You have a birthday New Moon, dear Virgo, one that may challenge you: to use your creativity, to sort reality from illusion, to seek a deeper spiritual experience in your life, to be spontaneous, to connect with Higher Mind, to join and/ or lead like-minded groups–in general, you’ll receive the same imperative everyone else does for the New Moon, the one that for everyone else lasts through to the next New Moon–it’s just that for you it will be very personal and the influence will last (as a form of guidance) all year. Following an independent but inner-inspired Path will really pay off for you, Virgo, in Love, Money, or both–so Happy Birthday, and good luck!
2 PM PDT the Leo Moon sextiles Ceres. We get along well with those in authority, or are in touch with our own power and able to show it. Negotiations guided by intuition go well, too. 6 PM PDT the Moon sextiles Vesta; both are at 29 degrees. In spite of things in the home, with causes to which we’re dedicated, or interaction with the mate, running smoothly, we’re still tense and possibly snappish. This period may test our commitment to values and to our usual peace-loving attitude. Void begins at 7:14 PM Pacific time; the Moon enters Virgo at 8:37 PM PDT. 10:30 PM PDT the Moon sextiles Mars. It’s easy at this point to become aggressive and critical–but we can choose instead to put our attention on taking detail-oriented action.
Today’s image is a man who returns to a house where he lived many years ago, and finds the current occupants do not welcome him in. It’s important we recognize that no matter our memories, our surroundings change, and psychically and otherwise, we may no longer ‘fit’ in old places or old scenarios. Heraclitus reminds us, we can’t step into the same river twice: it is not the same river, and we are not the same person.
4 AM PDT of the 2nd the Virgo Moon opposes Neptune. Either we are consumed with imaginative or creative expression, or we have a microscope trained on the details, procedures, and organization of our surroundings. Neither extreme is as productive as a viewpoint that takes that detailed focus and applies it to creating–try to land there. 6 AM PDT the Moon squares Juno. Being critical toward those in charge is useless, but sharing the right knowledge with them can gain you a lot of ground. 10 AM PDT the Moon trines Earth/ sextiles the Sun and squares Venus. We are grounded, so it’s just confusing when we run up against relationship conflict or financial negatives–we feel like it shouldn’t be happening. Trust what surrounds you, what you can hold in your hand, and let anything reported, insinuated, or threatened fall by the wayside. Likely as not those implied problems will never actually appear. 3 PM PDT the Moon trines Pluto. Emotional depth comes easily at this point; we can relate at a very intense level. The inclination might be to dig down where and with whomever we are at the moment, but caution is in order: just because we can get down to the bare bones doesn’t mean we should. 7 PM PDT the Moon conjuncts Pallas. We are in touch through intuition and emotion with our inner wisdom–ask it what you need to know. 11 PM PDT the Moon quincunxes Uranus and sextiles Saturn. We’re seeking security by shaking things up–a contradictory stance if there ever was one. Consider that’s not the most logical way to get from A to B.
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The Moon enters Virgo at 7:20 AM PDT of the 4th. 11 AM PDT the Virgo Moon sextiles Mercury. It may be easy to allow simple talk to slide into criticism-but then again, critical faculties are in shape. Focus them consciously, to avoid nit-picking. 5 PM PDT the Moon conjuncts Pallas. Wisdom and guidance can be found in emotion, while skills can almost be acquired intuitively! 9 PM PDT the Moon opposes Neptune. We may reject the creative option for the one we can control–or, we are solidly married to the facts; fiction doesn’t stand a chance. 11 PM PDT the Moon trines Venus. The perfect time for accounting chores or relationship ones that deal with responsibilities.
Today’s word image is a small vial of oil, forgotten at the back of a cupboard and discovered again; removing the stopper, it smells of crushed roses. Expect the re-discovery of or reconnection with something you ‘put away’ a long time ago–and the connection may be stirred through scent.
This Full Moon falls at the midpoint of Mars-Pallas, widely sextile Saturn, apex to a Finger of God with base of Mercury and the South Node, sesquiquadrate Venus, and trine Sedna. With this culmination, we may find ourselves finishing up some smart actions, ones that draw on our past (or on knowledge from the past), communicate it, and by so doing access unconscious and instinctive qualities that we draw into our reality and that thereby help shape it. This likely applies to some project, quest, or effort we see conclude at or near this point, and with only a few exceptions it should bring a good result for all of us. These are things we’ve been trying for, working toward, and if we don’t get what we were aiming for, it’s likely because it’s not really the best thing for us—not an easy thing to accept when we’ve worked so hard.
