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Full Moon: 05˚ Leo 59’ | BST: Jul.28.2022, 6:55 pm | EDT: Jul.28.2022, 1:55 pm

Family, emotional bonds and attachments were on the agenda for the Cancer lunation. By now, and after a couple of the twists and turns that happened along the way, I hope you have a clearer perspective of who belongs to your inner circle and where you can lay down your roots.

This lunar month brings along an enthusiastic mood, very fitting to the Leo vibe. But underground some earthshaking events are in the making. Expect to have your world rocked in unforeseen ways. We are, once again, at the bending between past and future, and the shift will be surprising.

The sign of Leo

Heated by the fixed fire of the Sun, the Lion is as generous as our star, spreading their light and their warmth onto the people around them. They never go unnoticed, and they can truly be a role model and a source of inspiration. On the shadow side of this sign we find vanity, pride and self-conceit.

When Leo’s light is not just superficial, but irradiates from their inner truth, their exuberance and spontaneity are a reflection of their optimism, confidence and willfulness. This sign can be a powerful source of loving creativity, as is the planet ruling it, the mighty Sun.

Trine to Jupiter in Aries

The lights are making a harmonious trine to benefic Jupiter, that emphasizes the emotional and enthusiastic nature of this fiery new moon. You feel the drive to step outside and show yourself, be it at work, in a relationship, or in any other area where you need to tell the world who you are and what you are creating.

This in itself might not be anything new, but the confidence and faith that you are now experiencing are thrusting you to the stage, with no place for hesitations or self-doubt. That being said, be sure to have a clear and creative purpose in mind so that this movement you so want to make doesn’t become a meaningless display of vanity.

Uranus in Taurus

Even though Uranus is not in contact with this new moon, this planet is going to be activated throughout the month of August. Uranus is the breaker of chains and the destroyer of walls, it signifies changes, shifts and the chaos they entails. But also freedom from obsolete structures, emancipation of the oppressed and moves us forward into the future.

Since 2018, when it entered the sign of Taurus, the changes are focused on taurean themes like stability, food, money, territory and sustainability in general.

Last year, Saturn, the planet of structures and institutions, in Aquarius, was squaring Uranus, and resisting those changes. This year, not just that square isn’t as strong anymore, but also with the North Node in Taurus, Uranus has more leeway to do what it came for.

Mars conjunct Uranus and the North Node in Taurus

In the week after the new moon, Mars, the planet of war and desire, will meet with erratic Uranus. This reunion is happening in the presence of a third party, the North Node, that will amplify the outcome of that conjunction.

The ground is moving under your feet, a tectonic shift has been in the making for some time, and now is the moment for its effects to be felt. Maybe you feel like it came out of the blue, but when you look closely, you’ll find you have been inviting this change for some time.

Whether it is something you need to leave behind, or something you want to initiate, it’ll be a break up from what you already know. But don’t be shy, go out and meet it with open arms, it’s your future that you are welcoming.

On the other hand be mindful of your moral righteousness and don’t let it slip into defiance or even aggression, this could happen faster than you think. For good and also for bad we are all feeling audacious and imprudent.

Mars in Taurus squaring Saturn in Aquarius

This powerful thrust forward will not happen without resistance, and is challenged by the relentless nature of Saturn. Depending on the role this planet plays in your chart, you may either encounter obstacles that will force you to be more aggressive than you were expecting to be; or you may be the one fighting to stop the inexorable change.

Either way this will cause the impact to be stronger and more volatile than you could have anticipated. Be conscious of what is holding you back, remember that the movement forward is inevitable, and that sooner or later you’ll have to face the consequences of whatever you do right now.

New Moon synthesis

This lunar cycle will be more impactful for those with strong placements in fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. If this is not you, nevertheless, be aware of the areas of your chart occupied by these signs, especially Taurus.

To better navigate the next four weeks, it’ll help to ask yourself, how can I be more independent and self-reliant? What part of my life is in need of a revolution? Am I being to forceful when I share my truth with others? How is the fear of rejection and abandonment keeping me from expressing my true self?

We are halfway between eclipse seasons, halfway between what we have been and what we will become. This is one of those moments when fate closes its grip on us and we are shoved into a new reality whether we like it or not. Take the audacity, the confidence and the boost that will be thrown your way this month to take a cosmic step ahead into what you already know you can become.