The new moon 31 July 2019, falls at 8º Leo decan 1. The new moon July 2019 astrology is aligned with fixed star Praesaepe in the beehive. The new moon is conjunct Venus and square Uranus. The tarot card is the 5 of wands and the healing crystal will be Pink Carnelian.
New Moon July 2019 Astrology ~ Leo Decan 1
The new moon July 2019 in Leo decan 1 carries with it a theme of ancestral connections. The moon doesn’t have any special power in this decan, but it does well in acquiring material wealth. This may be through material inheritance or through an inherited character trait or talent. Whatever the case, family loyalty and values are tested at this time, as is the importance of passing something of value down to one’s descendants. One problem at this new moon may be pressure to identify strongly with the family clan.
The ‘hive mind’ that exists among family members will be literally buzzing on overdrive! Especially since the new moon is aligned with the fixed star Praesaepe which the Chinese associate with the ‘spirit of the ancestors’. Breaking out of any undesirable infantile behaviour patterns will be hard work at this time. On the positive side, a new moon in Leo decan 1 has an almost religious reverence towards the older generations.
This ancestral connection brings our spirit guides closer to us. It’s comforting to feel someone has your back and this gives one greater confidence. The negative side of this new moon could dredge out all the nasty family skeletons and ignite some bitter family feuds. On the positive side, this could be an amazing time to find and reconnect with long-lost and missed members of your family clan.
New Moon July 2019 ~ Fixed Star Praesaepe
The stars of the constellation of Cancer are all quite dim, but the star cluster Praesaepe in the heart of the crab, M44, is a striking feature. It is known as the Beehive Cluster because it contains a swarm of forty-plus stars which are visible to the naked eye as a dust cloud. Praesaepe also means crib, stable or enclosure, and indeed surrounding this cluster are two donkeys. (Asellus Borealis and Asellus Australis) guard the beehive crib.
“ This might be the origin, as seen in nativity pictures of the birth of Christ, of the positioning of a donkey always behind the manger”  This constellation of is thought to be the gate of men, so this interpretation as this cluster being the birthplace of Christ fits well. There are some incredibly negative interpretations for this sacred birthing place, however.
The Beehive Cluster
Early 20th century astrologers seem to focus on the grasping, shifty, sideways gate of the Crab and the fact it is a mere animal. As usual, anything with a spiritual connection seems to bring in addiction problems too;
Ebertin says of the crustacean “One can observe a craving for and abuse of stimulants, luxury foodstuffs, narcotics, drugs and heavy smoking.” While Robson maintains Praesaepe “causes disease, disgrace, adventure, insolence, wantonness, brutality, blindness”
But Robson doesn’t forget the busy beehive connection, so he then adds it gives; “industry, order and fecundity; and makes its natives fortunate though liable to loss through others, and the founders of large businesses.”
Robson brands anyone with the Sun Praesaepe as having an “Evil disposition (used to be a term in astrology for homosexuality), murderer or murdered, blows, stabs (operations nowadays for blows, stabs, wounds), serious accidents, shooting, execution, banishment, imprisonment…..”
Also for Praesaepe rising “Blindness, injuries to the face, sickness, violent fevers, wounds in face and arms, stabs, violent lust, imprisonment, exile….” Violent lust?!
Since Praesaepe is a nebula then we must give it a very tight orb and remember there is always a high vibration alternative. The blindness of the Nebulae and clusters can also be an inner vision and the ability to “see” into other dimensions. Remember in ancient times this ‘Blindness’ could be short-sightedness. Which would’ve been a real handicap before the invention of glasses.
Here is an interesting interpretation for both the beehive and the asses from Ebertin; “the Chinese gave this group of stars in Cancer the name “the spirit of the ancestors” and were of the opinion that if conjunct the Moon they would have peculiar experiences with the realms of the dead.” 
