A new moment of the New Moon welcomes us on Wednesday early in the morning, August 19, 2020 marking for each of us a new beginning, new projects, thoughts and ideas under the auspices of the Fire Energy of the Moon, a strong masculine energy, dynamic and full of brilliance.
Even if the New Moon signifies the “samanta” that we are currently planting, through the thoughts and projects we do, the things that we have not completed in the previous cycle or emotional problems can influence for better or for worse, the new cycle. In this case, the new cycle could have the express role of solving unfinished things.
It’s time to be present, to project positively, to trust and to start those actions that we really find ourselves in.
The detoxification capacity of the body is maximum on the day of the New Moon. Anyone who makes a rule of having a fasting day every time the moon is new will benefit from many advantages in preventing ailments. Also this day is perfect to start a new activity such as the unlearning of bad habits. Often bad habits are the outward expression of inner energies that need only a new goal to become useful and valuable to us and to other people.
The night before the New Moon is a night of divine transcendence, and if we engage in spiritual activities we can achieve exceptional results that equate to the results obtained from a year of assiduous spiritual practice.
In order for this new beginning to “establish” better in our being and to make the most of this astrological aspect it is advisable to perform a short meditation of about 20 minutes, in its maximum period, 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after it takes place, i.e. between 05:32 and 05:52.
How we meditate:
Sitting on a chair with your back straight and your hands resting on your thighs with your palms down, we aim to completely relax our body, especially the muscles of our face.
It is necessary to feel the physical body abandoned and immobile. After we’ve done the “parking” of the body, we turn our attention inside the body, into the middle of the chest, and imagine that we’re adimensional at that level.
Throughout meditation, we aim to feel the complex influence of this astral moment, of the New Moon, when the luminaries, the Sun and the Moon participate in the “cosmic wedding”, by dividing the same zodicacal degree. Now the male and the female merge into a perfect unit.
Due to the conjunction between the Sun and the Moon there is a special complementarity of yin-yang energies in nature
If we now seek to find a perfect agreement between our will and God’s will, our consciousness will go through exceptional spiritual transformations that will lead to the acquisition of the state of harmony and inner peace.
Through the state of consciousness cultivated by various Abheda Yoga techniques, certain unfavorable astrological transits can be transcensed. Apart from these methods to be practiced systematically, it can be said that the destiny of men is written in the stars. It is relatively difficult for the average man to manifest free will, independent of the influences of celestial bodies.
The night that precedes this phenomenon of the New Moon, in our case the night from 18 to 19 August 2020, is celebrated in the Eastern spiritual tradition under the name Shiva Ratri.
The night before the New Moon is a night of divine transcendence. If we engage in spiritual activities we can achieve exceptional results that equate to the results obtained from a year of assiduous spiritual practice.
During this astral moment, it is good to have an easy diet or even practice Anaharin – black fasting only with water, to reduce the pace of daily activities. It is wise to aim to orient ourselves inwards, being aware that this night is particularly effective for the practice of meditation. It gives us the opportunity to make important spiritual progress.
Specific astrological aspects
Wednesday, August 19 – 05:42 – marks the moment of the New Moon in Leo by the perfect conjunction between the Moon and the Sun in Leo at the 26:35 degree dinamizing the first house of this astral moment namely the house of our own identity, the house of life and vitality.
It is a very intense aspect of the New Moon,hosted by an angular house, so with a strong impact on our destiny and personality, an intensity amplified by the solar energy of the Leo that invites the discovery of its own individual greatness. It is said that when the New Moon occupies house I, that is the most conducive time to initiate, to start or start a new cycle of new activities with the greatest chances of success, actions whose goal is to overcome the present situation, both at the social, intellectual or spiritual level.
We are imbued with a typical solar energy, strong masculine, a fire energy, stable and intense
whose goal is to achieve our own goals to give brilliance and greatness to that area of our life where we have the 26th degree Leo in our own astrogram. We’re full of vitality and elk, our ability to organize ourselves and those around us is amplified,we seek to impose our desire and will in a fairly direct way on others, manifesting some tendency to drive and implicitly decide what is best. Love and romance, creativity, relationship with our children, education and pedagogy, procreation and conception, joy and pleasant parts of life, gifts, art and all forms of entertainment, financial speculation and gambling, theatres, restaurants and places of entertainment – all these are governed by the zodiac sign Leo and implicitly become the main themes of this month.
With the New Moon in the sign of the Leo and the Ascedent in the same sign, our desire to be the center of attention is amplified,
to shine, to recognize our merits, to receive recognition and appreciation; are brought to light our ability to love, to give, generosity, nobility but at the same time our hubris and stubbornness, excessive pride, extravagance and inability to recognize our mistakes. It is advisable to be present and extremely attentive to the manifestation of this energy because we can manifest the tendency towards an excessive ego, an amplified pride, unmeasured ambition, domination and unjustified imposition on others.
Instead, what can we do to honor this solar energy
is to realize first of all that our will must be in unison with the Divine Will,only then will we truly become creators in the image and likeness of the One who created us; Lion symbolizes the idea of “center”, being also the governor of the heart and spine, he indicates that the true brilliance and greatness we seek in vain outside us is in our own center, in our spiritual heart and our ability to give and love is the direct expression of this center. Greatness consists in the love we give unconditionally, in the ability to empower others, in the power to express our talents with which we have been endowed by the Divinity through creativity, to bring life to earth, to become the co-creators of our lives. We can become Lions on earth but then let’s be God’s Lions, you don’t have your own ego.
Another symbol of the Leo is that of his own inner child waiting for our love and recognition
it represents our purity, authenticity and joy that we can honor to the full only when our relationships allow us to express this inner child. The source of joy is ourselves as the source of sunlight is the Sun itself, but it manifests itself in an authentic way only when we allow joy and heavenly light to flow through us, the light that we can then pour over others generously and giving because the source is infinite.
We will now learn that we can only give what we wear inside and that for nothing we impose ourselves by force asking from the outside for recognition, appreciation, love or obedience if we ourselves have not discovered them inside, in our center.
This invitation to “greatness” symbolized by the New Moon in Leo is hosted by house I
the house of our identity, another house of fire, this being the house of the Aries. This house supports the Fire of the Lion and through the trigon that Mars, the governor of Aries makes with this New Moon, amplifies our courage and spirit of initiative in starting all projects that maintain the joy and enthusiasm of our inner child.
The characteristic verb of House I is “To be” and now, this New Moon in Leo in this house, invites us to express our own identity by the manifestation of joy, greatness, inner brilliance through all the relationships, partnerships, projects that we are about to start. What we begin now is an action, a project, a relationship, a family situation that our soul has long awaited as a gift,as an empowerment that honors the “Lion” in our soul. May we truly be the bearers of divine greatness on earth!
These changes that we propose will demand from us certain sacrifices
efforts, giving up and especially overcoming the fears, fears and limiting situations in which we have indulged until now because Pluto and Saturn of Capricorn are in conjunction with the New Moon of Leo in house I. Inconjunction is an energy of all or nothing type, it is very important in the process of self-knowledge and spiritual evolution and requires us a radical transformation of personality , in which we will have to let ourselves be sanded just like a diamond in our process of becoming. The important thing is that through all that we are (house I) and seek to manifest outwardly through our creation (Lion), to do it with humility, devotion, with purity and with the permanent intention of being in unison with the Divine Will!
Virginia Oltenu – astrologer