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. Wwow, lot of aspects here. New moon trine natal sun, Venus conjunct natal Mars. Mercury conjunct natal Jupiter, Jupiter conjunct natal Saturn. August was always my fave month, this one looks spectacular

  2. Venus trine Uranus is quite sexy, forming a fire grand trine with natal Moon in Sag

  3. As u know i have natal sat sq nep so means more hard times ahead? Libra decan1.

  4. Oh, I notice that Venus and Uranus will form a grand trine with my sun and natal Uranus in Sagittarius. Is this a hopeful sign for me? I need a boost of optimism after these past few months.

    • Hi Carly. This just has to be a good sign. It could be a development with love or money that gives a boost to your ego and gets you closer to your goals.

  5. Dear, Jamie, the astrology genius! I enjoyed reading your monthly August horoscopes. I have one question, as per your suggestion, I read horoscopes for my Sun sign, my Ascendant and my Moon sign decans. How do I know which influences will prevail.. of course, one would always go for the positive ones, but some must be stronger 🙂 Could you please guide me in how to interpret the aspects regarding their significance?
    All the best!

    • Good question Majankas but no easy depends on your birth chart and which point is stronger. You can work that out by aspects and fixed stars. Conjunctions to one point will make it more influential, as will a major fixed star. Always begin with your Sun when reading the horoscopes though, it is you and your goals. Moon is your inner life, home and family. Ascendant your partnerships.

  6. My birthday is on August 4. I have Pisces rising 19 deg and Moon in Libra 25 deg. What can you see for me for this coming year. Thank you

    • For the year ahead you will have to wait a month or two for me to publish your 2017 horoscope. Your Moon and Ascendant are not being affected by this new moon but your Sun is. I talked about it in your Leo decan 2 monthly horoscope: “This is a good time to start tidying up loose ends in preparation for the beginning of a new eclipse cycle. The new moon puts a focus on your personal and professional goals and remains active for 28 days.”

  7. This should be interesting. My Ascendant is 9°45′ Leo. Maybe it will be helpful. I have a 4 Planet VIrgo stelliusm from 3°to 15° Virgo that has just been battered by Saturn in Sagittarius at te very tail end of my 4th and beginning of my 5th house, shutting down my creativity in all sense, my confidence and all income. I have been wanting to die, actually die because I no longer have a life adn no future prospects of a life or a family

    • You do know really that you DO have prospects of a reasonably good life and family, along with the rest of us who think we are jinxed!! Try to pamper yourself a bit more with all the things that are free, walk in the park, sit on a bench and watch the birds and people, take a long warm shower/bath. One day at a time Virgo, or, 1 hour at a time, or, 1 minute at a time, you can survive. Keep a diary and put all the negative things in it for the next 2 years, everything will have altered by then, and who knows you might have have a “Black Dog” bestseller. Good luck to you.

      • I live in a homeless shelter at night with drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes and severely mentally ill people. Yeah it should be some story in 2 years. Thank you for the good thoughts.

    • Dear Virgo, 5 years ago I lost everything to my husband’s 10 year gambling habits. Took everyone (3 children under the age of 8) moved to another state. All I had is faith. Tomorrow I am moving into my newly built house, we both have good jobs, no gambling, kids thriving well. It was all impossible but became possible. Good luck.

