The New Moon occurs at 7:52 AM Pacific time on the 14th of August. This New Moon falls in Leo, a sign that, for better or worse, asks us to consider starting a new relationship with ourselves–or, to sort through the many Selves we carry, and choose to support those that further the personal agenda. The conjunction to retro Venus begs us to look at our own part in relationships and/ or financial matters, and at how our ego and identity-oriented wants (Leo) have shaped our values and investments, as well as the way they’ve shaped what and who surround us.
The conjunction to Venus is telling in another way, as well: it demands a new, integrated relationship with the Self. It costs us (Venus retro) to have different identities, different forms of behavior, keyed to different situations; a positive, holistic ‘I Am’ removes a kind of internal dependence on an ‘Other’ (Venus as relationship), where we determine who we are by bouncing off this ‘not I’, whether that is a difference created within our own minds or within actual relationships.
The New Moon is also quincunx Chiron in Pisces and trine Uranus in Aries. We are called upon to modify or adjust our idea of what hurts us (as this is a major factor in the shaping of those varied identities), and to take out for a jaunt new, unique, original, or inventive versions of the ‘I Am’ (Uranus, Aries). We won’t necessarily choose to retain all these–they should be viewed as experiments–but by the Full Moon that follows we should have a clear idea of what to integrate, and we will likely see that this integration offers some degree of healing (Chiron) to what is probably a rather nebulous, Cosmic pain (Pisces).
Also of note: the NM is in close novile to the current North Node; this may suggest a kind of brilliant resolution to an identity issue or problem is at hand with New Moon events. What’s born here will be Path-influencing, simply because we are somehow deciding who we are.
The Sabian for the New Moon is, ‘A Carrier Pigeon Fulfilling Its Mission’. I think that’s fairly clear: we ‘get the message’ about some important facet of who we are, and in the process, likely define what we want. That’s not a bad promise for a New Moon, is it?