VIrgo New Moon/Solar Eclipse [Sun in Virgo conjunct Moon in Virgo] exact at 2:41 AM EST
Moon [in Virgo] conjunct Juno [in Virgo]
Moon [in Virgo] opposite Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Virgo] trine Ceres [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Virgo] sextile Saturn [in Scorpio]
Just as a razor’s edge, this energy is one that will take dexterity, precision, and expertise to handle. Try to grasp it without knowing what you’re going after could result in a bloody wound, not to mention an infectious disease. Wielding it efficiently, on the other hand, could shift the world’s perception of you. Suddenly, you are somebody to take seriously. You are the capable one, the one who not only gets the job done, but also makes it quick, painless, and clean cut.
Pisces New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse [Sun in Pisces conjunct Moon in Pisces]
Moon [in Aries] trine Saturn [in Sagittarius], Juno [in Leo]
Moon [in Aries] opposite North Node [in Libra]
Sun enters Aries
You can read any astrologer’s webpage right now and see something big is brewing. But, you are here with me, and I thank you.
A New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse in the 29th and final degree of Pisces [aka the last degree of the ENTIRE 360 degree zodiac] kicks the morning off, followed later in the evening by the vernal equinox. The equinox is the commencement of the Spring season, which is heralded by Aries The Ram as the sun enters the first degree of the first sign, thereby reigniting the annual solar cycle. Happy New Year 😀
But back to that eclipse, because before you begin again, something must come to an end. And what more significant way to end an era than to witness a total solar eclipse in the last chronological position it could possibly be. Eclipses, BTW = big changes and sudden shifts… moving on.
Since this day is obviously a big, dramatic finale leading us into some bigger, unprecedented premiere, I decided to consult my new tarot cards in a spread called “All Things Change”. There are four cards, and each one drawn represents a different aspect of the divination. I asked “What is changing with this New Moon Solar Eclipse?” Continue reading
new moons are best utilized when you set intentions to initiate a fresh phase of existence that relates to the theme of the new moon’s sign. to read my interpretation of this new moon/solar eclipse in scorpio, click here. once you are all caught up, continue below to see an example of an intention setting exercise that i believe to be an appropriate fit for this lunar energy, free of charge… 🙂
New Moon in Scorpio
October 23, 2014
5:57 PM EST
the new moon. this monthly meeting of the sun and the moon is known as a conjunction, and represents a unified blending of solar and lunar energy. the sun signifies the conscious self-expression of the ego whereas the moon is indicative of the subconscious emotional tendencies that influence habitual behavior. with the sun and moon working together in unison, the intention of deliberately directed creative will is well-received by the fertile cosmic climate. similar to the big bang, this brewing singularity of life force, if harnessed and concentrated, can galvanize the commencement of a new cycle of existence. in the intensely powerful sign of scorpio, this new moon marks the dawn of a passionately obsessive phase characterized by a erotic blend of personal magnetism and total emotional investment. at this moment everything becomes a matter of life, death, sex, and the inevitable rebirth that spurs universal evolution.
TAURUS NEW MOON
(May 9, 2013 @ 8:29 PM)
Themes: stability, determination, practicality, accumulation, material possessions, resources, values, self-worth, attraction, pleasure, comfort, and money
You have all the tools you need to create a beautiful life. Realize a practical plan to bear the fruit of your desires. “When it’s for real, it’s forever”, so prioritize, stabilize, and materialize.
The New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Taurus asks us “What is the easiest route to get from A (where we are) to Z (where we want to be)?”.
In order to answer that question, we have to make a plan. Each step must be ordered and deliberate so that we can track our progress in a practical manner (as well as motivate ourselves with a small reward at every mile marker). Instead of wasting energy by relying on other people, we should embrace our own natural resources as fuel to further our goals. Any “resource” that is no longer purposeful is simply taking up too much space and needs to be discarded immediately, in the most eco-friendly way 🙂
No matter how long it takes to get from A to Z, we will surely arrive. The actual arrival will be laudable, but the beautiful stability of certainty is an accomplishment unto itself.
Yesterday, as I walked to The Spa, I had a moment. It was a moment of overwhelming sentiment. A moment of realization.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my college career and my life in New York City lately. Memories are triggered by songs, pictures, and everything else one could imagine. Some of my favorite moments happened last semester, in the fall of 2012. Something about that fall felt different, magical even. Looking back at it in retrospect, it is almost haunting to me to know that somewhere, in some subconscious, time-irrelevant dimension, I knew that it would be the climax of my (uninterrupted) tenure as an undergraduate. Somewhere deep within my being, I knew that my life as I envisioned it was changing. Destination: Graduation was detouring.
Out of nowhere, it finally hit me. I’ve had three months to integrate my new reality, but for some reason, I felt it a little differently yesterday. As graduation 2013 approaches – with every end of the semester Tweet, finals week Facebook status, and senior portrait post – I have no choice but to accept what should be a simple truth; I will not be walking across that stage with my friends. No matter when or where I finish my degree, it will not be with the same people I met freshman year, and there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it. I feel like I am being left behind. I feel like a forgotten fantasy.
Reality is reality, but my perception of it has shifted so much in this past year. Naturally, I am still processing everything. My schooling was interrupted, but it is not over. It will never be over, no matter what happens, because I am always learning. And I have a plan.
This week’s New Moon in Taurus [exact May 9, 2013 @ 8:29 PM] is perfect for taking practical steps toward the fulfillment of our desires. It is important to get real about exactly what we want -so real that we can feel it, even before it manifests in the physical plane – so that we can plant the appropriate seeds. Taurus is enduring, so we have to make sure we take the time to set sensible intentions, with the most timeless results in mind. It might take a while, but it will happen, and it will be so beautiful. Whatever it is.
The 2013 Taurus New Moon doubles as a Solar Eclipse. This means that the moon will cross in front of the sun, temporarily blocking its light from reaching us here on Earth. Symbolically, this means new aspects of our subconscious, feminine nature are being illuminated. With the Sun and Moon in Taurus [along with Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the South Node], this illumination will reveal a lot about we own; our natural resources, our possessions, our money, values, desires, talents, and other goodies we have at our disposal. By the same token, we have the pleasure of determining which of these goodies has gone bad. Considering everything we have to offer, it is more than okay to lighten the load. We are on the road to excellence, after all, so we cannot afford to be slowed down by extra baggage.
It is time for me to let go. Attachment, expectations, ideals. Tears fall as I type, but it is only right to release the tension. It is impossible to move forward if I am anywhere but here, so I decide right now to plant myself solidly, with my arms wide open, willing to accept the gifts God is granting me.
Let’s get it.