The 1st Face Of Leo
“A man wearing dirty clothes, and there rises him an image of a rider looking to the north, and his body looks like the body of a bear and the body of a dog. This is a face of strength, generosity and victory” ~ Picatrix
New Moon July 2019 ~ Aspects
Moon conjunct Venus. Generally this aspect doesn’t have to make a great deal of effort to get the good life, attract good fortune and be at the right place at the right time. This energy expects a life of luxury and abundance, so it usually gets it. BUT, all this passivity could mean that we are left wide open to being exploited and manipulated by the Svengalis of this world. One thing Moon conjunct Venus wants above all else is peace and love. At this new moon we are hungry for affection and will comply to keep things as harmonious and pleasant as possible at all times.
Moon square Uranus finds it extremely hard to put down roots. This may come from an experience of early childhood trauma, or premature expulsion from the warm, cosy womb; literally or metaphorically. This independent spirit can turn into an inordinate need for freedom in relationships. What is the average person calls affection will be experienced as cloying or smothering.
Venus square Uranus is magnetic and has great sparkle. At this new moon we will need inordinate amounts of space and freedom in relationships. This aspect loves pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable in romantic unions. The same radical approach is seen in artists popular at this new moon too as they will be constantly challenging and reinventing perception. This energy is that of the iconoclast.
Those touched by this new moon will be revolutionaries in the truest sense in that they will turn everything upside down in order to see things from the opposite perspective. Movers and shakers at the forefront of new art movements gain popularity at this new moon.
You can see the aspects are totally opposite energy to that of the Moon decan so there could be conflicts between Uranian, radical types and Saturnian, conservative types. But the ‘hive mind’ will be strong whichever camp you fall in!
New Moon July 2019 ~ Tarot Card
The tarot card associated with this decan is the 5 of wands. “The Five of Wands tears up the rule books … and begins to write its own. Its energy explodes, the Wands splitting in several directions all at once. It is unclear what is happening and where it all will end.
Drama, mayhem and chaos will rule the day. Expect the unexpected for that is the only thing that can be relied on… Fire likes to travel and expand. It does not like to be held back or restricted. It is a positive forward-flowing energy that thrives on momentum and enthusiasm.” ~ Teachmetarot
You can clearly see the dramatic and boisterous energy of Leo depicted in this card. The competitiveness and struggle of Saturn ruling this decan are also evident too.
Featured Image Artwork: ‘5 Of Wands’. Voyager Tarot © James Wanless james-wanless.com
New Moon July 2019 ~ Summary
Summary to the new moon July 2019 report in the above YouTube video. I realise some of my ‘magical’ conclusions are at odds with the go0gly gremlins so it is better to have my thoughts recorded in sound rather than as a new moon ‘spell’.
New Moon July 2019 Healing Crystal ~ Pink Carnelian
I chose the pink Carnelian crystal because it is great for healing conflict between family members. It is also nice calming stone in the face of all this very wired Uranian energy. The colour varies from a deep red/orange to a light salmon pink. The deeper the red the more fiery and passionate it will be and have more of a Mars energy. However for our purposes we seek the more feminine energy of the pink version.
The name Carnelian comes from the Latin ‘flesh’, hence the word carnal! Carne in Italian is ‘meat’. Moon conjunct Venus is definitely very fleshy. It will help ground our body if we are dealing with the electric Uranian square. (Uranus transit square my Sun here. Group hug!)
Lighter shades of scarlet, the lightly tinted red-oranges, are excellent talismans of dedication in young relationships. They combine the pink energy of romantic love with the light orange energy of contentment with family and friends.”~ crystalvaults.com
“Carnelian is a stabilizing crystal, perfect for anchoring in the present. Its high energy helps restore lost vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity for new pursuits. It improves concentration and removes extraneous thoughts in daydreamers, and during meditation. This stone also protects against envy, rage, and resentment – yours, or from others, and encourages a love of life. It is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind, helping you to trust yourself and your perceptions.” 
“Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life.” ~ charmsofflight.com