New Moon in Virgo – The Final Call

The New Moon in Virgo takes place on September 19th or September 20th, depending on where in the world you live, at 27° Virgo.

New Moons are times of new beginnings, so every year we have the chance to start something new related to the sign where the lunation occurs.

September’s New Moon is in Virgo, therefore the Virgoan themes are surfacing: service, work, hearth, analysis, day-to-day rituals, purifying the body, mind and spirit, self-development, bringing order into chaos.

23 Sun in Virgo

Virgo stands for the highest expression of the individual self, is where we seek to be of service, is where we keep our commitments, is where we seek to perfect ourselves and stick to the Path, no matter how tough the going gets.

Virgo is a transitional sign, bringing the death of the Summer and the start of the Fall, that time of the year when we contemplate the earth’s annual cycle of light and darkness.

The new Moon takes place at 27° Virgo, in the last degrees of the sign. The last degrees of Virgo are very transformative, concluding the mission of the 1st half of the zodiac, the perfecting of the self. The first part of the zodiac (from Aries to Virgo) is the journey within.

With Libra, we explore the outer side of the zodiac wheel, we learn about other people (Libra to Sagittarius) and about society as a whole (Capricorn to Pisces).

Virgo is therefore the last chance to make it right, to become the person we want to be, to achieve the highest expression of the individual self.

Virgo is traditionally associated with work, diets, sports, healthy lifestyle, details and planning – with all the things that are good for you, but not necessarily pleasant or easy.

You can of course stay at the Leo stage of development, do only what it feels right, what makes you feel alive, what is fun…but you know that this is not sustainable. You also need to do the work, to put rituals in place, to create systems in your life to assist you in your goals.

The New Moon in Virgo in the final degrees of Virgo is your last chance to become the highest expression of yourself, to turn the self into a harmonious whole  – body, mind and spirit – all in balance.

The New Moon in Virgo is about consequences. If you’ve done the inner work, then the New Moon will come to “wrap up” everything,  so you can confidently say “This is me, a human being, I’m perfect in my imperfections, strong in my weaknesses and beautiful in my own way because I’m me”.

But if you’ve tried to skip steps, or if you remained stuck in the previous stages of development, then this New Moon can be quite confusing and disturbing.

As disturbing as it may feel, the New Moon will give you a 2nd chance. You still have the opportunity  to make it right, if you are brave enough to swim through the chaos, to open your heart and surrender to the higher guidance and wisdom.

The New Moon in Virgo makes me think of the Judgment card of the Tarot because of its proximity to the equinox point. In tarot, the “Judgement” shows up at that time in your life when you review and evaluate your past experiences and draw the conclusions. All the pieces of the puzzle are finally coming together to form one, integrated picture.

And although traditionally the New Moons are times of new beginnings, while the Full Moons are times of exposures and endings, this particular New Moon is a little bit of both.

You cannot start something new unless you leave the past behind. New beginning never come “out of nowhere” – it is when you make a conscious decision to leave the past behind, when you make space for the new.

You are now being “called” and asked to take action. Something that was lying dormant in you is finally being awakened and brought into light.

The New Moon is making an exact quincunx Uranus, the planet of sudden insight and awakenings and an opposition to Chiron, the planet of the integration of the self.

The New Moon opposition to Chiron will expose your wounds, those dark corners of your soul you feel ashamed of. Of course this will make you feel vulnerable. But ignoring some parts of yourself, while putting ahead only what is desirable  doesn’t make you perfect. Being in denial about the truth of who you are doesn’t make you invincible.

We are all made of broken parts and until we learn to integrate them we cannot live a wholesome life, in full integrity. The opposition to Chiron will expose all these broken parts of yourself but will also give you the chance to integrate all the deep wounds, all those shadows you are afraid to bring to the surface.

It is when you acknowledge them, when you accept they are part of you, when they don’t have any power over you. They are still there, as a reminder of what has happened to you and what they taught you about life, but they no longer haunt you.

The New Moon in Virgo opposite Chiron on Pisces will make you confront these unfinished business and accept the truth of who you are.

The New Moon in Virgo quincunx to Uranus can bring initially some bizarre, disturbing energy. A quincunx energy can be quite distracting but if you let it flow, you can manifest its positive, creative side.

Uranus and Chiron aspecting the New Moon are the wakeup call, the  ‘awakening’ you needed to “wake up” and live your life in a different way, in order to be true to yourself and to your needs.

