As I write this there has been a 6+ earthquake in Napa Valley area, which is in Northern California. Mother Earth is saying something quite strongly. It is quite interesting since California is a VIRGO sign. This past week has been quite chaotic for many of you including myself. There was an unexpected turn of events in my life which will make me consider a new direction on my path. Although I was a bit shocked I know it is a blessing in disguise and I am grateful. This was a time for karmic conditions to clear out as the New Moon approaches. This is a time to really look at what is in your life and what your new intention will be. It is time to take the first step to new horizons.
Lots of insecurity set in about relationships in the past few days which led to actions which may have been less than favorable. It is now time for you to put aside your differences in work, relationships, family and plan to regroup and relax. As the new week begins today the New Moon will show up tomorrow, Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:12am EDT, 7:12am PDT and 2:12pm GMT. The NEW MOON is in VIRGO at 2 degrees 18 minutes. It represents service to others and being detail-oriented/ organized. Where does it fall in your chart? It affects those of you who have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) in Virgo around 2 degrees. Those who are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces from 0 degrees -6 degrees of those signs will also feel it more intensely than others. The NEW MOON in VIRGO is opposed by Neptune in Pisces (6 degrees), the dreamy, cloudy planet. Will illusions mislead you or will you have wonderfully inspiring ideas?
The energy is still a bit sluggish although things will begin to shift once October shows up. Of course, then Mercury will go retrograde and that’s a whole different story. This is a gradual shift which may not come in a big energy burst. Have you have been impatient with the ongoing slow movement of this turning point? I know you have. You need to be persistent and stay in the moment at this time. This is about the NOW and the future will take care of itself. You will know when to act if you pay attention. If something in your life is coming to an end, then stop whining and believe in yourself. If it is an ending, let it go. Mine was an ending. I don’t care is my new thought pattern. Do you know why? Because life is what it is and nothing I can do will change it. Get it? Good. Think about the possibilities and then take the next step.
The sign of Virgo is the Virgin. Many say it is the Divine Feminine coming into play. The Virgin in the Catholic Church is the Virgin Mary. It is an archetype of the Great Mother. Virgo is about purity and it comes into play in this NEW MOON. Unconditional love is represented through the Divine Feminine. This is the time which tells you to be the best you can be and create. The New Moon is on the star Regulus which is about the return of the Goddess energy. So there you have 2 different frames of reference to the Feminine side of our lives. Patriarchal ways are beginning to disappear. Money and power are fading out slowly. Oh yes, but it is not an overnight occurrence. This is about manifesting something better in our world. Won’t it be outstanding if everyone in the world wakes up to truly see the amount of horrible suffering, abuse, wars and pillaging that has taken place? Soon it happens.
Virgo is everything about the mind, body and spirit. Do you give love and acceptance to yourself? As I said in my radio show Friday night, you have to love yourself before you love anyone else. Without self-love then how can love flow to you? Virgo says to take a walk in nature and to see the beauty and purity of the sky, the forests, and the oceans. It is a time for quieting your mind. How many of you can take your thoughts and put them on the shelf so that your feelings can come through? Notice whether you do that.
The NEW MOON in VIRGO is asking you to intend what is good for your next step. It says it is important to bring about self-awareness and ongoing growth. Do you use both sides of your brain? Why not? If you begin to do this then you can truly create healing within. This is important to do now. Your rational mind is a wonderful thing but it not good to use it without the creative intuitive side. It is about matter and spirit. It is about integration, wholeness and healing. It is a time to break free of any limitations. It is a time to place emphasis on spiritual rather than the material.
To top off the NEW MOON is the stifling Mars/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio. Oh drat. I smell a rat. This is Mr. No-Nonsense as they hang together. If you aren’t into following rules and regulations well, you can be undermined. Watch out. They are asking you to be self-disciplined and ride with this wave. Put all your effort into one thing at a time and forget all distractions. It wants you to harness its power to help you with the New Moon energy. It wants you to stay put, think about what is going on, ponder some more and go for a walk. Make no decisions yet. Either make the plans for the long-term project or take action now if your plans are ready to go. When you find something…invest yourself in it. Jump into it with both feet and arms and your whole self. This is the Scorpio way to begin anything. Be patient yet ready to roll if something turns up. By the way, watch for any anger or frustration that may show up.
If you can take that leap, do it. Some of you just hold fast and be in the moment as you look at the direction you wish to go in. I wish you well and send blessings to all. Thank you for reading. Any comments are appreciated. Until again. Love, Jan
How is your fear doing this week? Has it subsided? Are you hiding behind your door or locked away trembling? Last week the Boston Marathon was overtaken by calmness in the chaos that ensued. I saw no anger, no rage, and no real emotion from the people. I saw jackbooted thugs forcing themselves into homes looking for 1 individual. Lockdown for 1. Americans, wake up!! What am I missing here? Look at the pictures dear ones. Nothing is as it seems. The story changed every 2 minutes. Gee whiz!! And what about that runner who fell down and no one else did? You tell me what happened. I will say little about this but those who know what I am referring to are light years ahead. That is all I am going to say. One day soon the truth will emerge and many will be horrified (that is a very strong word) about the truth. Oh, by the way, I know most could care less but Fukushima is leaking in a big way. Does it matter? What path are you heading down, dear ones? Tell me another story.
