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New Moon in Leo – 18 August 2020

The August 2020 New Moon occurs at 26 Leo 35′

New Moons are traditionally a time for sowing seeds and are an excellent time to break old habits and take up new routines. The New Moon is symbolic of new beginnings. What is started at the New Moon is sometimes manifested 6 months later at the corresponding Full Moon in the same zodiac sign.

Keep reading below to find out more about this New Moon and what areas of your life are likely to be impacted. 

When is the August 2020 New Moon happening?

  • 7:42 pm Tuesday, 18 August 2020 in Los Angeles, California (PDT)
  • 8:42 pm Tuesday, 18 August 2020 in Denver, Colorado (MDT)
  • 9:42 pm Tuesday, 18 August 2020 in Chicago, Illinois (CDT)
  • 10:42 pm Tuesday, 18 August 2020 in New York, New York (EDT)
  • 3:42 am Wednesday, 19 August 2020 in London, UK (BST)
  • 8:12 am Wednesday, 19 August 2020 in New Delhi, India (IST)
  • 12:42 pm Wednesday, 19 August 2020 in Brisbane, Australia (AEST)
  • 2:42 pm Wednesday, 19 August 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand (NZT)

Astrology Chart of the August 2020 New Moon

Astrology of the August 2020 New Moon

The August 2020 New Moon will be at 26° Leo 35′. Leo is a fixed fire sign ruled by the Sun.  

A few days previous to this New Moon, the Sun will have formed a trine to Mars. The trine is a positive aspect that can bring out the best qualities of both planets. The planets involved are often able to work well together with little resistance. As both Mars and the Sun are currently in signs that they rule, the potential for positive outcomes concerning taking action (Mars) that advances personal goals (Sun) is high. 

Mercury soon moves up to trine Mars as well. This is likely to increase the pace (Mars) of our thinking, learning, and communications (Mercury). Mercury is moving extremely fast at this time, and soon races ahead to catch up with and conjunct the Sun. This leads to a blending of the energies of the two. We have a concentrated focus on our goals and purpose in the days leading up to this New Moon. 

About 7 hours before the New Moon, Venus makes its exact sextile to retrograde Uranus. Venus is about our relationships, values, money, and appreciation of beauty, amongst other topics. Uranus is associated with the sudden, unexpected, and the unusual. The sextile is a harmonious and often helpful aspect. Our affections, aesthetics, and values may be drawn to the unique, unusual, and innovative at this time. 

This New Moon is in the sign of Leo, a sign ruled by the Sun and associated with creativity, warmth, and at times, a certain theatrical flair. This New Moon may have many wanting to make changes directly related to themselves and what they want to achieve, rather than collaboratively with others, or for others.

At the time of the New Moon, Mars will be a few degrees away from an exact trine to New Moon degree but should help funnel some of that drive and energy into this purpose. It is best to do so quickly, though, as, from Friday onwards, Mars will be busy picking a fight with Saturn. Thankfully Leo is a fixed sign. The determination to stay the course, regardless of any delays and frustrations (the upcoming Mars square Saturn aspect) should be achievable. 

What the August 2020 New Moon means for you

The natal house that the New Moon is occurring in will indicate what new routines or changes a particular New Moon might bring for you. 

Once you know where the New Moon will be occurring for you, you can check the section below on New Moons through the natal houses. 

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Leo Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 1st House

The 1st house is associated with you, your body, your appearance, and how you appear to others. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 1st house could represent a desire to make changes in your health and diet. This could make a visible difference to your appearance further down the track (putting on or losing weight, better health).

You may be toying with the idea of a makeover in some way, whether it is your haircut, the clothes you wear, or how you present your personality to the world.

Cancer Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 2nd House

The 2nd house is associated with your income, finances, and possessions. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 2nd house could manifest in you drawing up a budget have a better hold on your finances. It could also see you looking to make changes regarding your income, whether this is a new job, an additional job, or a side hustle.

As this is also the house of possessions, it could be that you are making a rather large purchase at this time. This is unlikely to be real estate, though, as real estate is a 4th house matter.

Gemini Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 3rd House

The 3rd house is associated with siblings, early education, short educational courses, general communications, your local neighborhood, and day to day travel. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 3rd house could manifest as you starting something new with a sibling or concerning your local neighborhood. You may be looking into taking some short courses (unlikely to be a degree as higher education is a 9th house topic).

The way that you communicate with others may undergo some change at this time, or the way that you get around in your day to day life might differ. For example, perhaps you decide to ride a bike more or devise a new routine when dealing with emails, correspondence, phone calls, etc.

Taurus Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 4th House

The 4th house is associated with your family, particularly your parents, home, and real estate. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 4th house could manifest in new changes concerning your parents. Perhaps they are transitioning to a different stage. They could move, retire, or be starting something new. It could be you leaving the family home, or this may relate to other family members.

New beginnings concerning where you live are possible at this time. You may be building a house, changing residence, or even moving to another country. The 4th house can also represent our home country (although I would expect to see some other activity related to the 9th house of foreign places if this were the case).

Aries Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 5th House

The 5th house is associated with your children, creativity, romance, and what you do for fun. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 5th house could manifest as new beginnings concerning your children. Perhaps you are just about to become a parent or expand your family in some way. Children could be growing up and moving toward new goals of their own such as finishing secondary school, entering the workforce, going on to tertiary study, or moving out of the family home.

The 5th house is also very creative, so this may be a fruitful time to begin a new artistic endeavor. Romance is another one of this house’s features, so there may be a new romance on the cards for some. Sport, socializing, and anything you find enjoyable is included in this house and may indicate what new projects you might like to initiate.

