Love, Courage and the August New Moon 2016

New Moon’s represent the beginning of a cycle and help guide us as to where we are heading for the rest of the month. 

The astrological sign that a New Moon falls in is significant, as it helps us to understand the essence and energy that we will all be dealing with.

In August, the New Moon falls in the courageous and fun-loving sign of Leo. 

We all know that Leo the lion is the king of the jungle and this New Moon is going to be helping us to channel this energy. 

On August 2, the New Moon energy will peak and shine a light on all of our hearts and souls, helping us to step into a place of fearlessness and courage. 

If there is something you have wanted to create for yourself, if there is something you have wanted to achieve, this August New Moon is going to give you that green light. 

Since April, there has been a sluggishness in the cosmos. We may have been feeling lethargic and perhaps even unmotivated to forge ahead. 

This energy is going to now be dissipating, and the August New Moon is going to give us all a huge boost of energy and optimism. 

In fact, this is the perfect time to start thinking positively and productively about any obstacles or challenges that are preventing you from achieving your highest destiny.

With the energy of Leo on your side, as long as you trust and follow your heart, there is nothing that you can’t overcome.

Because Leo also rules over the heart center, matters of love may also need addressing during August. 

If your heart has been feeling heavy or blocked from love, if you have been mending a broken heart or wondering about the truth of your heart, this New Moon will also be there to help. 

If you keep your heart energy open, if you trust and allow the energy in, you are going to feel connected to your heart and the messages that it has for you. 

Trust in any intuitive or heart centered messages that appear for you in early August, as they are likely to be moving you in the right direction. 

Leo is also a very creative sign and favors areas such as art, entertainment, public relations, fashion, leadership and show-business. 

If you work in any of these areas, this would be the perfect time to launch a new project, schedule meetings or perhaps map out a new course of action. 

We all have the ability to be creative, so no matter what field you work in, your creative potential and ability to problem solve is also going to be high around the time of this New Moon. 

Want to read more? Here is your Intuitive Astrology for the August New Moon.

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