The New Moon on Friday September 18, 2009 captures all of the powerful September planetary events and provides us with an opportunity to pull them all together for the new lunar cycle. New Moons, remember, represent the beginning of a brand new lunar experience as the Moon conjoins the Sun and their dance begins anew.
The New Moon is actually the dark of the Moon – the Sun completely obscures the Moon’s light, and we begin the new cycle in a void. This is an opportunity to let go of the lessons learned from the previous lunar cycle and begin the anew in the sign of Virgo.
Virgo isn’t a very exciting sign – it won’t bring fame or fortune like Leo, and it won’t attract passion and power like Scorpio. Virgo is all about the necessary things we have to do to maintain life in a body like eating right, getting enough exercise, making sure our teeth are brushed and our house is clean. But Virgo also inspires the powers of perception and discrimination. Under Virgo’s influence we are able to sort through the complex factors that tend to confuse as and achieve clarity and purpose.
This New Moon sits right on the Saturn end of the Saturn/Uranus opposition, suggesting that the tension here between the Uranian drive for change and the Saturnian drive for discipline and convention will be exacerbated, but the Virgo influence will attempt to impose some kind of order on this tension. Virgo wants to be prepared for everything, and needs a road map before beginning any kind of new adventure. During this New Moon we will be called on to create a plan and a strategy (Virgo/Saturn) to help […]
You may have seen the beautiful waxing Moon illuminated by Jupiter over the past few nights as the Moon passed through Aquarius and transited Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune. Today at around noon Eastern the Sun and Moon oppose each other in the polarity that we call the Full Moon.
The Pisces Full Moon is all about connecting to Spirit, to the Divine within us, to our imagination and a sense of magic. However, when the Moon is full in Pisces it opposes the Sun in practical Virgo so there is a necessity to balance that dreaminess with a firm footing in the material world.
The Full Moon is the peak of the waxing phase of the lunar cycle and begins the waning phase of completion, so this is a time of culmination of the dreams and ideals (Pisces) so that we can harvest the seeds that we have sown. The stationary Mercury reminds us that we are entering a time to look back and reassess the details of our life, but the Pisces Full Moon urges us to seek solace in the never-ending flow of the soul that forms the true center of our being.
The New Moon occurs in late Leo, and in opposition to the Triple Conjunction of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune. New Moons occur when the Sun conjoins the Moon and begins a brand new lunar cycle. These are good times to begin new projects, especially now as we head into the shadow of the Mercury Retrograde period that begins on September 7th.
The opposition to the Big Three (Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune) shows that in order to create a new beginning with the new lunar cycle, something from the past must be rectified, or surrendered, or transformed. Jupiter asks that we open our minds to possibilities that are larger than what we might expect. Chiron seeks to heal wounds from the past that may still be problematic. And Neptune calls on us to hear the sweet and quiet voice of the Spirit within that connects us to a deep sense of our purpose and our true path.
Leo is the sign of the Self – our sense of Self, our ability to express ourselves and develop a healthy ego and individuality. Leo is also the sign of royalty, encouraging us to fulfill the role that was served by kings and queens in ancient times of bridging the gap between humanity and the gods. There is a nobility to Leo and a deep inner sense of importance that walks a tightrope between the healthy ego and attachment to the gratification of the ego. Leo also suggests the beauty of the divine child. You may want to listen to the edition of Astrological Musings Radio .
This is the perfect time to begin a process of self-understanding, or something that is creative. and […]