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Black Moon in Leo – 19 August 2020

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Astrology - Daily Predictions
Astrology - Daily Predictions

General Predictions for the New/Black Moon in Leo:

On August the 19th, at 02:42 UT the Moon meets the Sun, in Leo, forming the New Moon. This New Moon is also a Black Moon. Depending on where you live, this Black Moon can take place on your 18th of the month.

What is a Black Moon?

There are two common definitions of the Black Moon. The one most of us know is that it is the second New Moon of the month, according to the political calendar.

The second common definition of the Black Moon is that it is the third New Moon of a four New Moons season. As seasons have three months, they usually have three New Moons. But, every about two years and a half a season can have four New Moons, instead. When this happens, the third New Moon is considered to be a very powerful Black Moon. The New Moon of the 18th/19th of August will be the third New Moon, out of a total of four New Moons this summer. The fourth will take place on the 17th of September, while the Sun will enter Libra on the 22nd of September, starting autumn. Therefore, the New Moon of August is, by this definition, a very powerful Black Moon.

A significantly better period starts:

On the 20th Mercury, still in conjunction with the Sun, enters Virgo, and the Sun follows on the 22nd. Although no other planet changes its zodiac during the waxing Moon period, this is an important change. When Mercury enters Virgo, and until the Sun exits it, on the 22nd of September, a Grand Triangle will be active in the Earth signs. Of course, this will bless mostly those of the three Earth signs, those having any of them as an ascendant and those with many planets of their natal chart in the Earth signs, but it will bless all other zodiacs, as well.

On the downside, Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto who participate in this triangle, other than Mercury and the Sun, are in retrograde motion. Furthermore, the period that the triangle will be active in all three “directions” won’t be a month. It will be from the 25th of August and until the 13th of September. Nonetheless, for the rest of the period, at least two of them will be active, so the Grand Triangle will be blessing us significantly throughout the whole month.

Also on the downside, during the waxing Moon period we already have 6 retrograde planets, 5 major ones and Chiron, and, now, Mars has slowed down a lot, and will be slowing down even more, as it will be turning retrograde during the coming waning Moon period. Jupiter, too, has slowed down a lot. This is long-term good news, as Jupiter will be turning back into direct motion during the coming waning Moon period, but, for now, it’s not good news. Thankfully, Jupiter is extra supported now, so it’s unlikely to cause many extra difficulties.

So, this is a more beneficial period than the previous one. Still, attention and effort are needed, for there are stressful aspects acting, too, but they will be rewarded generously.

Orders and purchases of high-tech equipment:

From the 21st of August and until the 31st of the month there is a good period for purchases and orders of high-tech equipment takes place. It’s not as beneficial as the one we had had late in July, but, if you missed the previous one, take advantage of this one. The next time such a universal aspect will appear will be on late December. It will be better than this one, still not as good as July’s, but, as you can understand, it won’t be any time soon.

Mars’ square with Jupiter:

As we’ve seen before, and will keep on seeing until early 2021, Mars forms some stressful 6-months long aspects.

Mars forms a square with the still Retrograde Jupiter. This aspect became accurate, for the first time, on the 4th of August. The square, thorough, will be active from the 19th of July, until the 2nd of September. Then, it will become active, once again, on the 20th of September and it will remain active until the 24th of February 2021. During this period, being too optimistic is not, in fact, positive thinking, but a way to hindrance our progress. Worrying too much is also easy to happen and it is just as ill-advisable as being too optimistic is. The same is true for being impatient.

Furthermore, financial risks should be avoided. Scams and fake opportunities promising to get you rich fast are possible to appear and should also be avoided. Any kind of investment should be considered extra carefully.

Mars’ square with Pluto:

Similarly, Mars is forming a square with the now Retrograde Pluto. This square became accurate for the first time on the 13th of August. The square, though, will be active from the 23rd of July and until the 16th of January 2021, without a break. This is a difficult to handle aspect and needs much care and attention. During this long period every kind of change we intend to do must be done slowly and after thinking of it thoroughly. Even then, disappointments might take place. Harrying things up and pressing situations can guarantee failure, unless Mars in your Natal Chart is very auspiciously active, or Mars makes very good aspects with your Natal planets. Even then, though, being too hasty, or too forceful can backfire.

