VIRGO NEW MOON
14 September 2023
9:40 PM EST
21 degrees 58 minutes Virgo
The new Virgo Moon is trine to retrograde Pluto at 28 degrees Capricorn. It is trine to retrograde Uranus at 22 degrees Taurus.
The Moon is opposing retrograde Neptune at 26 degrees Pisces. Some of these orbs are wider than others but I would count them in.
The outer planets, all in retrograde motion will affect this Virgo new Moon on all levels. Virgo does take actions of service to self (there’s no need for martyrs here – enough of that already! 😊) and to others. It gardens and writes and defines. And, Virgo has a lot of internal dialogue and transformation in its nature and practice. Retrograde planets also lead us back in to meet with ourselves.
Pluto transforms and helps us to embody our power. Neptune reminds us where to walk between the waking and the dreaming – both the possible and that which is better left behind. Uranus gives us ideas we couldn’t divine with the earthly mind. It helps to see our role as unique individuals and as part of the collective. Jupiter retrograde invites us to check our growth to see what is true for us and what is just blather. Virgo has the authority to rid ourselves of what is no longer serving us, drying up the mist of confusion, and helping us to move forward on a more focused path.
Virgo’s ruler, Mercury, resumes forward motion on 15 September at 4:21 PM EST. The reflection and revision of the past three weeks will start to show itself.
The business of Virgo is to recognize and release that which no longer rings true for us, that which no longer serves us or the realization of our hopes, wishes and dreams. We are fast approaching the Equinox, a tipping point of the year. Only take with you what you find is useful and recycle the rest. Let the Universe know you mean business by releasing some possessions, people or practices that have been weighing heavy. You know what to choose.
New Moons are about having room to breathe, to fill those lungs up, fully exhale, and experience the relief.
When we move into Libra on 22 September, we shift into a more outgoing time. Can we move into the second half of the astrological year a bit lighter, unfettered, and with the curiosity brought by Mercury, curious to engage in what is next to come for us.
PISCES FULL MOON
30 August 2023 9:36 PM EST
The full super blue moon is at 7 degrees Pisces. Saturn is conjunct the Moon at 3 degrees Pisces. This will give a feeling of now is the time and today is the day to this full moon. We may feel like we want to be free and unfettered from daily constraints. Anything we can do to feel personal authority over our time and our own body will help to release that feeling of life itself being too tight and too small.
The Sun in Virgo has its ruler, retrograde Mercury, widely conjunct at 19 degrees. I still consider them to be riding along together. A pre- equinox mental, physical, and psychic housecleaning is in order. Pisces is a culmination point. It is the last sign of the zodiac – embodying the energy of all of the signs. We begin again with the full Moon in Aries. With the Pisces full Moon, it really is time to burn a bit of sage, shred some old photos (you know the ones I mean 😊), and prepare to move into the next season and the next cycle at the Equinox. Virgo is a transitional archetype. It is the gateway between the first five signs - Aries to Leo – where we develop the self - more in a type of isolation – and the next signs starting with Libra – when we’re “out in the world” and mixing with others.
Mars has entered Libra to ease us into the transition.
Before we step outside our garden gate at the Equinox – we may look in the mirror and see who we are and what/how/if we want to present to “society.”
First, how do we appear to the self? What needs a touch up and what needs a full revamp? Reviewing time with the self are there some habits, behaviors, or personal tics that are causing you discomfort? Are there some adjustments to be made in daily routine, diet, sleep cycle, self-care and in your fun factor? Sun in Virgo helps this review. The Pisces full Moon wants us to look at our dreams, hopes, wishes and desires. With Virgo’s gimlet eye we can take stock of what we want to attract, what can use an adjustment, and what we would still like to see unfold in the coming days, weeks and months. Venus is retrograde in Leo until September 4 and Mercury is retrograde until 16 September. What we value and how we are think have an opportunity to sync up with the subconscious at this full Pisces Moon. Create a chat in a dreamlike room with your inner selves this full Moon. Close the eyes and ask for what you truly want to be revealed. Ask in writing before going to sleep to be shown what you want and need to know on the way to experiencing your dreams in “real life.” Now is the time for clearing, cleansing, dreaming, and transmutation. So many planets in retrograde motion lends perfect energy to this meditation and activity. Get ready for transformation both large and small. Find a way to know the mind through connection to the heart.
Open your heart to yourself first. The rest will follow.
