Tarot of The Cat People & Nature’s Whispers Oracle
Happy Solar Return to you, Leo! Your focus should be on the big picture.
*This reading can also be applied to those with Leo rising.
4 of Cups Reversed/Clear out the old
This has been a somewhat chaotic year for you so far Leo but luckily the worse is far behind you. Uranus on the Midheaven of your solar chart indicates a sudden turn of events that may have impacted your vocation, and the possibility of taking on a new career path (“Clear out the old”) is on the horizon. The Sun entering your sign coincides with the New Moon which feels like a burst of much-needed energy. There’s an awakening taking place giving you a much-needed boost in order for you to make some necessary changes in your life. A sudden turn of events could have you suddenly changing…
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The Crystal Oracle
This New Moon in Scorpio at 7 degrees [1:38 PM EST] is quite bewitching with it’s trine to Neptune/South Node in Pisces and conjunction to Mercury. I pulled 3 cards from The Crystal Oracle and they tied into this New Moon perfectly.
Amber Keywords:Purification – Creativity – Transparency.
Scorpio is very much a sign that deals with purification and purging. Transparency can be a challenge due to Scorpio’s private nature but with the New Moon’s trine to Neptune the veil between the physical world and mystical world will be quite thin. Neptunian energy, especially in Pisces, lacks boundaries and merging with those around us won’t be as challenging, but we still have to shield ourselves from absorbing too much. Psychic powers can be dangerous when not harnessed properly. Shielding yourself from energy vampires is a must. Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto possesses the purification abilities that Amber symbolizes and…
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This New Moon (8 degrees) squares Mars/Pluto and quincunxes Neptune/South Node (Spiritual understanding) in Pisces. There’s a karmic/past life element with the Neptune/South Node conjunction as well, and this ties into the “Karmic Completion”card; heightened sensitivity (Neptune) from previous lives (South Node) and spiritual gifts from past incarnations. This New Moon reminds me of a baby coming through the birth canal; quite frightening, yet liberating.
Pluto’s (“Rebirth” card) square to the New Moon can create issues with power struggles. Are we harnessing our power or giving it away for the sake of peace (Libra)? What seems like conflict can actually push us into transformation/change and bring about positive transitions (“All is well”) Things are not as bad as they seem–or feel. Pluto’s direct station (September 26th) felt like “demons” being released, and that’s Pluto’s job. Emotional and psychological purging can be overwhelming yet necessary.
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Venus enters Libra, August 29th, 2016 & The Virgo New Moon, September 1st, 2016: Spiritual Actualization
Venus enters charming Libra on August 29th at 10:06 PM EST ushering in the kind of balanced and cooperative love we know we need and deserve. By no means is this a one-way street: Venus in Libra is about give and take; the ever poised peacemaker who is constantly giving life to beautiful ideas and expression.
Venus in Libra’s constant search for perfection/balance and idealistic beauty can often create unrealistic expectations that lead to disappointment.
On August 30th, Mercury stations Rx at 29’05 degrees Virgo. Retrograde phases are ideal for revisiting issues associated with the house Mercury is transiting in your natal chart. Confusion and difficulties may arise when it comes to receiving and interpreting information but the energy can still be used in a productive manner.
New Moon Eclipse in Virgo @ 9 Degrees – September 1st, 2016
This particular eclipse is intense, emotionally heavy, and steeped in mystical manifestation. With that being said, it’s an eclipse that needs to be handled with a certain level of caution.
The eclipse forms a stressful square to Saturn and this may create feelings of fear, negativity and defensiveness. Stressful Sun/Saturn aspects in particular can trigger insecurity and inferiority complexes causing us to become painfully aware of our shortcomings. Everyone may feel as though they’re a potential threat to us and conflict with authority figures (or those we perceive as authorative) may rear its ugly head. The flip side to this energy is a disciplined approach when it comes to responsibilities and bringing about results through hard work. Squares can be blessings in disguise; they force us to buckle down, work hard and not give up.
