New Moon July 20, 2020 – Valiant Struggle

New Moon July 2020 AstrologyThe Cancer new moon on Monday, July 20, 2020, is opposite Saturn. So new moon July 2020 brings restrictions, tests, and hardship. A serious attitude, patience, and hard work are needed as you struggle against the odds.

The July 2020 new moon joins a star with an impulsive, rash, and argumentative nature. This makes it even more important to stay focused on your goals with determination and persistence. Saturn rewards responsibility and dedication with achievement and recognition.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. So this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

New Moon July 2020 Astrology

The July 20 new moon at 28°26′ Cancer is opposite Saturn. At only 0°12′ orb, this challenging aspect is very powerful. The new moon also aligns with a major fixed star but the orb is over two degrees. So Saturn is easily the main influence.

New Moon July 2020 Astrology

New Moon July 2020 Astrology [Solar Fire]

New Moon Opposite Saturn

Sun opposite Saturn can bring restrictions and hardship. It can be a real struggle to overcome these limiting conditions because as well as putting up barriers to progress, Saturn makes it harder to express yourself. You may have to deal with melancholy, worry, loss, grief, disgrace, or low self-esteem.

Your need for companionship my be at odds with other people’s need for distance. Or perhaps you want a break from the burdens and responsibility that are being imposed on you. Distance or separation between you and others can lead to a sense of rejection or isolation.

Difficult relations are possible with your father, other authority figures, and older people. Other people in general may be critical, demanding, and impatient towards you. To get what normally comes easy, you may have to become either more demanding or more patient.

These tests and trials can make you miserable and frustrated, or they can make you determined to succeed. With critical thinking, and a serious, thoughtful attitude, you can learn new skills and gain valuable knowledge. Hard work, patience, and persistence can lead to achievement, recognition, and respect. If you do still feel frustrated, try plodding along by yourself on some personal goal where you do not require the assistance of others.

New Moon Star

The star map below shows the closest major fixed star by longitude to new moon July 2020 is Alpha Canis Minoris, Procyon. It is a massive first magnitude star, the eighth-brightest star in the night sky. This gives Procyon the largest possible orb used in fixed star astrology of 2°40′. So at 2°23′ from the new moon, it does have some influence.

New Moon July 2020 Astrology

New Moon July 2020 [Stellarium]

Fixed star Procyon at 26 ♋ 03 is of the nature of Mercury and Mars (exaggerative, argumentative, unreliable, unscrupulous, given to invective, mechanical ability, very quick mind, great talker.)

It gives activity, violence, sudden and violent malevolence, sudden preferment by exertion, elevation ending in disaster, danger of dog bites and hydrophobia, and makes its natives petulant, saucy, giddy, weak-natured, timid, unfortunate, proud, easily angered, careless and violent. [1]

Procyon has a Mars-Mercury nature, and therefore makes people hasty, jealous, pig-headed; but it also confers will-power and ability to put thoughts and plans into action. There is also a tendency to a hot temper and impudence. Rise and success are found with it, but a later fall from high position is indicated. Enterprises created in haste, therefore, do not last. Procyon gives drive and a good sharp mind. But in order to avoid a fiasco, care must always be taken not to be imprudent. [2]

Harsh aspects cause jealousy and envy from others, but in general, this star gives the ability to dig deeply for knowledge and give freely of what is found. [3]

Sun conjunct Procyon: Great help from friends, military preferment after great struggles and expense. [1] A valiant demeanor. [2]

Moon conjunct Procyon: Occult interests, restless, never remains long in one place, quarrels with friends, partners and employers. [1]

New Moon July 2020 Summary

The July 20 new moon is opposite Saturn so it is therefore serious, melancholic, and restrictive. It suggests tests and challenges could make you feel frustrated, pessimistic, and held back.

The best way to deal with such a repressive influence is to work hard with patience, determination, and persistence. But fixed star Procyon conjunct new moon July 2020 has just the opposite effect. It makes you restless, hasty, and argumentative. And this impulsive and aggressive influence is amplified by Mercury square Mars.

Thankfully Procyon also makes you driven and valiant, with the will-power and ability to put thoughts and plans into action. While difficult Saturn aspects also encourage you to think deeply and struggle hard in the face of adversity.

So this is a new moon to focus on the basics. Tackle one thing at a time and start with the most important task. Be patient, avoid taking unnecessary risks, and do not react to provocation. Struggle valiantly!

The July 20 new moon lasts for four weeks up to the August 18 new moon. The best time for starting new projects is during the waxing phase of the moon, from the July 20 new moon to the August 3 full moon.

If the new moon directly affects your Sign you can read about it in your free Monthly Horoscope. Finally, for more details about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

New Moon July 2020 Times and Dates
  • Los Angeles, July 20 at 10:32 am
  • New York, July 20 at 1:32 pm
  • London, July 20 at 6:32 pm
  • Delhi, July 20 at 11:02 pm
  • Sydney, July 21 at 3:32 am
  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.191, 235.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.36.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.150.

4 thoughts on “New Moon July 20, 2020 – Valiant Struggle

    • Hi Mardi. There are very positive sextile aspect I did not mention in this post, I only focused on the direct aspect to the new moon. You may also have other helpful influences if you cast a chart for the exact time and location, like aspects to Ascendant and Midheaven.

  1. This is my birthday and I am wondering how I can make a great impression with someone in a high position of power? How can I make myself noticed and wanted with out being needy but so I can bring my best traits to the table? And how can I make money in a hurry so that I can meet this person and support myself?

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