Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo, January 20, 2019

The first hint of fresh air comes on the fiery Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 00° 52′ Leo on 20 January 2019, 09:17 PM PST. The Sun has reached airy Aquarius, finally giving us a full time presence in an air sign again. There is plenty of fire with the Leo Moon, Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius plus Mars and Uranus in Aries. All of this adds up to the possibility of expanding our horizons and being able to visualize future directions.

A dynamic T-Square between the Leo Moon, Aquarius Sun and Uranus in Aries invigorates the atmosphere. This is one of those ‘by the numbers’ squares with all the planets involved in harmonious signs. Aries and Leo are both fire signs plus Uranus rules quirky Aquarius, so the energies of these three planets blend nicely. The Aquarius Sun brings objectivity and innovative thinking while the Leo Moon provides warmth and creativity with Uranus in Aries encouraging independent action. Cardinal fire (Aries) is the dominant energy of this lunation, supporting self starters everywhere.

A source of dissension may come from a waning Mercury-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn widely square Uranus in Aries. Mercury-Pluto in Capricorn can be obsessed with staying in control at all costs and will tend to see any type of change that encourages freedom of choice as a threat. As individuals it wouldn’t hurt to seek to remain as neutral as possible for now. However we may see plenty of bizarre, obsessive, controlling behaviors in the news.

The really challenging configuration in this chart is an odd trapezoid with a trine between Venus-Jupiter in Sagittarius and Mars in Aries as the base. The top is a sextile between Saturn in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces with semi-sextiles forming the sides. We can’t overlook the two internal squares, one between Mars in Aries and Saturn, the other between Venus-Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. This pits fiery enthusiasm for future endeavors against compassionate conservatism at its best . . . both very positive things. The fiery side is going to be very impatient, anxious to chase impossible dreams while the earth-water pair seeks pragmatic but caring solutions. It may take some creative thinking but we can certainly practice being practical during moments of irrational exuberance. This is the type of dissonant energy that can produce great works of art.

Full Moons can be emotionally stressful and lunar eclipses even more so, making this the perfect time to practice kindness, tolerance and patience. Capricorn season was weighted heavily toward earth and water this year, so this first real taste of fire and air can be intoxicating. However not all that is tried and true needs to be tossed out in our pursuit of something new and exciting. Enjoy the warm, fizzy atmosphere but keep one foot firmly on the ground.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

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New Moon Solar Eclipse, January 5, 2019

The first lunation of 2019 has quite a cardinal punch to it with Saturn and Pluto conjoining the New Moon Solar Eclipse at 15° 25′ Capricorn on 5 January 2019, 05:28 PM PST. As long as we color within the lines and follow the rules, this is terrific energy for outlining goals for the coming year.

The key to working with Capricorn and Saturn is to behave with maturity. Whining, procrastinating or throwing temper tantrums will not be rewarded. We need to accept the need for delayed gratification and plan accordingly. This New Moon in Capricorn is a great opportunity to practice goal setting with all the necessary steps we need to take to reach those. Thankfully, Neptune in Pisces is sextile the Capricorn luminaries and Saturn which softens Capricorn’s more hard nose approach. If we’re willing to admit we’ve made a mistake and learn from it, we’ll should be able to make good progress.

The tendency to strike out verbally is high now due to a Mercury-Mars square in the cardinal signs. Mercury is now in controlled Capricorn and Mars is at home in fiery Aries. This is a high energy, volatile aspect, prone to causing forceful, cutting remarks when tempers flare. Rather than being drawn into unending arguments with others, it is better to work alone on challenging personal projects.

Venus is poised to leave Scorpio for more upbeat Sagittarius on Monday, January 7, but before she does she faces an inconjunct with Uranus in Aries. Aries-Scorpio standoffs do not often end well and this time it is Venus who will suffer the most. Venus in fixed Scorpio likes consistency in relationships and when her partner starts acting out and behaving erratically, the situation can deteriorate quickly. Sometimes a little forewarning about the need for more space can help.

Now that Jupiter is at home in Sagittarius, his influence expands accordingly. At this time he faces off with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Capricorn. All three planets are well placed in the signs they rule which makes for an interesting situation. On this New Moon, all three planets are aspecting one another (Saturn is semi-sextile Jupiter and sextile Neptune). The combined influence of Saturn and Neptune dampens Jupiter’s natural enthusiasm, hopefully reducing the amount of irrational exuberance going around. The best outcome is one where we’ll take a positive attitude about putting in the work needed to reach our goals without getting caught up in unrealistic expectations.