This aspect can also produce intense negative feelings and mindset. Especially for a week before and after the dates when the aspect becomes accurate, or when Mars receives other stress, too. Mars, unfortunately receives much additional stress, and long-term one, too, the whole period. Furthermore, Pluto can cause emotional issues to act up even when it is overly active beneficially. Even worse so when it is stressfully active. During the whole 6 month long period, Pluto will always be super active, too. So, take good care of your emotional condition and your mood. If you are dealing with psychological issues, or you have such a history, be even more watchful.

Mars’ square with Saturn:

Finally, Mars forms a square with Saturn. This square will become accurate for the first time on the 24th of August. It will be active from the 31st of July and until the 2nd of November. Then, again from the 10th of December until the 7th of February 2021. During this period physical health needs great attention. If you are working out keep your routine as is. Make only minor changes and reluctantly so. Relaxing it permanently is okay, though. In the same time, if you don’t exercise, then adding some light – very light – form of exercise in your daily routine is advisable. Make sure it is light and easy for you, not whatever might be commonly considered as light and easy. Aerobic kind of exercise is more advisable than body building and the like.

Making significant changes in your diet is not advisable, but taking some extra calcium and vitamin C are good general advices. Of course, consult your doctor before taking any health care supplements, and don’t overdo it. As Saturn is Retrograde, and soon enough Mars will be, too, old health issues might act up. Repetitive issues might also re-occur. The musculoskeletal system, the digestive one and the circulatory system are the most sensitive. High blood pressure, feverish conditions and other fiery conditions also need some extra attention and better care. Accidents can also happen. When engaging with dangerous activities, be extra careful. The same is advisable for when engaging with fire, or metal. Drive extra carefully, too.

Just like with Pluto’s square, disappointments are possible and forcing things to move on is not the right policy.

The rest inauspicious aspects of the New/Black Moon:

Mars also squares Venus. This is not a many months long lasting aspect. It will be accurate on the 4th of September and it will be active from the 25th of August and until the 13th of September. This can bring more tension in our close relationships. Not only the romantic ones, but in them, too. Also, health needs even more attention during this period.

Venus opposes Jupiter. Accurately so on the 25th. The aspect has been active since the 17th and it will remain so until the 4th of September. Also, Venus opposes Pluto. Accurately so on the 30th of August. This aspect will be active from the 21st of the month and until the 9th of September. Furthermore, Venus opposes Saturn. This opposition will become accurate on the day of the Full Moon, the 2nd of September, but it will be active from the 24th of August and until the 11th of September.

All these challenging aspects will bring some stress in out love life and our friendships. Health, too, needs some extra attention. Being more reluctant to trying new health supplements and beautification products is also advisable. Those working in the fields of health, or beautification might have a more stressful period, too. The arts, the artists and all jobs related to those also might face more challenges. The most challenging period will be, of course, from the 24th of August and until the 4th of September when all three oppositions will be active.

Mercury opposes Neptune. Accurately so on the 30th of August. The aspect will be active from the 25th and until the 5th of September. While this aspect is active, travelling receives some extra stress. Also, misunderstandings and miscommunications can take place. Our rational thinking will be somewhat clouded by our emotions, too. Despite the fact Neptune is Retrograde, both Mercury and Neptune are strongly supported during the whole period of this opposition’s activity, so the its effects will be relatively mild.

Finally, from the 21st of August (at 09:16 UT) and until the 23rd of August (at 10:16 UT) a short-term, but very intense, Grand Cross, caused by the Moon’s passing through Libra, will take place in the Cardinal Cross. This period needs some extra attention. It can also bring unpleasant events and developments globally.

The auspicious aspects of the New/Black Moon:

From the 31st of July and until the 17th of October Jupiter is in a triangle with Uranus. This triangle won’t become accurate and, throughout the period, at least one of the planets and, for half the time, both planets will be in retrograde motion. So, this is not a strong blessing, but it will help us advance despite the difficulties, if we are patient, open-minded and act wisely. During the this period, though, as the Grand Triangle of Earth is active, this aspect will be blessing us much more strongly.

