New Moon in Libra 2019 – Healing Alliances

The New Moon at 5 degrees of Libra on September 28th is bringing focus to partnerships and the pursuits of balance and harmony in areas that have been jumbled during the past few months. Venus is the ruling planet of the first decan of the sign in which this New Moon falls. This planet representing love and beauty is also transiting Libra, heightening the desire for peaceful exchanges and beautiful surroundings.

Venus reflects our inner value system and in Libra also poses the questions as to what our priorities are and how well they fit into our vision of the ideal relationship, vocation or environment. It’s not a quiz and the only wrong and right answers are the ones that one personally believes on a subconscious level. Why do we keep the objects that we keep? How much time and energy do we spend doing certain things and why? Why do we sustain the relationships in the ways that we do? Why do we want certain things but not other things? Also, why are some things more important to us than others?

There is also the great possibility that there is a choice between two options being presented during this time. Why would you choose one over the other? If you don’t choose the one you keep thinking about, asking about, wondering about, dreaming about and coming back to repeatedly you will probably always wonder what would have happened if you had taken that route.

With great emphasis in this area of the Zodiac there are a few significant life choices to make and profound truths to reveal. To withhold truth or refuse to act could lead to stalemate or explosion later down the line. These choices happen to involve other people and their opinions, emotions and choices. The middle way is being sought in order to even the scales and to achieve win-win situations. The realization of how our own personal actions and non-actions affect others and vice versa is also coming to bear.

Venus is making several aspects during this time. Her conjunction with Mercury brings grace and eloquence to speech. Her squares to Saturn, Pluto and the South Node indicate that there have been a lot of troubling emotions to overcome this past week. These may include doubt or more taboo emotions such as jealousy, greed, and rage. Also relevant are the fears of abandonment which can be dissolved when one grows a love of their own company and deeper levels of self-trust. A sextile to Jupiter in Sagittarius is a great source of cosmic beneficence in all of this. There is much to be grateful for and much more goodness on its way if we can make room for it first of all in our hearts and minds.

The New Moon is inconjunct Uranus in Taurus, another Venus-ruled sign. This indicates that an urge to break free from familiar molds and to explore new possibilities is very strong. Bold new directions will be taken with both finesse and undertones of “polite” rebellion. Libra is a sign that stands for whatever is fair and just in relationship and in the world at large. Although it is concerned with beauty it also values strength. This is a time when more people are pulling back just a little to take inventory of what’s working, not working and what is so completely out of whack that it begs for a major adjustment. The main alternative to adjustment is that whatever that thing is will fall apart sooner than later. For some this points to health issues, for others it’s financial, there are just so many matters that are being faced and reconciled.

The New Moon is in opposition to Chiron, the Wounded Healer which is currently Retrograde in Aries. Things could pan out a few different ways during the weekend but much will depend upon whether they are already in a state of breaking down or on their way to repair and wholeness. It’s possible that there could be bickering or sharp disagreements, but equally possible for existing tension to finally dissolve. In the case of failing relationships, jobs or other areas involving interaction with others, there is a ball that not only might drop but gets shattered to pieces, causing all parties to go their own ways having to start again from scratch with whatever they were trying to achieve. The question is who will be left behind with the burden of cleaning up the mess that everyone made.

On a happier note, there are many things coming into equilibrium and new forms of creative expression. We may be able to align ourselves with certain people, places or situations with much greater ease than was possible earlier this year. There is a joyful celebration of sorts. The intermingling involves the healing of past heartaches, wounds, and misunderstandings.

Mars in the late degrees of Virgo, trined by Pluto, is in conjunction with the New Moon in Libra, and this serves to amplify the themes of active participation in our own healing process or helping others to heal whether this means physically or emotionally. People will be able to hear each other out and make amends. They will be able to start again with a fresh clean slate. There will be less judgment and competition and more interest in cooperation, finding areas of similarity and compatibility. Some may become interested in embarking upon new business ventures with a friend or significant other.

One of the most difficult things to come to terms with right now are those things that we have absolutely no control over. These are the things that require patience, prudence, and simultaneously a bit of surrender to the unknown. Many outer circumstances cannot be changed by one person while their inner attitudes can. And a change of attitude can change so much about our experiences overall.

