Mark your calendar for Saturday, because there's a ton of astrological activity that's going to rock your world.
The short version: There's going to be a super new moon in Leo on August 11. This happens the same day as a partial solar eclipse (where the moon will partially cover the sun as they pass each other in orbit). And the Perseid meteor shower is happening that night. Oh, and Mercury is still in retrograde (until August 19!)
Soooo ... there's a lot going down on the 11th.
What does the new moon in Leo mean for me?
Typically, new moons signal a time to chill and think about life, and maybe even throw some meditation into the mix. (This one is "super" because it's happening when the moon is very close to Earth in its orbit, according to NASA, making the moon look bigger.) But Leo is a powerful sign, which makes this a little more intense than your usual new moon.
During this particular new moon, you'll feel like you have one last chance to get in touch with your heart and what makes you happy, says Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology. You'll also start to feel some serious self-love and self-acceptance vibes - like, dance-naked-in-the-rain levels of self love.
How does the solar eclipse play into this?
In general, eclipses are portals of change, says Rebecca Gordon, an NYC astrologer and founder of the My Path Astrology School. This particular eclipse, Page adds, basically super-charges this new moon ... as if it wasn't intense enough!
The result: A "new path" for your upcoming year will be laid out for you, Gordon says. (So, be prepared for change!)
You'll feel an urge to take care of what's in the past, and look forward to the future, says Page. What is it in your life right now that's small or seemingly insignificant that you'd love to let grow more? Now's the time to really think about that.
How will these events affect my sign?
Everyone is going to be impacted by this but some signs will feel it more than others, Page says.
For Leos, now is the time to "be unapologetically you," Gordon says. Your creative energy in particular will be super-charged, so don't be afraid to let loose to truly express yourself.
Page says that Aquarius, the sign opposite of Leo, will also be affected more intensely than most. Partnerships will be the theme for you in the coming year, says Gordon - both romantic and business ones.
Taurus and Scorpio are fellow "fixed" signs like Leo (meaning they tend to really want life to be a certain way), adds Page, and will feel more of a pull to be wild, adventurous, and start something new and significant in their lives.
Clearly this isn't your basic Saturday.
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