The wisdom of a Full Moon in Virgo is that the answer to why or why not is in the details; it’s available for examination, open to assessment, and if we don’t see why things have gone as they have, it’s because we’re ignoring the facts, or because we haven’t truly done the work—we’re only telling ourselves we have.
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11 AM PST of the 16th the Virgo Moon trines Venus. This is a point when within the general unpleasantness of the day we can find an absolutely beautiful experience in a relationship (where things are already going well) or working with the material world–either episode is rewarding, and may help lift us above our day with a transcendent event. 7 PM PST the Moon trines Sedna, sextiles Saturn, and opposes Juno. We may act to empower ourselves and be missing some vital piece of the reality picture. It will likely feel as if we can intuit our way through, but there could be serious missteps if we don’t pull back and wait to see what else may develop. Midnight the Moon quincunxes retro Merc. Messages are garbled, especially those we receive through the emotions, through intuition, or through critical thinking. Just assume that what you’re perceiving is missing some parts or radically distorted, and be cautious in interpreting information or conversation.
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New Moon in Virgo 4:36 AM PDT of September 5th 13 Virgo o4:
‘All In The Family’
The New Moon in Virgo aspects Chiron by opposition, Uranus by quincunx, and Jupiter by sextile. This suggests that the fresh beginnings of a NM are involved with healing, or that they spring from healing which has already occurred; the idea with the latter is that now that we’re healed, we can go on to something brand new. The problem is that either the group or our own urges toward uniqueness or rebellion push us away from this new start, or align us with it in such a way that we sabotage ourselves. We can receive help from the social sphere, through knowledge shared, through publications that say just the right thing, or through prayer or counsel of a spiritual leader. But what is the new start, exactly? It may, in some way, have derived at least part of its meaning from that Moon-Pluto aspect of a few hours before; in stirring up the darkness, or the past, we have put the final piece of the current ‘new start’ into place.
The Sabian for the New Moon is, ‘An Aristocratic Family Tree’. So, if there’s a group involved in our NM beginning, it almost certainly will be one’s family. With that in mind, it seems to me that we should look forward to some aspect of ourselves, harmed by family dynamics or the early environment, now healed, that is the basis or starting point for our own new and unique expression of ourselves in the social circle. A family tree makes us aware of connections, of the ways individuals are entwined, sometimes without much contact or awareness of one another. The point of a NM with this as a symbol may just be that all families carry the romance, the rise and fall of fortunes, the exotic or adventurous members, the successes and failures, that aristocratic families do. It may be our business to regard our own family this way, to find the nobility in it, to re-acquaint ourselves with the things that are quite special in our lineage. Surely these will figure in to our NM new start; something we’ve learned from them, that has been passed down, that is encoded in our DNA, will be an important part of what we begin at this time. Look to the natal House with Virgo on the cusp, and/ or the House where the NM actually falls, for hints as to the areas where your NM new start might occur.
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1 PM PDT the Virgo Moon conjuncts Venus. A great time for socializing, but watch for emotional spending and being too critical in relationships (Virgo placement). 7 PM PDT the Moon trines Sedna, either effectively separating us from awareness of our own feelings or plunging us so deeply into them that looking out at the world will be like looking at daylight from the bottom of a well. Being too critical of ourselves and our choices is the danger at this time. Know that taking a harsh inventory won’t really reveal anything new, and will certainly depress both mood and motivation. Void begins at 7:29 PM PDT; the Moon enters Libra at 6:08 AM Pacific time August 10th.
10 August Willingness to Adjust is the name of the game today; the social circle must adjust to our empowerment efforts, and we to theirs, and communication is, off the bat, confusing, fanciful, misleading, creative, or deliberately deceptive–possibly in an attempt to ‘soften the blow’ or to gently lead us (and our energy) in another direction. With the Moon entering Libra, the impulse may be to partner-up, but it’s a day to work alone, or at least be willing to cut others a lot of slack in the communication arena, and avoid any important talks or making agreements at this time–they’ll almost certainly contain something unintended, or have hidden consequences. A good day for fiction writers, artists, and daydreamers. (Jupiter quincunx Juno, Mercury quincunx Neptune)
11 August is a day when healing is offered, relationships are tested, what’s wise must defend itself, and communications are curtailed, contained within formal boundaries, or unduly harsh–so don’t take the form messages and information arrive in to heart, but instead hear the message behind the words or deeds. 3 AM PDT the Moon is apex to a Finger of God with base of South Node-Chiron, and the Moon also forms a T-square by opposing Uranus and squaring Pallas. This may be a BIG moment of truth, as we are challenged to show that we are emotionally healed from past injury–and as well we are dared to rebel against what’s wise, and ruin it all. A testing point that can be a milestone, if we handle it correctly.
