Early this morning, the moon met up with the sun in Sagittarius at 7 degrees. New moons help us to start fresh. Venturing forward into the unknown with dreams and plans that look to expand our horizons is a good bet for us right now.
The moon in Sagittarius is connected to the sun and is also in a really wide conjunction with Saturn. It is also square Neptune in Pisces. What does all of this mean? In my mind, it means that we would be well served to take some time to build some lose structures around of our goals for the new moon because our ability to focus and discern the truth may be a bit more foggy than usual. We mean well, Sagittarius generally does, and our plans are moving forward on faith and enthusiasm that but it doesn’t ensure success.
Take a chance. Do something new. Something “foreign”. Court adventure. Sagittarius is pretty good at lending flexibility to the planets that float thru it. As we search, remember that the sign of Sagittarius is known as the Archer as well. The flexibility starts in the beginning as we adjust and move to affect our aim. Once we let go, that’s it. The arrow is gone and we might have to do it again depending on the outcome. We may have to readjust our aim, our technique, even our bow and arrows. But we keep going forward. We might be doing it with a bit of a blindfold on this go round but we can do it.
The whole point of a new moon in Sagittarius is to expand our consciousness so that we move closer to the Divine and our higher consciousness. Some good new moon goals to help with that could center around immersing yourself in a new skill or language, friendly competition, long distance travel, or religious rites. Whatever you do, remember that truth is the goal of Sagittarius. That arrow flies forward to find it every time we let it go. And it’s a wonderful trip worth taking.
Happy Mercury Retrograde day y’all. Yup, it’s happening again. The planet of communication and the lower mind and short travel appears to turn backwards today. I have of course seen folks already doing their part to spread panic. It’s a given that it will happen during a Mercury retrograde that people will tell you to not do anything and to basically hide. Essentially they trick you into fearing the natural cycle of the trickster planet. Well played humans
As always I don’t suggest running around like a chicken with your head cut off or doing nothing at all. There is something of a middle ground here. As Mercury begins its “chaos causing” retreat at 29° Virgo at 12:30pm ET on August 30th, be prepared to move to slow. Virgo gets caught up in details so the details can trip you up more than usual this go round, if you let them. Mercury is also conjunct Jupiter in Virgo as this begins and the orb gets tighter as the days go on. Breathe because Jupiter can expand the positive and negative aspects of the other planets it connects with.
A Mercury retrograde in Virgo already seems like a setup neurotic wailing but if unchecked, it could get real ugly. It really doesn’t have to though. Understand that a retrograde happens for a reason. A slightly different outlook on it is that Mercury is only ever 28° degrees away from the sun. As it nears that farthest point and almost gets away from us here on earth, it appears to slow down and do a clumsy backwards dance. That dance is a planet that is used to bridging gaps between thought and matter, connecting present and future, trying it’s hand at waiting for us to catch up to its brilliant connections. Sometimes we miss stuff so before it gets to ahead of us and we mere mortals complain more than we already do, it does the electric slide on back and points at the stuff we might have missed.
Pay attention. It really is that simple. Pay attention to details. Take your time to learn the dance steps. Recognize that you may stumble as you learn. Virgo has a way of imparting lessons of accepting and giving grace along with whatever the particular planet is trying to help us learn. Review your options with grace. Revise your work environment with grace. Realign your self care regimen with grace.
If you have any planets at or within a few degrees of 29° Virgo, you may feel this just as much as those who have Mercury as a ruling planet or Ruler of their sun. If you are not sure you can send me a line and I’ll help you
It’s been awhile since I posted anything here. I’ve just been taking a break, planning personal stuff and more. Of course the planets and stars keep on trucking in the mean time. Here’s a quick thought about Mars moving from Scorpio to Sagittarius on August 2nd
Folks are eeking out their last little bits of ego centered savagery due to Mars sitting in the 29th degree of Scorpio. Don’t think the verbal fireworks will be over once Mars moves into Sagittarius though. That’s laughable. Sagittarius loves to talk. Sagittarius also loves its self. Just not in as a covert and manipulative way as an unrefined Scorpio Mars. While Scorpio Mars lays in wait for a bit; Sag Mars will blow its top relatively quickly and then act as if nothing. Mars in Sag needs to take physical action to dispel that mental or emotional discomfort and while talking(typing) is mental, it is also a physical act. Be ready
There was a new moon this morning, 7:24 am ET to be exact, in the sign of Aries. The sun meet up with the moon in Aries at 18 degrees to start a new lunar chapter. The sun in Aries already ups the general bravery factor. People often associate that bravery in Aries with fearlessness but it is not so much fearlessness as it is a compelling need to do what they feel needs to be done. The fear is still there but it is surmounted by a bigger fear of being stuck and missing out.
