The Moon is the key to the heart. It’s the Moon in our chart that gives us empathy. It connects us to others through the heartwarming act of opening ourselves emotionally to experience their joys, their hopes, their pains and their sorrows.
Without empathy, there’s little hope for love.
Empathy allows us to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes so that stereotypes fade away. We can imagine ourselves living their life, experiencing what is in their heart.
We are living in a polarized time. The long Pluto/Uranus battle has pitted us against each other. There’s too much of everything being black or white. The middle ground has gotten smaller and smaller. We love this and hate that.
Isn’t it exhausting?
The first six houses of our charts represent the things that are ours and the last six houses are things that belong to others. We give through the first six houses and receive from the final six.
Leo gives through our fifth house. We learn empathy from the Moon, and from this house of the heart we learn to love. If we navigate this house successfully, we learn to give that love away.
This New Moon in Leo is at 11º. In this degree, the generous Leo Moon is influenced by optimistic, expansive Sagittarius and sensitive, empathetic Cancer. It’s a New Moon of hope, a New Moon of empathy, a New Moon of love to give away.
The New Moon in Leo 2016 is exact at 4:45pm EDT on August 2nd.