This Upcoming New Moon is About to Reveal Some Exciting Things

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The season of the lion is finally here! That’s right. It’s Leo’s time to shine once again in all their bright, bold, and glamorous glory.

While the Sun is burning bright in this playful sign, we can also look forward to a glowing New Moon in the feisty sign of Leo.

With all this fiery energy, it’s the perfect time to embrace the beauty and charm of the Leo personality, as well as the energy that flows to us from a New Moon in warm and sunny Leo.

But don’t fret — you don’t have to be a Leo to take advantage of this special time. Let’s explore this astrological transit and what it means for you and your specific zodiac sign.

What the New Moon in Leo Means

To make the most of any New Moon, it’s important to understand the sign’s characteristics that the New Moon falls under. When the New Moon occurs in Leo, we can expect themes like:

  • Social energy
  • Self-confidence
  • Creativity
  • Passion

Leo encourages you to let your inner child come out and play, to allow yourself to explore the world with a fresh set of eyes. And with both the Sun and the New Moon transiting Leo, you can bet your bottom dollar that this energy will be amplified, intensified, and just as passionate as the lion of the zodiac is.

The Moon is a cyclical creature, moving through each phase of its cycle for roughly 28 days at a time.

When the New Moon occurs, you see only a tiny sliver of its silvery body in the sky, the night nearly black as pitch. And while the Full Moon offers the opportunity to close certain chapters in our lives, the New Moon does just the opposite – it opens our hearts and our minds to the possibilities of the Universe.

The New Moon represents the beginning of a new lunar cycle, and it brings with it a desire to start fresh. Think about how excited you feel when a new year approaches, with all the possibilities that lie ahead. 

The New Moon offers us a miniature experience, a chance to find a clean slate in the middle of the year.

All in all, this New Moon brings an awakening, a deeper understanding of yourself and what you want out of life. This is the time to re-evaluate your goals and dreams, to determine whether you are staying true to yourself and following your heart. Leo’s heart is massive, and it wants to make sure that your heart has room to grow as well.

What endless possibilities will you create during this transit? The choice is yours!

You might want to check out: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons

When Will the New Moon in Leo Occur?

The upcoming New Moon in Leo will occur on August 16th, 2023.

What to Expect During This New Moon in Leo

Now you know the basics of what the New Moon in Leo can tend to the table, but let’s take a deeper look at the magnetic sign of Leo and what you can expect from this New Moon!

1. Fun, Fun, Fun

The first thing you should know about Leo is that their desire for fun is second to none.

Leos want to experience all of the excitement that life has to offer, linked to the dramatic, creative 5th house. Their childlike energy urges them to gravitate towards the center of the party – they can feel joyous energy calling them from miles away.

When the New Moon occurs in Leo, you’ll also experience this need for a good time. This is not necessarily a lunar transit that asks you to kick back and reflect but rather to step outside of your comfort zone.

So take note: don’t try to force yourself into work mode during this transit, or you’ll end up feeling cranky and overworked!

2. Outgoing Energy

Leo has perfected the balance between confidence and arrogance. Leo is proud of who they are, and they won’t take things lying down – but they know when they need to back off, too. It’s time for you to find this balance and fully embrace who you are in a manner that makes others feel comfortable and delighted to be near you.

Maintain humility, but don’t forget to share your warmth and charm with the world.

The New Moon in Leo asks you to appreciate yourself to find your center of self-love while lifting up those around you.

3. Loyalty in Love

Leos have massive hearts that they wear on their sleeves, and you can expect this energy to transfer into your own spirit as well.

Sporting Leo’s Fixed modality, we may find ourselves more prone to focusing on our long-term connections. You may feel a deeper desire to not only share your affection for your loved ones more openly but also to protect them at all costs.

Use the word “love” as often as you can while the New Moon is in Leo. Share it with the world, and let your love shine through you and onto those around you!

4. Being Wholly & Fully Yourself

Leo is certainly not a shy member of the zodiac, and they aren’t afraid to show the world who they are.

This is the energy you can readily embrace while the New Moon is in Leo. Be yourself without shame, wear your heart on your sleeve, and cry in public if the mood strikes!

There is no room for embarrassment in this transit – we only have room for radical self-acceptance here.

5. Intense Passion

Leos are passionate about what they love and even more passionate about the things they don’t. Expect a surge of intense energy to wash over you at some point during the New Moon in Leo, regardless of where that energy is directed.

Maybe you’ll suddenly discover a passion for knitting, painting, or random documentaries you had no interest in before.

Whatever the case, it’s time to run with the impulse to take on that new project or hobby and flow with the passion the New Moon is handing to you.

What Does the New Moon in Leo Mean for Your Zodiac Sign?

