The Devil’s Advocate – Saturn Conjunct Pluto

I know I might sound crazy, or al least a little off, but I like Saturn/Pluto aspects, I just do. So, at the risk of playing the Devil’s Advocate here, I am going to tell you why.

Saturn and Pluto in Aspect give great stamina, to begin with, an iron will, and the power to sustain. Which is just what I need.

If you’re in a long-lasting, truly tough situation, it can give you the power to go on, continue, and maintain. To keep going. One step at the time.

Even though it can be, and honestly already is, extremely tough it will create a new structure in a situation which already was outdated for a long time.

It sure is heavy but might counterweight all the fluffy, gaslit, hot aired fog Jupiter & Neptune are going to create which makes you light in the head and over expansive, by hammering you into the ground. Which in my opinion, is a good thing.

You can’t even begin to imagine how many clients I’ve seen drifting off into psychoses during Jupiter/Neptune transits because they decided they were just highly spiritual instead of having a serious mental illness and stopped taking their pills. This time I know they will be kicked back on track again: Saturn & Pluto will take care of it, and Black Moon Lilith will cut through the chase.

Don’t get me wrong: I am not going to tell you it is going to be easy. It isn’t but here is a little tip I’ve learned from my grandmother on how to deal with heavy Pluto transits, which might demand a decision from you, on how to assert your power: As long as you make your decision with an eye on the tribe (those you are responsible for in this case) -you belong to, instead of you, yourself alone; you will end up on the better part of the spectrum.

Not the easiest part maybe, but definitely the better part. You’ll see. But the choice, of course, is entirely yours.

©2019 Fauvism Astrology

New Moon in Virgo, August 30, 2019

If you enjoy being surrounded by earth signs, this New Moon at 06° 47′ Virgo on 30 August 2019, 03:45 AM PDT, will give you plenty of warm fuzzy feelings. There are eight planets in earth signs: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars in Virgo plus Saturn in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn! Jupiter in Sagittarius is the lone fire sign while Neptune in Pisces represents water. There are no planets in air. All this makes for an excellent time to learn more about Virgo, an often underappreciated earth sign.

Opening the door to seeing unique ways to make our daily lives run more smoothly is Uranus in Taurus trine the Virgo Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars. Virgo excels at managing the small, critical details that can be easily overlooked. It is easy to become bored with our routines and shaking those up in a positive way can help improve the quality of our lives.

Venus in Virgo is making a waxing trine to Saturn in Capricorn, excellent for reviewing financial matters as well as strengthening partnerships in practical ways. It is making small adjustments to our investments that will ensure future financial stability. And showing appreciation for our significant other every day can say “I love you” more than the occasional extravagant romantic gesture. Heartfelt hugs mean more than expensive jewelry.

The most troublesome aspect is the waxing square between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. It has, and continues, to contribute to unrealistic expectations, both too high and too low. Finding middle ground has been very challenging and the lack of air in the current sky is not helping. Many people are having a hard time being sufficiently objective when it comes to decision making. Please make every effort to be open-minded and clear headed for the foreseeable future. Once Jupiter joins Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in December, sobriety will be begin to settle in and the consequences from making poor choices may be brutal . . . just saying.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are both widely sextile to Neptune in Pisces, combining pragmatic thinking with compassion. However these are subtle influences and may be overshadowed by sideshow that is the Jupiter-Neptune square.

Let’s enjoy all the lovely Virgo energy on this New Moon. Most of us need some help tuning up our daily routines as we work towards the goal of become healthier, well-rounded individuals. We can make those changes one small step at time with easily attainable goals, and we need to remember to reward ourselves each time we reach a goal. Healthy habits formed now will greatly benefit us as we move forward. Be kind, practice patience and choose to be surrounded with good people.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Night Flight © Marcia Snedecor

Super New Moon In Virgo

New Moon [6 Virgo 46] – August 30, 2019 (11:37 GMT+1)

This week’s New Moon is a Super New Moon in more ways than one. It’s the second of three Super New Moons in a row, i.e. a New Moon that is exceptionally close to the earth. This would be an outstanding display in the night sky if it were a Full Moon. At the time of the New Moon, all is dark.

You only see the sliver of the crescent moon a couple of days after the exact moment of the New Moon. Traditionally, you set your intentions at the time of the New Moon. Then, make a wish when you first see the crescent Moon in the night sky.

Also, this New Moon is a Black Moon in certain areas of the world, which means it’s the second New Moon in a month. There was a New Moon in Leo on August 1, 2019.

Therefore, this New Moon is lining up to be something special. And, it certainly is, if you look at the line-up of planets involved (see chart below).

Virgo Super Moon

At the exact moment of the New Moon, there’s a stellium of planetary bodies in earth sign, Virgo. Mercury (communication), Sun (identity/ego), Moon (mother/nurturer), Mars (action) & Venus (love/relating).

Virgo is the star sign of order & analysis, list-making & strategy, resourcefulness & measured behaviour. It’s linked to work and routine, lifestyle and health, self-care and service to others. This is an excellent New Moon for starting a new habit, for activities that feed you, nurture you, ground you & strengthen you.

The Uranus Factor

Earth signs dominate during this New Moon. One planet in particular stands out and that is hyper, live-wire Uranus in an exact trine aspect to the New Moon.

