Virgo Full Moon – February 24, 2024

The Virgo Full Moon is on February 24th. It’s at 5 degrees of Virgo! We may feel a strong desire to organize our lives and to de-clutter or destroy what is no longer necessary. Virgo represents details, organization, analysis, routines, health care or self-care. At this full moon, we are encouraged to remove the things from our lives that are not helpful. The full moon is a time of illumination and completion. It’s a time to release what no longer serves us, clearing the way to allow us to manifest our desires.

The moon is conjunct transpluto Isis. Transputo Isis represents transformation, healing and rebirth. Isis was a powerful goddess known for her magic and wisdom. She was also strongly linked to Virgo. The constellation of Virgo is represented by a goddess holding an ear of wheat, symbolizing fertility and abundance. In ancient astrology, Virgo was also called the Furrow. A furrow is a long deep wedge created in the land making it ready for planting seeds and creating the right conditions for fertility. Her conjunction with the moon further emphasizes the need to clear away so that we can make the soil of our lives ready and fertile.

The Sun opposite the moon is conjunct Saturn, Mercury and the dwarf planet Gonggong. Saturn in Pisces brings structure to all that is hidden in our subconscious, to our spiritual connection and our dreams. We feel motivated to bring heaven to earth but may struggle to balance practicality with our vision and purpose. Our goal with Saturn in Pisces is to create boundaries around ourselves and those dreams, visions and purpose. Mercury has now joined the Sun and Saturn in Pisces, and this can bring us into a deep connection with our intuition and higher truths, however, doubt and other depressive thoughts can also creep in. Our dreams are big, but we can feel overwhelmed by the road in front of us or we feel doubts about the reality of them being realized.

The Sun is also conjunct dwarf planet Gonggong. According to Chinese folklore, Gong Gong was a water god who caused devastating floods by smashing his head against Mount Buzhou. A dragon, Gonggong is described as having a copper human head with an iron forehead, red hair, and the body of a serpent. Gong Gong is the symbol of chaos and destruction and his collision with Earth was described as causing the Earth to tilt on its axis. Gonggongs conjunction with the Sun, Saturn and Mercury suggest that there may be destruction within our lives, thoughts and structures beyond our control. It may also suggest that we are creating destruction and in so doing throwing our lives a little off-kilter.

In some versions of the myth, Gong Gong’s actions were out of desperation to save his people from a drought. Gonggong is not just about chaos and destruction, but also about sacrifice and the lengths we go to for humanity. This reminds us that we can have compassion for the wrecking ball that may be going through our lives right now, as it is meant to save us.

Interestingly, in the myth, the Goddess Nuwa comes in the save the day. She chops off a leg of a turtle and uses it to hold up the pillars of the heavens and in so doing stops the flood and destruction. Her part of the myth points us back to Isis, who can be said to be her Egyptian counterpart. Like Nuwa, Isis also could reconstruct and resurrect and she reminds us that even as we experience the destruction of the structures in our lives, we can know that we are supported in and through our deep transformations.

The Virgo moon is also helped out with an optimistic trine to Jupiter in Taurus. Jupiter in Taurus encourages us to focus on our values and material possessions and to create a solid foundation for the future. It asks us to connect with the earth on a deeper level and to build a life that is both fulfilling and sustainable. It should be noted that Jupiter is squaring Venus and Mars which can cause us to lack discipline and lose interest quickly. It can make us more impulsive and prone to conflicts in our relationships, while at the same time overly optimistic or unrealistic when it comes to the things we love. Use the Virgo moon energy to temper any of these imbalances. If we combine the earth energies of the Virgo and Taurus, we can temper these impulses with practicality and moderation.  We can balance the stability, optimism and innovation we need to realize our dreams.

The Sabian symbol for the moon is “a merry-go-round” It encourages us to embrace transformation and evolution in our lives. The merry-go-round represents the cyclical nature of life and the need for us to go with the flow. Just like a merry-go-round, life has its ups and downs. If you are fearful you will feel like life is spinning out of control, but if you embrace the merry-go-round of life and trust in the process of growth and transformation it can be enjoyable.

Happy Full Moon in Virgo!


Aquarius New Moon – Feb 9, 2024

New Moon in Aquarius

The New Moon on February 9th is at 20 degrees of Aquarius. Aquarius is associated with humanity, innovation, technology, rebelliousness, disruption, computers, technology, networks and groups, electricity, all things unique or weird, philosophers, inventors, and freedom. The symbol of the jar pouring out water represents the technology of water, spirit, and intellect. At this new moon, we can set intentions around any of these areas!

The new moon is square to Uranus in Taurus suggesting that there could be some sudden developments or breakthroughs. For example, since Uranus is in Taurus, these sudden developments will likely have to do with money, security, and agriculture. You may find that you have a windfall or that you suddenly have unexpected financial burdens. This may also affect food and/or food security. Farmers may revolt (or revolt more!). Groups may come together with innovative ideas or technologies in any of these areas. Don’t be surprised

to see technologies that disrupt or innovations that change all that we know about finance, food, and security.