This new moon definitely has us itching and willing to venture out. The configuration also remind me of Leelo Dallas in The Fifth Element. Why? Well because like Aries, Leelo had that spark. That special something that made her unique, first of her kind. Willing to fight for her cause even if it meant her own death (sun in Aries) and focused on it in a way that spurred her forward even when the deck was stacked against her (moon in Aries). Not to mention she caused a lot of head injuries lol.
There is also the sudden nature of her coming into being and the serendipitous way that she met Corbin Dallas that is indicative of the Uranus in Aries conjunction to the sun and moon. Intuitive leaps forward both mentally by the scientist and physically by Leelo caused a change in the tide and the course of human history in this movie. Those same scientists and Leelo engage in a power struggle that exposes weaknesses in government bodies, so much so that they do not understand when there authority is being undetermined from multiple sides. That can be associated with the square that the new moon has with Pluto in Capricorn.
Searching for what she knew to be right helped not just herself but others. She knew her purpose and was willing to act to make it happen. She even made a plan, albeit a hasty one, and it allowed her to stay her course. The point is her plan was linked to her own sense of moral obligation and her need to fulfill her individual purpose. I would say that that could be associated with the trine to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius.
Okay, so how does this help us? Be like Leelo…or not. This new moon is a time to align our actions with our ideals. Like Leelo, there may be those who have their own suggestions for how we should implement these ideas into our live but it is ultimately up to us to get, move, and make it happen. Sudden barriers could pop up, especially seeing as how we are going to have three retrograde planets (Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) before the full moon comes but trusting in that plan and our ability to make progress even when “moving slow” is essential.
Focus on individual plans this new moon. Be assertive but don’t be a dick. Start something new for you. It will benefit others in someway but that should not be your main reason for doing so in this new moon. The house and personal planets the new moon touches in your Natal chart will give you a very good idea of the details.
Til next time y’all.
We have a new moon coming at us today in Pisces. It already feels like a magical time but when a solar eclipse is added in, some folks may feel like the stakes are ramped up. Here’s the chart for new moon tonight at 8:54ET.
Of course, this is a time to set new intentions. Piscean type goals would be a good look for this lunar cycle- spiritual service, compassion, creative endeavors, forgiveness and tie cutting work, etc. Depending on the house this new moon occupies in your chart it, could mean different things for you than for me or anyone else. This new moon happens in my second house so this could be a great time to ask for forgiveness from me if you owe me money (no guarantees at all).
In general, the mutable water energy of Pisces reminds us to dream big and reconnect. Mutable signs clear out what could go stagnant due to the fixed signs that come before them. Stuffy emotional energy is cleated our with Pisces. When the ties that have grown heavy keep us from moving forward, Pisces clears it up. By practicing compassion and faith, we are able to slough off the emotional cobwebs that can hinder us from looking at what could be instead of what already is. That’s the beauty of Pisces. By having us accept things and people as they are we can move into space that opens us to source and dreams beyond imagination.
This new moon is opposed by Jupiter in Virgo so a word of caution is necessary. Don’t go overboard with rose colored glasses in order to move forward. Use the square of Saturn in Sagittarius,which others may see as a hard aspect to deal with but I see it as useful for this setup, to keep your feet grounded as you dream. Jupiter typically likes to go overboard but with it being in Virgo that tendency could be limited in most areas except for nervous tension and worries. I think it should be noted that this new moon happens in Pisces but touches on planet in sign combos that push for a melding of big ideas with realistic planning. If you don’t really want it to happen, don’t start it now. Be as sure as you can. Stay open to possibilities but get as clear as you can to start.