We are in the window of the new moon and solar eclipse in Virgo – exact on September 1 at 2:03AM PDT.
With sun and moon in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces, now is the perfect time to dream a new dream. For those of you that set intentions, the energy of this new moon is focused in the areas of physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health, and is good for setting long term goals. This new moon packs an extra punch because it coincides with a solar eclipse. The darkness of this particular night sky is especially deep, and our intentions are intensified. Eclipses are like doorways of awareness that open up, and often when they occur, things that have been hidden like are revealed. These can be actions, beliefs, desires, and even deceits, and the house where the eclipse falls in your chart can point the way toward where this might show up for you. This solar eclipse falls at 10 degrees Virgo.
The sun/moon opposition form a T square to Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius. Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius is asking us to take action toward what we believe in – do you know what you believe in? Are your actions and daily habits in line with what you believe? Is the work that you do day to day supporting or working against what you hold dear?
The energy this week is potent, intense, and somewhat unpredictable. See your way through any chaos that is arising by maintaining focus on a long term outcome that you wish to see. Step into the bigger picture, and dare to dream a new dream (see above!) and remind yourself that some of this mess is just noise. Take a cue from lovely Venus, which has recently entered Libra, and consider what will bring you feelings of harmony, balance, and cooperation.
Mercury is officially retrograde in Virgo, one of the signs that it rules. We can expect delays in forward movement for the next three weeks, so take this time to check the details of your endeavors.
PS: This forecast was delayed because I wrote it in another program and, for some reason, copy and paste was not working. I thought I was going to have to re-type the whole thing out again. No kidding! How’s that for an example of a Mercury retrograde quirk? smh ☺️
I have been running a eclipse season mini reading special promoted through my public Facebook page that has kept me away from this blog for a few weeks. Usually I post my full and new moon forecasts on both my Facebook page and on this blog, but recently I have missed a couple of repostings to this page. If you would like like to catch up on what you may have missed, you can find them here: https://www.facebook.com/avalonyoga/ I also post lunar energy forecasts there on a fairly regular and consistent basis.
Also, if you would like a mini reading, I am running a special for the eclipse season – $20 for a 20-30 minute reading with me where we will look at your natal chart and where the eclipses will be hitting it, as well as some upcoming transits you’ll be experiencing. The special is on for just a few more days, bookings made after August 31st will be at the regular price. If you’re interested in taking me up on this special, contact me through the email link on my Facebook page and we will set something up! I meet with folks that live in the Portland/Vancouver area in person on weekends, and with those that live out of area at 7:30PM Pacific Time via Skype.
Today, though, while the moon is in Cancer, we have a stellium in Virgo, and Mars and Saturn at the apex of a T square in Sagittarius…I am headed off the grid and into the woods for the day for some much needed connection to the birds, trees, and the river. I will respond to all messages later in the day on Sunday.
The Leo New Moon window is OPEN! Exact at 1:44PM PDT at 11 degrees Leo, the sun and make their monthly rendez-vous. How and where do you want to SHINE? It’s Leo time, and that means warm hearted and playful fun. Sun and moon form a harmonious trine to stern Saturn in truth seeking Sagittarius, lending a nice foundation to the intentions that we set for today, particularly intentions centered on your personal truth and what’s most important to you. Sun and moon are challenged by nebulous Neptune and the south node, conjuct in Pisces allowing any confusing energy to fall away into the darkness of the blank slate that the new moon brings us.
How will you express your heart this lunar cycle? What parts of you are ready to be dusted off and brought forward? Tune in to your heart and notice what makes it expand!
As an added bonus, a few hours before the new moon, Mars will move from Scorpio to Sagittarius, bringing the potential for a lightening of the heaviness and uncertainty that we may be seeing and feeling in the world today. Sagittarius is a seeker of ultimate truth, and is ready and willing to travel far and wide to get in touch with and understand that truth.
On the horizon, Mars is headed for a meet up with Saturn in Sagittarius, which could bring an intensity around what our boundaries are and whether or not they are being honored. Also, eclipse season is right around the corner, the first one being a lunar eclipse at the full moon in Aquarius, followed by a solar eclipse in Virgo, then another lunar eclipse in Pisces. Additionally, Mercury will station retrograde in Virgo on August 30th, and Jupiter will be changing signs (from Virgo to Libra) on September 9. Curious what this means for you? Send me a note, let’s set something up!
But for today, it’s time to relax into the gap of the lunar pause known as the new moon, and set your heart on manifesting your brightest, shiniest Leo life!
The Capricorn full moon window is OPEN!
Exact at 3:56PM PDT on Tuesday, July 19, in true Capricorn style, this foundation building full moon shows plenty of potential. A grand trine in the water signs connects warrior Mars in Scorpio the depths of truth seeking, wounded healer Chiron in the ocean of Pisces, and the sun in sensitive, security seeking Cancer. Moon in enterprising Capricorn forms a trine (harmonious aspect) to expansive Jupiter in grounded and practical Virgo, a sextile (harmonious aspect) to Mars in Scorpio, and a sextile to wounded healer Chiron in Pisces. Death and rebirth Pluto forms a trine to Jupiter in Virgo, and a sextile to dreamy Neptune in Pisces. Moon opposing sun both square change bringer Uranus in Aries and create a T square, and we have another T square with Jupiter in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces, both squaring Saturn – lord of karma – in wisdom seeking Sagittarius. Mars sextiles Jupiter, and trines harmony seeking Venus and mental Mercury in heart-centered Leo.
