There is a New Moon in Virgo (@ 14 degrees) on Sept. 6, 2021.
This is the time of focusing back in after the expansive energy of the summer. The merging of solar and lunar energies at a New Moon creates new doorways to walk through, new windows to open, bringing entirely fresh points of view (if we choose to see them).
At the same time, new restrictions are occurring as we continue to wind out way through and around the ongoing pressure of Saturn (rules, limitations) in tension with Uranus freedom. Virgo ‘s job is to help us winnow out the false from the real, to help us clarify where we are going and what we want to create in our life and in the world.
As the Sun begins to get lower in the sky and the days get shorter (sigh), there’s more of a chill in the air where I live in the northern hemisphere, and although part of me wishes we could have just a bit more summer, I also appreciate the sharpening of focus that occurs at this time of year.; people are getting back to work, kids are getting back to school, and we are called to put our energy into organization, health and service.
Because this particular New Moon is linked to the Moon’s Nodes it has a special significance for the current direction of global collective consciousness. Virgo, and Pisces opposite, are considered signs of initiation … any pressure on these nodal points can move us into a crisis, triggering a deep purification of what no longer serves us. That pressure is coming from the planet Neptune.
I’ve written before about how the nodes of the Moon are an intersection point between the earth sun and moon ~ called the ‘Collective Destiny Points’ (this is where eclipses occur). The nodes describe the lessons a society must go through at a given time, and any planets at right angles to these points show us what has to be dealt with and integrated before we can fully step into our future. With the nodes currently in Gemini and Sagittarius, we are being called to open up to a diversity of viewpoints (Gemini) while we re-examine our core belief systems (Sagittarius).
Critical thinking is essential at this time!(Virgo)
Neptune is making that difficult by blurring ‘reality’ and bringing a lot of confusing, mixed messages, and false facts mixed with fear to the global consciousness. Neptune rules our hopes and dreams, as well as our unconscious fears. It also rules the immune system and viruses! There are so many narratives floating around right now, and we have to figure out which ones to believe and which to discard. Beware of lies and illusions! You may think you know what is going on, and you may be right. Or – you may be mistaken.
Neptune is a highly spiritual sign who’s purpose is to dissolve our barriers and melt away the rigid boundaries that separate us from all that is. That can be a good thing, and it can also be very challenging. When Neptune comes into your life expect things to go a bit sideways as you learn to surrender and trust.
Neptune in its own sign of Pisces also awakens our compassion and desire to serve the greater good. And while imagination and creativity are heightened, getting focused enough to actually put any of these into practical application could be a challenge. Lack of clarity and the tendency to doubt everything, including ourselves, can trigger feelings of overwhelm, leading to escapism and denial, confusion and chaos, or a sense of hopelessness or defeat. The ensuing self-doubt can lead some to check out, numb out, or hide in denial because it all feels too much.
All of this is combined right now with a strong push to move forward, and the inspiration to ‘get er done’. The key is to find enough clarity of mind to trust your own instincts as you sift the false from the real so you can move forward with confidence. That also includes facing facts. Don’t deny or avoid – look at things squarely so you can know what you need to do to proceed. It can often feel like ‘two steps forward ~ one step back, as Mars (ego, will, action) moves in opposition to Neptune (dissolving).
In terms of the global crisis, there are a lot of people saying ‘trust the science’. Yet which science do you trust? Seems there’s a lot out there to sort through. and more every day. One key to mental health is to direct all of this pressure in a positive way ~ let the world go for a moment and focus on what feeds your soul ~ music, meditation, art, dance, play, chanting, meditating ~ whatever floats your boat. Let this nonlinear energy carry you into its spiral of creativity, rather than down a negative spiral of depression.
“Right now there is a majour energetic shift going on that is rattling everyone’s cage.”
These are not ordinary times. We are being called to step up and get real, which means finding out what is real in the midst of so much uncertainty and unreality. Cages need rattling ~ doors need opening ~ hearts need healing. Pluto is urging us to break free from whatever emotional cage (pattern) is keeping us a prisoner.
I’m seeing and hearing a lot of shame and blame right now. It’s always ‘those guys’ who are at fault. Venus calls us to accept each other, even in the midst of our differences. Find middle ground. We are all in this together, one planet, one human race.
Common sense is uncommon. Let the Sun in Virgo shine a light through the fog to bring you clarity and discernment.
Art by Catrin Weltz- Stein
You know you want to!!
And remember, there’s always a rainbow after a storm.