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Breaking Free From Your Past | New Moon In Leo

Is there an unhealthy habit or thought pattern you have been trying to break free from?

If you could let go of something negative from your past, what would it be?

The astrology for the first week of August has given you more clarity into what you do and do not want in your life. 

You may have felt more assertive and bold in your relationships, work life, or started taking action to live healthier and have more abundance. 

The new moon in Leo on August 8th this month is going to help you discard unwanted baggage from your past that is holding you back from living your best life! 

So, get ready to weed and prune any unwanted thoughts, patterns, and false securities that are blocking you from stepping into your personal power.


A key word at the time of this new moon is emergence.   

Think of a seedling that is just beginning to break through the soil and rise up into the world. This is the energy of the new moon.

In order for the seedling to thrive, a gardener gives it room to grow, water, light, and even a boost of nutrients to support the process. In other words, the seedling is nurtured and protected.

As the new moon in Leo approaches, ask yourself what kind of new growth you’re tending to in your life. 

What do you need to focus on at the time of the new moon for a new idea, lifestyle, purpose, or relationship to thrive?

You may have a new love interest in your life and want to experience more trust and happiness as the relationship progresses. This might involve letting go of past betrayals, let-downs, or even insecurities about being vulnerable again. 

You are worthy of happiness and being loved by another person whole heartedly! What do you need to release so you can experience greater depth of joy?

Perhaps you are trying to manifest more financial abundance in your life. What doubts, fears, and feelings of lack do you need to break free from in order to receive what you are manifesting? 

Gardeners prune. They cut back unwanted vines that get in the way of the plant’s progress and growth.

What do you need to prune at the time of the new moon so you can continue to thrive and grow?


When tending a garden, sometimes a gardener needs to deal with unwanted pests.

The energy of one such pest will be present at the time of this new moon, and it’s the snake. 

Depending on your religious or historical association with snakes, they can either offer healing properties or danger and deceit. In this case, the snake is representing something you need to protect yourself against and get rid of.

Have you been unwilling to break free from a pattern, person, or habit because it would mean letting go of possessions or things that help you feel good, even though they are not in your best interest?

This new moon will have some illusions attached to it due to Neptune being in opposition to a weakened Venus in Virgo.  

You may not believe a certain pattern or habit is getting in the way of your personal progress, so it is important that you are honest with yourself when thinking about what you need to prune in your life. 

This new moon in Leo is an opportunity to be courageous, bold, and charismatic with a creative idea or project. Now is a time when you could discover your life’s true purpose, which is the most important project you will undertake!

And the great news is this new moon is supporting you to break free from negative thinking and patterns in your life. You just need to have the courage to face what is no longer serving you and let go of it!

Perhaps you tend to indulge in certain foods or over-shop to avoid facing deeper emotions and pains from past experiences. 

Consider writing a letter to yourself at the time of the new moon and give yourself permission to let go of this past pain. You can then burn the letter and release the old energy that is not helping you prosper and grow.

You can actually watch the letter burn into ash and say, “I release these patterns and energies that are no longer serving me.”  Afterward, you may consider thanking the Universe for this new beginning and opportunity moving forward. 

Out of the ashes rises the phoenix! 


The week after the new moon, five planets will be in signs they rule. This will be a time of great strength, clear communication, and an opportunity to manifest BIG changes into your life!

This is why the energy of the new moon is so important. The more honest you are with yourself about what you need to prune and release, the more room you’ll have to manifest important changes in your life!

This new moon is preparing you for a better future and is supporting you with brave and courageous energies. 

The full moon in Aquarius on August 22nd, will amplify the intensity of what you are manifesting this month and offer opportunities for healing, support, and healthier relationships. 

But you will need to put in the work leading up to this powerful full moon! 

This means getting rid of patterns and habits that are getting in the way of your future success and pruning things in your life that are no longer in alignment with your new goals and ambitions!

So, get ready to feel lighter and to make room for more abundance and success in your life!

“Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something’s time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings.” – Henry Cloud

I hope you have a wonderful new moon in Leo!

