Sentimental New Moon: August 17, 2012

New Moon in Leo

August 17, 2012

By Maharani Rutan©

On August 17, 2012, a magnificent New Moon in Leo will enter our atmosphere at 11:54 am EST, 8:54 PST plus or minus 6 degrees depending upon the orb.  The beautiful moon positions itself in the house of family and courage.

During this this New Moon, please remember that Mercury is in its stationing period until August 21, 2012, therefore, it’s time to think over things before making any kind of final decision when it relates to family and work.

The New Moon signals a time of development. There is an impulse to take action and begin something new, be it a small change in the way a life is viewed or simple changes which will facilitate smoother transitions.  The energy is right for making impulsive passages and following your dispositions. This is the time to act from the soul and trust the process – take a risk, live in the moment.

The New Moon blesses new phase and invites chances. What do you want to manifest? Emotional reactions are tranquil and secure, and a possibility to stay away from confrontation. However, if you feel very strongly about something, there could be stubbornness – never backing down. There is a need for a serene environment. Melodious voice and musical talent is a great outlet. Nurturing others by providing for their needs is a top of the agenda. An essential relationship with a mother or guardian would be peaceful, calm and secure.

The Moon in Leo marks a time of determination and charisma. Ruled by the Sun, Leo creates an influence of friendliness, eagerness, and delight. People may feel creative, distinguished, and generous. It is a good time to pursue romance, be social, and to help others. Like the Lion that symbolizes Leo, people may feel confident but also crave gratitude and acknowledgment. Care needs to be taken to avoid melodramatic displays to grab the spotlight or leadership positions.

Moon in Leo has an expressive need to shine and be praised by others. Expressing feelings in a childlike manner – either playfully or dramatically is prevalent during this period. A natural affinity with children is of a greater importance. A knack for organizing and leading could also be emanating. Nurturing others by giving praise and encouraging them to be strong, bold and fearless could also be a focus. A motherly figure may be viewed as a regal, dramatic or prestigious person, and look for independence, warmth and strength in that relationship

The Leo energy can sometimes cause us to be more chauvinistic, tenacious, gratified, annoyed, arrogant, narcissistic, patronizing.  It’s harder (but not impossible) to make changes or be flexible, Since the Moon is the closest ‘Planet’ to Earth, and this satellite literally zips around the Zodiac, completing its circuit in less than a month. It also touches us more deeply than most Planets.

Since, moon in Leo is Spirited, Brave, Theatrical, Administrative, Organized AND MOODY, it is my suggestion that you purchase a Green candle and carve your name one through the wick.  Anoint the candle with lemon oil or Lavender oil and chant the psalm 65.  You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy the mantra for Leo moon is:


“Om Sri suryaya namaha”

(Om Shree sur-ya-ya nam-aha)

This mantra will aid greatly in the peaceful and harmonious transition to a new and positive energy states.

Please remember I am not an astrologer however, Vedic readings does use astrological tendencies too give the best outcome for sublimed changes.

With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is a slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10.  This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle.  Remember never make the affirmations beginning with “I want”, it must be worded “I need to be guided.”

This moon is especially important to me.  On this day 19 years ago a beautiful baby boy was a gift to me and entered my life with spunk, energy and innocence.  His praise, support and outstanding view of life brought hope where there was emptiness.  Within two days he will leave my nest and fly off into his own world of academia and bring a new family into his world.  His vision of his own “calling” will not only change his life but the life of many—this I am certain of.  So today is not only the new moon but it’s a beginning of a new journey to one of the most important people in my life.

I wish you and yours the most beautiful new moon and always be blessed..

Thank you once again