Remember there are five planets in Capricorn – the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto. Saturn and Pluto are on either side of the luminaries who draw both planets into a loose stellium in Capricorn. It’s time to take a focused, sensible approach to problem solving. Cardinal Capricorn excels at organizing and executing plans of action, something most of us need in our lives. Saturn will help set realistic goals and Pluto is there to provide motivation to pare those down to the bone. Like or not, we’ll need to practice delayed gratification and frugality.

Make the most of this amazing New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn to patiently work towards realizing your dreams!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Faun IV © vil-painter The god Pan is considered one face of Capricorn . . . wild, earthy and deeply connected to natural world.

Full Moon in Cancer, December 22, 2018

This Full Moon at 0° 49′ Cancer on 22 December 2018, 09:49 AM PST, brings opportunities to see where we need to clear the decks and make a fresh start. The energy to make this happen is there too with a cardinal emphasis and the luminaries aspecting Uranus in Aries.

The situation with Uranus in Aries aspecting the Capricorn Sun and Cancer Moon is an interesting one. While Aries squares Capricorn and Cancer by sign, if we go by the numbers the Moon is sextile Uranus and the Sun is trine. The bottom line is this generates the need to take action. Uranus in Aries provides the fuel, the Capricorn Sun gives the ability to plan carefully and the Cancer Moon gives us the reasons why we need to take the next step. The important thing is move with caution rather than leaping into something, as tempting as that might be.

Saturn in Capricorn will be doing his best to help cooler heads prevail via a tight semi-sextile to the volatile Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in fiery Sagittarius. Not helping matters is a square between Mercury-Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces. That one can lead to irrational exuberance in a heartbeat.

F.Y.I. While Jupiter in Sagittarius is widely square Neptune in Pisces on this lunation, he will make three exact squares to Neptune next year. These will affect those folks who have personal planets and/or Ascendant from 14° to 18° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). This can cause one to go from feeling wildly optimistic to deeply pessimistic very quickly, making it very challenging to make good decisions.

On the plus side, there are two wonderful aspects involving Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Pisces. Venus is happily trine Neptune in Pisces and Mars is sextile Pluto in Capricorn. This bodes well for all sorts of relationships from lovers to business associates. The Venus-Neptune trine is sublime, very caring, compassionate and loving. The Mars-Pluto sextile is a subtle but very effective force enabling us to move forward constructively. The energy is very similar to a well aspected Mars in Scorpio. We can bring other people’s needs into consideration more easily than usual, always a plus for happy relationships.

Falling so close to the Solstice gives this Full Moon in Cancer a broader influence than usual. We have an opportunity to review the balance between work and family in order to make adjustments to benefit both. If we want to get the coming year off to a good start, now is the perfect time to prepare. Start with some enthusiastic brain storming, followed by some judicious editing before choosing what will work the best.

Celebrate the Solstice and the Full Moon in Cancer, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Much good will and many blessings to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Moon caught in the trees © Diane Lang

New Moon in Sagittarius, December 6, 2018

Clarity is sorely lacking on this New Moon at 15° 37′ Sagittarius on 6 December 2018 11:21 PM PST. The Sagittarius Sun and Moon closely squared by Mars conjoining foggy Neptune in Pisces is why. The energy is disjointed rather than flowing and the strong mutable presence may leave us feeling more scattered than usual. We can go from feeling very exhilarated to deep melancholy in a short span of time.

Typically a Sagittarius New Moon is an exuberant event, inviting everyone to enjoy the playful, outgoing energy. In this New Moon chart, the Sun and Moon are THE bright spots, the candle in the darkness so to speak. Sagittarius’s natural optimism shines forth and asks us to see the best in every situation. With the Mars-Neptune square dampening the bright, shiny Sagittarius New Moon energy, please stay on the high road and avoid getting drawn into Sagittarius’s need to be ‘right’ at all costs.

