Second chances... We all dream they come our way. It might just happen at this New Moon.
This not only applies to personal goals and relationships, but also in the sphere of social progress and scientific breakthroughs.
The general mood is optimistic and in this state of mind, we are more open to see opportunities for self-advancement and seize them.
In some cases, it might require swallowing our pride in order to take the hand that will be extended. This may also apply to partnerships that we may have turned down or broken hastily (in the spring) because of fears and self-doubts.
Artists and entrepreneurs who have experienced setbacks in recent months, can expect more receptivity to their ideas if they put themselves out there at this time.
This second chance opportunity stems from the current retrograde movement of Jupiter in Aquarius which brings "luck" on a personal level through friendships and group associations. A new perspective is required and often, those who are closest to us do not have the necessary detachment to offer us the advice or help we need to move forward in our lives. This friendly, unbiased advice can also come in the guise a spiritual or psychological advisor.
So heading out, joining groups, widening our social network can give us the boost we require to show others what is special and unique about ourselves.
The breakthroughs this New Moon promises speaks more directly to Leos, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus born individuals. It can also stimulate the creative spirit of Libras and Gemini, while consolidating the visions of Aries and Sagittarians.
Taureans and Scorpios may find it more challenging as they may find themselves caught in a victim-savior dynamic that may prevent them from taking advantage of the breath of vision and opportunity the energy of this New Moon can bring them.
This victim-savior dynamic can color relationships at this time (See previous post on Aquatic types of relationships) as Venus and Neptune in the Virgo-Pisces axis of the Zodiac need to come to an agreement between self-care and collective care, between body-healing and spiritual healing, between the rational and the irrational, between routine and escapism, between our personal values and collective values. This may stretch personal boundaries and distort the sense of self-esteem. Virgos and Pisces are mostly concerned with this theme, but also Capricorns and Cancers, in a slightly less intense fashion.
On another note, Mars in Virgo suggests that small actions we take for granted can empower us and increase our energy level and self-confidence at this time: health and dietary routines, handiwork and so forth. In the context of the New Moon, it may tell us that although our ideas are clear about what we want, we need to put our energy into the finer details about what needs to be done to manifest them - or at least, seek the help of those who have the technical know-how for our vision to be brought to life.
In general, the August New Moon reminds us that a healthy sense of optimism and faith in the future is required to be able to bear the mundane struggles of everyday life. This mindset is also the requirement to draw luck our way. If we have turned our backs to this spirit in recent months, another round of hope may just come our way in the next few weeks. Seize your moment.