The ruler of the New Moon, Mercury is exactly opposite Neptune, brining confusion, fogginess and inner chaos. Communication may be misinterpreted and taken out of context.

You may hear some news, or read something, just to find that the source is not quite trustworthy, or you can have some strong intuitions but you may not know if it is really your inner guidance or simply some longings or desires that make you not think straight.

With Mercury opposite Neptune we can lose ourselves into the abstract world, into a fantasy world where we can avoid the harsh reality. Paradoxically, this does not mean we are lost. There is some truth in Neptune, there is some truth in dissolving our perceptions.

The borders to what we call “reality” are not always so strictly drawn. With Mercury opposite Neptune nothing is quite as it seems, everything is “Half-truth, half lie”.

Mercury opposite Neptune is not a bad aspect per se. As with every transpersonal planet and as with every opposition, we need to be careful though. Neptune represents the “higher order” which is difficult to comprehend with our limited mind.

If you are the scientific type of person you may find this energy quite difficult, because it will shake your beliefs and make you doubt everything you thought you knew.

Our knowledge can be limited. For example, our knowledge of other people is limited to what they reveal to us. We then try to make sense of this information by making comparisons to ourselves.

But they are distinct people, with distinct personalities – they are not us. We don’t know what they truly think and feel – in fact, what we think we know of them is based on lots of assumptions.

That’s why Mercury opposition Neptune, which is the trademark of the New Moon in Virgo, can be a good thing. It can help us understand that we don’t know everything, and that we don’t need to know everything. Sometimes we just need to let things be. The world will survive without our judgments.

The New Moon in Virgo is also a good time to re-evaluate your routines and daily rituals. Neptune wants to dissolve any outdated habit that does not help you in your current path any longer. If you don’t find the motivation to go to the gym or to keep with the diet is maybe because you need to find a higher order, a better reason to keep you going.

Pluto is also slowing down and is preparing to change direction. We had many planets retrograde in the past months, so Pluto’s change in direction is good news. Things WILL get better!

You can benefit from this New Moon in you are an artist, a writer, a photographer, a musician. Neptune, Mercury and Uranus will make you more sensitive to your inner emotions as well as to outside inspiration.

The New Moon in Virgo is also a good time to start a detox diet, a herbal diet or homeopathy. Any type of activity that will declutter, remove stagnation, cleanse your body and your soul is favored now. Offering your service to the world, even when you don’t receive praise, will set your soul on the right path.

If you have Gemini or Virgo risings, or if you have natal planets or angles around 27° in Mutable signs – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces – you will feel the energy of the New Moon in Virgo stronger.

 

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Countdown! Jupiter moves into Scorpio on October 11th 2017

Jupiter switches signs! On October 11th Jupiter leaves Libra and moves into Scorpio, taking transformation to the next level.

Jupiter will be staying in Scorpio until November 9th 2018.

Every year, Jupiter, the great benefactor, changes from one sign to the next, bringing 1 year of abundance in the sign transited by Jupiter.

You can expect 13 months of abundance in everything Scorpio stands for: money, psychology, intimacy and sex, other people’s resources, loans, investments, occultism, energy healing.

Scorpio rules everything that is hidden, everything that is taboo – all the secrets, all you hidden talents, gemstones,  transformation, the underworld, excavations, oil, cemeteries – Scorpio loves to dig deep, until there is nothing left.

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Scorpio can bring crises because it really forces you to go to the bottom of things.

You just dig and dig and dig until there is nothing else to dig – no limiting beliefs, no repressed emotions, no preconceived assumptions – so you get to the core, to the real you.

Jupiter in Scorpio is the ultimate alchemist, transforming the deepest parts of our being and bringing them to the next level of consciousness.

When Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion, enters the mysterious sign of Scorpio it will put the magnifying glass on everything Scorpio stands for.

Think of a person you know which personifies the Scorpio archetype. What is their energy like? Now imagine that energy multiplied 100 times. This is Jupiter in Scorpio.

Jupiter’s entrance into the intense sign of Scorpio on 11th of October 2017 marks the beginning of the soul excavation process.

The mysterious cycles of life and death, the tapped and untapped resources hiding in the shadows of our soul, the multi-layered universe we abide in, the never ending, ever flowing life energy – all lie under the realm of Jupiter in Scorpio.

