New Moon 23 July 2017 Hard Labor

full moonThe new moon on Sunday July 23, 2017 is at 0 ° Leo. The new moon July 2017 astrology is primarily influenced by the planet Mars. So this is a new moon about energy, action, sex, sports, anger and war. A secondary influence come from the planet Uranus. A tense aspect to this planet of change and excitement makes Mars more explosive, unpredictable, violent and dangerous.

The July 2017 new moon will test your patience and your nerves. The annoying little things that people do will be more irritating than usual. You will have to take extra care not to upset already angry and mean people. There will be an increased danger of assassinations, revolutions, military assaults and war.

Even with the most challenging of planetary aspects there are ways to avoid trouble by putting in the effort and making the right choices. In the case of Mars square Uranus this means burning up the hot, angry and erratic energy in a safe way before escapes your body in an uncontrolled and dangerous way. Keep reading to learn how to manage this angry new moon energy.

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. This is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf or starting any new project.

All possibilities are on the table as you put yourself at the center of plans for your future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs are questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

The July 23 new moon influence lasts for four weeks up to the August 21 solar eclipse. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the Moon lasts from July 23 to the August 7 lunar eclipse.

New Moon July 2017 Astrology

The astrology of new moon July 2017 is straight forward to interpret. Forget about all the aspect lines in the chart below and just look at the new moon, the sun and moon symbols at the beginning of Leo. The closeness of Mars means this is a new moon about action, aggression, sex and war. The new moon and Mars square Uranus makes this hot and potentially destructive energy more erratic, unpredictable, dangerous and explosive.

Mars square Uranus gives a strong urge to break free from restriction and rebel against authority. A tendency to act rashly without regard for the consequences can lead to disruption and even violence in your life. Awareness of this dynamic energy can instead lead to inventive and creative breakthroughs and a reinvigorated personal life.

You must find an area of life in which you can tear up the rules and have some fun. You cannot restrain this erratic energy so must express your crazy, creative or sexy side in a safe environment. If you have a stifling and traditional work place then you should find a creative outlet socially, sexually or though a hobby.

Your goal is to get your kinky or dangerous desires out of your system in a safe way without upsetting others. An original outlook may lead to works of creative brilliance or scientific breakthroughs. However, you should avoid impulsive actions and taking dangerous risks. Lack of attention and concentration can lead to accidents, especially when driving or working with electricity or technology. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

New Moon July 2017 Astrology

New moon July 2017 conjunct Mars places the focus more on your desires and actions than change, excitement or higher awareness. It gives you some conscious control over your actions but they will involve a fair amount of impulsiveness. If you start worrying about personal freedom, change or accidents then you have to first go through Mars.

New Moon conjunct Mars brings abundant energy and initiative which should be burnt up in a constructive way, otherwise there could be damaging consequences. Mars square Uranus makes this even more critical. If this hot energy were to build up in the body, it would be spontaneously released without control. Such a release of uncontrolled hot energy would be rapid and destructive, hurting yourself or others.

Remaining unaware of the buildup of energy can lead to accidents, aggression, temper tantrums, and even violence or rape. You will initially notice the buildup of energy as irritation, annoyance or impatience. An inflated ego and abrupt attitude means than working alone is the best option. If you feel an argument brewing or someone provokes you, it would be wiser to back down to stop things escalating.

Another good idea is apply your creative energies to artwork, or even better sculpture, and other creative pursuits such as dance. Physical activity is preferable but the brain can also burn up a lot of energy. Sex drive can go through the roof and baby making fits the role as both creative and productive, enjoyable too. You can express your identity through physical actions.

You want to burn up as much of this hot Mars energy as you can in a safe and controlled way, before it explodes uncontrollably through Uranus. Hard work is the answer, physical if possible. Housework and gardening are productive uses if you do not have a physically demanding job. Sex is more enjoyable but should be consensual with a willing partner. Otherwise, too much of Uranus may leave a nasty taste.

Asteroid Sisyphus at 0°41′ Leo is only 0°03′ from the new moon. It leaves no doubts that hard work is the best way to diffuse the aggression of new moon July 2017. Sisyphus was a king from Greek mythology:

He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, repeating this action for eternity … tasks that are both laborious and futile are described as Sisyphean. [Wiki]
Next Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse 7 August 2017

New Moon July 2017 Times and Dates

Los Angeles – July 23 – 2:45 am
New York – July 23 – 5:45 am
London – July 23 – 10:45 am
Delhi – July 23 – 3:15 pm
Sydney – July 23 – 7:45 pm