Virgo New Moon and Venus in Scorpio

Venus entered Scorpio this morning, and this afternoon the moon joins the sun to usher in the Virgo new moon.

I hear Lyndon downstairs talking to his cousin on his headset while his fingers press quickly and forcefully on a game controller. I ask him to keep his voice down, but he’s excited and keeps forgetting. I cover my ears and try to concentrate. Up and down the stairs behind me, Lang does his Sunday morning puttering.

It probably would have been better if I had woken up an hour earlier. It’s easier for me to write in silence.

There are methods or rituals we all need to feel soothed and settled. This month gives us a chance to seek, find, and practice them in a better way. It’s not that we have to be perfect. But the Virgo new moon symbolizes that a new start and healing are connected to introspection, effort and humble intention.

If you’d like, take some time to create New Moon intentions for this month. What would you like to improve? What would you like to start? What part of your life needs loving attention?

The people in our lives don’t always behave the way we want them to or in ways we understand. Right now Venus opposes Uranus, and we can experience others as disruptive. How comfortable is it for us when we don’t feel total control?

This new moon synthesizes the perfect ideal with the messy and complicated. In some ways it will help us to build more control into our routine. And in others it will help us to seek more honesty and freedom. The Virgo path always requires some discernment. 

Do your best to seek quiet, alone time, but if you’re unexpectedly drawn out of it, that may not be such a bad thing, either.

 

The Taurus New Moon and Uranus in Taurus

Today at 7:47 a.m. EDT there will be a Taurus New Moon at 24°36' Taurus. Uranus will move into Taurus at 11:17 a.m after having spent almost eight years in Aries (May - August 2010, March 2011 until today.) 

How has your life changed since 2010? What did you begin? What changes upended who you thought you were or the path you thought you were traveling? Have you found a role as part of a new group? Which crises or adventures brought breakthroughs? How have you dared to become weirder, or to take a counter-cultural stand?

I started studying Astrology in 2010 as a way to understand the inner turmoil and unrest I was feeling as a stay-at-home Mom and wife. Lyndon was in nursery school and I was feeling lonely and unfulfilled. That year I also started working outside the home, first part-time and then full-time. In the last eight years Uranus joined with my Ascendant, moon and Chiron. I do feel different now and more willing to show up even if I might get rejected. I've accepted a broader definition of who I am and have dared to explore and share more of my inner life and creativity. Maybe it's age, and maybe I've internalized a little more of the Uranian who-gives-a-crap-what-people-say detachment and openness to shake-ups. I'm not fully there, but I'm trying. I hope that the ways I've grown and asserted myself will prepare me for changes and breakthroughs in the next 8 years in Taurus areas -- for me the second house of money and self-worth.

Where does Taurus fall in your birth chart? Where does Aries?

By all means, learn about and explore the combination of Taurus and Uranus archetypes to anticipate what could be stirring for the next cycle. But also look back and within. For all its positive associations, the joining of Uranus and Aries also symbolized trauma survival. In the past eight years, all of us have survived some unexpected trauma or loss. Our bodies, resources, nature, and certain loving relationships somehow sustained us. As you usher in the Taurus new moon, take some time to see and feel the power and stability of everything that helped you endure.

Today we begin again in the dark, as we began in the womb so many years before. Try to ground yourself in peace and openness to all that's building.

 

 

The Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse: Entering the space with soul

 
" Light Source Direction ", Terry Winters, Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Light Source Direction", Terry Winters, Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Today’s full moon eclipse in Leo starts to bring the intentions we set during August’s solar eclipse into stark relief.

What can you see now that you couldn’t then?

How have you put yourself out there in trust or performance? What are the fruits? How did you honor or put forth your dignity, your creativity, your essence? What’s still worth striving for? How have you shocked yourself? Which relationships have come into or left your life suddenly or destabilized you somehow? What have they taught you?

What does your heart tell you in this moment?

Today’s lunar eclipse hearkens back not only to August but to past eclipses along the Leo/Aquarius axis. The most recent solar eclipse in Aquarius was January 2009. How have you healed since that time? How have you listened to your own original voice? How have you broken with cultural scripts or norms, either intentionally or unintentionally? Who loved you when you found yourself in those places or took those risks?

When the shadow of the earth falls on the moon today, take the time to reflect and embrace mystery. And take the time to soothe and encourage all that is in you, still unseen.

Hope is in the Air: Saturn stations direct

Today the moon is in Libra and I have some good news. If you feel like you’ve been slogging through mud, today there’s hope in the sky.

Saturn stations direct today at 21°10’ Sagittarius after being retrograde since April 6th.

Saturn is the planet of focus, discipline, work and integrity. And Sagittarius is the sign of philosophy, freedom, meaning, and expansion. While Saturn has been in Sagittarius (from December 2014 – June 2015, and then since September 17, 2015 on) we’ve had to refine our philosophy. We’ve had to integrate actual work and discipline with expansion and hope. And these past few months really tested us. It was easier to see the work than the hope.

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Shining from Within and Somewhere over the Rainbow: The New Moon in Leo

Happy Leo New Moon!

I was sitting at the dining room table this morning with my laptop open, looking at the New Moon chart and trying to collect my thoughts when Lang joined me. We started chatting. He started singing “New Moon” in a teasing falsetto to the tune of Blue Moon. Then he put on his headphones to give me some space. Out of the corner of my eye I saw him get up to fix himself breakfast. Finally he blew his nose loudly, the boom of a ship’s horn. This wasn’t working. I gathered my things to write in a different room.

With today’s New Moon the sun, moon and Mars line up in Leo. This symbolizes selfhood, emotions and action stirred up to create, to organize, to express. So what might make that difficult?

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Gemini Moon and Sun: Let Love Teach You

Life can be ridiculous and poignant at the same time. Do set your New Moon intentions if you haven’t already – around communication, movement, learning, speed, change, your voice – or any other Gemini keywords that inspire you. But as you go forward in the semi-dark remember that the moon rules memories and early childhood. See if any information you collect through your senses helps you see yourself and your experiences in a new light.

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