Uranus has been active all week (which you’ll know if you’ve been watching my daily videos on YouTube or my Facebook page). When Uranus is involved, expect the unexpected, be ready for the diversion, the swift change of pace.

Uranus is the rebel & activist. If you haven’t found anything to protest about or get frustrated about over the last few days, you’re not living in the world. It’s hard to settle and continue with your daily routine as the world goes mad around you.

Use your anger, your irritation to stoke the fires that burn deep within, that urge you to make a difference. You might sign a petition, join a protest, voice your concerns or uphold your beliefs. Uranus is the trigger, the spark that unites the collective.

The Call of the Moon

And yet, the call of the New Moon in Virgo is to continue living your life well, to restore order, calm the mind and not let fear or worry take hold.

A New Moon in a feminine earth sign is the ideal time to put one foot in front of the other, to allow the constancy and beauty of nature to soothe your soul, to be grateful for the rituals and routine of your daily life.

Much nurturing and care is needed now. Start with you, the ones you love, heal self & others, help and be of service, gently move out into the world.

Happy Super New Moon.

New Moon Virgo

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New Moon in Virgo August 2019 – Pure

The New Moon occurs at 11:37 (BST) on August 30, 2019 at 06°Vi46′.

Four days ago, Pallas entered Scorpio, leaving us with airless skies. In the absence of the air element, we are left with a powerful earth overtone as we have ten planets and asteroids in earth signs – Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus and Vesta in Taurus and (take a deep breath), the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Juno all in Virgo. This six-point stellium at the beginning of this lunar cycle puts us on notice that new starts are characterised by practical effort.  Whilst Jupiter and Neptune are still in a nebulous square to one another, we must get our heads out of the clouds if we want to improve our circumstances. Virgo energy is no-nonsense, fastidious and pragmatic. Our lives are put under the microscope as we’re pushed to figure out what’s working and what isn’t. We need to clean up our act; figure out a better way; make our schedule ship shape; heal dis-ease. I’ve found myself trawling through bullet journal videos and throwing myself out of bed at 6 a.m. every morning to get a head start on the day. Mars in Virgo alone is determined to catch that worm.

The Moon in Virgo finds emotional satisfaction in helping others. The Sun in Virgo illuminates our physical body and asks us to pay attention to its health and functioning. Mercury in Virgo is efficient in its home sign, breaks things down into a sum of parts, analyses and categorises. Venus in Virgo finds pleasure in being of service and a job well done. Love is a verb with this placement. Mars in Virgo spends its energies at the office and is focused on doing a good job. Also, it could be said that Mars in Virgo turns into Mr. Fix-It given this planets association with tools. Juno in Virgo can be picky with partners and contracts but is also willing to put the work in where necessary.

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All the Virgo planets create a trine to Uranus. Normally I use smaller orbs for asteroids but as Juno is part of the Virgo crowd, I have included it here. With the Uranus influence, the urge is to innovate, shake things up, create change, experiment. Generally, Virgo prefers to follow a plan, but Uranus introduces a willingness to improvise, something that adaptable Virgo is very good at doing, even if it makes her flustered! Uranus in Taurus is already telling us that some part of our lives has become too staid, too sedate. We need to pick up the pace and venture off track. Any new start made around this time, is imbued with the spirit of enterprise. Got a crazy idea? All this Virgo energy will help you figure out whether it will work in practice.

Even more helpful is that the New Moon, Venus and Mars are in a wide trine to aged Saturn in Capricorn. So, we’re looking at making improvements that have long-term benefits. This aspect also mitigates any instability that Uranus could generate, giving us a reality check when ideas become too far-fetched. These aspect patterns also suggest that this is the perfect time to put new skills into practice, test new methods, merge old and new.

Considering the proximity of all the planets in Virgo, we could also say that there is an undertone of ‘many hands make light work’ in this New Moon story. The Sabian symbol of the New Moon is ‘A Harem’. A harem is an example of people, in this case specifically women, living and working together. For the harem to function, everyone has a role so there’s a natural established order. It’s about bringing out the best in one another rather than jostling for position and prominence. Focus on what you do well. Defer to others when different skills are required. Be willing to learn. Virgo is the sign of an apprentice.

The only fly in the ointment is a quincunx to the New Moon from Chiron in Aries. It’s prickling pain could irritate perfectionists and stimulate pedantry. The heavy focus on Virgo energy imbues us with a whole lot of ‘I must get it right this time’. We need to take care that we don’t become overly critical just because we haven’t fully healed, integrated or understood. Leave room for snagging, little blips in energy or concentration, correcting small errors– in short, we need to accept that we’re human. We could use this energy to remind us to be kind because in one way or another, we are all hurting. We don’t need to go for ‘perfect’ – we just need to aim to do our best. Purify, clean, analyse, adapt. Declutter. Organise. Streamline. Be flexible. Eat right for your body. Exercise. Hold a healthy mindset. Cleanse your crystals. Practice reiki. Fold your clothes and smooth your sheets. Keep in mind this quote from Martha Beck ‘The way we do anything is the way we do everything’.

Painting – ‘Woman Hanging up the Washing’ by Camille Pissarro

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