During the transit of Jupiter is Scorpio we will get to the core of the concept of abundance, of infinite energy.

There are two ways to make sense of the world: through Saturn and through Jupiter.

Saturn shows us the limits. If you have a piece of chocolate and you eat it, the chocolate is gone. Chocolate is a material thing, and material things are ruled by Saturn.

Energy instead is infinite. The infinite energy is what Jupiter stands for. Energy cannot be destroyed, its nature is infinite. Just like Universe keeps expanding, so does energy.

Energy is not material. You enthusiasm, your values, your beliefs, your faith, are not material and therefore cannot be destroyed, cannot die.

If we understand the concept of energy, we understand the concept of abundance. Abundance is a state of mind. Abundance is everywhere, we just need to see it for what it is.

Jupiter is the planet of abundance – wherever Jupiter goes, will be amplified. But Jupiter also exaggerates.

Jupiter exaggerates the sign it transits, and so it will with the qualities of Scorpio.

In Scorpio, Jupiter will exaggerate Scorpio’s quest for the truth and will turn it into an obsession. With Jupiter in Scorpio, we will want to be right for the sake of being right, and invest time, money and energy in things that might not be worthy of our energy.

But in the process of finding the truth, of searching every corner, of digging every hole, you have the great opportunity to get to those untapped riches that have been hiding in the shadows.

During this transit you can discover a special talent you were not aware of.

Jupiter in Scorpio brings into your awareness all those parts of your life that have been hiding in the darkness, and will ask you to confront them and bring them to the surface.

Now is the time to confront your shadow. Jupiter in Scorpio will show you that it is exactly in your shadow, where you can find your greatest light.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

Jupiter in Scorpio is a great time to tap into our inner kingdom and spiritual power. If you do it wisely, your life can be purged, purified, and transformed by the time Jupiter leaves Scorpio in November 2018.

What does Jupiter in Scorpio mean for you?

Jupiter is the planet of good luck, growth, opportunities and expansion. Jupiter is the magnifying glass of our solar system, bringing abundance in the area of your life transited by Jupiter.

Look in the house where you have this transit to get more clues. If Jupiter transits your 2nd house, you income will improve, if Jupiter transits your 4th house, you will experience abundance in your family, if Jupiter transits your 5th house, your romance will blossom.

If you have Jupiter in Scorpio natally you will experience your Jupiter return, which is a time of great expansion, joy, optimism, growth, wealth.

You know you have your Jupiter return if you are 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 and so on. You have a Jupiter return once every 12 years.

Opportunities will come to your way easier and you will seem to be at the right place, at the right time. Remember, Jupiter is the King of all Gods, so you basically have a green light from heavens to manifest whatever your heart desires.

You can also experience these effects if you are a Scoprio, if you have Scorpio ascendant, or if you have the Moon or Venus in Scorpio.

Full Moon in Pisces – Welcome to La La Land!

We have a Full Moon in Pisces on 6th of September. The Full Moon in Pisces has a mystique about it that resembles the enchanting glamour of the big-screen.

The Full Moon in Pisces is a reflection of our temptation to live in a fantasy world, of our temptation to choose the big-screen movie ‘fake’ reality, in order to distract ourselves from the real one.

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It might be tempting to choose fantasy to reality to protect ourselves, to hide from anything that is harsh, ugly and mean. But the harsh, the ugly, and the mean are part of life. The Full Moon is by definition a time of revelation, it is a time when the truth cannot be hidden any longer.

The Full Moon in Pisces can blur your perceptions and can be dangerous after such an intense Solar Eclipse like the one we had 2 weeks ago. Be extra careful about any message that comes to you at the Full Moon – and tune into your intuition because this is where you will find the right answers right now.

The Full Moon takes place at 13° Pisces and makes three aspects: a close conjunction to Neptune at 12° Pisces, a square to Saturn in Sagittarius and a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn.

The Full Moon in Pisces has a very strong Neptunian flavor, especially because Neptune is the ruler of this Full Moon. When the ruler of the Full Moon is conjunct the Moon, we have a very strong manifestation of the planet and of the sign of the Full Moon.

Because the Full Moon is very Neptunian / Piscean, things can appear other than they are right now. Neptune is the planet of fantasies, dreaming, imagination, mysteries, longings, yearnings, illusions and delusions, abstract thought, confusions – Neptune is in charge of creating smoke and mirrors to your reality.