With Much Love and Gratitude, 

Heidi Campbell

P.S. What old patterns and habits are you going to release on the day of the new moon? What kind of new experiences are you ready to bring into your life? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S.S. If you are needing more insight into your personal journey and path, feel free to contact me for a Natal Chart Reading or Astrology and Tarot Card Consultation.

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    Julia Theodosis
    Posted at 21:52h, 08 August Reply

    Thank you Heidi, for the clarity of the New moon and Lion’s portal. I have carried pain for the past 20yrs when my world turned upside down and left me a trail of endless pain. On top of that I had a sort of relationship with a gentleman for 5yrs and then you walked away returning 11yrs later at the end of last year confessing the love that he carried all this time. I was a little scared but I gave it another chance. It’s been 8mths now but the past 4mths he tells me he is depressed and does not understand why. When I try to explain to him that he must look within his heart, he snaps at me. I care and still happy to be a friend but feel that this is affecting me as he relight my fire and now I feel that he is confused and does not know what he really wants. We both found out that we are twin flames but now he says it’s all nonsense. With this new moon I have put it out that if this is not meant to be may the universe shows us both our way to move forward. I feel a numbness within and believe the universe is protecting me from the past and present pain helping me to move forward.

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 19:19h, 09 August Reply

      HI Julia. I’m sorry to hear of your heartache and struggles. It is an intense time to be on the planet! I hope my insights gave you some comfort and an opportunity to reflect on what you can prune, so a new growth and opportunity may enter and flourish. Hang in! – Heidi

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    Jernicer Bradley
    Posted at 12:34h, 08 August Reply

    I want to let go of the past and the hurt from my last relationship that I was in and letting go of all of the members and negative thinking and thoughts that’s going through my mind at moment heal my body from all of the pain and hurt let go of the members that we used to have together. I just want to stop thinking about him and letting him go for good and just try to love the next men that going to enter into my life and take good care of me and my daughter as well and protect me from any kinds of hurt suffering pain

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 14:52h, 08 August Reply

      Focusing on your daughter and the love you have for her is a great way to move on from a relationship. Here is a quote by Maya Angelou that I love, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” You are turning into a butterfly, which will help your daughter transform, too as she grows. Many blessings to you on your journey! – Heidi

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    Jernicer Bradley
    Posted at 12:20h, 08 August Reply

    I want to let go of my old relationship and find someone else new and been back happy . Stay away from all of the negative engery psychic people. I want to let go of the past and move on in my new life this year and become a good mother again to my daughter. Focus on going back to school to get my GED . I want to always started to call on my lord for all my hurt and pain suffering. I wish I have lots of money coming in. , New love coming into my life and having a new baby in my life

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 14:46h, 08 August Reply

      Hi Jernicer. This is a great time to release and let go of an old relationship so a healthier relationship may enter your life. Thank you for sharing your journey and I wish you the best with your important manifestations! They are wonderful. Take Care – Heidi

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    Thandi Felicia Mombedzi
    Posted at 08:24h, 08 August Reply

    Hi, Thandi, from South Africa, in Gauteng, I want to release my habits of borrowing money from people take money from this to pay that , this habits, behaviour I am tired of it I need a life of financial freedom, no more bothering people pay everyone, shops, debtors, to start plant a seed of abundance in finances, release attitude of arguing with my husband, manifest a spirit of peace and harmony, to let go of all my past life enter into a new season of happiness, joy, freedom and peace. I give thanks to the help of the universe and the support of the new moon. I am grateful. Thanks

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 14:43h, 08 August Reply

      Hi Thandi! Thank you for sharing what you’re going to release at the time of this new moon in Leo. Manifesting a spirit of peace and harmony sounds like a great way to support your efforts. Many blessings to you in South Africa! – Heidi

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    Vincent Rowland
    Posted at 19:25h, 07 August Reply

    I need to let go the hurt by a friend Lasted year who I trusted but in the end they was a thief all I need is a new started in a relationship so I can trust my new friend so I can forget what that bad friend did to me

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 20:32h, 07 August Reply

      Hi Vincent. Thank you for sharing what you need to let go of. I had to do something similar, so your share really resonated with me. When we set healthy boundaries and prune negative energy in our lives, we definitely make room for healthier experiences and relationships. I hope you have a healing and enlightening new moon. – Heidi

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    Evelyn Malanda
    Posted at 15:37h, 07 August Reply

    Hi Heidi, this reading is insightful to me and thank you so much,. The only thing hold back is fall in love because I had been hurting again and again in the name of past life issues Heidi am really tired . The things are fear , anger and lonely now is time to let go of this forever and love like no tomorrow . Thank you this insight , I had been stack in this for too long no matter what I will let go of tomorrow on Sunday .I hope you put me in circle cosmic update team please 🙏 and thanks ..

