Your birthday this year is accompanied by a rare New Moon, which denotes a new level of emotional maturity, and possibly an unprecedented sense of completeness within yourself. This is an achievement well worth celebrating with relish. It means you’ve come a step closer to perfecting that art which many people need a long time to master: that is, getting out of your own way. Now you have a much clearer path to your goals, and can move at greater speed.
– by Amy Elliott
If your Sun, Moon or rising sign is Virgo, You are heading into a most unusual solar year, set up to do the thing Virgo is designed for: integrate the elements of your being, find your direction and purpose, and act on it. Eric will lay it all out in your 2019-2020 Virgo Astrology Studio.
Written in the Planets
This morning’s Virgo New Moon is a special one: the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and the asteroid Juno (with a few other minor points and objects) are all lined up in early Virgo — loosely opposite Neptune in Pisces. Along with the New Moon itself (which is a conjunction of the Sun and Moon), Mercury and Juno also make an exact conjunction today. Normally, we think of New Moons as the quiet, internal part of the lunar cycle, and Full Moons as the ones about high-energy interpersonal situations.
Yet, while this event definitely has its internal facet, there’s a description here of the many ways we sometimes project our internal ‘stuff’ onto others — often as a way of avoiding dealing with ourselves. You might carefully notice today where your attention is drawn. Are you focused on ‘a relationship’ or on the experience of a partner?
Or do you feel able to guide your attention back to yourself: your present circumstances and vision for the future, your most immediate healing needs and growth challenges — as opposed to getting stuck in some story about the past? You might also consider any inner voices stirring up tension, given that Ceres in Sagittarius is square the New Moon. Which ones are the internalized voices of those who would hold you back, by insisting that you not change? Which ones are the echoes of teachers, mentors, and fellow adventurers-in-growth who might spur you on and inspire you to continue becoming all you’re capable of being? There are cycles ending, and cycles beginning currently. See each of them for what they are.
– by Amanda Painter
It is difficult to feel good these days; it’s challenging to focus on your growth and self-care, or even to relax. We are pulled out of ourselves constantly, and often distracted from our core purposes. IN THESE TIMES, the Planet Waves autumn reading, will help.