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Venus takes refuge in the Lion's Den.


It's time for your monthly 'New Moon Numen'. What is numen?

nu·men- the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place.

These horoscopes are designed with the astrological spirit/essence of the Moon in mind. It's not just a horoscope, but also a guide on how to best use the Moon's numen. New Moons are a time for manifesting, planting, and beginning. The Moon is at her darkest, and that darkness acts as rich humus that we can scatter the seeds of our desires in. New Moons also feel special due to the Moon being conjunct the Sun. The luminaries are together, floating in unison if only for the briefest moment. During that moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned we receive a spark, that if used wisely, can turn into a magnificent blaze.

Each horoscope will be a blend of two parts: The astrology, and how to focus that energy. The astrology portion is simply explaining what we're looking at and its influences. House placement, sign, and strong aspects (an orb of 2°) will be taken into consideration when assessing the Moon's numen. The focus portion is meant to further hone in and guide you using real life examples of how the energy could play out. It may not be the exact situation you're experiencing, but it will be in the same realm. Also take your natal placements into account when assessing the energy of this Moon. If you have a natal planet making a major aspect to the Moon, especially a conjunction, then the Moon will express as a blended energy for you.

The Moon's Numen

The Moon is having its time in the...Sun? That's a bad joke, but what I'm trying to say is that this lunar event is happening under the sign of the Sun, Leo. When the Moon is in fixed Fire we see a role reversal of sorts. The Moon indicates our inner world, our body, our deeply rooted feelings, and carnal desires. The Sun is our outer world, our higher mind, ego, and the sentience of our soul. Having these two come together is like having the inside on the outside and the outside on the inside. If you've ever met a Leo moon, you know what I'm talking about. They're intensely passionate and wear their feelings proudly, but somehow still feel deeply misunderstood. All of this is to get at the point that a Leo Moon lunar event is lively, to say the least. Fixed Fire is sustained passion for whatever the object of desire or affection is. This could be a person, but it can also be a project, hobby, or career goal. A Leo Moon lunar event is a time to ponder what is it we're lusting after. What is it that ignites a spark in us and gives us the strength to continue forward despite being tired or at the end of our rope? The Moon's magic during this New Moon will come in the form of coming back to the source. We'll be finding our center and rediscovering our motivations. This is a great time to remind yourself of why you do what you do or to take a beat and switch directions towards something more inspiring.

Since this is Leo we're talking about, this is going to be a more self-focused Moon. Notice I didn't say self-centered, but rather, self-focused. We're going to be focusing on ourselves and refueling ourselves. I foresee a lot of self-care for people, and house placement of this lunar event will indicate exactly what that self-care looks like. This New Moon is calling us to come back to ourselves. With Venus Rx happening and being co-present with the New Moon, I wouldn't be surprised if big shifts in identity, self, and how we relate to others occur for many of us. Let's take a look at the planetary conversations that will be happening during this New Moon.

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