So much is happening in the world, we have all been impacted by it. We have been asked to take a look at our values and priorities and to assess how they are being supported or unsupported in the world at large. This full moon is an opportunity to look at what really matters to you, and if you are putting what matters to you the right ranking order in your list of priorities. Take a look at your daily actions and asses if those are in line with your priorities. It may be time to make some changes, and the first step is awareness. In what areas of your life are you experiencing tension and pressure? What is it that is out of alignment for you? And what are you willing to do about it? Sometimes all that is needed is a series of small adjustments, and others a grander change is called for.
What structure (Capricorn/moon) do you need to put in place in order to feel safe(Cancer/sun)?
Full moons can bring intense energy: Notice what arises within and around you. Notice what is “up” for you, and notice what is “up” for others and the world at large. Tap into the Capricorn gift of groundedness. Stay centered, move past ego and reaction and tap into the available energy to make the the changes that you need to make in order to feel more supported in the structure of your life. In the coming weeks, while the moon is waning, tap into that lunar energy and let go of what no longer supports you. Make space for your own evolution.
The Cancer New Moon window is open. Moon moved into Cancer at 6:20AM PDT on July 3, and will join the sun at 13 degrees Cancer at 4:01 AM PDT on Monday, July 4. Moon in Cancer is concerned with safety, security, and balancing care of others with care of self. Mercury, moon, sun and Venus are all in the sign of Cancer; thoughts, feelings, values, and activities that bring us vitality are all focused in the Cancerian areas mentioned above.
After weeks of tension created by a Grand Cross in the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, coupled with the end of Mars retrograde in the often shadowy depths of Scorpio, this weekend is a perfect time to carve out time for plenty self nurturing and self care, however that looks for you. Allow your fires to be re-stoked in preparation for the next lunar cycle. Spend time near water, if possible, and allow yourself to slow down and notice not only what you are feeling emotionally, but how you are feeling in your body. Honor what it is that you haven’t been paying attention to. Allow yourself go to inside the Cancer crab shell and find a deeper connection with yourself. Cardinal (leadership) water (emotions) themes are high with this new moon; follow it’s lead and find manifesting energies around heading in any new directions that you feel called to, and prepare to tap into new strengths. Keep these themes in mind when setting new moon intentions this month.
The grand cross and retrograde energies that we have been living through have been intense and revealing. Remember that we are still in the balsamic phase of the moon (the waning phase), and, according to moon lore, this is the time to let go of anything that you are ready to let go of.
Although Mars stationed direct on the 29th, this warrior planet is still at a standstill. Use this time wisely to examine anger, either your own or the anger of those around you, and how you either express it or don’t, and if that mode of approaching anger is working for you or not. Anger, used positively, is fuel for action and making needed changes to bring yourself and your surroundings into greater alignment.
I spent the past four days off the grid at a lovely lodge in the woods along the Columbia River Gorge. It was a perfect way to prepare for the energies of the changing of the seasons…
Full moon and Summer Solstice Window is OPEN
Monday morning June 20th at 4:02AM PDT we will experience our second full moon in Sagittarius this year. The first Sag full moon was on May 21st at 1 degree 14, and this full moon falls at 29 degrees 32. There are 30 degrees in each zodiacal “slice” of the zodiac pie, so this full moon falls at the end of the Sagittarius slice, just before the moon moves into Capricorn. This full moon is about COMPLETION and RELEASE. It’s time to let go of something you’ve been holding onto that is holding you back, and take it from one who knows: It’s best to let go rather than wait for something outdated to be ripped from you.
Changing energy is the underlying theme of the day.
The Grand Cross in the mutable signs that has been in effect for the past month is still in place and pulling us in all directions at once, testing our resolve and testing what it is we think we stand for and who we are. Sun and moon are at both shining bright and are at peak power at this time. Emotions are likely to run high and words could be misdirected, however, “the stars” are never an excuse for rash behavior and cruel words.
The summer solstice is the moment that the sun enters the sign of Cancer, and this will occur a little less than 12 hours after the full moon. Cancer is a cardinal sign, meaning that it leads the way into a season, much like Libra leads us into Fall, Capricorn leads us into Winter, and Aries led us into Spring. Seeds planted earlier in the year are taking root now, but are still in need of careful tending. Moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn today, adding the the changing energy of the day. So we have: Sun changing from Gemini to Cancer, Moon changing from Sagittarius to Capricorn, a mutable Grand Cross.. Plus Moon forms a harmonious relationship with Uranus – the planet of sudden, electric CHANGE.
So again, if there is something that you have been holding onto that belongs in the past, LET GO. It’s time to move forward. You were destined for this growth.
“Your vibe attracts your tribe.”
Do you believe that? I do. But even as our tribe increases, day to day we still have to deal with people who do not “vibe” with us. The are not part of our tribe. We do not feel at home with them, we don’t feel seen, we don’t feel heard, we don’t feel safe.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget that there is nothing wrong with me when I have an interaction with someone who doesn’t “get” me. Sometimes I have a lot of these in succession. I would love it if we all loved each other, but we don’t, not yet, and we don’t have to. I am not for everyone, and not everyone is for me.
But we can still be kind, even if we don’t understand or can’t imagine where someone is coming from. We can always be kind.
And, after we have spent time with people who don’t get us, we can return to our tribe and remember that we are seen, we are heard, we are understood.
We are whole.