Pisces Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 6th House

The 6th house is associated with your health and fitness, daily routines, pets, and work, especially in connection to those that you work with or work for you. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 6th house could manifest as you deciding to change your health and fitness somehow. This might include quitting bad habits, starting a diet, or incorporating more exercise into your life.

As this is the house of pets, you may be getting a pet at this time, or there may be changes in some way related to your pets. You may also have new changes concerning your work. You may change jobs or be working with different people than you have before. It could also be that there are new processes related to your work.

Aquarius Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 7th House

The 7th house is associated with close one on one relationships, such as romantic or business partners and close friends. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 7th house could manifest as new beginnings regarding relationships. This could be taking the next step in a relationship, such as moving in together, getting engaged or married.

Very close friends are often included in this house, so new beginnings concerning your good friends could also be possible. Business partnerships may begin at this time or evolve in some way or form.

Capricorn Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 8th House

The 8th house is associated with shared finances and possessions. This can include shared funds with partners, inheritances, taxation, insurances, and institutions’ loans.

A New Moon in the 8th house could manifest as merging your finances or property with a partner (business or romantic). The 8th is also associated with inheritances. As New Moons are associated with beginnings rather than endings, I would expect to see perhaps the beginning of an estate being executed, rather than the death of a person per se.

A new loan may be taken out at this time, or an agreement with someone or something else regarding finances is possible. The 8th is the house of other people’s money. New dealing with regards to insurances and taxation are also possibilities of the New Moon in the 8th house.

Sagittarius Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 9th House

The 9th house is associated with expanding our horizons through long-distance travel, foreigners, other cultures, higher education, religion, philosophy, publishing, and the law. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 9th house could manifest as setting off on an overseas trip or having more to do with those from other countries or cultures. This could also be when you are looking to start some form of higher education. Other possibilities include initiating something concerning religion, philosophy, or different beliefs (including esoteric ones such as astrology).

The 9th house also covers the subjects of publishing and the law. It may be that you are about to embark on writing a book, or something of a similar nature. There could be new beginnings relating to the law, whether through persons represented by this (police, lawyers, judges), or involvement in a lawsuit, tickets, fines, etc.

Scorpio Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 10th House

The 10th house is associated with your career and public reputation, honors, and infamy. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 10th house could manifest as a new job or change in your current career. You may be receiving more attention than usual over the next 6 months, including recognition from the general public, or in your private life.

Other examples that would fit the 10th house theme include getting married, giving birth, or doing something that is considered a notable event. Those in your private circle of family and friends would more likely be focused on you.

Libra Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 11th House

The 11th house is associated with groups, friends, organizations, and your hopes and dreams. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 11th house could manifest as new beginnings concerning your friends. It could be a new friendship forms. There could be changes in an existing friendship or embarking on a new activity or event with friends. This is a time when joining new groups and organizations would not be unusual.

This is also the house of your hopes and dreams. This may mean that something regarding these matters is starting at this time. You may have been thinking about what you want to achieve and are now ready to act, or it could be the very beginning kernel of what you would like to do.

Virgo Ascendant or Leo New Moon in the 12th House

The 12th house is associated with hidden and secret matters as well as places of confinement and seclusion. This can also relate to addictions, our undoing, or illnesses. A New Moon in this house may have you reflecting on what types of changes you might like to make in these areas of your life.

A New Moon in the 12th house could manifest as the start of withdrawal or seclusion from others, such as entering a retreat, hospital, monastery, rehab, or jail. The 12th is also associated with low energy. A need to rest more and recharge your batteries may be needed, and a change of pace from the previous period.

As psychological matters are covered by the 12th house, this may be when a new treatment is undertaken. Hidden illness or those that are not visibly evident, such as autoimmune diseases, mental health, etc., may become evident. Existing conditions may experience some new beginning or change at this time too.

New Moons for 2020

Graphic of New Moon dates and zodiac position 2020

Jan 24th – New Moon 4° Aquarius

Feb 23rd – New Moon 4° Pisces

Mar 24th New Moon 4° Aries

Apr 22nd New Moon 3° Taurus

May 22nd – New Moon 2° Gemini

Jun 21st – New Moon Solar Eclipse 0° Cancer

Jul 20th – New Moon 28° Cancer

Aug 18th – New Moon 26° Leo

Sep 17th – New Moon 25° Virgo

Oct 16th – New Moon 23° Libra

Nov 15th – New Moon 23° Scorpio

Dec 14th – New Moon Solar Eclipse 23° Sagittarius

Full Moons for 2020

Jan 10th – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 20° Cancer (Wolf Moon)

Feb 9th – Full Moon 20° Leo (Snow Moon)

Mar 9th Full Moon 19° Virgo (Worm Moon)

Apr 7th – Full Moon 18° Libra (Pink Moon)

May 7th – Full Moon 17° Scorpio (Flower Moon)

Jun 5th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 15° Sagittarius (Strawberry Moon)

Jul 4th – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 13° Capricorn (Buck Moon)

Aug 3rd Full Moon 11° Aquarius (Sturgeon Moon)

Sep 2nd – Full Moon 10° Pisces (Harvest Moon)

Oct 1st – Full Moon 9° Aries (Hunters Moon)

Oct 31st – Full Moon 8° Taurus

Nov 30th – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 8° Gemini (Beaver Moon)

Dec 29th – Full Moon 8° Cancer (Cold Moon)

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Lynda

Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.