The New Moon is sextile to Chiron which is at the north node in Aries. Despite anything negative, we will experience healing related to any wounds around self-expression and our sense of freedom. Any changes will highlight ‘who we are now’ or ‘who we are choosing to be’. Chiron is finally meeting up with the North Node and the illumination from the New Moon helps to direct us on a new path; A path connected with purpose and destiny.

The traditional ruler of the New Moon is Saturn in Pisces connecting us deeply to the water element of Uranus. The electricity, currents, and spirit; we can tap into the technology that exists within them both now and as yet unknown.

The modern ruler of the New Moon Uranus is Taurus. This gives strength to any innovations, revolutions, and radical changes happening in finance, agriculture, and security.

The New Moon is also conjunct with the asteroid Orpheus. According to legend, Orpheus was “a renowned poet, musician, and prophet from Thrace who could charm and influence all living things, even stone itself, through his musical abilities”. He was said to be the “greatest musician and poet to have ever lived”.

Orpheus’s connection with the magic of music reminds us of the power of sound and vibration. A powerful way to use the energy of the New Moon would be to connect with water, leylines, standing stones, and any natural setting that uses the technology of the vibration of music and song to connect it with our intentions. In the story of Jason and the Argonauts, Orpheus accompanied the warriors on a mission to retrieve the golden fleece. While at sea they encountered Sirens known to enchant sailors to their demise. Though not a soldier with weapons and armor, Orpheus uses his musical charm to drown out the sirens allowing the sailors to pass through the sea unharmed. This story points to the power of music, particularly in connection with water.

Orpheus is also connected with grief, loss of faith, and guilt. In another story, Orpheus loses his wife to a snake bite. To get her back, he uses his music to charm his way into the underworld. There he meets with Hades and Persephone and they are so moved by his love for his wife that they grant her permission to return with him to the land of the living. The only condition is that on their way Orpheus cannot look back. Worried that she is not behind him on the way, he looks back and watches as she is pulled back into the underworld. We can use the energy of the New Moon to examine and process our grief and make breakthroughs in areas where we lack faith. Where have we broken the flow of energy because of a lack of faith?

Orpheus was also related to a cult of belief. Orpheus is said to have learned about life and death in his descent to the underworld. Not much is known about this belief system, but what is known is that they believed in original sin and reincarnation. In Orphic belief, we are destined to return to the land of the living 10 times before being able to end the cycle of reincarnation. Through Orphic practices which seemed to include refraining from drinking from the river of forgetfulness and drinking instead from the river of memory during our return to life, we can shorten the cycle of reincarnation. Perhaps the basis for this belief system was a hope that Orpheus could be reunited with his wife and love…. Whatever the motivation, Orpheus is also connected with transforming the soul to end “samsara”

Ultimately Orpheus in Aquarius is connected with energy in various ways – With the energy and power of sound and vibration; with the energy of our being, transforming it in the pursuit of reconnecting with the source of love; and with the energy that stands in the way of our desires through loss of faith, guilt and our forgetfulness of our nature.

The Sabian symbol for the New Moon is “A woman disappointed and disillusioned courageously faces a seemingly empty life” This points to facing disappointment, loss of faith, and the transformation of emotions.

Happy New Moon in Aquarius!

Full Moon in Leo – January 25, 2024

Full moon in Leo

The full moon in Leo is on January 25. Leo is about creativity, fun, children, our inner child and self-expression.

The Moon is opposite the Sun, which is still conjunct pluto. We see glimpses of the transformation that is yet to come. A.I., our rights and freedoms, our role in the collective, and our relationship with energy including the energy of spirit are all set to transform. We may feel intimidated, or even frightened by the changes that we see on the horizon. We are bringing something to culmination so that we can step into that transformative future. At this full moon we need to accept that a part of our self expression needs to die. This is not a bad thing. One door needs to shut before we can enter the next. Draw ceremony to give honour to this aspect of ourselves.

The moon is square Jupiter in Taurus, so we are needing to be careful that we do not overextend ourselves or go over the top. This includes tempering our emotions and celebrations. It won’t be the worst if you do. You just might face an embarrassing moment or an emotional hangover.

The full moon is conjunct to asteroids, Memoria and Cyllarus

Cyllarus seems to signify pride in oneself; your identity or background, which can be good or bad, depending on how express it. For instance, if you think that you are better than others because of your upbringing or pedigree, you will come across as boastful, and egotistical and that is not positive, however, if you have pride in who you are in terms of your person development or even performance, that can be the meeting ground for celebration and community.

With Memoria, related to memories, also with the moon, We are looking back and remembering where we were, and how far we’ve come. We might spend time looking at old pictures, or re-reading things we have written, or reviewing project we started long ago. Our first blog post or those the pre workout journey photos. Take pride in how far you have come. Take pride, yet be humble. We have reached maturity or mastery and for that we can be proud.

The Sabian symbol for this new moon is an old fashion woman and an up-to-date girl. There is a part of us that is appreciating what has stood the test of time, what has brought us wisdom and experience, but we are also ready for fresh new energy.

Happy Full Moon in Leo!