Each sign may have different experiences with this New Moon, so let’s dive in and see what this transit means for you.

Make sure to check different placements in your birth chart to see the different interactions the Leo Moon may have with your particular planets.


Creative impulses wash over you during this New Moon. This is the time to embrace your creativity and follow these impulses. Let your heart guide you towards your newest brilliant creation, intuitive Aries.


You may feel the need to focus on your surroundings, particularly your home. Your home is a source of security, and maintaining it brings joy for a Taurus. Take some time to redecorate or organize your sacred space.


This New Moon in Leo encourages you to take a look at your existing relationships.

As Leo makes a comfortable sextile aspect to intelligent Gemini, you can contemplate questions like: are they bringing you joy or leaving you exhausted? Don’t be afraid to re-evaluate the types of connections you want in your life right now.


You may feel a strong focus on your career or foundations in your life right now, but remember to remind yourself how successful you are already. Make a list of everything you’ve accomplished and why these things make you proud.

Celebrating yourself and your successes will bring even more abundance, Cancer.


It’s your time to shine, Leo!

With both the Sun and the New Moon in Leo, you are on fire right now! Take time to do what brings you joy at the moment. Bring your inner child out to play and let them run free.

Don’t waste a moment of this special time for yourself.


The New Moon in Leo brings hidden thoughts or feelings to the surface, Virgo. It’s time to confront these notions rather than stuffing them away for a later date. Grab a notebook and a pen, and let your feelings flow through and out of you.


As a natural social butterfly, this energy makes you feel even more connected to the people you love. Any kind of conversation takes on a deep and meaningful tone.

Dig deep within yourself, Libra, to determine which connections bring you the most joy right now.


You appreciate a flair for drama during this transit, and your energy takes on an intensity that may overwhelm others. But embracing yourself is more important than making others feel comfortable with who you are. 

With the right attitude and a calm spirit, you can snag the spotlight in an ideal way, Scorpio.


You’re dying for adventure and new experiences right now. Maybe you’re looking for ways to change things up and take new directions, Sag. Digging into your intuitive center and following the wisdom you find will take you where you want to be.


Your private affairs are brought into focus, and you may have to deal with emotional situations that you’d rather brush under the rug. Don’t shy away from these experiences because facing them will bring peace and understanding for you, Capricorn.


With the New Moon in Leo, it’s easier than ever for you to be affectionate with your loved ones, Aquarius. Embrace this unusual energy and let the love flow from your heart to the world around you. You’d be surprised at how much joy this will bring to others!


Creativity is the name of the game for you, Pisces. You can expect a surge of artistic energy that encourages you to find new and exciting ways to express yourself. Try new things, experiment with new mediums, and let your creativity flow.

A Leo New Moon Ritual

You’ve got the full picture now: you know what the New Moon in Leo is, what Leo energy brings to the table, and how your zodiac placements will wrestle with this passionate transit.

Now let’s look at how you can put that knowledge into action with a simple New Moon ritual.

Because this is a New Moon, you’ll benefit from manifestation work and setting your intentions. Here is what you will need for your ritual:

  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Piece of citrine
  • Jar of purified water

Step 1

Take your supplies outside, somewhere where you can feel the energy of the New Moon – even if you don’t see it. Seated comfortably, light a candle or turn on a light so that you can see comfortably. Take a moment to breathe deeply and allow your energy to settle.

Step 2

Meditation under the New Moon can increase your intuition and help you connect to the energy of the Universe. Close your eyes and breathe in and out until you feel harmonized with the world around you.

Step 3

Once you’ve reached a relaxed state of being, open your notebook, grab your pen, and hold your citrine in your left hand. While gathering the abundant energy of citrine, write down all of the things you want to manifest and attract into your life.

Leave no stone unturned. No detail left out. Be as specific as possible when considering what you want to manifest because you will attract exactly what you imagine.

Step 4

Once you’ve created your list, find a spot on the Earth where you can bury it. Once the list is buried, pour a small amount of your jarred water over the area. Then place your jar on top of the fresh soil and allow it to sit under the Moon’s energy overnight.

Step 5

In the morning, collect your Moon water and take sips throughout the day, each time imagining your manifestations coming to fruition. Try to feel the gratitude and appreciation before it has even made its way into your life. Imagine how wonderful you’ll feel when your dream finally comes true.

Embracing Your Genuine Self This New Moon in Leo

Overall, this is not the time to overthink things–the New Moon in Leo encourages a connection to your internal wisdom, a union with your intuition. It’s an easy, breezy, beautiful transit of love and light that encourages you to appreciate both yourself and others.

It’s time to have fun, to share love, to be yourself. It’s time to let your inner child come out and play.

What are your New Moon wishes?

Related article: Try This Tarot Spread for the New Moon in Leo

About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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