Mars is not all that ambitious in Pisces, and with Neptune conjoining him energy levels may be quite low. It usually pays to give ourselves permission to slow down and rest more frequently than usual. This is not a good time to overdo the holiday cheer either and risk a serious hangover or catching a nasty viral infection. This influence gradually wanes in the days following the New Moon and we should see energy levels return to normal.

Both Mercury and Venus in Scorpio are at odds with Uranus in Aries. Mercury stationed direct the day before this lunation and Venus about a week before. Fixed, watery Scorpio resents fiery Aries pushiness and demands for immediate action. Venus opposes Uranus by the numbers and Mercury is closely inconjunct Uranus. This is one of those times when we need to choose our relationship battles with care. Self centered, erratic behaviors could do serious harm. It is best to present our friends and lovers with options, and then give them plenty of space to consider those. Hard-nosed ultimatums are more likely to end up with someone walking out for good.

Sagittarius’s ruler, Jupiter, forms an awkward semi-sextile to Saturn in Capricorn which can throttle down Jupiter’s natural enthusiasm. On this lunation, that may end up being a good thing in the long run. This is not the best time to take on too much or commit to major enterprises.

One thing worth mentioning is we now have no full time planets in air and won’t until the Sun moves into Aquarius next January. This often translates into a lack of objectivity or the ability to step back and evaluate dispassionately. What this New Moon in Sagittarius has is plenty of fire and water, making for lots of steam but not much common sense. The antidote is to consciously detach and think matters through carefully before leaping to conclusions.

This Sagittarius New Moon can inspire big dreams and take our imaginations to new heights. And as long as we take the time to carefully verify all the facts before attempting to make those dreams into reality, we’ll be fine. At this time there are simply too many unknowns waiting to trip us up to move forward quickly.

Welcome to the New Moon in Sagittarius party! Please leave all prejudices, intolerant attitudes and rigid belief systems at the door, and prepare to open your heart to unconditional love, acceptance for all sentient beings and compassion. Discussions of religion and politics will be discouraged. It’s time to spread peace and good will! Namaste.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

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Full Moon in Gemini, November 22, 2018

A cockeyed optimism infuses the atmosphere on the Full Moon at 0° 52′ Gemini on 22 November 2018, 09:39 PM PST, in part due to the Sagittarius Sun conjoining Jupiter. Plus the luminaries and Jupiter create a mutable T-Square with Mars in Pisces which can produce plenty of rather directionless activity as in running around in circles going nowhere.

One of the reasons we may have no idea what’s really going on is retrograde Mercury (Gemini’s ruler) is in Sagittarius and still squaring foggy Neptune in Pisces. There will be an abundance of hot air and a lack of clear objectives. People will have plenty of ideas to throw out there but it will take some serious sorting later on to figure what’s workable and what’s not. It’s best not to take ourselves and others too seriously now.

If anything can keep us semi-grounded, it is Saturn in pragmatic, earthy Capricorn sextile Mars in Pisces. Saturn works hard to establish boundaries and guidelines for Mars to work within, which is something Mars in Pisces can use in order to avoid wasting energy running about aimlessly. This is great for working on creative projects in general as well as simply handling our business affairs.

The waxing opposition between conventional Venus in Libra and outrageous Uranus in Aries may create some interesting relationship dynamics. It is a good idea to build plenty of autonomy into our relationships in order to keep all parties from feeling caged in. Given half a chance, tactful Venus in Libra will put maximum effort into smoothing over rough patches in order to reduce volatility. One thing about Venus-Uranus aspects is they often increase the likelihood of falling in love at first sight. Be aware these relationships can end just as quickly.

Pluto in Capricorn makes no close aspects on this lunation which reduces the amount of obsessiveness floating around the atmosphere. Nice change.

Mutable energy clearly dominates this Gemini Full Moon along with an abundance of fire and air signs. This is a very heady, creative mix and wonderful for enjoying fascinating conversations. The lighter, brighter tone is great for those celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. However this is not an ideal time for making long range plans that require solid, reality based planning. If possible, hold off on making final decisions until we reach Capricorn Season on December 21. We have the final Mercury retrograde of the year to get through which means we’re likely to be making revisions anyway. Please do something fun and relaxing to celebrate the Full Moon in Gemini. Set aside more serious concerns for another day and live in the moment. Enjoy!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Moon amidst the clouds  © Diane Lang

New Moon in Scorpio, November 7, 2018

Despite the deep undercurrents in our lives now, there is a far more serene atmosphere than one would expect from a Scorpio lunation on this New Moon at 15° 11′ Scorpio 7 November 2018 08:02 AM PST. It helps to have the two outermost planets harmoniously aspecting the luminaries. Neptune in Pisces is trine the Scorpio Sun and Moon with Pluto in Capricorn sextile them. Another positive factor is having the elements back in a better balance again.