This week brings in the beginning of an eclipse cycle which is quite intense and continues to build starting with the Mercury square Pluto aspect on this past Sunday the 21st. How did your discussion go? If you didn’t get to the root of the issue, then continue to dig. The energy is still present and you can have a breakthrough at the Full Moon if you really choose to do so. Of course, I suggest you bring a bit of humor into the discussion because it may get too darn serious at times. If things got a bit cool in your relationship over the last day or so, give credit to Venus opposing Saturn. Do you feel unloved? Let it be for it too will pass because Venus and Pluto have a great time on the April 24. Passion and more passion and what more can you ask for? Your relationship can be intense and deep. Drumroll please-the FULL MOON in SCORPIO is about to arrive and it does so with lots of drama since it is also a Lunar Eclipse. Yes, the Saros cycle is upon us. It begins with the Full Moon/ lunar eclipse and on May 9/10 there is Solar Eclipse and then on May 25th there is another lunar eclipse.
The FULL MOON in SCORPIO /Lunar Eclipse at 5 degrees 45’ appears in the sky on April 25, 2013 at 3:58 EDT. Is some kind of shake-up arriving, deep sexual passion, an annoying drama, or big surprises? Who is being betrayed? Sun in Taurus likes the simple pleasures in life and possessions; the Moon in Scorpio likes complexities and mysteries. Whatever it is that has been building up inside of you needs to be spoken, let out in some way. There needs to be a balance since that is what a full moon is about. How many of you have been stuck in a rut and do the same things day after day…too much work…too much play or maybe just all work and little play? BALANCE is needed most definitely. And since this is a Lunar Eclipse also, the focus is more apparent. If you have intimate inclinations and emotional expression which is lurking in the shadows, it HAS to come out. Expressing this is important in the next 2 weeks Are you going to say what you truly feel? Do you feel something lacking in your life? Are you positive that you have everything the way you intend? If not, then how will you address the lack? What are you choosing to ignore and pretend it doesn’t exist? Time for the hidden to emerge so there are no more secrets.
Where does this Full Moon/ Lunar Eclipse fall in your chart? If it is in the 5th house like it is in mine, then it may have to do with love or creativity. That is the area of your life where surprises occur or emotional needs are lacking and the awareness comes to you or you now have to address the issues. Old wounds can be reopened ready to be healed since it sits within a degree of my Chiron in Scorpio. Or if it is in the 11th house, it may have to do with groups to which you belong; The Sun”s house is where you will find a place to release any bondage that has bogged you down. And it may come through a group creative venture for those with it in the 11th. The Moon itself brings up the old habits and fears for healing. A deeper understanding may show up unexpectedly through the shock wave that occurs. The planets which this Full Moon in Scorpio aspects will possibly bring about a healing breakthrough. Most intensity will be with planets in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius between 2 and 10 degrees.
Sidenote-Is your relationship an ego thing or is it authentic? You tell me. Who is controlling you? Saturn is in the mix and that indicates some serious thinking and feeling like you just hit the wall. I hope not but it may feel like that anyway. It also says radical changes may be in the offing so pay attention. This is a necessary change whether you support it or not. Just go with it because it is trying to purge out the demons, the energy vampires, the controllers in your life. It could be in love, finances, everyday living, career, and/or partnerships. There are many other things that can be affected. Do it now. DETOX your life so at the New Moon in May you will have a readiness to leap wherever it takes you. A new path is emerging for many. Reminder -With Mars opposing Saturn the energy could be stuck for a bit. Just allow things to flow when they are ready.
Get out of the old paradigm already. Stop tuning into the trauma and drama of death. Scorpio does have the transformative power but it is not about disease. If I hear one more drug commercial I will throw up right now. Turn it off. Are you on track or are you hitched to big pharma? Leap off it already Write your own song instead of someone else’s. BE REAL!!!!! Be Authentic!!! The world as you knew it is fading and the Divine Feminine is coming in to balance the old patriarchal ways. Ancient structures are collapsing. Balance is needed between the masculine and feminine. It is a slow process yet comes in a fleeting moment. Stop RESISTING and LET GO already. Illusions are evaporating. Celebrate the new!!!!
Thank you for reading and thank you for you. Have a magnificent FULL MOON and upcoming weeks. Comments are always welcome. Many blessings. Until again. Love, Jan