Compassion, Care & Comfort: New Moon in Leo 2013


New Moon in Leo

August 06, 2013

By Maharani Rutan©

This moon comes with a sign of relief; with mercury going direct and stationed in Leo, things may seem a little bit more relaxed.  However, some glitches may occur on August 1, 2013 when Mars, the planet of authority, clashes with Uranus a planet of confusion.  Depending upon the circumstance this could be disturbing. Or unexpected events that cause major developments.  Nonetheless, many of us continue to go through unexpected changes due to the Uranus-Pluto square most part of this year.  These are difficult times but there is nothing that will be handed to us which we cannot handle.  It is simple as our perception of things that cause us to make things to be more difficult than they have to be. Perhaps this moon will give us just a tad bit of relief.

On August 06, 2013 the new moon will enter the sign of Leo at 15 degrees at approximately 5:51pm EST, 2:51 PST and 21:51 GMT. This new moon will assist with looking at things in a whole new and different way.  Within the last two years, the new moon in Leo had affected early born Leo’s. This time it is impacting those that are born within the Leo cycle.

The New Moon forces many of us to look at life in a new way and allow the healing power and wisdom to have new beginnings.  The energy is just right to make the adjustments that are necessary to begin something new or explore new possibilities.  It could be as simple as arranging furniture in a home to feel freer or start a new business. However, know for sure that all the changes are those which have been put off due to procrastination or fear.  The heart is letting the instincts signal the time to make changes and say “why not try it”.


Mercury retrograde has just finished its cycle and many will find a sign of relief.  Read more about it here.  However, Saturn in Scorpio continues to be a difficult aspect to many fixed signs and patterns of changes in career or hard work can be frustrating read about it here.  Thus, new moons always bring changes in how we look at life and this moon is extra caring with love.

The New Moon approves all chances, manifestation and visions.  Even if there is failure there is not enough disturbed energy to feel that it was a failure; rather it was a lesson that needed to be learned.  There is even a greater need to bring music, art, and creativity in the home and environment.  And hey, if you sing in the shower go ahead, you might sound better than you thought.

The Leo moon brings with it determination, charisma and leadership. This will be influenced by cordiality, passion, and gratification where creativity, honor, and generosity will be glorified.  This is the best time to look for intimate relationships or bring peace to your relationships. However, watch out for the grand sextile as it could bring some unnecessary conflicts.



On the other hand, if you are in a stable situation with few problems it can be associated with romance and glamor. But re-read the previous sentence and if your relationship does not fit the bill, do not make it out to be more than it is.” Leslie Hale.  Read more about Leslie Hale’s thoughts here.

Leo moon often leads people to feel that they have to be the center of attention and must continually receive recognition. If they are not given this recognition they may act childish.  This could be in the form of being spirited or melodramatic; creating love or conflicts.  On the other hand, Leo’s often praise people and give positive rapport when they need it. They are great motivators and engaging people that bring out the boldness and fearlessness in people.  They are also very family-oriented where mothers are seen as very respectful people and they embrace the independence, warmth, and strength from their mothers or a motherly figure.

The Leo energy can sometimes cause us to be more fanatical, tenacious, proud, annoyed, arrogant, narcissistic, or patronizing.  It’s harder (but not impossible) to make changes or be flexible.  The more loving, understanding and cooperation is practiced during the new moon phase, the more idealism will come of it.



The moon in Leo is Playful, Courageous, Theatrical, Professional, and Systematized AND TEMPERAMENTAL. It is my suggestion that you purchase a Green candle and carve your name through to the wick.  Anoint the candle with lemon oil or Lavender oil and chant 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 dependent upon the quality of intention.  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 are 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 new and positive energy states.

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


Please understand I am not an astrologer however, Vedic readings incorporate the energies of astrology and bring the forks for free will choices.  Vedic readings do not tell you what to do; rather, they show you the forks where astrology mathematically determines a path. However, I think of Vedic readings as the GPS navigator and Astrology is the vehicle.  Without a vehicle you will still get to your destination but it may take much longer.  Even if you have a vehicle you can still get lost if you don’t have direction on how to get there.  This is why astrology focuses on the moons as well as the sun placement to bring the most directional aspects for beneficial journeys.

The most in-depth reading that one can receive by the way of Vedic Aspect is combination of Astrology and Vedic reading.  It is my recommendation that you speak to my inspirational astrologers (direct link here) or my favorite Leslie Hale for further analysis.

I only wish that you make the best of this energy and spend more time with the people that mean the most to you.

Thank you once again