Scorpio’s intensity can be effectively focused on healing through deep cleansing on this New Moon. With the luminaries sextile Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto, digging right down to the heart of the matter is possible, after which we can get to work clearing away the debris that has prevented old wounds from healing cleanly. Since this sort of thing can be quite painful, it is fortunate Neptune in Pisces is on hand to act as an anesthetic! It is always easier to see our path forward when we’re not stumbling over excess baggage.

Scorpio’s co-ruler, Mars, is still in Aquarius and forms a delightful trine to retrograde Venus in Libra. Mars and Venus in air signs are perfect for conducting romantic affairs with a delicate touch of humor and sweet compliments. Flirting is so much fun and these two know just how far to take it without going overboard. With Uranus back in Aries and harmoniously aspecting both Venus and Mars, falling in love at first sight is a possibility. Quirky ways of showing love and affection are part of this package . . . have some fun!

As more planets move into fire signs, the harder it gets to rein in the need to dash out the door, and in order to avoid serious missteps we need to take our time making important decisions. Mercury is now in outgoing Sagittarius, noted for cheerfully sharing any and everything without much tact or forethought. At this time Mercury’s garrulousness is blunted by a semi-sextile to Saturn in Capricorn but the waxing square to Neptune in Pisces is no help at all. Please take a few moments to think before speaking. Once Jupiter moves into fiery Sagittarius the day after the New Moon, irrational exuberance is bound to increase as well as ‘foot in mouth’ disease.

Speaking of Jupiter, he is still in Scorpio on this lunation and inconjunct Uranus in Aries. The desire for careful planning, especially concerning financial matters, is being pitted against Uranus in Aries’s inherent need to make sudden, rather self-centered moves. Many of the choices we’re facing now, and over the next few months, will likely relate to Uranus in Aries issues from the past eight years or so. If we want to put those to rest for once and for all, drawing on Jupiter in Scorpio’s excellent analytical abilities will help. So suck it up, practice patience and proceed with care.

Taking time on this New Moon in Scorpio to take inventory, both internal and external is a good idea. Both the elements and modes are reasonably well balanced which is conducive to exploring our concerns from several different angles. This is critical because we are in a period of significant change, therefore the more we can streamline our lives and de-clutter our homes the better. Once we have both the Sun and Jupiter in boisterous Sagittarius (November 22), our attention will naturally be directed outward once more. At this time, the atmosphere still favors opportunities to be reflective and contemplative . . . enjoy it while it lasts. Peace to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image:  My Old Haunts © Jena Della Grottaglia

Full Moon in Taurus, October 24, 2018

We have an opportunity to learn more about Uranus in Taurus and how fixed signs in general operate on the Full Moon at 01° 13′ Taurus, 24 October 2018 09:46 AM PDT. That’s because the Moon is conjoining Uranus in Taurus while opposing a Scorpio Sun-Venus conjunction with seven planets in fixed signs dominating the lunation chart.

The Moon conjunct Uranus in fixed Taurus is poised to manifest change in some area of our lives. Fixed signs have their own unique way of undergoing change. For them change is more of a shift in realities where they move from one set of circumstances to another. Not to worry, Saturn in Capricorn is on hand to keep these changes reasonable rather than whacky. For instance, those choosing to relocate will go the practical, no frills option over something showy and extravagant.

Taurus’s ruler, Venus, conjoins the Scorpio Sun and is exactly sextile Saturn in Capricorn, ensuring relationship and financial issues will be dealt with in a pragmatic manner. A steady, hard-working partner will be more appealing now as will be lower risk investment options. Those who choose to marry under this influence may do so on the spur of the moment but the chances are good these marriages will prove lasting.