This New Moon marks the period of new commitments such as marriage and teamwork endeavors and meeting new kindred souls in general. This is not the best time to go at something alone but to find harmonious ways to be with others. Whatever your personal “extreme” happens to be in relationship, you may feel inspired to act the opposite way of that. If normally you hoard, it may be time to size down and give some things away. If people have been helping you out for awhile, it could be time to pay it forward. If normally you spend every penny you make, it’s the time to save. If normally you give but never allow yourself to receive, it’s time to accept what others wish to give to you with gratitude, knowing that you as receiver also benefit the giver. If you’re always a lone wolf who turns down social events, maybe it’s time to reach out or accept the invitation to parties or a blind date.

Libra is the sign that reminds us that all of life is based on some form of relationship or another, whether to nature, other human beings, or to the Divine. None of us is a complete island unto himself or herself. We breath the same air, live on the same earth. I will leave with a quote that has been floating through my mind for the past few days…

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” – Chief Seattle

 

Jupiter square Neptune and Seeing the Light

Jupiter’s final square to Neptune this year is culminating on September 21st. The worst of it has come to pass. Now there are many dreams, visions, illusions, secrets, truths and not-truths to sift through, with decisions to be made upon what to integrate and what to release. It should soon become easier to get to the root of problems whose causes were previously shrouded in mystery. Here are some of the positive results of the interplay of these two planetary energies:

  • Becoming inspired
  • Creative imagination
  • Profound spiritual insights
  • Seeing the “light” after a period of darkness or confusion

Saturn Direct and the Equinox

After four and a half months of Retrograde motion, Saturn turns Direct today at 14 degrees of Capricorn. Since April 29th, Saturn pushed the breaks on many different areas which made work, health, relationships and other projects extra challenging. We can all breathe a huge sigh of relief that several things are finally going to move forward again with increased energy and strength. The timing of Saturn’s stationing direct coincides with the Equinox which occurs on September 23rd. The current season is coming to an end while new beginnings are slowly surfacing.

Since the Great Taskmaster went Retrograde he has been conjunct the South Node which has placed a huge emphasis on the reworking of issues from the distant past and those dealing with government and family dynamics. These issues relate to hierarchy, foundations, career, authority, paternal figures, and the abuse of power. Some have dealt with scarcity, poverty or the loss of assets and property. Saturn’s Retrograde period also provided opportunities to release harmful habits and toxicity from our lives. That was the kind of toxicity that had been there for far too long and could have been deadly if left unchecked.

All year Saturn has been drawing into the conjunction with Pluto that is due on January 12th of 2020. The Plutonic influence is in part what has made some of the changes taking place increasingly painful and gut-wrenching for many people. Before foundations can be strengthened and secured, there are often areas that need to be demolished or purified to prepare for something that is going to be more sustainable.

Many of the world’s most widely circulated fabrications are becoming exposed for what they are. Empires built on slavery, lies and manipulation are beginning to crumble to dust. The old scare tactics used by greedy globalists are being revealed to the masses. And yet…like the hordes of hell, new fabrications have surged up to take the place of the old ones, more empires are being built. Alas, the cycle continues. Some awaken, struggle and push through the gates toward freedom, others remain in slumber. And so the legacy is passed on. Propaganda is a broken record that just keeps spinning.

Saturn has dipped into and out of the second decan of Capricorn since the beginning of the year. This area of the sign is influenced by Venus. The focus is forward again on clarifying our values, improving our skills, and giving our best to whatever we are doing with greater or more obvious payback than before. There will be much less interference overall. Saturn is not known only for being punitive but also for can also be rewarding to those who put their best foot forward and work diligently.

With the Sun in Libra, during first half of October it will enter into squares with both Saturn (October 7) and Pluto (October 14). This is a push toward getting clear with objectives and tackling some work that requires compromise and patience to accomplish.

