The 2022 Leo New Moon Calls You To Roar and Soar (6 Transformative Ideas to Try)

And…action! On July 28 at 1:54 PM EDT, the showstopping 2022 Leo new moon rolls out the red carpet for glamour, creativity and romance.

Passionate Leo is in the house on Thursday, July 28, 2022, as the new moon powers up this adventurous, action-oriented fire sign on. It’s a clear-cut confidence booster when the jungle royal resets our dials. Luxuriate as you wish, but don’t miss this epic opportunity to prowl for new and entertaining options at the 2022 Leo new moon!

What does the new moon in Leo mean?

Romantically, it’s time for a fresh start! And the 2022 Leo new moon shows us the power in positive thinking. Park your inner cynic in the timeout chair. All you need is curiosity—and a willingness to play—to reignite your belief in the power of love.

Since Leo is also the ruler of the heart and spine, this new moon helps us all grow some backbone. As the world continues to serve political unrest, the 2022 new moon in Leo could call a few everyday heroes out of hiding!

What to do when there’s a new moon in Leo

Six transformative tips for roaring and soaring during the 2022 Leo new moon

1. Make sure you really are that into it

Did your mouth utter, “yes” to, but your soul say, “meh”…or maybe cry out with a resounding “Hell to the no!”? The 2022 Leo new moon gives you permission to gracefully bow out of activities that aren’t lighting your fire.

Most of us don’t have enough hours in the day for the things we do love, much less activities that drain our spirits. Consider this new moon your call to seek fresh avenues of inspiration. And make sure they align with your deepest desires! Dream in V.R. and ratchet up the romanticizing. Let yourself be swept up in the fantasy of what COULD be. Imagination is the precursor to innovation, and the 2022 Leo new moon delivers divine downloads. 

2. Wear your heart on your sleeve—and lead!

Hiding your feelings is supposedly a sign of self-control and maturity—but what good does it actually do? Leo energy is all about naked honesty, childlike glee and unmasked excitement. It’s anything BUT remote, cool and unruffled. At the 2022 Leo new moon, open your heart and get vulnerable. Why hold back your true feelings about an issue, especially when you know speaking up can move the conversation in a new direction? Or pretend you don’t love something that’s “so last season” according to the self-appointed tastemakers of the world? If it’s still your ever-loving jam, carry on and do you. Try being unapologetically yourself, even if it someone else finds it awkward or controversial.

Romantically, this new moon resets your compass. Whether you’re looking love with a fairy-tale quality or “a lover and a best friend,” set aside cynicism and generate sparks. Already way past the initial honeymoon phase of a relationship? Sharing a new adventure can produce sexy, bonding hormones like dopamine and oxytocin that add fire for you and the LOYL.

3. Practice enlightened self-promotion

The term “self-promotion” gets a bad rap, but let’s face it: in this challenging marketplace, even the squeaky wheel needs to spell out offerings in a way that clearly demonstrates benefits. There are a lot of people hyping themselves up who don’t have the goods. But there are also a lot of genius products and services that get off the ground, simply because they’re not properly publicized. Showy Leo loves attention, and hey, there’s no shame in that.

If what you’re offering adds value and inspiration to someone’s life, then why not share it? You never know when your story could open another person’s eyes or give them life-changing validation. Someone out there could be seeking your very skillset. If you don’t put it out there, how will they find you?

First impressions can leave an indelible mark, and the 2022 Leo new new moon begs the question: How do YOU want to shine in this world? Since new moons give us fresh starts, it’s well worth the effort to put your goals into practice now. Whether you’re “rebranding” yourself with a totally new look and messaging, or just glossing things up a bit, visuals are Leo’s language.

4. Strengthen your backbone

Leo is the sign of courage, and this new moon can help you develop a stronger backbone. Have you been making excuses, not sticking up for your beliefs or freaking out before taking action? Maybe good old-fashioned fear has disguised itself as a perfectly reasonable excuse to avoid taking a risk or pursuing what you REALLY want. And now, you’re being challenged—should you forge ahead or back down? The 2022 Leo new moon says: If you want it, pounce!

A willingness to fight for your desires is the first catalyzing step. As the zodiac’s royal, Leo models leadership with heart and nobility. There will always be people who oppose your stance, but this new moon reminds you that it’s better to be respected (and moreover, to respect yourself) than to gain the so-called popular vote. Leaders blaze trails, which might mean standing alone for a minute. But in the six months to follow—leading up to the full moon in Leo in early 2023—your brave stance will attract people who haven’t had the courage to advocate for themselves.

5. Vocalize your appreciation

Pride can be the shadow side of Leo’s expression, but a healthy sense of self can strike just the right balance. We’re not suggesting you let your swagger balloon into an ego trip. But frankly, most people (with the exception of a few notable narcissists) ARE bigger than we really imagine ourselves to be. Find at least one thing to celebrate about yourself—and if that involves dressing up for a photo shoot, all the better under the 2022 Leo new moon.

As a bonus exercise, sync up with a few friends and take turns acknowledging each other. Nothing feels better than vocally appreciating the kings and queens in your life who deserve to hear it.

6. Activate your creative side

Leo energy is all about revelry. It doesn’t matter if you’re “rhythm challenged” or haven’t drawn anything more intricate than a stick figure for years. The point is to dive in and unleash your creativity. If you feel like developing a craft, treat yourself to an online course on watercolor techniques or lessons with a dance instructor. Leo has the confidence to spare—so if you make a fool of yourself, who cares?

Related: Leo New Moon Ritual: Manifest Desires

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