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!


New Moon in Gemini – May 30, 2022

The new moon is on May 30th at 9 degrees of Gemini. The Sabian symbol for the new moon is “Aeroplane, after a nose-dive, rights itself gracefully.”

Did you read the story about the passenger who landed a small plane after the pilot passed out and the plane did a nosedive? The Sabian symbol for this new moon calls on us to access some of the qualities that passenger expressed. We are asked to be calm and consider what needs to be done to get ourselves out of situations that may feel, or actually be, out of control.

Gemini rules travel, communication (from letter writing to satellite phones), vehicles (cars, planes, bikes) and learning, especially in primary school or through the new media. It also rules siblings and close relatives. At this new moon, we can set intentions for any or all of these areas.

The moon is ruled by mercury, which is currently retrograde. Mercury is set to go direct in a couple of days on June 2nd. But since Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, this gives us a chance to review how we think and learn about Taurus-related issues. Hot Taurus topics include finances – this may be a good time to review your balance sheet or budget and set intentions around money and/or savings. Taurus also rules farming or gardening. Review and set intentions for your creation of a hydroponic wall, biodynamic gardening or permaculture. Do you have a plan for food security? If you don’t, now may be a good time to learn and put something in place.

The moon is sextile Mars and Jupiter, which are currently conjunct in Aries. Mars and Jupiter conjunct in Aries is high, get up and go energy. Jupiter recently moved into Aries, expanding the energy for freedom and adventure, but also for cutting through and getting to the truth of matters. The New Moon sextile this energy will help you to cut through the fog and confusion that has been lingering since the previous transit of Jupiter through Pisces. If you take the time to curiously review all information, Mars and Jupiter will help you to see where others were deceiving you, and also where you were deceiving yourself. With this clarity, the energy of the new moon will help you to set intentions for course correction.

The new moon is also sextile Chiron in Aries allowing us to also review and set intentions around our self-expression. Aries has been experiencing a considerable amount of wounding… things that have required us to be assertive and courageous have been riddled with problems. During the pandemic, everything from risky adventures to entrepreneurial activities was discouraged. For the independence seeker, this was restricted, for the start-up to small business, this was devastating, for those who like to exercise and play sports, this was depressing. But now with Jupiter in Aries and Chiron at 15 degrees – midway through its Aries transit, we have the opportunity to move from wounding into healing. This new moon is a great time to put together a plan for patching your business venture, restarting your exercise plan, and planning your freedom pilgrimage!

The only asteroid in the mix at the new moon is Juno, which is squaring it. We need to rely on ourselves. Leaning too much on our relationships may be a source of disappointment!

Happy New Moon in Gemini