As we get closer and closer to the Saturn and Pluto conjunction, it may be helpful to consult an expert in the field of study or area of necessity that we are being called toward. It’s time to buckle down and get serious about something that actually can’t be even be ignored or brushed to the side anymore. The house of your chart where Saturn and Pluto are transiting indicates the area of your life undergoing the most significant closures and reconstruction. This is the also the part of your life that is going to become more prominent in the years to come.

Check out the video I did a few months ago about some of what’s in store. In the last segment I offered a brief rundown of a few things to expect with Saturn/Pluto transits through the Houses.

Libra Season: Numerology Special

The season that highlights relationships is drawing near…
If you have been wondering any of the following questions, a Relationship Numbers reading could help bring clarity:
  • “Is he/she the right one for me?”
  • “Should I keep or break this bond”?
  • “How can we overcome these challenges?

A number can say so much that determines the overall tone, compatibility, and recurring themes of a relationship.

The primary number of any kind of relationship reveals its inherent challenges, gifts and potentials for growth. Many other numbers of significance indicate other aspects of the connection, and the combinations are unique.

My approach to Relationship Number readings includes traditional numerology, planetary symbols, the Destiny Card system and the study of the vibrational qualities of names. I take into consideration the birthdates and full birth names of those who are involved.

These readings are of course available year round but the special price is only being offered now.

Medical Astrology & September Health Horoscopes

This video is an intro to the concept of Medical Astrology and includes a brief sample reading. The horoscopes below for September are for entertainment purposes only.

^ Aries

You main health concerns if any this month involve unfinished business. There may be appointments you forgot to keep, or preventive measures that you feel called to make before engaging in some major social activities. Your immune system may be triggered and stressed. Some of you are struggling with unresolved feelings of guilt or regret over things from the recent and distant past. Don’t let these heavy feelings effect your overall mobility. Later this month you are more encouraged and your spirits uplifted by connections with loved ones. It’s your opportunity for a fresh new start in some way.

_ Taurus

Your month starts off with lots of social engagements and happy exchanges. You may be experiencing fatigue due to increased levels of responsibility in your life during the past couple of months. With Uranus in the early degrees of your sign many of you have been going through major changes over the past year and it has not been easy for you to adjust. There may also be recent injuries (including emotional) that you are still recovering from and your nerves could also be on edge. Take care of yourself and don’t push the envelope. It might be time to look around for a new healing practitioner or modality.

` Gemini

This is a positive month for Gemini health-wise, especially those that have been working toward improvements during the past few weeks. Energy levels are higher than usual, so travel and physical exercises are favored. The main areas to be cautious around are your connective tissues. Since you are brimming with energy you could easily make a wrong turn and sprain a muscle or overuse your muscles. Gemini also needs to watch out for alcohol and other drugs during this time which would slow you down in a bad way. Just pace yourself and say Yes to your vitality!

a Cancer

This is an adventurous month for Cancer! It’s like you’re on fire, you’ve come out of your shell and are moving around a lot more than usual. Just be careful for your back and hips and don’t move too fast. During the second half of September you may be tempted to overindulge in some way. Avoid overdoing it on the desserts and be careful not to overwhelm the delicate balance of your digestion. Enzymes, Swedish bitters and probiotics can be your best friends – but not taken all at once. A daily simple deep breathing technique could be life-changing for you.

b Leo

Many of you have had a build-up of tensions for awhile gathering in your back and upper neck area, which could be related to emotional or sexual frustrations. You will find relief after the Full Moon in Pisces passes. Be especially careful for your lungs over the next couple of weeks and make sure to stay hydrated. Leos need to do more stretching or some weight resistance training to get that circulation going. A massage could also work wonders. Be careful not to exhaust yourself with outer stimulation later this month. Conversations will be lightening up soon!

c Virgo

If you’ve been waiting for a deeper sort of commitment from someone the anticipation could be causing you some nervous anxiety. For some of you health is great and nothing new to complain about. You may be inspired to start up a new business or collaborative endeavor with a someone. That is fine but don’t limit yourself to one way of manifesting your desires. Areas of stress Virgos are experiencing are most likely around the lower back, kidneys, adrenals, sexual organs and possibly thyroid. There could be sleep disturbances or weird dreams. You may wish to check in with an herbalist.