LEO NEW MOON 2023
New Moon 23° 17’ Leo
August 16, 2023 5:38 AM EST
An unexpected tour of the heart will be worth the trip this new Moon in Leo.
Uranus in Taurus squares the New Moon. As Uranus rules Leo’s polarity – Aquarius - this is a potent internal call: for freedom, self-love, and a breaking away from that which doesn’t serve the soul’s evolution.
Retrograde Venus is conjunct the Leo new Moon/Sun combo. Venus is the ruler of Taurus – adding to the urgency to connect with the heart in radical ways.
Mars and Mercury in Virgo are inconjunct the new moon and are trine to Uranus in Taurus. This asks us to release old ideas of self, other, and how we create our precious life experience.
Mercury goes retrograde on 23 August and resumes forward motion on 15 September – remaining in Virgo the whole time. Clearing away beliefs and ideas (especially about ourselves is on the table. Uranus, higher octave of Mercury, goes retrograde in Taurus on 29 August until 27 January 2024 encouraging a long look at how we value ideas, values and beliefs and how that relates to our world view and our actions in the world.
Back to the Sun and Moon in Leo. The essence of Leo is creative self-expression as a way to understand the self, to feel the self, to celebrate the self. Roar! Shake that big Leo head. Proclaim to the savannah that you took down dinner! That you enjoyed that sunrise! That you stood up to the internal chatter and the external “powers that be.”
Be yourself! Feel! Shine! Expand. Fill the heart. Fill the chest with air and roar.
Feel the relief that comes from filling the lungs all the way, by allowing yourself to be as loud and big as you want. With Venus retrograde in Leo until 4 September, we can explore the inner reaches of the heart to locate the personal gem we truly value.
Next - Sneak around. Creep up on the squirrel in the garden. See what it feels like to hold your energy really close in with the self – energy only to be experienced and treasured by you. Feel the full amount of power contained in your physical form. Breathe quietly in and out. Hold the focus of power in the heart. In the silence, say inwardly, “I am here. I am strong. I hold all of the power. I am the power. I create with power. I create with the power of love for myself. Stand in your own glow. Feel it expand like a lion’s mane out from the body; like the rays of the Sun.
I am power. I am Sun. I am creation. I am the heart. I am love.
Take some time to see how it feels. Keep breathing. Hold one hand on the heart and one to the Sun. Feel the Sun run through the hand, up the arm, to the shoulder and into the heart. Feel the heart expand and glow. Breathe in and out. The human heart holds the creative desire that is unique to each of us. We don’t need to necessarily know what the unique quality is. We can hold the hand in the heart, breathe, welcome the Sun and do what feels natural. As natural as the wind mussing our hair. As natural as answering the urging of our inner voice. As natural as dozing and snacking and chatting. Animal stuff. Human stuff. Fire signs can answer the call of the personal Spirit that resides within. It calls and we can answer with a stretch, a yawn, and a step forward into our ever-growing ever-changing creation.
Leo is love. Leo is generous. Leo is expressive. Leo has so much love in the heart it can radiate to the parts of the world that need it with its breath.
How clear is your window on your world?
CANCER NEW MOON
17 July 12:32 PM at 24 degrees 56 minutes Cancer
The new moon is sextile Uranus in Taurus, trine Neptune in Pisces and inconjunct Venus in Leo.
It is widely opposing retrograde Pluto in Capricorn.
Mercury in Leo squares Jupiter in Taurus. It helps to make something beautiful to clear your head – a cake, a bouquet, a song. Let the heart expand and shake off your concerns.
Cancer is practical. It has an ingrained sense of timing on when to rest and when to act. As the household manager of the zodiac, Cancer needs to keep up with a lot of moving parts. Crabs don’t just have 360-degree vision, they can see ALL around using 9000 separate eye facets, each used for different tasks.
A Cancer new Moon, then is a good time to get the lay of your personal land. As the year is just past it’s halfway mark, it is a good time to review. We can take an internal and an external inventory and see what needs to be restocked - and what needs to be released altogether.
Tune into the self and the emotional body. Where are emotions taking you? Is it someplace pleasant, constructive, and helpful? Or is it down a well-worn path paved with rehashed memories? Cancer is great at keeping house and is learning that emotional cleansing is even more important than a well-scrubbed floor and a whopping bank balance. If the window through which we view the world – which IS the emotional body, is clean and clear, the way we approach life will be clean and clear as well. If that window is smeared with fingerprints, tears, and regret, the way forward can be murky.