Neptune’s year long hexagon with Jupiter is quite strong during this Moon circle, and, also, now Neptune’s years-long hexagons with Saturn and Pluto are even stronger. Amongst else, these three hexagons, along with the triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, give great power to magic, despite Venus’ stressful interference. Also these aspects help us heal our souls, and our relationships. Healing past traumas and traumas from past lives receives even more support as now all planets are in retrograde motion. If you haven’t done those, try to, at least, start doing those now, as halfway during the coming waning Moon, Jupiter will be turning back into direct motion and, “soon” after, Saturn and Pluto will do the same.

Mercury forms a triangle with Mars. This aspect was accurate on the 17th of August and it will remain active until the 23rd. During this period, our mental clarity will be stronger, and so will be our determination. Also, it’s a good period to activate our social life and explore new territories, metaphorically speaking, in our lives.

Mercury also forms a triangle with Uranus. This aspect will be accurate on the 25th of August, but it will be active from the 21st and until the 31st. The Sun is also in a triangle with Uranus. The Sun’s triangle will be accurate on the day of the Full Moon, the 2nd of September, but the aspect will be active from the 23rd of August and until the 12th of September. These two aspects support and ease all kinds of changes. Especially the ones we wanted to do for some time now. They also support every kind of internet activity, including dating, social media activity, web page building, advertising and anything else.

Mercury is also in a conjunction with the Sun. This aspect, too, was accurate on the 17th of August and it will remain active until the 29th. As both Mercury and the Sun are entering Virgo and become part of Earth’s Grand Triangle, this conjunction will be blessing us much more, now, than it has blessed us so far. This is a very lucky aspect that can further help our socialisation and whatever needs social skills. Under the influence of this aspect our rational thinking will be quite clear and finding solutions and good ideas in order to achieve whatever we want to achieve will be easier. Furthermore, trade will have a significant support.

Furthermore, Mercury and the Sun will be forming triangle with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. These triangles, amongst else, will reduce some of the stress the three slow moving planets receive from Mars and Venus. They are also part of the Earth’s Grand Triangle.

Venus forms a hexagon with Uranus. Accurately so the eve of the New Moon, the 18th of the month. This aspect has been active since the 9th of August and it will remain so until the 28th of the month. This aspect will help us adjust better to the changes that are happening, or we are making, and help us use them to heal ourselves and our lives and to better ourselves and our lives. Online dating receives support, too. Breakthroughs in health and the arts are possible, in personal and global level, too, although not as strongly now as during the previous period.

Also, Venus forms a triangle with Neptune. Accurately so on the 27th of August. This triangle will be active from the 19th, the day of this Black Moon, and it will remain active until the 6th of September. This triangle reassure us that, if we act wisely, problems in our health as well as in our personal relationships and love life can have a desirable outcome. Closely to this triangle’s peak, from the 23rd and until the 25th, the Moon will be passing through Scorpio and, therefore, a short-term Grand Triangle of Water will take place, reinforcing this aspect significantly.

Also, the Sun’s triangle with Mars, is still active and it will remain so until the 30th, maybe the 31st of August. Once the Sun enters Virgo its blessings will change somehow and they will become somewhat weaker, but it will remain a significant blessing, easing, to a degree, Mars’ extreme stress. It will also provide us with enough energy to do what we need to do and enough good and beneficial optimism – not the irrational one the squares give us. It will also help us set new goals – or new ways to achieve our goals – and work on those.

Once again, do keep in mind that the after-effects of this triangle will support us for three years. This means that, even if we achieve a small progress now, completing our goals in the future will be easier, as long as we do our best while the aspect is active.

Summarising:

Overall, this is a potentially much beneficial period. Not everything will be easy. In fact, most things will need some extra effort, but with patience, determination and wisdom we can achieve great progress.