d Libra

Libra folks have had a difficult year and especially the past couple of months. With both positive and negative extremes having captured your attention recently you may feel depleted and suffering from burn-out, allergies, asthma or a minor cold. Whatever it is shall soon come to pass. Hang in there and remember to get adequate water and leafy green vegetables into your diet. Avoid food and drinks that are very cold until you are feeling like yourself again. Teas and soups are ideal. You’ll most likely be in much better shape by the middle to end of this month.

e Scorpio

Scorpio you’ve had some interesting results around your health lately, almost like it’s been the subject of some experimentation. You’ve discovered more about what works and what doesn’t which is very useful for the future. Things seem well overall but you may need to give a bit more attention to some neglected areas later this month. Energy may begin to to rush up from your belly to your head area, giving the sensations of rising pressure or headaches. Some kind of cultivation practice such as Tai Qi or Qi Gong could be helpful in maintaining both physical and emotional equilibrium.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius you have been feeling kind of stuck and home-bound lately and it may have been getting your mood down. Whether you got hurt or had some other series of misfortunes you feel like it set you back in some ways but luckily the situation is going to shift pretty soon. If you’re working on weight management or some aspect of your digestion, less is more. See if you can simplify whatever you are doing because your difficulties may be stemming from too complex of a system to work with at this time. You could benefit from a new kind of health treatment you have never tried before.

g Capricorn

Capricorn your stresses lately have mostly been mental. You may be overthinking things and driving yourself a bit nuts. Some of you feel very lost and confused. You are using more energy than you realize so it’s important to make sure your body is receiving the proper nutrition for the amount of output and exertion you are engaged in. Perhaps a B-complex vitamin or foods rich in B vitamins could also help you. You feel so close and yet so far away to reaching a goal you’ve been focused on for awhile. Jogging is a great form of meditation to help get clear about your objectives.

h Aquarius

Aquarius your health is okay overall right now. Your main challenges relate to some stuck energy that you’re trying to move or push out of your system. You have taken on a lot more than your share of things to do and things to worry about so that’s why you might feel heavy in some ways. This will soon shift and your workload will become easier within a couple of weeks. There is some kind of health practice or exercise that you used to regularly engage in that you may feel called to resume. It may take to you out of your everyday routine and onto a journey to a faraway yet familiar place.

i Pisces

This is such a potent month for you Pisces! There is so much for you to process it might be overwhelming but also exciting and fun. You sense that your life is going to be changing or a new chapter beginning later this month with the New Moon in your 8th house. Between now and then you may feel like discarding as many things that stand in the way of this new beginning from your psyche and space as possible. Your health may be good but in any case you feel vulnerable. Don’t leave things up to fate. Use your abilities to create the perfect settings or nurturing that you know you deserve.

Full Moon in Pisces – Piercing the Veil of Illusions

There have been many fuzzy, gray areas to navigate this year and a lot of truths to uncover. It’s been difficult to see the forest for the trees, and to know who to trust as many things and people are not what or who they have claimed to be. That is all changing now.

A Full Moon at 21 degrees of Pisces occurs on September 13th, bringing with it fresh waves of energy, inspiration and clarity to places that have been stagnant, starving from a lack of light, and genuine love. In reference to nature itself this could be a lack of nutrients, water or care now being addressed or given. The Moon is in conjunction with Neptune, bringing up visions, longings and divine musings that have been buried in the busyness of hectic paced lives. The power of music and all artistic expression is pronounced in the days leading up to this. Music has long been known to grant access into even the most fiercely guarded hearts and aspects of the psyche. This is ever so true now, and a great time to pick up and instrument, sing or listen to the music that moves you the most.

This is one of the most dreamy, revelatory, Neptunian Moons we will have seen in quite a while. One reason in addition to it’s closeness to the Moon is that Neptune is very close to the Earth around this time (especially on the 9th and 10th). Neptune is Pisces’ ruling planet and is Retrograde, revealing much more than many care to know or know what to do with lately. When direct, Neptune can be all glittery, hearts and flowers on the surface, making it easier to maintain addictions and other unhealthy patterns. When its movement appears to go backward this planet helps to pierce and strip away at illusions rather than to become immersed within them. It tends to go after false ideas have been adhered to, particularly of a religious or spiritual nature but sometimes in connection with mass consciousness in general. Some have also linked Neptune Retrograde with religious persecution. Each person perceives this differently.

