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New Moon in Leo: How to Shed Fear & Step Into the Light

new moon in leoNot too long ago a friend said something to me that really stuck.

June feels like a Friday.
July feels like a Saturday.
August feels like a Sunday.
September feels like a Monday.

My sentiments exactly!

So let’s get on with celebrating this month of Sunday, shall we?!

August brings with it a fresh Leo energy and astrologically is one of the sweetest months of the year.

The Leo energy in particular is what we want to feel into. Our beloved lion is a regal leader, a force that inspires and uplifts everyone in his wake. This energy encourages all of us to be brave and step into ourselves more fully—not only speaking our truth and doing things that light us up, but also openly sharing our gifts with the world.

It’s time to step out of any protective armor and liberate yourself from the should-ing, the fears, and the inner belief systems keeping you small. You are worthy, so worthy of everything you want to be and create in this world. And when you take action in alignment with that, when you start to shine, you also invite others to step into the light and shine.

Remember this isn’t about perfection or being like someone else. Creation is messy and that’s ok. Let it be a mess, but keep moving in the direction of what feels good anyway. That is true leadership: moving forward despite the opposition, the odds, and the limitations.

Wondering how to embody this energy in August? Here are 3 ways to get started.

  1. Know your truth. What are the experiences that light you up? What gets you so excited that you could do it morning, noon, and night? Who do you want to be in the world? How do you want to show up? Get clear on all of these things.


  1. Start taking action in alignment with that truth. Now that you know what fuels your fire, what can you start doing right now to incorporate it into your life? What actions can you take to start being the person you want to be in the world? It can be as small as welcoming strangers with a smile or as big as speaking at an event.


  1. Embrace the spotlight. As you act in alignment with your truth, you may get more attention than you’re used to. Feel the fear and keep moving forward anyway. And remember that the world needs you. It’s your duty to follow your dreams and share your gifts with the world. Let yourself be seen, heard, and desired.


Today, as the new moon occurs in the sign of the lion, accept that fear and uncertainty will always live beside you. Carry on despite them. Create despite them. And shine despite them.

This month offers abundant opportunities to move forward. Today’s new moon in Leo trines Saturn, the planet of purpose. Venus, the planet of love, connects directly with Uranus, the change making powerhouse. Mars finally finished his journey through Scorpio, now back in fire sign Leo getting ready to meet up with Saturn on August 24th– a notable moment that initiates a new cycle. Ideas planted today, and actions taken now, are deeply supported. Go. For. It.

If you want to learn more about the astrological forecast for August and get a free live mini-reading, join The Soul Shakedown webinar I am doing with the Directors of Soul Camp this Thursday, August 4th, at 6pm. Check it out and sign up here.

Otherwise, claim your new moon intentions below!

As always, I send you my love.

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1 Comment

  • Elsa

    Thank you for this Jennifer! As always, I love the inspiration you never fail to provide. And I love the analogy of June feeling like Friday, July like Saturday, August like Sunday, and September like Monday!

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