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3 PM PDT of the 13th the Virgo Moon squares Pallas. If we’re willing to challenge our emotional ‘read’ of things, the wise course, or the wisdom to be gleaned here, will be revealed. Void begins at 4:30 PM PDT; the Moon enters Libra at 12:41 AM PDT of the 14th.
14 July may be a day for purging our relationship to power or to Mother Nature, and for a re-aligning of balance between our own power position and those who have power over us. This all may be much more invigorating than stressful; we can look forward to a fresh take on our status and our effectiveness, a ridding ourselves of at least some things that aren’t working, and a re-invigorating of our Self-assertion, as knowing where we stand gives us lots of impetus to move forward. (Pluto quincunx Ceres)
The Moon enters Libra at 12:41 AM, and immediately squares Mars. We might feel very defensive in relationship or over spending or priorities. Though the partner or other involved person swears they’re only bringing it up because they care, proceed with caution: this interaction could be a minefield, with the other person just waiting (whether they know it or not) to get you under their thumb
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7 PM PDT of the 14th the Virgo Moon sextiles Saturn and opposes Neptune. This may be a very sensitive point, when intuiting something previously completely hidden about our reality picture can happen–and we may find ourselves vigorously denying it or rejecting what we’ve discovered. No matter what’s revealed, have the courage to see reality–it’s the only way to fly.
3 AM Pacific time of the 15th the Moon squares Pallas, and good sense flies out the window–take note. 5 AM PDT the Moon trines Pluto and squares Mars, making for easy emotional volatility and the kind of actions taken that ‘kill’ feelings (and so relationships) for good. Destruction is just too effortless a path to go down at this time, though if you’re looking to change something or remove something from your life, now’s the time; but, actions bring conflict, so laying low might be the behavior of choice. 8 AM PDT the Moon quincunxes Uranus, making for difficult-to-accept surprises, shocks, and intellectual assertions. Skepticism and/ or indignation might be the result in those truly shaken up. By 10 AM PDT the Moon opposes Chiron and it all hangs out: hurt, past nasties, criticism, nit-picking, and the chance that all concerned will split into ‘the rational’ (that’s their label) and ‘the dreamers’ (who name themselves as well). Bitterness is the result, as neither side understands (or cares to understand) the viewpoint of the other. Try to stay out of any between-group exchanges–those could get rough–with everything else, the best course might be to withhold active judgment and/ or to surround yourself with the like-minded, just for now. 2 PM PDT the Moon sextiles Venus, perhaps throwing us off our game with some sudden sweetness in life–just enjoy it. 10 PM PDT the Moon sextiles Mercury and quincunxes Juno; we may communicate with the goal of gaining our own empowerment, but almost inevitably, this may make others feel threatened. Be as non-assertive in your assertions as possible!
We’re looking at an interesting Finger of God right now, with base of Chiron-SN, apex hZeus. This suggests that past wounds may act to prevent realization of ambitions and desires at this time. Be as aware as possible of those ‘fingers from the past’ that may slip into the now, and hold us in place–knowing they’re there is the only way to be free of them.
16 June sees no new aspects come to exactitude; but of course, the Moon never rests. 1:30 AM PDT of the 16th the Moon sextiles Vesta, re-instilling our highest values through feeling and emotional perception. 9 AM PDT the Moon squares the Sun-Earth axis, bringing out emotional issues around life direction. This is a chance to see around what issues our emotional being is still having trouble with acceptance, or is signaling something we thought was okay is really unacceptable. There’s no easy way to tell the difference between the two, though for most the issue will be instantly recognizable. 1 PM PDT the Moon sextiles Ceres and squares Jupiter. This could manifest as taking the female/ anima/ or receptive side in some dispute, or we could find ourselves ‘taking our marbles and going home’, feeling that the social sphere is unsupportive. In any case, who holds what power will be the topic of the day, and someone is sure to have hurt feelings, when it’s all over. Void begins 2:27 PM Pacific time; the Moon enters Libra at 6:19 PM PDT.