The New Moon marks the time of the void when it’s wise to rest and contemplate life for a day or two while we think about our dreams and plans. (Absolutely, nothing grows in the garden on the new moon; it takes time for the energy to rise.) The New Moon energy is a time of deep stillness before the life force flows into form as the moon waxes.
The New Moon appears at 11:01 am on Wednesday, November 7. This chart speaks to our inner self and encourages pursuit of the spiritual quest. However, there are many confusing aspects that slow action, perception, and progress. Sun and Moon (life, feelings, and emotions) push us in the direction of our dreams, but they square Mars (male, action), which confuses and slows action. Venus remains retrograde, and Mercury is already in the shadow of its next retrograde, which occurs on the day of Venus moving direct. Venus also squares the North and South Nodes.
Sun and Moon in Scorpio form a beautiful trine with Neptune (mysticism/illusion), which heightens our ability to feel and perceive our spiritual direction. It increases our sensitivity to beauty and intensifies our night dreams. This aspect heightens intuition, helps with the flow of emotions, and makes it easier to see behind the “veil”. It also makes it easier to hear to our inner voice, which is needed to travel successfully through the next week or so. (If we use the energy, it’s helpful with art and creative endeavors.) Obviously, it softens the square with Mars.
Mercury (communications) is moving into expansive Sagittarius, a fire sign, before moving into retrograde on November 16. The current placement helps with spiritual pursuits and attaining higher knowledge. It can aid with focus with our higher dreams. Mercury conjuncts Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), and acts as an indication that right thoughts can lead us forward. But Mercury squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), confusing our ability to discern illusion from truth.
Venus (feminine, beauty) sits in Libra, an air sign ruling balance and harmony. Venus is softer and gentle in this position, but it can bring difficulty with expressing our personal truth, which has been a challenge with the continuing retrograde. (It makes difficult for people that we love to hear us during Venus retrograde, and communication can feel confusing. We also continue to review how we want to feel and receive love for another week until Venus moves direct.)
Venus trines (harmonious) Mars (male, action), which eases the relationship between male/female and yin/yang. Venus opposes Uranus, causing friction between love (in some form) and erratic action. (Uranus can also represent awakening so it’s possible to see a bigger view of life.) Venus squares (tension) Pluto, which often represents obsession, power, or strong desires, and this brings a bigger lesson to light. It’s important to train our minds to release control, and let the universe teach us to grasp the beauty of surrender and the blessings that can follow.
Venus squares the nodes of the Moon. The North Node, representing our spiritual direction, is in Cancer, a water sign ruling nurturing, devotion, and sensitivity. Venus symbolizes love, and a square places pressure. We’re asked to become more compassionate and caring to create happiness and security in life. (In some way, we have obstacles between our definition of love and caring without controlling.) South Node speaks of habits and rituals used in the past, which are no longer as useful. It’s placed in Capricorn, an earth sign, which is about practicality and our place in the world.
Mars (action, male) squares Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), and this creates tension between our desire to take action and the benevolent expression of Jupiter, which expands the good around our endeavors. (Sun/Moon square Mars frustrates our desire and plans for action.) Our positive actions always count – even when we can’t see it – and it’s important to continue taking small steps for another time in the not too distant future when Jupiter will bless our efforts.
Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) will move into Sagittarius on November 9, which helps with our spiritual quest, accelerating our ability to focus on the path. Spiritual studies, freedom with communications, and creating ease with travel. On the other side, Jupiter in Sagittarius expands the object in the lens of the mind, which can create greater tension with divisive groups or bring unity. (It’s dependent on the focus of our minds and hearts.)
Saturn (karma, time) trines (harmonious) Uranus, which represents the New Age, innovative inventions, and methods of thinking in an original way. (Using our imagination is one of the best ways of harnessing this energy.)
Uranus, the planet of change and awakening, moves back to the past with a reentry to Aries, a fire sign. Uranus is volatile in fire, with focus on the self. We’ll probably feel the wacky energy of the past seven years with the (brief return) of this cycle.
Neptune (mysticism, illusion) flows in waves of spiritual love with this aspect. It helps in transcending the limitations of the physical world through increased emotional connection in deep or loving relationships.
Chiron, the wounded healer, moved back into Pisces, bringing back the wounds and karma of the Piscean Age. It’s another opportunity to move beyond old stories, patterns, and habits before moving into another year. Mercury (communications) and Jupiter (good fortune) trine Chiron, and this helps in making positive mental realizations about the past – and our involvement with it. Saturn (limitation) squares Chiron, meaning we may only see the blocks but not move through them (yet).
- Finding, following, and listening to our inner self is the test of this chart. There are many energies, which move in numerous directions, and we simply want to move in the direction of the light. (Sun/Moon trine Neptune helps with this.)
- Communications are not clear. Mercury (communications, messages) squares Neptune (mysticism/illusion), making it difficult to read and interpret the information that we receive. (Listen with the heart.) Mercury moves retrograde next week.
- Venus is all over the place; it trines Mars (action), opposes Uranus (sudden change, awakening), and squares the Nodes (higher purpose and rituals depended upon on the past.) In other words, our thoughts and feelings about love will probably oscillate. On the positive, Venus moves direct in another week!
- Mars, the action planet, has squares with Sun/Moon and Jupiter. Try to remember that spiritual actions always count. Sometimes, we have to wait for the right “weather” or pass through the test of time, but they count.
- Jupiter will soon move into Sagittarius, which should lighten life a bit – at least.
Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s work
Sun and Moon are on Scorpio 16, “A Girl’s Face Breaking into a Smile.” The image denotes joy, which can come from pleasant and familiar aspects of life, an unexpected surprise and/or love. A girl smiling indicates pleasure and conveys light. It’s particularly apt when considering Sun/Moon’s benevolent trine with Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which aids in aligning with universal wisdom and love.
Mercury is on Sagittarius 9, “A Mother Leads a Small Child Step by Step up the Stairs.” The image depicts a loving, maternal presence that supports and protects a child moving to a higher level in a building or home. Mercury can represent the higher or lower mind. The symbol could speak of the higher mind leading the more undeveloped parts of the self to higher level.
Venus is retrograde on Libra 27, An Airplane Flies High in the Bright Sky.” It’s possible to fly above our difficulties through a state of unconditional love. It’s also possible to evade the issues in our life by avoiding or sailing above them.
Mars sits on Aquarius 28, “A Garage Man Testing a Car Battery with a Hydrometer.” A hydrometer reads the level of fluids (emotion), and cars can represent how we travel through life. Batteries refer to the distribution of energy. Since this symbol refers to Mars, it indicates the necessity of looking at our movement through life, our emotions, and placement of energy to move to the next level or take the next step.
Jupiter is placed on Scorpio 30, “Children in Halloween Costumes Indulging in Pranks”. The symbol can refer to the happiness of children when we move through special times in the world as well as those who use these times for darkness and negativity.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago 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.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.