    • No you just need to know how to move forward and how to deal with the pain and disappointment.
      I do not know if you are in a relationship but saturn in the 5th is a good time to get serious about meeting somebody, saturn in 5th means a committed relationship or a relationship with somebody older or you may be the older one. Take it sloow. More pregnancies result from saturn in the 5th than anything. Saturn opposes my moon and mercury and it squares my pluto, I feel horrible and then have a good day and then cant sleep and have a few down days. Saturn is like an extremely hard taskmaster of a grandparent who can actually teach you ever such a lot and discipline you. Singing hymns cheers me up, honestly, its better than just singing and try herbal things like st Johns wort and astragalus. As Saturn goes through your 6th house next and as it is aspecting the house of virgo which is tied to the 6th, you need to get yourself healthy. You can do yoga and get some weights or try to do some healthy things. Today our diet is rubbish even when we eat healthy things. That is because everything is being sprayed with toxins and modern farmers fail to take care of the soil so our food is low in minerals and vitamins and full of toxins. It would be dificult to be too health conscious with what we eat today. They do working weekends on organic farms still, WWOOF. You could think about growing your own food, even if just in pots or if you have a garden make a small start. .
      You may not need a proper job if you use your time out to get healthy and pursue hobbies, which may even turn into a paid work or a vocation. . Sagittarius will be in your 5th house but it naturally rules the 9th house which is further education, lawyers, medicine and religion. Herbal medicine would be covered by it. Horses are also covered by saggitarius. Sports, ie not keep fit but sport is also covered by the area when your saturn is placed. So do something for saturn to stop him grumping at you.
      I am surprised that more people do not start small scale businesses and slowly grow them. If all of your friends and family are working, they could get their deliveries to your house and you could have meals for them when they come by and get paid for it and do all sorts of things to earn a bit extra. They also have the as and when required jobs.
      I have always said that it is better to do something than to do nothing. It does look good on a CV if you take a poxy job as a stop gap. Think of all the poxy jobs students take?
      All the best and tell the bad thoughts and bad feelings to clear off, go for a walk or dance and look on this as a challenge. Dont vote for Hillary cos she’ll give us WWIII with nukes, after all we do not need things any worse..

      • I am living in a homeless shelter and have been for nearly a year. I have not had a place to live for 3.5 years now. I try to be grateful everyday for being alive. My family has plenty of money. They do not want to help me because I am expected (virgo) to never have troubles. The alcoholics nad drugg addicts get plenty of money and help, but not me. They have known I am homeless. I have applied for everything from home helper, to barista to maid. Anything for a job. I am not getting hired. But as for and apply for anew job daily and I hope everyday

    • That sounds like a server option. I would not take too seriously the effect of Saturn in a particular house. The square transits are making you feel this way. Are there personal planets in your Virgo stellium? I have one with the Sun and Moon too.

  8. Hi Jamie, my AC is 3 Leo 55, does this suggests I will feel this new moon effects strongly?
    Many thanks,

  9. Hello

    This new moon conjonction to my north lunar nodes in XII opposite to my saturn and square to my neptune natal
    i have at 5° venus in libra could we say sextile, thanks in advance to help me to tell me effects of this new moon which is very important apparently
    sorry for my english, i am french.

    Many thanks
    best regards.

    • 5 degree is probably too wide for a sextile from a new moon. This new moon should be especially strong for you given we have Saturn square Neptune happening now. At least you are used to it 🙂

  10. sorry for beeing so impatient, but when can we expect your insight into September 1st solar eclipse?
    Thank you for your response 🙂

  11. This new moon seems to be forming a T-square by transit to my natal Moon/Chiron (9 Taurus and a half) and natal Uranus (12 Scorpio). Also sextiles my Mars (12 Libra, and by extension Pluto/Venus (stellium, Pluto 14 LIbra and Venus 16 Libra). Trines my Pallas too (12 Sagittarius).

    Been without a full-time job since beginning of May and I’m running out of side projects and people I can count on, and have had no luck getting sales on my other two side business/hobbies despite the effort I’ve put into those, as well as other possible critical errors. I have a feeling this Lunar cycle is going to be quite an intense one for me overall.

    • I expect so too Jon. You have the energy and determination from Your Mars stellium backing you up. The T-square is going to bring on the changing conditions for you to take advantage of. I would be looking forward to the September 1 solar eclipse trine your Moon, nearly exact too.

  12. Hey Jamie… there’s a little mistake in your article. At one point, you’ve mentioned Asteroid Shiva as 1170, and at another point as 1070. Actually 1070 is Asteroid Tunica.

  13. Mercury – Uranus trine directly looks over my IC at 24 degrees of Sagittarius ♐, forming a grand fire ???? trine.
    Later on closer to this new moon it’ll be Venus, taking over Mercury, theb after that the Sun will take its place.
    Seems like loads of changes leading up to biggie solar eclipse.
    A necessary series of necessary self-defense mechanism (grand trines) perhaps to deal with the changes?

    • Hi again Donny. I get what you see with Mercury, then Venus and Sun triggering the same degrees in series. I’m interested in where you found “necessary self-defense mechanism” in relation to grand trines.