Black Moon Predictions for Aries:

Work, career and business matters receive some stress, during this period. Especially if you are trying to start something new. Nonetheless, the Black Moon and the waxing Moon period strongly supports such matters. So, everything can be done. Maybe with some more effort, true, but you can do it! Finances, too, receive supportive energies. Home and family, although they’ll mostly be supportive, they might occasionally stress you. Health, too, needs some extra attention. Emotional health and well-being, even more so.

Love and social life, on the other hand, receive good energies. Re-establishing contact with friends is possible. With clients, too, wherever this is applicable. In most cases via your effort, but, in some cases, it might happen, regardless.

Black Moon Predictions for Taurus:

Your mood and your emotional condition receive some stress from this Black Moon and this waxing Moon period. Supporting your mood and keeping a positive outlook can make things much better, and your days much more productive. Friends and your other half, occasionally can cause you some stress, but, overall, love and social life receive more beneficial influences, than stressful ones. Also, travelling receives some stressful energies. Studies, too, but there successes are more than just feasible.

Creativity and productivity are quite strong, for you, under the influences of this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Your self-confidence, with a bit of support, can also become quite strong, and this can help you with anything you are doing. Also, healing seem strong.

Black Moon Predictions for Gemini:

Finances can cause you some stress, under the influences of this Black Moon and this waxing Moon period. Prioritise your expenses wisely, avoid any risk taking and, in general, be as wise as possible regarding your finances. There are some supportive energies focusing on finances, and they will become stronger during the days of the Water’s Grand Triangle. These energies, though can support your efforts, but they can’t, on their own, overcome the challenging ones. Income, though, does receive more support than stress. The same is true for work and career matters.

Social life seems mostly pleasant and, probably, more active than it used to be. Your social skills seem good, too. Also, productivity and creativity are strong. Furthermore, magic and spirituality seem extra strong for you. Healing, too, seems more effective.

Black Moon Predictions for Cancer:

Your mood and your emotional condition receive some stress, from this Black Moon and waxing Moon period. Travelling, too, needs some more attention and a better preparation. Also, studies and similar occupations can seem overly demanding and more challenging. Colleagues and business partners, as well as boss figures and the law can challenge your mood and give you more difficulties, too. Love life, as well as important friendships might be somewhat stressful, as well, and some patience is advisable.

Nonetheless, friendships and social life, in general, receive strong supportive energies. Therefore, if you avoid mistakes, things will become much better. Expanding your social circle and finding potential romantic interests is also possible. Productivity and creativity are also strong, and work and business matters, on top of any stress, receive supportive influences, too, and progress and successes there are possible. Finances and, especially, your income receive mostly good influences.

Black Moon Predictions for Leo:

Your mood and your emotional condition receive some stress from this Black Moon and this waxing Moon period. Those having a history of such conditions, and those with active such conditions should be even more careful and supportive towards themselves. Physical health, too, receives some stress, but not as strongly. Work, too, can stress you, at times, and finances need a more wise handling, but, overall, work, career, business and financial matters receive strong supportive and beneficial influences. Therefore, not only you can overcome the challenges, but you can even achieve progress.

Despite the stress in health, healing is very strong and effective. Furthermore, magic ans spirituality are quite strong for you. Past abilities you might think you’ve lost can resurface, too.

Black Moon Predictions for Virgo:

Friendships, acquaintances and your love life receive some some stress from this Black Moon and this waxing Moon period. In most cases, better communication and a more flexible mind can help you overcome most, if not all, challenges, and even make things better, since all these aspects of your life receive supportive influences, too, and stronger ones, in fact. Your mood, too, needs some support, but things are somewhat better and easier, now, than they have been, recently.

Colleagues and business partners will be cooperative and supportive most of the time. Your own productivity, too, seems strong. Work, in general, receives a gentle support. Web-based businesses, though receive more of it. Also, your magical and spiritual abilities seem extra strong. Studies and similar occupations, as well as intellectual, spiritual and artistic hobbies receive good vibes and successes there are possible.

