New Moon in Leo: Honoring Our Heart’s Desire

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Cancer season ends as the New Moon in Leo arrives, ready to take center stage on July 28, 2022, at 1:55 pm EST. 

At 5 degrees in Leo, this moon will be felt intensely by those in fixed signs near this degree. Leo, symbolized by the lion and governing the energy of our heart’s desires, sovereignty, and the wild creativity of our inner child, brings confidence and a burst of energy even as we continue managing some challenging astrology this month. 

New Moons are all about releasing what no longer serves and setting new intentions for the next cycle. It’s a monthly reset button where we can review and course correct by setting new paths for ourselves. 

However, this new moon invites us to honor and express ourselves wholeheartedly, which may mean allowing ourselves to be seen and heard. 

The Lion’s Portal began on July 26th, reaches its peak on August 8 (8/8), and remains open until August 12. This event is marked by the rising of the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. Sirius will rise and be visible above the eastern horizon just before sunrise. This legendary star is known for blessing humanity with wealth, honor, devotion, and creative gifts. In ancient Egypt, the rising of Sirius was connected to the rising of the life-sustaining and mighty Nile River. 

The Lion’s gate is known for its ability to accelerate and support the manifestation of our goals and dreams. Patterns and stories that began in 2019 now come full circle, and the opportunity for healing is multiplied.

The best way to tap into this power is to set aside time during its opening to get clear what cycle is ending and what the new pattern/idea or purpose is to be activated at this time!

These ideas can help you achieve this:

  • Creating a vision board or writing affirmations such as: “I release the past and reclaim all of myself as I step into the most expansive life path for myself now!” 
  • Take time to do a dead sea salt cleansing bath, gather some flowers, light a candle, and write out your wildest dreams in your present state, such as, “ I am thriving in my sacred business, abundance is mine, and my family is flourishing.”

Challenging Conversations led with Heart

While Leo and the lovely trine with Jupiter (expansion) in Aries add blessed confidence and generosity, it’s essential to be aware that Mercury (messenger) is squaring Mars (warrior) and the North Node (destiny) and Uranus (rebel) and oppose Saturn (taskmaster) in Leo.  

We may see some continued interesting happenings on the world stage during these astrological occurrences. 

Squares usually create friction and tension, so be mindful and stay grounded. Conversations that have been put off may suddenly culminate, and truth must be shared and received. There’s a lot of challenge spiced with the added positivity to manage any daunting shifts that may arise collectively. 

The four signs most affected by this new moon

Those born under the sign of fiery, fixed Leo (July 23-August 22) and those with personal planets (sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) in Leo will be feeling this new moon the most. 

Fixed signs will also be feeling extra flow and positivity: Taurus (fixed earth), Scorpio (fixed water), and Aquarius (fixed air.) Check the house ruled by Leo in your birth chart; this is the area where you can expect new beginnings to be asked to step into your deep truth and authority.

Make sure to read your sun, moon, and rising sign to get a clearer picture of what this new moon has in store for you!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This heart-expanding New Moon in Leo (a fire sign) lights up your fifth house of romance, creativity, and self-expression. At the same time, while in a trine with Jupiter in your second house of self-worth and values, tap into your deep desire, your self-worth, and speak your heart’s expression to attract opportunities for more income and romance!

Taurus (April 20-May 20) 

There’s a beautiful connection with Jupiter, the expansive planet in your twelfth house of the subconscious and spirit, and the new moon lighting up your fourth house of foundations and family. Pay attention to what feels like home right now. Let your intuition guide you to tapping into ancestral gifts (dones) and bring them into your familia y vida

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your curiosity and ability to communicate are elevated by the New Moon in Leo, lighting up your third house of communication. So let yourself go and say yes to social invitations and take your dream projects seriously; it’s time to shine with the support of your innate gifts and friends!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Time to make money moves and choose to uplevel your career, Cancer! The New Moon lights up your second house of money and trines with Jupiter’s expansion energy in your tenth house of career! 

Make sure your choices are truly aligned with your values, as whatever you begin, pursue or expand will be with you for a while bringing in more recognition, possible promotions, and más dinero!  

Leo (July 23-August 23) 

Both the sun and the moon are in Leo this new moon! Yes, it’s time to shine and a time to regain balance so you can anchor in the most glorious vision of your life! No more crumbs for you, Leo. You’ve been honing the gifts and talents you were born with, and the decisions you make are pivotal in up-leveling you to the most expansive timeline for you. 

You can’t bring everyone with you but rest assured you’ve given them all the love you could, and it’s now up to them to get their life on track. Review brand messages and your personal image, and update your wardrobe and environment to reflect your gorgeous inner and outer luz! 

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

This new moon falls in your twelfth house of the subconscious and spirituality and forms a trine with your eighth house of shared resources, power, and intimacy. It’s time to go beyond the surface and assess your deepest needs. Meditation, journaling, or breathwork may be precisely what you need to tap into the unknown and clear the clutter from your psyche. This is an excellent opportunity for más claridad, so make the time busy!

Libra (September 23-October 22)

This new moon lights up your eleventh house of networking and organizations supporting teamwork and expanding the opportunities for a dream project or job, especially if it includes friends and colleagues who share your values. Set intentions and spend time visualizing your long-term wishes and the biggest vision you have for your most precious vida!

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

This new moon falls in your tenth house of career and public recognition, positively supporting your growth at work and ability to be noticed by those who can make a huge difference on your path. Don’t hold back or overthink; trust yourself and take charge. You were born for this! Fuerza y confianza with this New Moon! 

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Higher education and foreign travel are piquing your interest even more than usual as this new moon falls in your ninth house of adventure, the higher mind, and travel! 


While you’ve become more rooted in daily practices and positive habits, you need new sights, sounds, and experiences; prepare and start planning! Whether it’s back to school or out in the world, you’re invited to expand your mind and nurture your innate curiosidad! 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

This New Moon in Leo falls in your eighth house of shared resources and emotional connections, inviting you to take your focus off your ambition for a moment and take stock of your romantic life. 

Don’t settle for the usual if you’re in a relationship; dig deeper, share your needs, and listen to your significant other. If you’re solo, spend some time daydreaming of who you’d like to magnetize to you right now and journaling about your ideal connections. 

Break the patterns of the past and let your beautiful energía shine! 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Love is in the air, Aquario. This new moon falls in your seventh house of partnership and invites you to refresh your personal relationships. Having an overdue heart-to-heart and taking time out to treat each other to some one-on-one time is needed, whether it’s a romantic partner, business bestie, or gran amiga!

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Falling in your sixth house of health, job, and everyday habits, you are inspired to begin or update your wellness routines. The moon forms a beneficial trine to Jupiter in the second house of income and self-worth, so taking extra good care of yourself will have you thriving in life and at work! Treat yourself to long-lasting routines such as a trainer, meditation, or yoga class, as well as booking all your consultas with your doctors. The Universe wants to upgrade your life beginning from the inside out! 

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