If we want to take action, move life in a new direction, or push forward with dreams of the soul, this New Moon is the perfect time. The New Moon is on Thursday, Sept 17 at 7 am ET, and it appears in the earth sign of Virgo with many aspects, which can help in the realization of dreams. (The aspects can feel frustrating or make life feel overwhelming, or they can make life fall into place–if the energy is used and applied with good intention and a strong will.)
The elements of the chart are well balanced with the exception of water (emotion). Metaphysics teaches that an absence of a quality needs attention so it’s wise to think about how we move into positive and negative emotion—and consider what is the best use of personal emotion?
Sun (life) and Moon (emotion) are in Virgo, and earth signs can help with organization, practical matters in life, and healing. Virgo is symbolized by the Virgin and the High Priestess, indicating the need for purity of spirit and body to tap into the mystical wisdom of the High Priestess, who hold the secrets of the mystical world.
The Sun and Moon form powerful trines with Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), Saturn (limitation, structure), and Pluto (regeneration). These energies can help with putting our life plans into form, particularly if we take time to meditate and travel into the power of the New Moon, which is the void—the quiet place within where spirit and matter merge.
Sun and Moon oppose Neptune (mysticism, illusion), meaning that our intuition and hunches can touch on the illusions formed during our time on the earth and alternately unveil personal and spiritual; truths. Oppositions are like two opposing currents; we travel between the positive/negative lines of realization at various times. Obviously, discrimination is necessary.
Mercury (communications, mind) is in Libra, an air sign ruled by Venus. It encourages deliberation, the weighing of truth, and value of choices in life. Mercury squares (tension, frustration, action) Jupiter (expansion, growth), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation.) On a higher level, squares can push us into expression and action. Perhaps, we need to see and express our thoughts about the past and/or thoughts about blocks in a new paradigm that transcends old limitations.
Venus (relationships, love) is placed in Leo, a fire sign that rules the heart. Venus in Leo is playful, loving, and dramatic. It’s warm and uplifting. Venus squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and the aspect heightens sensitivity of emotions and the ability to appreciate and perceive beauty. It can also cause overreaction, giving importance to self-awareness and introspection.
Mars (action) is placed in Aries, a fire sign. Aries is the sign of the warrior, and it likes to march forward with a swift sword, cutting away whatever blocks the way. Aries also rules the mind, and the importance of understanding this placement lies in knowing if the desire for action comes from the inner self or the ego. We leave the path when the desire comes from ego, and we embrace light when aligned with the spiritual self.
Mars is in retrograde, which will feel stronger as we move through October and early November. It’s particularly important to build strength and health during the next few weeks. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). The squares can stir anger or bring feelings of frustration/resentment to the surface. It’s important to think about (and feel) what we want in place of blocked, lower emotion.
Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Capricorn control the current energy, which bring the feelings of heaviness and isolation to the world. Jupiter expands the feeling and overall energy of the three planets, Saturn brings the feeling of isolation, and Pluto demonstrates the darkness. However, Pluto is also transformation, and the small efforts made by many light workers will eventually alter the energies and structure of the world. (These aspects continue throughout the year.)
- Make the best of the current situation by moving into healing (Sun/Moon in Virgo) and creating a new, positive way of living. Meditate to receive insights and create a more, supportive life. The positive and beautiful trines can help a great deal with this type of perception—and creating a better life.
- Mercury (communication) in Libra can give balance and insights to mental processes. The squares ask for expression of truth, beauty, and higher thoughts, which come from the combination of mind and heart.
- Mars in Aries helps with taking action and moving forward on the path. Transform lower emotions by taking steps to walk on the spiritual path. Move into your dharma and make supportive changes in life.
- We’re learning to shine our light in the darkness of the world, which is revealed regularly. Our small actions to align with the inner self help the world immensely. Everyone in the light benefits from these energies. Creating a better world begins with our vision, inner work, and demonstration of effort in the physical world.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.
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