Amidst raging fires, smoky skies, toxic air and world insanity of many flavors, Thursday’s Super New Moon in Virgo (September 17, 7:00am eastern) calls you back to your body, your here-and-now reality, and the power of your sacred attention.
Ruled by Mercury the Magician, the Virgo New Moon is a time to harness the power of your thoughts and words to change your reality. This is the best New Moon of the year for new beginnings in health, healing, work and service.
This will be the first of three consecutive Super New Moons – when the New Moon coincides with the Moon’s perigee, its closest proximity to Earth. There’s a stronger magnetic pull on the Earth, and on our bodies, intensifying the effects of this lunation.
The New Moon is also super-charged by its precise trine – 120-degree angle of harmony and support – with Saturn in Capricorn. Small steps and minor adjustments add up to major long-term consequences. This New Moon brings a lot of TRACTION to whatever you focus on and invest in, so this is a time to be extra-intentional when it comes to how you’re directing your attention.
For more insight into what this New Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 25 degrees of Virgo. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to:
- reclaim your sovereignty;
- make a new beginning in health, healing and wholeness;
- perfect your skills;
- simplify, organize and increase your efficiency and productivity;
- and release judgment and accept the perfection of what is.
In my 75-minute New Moon recording, you’ll receive in-depth astro-guidance for the new lunar cycle, in effect for the next moonth. Check it out
Tonight’s New Moon in Leo (August 18th, 10:42pm eastern), challenges you to have the courage to be yourself, shine your light and follow the truth of your heart.
In the bigger context of this time – the fast track to the Age of Aquarius – cultivating and expressing the Leo part of ourselves is crucial for calling in the highest potential future.
Leo is the sign opposite Aquarius, and without Leo – the heart, LOVE, our divine light, our individuality and creativity – we get the dystopian version of the Age of Aquarius.
Dystopian Aquarius looks like: the merging of humans and AI, a world dominated by machines, the suppression (masking) of individuality, herd mentality, social engineering and social control… (Sound familiar?)
The sole determinant of which version of the Age of Aquarius we move into – totalitarian surveillance state or the mass awakening and liberation of humanity – is consciousness. How do we evolve into higher consciousness? Through the heart, the most powerful organ of the body and the true center of human perception.
The heart connects us with the universal field of intelligence, the knowing that we are all one. Unless our brains and nervous system (Aquarius) are connected with the heart (Leo), we can’t perceive our interconnectedness.
FEAR, the primary tool of the control system, shuts down the heart, and we fall under the spell of the separate self. Gratitude, appreciation and love bring us back into our hearts, where we remember the truth that we are all one, and then send that frequency of oneness into the collective field.
At this Leo New Moon, our assignment is to drop into our heart’s wisdom and take action based on that truth. To counter the forces of oppression, we’re called to shine our light, commit to our passion and joy, and know ourselves as divine beings with the power to create “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible” (Charles Eisenstein).
For more insight into what this New Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 26 degrees of Leo. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to:
- clarify your heart’s true desires;
- commit to your passion and creativity;
- strengthen self-love and self-approval;
- plant a seed for amplifying your creative light.
For in-depth insight into this new lunar cycle, in effect for the next month, check out my New Moon recording, offered “in the gift.”
“So long as you follow the herd, you will only be led to the slaughterhouse.… If you feel that you don’t belong in this world, it’s because you are here to create a new one.” – Ralph Smart
The Aquarius Full Moon, peaking Monday, August 3rd (11:58am eastern), inspires revelation, awakening and liberation. The Full Moon squares revolutionary Uranus, supporting you to break free from the matrix of fear and limitation, and quantum leap into a higher level of reality.
Uranus is the Trickster, the wild card, the planet of reversals and “expect the unexpected.” Uranian energy can feel chaotic, and you can best navigate this wild ride of a Full Moon by surrendering to the flow of life, moment by moment, trusting that divine order IS unfolding, even if you can’t see it right now.
This Full Moon can stir up the fear of being rejected by society, by friends and community, if you reveal the truth of who you are and what you believe. Aquarius is the alien and outsider, and when operating in fear, can conform to herd mentality in order to fit in and be accepted – or, can go in the opposite direction and completely detach, resulting in feelings of isolation.
The higher potential of this Leo-Aquarius activation is to be strongly centered in the truth of your heart and know yourself as an expression of divine light (Leo), which gives you the confidence to share your unique genius with the world, to take the risk of seeming weird or unconventional (Aquarius).