Neptune is also connected with synchronicities, connection with to a higher power, soulmates, so the Full Moon can also bring you mystic revelations and experiences, surrender to the divine and deep soul connections.

On a negative side the Full Moon in Pisces can bring a desire to completely escape reality. But with any illusions we make up to distort our perception of reality, we avoid the confrontation with what we need to face, sooner or later.

Apart from the conjunction to Neptune, the Full Moon makes two other aspects and gives you two choices: a stressful aspect (a T-square) to Saturn, giving you the option to channel the energy to destroy old structures, and a positive aspect (a sextile) to Pluto, offering you the opportunity to use your personal power to consolidate your position.

What will the Full Moon square Saturn bring?

The square to Saturn can make your greatest fears come to the surface right now – the Full Moon will expose them and show you all the lies you’ve been telling yourself.

If you’ve been telling yourself that everything is fine, that there is no reason to worry, that things are not that bad in your life, now is a time to accept those harsh facts about your reality.

Not everything is magic in life. If you’ve chosen to put the rose colored glasses on and see only what you like to see, this can be a highly disappointing time for you, because Saturn will force you to face the reality.

Maybe your life is not that great, maybe your job doesn’t bring the best out of you, maybe your relationship is not really satisfying, maybe you don’t tap into your full potential.

What about the sextile to Pluto?

Beyond illusion, beyond destruction, there is fate. Pluto is the planet of fate. If we accept that things come and go, that everything is a cycle, that we can lose everything in the blink of an eye – in that moment of surrender, something magical happens. The Phoenix rises from the dark night of the soul, from its own ashes, to be reborn, stronger and purified.

With Pluto, you have the option to tap into your personal power – your true, authentic power. A power that has nothing to do with status, with illusions, with a projected fantasy – a power that comes from confronting the darkest corners of yourself, a power that comes from resilience, compassion and personal mastery.

The sabian symbol of the Full Moon in Pisces is “A lady wrapped in fox fur” signifying the artificial attempts we use to hide our feelings of inadequacy, and also the danger of getting confused about who we are and “losing track” of our feelings. The Fox is a symbol of cunning intelligence and describes our ability to camouflage ourselves and our real interests in order to get what we want.

In Native American tradition the September Full Moon was called the Corn Moon, in reference to the harvest. The harvesting of the crop was also a metaphor for harvesting one’s spirit, making it a good time to shed the old and bring in the new.

The Full Moon will especially affect you if you have Pisces ascendant or if you have planets or angles around 13° in Mutable signs – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.

Sun Opposite Neptune – Dissolve Your Ego And Let The Real You Emerge

Sun is opposite Neptune on 4th of September. Sun is in Virgo and Neptune is in its domicile in Pisces.

The opposition takes place in the Virgo / Pisces axis, the most compassionate and service oriented axis of the zodiac, inviting you to challenge your ego and learn to become more humble and giving.

Because Sun represents our identity, and Neptune dissolves any planet it touches, the transit is a good time to leave behind the old definition of who you are and meet  the timeless, infinite, unchanging Self that you really are.

Sun Neptune opposition

Neptune is an outer planet, which means it cannot be seen with the naked eye. In fact, Neptune is the first planet to be discovered by using mathematics only. Neptune has therefore a very abstract quality.  With the discovery of Neptune, mathematics and theory, rather than observation became the rule in astronomical research.

The Sun is You, is the role you play in life. We identify so much with the Sun, that we reduce all the sky to the Sun. If someone asks you “What’s you sign” you answer with your Sun sing, not with your Moon sign or with your Mercury sign.

What does it mean when an outer planet makes a challenging aspect to the Sun? An outer planet applying an opposition to the Sun signifies a crisis that happens outside the consciousness. The crisis happens outside our consciousness, because as we’ve pointed, an outer planet is a planet we cannot see, we cannot perceive, at least not with our limited material senses.

That’s why Neptune transits are famous for the confusion they bring. When something happens outside if yourself, it something you cannot see, you cannot measure, you cannot make sense of. In these circumstances it is absolutely normal to feel confused, to feel lost. You don’t know what’s going on.

Sun opposite Neptune can also shake your self-esteem and self-confidence. You can feel powerless yourself, or something from the outside can come seemingly out of nowhere and take away your power.