A good cry is a great start – followed by a trip to the charity shop/recycling center with that which no longer serves us. These actions show our Higher Self we mean business about moving more and more into a daily life that we really want.
The nodes of the Moon change sign on the 18th. The North Node will be in Aries and the South Node in Libra and here they will spend the next year and a half. These are Cardinal signs, as is Cancer. Gathering the energy to start something new can be invigorating and empowering now. Let the instincts guide the focus and timing. Stare into a candle or campfire and see what comes to mind. Mars is in Virgo until 27 August. Allow the mind to float and release whatever clutters it. Shake the body loose of what is restraining, vexing, or critical.
Allow yourself to breathe easily.
Venus goes retrograde at 28 Leo on 23 July. Clearing and cleaning the ideas, things and spaces that we hold dear is on the schedule. This cleaner slate will lay the groundwork for what we create for ourselves and in relationships going forward. Because of the retrograde, Venuswill remain in heart-ruled Leo much longer than usual — until 9 November. We have months in 2023 to hone the attention to what we do and not value in our lives and how to create what we do want and value in that life. The attention is on what we love. It is time to build on that which we value and to release that which we do not.
Start with the focus on the heart and ask it what it truly wants. Run all choices through that organ which is the driving force of manifestation. Heart-centered meditation can be key at this time.
During the Cancer new moon, you can also run this inventory of valuables through your senses. Cancer rules the stomach. What are you still eating out of habit that may no longer be to your taste? What old condiments are hanging out in the back of the fridge that are not the spice you want to add to your life? The smallest clear out at this time can make a very big difference.
The energy of the things in your home can affect daily moods. What are you keeping because it was a gift and every time you look at it the item triggers a memory of an argument long ago or reminds you of a sad event better forgotten? Can you let that thing go? Can you feel the relief when it is no longer in your precious space? These are powerful times. Objects and ideas carry energy. The attention we put in things can take way from - or add to - our personal energy/creativity bank. Is that item, thought, snack, or habit building you up - or, bit by bit, is it tearing you down? Tune in, feel the vibe, polish it up, or take it away. You get to choose. The Cancer new Moon invites us to lay ourselves bare – to ourselves. We can take personal responsibility for how we respond to the human experience on all levels. Find the dark of the moon in your belly and ask what you need, what you want and how to proceed.
CAPRICORN FULL MOON
This full Moon is at 11 degrees 18 minutes Capricorn 7:38 AM EST on 3 July 2023.
Jupiter trines this full Moon focusing on how we can embody personal authority through emotional strength.
Uranus at 21 degrees Taurus squares Venus and Mars conjunct in Leo. Allow time to value who you are and what you want to embody through creative personal self-expression. The inspiration at this time can be pleasantly surprising.
Neptune is now retrograde in Pisces until December 7. Dig deep into dreams, hopes, wishes, and desires. See which ones you still hold a candle for, and which ones are just taking up space on the Shelf of Manifestation. Since we have a Cardinal New Moon in Capricorn, with Sun in practical Cancer, a bit of housekeeping will clear the way for what you do want. Actual cleaning out of the closet that holds the tools of hobbies you will never engage in again is a great example. We can then have room for what’s next. Dried up paints can go. Unused sporting goods can be sent to the consignment shop. It’s time to be honest about how you want to spend your precious time.
Mars enters Virgo on the 11th and the clear out vibe continues. What is rattling around in the mind and habit of thought that needs to go? How can the thoughts be kinder, more helpful and more hopeful?
The Cancer time is one for nurturing all parts of the self and allowing nature to inform how and when to do that. Is it too hot at noon? Then go at 8 am. Circumstances can be trying. How can we adjust to circumstances to make life more comfortable for ourselves?
The Capricorn/Cancer axis is about taking personal responsibility for our emotional body. The emotional body is more stable if we eat food that is nourishing, if we get needed sleep and other kinds of rest. The heart beats more steadily if we think thoughts that make us feel better.
It may feel like we are at the mercy of our responsibilities and surroundings – the weather, the economy, the politicians. Look for places where we can use our own authority. Choose what we put in our body. Choose where we place our attention in regard to news and media. Choose to get darker curtains if the house is too hot. We can’t control it all. Where can we make adjustments – in large and small ways – to the circumstances at hand? Which will pass? Which ones are more intractable? Do we need to make a move? Do we need to change or end a relationship, job, or dietary habit? Cancer rules the stomach, so attending to gut flora could be just the adjustment that is called for to allow us to make clearer decisions about everything else!
