NEW: The August 8 New Moon in Leo and Your Chart

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How do you personalize general astrology reports? They’re too vague. Or am I doing something wrong, and everyone is “supposed to” feel the same things at every New or Full Moon? Do I only pay attention if the Moon is in my sign?

This is an extra astro freebie on how to apply the last New Moon Report to your personal birth or natal chart. If you haven’t read that, you might want to start there first.

A New Moon is a cycle reset and a fresh start in some area of your life. Your personal chart will determine which specific area that might be. For the next month, the light or attention will be shining on that area. Setting goals around those themes for what you’d like to see grow or change in your life is usually how people take advantage of this information.

Though a personal reading or tutorial on understanding the basics would be a wise place to jump in, anyone can start to practice noticing patterns, reading some generalized interpretations of what this might mean, and reflecting on how this may apply to your life.

This supplementary report is intended for those at an upper beginner/intermediate level of astrological knowledge. If you’re newer to astrology and have questions, don’t be too shy to reach out. It’s never too late to learn.

Step One: Cast your birth chart on one of the many free chart generators. Make sure to use your accurate birth time (to the minute). Check your birth certificate. If this is not possible, drop me a line for some troubleshooting tips. You can still practice astrology, but this report below is unlikely to resonate as deeply.

Step Two: Determine what your Rising Sign (Ascendant) is. This is the sign on your chart that is located where West would be if you were looking at a compass.

Step Three: Read the interpretation below based on your Rising Sign rather than your Sun sign. If your Rising Sign is on one of the cusps, you may resonate more with the previous or consecutive entry. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry about it for now.

Because of the angles made by certain influential planets to this specific moon, I have also included places in life where you might feel limitations or obstacles putting pressure on the illuminated main area; these are areas where it might be a good idea to take things slower. The challenge/inspiration topics hint at areas where change and new approaches are favored to create more overall balance and a higher likelihood of goal attainment.

If the idea of Lion’s Gate or the symbolism of the star Sirius rising speaks to you right now, I have also added a final list of suggested areas where you may feel an inspired desire and motivation for renewal.

If you gave a group of people access to a fully-stocked kitchen, they wouldn’t necessarily all decide to cook the same thing. Similarly, everyone with the same rising sign is not going to experience the exact same events in their life. Accurate prediction comes with a baseline understanding of what you do with your energetic resources, and getting more familiar with your natal chart is a great way to understand that. Take these suggested topics as areas for reflection, or one small step closer to getting to know yourself and your default tendencies.


Aries Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 5th House, Saturn in the 11th House, Uranus in the 2nd House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to romance, marriage, children, creative output, putting oneself out there and being a role model, doing the noble thing

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: rules within your community, pressure from friend groups, long-term dreams and visions for the future

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: your values, your literal possessions, your diet, your attitude to making money and providing for yourself

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 4th House: sense of creating or defining your literal home, family, foundations, ancestry, what roots and grounds you, what keeps you emotionally secure


Taurus Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 4th House, Saturn in the 10th House, Uranus in the 1st House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to embracing your literal or symbolic sense of home, family foundations, ancestry or ancestral patterning; being the example of what you want to create here

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: your public reputation, leadership duties or technological usage pertaining to your role in your career or rules within this environment, your public status or even social media presence and your future goals

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: your identity, your physical body or general look and how you present yourself, the things or habits or values you define yourself by

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 3rd House: how you express yourself or communicate; how you learn; the skills you have; healing relationships with siblings or finding and connecting with your “soul family”; short trips; awareness of or role within your neighborhood or local community


Gemini Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 3rd House, Saturn in the 9th House, Uranus in the 12th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to sharing via communication, writing and general self-expression; learning or teaching new skills; adjusting how you interact with siblings or friends that feel like soul family; short-distance travel; your relationship to and presence within your neighborhood or local community

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: authority figures and the rules you’ve been conditioned to follow; religious, spiritual, or institutional beliefs; conditioning around one’s relationship to one’s dominant parent; understanding of other cultures, traditions or philosophies; your core belief system and how it guides your choices; rules and beliefs around your use of technology; having to be the authority for a wider group of individuals

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: liberation from long-held secrets, what you keep hidden or what has been hidden from you; redefining solitude and rest; spiritual knowledge; finding what is perceived to be lost

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 2nd House: your core personal values, your spending habits, your dietary choices, your literal possessions and what you surround yourself with, your general relationship to the material world and self-worth


Cancer Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 2nd House, Saturn in the 8th House, Uranus in the 11th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to examining your possessions, your values, your sense of self-worth, your attitude to money and what you do to bring value into your life, your dietary choices

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: shared resources; sexuality; financial, technological, and energetic boundaries; taxes, inheritance; rewriting the rules in these areas; thoughts about death or the departed

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: community and collective influences; liberation from outdated habits or values cultivated within friend groups or organizations you’re a part of; the little steps you take to achieve your dreams

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 1st House: your identity, your physical body, the energy you carry within you and how you define yourself by that and with that; being the change and role model you wish to see in the world


Leo Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 1st House, Saturn in the 7th House, Uranus in the 10th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to redefining yourself and embodying your true identity just a little more, standing proud in your physical body, committing to walking the talk in the energy you put out in the world and how you present yourself

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: your primary one-on-one relationships and the rules you set for these interactions; a call to shadow work; defining your primary relationships within the context of the greater collective or future visions

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: your public persona or status, your public reputation, your public values or habits, how you build your career, where you are perceived to spend your money; give-and-take in the workplace

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 12th House: your attitude toward solitude, recovery, rest and what is hidden or secret; care of your immune system; holding space for your own self-discovery and spiritual awakening; retreat; redefining your relationship with the Universe, the subconscious, and the divine


