinal
- 55% Mutable
- 55% Fire
- 36% Earth
- 0% Air
- 9% Water
The chart shows a preponderance of Cardinal and Mutable qualities, we are more than just able to initiate a process of rebirth, we are willing to cooperate with the flow, something that cardinal people fail to understand, the more mutable energy, the easiest to adapt to changes carried on by the New Moon cycle. The medium percentage of fixed signs, is still enough for us to ground ourselves into the physical reality and act cautiously.
The Full Moon’s chart shows a complete lack of Air signs, while the majority of the planets are transiting in fire, earth and water signs. The elements in astrology are the essence of all the energies at the game, the lack of element Air compromises our intellect, interpretation of reality, jeopardizing our arguments and the capacity to rightly analyze events, people and ourselves. The fact by itself assures the lack a precise rational perspective in oneself and the world, but we are willing to overcome that with courage and will, persistence and practicality, emotional intelligence and sensitiveness towards others. A wise and sufficient instruction, would be finding in practical forms in real life the element the lunation most lacks, which in this case, is the element of Air. The chart tells planet Earth is already balanced with other elements by planetary astrological alignments, therefore, equivalence must be afforded through thinking, reflecting and using logic to close chapters.
“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
FIRST OF ALL, SEE HOW IS YOUR SUN, MOON AND RISING SIGN CONDITIONS IN THE TABLE BELOW – HOW ARE THEY COMPATIBLE TO THE LUNATION?
Here we are dear ones; Remember, here we are unconsciously dealing with beginning not with endings, somehow our body will respond to the Moon’s cycle that way, simple as that.
12 Ways people in general are about to experience whenever the Moon is New and is in Leo:
- very dramatic
- wanting to be a star (add the field of choice)
- feeling irradiante/radiant
- wanting to lead a major project
- strong sense of individuality
- strong sense of inner-self
- needing to create something new and breathtaking
- wanting to investigate what is essential in life
- wanting to open a new business in the entertainment area
- feeling very proud and pleased of the self
- wanting to be honored or special in some form or another
- wanting to be the center of attention
12 Questions that serve as self-awareness to the lunation in question:
- How do you think others feel about you? about who you are?
- Are you proud of who you are?
- What are the things that complete you?
- What is your essence?
- Do you keep your inner child awake?
- Do you enjoy being the center of a conversation with friends?
- Does your boss like you?
- Are you, as a boss, arrogant or humble?
- How often do you entertain yourself?
- How often do others praise you?
- How often do you wanna be noticed?
- Are you a person that feels emotion like if you were in a very old movie?
SECONDLY, SEE WHERE THE LUNATION EXACTLY FALLS IN YOUR OWN ASTROLOGICAL CHART, WHAT HOUSE?
Gambling on the future you
In 2002, the website American Psychological Association published an article entitled “Gambling on the future you” on gambling that helps explain why we make commitments we later regret. Leo is the sign that gambles, the risk-taker where with the Sun, they want to risk everything for the new sunshine of tomorrow, not caring enough for their daring actions of the night before. Fire signs, are optimistic by nature, by their elementary position they are already blessed with keeping up faith and are the most encouraging signs of the Zodiac. However, fiery decisions are the hardest to hold up back again when the consequences hit the fan, they come back as a shooting star. Many of our long-term decisions are no perfect than you and me, we commit mistakes. Choices such as deciding the people will be in our lives in a month to a decade from now, what to eat, our marriage partner, career, etc. As Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, PhD, puts it: “We’re babysitters or caretakers or providers for our future selves, but we don’t always do such a great job of it.” The study first published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology (Vol. 131, No. 3) informs us psychologists Michael Sagristano and Yaacov Trope, PhD, and Tel Aviv University psychologist Nira Liberman, PhD, all from New York University, suggest by the research that when deciding on future courses of action, we tend to overemphasize abstract, high-level goals and ignore the concrete, low-level steps needed to reach them, telling us that as a result, our future obligations can turn out to be far riskier, laborious and more time-consuming than previously imagined. The simple method was the use of gambling tasks in order to investigate the importance of risks and rewards for decisions about the near and far future. The 5th house is where we experience our gambling in life, the events in which we risk much of all we have in order to bet for the most positive outcome. It was found through the investigation that individuals who expect to gamble in the near future prefer safe bets with small payoffs, but those who expect to gamble after a delay of several months prefer much riskier bets with high payoffs. Leo is a fixed sign, it needs to load up before gambling further bets, unless there is an addiction factor attached. Very different from Aquarius and the 11th house, the opposite sign and house, where here we worry much about the future that gambling seems out of the cards for many. Trope and Liberman’s anteccedent research has shown that whether humans render a future action in terms of its abstract or even concrete features, much depends on its distance in time, that is, the farther away it seems to be – the more we think about it in the theoretical format, leading one’s best guess with a dramatic impact on the decisions made. The daring analyzes also inform us how our far-future obsession with abstract goals, that is, thought of apart from concrete a reality and not knowing what to expect in the process, can cause us to focus on the desirability of an outcome while ignoring its practicability, even when the outcome is entirely arbitrary. “What these researchers are showing us is that the exact temporal