The New Moon on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 8 degrees Leo highlights the challenging planetary aspect of Moon square Uranus. It brings unexpected change, uncertainty, anxiety and tension. This can lead to unpredictable behavior or rebelliousness. The best way to handle this impulsive energy is to be proactive about positive change with open-mindedness and flexibility.
Many of us now may feel the passion to start anew, ready to breathe new life into projects, ventures, and relationships. With this Leo New Moon, we are not just breaking up old patterns as we strive to find the shape of a new creation. We must actively set our heart and will upon the creative process. Leo relates to the urges of the heart, and people talk about the willingness to “change in a heartbeat” to something they would prefer.
The Leo New Moon holds great potential for relationship improvements and pleasures, with the Moon conjunct Venus allowing us more love to flow through and in both directions. Venus Square Uranus can bring a need for freedom and excitement in your love life. This is more likely if you have been feeling smothered, confined or bored. A healthy relationship will face no major drama, especially with an open-minded partner. Another thing in the way can be excessive pride, underpinned by fear or shame, both of which can keep doorways sealed. But Venus holds the key to unlocking even the darkest of doors, if we are willing to respond to a fiery spark of attraction. If we feel drawn enough to something or someone, we can extend ourselves outward and make a move forward. For some, this will involve a new romantic connection with someone that may be weird or eccentric which could be quite exciting yet not necessarily long lasting.
The effects of the July 31 new moon lasts four weeks up to the August 30 new moon. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle.