Spiritual Health Astrology

This Week’s New Moon in Leo Is One of the ‘Luckiest’ of the Year—Here’s How It Will Affect Your Sign

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A cosmic blessing arrives on July 28 at 1:53 p.m. EST as the new moon in Leo makes a statement in the sky. New moons signify fresh starts, new cycles, and beginnings, and this new moon, in the sign of over-the-top Leo, will not disappoint on any of the above.

Leo energy is much more than its self-centered stereotype. Ruled by the sun, the largest celestial body in our solar system, Leos are very much interested in their sense of self. But, Leo also has a self-reflective quality that often gets overlooked; this sign is concerned with living authentically. Leo also has a strong connection to their inner child, or a time in our lives where we were generally more comfortable being our true selves and free from the responsibilities of adulthood. As such, Leo new moons invite us to reflect on how we are showing up in the world. Would the choices you’re making now make your inner child proud? Are you living authentically?

This new moon in Leo also ushers in a wave of renewed confidence and desire to pursue our heart’s highest callings. It’s an opportunity to release the opinions and expectations from others and to check in with your own internal compass. What makes you fulfilled? Follow that desire. This is an auspicious window for intention-setting and boldly taking a step toward your dreams.

Leo new moons invite us to reflect on how we are showing up in the world. Would the choices you're making now make your inner child proud? Are you living authentically?

However, Jupiter will station retrograde a few hours after the new moon perfects in the sky. This may delay us in reaching our goals, or require some revision and rethinking. But don’t get discouraged, as this is one of the luckiest and juiciest new moons of the year. The influence of Jupiter in retrograde is just a reminder to surrender to the process and give it time.

On the day of the new moon, some of the other planets in the sky will approach some challenging connections. Tensions will mount as Mercury, the communication planet, inches closer toward an opposition with serious Saturn in the sky. At the same time, Mars, the god of war, shares a seat with unpredictable Uranus in the sky. This combination of planetary connections can create some destabilizing energy. Though this shouldn’t overpower the warmth and optimism of the new moon, it’s good to be conscious of it in case you do feel any sense of overwhelm. A new beginning is on its way, but first, we must surrender and accept that change is on the horizon.

For more insight on how this new moon will activate your birth chart, read on for your sun, moon, and rising signs. Then, pick up a self-care practice to make the most of this energy.

What the new moon in Leo means for your zodiac sign


It’s time to express yourself, Aries. This new moon lands in your fifth house of joy, pleasure, creativity, and self-expression. With sweet and supportive assistance from Jupiter in your sign of Aries, this new moon asks you to use your creative outlet to find more pleasure in your daily life. If you’ve been wanting to start a creative project, this is an aligned time to act. Your confidence is at an all-time high, and expressing yourself authentically will help you achieve the highest form of reward.

Your new moon self-care practice: Find an outlet that fills your heart, whether it’s journaling, drawing, painting, dancing, or singing. Your inner child is demanding a little more attention and play, so let loose.


This new moon activates your fourth house of home, family, and sense of security. If you’ve been feeling uncertain about where your path is leading, this is the time to focus on a solid vision and foundation for your future. If you’re feeling ready to move, find new roommates, renovate your home, or release generational baggage, this new moon is an invitation to do so.

Your new moon self-care practice: Reorganize a space within your home. You don’t necessarily have to spend money, but if you want to buy a throw pillow or two, that’s cosmically aligned, as well. Livening up your space will bring a renewed sense of security and comfort.


This new moon moves through your third house of communication, learning, and extended family. You may feel ready to share something you’ve been holding close to the chest, and, thanks to Jupiter, it will be well-received by your audience. This is also a powerful time to commit to learning a new skill, which may lead you toward finding community with like-minded individuals. This new moon may also bring your focus to your connections with siblings or extended family, marking a new chapter in your relationships.

Your new moon self-care practice: Try automatic writing. Sit down with a pen and paper, and let your hand move first, following your subconscious. Who knows what juicy downloads will come through.


If you’ve been feeling like you’re overdue for recognition at work, you’re about to receive a cosmic up-level. This new moon lands in your second house of resources and income, planting the seeds for a future promotion or job change. With Jupiter at the top of your chart in your career sector, luck and recognition from people with power may be on the way. Continue showing up and standing out. It's also possible that you'll feel a deeper sense of self-sufficiency or internal power. You’ve worked hard to get here–celebrate it.

