The Sabian symbol for 16 degrees of Leo is the following:

“A handsome smiling man walks through the park with a Lion on a leash.The beast growls menacingly where upon the man jerks the leash and brings the animal under control.”

This symbol implies self-mastery; a new beginning that brings one’s “animal passions” under control, letting passions “off the leash” only when your desires resonate with your life’s central purpose.”

Leo is the sign most capable of dominating others through sheer force of personality. A natural performer known for expressing himself and his opinions strongly, Leo loves being in love. Born with more natural talent than most, Leo whole-heartedly embraces life and feels most comfortable expressing himself creatively and confidently. He’s proud and self-centered. Leo can be ferocious especially if he feels humiliated or overlooked.

This New Moon beginning is challenged by Uranus in the sign of Taurus, suggesting a new beginning with a few surprises – some “shocks to the system,” an update/upgrade you might not be fully prepared for – and ready to accept with open arms. Uranus moves you out of your comfort zone, encouraging a detached perspective or important “passage” into a more enlightened way of operating.

Both Leo and Taurus are incredibly stubborn. This new beginning promises both encouraging “highs” and frustrating “lows.”

It’s possible something something magical, fated, or “destined to be” will “invite you in.” A “Finger of God” or Yod
formation” “points directly to the planet Mercury in the sign of Leo.

This is a “not-so-subtle hint” pointing your focus in the direction of love – something more playful, receptive, or open-ended. It could be important to engage in a conversation that could lead in an exciting, romantically promising direction. Taking some risk with a bold revelation, something playfully creative, or flirtatious could open new doors

It might be time to express what’s in your heart, to pursue a conversation that involves a bold admission, or to creatively express yourself with more confidence. It might be necessary to take some risk as you push for something emotionally or physically liberating.

A grand “air trine” unites three planets – Saturn in innovative Aquarius, the North Node in expressive Gemini, and Vesta in balanced/negotiable sign of Libra. This seems to be the perfect combination for arriving at a brilliant but unorthodox decision or solution. Finding a new way to advance mutual goals is strongly supported.

The fixed star Dubhe exactly aligns with this new Moon. It’s an influence that urges you to provide support for another – possibly at some significant cost to yourself. You might feel a strong urge to be of help to someone who can benefit from the kind of knowledge you could provide.

Bernadette Brady defines the Moon/Dubhe alignment as the urge to give one’s support to another. Being drawn to a caregiving profession is indicated. Wanting to help others is a primary motivation.

But this cannot detract from the development of your own talents in ways that attract attention, admiration, and possibly a larger, more devoted audience.

This new beginning could enhance your self-image and your ability to speak in your own behalf.

Lastly Mercury in Leo opposes Jupiter retrograding in Aquarius. A flow of ideas and plans – one more “brilliant” than the next – seem too promising to ignore. This could lead you into an exhausting cycle especially if you’re not too discriminating. It’s good to re-consider before acting or over-committing.

(The most accurate horoscopes for each sign will likely be the one corresponding to the sign on your ascendent. If you don’t know which sign that is the “Cafe Astrology” sight has a calculator to help you figure it out. If I’ve read your chart in the past I’d be happy to give you the information. The alternative is to read the horoscope matching your Sun Sign.)

Thanks for reading,


Holly RePenn RN.,MS
Professional Astrologer
Certified Astro-Cartography Practitioner
Nurse Master Herbalist
Registered Yoga Teacher

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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
With the new Moon in your fifth house of romance and creative self-expression, an unexpected positive shift in your relationship or love-life could materialize. You could be newly energized, more self-confident, and more open to starting the conversation that could lead you in the direction you want to go.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
Your fourth house involving home, family, and the past, is activated by a new beginning. You may be motivated to make some significant changes involving domestic matters, old routines, or what you need most. It might be different from what its been in the past. Emotionally this new beginning could set you free.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
This Leo “new Moon beginning” falls in your third house of communication and “making the right connections.” This new beginning prompts you to ask more questions and to find better answers by tuning into that “soft voice within” to recall your childhood dreams. Those could motivate you make the kind of courageous decisions you need to make for those dreams to survive and thrive.

CANCER (June 21-July 21)
This new Moon beginning falls in your in your second house of income, self-worth, values and priorities. It involves “stepping up your game” and “proving yourself to yourself.” It’s likely you could agree to do what you love most or develop untapped talent to increase your income. It’s time to manage your resources wisely to accumulate more of what’s valuable to you.

LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
This especially powerful new Moon beginning in you home sign, might involve a new, more strategically focused attempt to make sure you’re placed “center stage”, under the brightest spotlight, while cultivating your image to attract a larger, more devoted audience. It might be time to change course or to innovate a better strategy.

VIRGO (August 21-Sep 21)
This new beginning involves a focus on spirituality, tuning into your intuition for answers, or releasing yourself from someone or something that subtly undermines you. This new Moon beginning could intensify your dream life or encourage you to focus on your health and the nature of your work. It’s time to trust yourself as you seek liberation from what’s been emotionally confining.

LIBRA (September 21 – October 21)
This new Moon beginning highlights your eleventh house of community concerns, dreams, hopes, and wishes, your social life, or important work that seeks to “move he masses” in a more enlightened direction. It could be time to think about what or who you love most and to let that determine how much you’re willing to contribute.

SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
This new Moon beginning falls in your tenth house of career, success, and your chosen life direction. For you there might be a clarification or creative option that encourages you to move in a whole new direction. A close friend, partner, or mate might have a strong influence over what you decide.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 21)
This new Moon beginning falls in your ninth house of higher education, legal involvements, publishing, exploration, and emotional liberation. You’re encouraged to move beyond what you’re comfortable with. Something exciting might involve new work or a creative challenge you were “made for.”

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 21)
This new emotional beginning could involve complications related to sexual intimacy, shared ownership, joint financial partnerships, or the need to overcome a lack of trust. Past betrayals could be difficult to overcome. This new beginning could involve a re-set, something more substantial, or deeply satisfying. It might be most effective to focus on the present moment to simplify what could be insurmountable if you continue to dwell on the past.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 21)
This new Moon beginning is happening in your seventh house of partnerships. Your most valued relationships will be the focus of your attention. You might be examining more closely the quality of your interactions and with an eye for improvement or something that feels more deeply satisfying. This could involve frank discussions that lead to creative solutions promoting shared goals.

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PISCES (February 21-March 21)
This new Moon beginning involves your sixth house of routine. It might time for a new approach to your health and well-being. This could involve a new line of work, a change in routine, or an entirely new perspective on your life. Clarifying what you need most and advocating for yourself could be a game changer. Putting your health and well-being first could dramatically improve your emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

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