Show Your Appreciation: New Moon In Leo

Show Appreciation

July 28, 2022, 1:55pm EDT

New Moon In Leo Meditation On Gratitude

Show Your Appreciation

At the New Moon in Leo, plant a seed to show your appreciation. Leo encourages you to express your most radiant self and live your life as if it were a pageant, with you starring in the lead role. The trick is to fully engage with the creative drama of life, while celebrating all the others who make it possible. After all, theater doesn’t happen without co-conspirators, directors, producers, and, most importantly, an appreciative audience.

Share Gratitude

This New Moon sets the stage to share your gratitude for those who support you, with big effect. The highest octave of Leo occurs with acts of generosity. As we approach the first of two intense energy waves of Leo season, be aware of the potential to feel aggravated, anxious, or even explosive. Embrace breakthroughs yet respect the need for limits. Give yourself permission to slow down and feel the earth beneath your feet by August 2.

Sense Of Purpose

Not only does Leo season teach us about self-confidence and appreciation, it also connects us to our core sense of purpose via the astrological rulership scheme. In astrology, each sign is governed by at least one planet. In Leo’s case, it relates to the all-powerful Sun and thereby illuminates an exceedingly important area of your life. (Yes, I realize the Sun is a star, not a planet. Please go here for more on that subject.) In this way, Leo helps you understand which life topics require your complete attention and participation. When you work to fulfill this purpose, you illuminate the way for others.

Where You Shine

Using your Rising sign, read below to learn what area of your life the Leo New Moon ushers into view. This part of your life plays an important role in expressing your core essence and illuminates what you have to offer to others. Consider what supports you now, and who you wish to most appreciate.

With Aries Rising, you shine through your creative pursuits and willingness to take risks. Show your appreciation to children and others who put you in touch with your playful energy. Recognize your vivacious authentic self as a source of support.

With Taurus Rising, you shine in your ancestral line and from your prodigious ability to be rooted. Show appreciation to your parents, lineage, and family. Recognize the tremendous source of support you get from your spiritual practices.

With Gemini Rising, you shine through your stellar ability to communicate. Tell your siblings how much you appreciate them, and be generous to daily acquaintances. Recognize the support you get from your community contacts.

With Cancer Rising, you shine through your ability to value yourself and in how you handle money. Appreciate yourself by being willing to spend some money on your self-care. Recognize how your profession supports your self-worth and finances.

With Leo Rising, you shine like a star whether or not you know it. Give yourself appreciation for your commitment to being authentic. Recognize your teachers as a source of support.

With Virgo Rising, you shine in your ability to develop a deep sense of compassion for the suffering of others. Be willing to appreciate the difficulties and isolation that have guided you to this place of acceptance. Recognize the support that comes from shared resources and workable boundaries.

With Libra Rising, you shine in the company of your community alliances. Especially show your appreciation for your groups of friends. Recognize how your one-on-one partners support you in this.

With Scorpio Rising, you shine through your social reputation and professional life. Show appreciation for your colleagues and helpful authority figures. Recognize how your fitness regime contributes to your positivity at work.

With Sagittarius Rising, you shine through your open-mindedness and radical acceptance of those who are different. Show your appreciation to your teachers, whether from foreign lands or excellent books. Recognize how your creative pioneering and ability to offer unconditional love supports you.

With Capricorn Rising, you shine in your capacity to deal with other peoples’ values. Take the time to appreciate your ability to set healthy boundaries. Recognize the support that comes from family members, as well as from your effort to establish your unique identity amidst your family of origin.

With Aquarius Rising, you shine in your intimate one-on-one connections. Show your appreciation to all those you connect with in this fashion, including clients, close friends, and partners. Recognize how your gift for clear communication supports you.

With Pisces Rising, you shine in your ability to keep daily routines playful and vital. Show your appreciation to your workout buddies, co-workers, and health care practitioners. Recognize the supportive connection between your self-worth and your healthy routines.

Curious to learn more about rulership in astrology? Contact me today at to schedule your personal consultation and learn how this impacts you!

For more a more in-depth depiction of each Rising sign, watch AstroPath’s (my joint venture with Laurie of Astrolore) video.

Use these timestamps to skip ahead to your own Rising sign: Aries: 16:40 Taurus: 19:36 Gemini: 22:01 Cancer: 25:15 Leo: 28:35 Virgo: 32:55 Libra: 37:43 Scorpio: 40:57 Sagittarius: 45:00 Capricorn: 48:25 Aquarius: 52:28 Pisces: 55:24