The Northern Tetons ~ Mt. Moran
“Sky PhoenixSwan” photograph by Lyn Dalebout
My sincere apologies for posting late. Today’s New Moon/Solar Eclipse felt so momentous I sensed I had to experience my own shift via deep listening before I could report back to you. Our physical life here on Earth mirrors where our consciousness resides. That might entail traveling in various dimensions, being consumed with various thought forms, or obsessions, sports trivia, food enthusiasms. It’s all good. My own consciousness has been out exploring ‘deep time, deep space’ (as my wise young friend Heidi Paravati Christine defines it) while also wandering in the autumnal rainbow beauty, watching Grizzly cubs fattening up for the coming winter, as part of contemplating this important September eclipse.
Here’s a mini astronomy lesson. A Solar Eclipse always occurs at the New Moon. The Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and can cast physical shadows upon the Sun and the Earth. But this event also severs invisible but very real energetic ties. My colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza defines Solar eclipses this way: “They offer an opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or new way of participating in life.”
What a truly dynamic period we are entering with this New SolLunar cycle. We have the upcoming Eclipse cycles. The rare Jupiter/Neptune opposition, exact on the 16th, has been working on us for several weeks, and will continue to do so for the coming 6 years. Prioritize your creative life this week, making extra time for events, activities that call forth the contents of your imagination. This aspect it more dreamy than realistic. It’s time to dream big again. In addition, Mercury goes retrograde again on the 17th. We are entering another perfect storm of celestial influence that will pressure us further to trust and follow our inner compass, the truest guide.
Here’s a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza at lunarplanner:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, expressing a New Theme: A new theme emerges. A new idea, a new concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, a spontanious message, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen. A simple word or phrase may pop into your mind during this quite time describing the new lunar theme in a way that is unique to you, or perhaps a simple feeling or knowing will come over you. The ability to listen, honor and trust the inner is all that is required at this time. The ideal time to attune to your New Moon theme is exactly as the New Moon occurs, or at sunrise after the New Moon if the New Moon occurred during the night.”
Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Sat September 12:
Balsamic Moon: We complete this fading SolLunar cycle with the joyful, re-creating Leo Moon. Some cycles end in exhaustion, this one, thankfully, might complete with an impending feeling of a returning optimism as you are about to take a really really big leap of faith toward your dreams in the coming weeks. Celebrate yourself, your Light, your infinite creative Self today and in the coming month.
Sun September 13
New SolLunar Eclipse in sidereal Leo: This new SolLunar cycle begins in the last degrees of Leo, calling forth your creativity in vibrant new expressions. Repeating what I wrote above, here’s the influence a Solar Eclipse may have upon us. Solar Eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or a new way of participating in life.
Moon shifts to Virgo: By time today is over, the Moon leaves Leo and shifts into industrious Virgo and makes a conjunction with relational Juno, then the North Node of your future destiny. That means you may inadvertently yet synchronistically connect with an important soul mate, soul colleague as you navigate your day today. Or tonight, make space for some journaling time with your own true Self, exploring in conversation the deeper questions that you are pondering at this time. Deep space, deep time. The essence of wisdom.
Mon September 14
Moon in Virgo opposite Vesta in Pisces: I think of this aspect as clearing out layers of disorganization, even sloth, that have accumulated around you in the previous weeks. Sloth is a wonderful word as it sounds like what it is: reluctance to work or make an effort. You may be highly efficient and organized in some aspects of your life, but not so in others. Today’s a good day to tidy up some corner of your world.
Tue September 15
Mars enters sidereal Leo: This is a welcomed shift, in my opinion. Action-oriented Mars has been forced to be underwater as it transited through Cancer. Now this fiery planet re-enters a fire sign, this time Leo, which manifests as increased drama, new creative desires, surging passion. This alignment will be in play till early November 2015.
Moon/Mercury conjunction in Virgo: This once-monthly alignment naturally lends itself to obsessive cleaning and cleansing, and criticizing, all expressions of Virgo.
