On August 16th, there is a beautifully powerful New Moon at 23° Leo, a fire sign ruled by the Sun. Leo is the zodiac’s big-heart sign and embodies the summer’s essence: warmth, fun and creativity.

This New Moon in Leo has a beautiful yet powerful energy due to Venus and Black Moon Lilith’s active role (conjunction) and Uranus (square). Those energies combined will trigger a radical (Uranus) new start in issues of love, relationships (Venus) and the dark feminine (Black Moon Lilith). Be ready for a complete reset.


A New Moon is a time to reset and start again, plant new seeds and initiate a process of doing things differently.

Venus, still in retrograde and conjunct the New Moon in Leo, invites you to reset your sense of self-worth, values, and relationships. And to reflect on whether your relationships are in balance regarding giving and receiving.

Are you open to receiving?
Do you give enough or too much?

Authentic giving can only happen when our cup is full, and prioritising filling it up is an act of self-love. Being open to receiving is an act of self-love.

Black Moon Lilith, an intense, powerful feminine energy, will support Venus this New Moon in Leo to radically change how we relate to others from a place of authentic self-love.


Self-love means valuing your well-being and happiness and filling up your cup physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Practising self-love means being kind and compassionate to yourself. Set boundaries, care for your body, indulge in what brings you joy and love yourself no matter what.

Noticing when you are about to run on empty and fill up your cup. It is much easier than doing it when have run yourself to the ground. Develop the practice of checking in with yourself regularly and ensuring you take care of yourself.


The upcoming New Moon in Leo aligns with transformational magical energies to reset and start a journey of cultivating self-love leading to a beautiful new cycle of more happiness and well-being.

The planet of love (Venus), the dark feminine (Black Moon Lilith) and the great awakener, and the planet of radical change (Uranus) are joining the Sun and the Moon to sprinkle the stardust to support you in making that change.

But like all actual transformations, the New Moon comes with a twist. Even if there is a lot of powerful energy to set intentions to, right after, there will be a Void of Course Moon. VOC Moon a time when it’s better to wind down and avoid new beginnings, so wait at least 14h to set your intentions.

Check Cosmoplanner or CosmoApp 2023 to know when the VOC is over.

With authenticity comes the power of being yourself, and that is the light the world needs. It is easy to say, but it takes a journey of discovery and transformation to get there. Now is the time to plant those seeds.

With love and care,


New Moon ceremonies to set intentions are an ancient practice. When we consciously write down what we want, we co-create with the Universe. And in the process, we dissolve our inner resistance. It is the time of the New Moon, and the following 8-12h AFTER are the most potent hours to set intentions. Up to 3 days is ok.

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