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