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 20:37h, 07 August Reply

      Hi Evelyn. Thank you for sharing what you will be working on and releasing at the time of the new moon. Being vulnerable and optimistic in new relationships is always hard after being hurt (sometimes repeatedly). One of my favorite quotes on vulnerability is by Brene Brown. She writes, “Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome.”

      Our hearts are resilient and we keep looking for love because of HOPE. Don’t give up hope…each relationship teaches us a lesson and usually has a karmic meaning with the soul we’ve interacted with. Wishing you an insightful new moon in Leo. Thank you again for your comments and shares! – Heidi

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    Posted at 01:33h, 07 August Reply

    I just woke up after have a deep dream with my guardian Angel , about my 12 year toxic abusive relationship. And then I read this email …. I released him once a gave him a chance to change his returned the same just need the strength to say goodbye again. I will do my letter and burn this eve.

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 20:39h, 07 August Reply

      What a powerful share and comment. I am glad to hear that your guardian angel is with you and will continue to be with you. You are most welcome and I wish you a very healing and strengthening new moon in Leo. – Heidi

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    Posted at 22:43h, 06 August Reply

    Leaving my horribly abusive ex husband and his family and all the problems and abuse they have inflicted on me for the past 18 months straight even being horrible to my beautiful inside and out man. We have known each other for 30 years but didn’t find out we were meant for each other until a year ago..T The court was slow with divorce and settlement. My ex has made my life a living hell for this past year while I’m living with the love of my life. Things are finally wrapping up with the settlement. We’re going on vacation coincidentally on August 8th I just want to get over what happened with my ex stop talking about it and move on and enjoy my loving romance with my beautiful man and focus on our happy future together you really hit the nail on the head with this advice. I’m going to take it thanks

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 20:41h, 07 August Reply

      HI Jane. You are very welcome. Enjoy your well deserved vacation and the closing of a stormy chapter in your life. Many blessings to you! – Heidi

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    Posted at 21:53h, 06 August Reply

    Hi Heidi, thanks for another wonderful reading! I will be letting go of ‘a huge lack of self confidence/belief, always feeling ‘i’m not good enough’ which has culminated in letting fear of new situations/challenges take hold. Ive carried this since childhood so its deep rooted & will be a challenge in itself. I’ve even come close to quitting studying a new way of looking at life with a mentor because I don’t think I have it in me….This will be a very powerful New Moon for me & life changing. It’s so timely with what’s going on in my life! Does this letting go happen overnight or take time to come into effect?

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 20:44h, 07 August Reply

      Hi Alison. The time it takes to let go of something can depend. It sounds like you would benefit from cutting chords from negative thoughts and people, too. When you cut the chord (daily), fill the holes with green healing light and white light. Feel the release everyday. This will accelerate the new thinking patterns. Keep me posted! There are other tricks that can help, but remember that words and thoughts are very powerful. We create what we say, think, and feel. = ) Best wishes to you! – Heidi

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    Maria O'Brien
    Posted at 21:40h, 06 August Reply

    After reading your blog, fully, I became aware of the word ‘betrayal’. I am aware of certain ‘friends’ in my circle who don’t want the best 4 me, like I always have 4 them. Probably a carry-over of jealousy etc past… thank u 4 assisting 2 bring 2 my attention.

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 20:46h, 07 August Reply

      Hi Maria. Thank you for sharing your insights into this new moon in Leo. You are very welcome and congratulations for the honest insight you have experienced. It will definitely improve your life! – Heidi

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    Posted at 21:16h, 06 August Reply

    I liked your email. Thank you.

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      Heidi Campbell
      Posted at 20:46h, 07 August Reply

      Hi Linda. Thank you! – Heidi

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