Scorpio’s rulers, Mars and Pluto, are in an uneasy relationship with Mars in Aquarius semi-sextile Pluto in Capricorn. Aquarius’s drive to be on the cutting edge is in sharp contrast to Capricorn’s love of the conventional. Attempts to press forward could be bumpy at this time, in part because we may be tempted to drive right over various obstacles . . . something that can come back to haunt us at a later date. Win-win scenarios are the best in the long run.

Uncovering deep, dark secrets is possible now with Mercury widely conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio and sextile Pluto in Capricorn. What we choose to do with this sensitive information needs to be carefully considered. Acting with kindness, integrity and compassion is far and away for the best for all concerned.

Neptune in Pisces sails along on its own this time, forming no close aspects to the other planets. Less fog to navigate through is a very good thing.

This is the last lunation this year featuring Uranus in Taurus because by the Scorpio New Moon on November 7, Uranus will have returned to Aries where it will remain until March 6, 2019. The energy now will be relatively low key with little in the way of drama which is all the better for being able to focus on our personal priorities.

Keep in mind on this Full Moon in Taurus that change doesn’t have to be tumultuous. Take it one step at a time. Step, turn, pause, breathe . . . and feel the energy of the new position surge up through your body. Taurus celebrates being embodied and enjoying all the pleasures that come with it. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

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New Moon in Libra, October 8, 2018

 

Libra’s usual willingness to compromise is not particularly evident on this New Moon at 15° 48′ Libra on 8 October 2018, 08:47 PM PDT, due to a square to Pluto in Capricorn among other things. Agreements have to be clearly equitable for all parties or else. Chances are good secrets will be revealed that will make no one very happy.

Not only is Pluto in Capricorn squaring the Libra luminaries but Neptune in Pisces is inconjunct them . . . not the best scenario for clear thinking. Indulging in denial is not in our best interests at this time because Pluto will make sure reality will come back to bite us big time. While it is always in our best interests to choose the high road, it is particularly important on this Libra New Moon. Exercise compassion, common sense and be as honest as possible.

Adding a large dose of intensity is Libra’s ruler, Venus, in subtle Scorpio and newly retrograde while squaring Mars in Aquarius. Venus in Scorpio is deeply emotional and Mars in Aquarius is anything but. Some may seek emotional support from their partners and if none is forthcoming, it may cause irreparable harm to the relationship. Finding a balance (Libra) between our heads and our hearts is one possible answer. Another source of help may come from the trine between Venus and Neptune in Pisces. This soothing influence may allow for us to take a moment to step back for a look at the overall situation before casting blame . We all have those times when other factors in our lives pull our attention away from our lovers and partners, usually when they need our attention the most.

Though the trine between Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus is waning it is still in effect for this lunation. There is an interesting situation with Mercury in Libra aspecting both planets. Mercury opposes Uranus and is sextile Saturn by the numbers but not by sign. In this instance, Mercury in Libra’s ability to see both sides of any given issue may work nicely with Saturn in Capricorn’s pragmatism and Uranus in Taurus’s knack for finding practical ways to redefine value. Mercury in Libra also lends much needed objectivity to the situation.

Like it or not, it will be Libra’s iron fist we’ll see the most of on the Libra New Moon instead of the charming velvet glove . . . a good reminder Libra is a cardinal, masculine air sign. Earth and water are still the dominate elements along with a dash of air which lends a detached, extremely pragmatic vibe to the atmosphere. When we sit down to set our New Moon goals, it will help to begin by centering ourselves in our hearts. As always, choose to practice kindness, tolerance and compassion.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

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Full Moon in Aries, September 24, 2018

We get a much needed infusion of fiery energy on this Full Moon at 02° 00′ Aries, 24 September 2018, 07:53 PDT. Since we won’t have full time planets in fire until first Mercury, then Jupiter, enter Sagittarius the first week of November, this dose of Aries fire is very welcome. Aries’s ruler, Mars, is quite active during this lunation but in cool, airy Aquarius any battles will likely be fought with words rather than fists. Having Chiron conjunct the Aries Moon can cause some to doubt whether they have what it takes to lead effectively too.

Saturn in Capricorn is hard at work making sure we follow the rules via a T-Square to the Aries Moon-Chiron conjunction and Libra Sun-Mercury conjunction. Not only that but the Sun-Mercury conjunction is part of a dissonant trapezoid pattern with Uranus in Taurus inconjunct the Libra Sun-Mercury as the base and Mars in Aquarius semi-sextile Saturn in Capricorn as the top. Simply put the best way to forge ahead is with careful planning based on solid facts. Those who prefer to fly by the seat of their pants, making it up as they go along, are going to meet with incredible resistance. Sorry, folks, but that’s just the way it is.