What DO we have authority over? We have the authority to choose to meditate. We have the authority to find a way to connect the heart with the brain; to rewire the circuitry to choose a more peaceful thought. We can choose to go on Youtube and find a spiritual teacher who helps us to walk away from victim consciousness
and into personal responsibility for our own vibration. This is very Capricorn full Moon stuff. Taking personal responsibility for feeling better regardless of the current external circumstances is the business of Cancer. Circumstances can start to change when we link that heart to the head. Capricorn rules the skeleton, so move the body to help adjust the thinking. Capricorn is wise and Cancer is intuitive. Meditate. Ask, let the question go, and allow answers to come.
Change what we can. Start with the self.
GEMINI NEW MOON 2023
June 18 Full Moon is at 12:37 AM EST 26 degrees 43 minutes Gemini.
Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, Sextile Venus in Leo for cheery banter at the beach or barbecue. Saturn goes retrograde in Pisces on 17 June until 4 November. This will deepen the mist around worldly matters. The only way out is through it. It will be a fun time to imagine your way into other realities, dreamscapes, and circumstances. Neptune starts a retrograde cycle at 27 degrees Pisces on 30 June lasting until 5 December. Neptune retrograde in its home sign will give a long opportunity to connect with our deepest selves through dreams and meditation. Daydreams count!
Pluto is back in Capricorn, so the next months are another time- another opportunity- to get used to taking responsibility for our own actions, desires and personal authority. Make it a habit. Watch your words. Watch the messages taken, taken on board, and the ones you pass around. Remember what is heard on the grapevine and shared willy nilly can wither both grape and the vine.
Enjoy the last few days of Gemini – fluid breezes, the ability to divert the mind's eye to what is pleasing and desired and away from what we don’t want to entertain. Gemini is a mutable sign, and it allows for redirection of ideas and focus. This helps us to refine what we want to attract into our lives.
On the 21st, the Solstice, the Sun enters Cancer, and we can open new pathways. Cancer is a Cardinal sign that likes starting anew. Since Cancer works with intuition and emotion, roll with your own inner tides to know when and how to begin.
There is great opportunity, both in full sunlight and in the dark of the Moon, to meet the Self. To have a conversation with the Higher Wisdom that inhabits each one of us. Take the time to find the language you speak together and build from there.
There is a lot to tell and much more to know and find out.
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SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON
The Strawberry, Rose, or Hot Full Moon, as this one is known, depending where you are, is 11:42 PM EST JUNE 3, 2023, at 13 degrees 18 minutes Sagittarius ♐️.
This is.m a fiery moon with a trine to Mars in Leo.
We can earth our expansive ideas with Sagittarius’s ruler, Jupiter, conjunct the North Node in Taurus – as long as we aim for an uptick in what is valuable to us and if it nurtures our development.
The Sun in Gemini breathes on the fire of this Moon. It fans the flames that align our thoughts with our beliefs. What we think we want can be weeded from what we really want at this full Moon. The evolutionary path asks us to identify ourselves as our own person despite societal/familial views and their seeming demands.
Sagittarius follows its intuition fed by natural law. The dandelion knows it’s worth and grows all over the place – despite the fact that its healing properties stood in the way of the pharmaceutical industry and was deemed a pest.
It knows its magnificent worth as a pretty flower and as a medicine. Even if it doesn’t, it freely grows anyway.
As can we. If there are pressures from peers, from employers, from parents, from authorities, Sagittarius reminds us to make up our own mind and act accordingly, in line with our own philosophy and inner guidance. We are open to new information and different ways of thinking. It is time to broaden our scope.
I’m leaving it there for today.
Be big in the ways you want. Why pretend to be an ant if you are a horse? Why pretend to be an elephant if you are a cat? To naturally BE, that is the prescription. Allowing is the medicine. The relief that comes with embracing our natural self is the key. Shoot for the Moon. ♐️🌕
TAURUS NEW MOON 2023
May 19, 2023, at 11:53 am EST
28 degrees 25 minutes Taurus
The May new Moon is joined in Taurus by Uranus, Mercury, the North Node, and Jupiter.
Just Uranus, at 19 degrees Taurus, is anywhere near conjunct the Moon. The rest are in early degrees of the sign.
With Taurus, an increased focus on safety, security, and beauty are present. Taurus is the first fixed sign. It is finding its feet in the earth plane so it seeks to survive as a priority. That is why food, shelter and basic needs are so vital and top of mind for Taurus. Peace and harmony are also of paramount importance.
