The new phase of the moon brings many exciting things for us as it rises in the sign of Leo on August 2nd, 2016 and this article will tell you what you need to know about this time in your life. Leo is one of the most energetic signs in the zodiac, so this is the type of energy that you can expect to come your way as we finish out the last scorching month of summer.

Astrology and the science of astronomy used to be linked as one philosophy, but modern scientific discoveries separated the two. The movements of the planets are observable, measurable scientific phenomena, but the influences we feel on our lives are less measurable. However, science has found that the moon can affect us in significant ways.

Researchers at the University of Michigan studying the effects of the new moon on the stock market found that consistently across 48 countries, stock returns are lower on days of the full moon and higher on days around the new moon on the level of 3 to 5% per annum. This effect is true even when controlling for stock market volatility and trading volumes.

A Polish research study found that the moon affects human behavior in many other ways. They say ‘Admittance to hospitals and emergency units because of various causes (cardiovascular and acute coronary events, variceal hemorrhage, diarrhea, urinary retention) correlated with moon phases. In addition, other events associated with human behavior, such as traffic accidents, crimes, and suicides, appeared to be influenced by the lunar cycle.’ The researchers also mention that more women tend to ovulate during the dark phase of the moon than at other times.

What You Need To Know About The New Moon In Leo on August 2nd 2016

You don’t have to be a Leo to appreciate the changes that are coming. Leo will experience a special surge, more so than the other astrological signs. Every zodiac sign will need to know about monthly energy shifts and what the moon rising in the sign of Leo means for them.

What you need to know about the energy of the new moon

As a new moon rises in any zodiac sign, the astrological energies that you encounter will a type of rebirth where new things are beginning for you. The moon is starting new and is practically undetectable in the sky as it is coming out of it’s dark phase where the Earth’s shadow passes across its face.

The light of the sun cannot reach the surface of the moon in it’s current position, but as it begins to shift in the next day or two, you will begin to see the crescent moon with its points to the left as the sun sets in the west. The crescent will grow until the moon reaches first quarter on August 10th when it will look about half full.

Forward movement and progress is going to be made this month as a time of renewed energy comes to you. Think of the new moon as a time of fresh starts for everyone. We all get a clean slate to start over with each month, and the new moon in Leo is your chance to clear away any worries about the past or the future and focus on the moment that you are in and what you can act on now.

What you need to know about the moon in Leo

Creativity is at an all time high now. Even if you have not summoned your artistic talents in the past, you may feel the urge to doodle, to write creatively or to play music on an instrument. Maybe dancing is a creative outlet for you.

Any action that you take to make something that wasn’t there before is an act of creativity. Use the energy of the new moon in Leo to push yourself forward and see the accomplishment of something that you didn’t know was possible before.

With the new moon in Leo on August 2nd, 2016, your health should also be improving at this time. This might be an improvement in your physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual health that is affected. Emotionally, you are moving into a more positive time.

Leo is fun to be around and this beginning phase of the new moon is the start of something fun for you. You need to know that having a Leo for a friend right now will make this an even more entertaining time for you.

What Leo needs to know about the new moon in Leo on August 2nd

Leo, this could be the moment you have been waiting for. When the moon is in your sign, you feel the influences of all of the above exciting changes times ten. You are usually powerful and a force to be reckoned with, but there’s almost literally no stopping you now. Leo has always has a motto of ‘Lead, follow, or get out of the way’ but this month it may be a warning to others to get out of your way.

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Obstacles are no match for Leo at this time of the year, and you obliterate anything that might hold you back. In fact, you’re likely to break down so many barriers that you clear a path for people who can follow in your mighty paw prints as you lead the pack.

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