Your new moon self-care practice: Can you treat yourself in some way, Cancer? Whether it’s buying yourself something you’ve had your eye on, booking a massage, or dancing to your favorite song, allow yourself to embody your success in some way.


This new moon lands in your first house of identity, self, and ambitions, activating a very personal part of your chart. Which of your dreams or goals feel too far-fetched? This is the time to set an intention around those. Jupiter’s confidence is moving through your house of belief, reminding you that your belief system has a big impact on bringing your dreams to life.

Your new moon self-care practice: Sit down in front of the mirror, and have a conversation with your future self. (Bonus points if you dress up and embody that future version of you.) What do you want your life to look and feel like? Speak it into existence.


This new moon moves through your twelfth house of closure, endings, and spirituality. If you’ve been overdoing things, a period of rest may be exactly what the stars ordered. This can serve as a reminder to brush up on your boundaries and integrate a healthier work-life balance. When you honor and care for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, you can reclaim your power and set yourself up for success.

Your new moon self-care practice: Grab some crystals and sit on the floor; it’s time to try out guided meditation or breathwork. Your subconscious is calling and these exercises, or any spiritual practice that feels aligned, can be incredibly healing at this time.


Your social-butterfly skills are paying off. The new moon activates your eleventh house of community, friendship, allies, and hopes and dreams. You may network with new people who light you up and make you feel seen in a new way. New friendships may be on the horizon, along with powerful partnerships and business connections. You are inching closer to bringing your dreams to fruition. Socializing is the key to unlocking the most magic under this lunation.

Your new moon self-care practice: Take a risk, and send an email pitch. If you’ve been too shy about reaching out to a potential client or collaborator, now is the time to let that go. Taking action toward your desires lets the universe know that you’re serious.


The new moon activates your tenth house of career, reputation, and higher calling. You may be ready to plant the seeds for a new career path or receive some well-deserved recognition. You could also be asked to reflect upon all your hard work. Has it been worth it to get to this point? Do you feel fulfilled? If you’re sensing that there’s more available to you on the horizon, that’s because there very well may be.

Your new moon self-care practice: You’ve come so far, but there’s still more to uncover. What are you looking for? Bring it to life with a vision board.


Expansion and adventure are on your mind. The new moon moves through your ninth house of travel, education, spirituality, and perspective. If you’ve wanted to check off some of your bucket-list travel destinations, now’s the time to start planning a trip. You may also feel called to start studying or learning about a subject area that intrigues you. If you’re interested in spirituality, this is a great time to start honing your own practice, perhaps by buying a tarot deck or booking an astrology consultation.

Your new moon self-care practice: Make a list of risks you’ve been wanting to take or things you’ve been wanting to try, but haven’t felt ready to. Can you commit to trying one of those things?


This new moon activates your eighth house of shared resources, intimacy, fears, and the psyche. It’s a complex house that can awaken many emotions from deep within. This is an opportunity to reclaim your power by leaning on others and sharing your story—even if asking for help doesn’t come naturally to you. Your vulnerability is your superpower, and by addressing the emotions and feelings you’ve been hiding, you will be met with a renewed sense of freedom and empowerment.

Your new moon self-care practice: Engage in some shadow work. Reflect on some people, things, or activities that bring out darker feelings or triggers within you, and ask yourself why. Journal and see what comes up. Meeting and acknowledging feelings of buried jealousy and fear could be cathartic.


You’ve been going through it as Saturn moves through your sign, but this new moon lights up your seventh house of one-on-one connections and relationships. If you’re open and interested in calling in a romantic union, you’ll receive a boost of luck and shift in your thought process around love, thanks to Jupiter. If love isn’t on your mind, this is a powerful opportunity to consider dream clients or connections. Are there any brands, businesses, or organizations you’d like to work with? This moon is setting the stage to making those dreams a reality.

Your new moon self-care practice: Grab a rose quartz, and place it under your pillow or bed. The door is opening for more love in your life, but that starts with self-love. Rose quartz will attract healing and loving vibrations your way.


Are you tired of working so hard, Pisces? This new moon lands in your sixth house of health and hard work. If you feel a little burnt out from your current routine, this lunation reminds you that you can switch it up. This is a beautiful time to work toward releasing an unhelpful habit or recognizing your worth in the workplace. Jupiter is reminding you of your value and that you don’t deserve to settle for less.

Your new moon self-care practice: Consider one thing you wish you did on a daily basis, but that you’ve been avoiding. Is it eating breakfast? Perhaps, taking a brisk morning walk or reading before bed? Commit to implementing one new daily practice this lunar cycle.

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