Sabian Symbol: A Butterfly with a Third Wing on its Left Side
Keynote “The ability to develop, for inner strengthening, new modes of response to life’s situations”
In the archetypal language of Astrology the Moon defines what is instinctual, the part of us that naturally acts and reacts to our innermost needs without thought. Our intuitive response, feeling and emotionality and connectedness. Our physical Moon, in its orbit around the earth moves through each “sign” of the Zodiac for about 2 days, as it transforms itself through its phases from New to Full. New Moons are always energetic seed planting times in the sign, degree and aspects they make to the planets of our Solar System.
Events in life can rise up in the themes of the lunations. Some of us will feel these events very personally if our own Astrology is closely aspected. For others it will seem detached, as reflective only of the Zeitgeist of the time and no more.
This New Moon is personal for me, as it conjuncts my Midheaven degree exactly, one of the most important points of direction and destiny in our Natal Charts. This indicates an opening to a new direction, a beginning of something important having to do with what I am sharing with you all, as we are visible to the world in this part of the chart.
If you happen to have Planets or the Angles ( 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th) of your chart from 21-25 or so of the Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn- this New Moon can be an important new beginning for you too.
Many of us will be struggling around the New Moon. The Sun and Moon are opposing Mars reined by his Retrograde, Eris and Black Moon Lilith in Aries. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn also square the lunation- this is a contentious bunch. The Rebels and the “Man”
Squaring off against each other.. but we know this story already, having dealt with some of this all year. The key to navigating your way through now, is the theme of cool Libra. Equality, justice for all, fairness, mediation, and harmony.
Venus is the dispositor ( ruler) of the event, in Virgo she trines Jupiter. Venus offers the idea of focusing on something beautiful. Like art, nature, or even simply focusing on the simple things we can do to be well, to improve our response to life, or to inspire ourselves to go on, to adapt strength when we need it. To BE grace under pressure.
Like the Butterfly, we have been transformed and will continue to adjust as we stretch our wings and fly.
Where can you “gracefully” break free? Find where this new Moon falls in your chart and write down 5 New Moon wishes here. Of course you can write any wishes you desire now, but if you want a strong New Moon manifestation, find the planets and house where you have 23-24 Libra. Focus on this arena of life for the strongest impact.
Put the wishes aside, perhaps roll them up and tie with a string, put away in a drawer or even bury them in your garden.
Your intent and desire will draw what is yours to you now.
Gracefully yours, as I adapt to what is here, yet horizon gaze on the light at the end of the tunnel……
New Moon Blessings,