A bull that has been taunted will, by all means, put in quite a show of power and rage. Wave that red flag one too many times… and watch it go…
The bull’s preference, though, is to lounge in a not too hot pasture with the scent of wildflowers on the breeze and some cute cows with whom to pass the time.
The power is in the quiet presence. The power is in the resting of earthly energy that welcomes the blossoms in their own timing. Use of force is not the Taurus way.
Piss them off and they will leave for higher ground. They may stand and fight when cornered. They would prefer to seek out greener, more peaceful pastures if the current one becomes crowded or hostile.
So, if you feel the need for more peace and safety in your world, walk away. Pack up and go. No apology or warning or excuses needed.
New beginnings and changes are eased along as the Sun and new moon are Sextile to mars in Cancer. This happy aspect to Mars likes the idea of a safe and happy home – even if, like the hermit crab, you wear that home on your back for now. Jupiter has entered its year-long journey through Taurus on 17 May. Jupiter expands and gives an optimistic cast to our values and how we value ourselves. Jupiter in Taurus reminds us that we can find ways to feel better, cozier and more secure in our homes and lives through being honest about what we really need, want and treasure. This expansive feeling of self-care and self-value can then expand outward past the front door, the garden, the street where we live, and beyond. In daily life, though, start with the self.
See where Taurus is by house and sign in your chart to delve into what yearns for expansion and optimism for the next year.
Mars enters Leo on the 20th and opposes Pluto and squares Jupiter. This aspect asks us to see how our creative self-expression can feed our expansion and benefit not just ourselves, but the whole. On the21st the Sun enters Gemini. Its ruler, Mercury, is working its way out of the retrograde shadow. It will make happy aspects to Mars and Pluto. Allow the fun and fluidity to flow. Your heart and soul will thank you for feeling a sense of ease. With Jupiter in earthly and fixed Taurus for the next year, remember that what we give energy, attention, and action to will grow. With Mars in Leo and the Sun in Gemini creative thought and output can transmute and redirect the very course of your life.
Yah! Love yourself and take up all the space you want to on this great green earth. What we focus on expands – especially now. Think of what you do want. Write it. Dream it. Picture it. Do things that help take you there. Live it. And! Love it.
ARIES NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE
The second Aries new Moon of 2023 is made more unusual as it is also an unusual hybrid solar eclipse is when both an annular and a total eclipse are viewable, depending where you are in the world. It takes place at 12:13 AM EST on April 20th at 29 degrees 50 minutes ARIES. 29 is a critical degree adding extra import to this new Moon. Whatever ideas/initiatives/practices you thought of starting at the 00 degree new Aries new Moon on March 21st give attention to again at the 29 degree ARIES New Moon. Refine and affirm what is wanted going forward. Write it down. Take some photos to remind you of what is desired. Imagine it already is active and realized in your life. Close the book on things that don’t fit with the new vision/ideas/ideals.
When Mercury goes retrograde on 21 April at 15 degrees Taurus, keep up the reminders. Taurus retrograde Mercury will give time for these intentions to take form – refining the idea, reflecting on how you really want it to be, reframing possibility into plan and form.
You’ll have a better feeling for the new set up around the next eclipse on the Full Scorpio Moon on May 5.
About 15 minutes after the new Moon, the Moon will enter Taurus followed by the Sun at 4:14 AM EST.
Jupiter is nearly conjunct the Sun and Moon at the eclipse adding an optimistic tone. It could also make emotions and instincts larger than life for a bit, so riding that wave til things calm down in Taurus could be a good way to go.
Aries ruler, Mars, is in Cancer making a Sextile to Mercury in Taurus giving a harmonious, intuitive cast to the thoughts and words connected to actions. Venus in Gemini makes a mutable square to Saturn in Pisces inviting us to get our feelings of authority in line with what we love and value.
Pluto, of course, is still at the critical 00 degrees of Aquarius so the Sun will make a fixed square to Pluto when it enters Taurus on April 20th.
Times are calling us to evolve. The times are urging us onward and into the embodiment of our leveled up selves. Yep I just said that. There are huge influxes of light from the Sun from the universe as a whole and from our higher selves at this time. I choose to buy into this idea that time has come to allow ourselves to be more enlightened, more empowered, more encouraged and more involved in our own expansion.
And now I’m going to have a nice lie down to allow all of these energies to find their way into my system.
At this new Moon: rest, assimilate, coalesce. We’ll know how to act and when to act if we allow the dark of the moon to do its mysterious and magnetic work.