Neptune represents water and it’s in a water sign. As an archetype, Neptune has no boundaries but while Retrograde it’s showing us where boundaries are needed. It’s highlighting things that are dirty and clogged and need to be cleaned out. It’s reflecting back to us things we didn’t realize were clinging on to us or our property like leeches. Like an exorcism, the process of elimination and expulsion of “unholy” things, people and habits can be painful as hell, but liberating in the long run. Neptune may also indicate thirst, possibly on a physical level but likely on emotional and spiritual levels. This could be a time when that thirst is quenched.

Jupiter’s square with Neptune occurs for the third and last time this year on September 21st, closely coinciding with the Equinox which falls on the 23rd. The last two were on June 16th and January 13th. Both of these squaring planets co-rule the sign of Pisces, with Jupiter as the original ruler before Neptune was discovered. Jupiter also deals with religious and philosophical orientations, as well as the search for truth. It is the planet of adventure and encourages exploration of different faiths and ways of life. The tension between Jupiter in its own sign Sagittarius and Neptune in its own sign Pisces this year has challenged many world views and ideologies. It has tested our faith. It’s been disappointing in some ways, shocking in others. Betrayals have hit hard. It has shown the clashing of viewpoints and the grandiosity of claims. On a smaller scale it’s been exposing glass sold as diamonds, sand poured into salt shakers. There has been a lot of unscrupulous behavior bubbling beneath seemingly calm surfaces.

In addition there has been a surprising discovery of new tools, to be fashioned from old broken down parts that seemed useless before. Jupiter is the planet that encourages taking a bold stance, not necessarily in word but definitely in action. When one lives and walks in truth, they may be shunned but that inner truth will be their salvation. There is no need to prove this truth to the world with blazing colors or to gain and maintain a massive following, because it radiates as one’s living essence. People can throw rocks and flames at such a person all they want and it will only further fuel them on their mission and backfire on those who try to inflict harm.

There are a few planets intensifying this aspect this month: Mercury forming a T-square with Jupiter and Neptune this week, Venus forming a T-square with Jupiter and Neptune this week and the Sun and Mars forming T-squares with Jupiter and Neptune next week, right on the Full Moon in Pisces on the 13th. That’s a lot of T-squaring which means a lot of friction and nervous irritability going around, especially since these squares all involve mutable signs. But these squares indicate desire too – the desire for change, growth and healing. With amplified desires may come greater motivation and success.

The Full Moon’s sextile with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is great assistance to overcoming emotional entanglements and to experience true healing versus just another bandage over infected wounds.

Lilith the Black Moon in Pisces is something else to consider as a strong influence in all of this, as she entered Pisces in May and has been involved in Jupiter’s square to Neptune since August, but especially now. She represents the rejected aspect of the divine feminine. She is the villified Eve, the demon goddess, the whore of Babylon, the oracle and all other aspects of a female creator personified in mythology that for centuries has been projected onto all of womankind. Pisces is the final sign of the Zodiac and with the BML here, we can be sure to experience some potent endings around these types of projections and illusions that have affected women and people in general until she exits this sign at the end of January 2020. The BML is forming a trine to the North Node in Cancer which supports emotional purification and empowerment.

Pisces is not an aggressive sign but a sensitive one that is receptive to other dimensions and layers of consciousness. With the emphasis so great here and involving a strongly placed Neptune, we may find ourselves in the midst of a spiritual initiation of a sort. It is one that is helping to separate the wheat from the chaff, the truth from the lies, the real from the unreal. It invites all to take deep look into matters that have been hidden for a long time. Not all will want to see. There are choices to be made about whether old paradigms, religious hierarchies and addictions will be upheld and relied upon or there is willingness to step into the unknown. To be freed from bondage. Also, it means that anger and vice are just as much choices to fixate upon as the choice to develop skillfulness and compassion. Every choice made on this earth has its repercussions.