Sagittarius New Moon – November 2022

The New Moon on November 23rd is at 1 degree of Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is the sign of the seeker of the truth through books, religion, travel, higher learning and the courts.

The ruler of the new moon is Jupiter, which is now stationary in Pisces and about to go direct. When a planet is stationary, it has a lot more power! It’s as if the gas and the breaks are being pressed at the same time and the planet is revving. This gives it a great deal of power. In addition, the planet Jupiter brings expansion. The truth via all the various means is experiencing a push, a pull and a growth…. something has got to give!

Because the moon is in an early degree, it is making a trine to late degree Pisces planets and a square with early degree Pisces planets. It trines Jupiter and Neptune but squares Vesta all in Pisces. This creates a flow of energy with the expansion of the soul, spirituality, and religion but friction with commitments to any form of a true spiritual path.

With Jupiter about to go direct and to change signs within weeks, there may be more uncovered, revealed or understood in terms of our soul’s path. It’s going over old ground to determine what is worth carrying forward.

Hera is conjunct with this New Moon. Hera is the Greek version of Juno (a Roman goddess) and Isis (Egyptian). Astrologically, Hera represents marriage and childbirth. Hera’s husband was never faithful and so she also represents jealousy and score-keeping and an unfaithful spouse. This asteroid brings up the ideas of fairness and equality in relationships. In Sagittarius she has us focused on the truth and even the spiritual meaning of relationships and marriage.

Also, there is a Venus-Mercury conjunction within 10 degrees of the new moon, also in Sagittarius. These two bring us into communication to lovingly discuss and listen to new ideas and concepts with the purpose of searching for the “truth”

The Sabian symbol for the new moon is “The ocean covered with whitecaps”. This symbol speaks to the interplay between the waters and the winds. In general, the moon has an effect on the tides of the ocean, making the water swell or recede. The gravitational pull, the waters of emotion and the spirit of the wind combine at this new moon, rousing a deep stirring of the soul, a swelling of emotion and a call to bring all of it into balance.

New Moons are always a great time to set intentions. This new moon is a great time to set intentions for the spiritual purpose and connections related to love relationships.

Happy New Moon in Sagittarius!!

Virgo New Moon – August 27, 2022

The new moon in August is at 4 degrees of Virgo on Aug 27.

Virgo is about organization, routine and health. In order to do these things it uses categories, lists and the mind to plan. Sometimes guilt plays a part in the Virgo world, often as a motivator…. motivating us to clean up our rooms, go an a diet, plan out our lives. Virgo symbolized as a woman holding a shaft of wheat. Virgo interacts with plants, not so much as a gardener or a farmer, but as a doctor, herbalist, shaman, witch.

The Sabian Symbol for the new moon is a man dreaming of fairies. The sabian symbol speaks of becoming aware of earth elementals. Elementals are messengers and guardians of Gaia. Fairies, for instance are said to protect the forests. They provide help with their magic, giving us medicine in herbs and plants but they can also be tricky and mischievous and can deliver poisons. The elementals remind us that if we respect plants, their virtues can be allies, but if we disconnect or even have distain, they can be cruel and poisonous.

The new moon is squaring mars in Gemini exactly, giving the new moon an assertive, even aggressive edge. Mars in Gemini, the sign of communication can be a bit of a shit talker, may spread gossip, may lie (or misinform/disinform).

The ruler of mars is mercury. In the plant world, mercury is the plant teacher. Once it enters you, it becomes a part of you. Plant teachers can bring you into the depths and bring you back out, purging you of demons or bringing them into your life.

Also mercury is at 1 degree of Libra. The information will also come to us from close relationships, legal proceedings or mediations.

The new moon is also sextile Pallas. Any information we gather can help us to build a strategy for what’s next. The information will be synthesized into a mindmap and a future path.

The asteroid GongGong is at 5 degrees of Pisces, opposite the new moon. GongGong in Chinese mythology was a dragon and ruler of the world. It was responsible for floods and for the changing tilt of the earth. It’s energy is associated with cosmological disaster and environmental change. With this energy opposite the Virgo new moon we can expect metaphorical and actual floods. Dramatic polar shifts representing new directions… this may even mean starting over from scratch.

As always the new moon is a time for seeding new beginnings. Use the new moon energy to set intentions.

Happy New Moon

Cancer New Moon – June, 2022

Cancer New Moon – June 2022

The new moon on June 28th is at 7 degrees of Cancer. The cancer new moon gives us a chance to set intentions around family, traditions, home, and motherhood.

With the moon in Cancer squaring Jupiter in Aries, a conflict arises around overdoing things related to our sense of freedom and independence. Maybe we are trying to express our independence within our families and are overdoing it and ruffling feathers. Maybe we feel a need be mom, but also be free. Two countries that are ruled by Cancer are Canada having its birthday on July 1st and the US having its independence day on July 4th. A mix of tradition and patriotic ties with the roots of independence and freedom may lead to celebrations that are overdone or over the top!

The Sabian symbol for the new moon is “Rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade”. This symbol reminds us of various rabbits who take on human form. Bugs Bunny or the Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland… these rabbits act like humans. One acts the part, but may not completely know what it is to be a human. The other takes us down a rabbit hole… this Sabian symbol is all about challenging and learning about who we are, or who we are becoming. At first, we may be a little like Alice… sure of ourselves and our sense of reality. Alice’s over-the-top certainty is challenged through the experience, leading to a change of perspective and a changed sense of self.

The asteroid Child is also conjunct the new moon, putting a focus on children or the child within. And within three degrees of the new moon is the asteroid, Lilith. Lilith shows up in Hebrew mythology. Though was equal to Adam, Adam preferred instead that she submit to his authority. She refused and was tossed out of the garden of Eden. God felt sorry for Adam and his loneliness made a mate for Adam from his rib – which he named Eve. And Lilith lived banished from paradise, forever accused of being a seducer of men and a stealer or killer of babies.

The two energies of the asteroids child and Lilith bring up issues of the patriarchal feminine, the divine feminine and who she is in relation to men and children.

But as usual, we have help! Over with Jupiter is the asteroid Salacia “Salica is the Goddess of seawater who presided over the depths of the ocean. She was the wife and queen of Neptune, god of the sea and water. Salacia is represented as a beautiful nymph, crowned with seaweed, driving in a pearl shell chariot drawn by dolphins and seahorses. Salacia is the personification of the calm and sunlit aspect of the sea.” While the energy at the cancer new moon may bring out strong emotions around what it is to be a woman and a mother, Salicia helps to bring in calming higher frequency energy.

Use the new moon to set intentions for the divine feminine and how you see yourself evolving as a woman in a new definition of woman and mother.

Happy New Moon in Cancer!