Wed September 16
Jupiter in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This once-every-six-years event ensures amped up creative inspiration and motivation and also helps to to shift our cultural awareness in more compassionate directions. Jupiter is a ruler of pop culture, is very progressive and positive, and Neptune rules the organ of our awakening collective Heart, which is still under construction, but heading in the right direction. This alignment occurs once, today, but will return in May 2016. That means these coming months can be a time of renewed inspiration. It’s time to follow up on dreams you once imagined could happen, then maybe unimagined them happening through fear or doubt. Yes, sadly, we are good at doing that. Don’t judge yourself harshly. Sometimes we just need to get better prepared to eventually follow through. This aspect launches a time of reawakening those dreams and following through on exciting new opportunities. As this aspect is more dreamy than focused, so prioritize taking time off from your ‘daily grind’ activities and spend more time pursuing your creative life, making extra time to pay attention to the contents of your imagination.
Thu September 17
Mercury goes retrograde in Virgo: This aspect happens midday and can manifest as glitches in communication systems, like the internet going down, or an electronic gadget going figmo (that means ‘haywire’ by the way). Mercury will be in retrograde mode until Oct 9. That just means this is a good three week period to be more reflective, perhaps re-evaluating some situation before making a final decision. It’s noteworthy that when Mercury heads back into direct motion, it will be aligned with the North Node of future directions. That says to me that this particular Mercury retrograde cycle will have a lot today with researching/pursuing options/organizing around our future goals and dreams, not so much about dredging up and healing the past. Isn’t that welcomed news? Haven’t we done enough of that of late?
Sun enters sidereal Virgo: This time of year, as the Sun enters Virgo, we naturally want to focus more on health, finishing up projects, discover a willingness to prune and discard that which no longer serves our higher good and greater health. Gyms, nutritional counselors, life coaches, hospital wellness programs, health food restaurants all tend to see increased business and returning clients.
Fri September 18
Moon in Scorpio square Mars in Leo: You might experience a big ouch today either in the form of a combative conversation, a sudden inner fury taking hold, or an intense desire to control a situation. That’s because the controlling Moon in Scorpio makes a very tense square to Mars in forthright, egotistical Leo. You simple can’t withhold your feelings any more, nor should you. But beware, it’s a red flag warning kind of day.
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: This serious and deeply probing aspect might bring a temporary cloud to your day or manifest as the need to stop outer activity so as to pay attention to what’s going on in your inner life. Kind of like a spiritual migraine. Cut the external stimulus and go within. Or some may want to stay firmly rooted in their current state of denial. So many options and ways to experience this challenging aspect! On a day like today, remember all astrological influences are like passing moods, temporary in the larger scheme of things. Today might also lead to a life-changing decision, if you will sound, and follow, your depths.
Sat September 19
Juno conjunct North Node in Virgo: This rare alignment shows up as important new relationships and partnerships of all kinds entering your life that will support you going forward. It also heralds a time when your current committed relationships long to explore new terrain. For some of you, this aspect gives you permission to break out of old relationships that have seen their day and need to be released. That can include the relationship you’ve have with yourself that might involve destructive patterns or negative beliefs. Virgo’s influence always supports greater health, using the power of our wisest discernment to know and trust what is in our best interests.
Moon in Scoprio square Jupiter/Neptune opposition: Square aspects often manifest as key turning points in our lives. This lunar one is fleeting, but no less important, as it acts as a trigger to the Jupiter/Neptune opposition I wrote about above. You are further guided to take a creative risk or leap of faith, perhaps financially, as Scorpio is often associated with money issues.
Sun September 20
Moon/Pallas Athene in Scorpio: The fast-moving Moon often functions like a portal or access point, like a door opening, to whatever planetary energy it is in alignment with. Today’s monthly activation of Pallas Athene, the asteroid of creative intelligence, strategy, wisdom, makes for a day that helps you understand the unfolding creative quilt of your life. What pieces might still be missing? What new colors make you feel more alive? This is a great day to create a new vision board of Self.