Black Moon Predictions for Libra:

Love life receives some stressful energies from this Black Moon and this waxing Moon period. Those in a not very fresh relationship and those seeking mostly sex fun, rather than a long-term relationship will experience these influences more clearly. Those searching for a serious relationship, though, might actually get lucky. Family and people you consider as such can also cause you some stress. They mostly want to be supportive, though. Also, physical and mostly emotional health receive some stress. Healing, though, is strong.

Work, career and business matters, on the other hand, receive mostly beneficial and supportive energies. There might be some difficult days and moment, but successes and progress are more likely. Social life, too, receives support, but a mild one. Magic and spirituality are strong and they can play a pleasant role in your life, too.

Black Moon Predictions for Scorpio:

Work can feel extra demanding during this period. Nonetheless, there are more supportive energies, in the field, than stressful ones. Your productivity is also strong, so you can deal successfully with the demand. Do make sure you rest well, though. Your physical and emotional health need more care and attention. Be extra careful when driving, or engaging with difficult and dangerous activities, too. Love and social life can have some misunderstandings. In most cases, nothing more than that, so make sure to be calm and make things clear.

In fact, both love and social life receive strong supportive influences. Meeting new people is also possible. Finding the right people for work positions in your company, or for other jobs you need them is also possible. In the same time, job applications and interviews receive auspicious energies.

Black Moon Predictions for Sagittarius:

Work, career and business matters receive mostly auspicious and supportive energies from this Black Moon and this waxing Moon period. Some occasional stress is possible, especially for those working with friends, or family members, but, overall, this is a mostly successful period for such matters. Income, too, receives mostly supportive energies, but, otherwise, finances need some extra attention, while unexpected expenses might occur.

Health seems quite good and healing is even better. If you have some issues there, expect good developments. Nonetheless, don’t get reckless. Renovations and redecorations, as well as acquiring new property need a thorough research, but, it’s an auspicious period for engaging with such activities. Love and social life, too, receive mostly good energies.

Black Moon Predictions for Capricorn:

Home and family can cause you some stress during this period. Heating and other electrical devises might act oddly, or might need some repairs, or replacement. Also, family, occasionally might cause you some stress. Travelling and transportations receive mostly stressful energies. If you don’t need to do such things, avoid them. Driving extra carefully is advisable, anyway, but even more so for you, under the influences of this Black Moon and this waxing Moon period.

Love and social life receive mostly supportive energies. Finding a new love is also possible. Having a good and warming time with your current relationship, too. There will be some challenging moments, especially for long-standing relationships and for close friendships, but, with some understanding things will evolve nicely.

Black Moon Predictions for Aquarius:

This is a magically strong Black Moon and waxing Moon period, but even more so for you. Gurus and spiritual groups you are involved with can play a significant and mostly beneficial role in your life, too. Furthermore, family, friends and your other half can give you some joy and support your mood and your emotional condition, which receive some stress. Meeting new, interesting people is possible, too, either possible friendships, or possible romances.

Work, too, receives some stressful energies. Progress is possible, but extra effort is needed. In most cases, situations are more manageable than you feel they are. Also, job interviews receive mostly supportive energies. Finances, too, receive some stress, and expenses need some monitoring. Income, though, if anything, seems to receive mostly supportive energies.

Black Moon Predictions for Pisces:

Love and social life receive some stressful energies from this Black Moon and this waxing Moon period. A careful and wise handling of the situations that might arise is advisable. If you avoid mistakes, then things can become much better, as the Grand Triangle of the Earth supports such matters. In fact, if your friendships, or romantic relationship have any problems, this is the time to solve them. It might not be too easy, but it will be much more challenging after the next New Moon.

Work and your income receive mostly supportive energies. Expenses and investments, though, need some extra attention. Financial obligations, too, can be somewhat pressing. Finally, achieving progress in your personal projects is easier and the same is true for promoting web pages and social media accounts, both professional and personal ones.

Astrology and Magic:

This is a magically powerful Black Moon and waxing Moon period. Magic, as most things, might need better focus and more effort, but it can create miracles, nonetheless.

That’s all. Have fun and enjoy this New/Black Moon and this waxing Moon period.