On August 8, 2021, at 1:50 pm, GMT, there is a New Moon taking place in the fiery, creative and impressive sign of Leo. Like any New Moon, this one too calls for us to a new beginning in that area of one's horoscope where it happens to fall. Due to the sign’s nature, favored are those beginnings related to creativity and individual expression as well as with entertainment and fun. And all this while it seems that a wider deconstruction, destruction or sudden change of plans has preceded the New Moon (separating Saturn-Uranus square activation by the Lights).
Of course, the applying conjunction of the Moon with Mercury foreshadows the possibility of discussion or negotiation in order for one to make necessary adjustments that provide opportunities for transformational escapes (Mercury atop a Yod with Neptune-Pluto). However, despite the deep value attached to escapes during this period (Venus-Neptune opposition facilitated by Pluto), one will need to take into account the obstacles that the New Moon brings to communications and travels (Lights = Mercury/Saturn). After all, the simultaneous presence of Venus and unaspected Mars in the sign of Virgo reminds us that work obligations or financial and practical constraints chip away significantly at the relaxed, carefree and laidback nature of a New Moon in Leo.
This may mean that some of our plans do not work out the way we would like, while other plans may be canceled or postponed until after August 16. That is when Venus enters Libra, facilitating pleasures and rejuvenating relationships. Therefore, if you manage to take a proper vacation and escape from everyday life under these admittedly difficult conditions, you may consider yourself very lucky!