Saturday, August 27, 2011

Virgo New Moon - August 28/29, 2011

The Virgo New Moon certainly has a lot of great features. Plus, Mercury recently finished up a retrograde transit and Mars has ended the Out of Bounds transit. We feel like we're back in the driver's seat. The New Moon in Virgo highlights our attention to the details. If we have been lax in our performances at work, this New Moon should give us a good swift kick in the ... to get back on task and clean our environments up. Try not to become obsessive about perfection, but do take the time to find that critical piece that helps to demonstrate our best work. The New Moon is conjunct with Venus in Virgo adding a charming layer to the Virgo wit. The New Moon with Venus is trine to Jupiter in Taurus and also trine to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. The rest of the Lunar Living article will explain what we can do to maximize this New Moon's energies. Believe me, this Virgo New Moon is nowhere near as puritanical as the three women in the photo appear to be.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Aquarius Full Moon - August 13, 2011

Looks like everyone is feeling the Out of Bounds Mars this month. Add in the Cardinal T-square pattern and we can definitely feel the emotional distress that has surfaced. Just like Howard Beale in "Network," (1976) so many people are "... as mad as hell and ... not going to take this any more!"   The quote is the epitome of life imitating art imitating life. This Aquarius Full Moon is highlighting that frustration we are all feeling. Thankfully, the Universe is stepping in with some healing salve to help calm down the volatility of the emotions. There is a loose Cradle aspect that has formed from the opposition of the Mars and Pluto, adding a united front on either side of the Uranus powerpoint of the T-square. Chiron and Jupiter are working together as team players to try to tone down the frustration and add back in a sense of respect and responsibility.  Like Howard Beale, Jupiter and Chiron are letting it be known that it's simply not enough to sit on the sidelines and click our tongues at the senseless behavior. The Full Moon article at Lunar Living provides some timelines and suggestions for handling the energies over the next few days while the aspects from Chiron and Jupiter wrangle with the T-square. And a quick alert; this square aspect (approx 2 deg. orb) between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn could be just a taste of what's to come in the future. There will be seven exact (0 deg. orb) square-offs between these two planets starting June 24, 2012 until March 16, 2015.