  14. Thank you for this post, I’ve been thinking about this new moon since the last one, where I indeed met people with close karmic bonds and seemed to successfully achieve results after the obvious struggle of the July new moon. However, after reading it, I ended up with more doubts fore some reasons: my saturn conjunct venus (opposite mars), mars transit conjunct sun, and the new moon stellium conjunct my Jupiter in the DC are leading me to believe this will be a much softer and nice new moon for me, (as a conjunction of the new moon with natal jupiter + trine with natal venus seems to be).
    But on the other hand, I don’t feel like ignoring that venus/mercury transit are squaring transit mars and opposing neptune transit, because they will also square my natal 10th house sun+venus, and my 4th house mars, closing all up on a big square with that neptune transit that is already squaring my natal venus and mars as well, oh boy!
    As a 10th house sun person all my thinking to this new moon seem to take me on a professional/contract approach, however my intuition is telling me I may be wrong? Looks tricky, any ideas?

        • OK, first off tighten your orbs for transits – only one degree. E.g., Saturn is stationing direct two degrees past your Venus so forget about it, it;s history.

          Relationships seems the priority, You don not have Sun conjunct MC, Houses don’t means anything, only the cardinal points

          Uranus sextile Moon transit Apr 2016 to Feb 2017
          Jupiter trine Mars transit Oct 11
          Jupiter sextile Venus transit Oct 16

  15. Thanks for this post. This new moon sits exactly on my natal Moon (10 Leo) – Mars (10 Aquarius) opposition. I wonder what it’ll bring to the table 🙂

    • I would hope that it helps resolve any inner conflict or tension that your natal aspect brings to you.

  16. Hi this conjunct my immim coeli at 13 degrees and opposite MC . WHAT DOES IT SAY Jamie. Thanks

    • Hi Daisy, more time around your home and family usually. Can be a good time for renovation, rebuilding or redecorating. Family get together, study genealogy.

  17. Hi Jamie My brother is capricorn decan 2 has he got any challenging aspect in his chart does this new moon effect him directly thank you

  18. Dear Jamie –

    Hope the dental work wasn’t completely horrible and that you can recover quickly.

    Can I ask: what is the orb range that you use for New Moons and for Full Moons? I ask because my Sun is @6 Aqua but North Node is @14 Leo. My Asc & Uranus are BOTH @29 Leo which may be more affected the upcoming FM.



    • Thanks, it settled down after about a week, must have lingered because of the infection.

      For planetary transits and ordinary moon phases I like to stick to one degree. Eclipses 2 degrees. But if you have a conjunction like yours or a stellium I will extend the orb. So you may possibly have this new moon conjunct north node but not sun. And yes, definitely the August 18 lunar eclipse opposite Regulus rising.

  19. Mc cj this Leo NM. Any Leo’s I know are at their best when the currency is Love. Am also resting having given a lot this last Mars cycle (2 yrs). New karaoke machine arrived, nice to hear voice through mic…

  20. I’ve felt the effects of the Sun trine Saturn today. It’s made me work harder and be more focused! It’s a good energy!

  21. HI Jamie. I was told by an astrologer ( I know her personally) via email that the NM in Leo and Mars in Sadge will help me. She said the next FM is a lunar eclipse and that would bring me some relief. She said positive stuff is peaking in for me. Jamie, my daughter who I have been living with since February when my house foreclosed told me tonight to get out and if I don’t she will have me arrested…….I have no where to go. I asked to wait for tomorrow as I could rent a car tomorrow and now I am facing be homeless at 66 years old. She is very combative and was diagnosed with Bi Polar last year…….I really need a break………March 02, 1950 Brooklyn, Kings, New York 02;24am est………25 Sadge rising, Pisces Sun 11 degrees…… were right about planets going retrograde and taking action. Uranus just went retro in my 4th yet it is trine my ascendant and this is what happened plus the other heavy hitters too………..I am truly lost…….and no family to go to…..I need a bright spot and a miracle right now………

    • I think we have talked about the hardship you have because of Saturn square Sun transit. The last pass of this is October 6.

      Uranus trine AC is from May 2017 to March 2018.

      Not sure why your astrologer said this new moon and Mars were helpful.

      The August 16 lunar eclipse is very good sextile your AC. Harmonious relationships and domestic life.

  22. 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

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

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