Another way you can experience Sun opposite Neptune is through a loss in motivation. Neptune can fog your vision and blur your focus – you can suddenly loose interest in something that was very important to you before, for example your career, or a big project you were involved in.

Neptune is the opposite of Saturn, if Saturn builds, Neptune demolishes. Neptune opposite Sun will dissolve or demolish the foundations you built your life on. Your mission, your goals, your ambitions can make no sense to you anymore. All the order in your life transforms into chaos.

But it is in the chaos that a new order emerges. The old foundations of your ego are demolished so you can find who you really are.

Neptune opposite Sun disintegrates your old self, so your new, higher self can emerge.  Neptune dissolves the identification with your ego, so you can move to a higher expression of yourself.

Sun is not only who you are, is also who you think you are. We tend to identify with our origins, with our community, with our workplace, with our career.

Sun opposite Neptune will challenge all these projections and layers of identification and will push you on a different direction, on an unknown direction, on a path you’ve never been before, on a path that scares you.

But the path that scares you the most is usually the one that liberates you the most. Neptune is also the planet of liberation from the material world, representing the higher, immaterial, spiritual level of our existence. It is that part of you that is immortal, that part of you that is pure, unconditional love.

Sun opposite Neptune can also bring you deep longings, desires, restless nights, regrets; you will aspire to something higher, something divine, something out of this world, something magical.

Sun opposite Neptune can also bring disappointments with authority figures, with people that hold some sort of power. During this transit some people can let you down. If someone promised you something they might not stick to their promise when Sun is opposite Neptune.

But before you get disappointed and decide to remove these people from your life, think how you may have contributed to this situation.

Even if you did everything right, maybe you idealized too much that person, or that desired outcome. Maybe you projected some supernatural power on that person, maybe you expected some sort of magic, maybe there was a bit of an illusion from your side as well.

Deep inside we always know who to trust and who not to trust. Can you consider that maybe you knew that project will collapse, you knew that person will let you down, but you decided to believe it anyway? Maybe there was something unrealistic about your goals in the first place.

Or maybe it’s YOU who needs to become that authority person you admire. Maybe you haven’t really put yourself “out there” in the past and you have projected your own power onto others, hence the disappointment.

Neptune makes us see what we want to see. Did you put your rose colored glasses on? That’s fine, but the reality is not always pink. With Neptune we need to keep in mind that the scenery might change when we take our glasses off.

But there is a big WHY behind all this confusion and chaos – the purpose of the Sun opposite Neptune transit is to help you let go of the old identification of the ego, of all the goals and desires that are outdated, that no longer serve your best purpose.

However confusing this time is, right now you are actually searching for who you truly are.

Do you feel lost? Stay with that feeling, don’t try to fight it, resist the temptation to label it as “wrong” or inappropriate. It is ok to feel lost. Is in that place of apparent confusion where you can find the real you, where you can find your true goals.

Remember that Neptune represents the “higher power”, God, the cosmic womb, the ocean of existence where we all emerged from.

We are not higher than Neptune, we cannot control Neptune, we are just a drop of water in the ocean.  The best thing you can do is to simply go with the river, go with the flow.

Don’t try to resist change, don’t fight your circumstances. This is not a time to fight, or to show others you’re right and they’re wrong. This is a time to show compassion and understanding and let life be.

On a positive note, Sun opposite Neptune can make you more compassionate, more gentle, more responsive to suffering. You can now tune in with others more easily, you can connect better with other people, you can see behind their projected ego, you can see deeper, you can connect with their soul.

What to do to make the best of the transit

  • Do something nice for others – show them that you care, send them a nice message of support
  • Be there for people in need – you can volunteer for a cause or do a small donation, for example to the victims of the Hurricane Harvey or the victims of the South Asia floods. Neptune also rules water and floods.
  • Stay away from negative vibrations and surround yourself with positive vibrations – travel to a secluded place, visit a spiritual site, listen to enchanting music, meet gentle and compassionate people
  • Try hypnotherapy, dream therapy or mantra chanting
  • If someone lets you down, try to forgive them. Look for the silver lining – what could be the purpose behind this betrayal?
  • Design your ideal you and your ideal lifestyle – with Sun opposite Neptune it’s ok to do dream big and aspire to the best version of yourself

We are all going to feel the Sun opposition Neptune transit but if you have planets or angles around 12° in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) you will feel it more intensely.