The Moon ends its transit of Cancer at 6:18am PDT/ 7:18am MDT/ 8:18am CDT/ 9:18am EDT, after which the Moon transits Leo, aligning with Venus this afternoon and encouraging cooperation and generosity.
The New Moon occurs in Leo tonight at 8:12pm PDT/ 9:12pm MDT/ 10:12pm CDT/ 11:12pm EDT, is also a second new moon in a calendar month so called by some a Black Moon. Simply defined, a Black Moon is similar to the Blue Moon that is when there’s more than one in a month. The energy is strong for behind-the-scenes work and mystical experiences if open to it. There’s ease of tapping into other dimensions and making dimensional connections. Some in Wiccan and Pagan communities use these days for magical practices and rituals that either great or adds to the often happening “witch wars” so many newbie’s to the crafts realize once within the groups. If that’s the instance for you then take the time today to increase bonds of belief and avoid anything negative. Such futility serves no genuine purpose and the time is better allocated to what you love. A key point to remember is that this begins a new lunar cycle of growth as it expands toward the next Full Moon August 15 in Aquarius. Taking time to meditate on what you want to grow and have flourish is beneficial and heard by the Gods, your God and by the Universe. This is in Leo, the Lion Heart so great for recognizing your abilities and strengths. Your key is fortitude. (Sandra Helton)
The New Moon bringing proud, generous, warm, and authoritative energy. With this potent Leo energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us now and in the weeks ahead. It’s time to make some plans and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs. We might concentrate on new ways to enhance romance and creativity and to build up our feelings of confidence and pride. With this lunation square Uranus, we should watch for prematurity and abrupt changes or rebellion. However, it can be a courageous, proactive time. The desire to change and improve our lives is strong.
Also tonight, at 8:57pm PDT/ 9:57pm MDT/ 10:57pm CDT/ 11:57pm EDT MERCURY TURNS DIRECT after a several-week retrograde. Over the coming weeks, problems with communications and decision-making we may have encountered while Mercury was retrograde should clear up. We might be flooded with energies that are hard to make sense of as the change takes place today. As such, important decision-making might be avoided for the time being.