At the Full Moon, Mercury, planet of the mind, precisely opposes Saturn. The low-vibe expression of this aspect can show up as negative, fearful thinking and a limited perception of what’s possible – all of which is widely available in the culture right now, but can really put a damper on the quantum leap potential of this Full Moon!
The higher expression of Mercury-Saturn is to divest your thoughts from the fear-based, humanity-oppressing, earth-destroying systems that are currently collapsing and instead utilize the power of your attention to invest in the new world you want to create.
For more insight into what this Full Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 11 degrees Aquarius. The areas of life represented by this house are where you’re invited to:
- get a big-picture perspective and clarify your future vision;
- liberate your creative genius, speak your truth, and share your unique gifts;
- take steps toward experiencing greater freedom;
- feel and move through any fears about not being accepted or loved for who you are.
For ALL the Virgoan details about how to navigate the current cosmic wave, check out my 90-minute Full Moon recording, offered “in the gift.”
The Cancer Solar Eclipse (June 21, 2:41am eastern) is an extra-powerful New Moon, signifying a major new beginning – one that may require an equally dramatic ending. A Solar Eclipse plants seeds that will grow over the next six months and even 19 years.
The power of this Eclipse is amplified by its occurrence just hours after Solstice, and by its activation of the very first degree of Cancer. We have the opportunity for a clean slate, a radical reset, in all Cancer-ruled arenas – home, family, roots, ancestors, intimate relationships, our inner and outer foundation of support.
The waters of Cancer call us deep into our hearts, feelings and instincts to recreate the world from the inside out.
At Eclipses and Solstices, the veil is thin and we can receive major cosmic downloads and energetic upgrades, thereby resetting the light of consciousness and changing our life’s trajectory. Take time for meditation, reflection, communion with nature – whatever helps you feel peaceful, grounded and receptive.
The collective field – the energetic blueprint that determines the course of humanity – is also very impressionable right now, and this is a powerful time to seed that field with intentions of love, compassion, connection, safety and trust.
While we’ve been conditioned to believe that we have very little power as individuals, there is A LOT we can do on the personal level, and in fact that’s where we have the most power right now.
As Barbara Hand Clow writes, “Each person who takes microcosmic responsibility for the universal problem by seeing how it originates within is part of the solution to the macrocosmic mass dilemma” (The Liquid Light of Sex).
To get more insight into what this Solar Eclipse means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 0 degrees of Cancer. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re being called to:
- listen deeply and act on your instincts and intution;
- strengthen your foundation of support;
- release old emotional patterns or attachments;
- increase your sense of inner security;
- re-set your emotional compass;
- and plant a new vision for your future.
For in-depth astro-guidance for this potent Eclipse portal, check out my 75-minute Solar Eclipse recording, offered in the gift.
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Late Friday night/Saturday morning (June 13, 2:24am Eastern) we enter the Last Quarter phase of the Gemini New Moon cycle that started on May 22nd.
The Last Quarter or Waning Half Moon often marks a significant turning point or crossroads, when we’re both finishing out the current cycle, and preparing for the new one.
This Quarter Moon is more potent and more emotionally charged than usual since it occurs between Eclipses – extra-powerful lunations.
Neptune has played a starring role in this lunar cycle. We’ve been challenged to discern reality from illusion, to disconnect from media and information that generates confusion and fear and plug into a greater source of wisdom and deeper truth.
The Last Quarter Moon – in Pisces and conjunct both Mars and Neptune – brings these themes to a head. How we close out this cycle depends on our courage (Mars) to face and to FEEL (Moon in Pisces) whatever we’ve been hiding, repressing or escaping from (Neptune).
Neptune and Pisces rule both paradise and prison, and this Moon will show us where we’ve been imprisoned by our outgrown belief systems – wherever we’re making decisions based on “shoulds,” based on conditioned beliefs from family or society rather than from our own inner knowing. It’s time to draw on the power of this Piscean deluge to wash away the old stories and patterns.
OR – if we’ve used this lunar cycle to listen deeply to the voice of Spirit, the voice of our intuition, then we can ride this Piscean tidal wave to a new level of MAGIC, connection with Source, and TRUST in life’s greater unfolding. We can seed the collective unconscious with a new dream of peace, unity and love.
Whatever supports your system to soften and surrender will be helpful over the next few days – being in or near water, getting extra sleep and downtime, communing with nature, music, art, poetry… While sensitivities are running high, it’s especially important to unplug from fear-generating media, and tune into the channels of information that inspire trust and healing.