On August 30th there is a major lineup of planets near the New Moon 6 degrees of Virgo, just following the Venus and Mars conjunction that occurred on the 24th. New Moons represent new beginnings but as this one draws near there is the definite sense that there is much coming to an end as well. A whole season is soon coming to an end, bringing much reflection on the ideas, learning experiences and gifts that it gave to us. With all the focus in Virgo there are places to go, people to see, and most of all there is work to be done to prepare for a new cycle and season. This is an earth sign ruled by Mercury which also touches the conjunction, in addition to the asteroid Juno. There is so much mental stimulation occurring and so many problems that people feel the need to solve all at once, regarding work, relationships, health and more.
Around this time you may also feel more introspective than usual, drawn to reading or doing odd little jobs that you normally wouldn’t get around to. Yet others may feel as though they have no choice but to to get moving or get down to business. This is about the kind of work that has been neglected for far too long and if put off any longer or there will be terrible consequences: “Somebody’s gotta do it…”
The Virgo New Moon and other planets are moving into a harmonious trine with Saturn in Capricorn which is helping to bring clarity and focus into various endeavors. Saturn’s conjunction to the South Node is still reminding everyone of the past so that the same mistakes are not repeated in the near future.
There is something very pressing about this New Moon as it makes a mutable T-square to Jupiter in Sagittarius and opposition to Neptune and the Black Moon Lilith in Pisces. Jupiter and Neptune highlight the ongoing push for truth and piercing the veil of illusions that has been in effect all year. There is continued exposure of the hypocrisy and lies upheld in the fields of religion, politics, big corporations as well as the masses who support them. The challenging aspect to Lilith indicates projections of a dark feminine or that the archetypal dark feminine has had to work in silence to process all of the filth of her environment and of the world at large. Negatively the internalized rage and results of heartache or abuse would implode and people would go into self-destruct mode. There is hope for many that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, which will come into view closer to the Equinox.
The New Moon forms a trine to Uranus which is Retrograde in Taurus. This is an aspect that welcomes change, and will effect our lives quite tangibly since it involves earth signs. The surprising element of Uranus has been in effect for over a week as Venus and Mars drew closer together in Virgo. It has brought many unusual things and experiences into many people’s orbits.
The build-up of this New Moon also signals endings that are represented by the Nine of Hearts which is the Card of Life that aligns with August 30th. For many people the endings involve to break-ups and divorce, or the death of close loved ones. Yet for others this card heralds blessed endings that even if emotionally uncomfortable turn out to be for the better in the long run. Following loss there is always gain. Nine is the number of completion and the Nine of Hearts represents Universal or Limitless Love. There is an aspect to this card that deals with forgiveness and letting go. It’s up to the individual to decipher where and how. Some aspect of relating to others is coming to a close to make way for a new one that will fill our hearts with joy. In other words, there is a spiritual rainbow on the other side of the storms that many of us are experiencing.