Virgo Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 12th House, Saturn in the 6th House, Uranus in the 9th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to making noble choices regarding secrets, what is/has been hidden by you, or what has been hidden from you; letting people see the hidden aspects of you; honoring recovery and rest or your general immune system and attitude toward these; embodying or being a role model in spiritual matters; going on a retreat, providing this opportunity for others

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: your health, your pets, the demands of your daily job, beliefs about how you give service to others; your technological use and daily habits; collective ideas influencing personal health choices, habits, job duties, workplace interactions; how your daily routine is contributing to or challenging your longer-term dreams

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: authority figures or how you act as authority, mentor or teacher; beliefs conditioned by religious or other institutions, gurus, your dominant parent; assumptions about foreign cultures or traditions; standing up for your beliefs; how you value authority or feed into your own belief systems

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 11th House: your role within the greater community, the friends you surround yourself with, the organizations you are part of and the values you share with those involved, collective ideologies, how you use technology, stepping on the path of your long-term visions and dreams and aligning with support networks for this


Libra Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 11th House, Saturn in the 5th House, Uranus in the 8th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to embracing your role within the collective, among your larger friend networks; how you personally bring light or give of yourself to these areas; openly committing to dreams and long-term visions and your role within these; redefining your relationship to technology

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: romance, marriage, playfulness, children or creative offspring or collective beliefs around these

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: shared resources, possessions, financial or dietary choices; sexuality; give-and-take imbalances; inheritance; taxes; energetic boundaries

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 10th House: your career, your sense of mission and purpose, your public status, your public face and reputation, being seen as who you want to be in the world


Scorpio Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 10th House, Saturn in the 4th House, Uranus in the 7th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to your sense of mission and purpose, your career; redefining your role or title in your career, your public status, your reputation and the face you present to the world; standing behind the unique way you share your light

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: literal or symbolic sense of home, family dynamics or patterning and collective beliefs or limitations about these, ancestry, rules and regulation of emotional security, how you root and ground yourself

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: the one-on-one relationships in your life, the habits and values created in these areas; your relationship to your shadow aspects; the place of relationship within your daily routine; give-and-take and expectations in major relationships

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 9th House: defining your guiding light, what you take to be authority or the greater rules to live by, your relationship to authority figures, teachers, mentors or what it means to be in this role; opportunities in religious or educational institutions or understanding conditioning coming from these places or from your dominant parent; learning about other cultures, traditions, philosophies; long-distance travel or relationship to far-off places


Sagittarius Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 9th, Saturn in the 3rd House, Uranus in the 6th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to more deeply aligning with what guides and leads you; being the teacher, the parent, the mentor; standing behind the rules you live by; shining a light on your beliefs about authority, other cultures, traditions, religion, philosophy, higher education; re-examining your relationship to your dominant parent

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: communication, self-expression and learning styles and any collective pressures around these; limitations around short-distance travel or interactions and commitments with the local community, neighborhood or your siblings

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: your daily habits and routine, your general attitude toward and value of your health, your pets, your work environment habits and how you interact or expend energy here; habits around how you give yourself in service to others

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 8th House: what you energetically share with those close to you; literal shared financial resources; sexuality and what is taboo; your attitude to death and the departed; your attitude toward energetic boundaries and give-and-take imbalances


Capricorn Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 8th House, Saturn in the 2nd House, Uranus in the 5th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to examining how you exchange energy and resources with others; nobly standing behind your attitude to generosity and give-and-take balance in partnerships; sexuality; what is perceived to be taboo; attitude toward inheritance and taxes; attitude toward death and the departed

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: your personal values, possessions, attitude to finance, sense of self-worth, dietary choices, and collective beliefs and influences around these

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: attitude toward romance, marriage, playfulness, children, creative offspring and output and what you value for yourself in these areas

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 7th House: one-on-one partnerships and honoring your emotional needs here; embracing shadow work; shining the light on your role within and who you choose to interact most with or let into your life; general attitude to business or romantic partnership and what that balance looks like


Aquarius Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 7th House, Saturn in the 1st House, Uranus in the 4th House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to one-on-one partnerships in business and personal life alike; shining the light on shadow work; being a role model, making noble choices and making more time for play or generosity in your partnerships or closest relationships

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: how you define yourself or how the collective makes you feel you should define yourself; collective limitations around your sense of identity, your physical body, how you carry and use your personal energy in the world

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: literal or symbolic sense of home, how you are accustomed to ground or root yourself, ancestral or family patterning, how you create or add value to your home environment, how you value and feed your sense of emotional security and comfort

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 6th House: attitude toward health or daily health habits, workplace habits and interactions, how you emotionally support yourself on a daily basis, how you provide service to others, your relationship with pets, what you include in your daily routine generally


Pisces Rising

{Leo New Moon in the 6th House, Saturn in the 12th House, Uranus in the 3rd House}

Focus of this New Moon is on: opening your heart to taking pride in your health, how you give service to others, how you shine in the workplace or among co-workers, making time to honor your pets, being a role model in terms of how you honor or share your daily routine

Tests/pressure or limitations to contend with: accountability around what has been hidden from you or by you, pressure or limitations of one’s immune system, need for rest and recovery, collective rules or stressors that cannot be directly controlled, a feeling of facing perceived karmic situations

Challenge/inspiration to change and release stubbornness around: self-expression, communication, how you learn or value communication or learning; adopting new skill sets; relationships with siblings or those perceived as “soul family” and sense of self-worth within or time devoted to these relationships

Lion’s Gate/Sirius Rising area of life to be reborn, nurture or renew your vows to yourself: 5th House: romance, marriage, creative output and performance, children, putting oneself out there as a role model, embracing more playfulness

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