Mars in Aquarius does have some great aspects as well as some tense ones. He is sextile the Aries Moon-Chiron combo and trine Sun-Mercury in Libra which generates quite a bit of positive energy. And we can do good things with that energy as long as we work within the system. Be prepared for some odd twists and turns since Mars is still making a waning square Uranus in Taurus.

The wonderful sextile between Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn is waning now though it still is in effect on this lunation. These two have worked hard on our behalf when it comes to making smart business and investment decisions.

Both Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces more or less sit this one out . . . no bad thing. They are very widely trine, casting a gentle, romantic glow on our relationships. Venus in Scorpio is going to be slowing to station retrograde in the not too distant future (October 5) which can make for some interesting times coming up.

Full Moons tend to bring relationship issues to the surface and this one more so than most, thanks to the Sun being in partnership oriented Libra. Between the square to Saturn and a trine to Mars in Aquarius, we’ll probably see Libra’s cool, rational side more than usual. With a unaspected Venus in reticent Scorpio and the Libra Sun conjoining Mercury, Libra’s charm will be less evident and the keen, analytical mental side of this air sign revealed. This means we have all the more reason to practice patience, kindness and to be fair-minded when handling differences in opinion.

Despite having Saturn weighing on the Aries Full Moon, we need to remember feisty Aries does love a challenge and we can draw on that Aries feistiness to figure out ways to make needed improvements in ourselves and our lives. The challenge for many will be to find ways to take Aries inspired action and add a large dose of common sense and ingenuity . . . something all the earth and water dominating the sky are going to insistent on. Remember Aries is happiest doing something, even if it doesn’t work out perfectly the first time! Happy Aries Full Moon to everyone.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

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New Moon in Virgo, September 9, 2018

So much earth! We rarely have all the planets in two signs but on this New Moon at 17° 00′ Virgo on 9 September 2018, 11:02 AM PDT that is the case. There are seven planets in earth and three in water with nothing in fire or air. It is the perfect time to plan projects that require great attention to detail and are on the practical side, though it would be best to set those into motion gradually.

The Virgo Sun and Moon are part of a Basket Pattern with Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn, creating a marvelous intertwining of earth and water energies. On the whole this is a subtle, low key energy that focuses on working in the here and now. If we need to do some serious financial planning for the future, this is a great time to start. Between Jupiter in Scorpio’s financial savvy, Pluto in Capricorn’s pragmatism, the Virgo Sun’s ability to patiently sort through stacks of paperwork and the Pisces Moon’s gentle, intuitive guidance, we can develop a plan for improved financial security for the days ahead.

Adding more earth and water goodness to this lunation is a Kite Pattern anchored by a Grand Trine in earth (Mercury in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus) with Venus in Scorpio creating the Kite. What really makes this pattern interesting is having Uranus in Taurus as the focal point for the Kite Pattern. We may finally find a fresh, new way of looking at what’s going on in our lives in order to make common sense adjustments.

Of course, with all the earth energy in this chart, it is good, old fashioned hard work that will get us where we want to go. So it is fortunate we have Mars in Capricorn forming a square by the numbers to Uranus in Taurus and Venus in Scorpio. The energy will increase and become more confrontational when Mars moves into Aquarius late Monday following the Virgo New Moon. The square to Venus fades quickly but the square to Uranus in Taurus is still building and will be exact on September 18 for the third and final time. Events set in motion way back in May when Mars in Aquarius squared Uranus for the first time may finally be resolved, one way or another. As always with Uranus involved, be careful about making rash, spur of the moment decisions as they could cost us dearly.

This Virgo New Moon presents a unique opportunity to make practical changes in our lives. Small adjustments and simple plans will prove more effective than grandiose schemes and high-flying ideas. Those who take the time to make sure all their facts are verified and based in reality have a much better chance of success than who don’t. There are bound to be plenty of very competent fact checkers on hand to make sure everything is correct . . . it is a VIRGO New Moon after all. This is the perfect time to make a fresh start. Go for it!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: New Moon behind the trees © Diane Lang