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New Moon in Leo/Solar Eclipse Monday August 21st, 2017

Happy New Moon in Leo!!
August 21st, 2017

Sign Element: Fire

Planet: Sun

Moon Age: 29.4 days

Visibility: 0.0%

Phase: New/Dark/Maiden Phase

Happy New Moon My MoonLight!!

It's that time once again to enjoy a New Moon!! With our New Moon comes an amazing opportunity to allow ourself sometime to figure out what it is we want in life. It's the best time to set our intensions, plant the seeds and make our dreams and wishes a reality!

This New Moon in Leo is a very exciting one, as on Monday August 21st we will also be having a Total Solar Eclipse!! I find it very fitting that Monday Nights Moon is in Leo and we are having a Solar Eclipse because as you know, or might not know... Leo is governed by the Sun. Each of the Sun/Star Signs have a planet they are governed by. With Leo's being ruled by the Sun, they are very outward and like to shine bright! They like to show the world who they are, just like our lovely Sun.

In case you were wondering which planet rules your Moon Sign, I made this chart just for you so you can figure it out.

Each one of the planets rule a different part of our lives. Here is a break down of what planets rule what aspects of our lives.


Aries~Ruled by Mars: Drive & Energy

Taurus~Ruled by Venus: Love & Attraction

Gemini~Ruled by Mercury: Mind & Communication

Cancer~Ruled by Moon: Moods & Emotions

Leo~Ruled by Sun: Your basic Personality

Virgo~Ruled by Mercury: Mind & Communication

Libra~Ruled by Venus: Love & Attraction

Scorpio~Ruled by Pluto: Power & Transformation

Sagittarius~Ruled by Jupiter: Luck, Growth & Wisdom

Capricorn~Ruled by Saturn: Discipline, Fears & Challenges

Aquarius~Ruled by Uranus: Change & Originality

Pisces ~Ruled by Neptune: Dreams & Healing


As certain astronomers have mentioned in recent times that they changed the status of Pluto to a "dwarf planet"... I still look at Pluto as an actual Planet. As it has, and will always have an effect on us! Us who follow astrology have seen and felt it's every lasting effect it has and will have on us all.

Do you know your Moon Sign?

Let's talk more about how this New Moon in Leo will affect us!!

What to expect when the Moon is in Leo

Ready for some extra energy??? With Leo being a Fire sign... lots of energy with momentum will be coming your way! You will notice during this time you will feel more optimistic too! This is a super great thing as for what we feel we attract! You will probably feel the need of recognition during this time, and that is totally normal when the Moon is in Leo. Make sure as you are seeking these words of appreciation, that you don't neglect to tell others how much you appreciate them. Be generous to others and yourself during this time. Remember, what goes around comes around!! Becareful of keeping your fiery-passionate, Lion self in check tonight... don't let things anger you. Also tonight is a good time to celebrate all the many accomplishments you made during this Moon Cycle!! Take the time to give Thanks and congratulate yourself on a job well done!

People born when the Moon is in Leo

Interestingly enough, if you were born when the Moon was in Leo, these things mentioned above will effect you a bit less than others. Leo is ruled by the Sun, which highly effects you...more so than the Moon. You are the open type, you are a leader and you enjoy getting attention from others. You easily impress the people around you, and you are a great storyteller. Dramatic, generous and super fun-loving are a few words to describe you! You have lots of passion, but need to remember to keep your fiery passions in check.... don't let the Lion come out and bite! Everything is good in balance, something to keep in mind!

Total Solar Eclipse

We are lucky today to be able to witness the Last and Final Solar Eclipse in 2017! This Total Solar Eclipse will be seen all across the USA. From our West Coast to the East. I live in Southern California, and for us here we will get to see a Partial Solar will start taking place at 9:06 am PST. The Eclipse will reach it's maximum point here at 10:22 am and will end by 11:46 am on Aug. 21st, 2017. During this time, the Moon will move into perfect alignment between us here on Earth.... and our Sun. In turn, this will block the Sun from our view for a time. As the Eclipse will be super cool to witness, Remember to be kind to your eyes and NEVER LOOK directly into the Solar Eclipse!! You can always live stream the event from NASA (click their logo below) .


Eclipse always come in pairs. This is the 2nd of the Eclipse as we had a Partial Lunar Eclipse happen on Monday, August 7th, 2017. This last time around the Lunar Eclipse came 1st, and as it goes... 2 weeks later is the next Eclipse....which leads us to this Solar Eclipse we have going on Monday August 21st. This time a very strong energy will be present! With the perfect alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth... this brings an extra energy punch into the mix on the 21st. The Moon's energy will be stronger than normal because it will be closer to Earth! Since this is a Solar Eclipse this time around... it gives the stage more to Luna and thus making her energy amplified during this time. With that being said, our New Moon energy will help move along our intentions we set on the 21st with even more power than normal!

The next Eclipse will be coming on January 31st, 2018. Here is a list of upcoming Eclipses....

ECLIPSES in 2018

Jan. 31st, 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse

Feb. 15th, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse

July 13th, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse

July 27th, 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse

Aug.11th, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse

When the Solar Eclipse happens the Sun rays are completely blocked by the Moon. It's all about the angle of the Earth which makes this happen and the alignment of the Sun and Moon. This will be the 1st time in 99 years where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun casting darkness across the Earth's surface! It has earned the name the "Great American Eclipse". In other parts of the world... you will most likely see a partial Solar Eclipse.

This will be a once in a lifetime event! The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast was almost 100 years ago, on June 8th,1918! The following States will experience the Total Solar Eclipse affects as these states will go completely dark!

Starting in Oregon it will then make it's way to Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina. The rest of us in the USA will experience it as a Partial Solar Eclipse!


I will be offering another FREE Live Guided Ritual. This time on the New Moon!! I would love for you to join me in setting intentions for the things you wish to bring into your existence!!

If you are interested, just goto my homepage and scroll to the bottom to SUBSCRIBE!!

I will go LIVE Monday 8/21 at 8:30 PM PST.

Looking forward to making Magick Happen with you soon!!

Make sure you order online your "Wish It Be " New Moon Manifestation Potion!!


Wishing you an amazing New Moon in Leo and enjoy the Solar Eclipse (with caution)!!

Thanks to everyone who attended my LIVE guided FULL Moon Ritual on Aug. 7th, 2017. It was an eventful one, as those watching live witnessed all the animal energy coming out in full force! I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. It fills my heart to be able to empower YOU!!

Sending you...

Light, Loves & Lunar Hugs,

Bridget M. Shoup, CMP


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