New Moon 2 August 2016 Loose Ends

New Moon August 2016 AstrologyThe new moon on Tuesday 2 August 2016 is at 11 degrees Leo. The new moon August 2016 astrology is very similar to that of the previous new moon with a positive link to Saturn square Neptune. This major aspect of disappointment, guilt and fear is prominent in recent new moons as well as coming ones.

New moon August 2016 is the final new moon before the September 1 solar eclipse. This new moon trine Saturn lets you tidy up loose ends but also do the hard work in preparation for some potentially testing times ahead.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new 28 day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon means all possibilities are on the table. You can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start and start writing down a to-do list.

However, the impulsive and enthusiastic nature of a new moon means that not all new projects will succeed. The influence of a new moon lasts for four weeks up to the next new moon, in this case, until the solar eclipse on 1 September 2016.  The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of a new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the moon lasts from August 2 to the August 18 lunar eclipse.

New Moon August 2016 Astrology

The August 2 new moon at 10°57′ Leo is direct linked by aspect to Saturn square Neptune. This has been the case for the previous two new moons and will continue on past the September 1 solar eclipse.

This is a rare phenomena because, although each new moon occurs in the following Sign, it only moves 28° ahead of the previous one; i.e. relatively falling behind by 2°. We would expect a major configuration between outer planets to move forwards through the zodiac but Saturn has been moving retrograde all this time at an average of 2° per month.

This strong link between recent new moons and Saturn square Neptune can be more easily understood by flicking through the series of charts listed below:

The June new moon opposite Saturn brought relationship breakups, the Florida nightclub massacre and Brexit.

The July and August new moons help you transcend the setbacks associated with Saturn square Neptune.

The September solar eclipse square Saturn returns the focus to guilt and fear.

New Moon August 2016 Astrology

New Moon August 2016 Astrology

New moon August 2016 trine Saturn offers learning, knowledge and practical ways to deal with any hardships caused by Saturn square Neptune. It will be easier to achieve practical results than in the previous four weeks since the July 4 new moon. That new moon trine Neptune required a more of an imaginative approach and offered less tangible results.

New Moon August 2016 Aspect Pattern

The dominant triangle aspect pattern shown in the new moon August 2016 astrology chart above is almost identical to the aspect pattern of the July 4 new moon. I went into more detail back then but it basically represents learning and growth through a crisis mechanism:

square conflict → quincunx striving for solution → trine harmonization

The only difference between the July and August new moons is the rotational direction of this mechanism. Our August 4 new moon direction of red to green to blue is anticlockwise, or forward through the zodiac. This direction means that discoveries can be made rapidly. It provides the necessary insight when crises appear. Compare this to the July 4 new moon retrograde rotation where many experiences were required to achieve the necessary leaning and development.

Saturn square Neptune is the conflict or drama caused by leaving a certain problem to fester. It could be a separation, setback or some disappointment which is made worse by guilt, worry, depression or paranoia. Psychological fears may be so strong that they become debilitating, making it even more difficult to fix the problem. Patience and focusing on the basics is required. You should take a more practical and defensive approach to life and not be too optimistic.

Sun trine Saturn brings achievement and recognition from previous effort. You should feel well-balanced and be focused on achieving your long-term goals. Other areas of your life do not need to suffer from your strong work ethic and determination. Relationships with men and superiors will be serious, practical and beneficial. Valuable guidance can come from elders and leaders.

You may take on more responsibility but without the added stress. Promotion at work is another possibility. The new moon should bring satisfaction, contentment and higher self-esteem. Pass on your knowledge to the younger generation and be looked up to for your wisdom and expertise.

Remember, this is the final new moon before the September 1 solar eclipse so use your focus and determination to tidy up any loose ends. You can take a no-nonsense approach to clear away the clutter in your life in preparation for a new beginning. Any loose ends will be related to Saturn square Neptune but also the March 2016 solar eclipse.

Remember also, the upcoming solar eclipse reinforces the Saturn square Neptune themes of disappointment, guilt and fear. The August 2 new moon trine Saturn is perfect for hard work in preparation for potential hard times. It allows you to conserve resources and to get ahead where you can.

New Moon August 2016 Conjunctions

There are no fixed stars within orb of the August 2016 new moon but there is an interesting asteroid, especially for my many readers from India. At 11º42′ Leo is asteroid Siva (1170), named after the Hindu god Shiva, the Auspicious One, the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.

Shiva is said to be the essence of the sacred masculine… There is also an actual Shiva asteroid, which from our experiential astrology work, we’ve found to be an extremely potent point in the chart and significant transits to him and by him, are brilliant times for reaching into the depths of the sacred masculine. [Shiva and Shakti in the Chart?]

Find Asteroid Siva in your Chart
1. Create your chart HERE.
2. Choose “Extended Chart Selection”.
3. In “additional objects” at the bottom of the page, add 1170.

If new moon August 2016 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon July 2016
Next Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse August 2016

New Moon August 2016 Times and Dates

Los Angeles
New York
2 August – 1:44 pm
2 August – 4:44 pm
2 August – 9:44 pm
3 August – 2:14 am
3 August – 6:44 am

67 thoughts on “New Moon 2 August 2016 Loose Ends

  1. This moon is conjunct my Saturn (2 orb) which is trine my Venus. How will this play out do you think? Thank you! Feb16,79 7:55PM Calif

  2. Thanks, Jamie for the uplift and the FM in August………I needed that…….again, thank you!

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