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The New Moon occurs at 8:02 AM Pacific standard time at 15 Scorpio 11. If we keep orbs trim (as we must–this isn’t a natal chart) we see Luna forming only two aspects, a trine to Neptune and a quindecile (165 degrees) to Uranus, this latter posited at the crisis point of 29 degrees. It’s a New Moon that has us creating from the emotional ashes (Scorpio Moon) under intense stress or pressure, but this time around we must look to the other aspects in effect to know the background against which the New Moon new starts rise.
The trine to Neptune, sitting in its own sign of Pisces, speaks of a deep Cosmic connection, inspiration and creative energy easily channeled, accessed, or dreamed (two of Pisces favored methods). The quindecile to Uranus says that the New Moon beginning may present personal difficulties, or make for a hard time as the individual tries to integrate into the group. Sudden events, surprises, shocks, impulsivity are all likely in service to Higher Mind goals–so accept and deal with what comes forward as if it’s to your benefit, no matter how it appears in the moment. For a scant few, this New Moon brings circumstances of complete deception, a scenario where fantasy is accepted wholeheartedly as fact–but surrounding dissonance, and the resonance of the current Grand Sextile, will offer plenty of clues that the fantastical scenario is illusion, rather than reality, if those individuals will only listen.
There’s also a conjunction of Pluto and Vesta, suggesting that the energy for regeneration, transformation, or re-birth arises from what we honor; we dedicate our energy, and thereby tap into the breadth of power we can, at optimum operating moments, find is ours. Chiron quincunxes Ceres=again, questions of effective power manifestation, this time with our own wounds as the biggest obstacle. Jupiter quincunxes Uranus, once more highlighting the relationship between the individual and the social order, and requiring adjustment, like it or not. And Mercury noviles Ceres, suggesting that mental acuity is reached by attuning to our most ‘natural’ Self, to those roles where we hold and exercise power. This last is a ‘glove to hand’ aspect, most usable in those areas where we rightly embrace our own authority (and useless should we try to claim authority we don’t actually hold!)
The Grand Sextile, normally a configuration of grace and a smooth interlocking of energies, is this time signalling a kind of maximum point, a set of related energy flows that for a brief time form a kind of net expressing what must be dealt with, worked through, what can no longer hold its present shape. This is shown by the very late or very early degree of the placements, suggesting huge stresses that have pushed this potential into being. Jupiter and the Nodal axis are at 29 degrees, telling us that the facts and/ or the social order, in terms of the direction it’s headed, are at a breaking point (but we didn’t need astrology to tell us that, did we?) Chiron and Juno are at 28 and 27 respectively; hurt and power expression could go farther, be more extreme, but they are certainly ripe to be handled. Pallas is at 1 Libra, and may, as latest figure in the config, tell us where this is all ultimately going: toward something wise, more practical, that is cooperative in the sense of considering all parties–so not such a bad outcome, after all that tension.
The Sabian for this New Moon needs no explanation, ‘A Girl’s Face Breaking Into A Smile’ This New Moon brings relief, of one kind or another, and vast new creative potentials, if we can get out of our own way and bring them forward.
Happy New Moon!
Hi Julie, just a quick question, given that Uranus is also at 29′ of a sign, may this add an extra dynamic to the aspect between Jupiter and the Nodes? I only ask because i have Saturn at 29 Cap and my own nodal axis (although not directly affected obviously) is a 29 leo/aquarius axis…its a sensation of thrust or when push comes to shove, not in a negative way, more like when that final push comes after many long hours of labour when you dont feel you have any more to give lol! I have been challenged by many “ghosts from the past” trying to give rise to themselves again of late (Hallows eve is great in that way lol!) however, where as I usually can make sense of what I am feeling in relation to what is happening, it feels like a newborn or new life, formerly unknown, you dont know what you will be given, but it doesnt matter so long as its all well and good,,, but its unknown so its very easy for it to become a fear driven response, when one has suffered a crisis of faith along the way as I have and although restored, it is always tested, soooooo just trying to make sense of what I actually can hahahaha 😉
So true, that not knowing the source of some feeling can lead it in the direction of fear–but asking questions always helps sort that out. What you have to remember is that how transits are contacting your personal natal scenario overrides anything generally happening. As already mentioned, transiting Jupiter trines the NN and quincunxes Uranus–but it’s likely Jupiter’s square to your own Nodes that you’re feeling, along with the SN conjunction to your Saturn–there are your “ghosts from the past”! As well, if I’m seeing this right, your NN is trined by Uranus–so the sudden, unexpected, the original, or the radical are likely indeed testing your faith–just not quite as the situation is presenting to the rest of us. The newborn sense is probably a reflection of so many transiting energies (and ones that affect your chart) at stressful 29 degrees–an ‘endings are beginnings’ sensation. Happy New Moon, Debbie!
Thank you Julie, I hear you, that does make sense. I also realised, somewhat slower on the uptake than usual that the NM in my 1st was directly opposit natal Venus conjunct Vesta/Ceres, in 7th thus prompting me to push myself to be in more pure wholesome relationships, that genuinely values & appreciates the art of the feminine, as equal in its own way, which has been noticeably scarce in my past relationships, so indeed fearing that wont be possible rather than believing it is possible? Anyway, I thank you for your generous response, much appreciated.
You’re welcome. Good analysis of the NM opp aspect. With Venus-Ceres in 7th, you may always be balancing the power situation between yourself and others–and this NM may help, making your own needs and role even more clear. Good luck!
Hi Julie! Welcome 5G I guess. This is my solar return day at 15 Scorpio so am I going to get 6 months to a year of today’s energy? If so, geesh. I feel really lost in translation. 💕Donna D
Hi Donna! Happy Solar Return! I would look at a New Moon on a Solar Return as a fresh emotional start, as well as the beginning of a new ‘cycle’ of events (seeing the Moon’s movement as indicative of events and the passage of time)–and possibly as you choosing a new approach to Soul fulfillment–so maybe taking a big, new course in your life, aiming at a whole new set of goals.