distance of the future about which you are thinking makes an important difference,” says Gilbert. “They’re offering a very neat psychological explanation for a very robust economic phenomenon.” However, the studying of this particular phenomenon wasn’t new. George Loewenstein, PhD, a professor of psychology and economics at Carnegie Mellon University, provides the simple example of an academic who decides months in advance to attend a conference in Europe: “The higher-level idea of going to Europe is really exciting you know, international travel… but then a week before the trip you start thinking about jet lag, about preparing the talk, how to cover your classes, getting your passport,” he reports. The idea of international travel to the academic is thrilling, exciting and it surely brings antecedent thoughts of happiness and fun, the former is here abstract, high-level and superordinate; but when the individual develops in the mind the whole process of practicability that needs to be done before such fun to happen, “getting the passport” and all of bureaucracy, the latter is concrete, low-level and subordinate. This examples resumes the typical of the difference between thinking about the distant future and thinking about the near future, say Trope and Liberman. “In the distant future,” explains Trope, “we think about how much the outcome is attractive to us. In the near future, we think, ‘Is it feasible?'” – According to Trope and Liberman’s, here we see the nature in the differences in construal level (CLT) may be able to explain why the attractiveness of a trip to Europe declines as it grows nearer in time, as in this case, the concrete details are less pleasant than the abstract goals.
Having the final considerations considered, I hope now you become more vigilant when betting your own future, gambling on this that shouldn’t be seen as a gamble but important life choices. In the 5th house, we just want to enjoy life and not get it too serious, here is where we demand of no future’s worries neither wishing to have one, but simple exist in its most creative form of living. Here, at this house people are blazing to play, burning to speculate and impulsive to gamble.
Today we are about to celebrate it with a very dramatic unconscious behavior, for that, the sky announcing to humans and planet Earth: a New Moon in Leo – The most causative of all the New Moons by any astrological means. The house the Sun and Leo govern is the 5th house. In the session “Study Astrology” – “Houses” here at the website, I wrote about each house:
- 5th house – Leo wants to affirm the unique expression of being, in this house we learn that creativity allows us to achieve our higher sense of self, and it becomes clear we are special somehow and unique, here the order is to create from the source, to feel the joy of being alive and full of life, Leo wants the world to know their presence and…
The 5th house is where humans literally experience their identity, which can be confused with the 1st house of appearance. While the 1st house we keep ourselves under a mask, the 5th house is where we explore the originality inside us, the place where we no longer hide but simple exist, as a unique being. Planets transiting the 5th house can activate our original self, demanding the individual to be truth to oneself despite efforts to control the self-image from the 1st house says otherwise. When the Sun transits the 5th house of children and play, we want to enjoy what life has best to offer, that includes many entertaining activities. If that is not possible, the native will definitely feel more dynamically creative at work, at home, or in others kind of institutions. When Venus transits the 5th house, there could be many real possibilities of blind dates or casual romances, sometimes leaving emotional damaged when leaving such house of wild sex but erratic relationships from such placement, if not, the reinvigorating night could be used as a simple pleasure to dramatically fuel one’s life when in lack of it for a certain time. Ok enough of dirty talk. As far the 5th house is a succedent point in any astrological wheel, the 5th house is where humans concentrate their projects at certain transits here, at this point we no longer want to initiate something meaningful, but want to develop what has been started from the 4th house’s actions. Here we are told by astrology, the 5th house is where and how our latent and fiery creative expression can be explored at its maximum, our relationship with children can be seen here and the interest to exert an authority figure to such angels of innocence. Events occurring to our children, the coming of a child, the pregnancy couple’s expectations and validation, can be identified here in this house of the Sun and Leo, the house that curiously is related to events that brings the sudden interest for games and gambling. In solar returns, it is always interesting to notice that whenever planets are there connected with the Sun (even if the Sun is in another house, specially if in Succedent house), the native, if possible, is going to experience a great development of the creative self, an old sport is practiced again (vitality), romances are felt more passionate specially if really wanted/wished/praised by the other partner where the attention is fixed and aroused. This is not a discreet house like the antecedent 4th house, the 5th house we need to shine our self in order to be seen by the 11th house further on. The second fire house (meaning it is succedent) needs freedom of expression, otherwise it has problems, here in the 5th house we need to reintegrate our-self to establish a direction to the energy that shall be put into a fixed state, and that is usually spiritually motivated. As part of the quadruplicity of the fixed signs and ruling Succedent houses (the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th houses) it rightly tells us the experiences will be directed towards something condensed and synoptic concerning the sphere of money and possessions (2nd house), affecting the way we spend time to enjoy life (5th house), the events surrounding deaths around the individual and its own (8th house), and last but not least, as a consequence, the native’s hopes for the future and wishes (11th house) will be resulted of that coherence where it can be applied.