The Moon’s square to Saturn can create creative blocks and threaten our desire for emotional security and stability. I feel as though this new moon is forcing us to take a long hard look at ourselves. Handling responsibilities may feel like a major drag right about now and there’s an overwhelming feeling of being—well—overwhelmed! Domestic (Moon) responsibilities (Saturn) can trigger emotional heaviness. This is the time of the year where parents (Sun/Moon) are preparing their children for the coming school year and summer fun is long behind us. As stressful as this aspect feels, there’s some symbolic nest building going on as well. Our houses need to be put in order and loose ends need tying up (Mercury Rx)
The new moon also opposes Neptune in Pisces. This energy can manifest in two ways: we may find ourselves wanting to “check-out” from some of the responsibilities we have and this can lead to escapist tendencies. The physical (Virgo) world can be extremely difficult to deal with when faced with the kinds of rigid (Saturn) energy. Or we can use these cosmic forces to bring some magic into our lives. There’s a seesaw effect with this new moon; swinging back and forth between the idealistic (Neptune in Pisces) and the practical/dependable nature of the new moon (Sun/Moon)
Balance is the key here: The new moons opposition to Neptune can be quite magical and mystical. We can use this energy to channel spiritual dimensions that can accelerate healing, growth and grounding.
Healing stones for the Virgo New Moon
These are stones that are associated with the astrological sign, Virgo.
- Holly Blue Agate – Spiritual/Psychic (Neptune/Pisces) actualization (Virgo) assists in communication skills and encourages one to verbalize feelings.
- Moss Agate – Emotional balancing and self-esteem
- Purple Obsidian – Triggers crown energy, stimulates clairvoyance and grounding.
Aquarius’ liberating energy graces us on February 8th (9:39 AM EST) with a new moon at 19’16 degrees. New Moons are the beginning phase of a cycle. During this time we plant seeds and hopefully they develop and come to fruition during the Full Moon phase. This is the reason why setting intentions during the new moon can be a powerful tool towards bringing awareness
Aquarius is the sign of liberation and freedom. Above all else during this time we need to question what we’re willing to fight for and what our place is when it comes to humanity. The new moons sextile to Uranus/Vesta in Aries brings about a forceful and radical approach to what we’re passionate about and the kinds of sacrifices we’re willing to make. Uranus’ conjunction to Vesta is encouraging us to take an innovative approach to how we master our inner flame and what we hold sacred. The Part of Fortunes placement with Uranus/Vesta points to success when we take a stand and dare to be different.
While the new moon chart is not a personal natal chart, the Sun/Moon in the 11th house of of groups, hopes, friends and our ambitions, is quite revealing. Friendships and alliances may be reformed during this period giving us a fresh perspective on what it is we really want from the people we associate with.
Uranus’ participation may bring about some unexpected changes that are sudden and bring with it some breakthroughs that are desperately needed. The new moons square to Mars in Scorpio has us striving to break free from anything that we may perceive is holding us back; There’s a strong sense of revolt with this new moon and a great need to take action, even if it’s done covertly (Mars in Scorpio) This need for extreme liberation may rear its head when it comes to relationships/commitment as well: Juno in Scorpio close to Mars in the 8th house of sex/death/transformation may have those of us who are feeling controlled, and possibly manipulated by those we’re intimately involved with, looking for the nearest exit.
This energy is further supported by Mars’ quincunx to both Uranus and Vesta. If any attempt is made to control us or box us in or threaten our dedication (Vesta) to doing things our way, we’ll certainly show individuals what we’re made of.
The Sun/Moon in Aquarius also forms a quincunx to Jupiter/North Node in Virgo. Whether the need to reform is on a personal level or a universal one, it’s our souls purpose to expand and grow during this planetary phase. We’re being challenged to dare to be ourselves and we’re more than willing to make that happen. Expect flashes of insight, changes that are more than welcome, and creative juices that flow more freely than usual.
Healing crystals for the Aquarius New Moon: I’ve chosen stones that for me embody the electric and liberating energies that Aquarius possesses.
- Amber – Aligns both the ethereal and physical energies in the body. Transmutes negative energies.
- Amethyst – Balances the intellectual (Aquarius) emotional and physical. Clears the auric field.
- Angelite – Raises consciousness and assists with astral travel.
- Garnet – Aids in expansiveness, awareness and manifestation.
The Centaur’s arrow takes flight on November 11th bringing with it a New Moon @ 19’20 degrees 5:30 AM EST. The New Moon’s trine to Uranus brings forth an electric energy that propels us towards our own personal truth. Freedom and experimentation can bring us closer to the openness we need in order to bring about self-improvement. Sagittarius is the eternal optimist who’s constantly working on greater and bigger plans. Core beliefs and strong philosophical views about the world are also traits that Sagittarius posses. Remain broad-minded and spontaneous the results may surprise you.
New Moon’s are about beginnings. This is the perfect time to manifest what we really want.
Venus trines Neptune; the ultimate manifestation of creative expression and spiritual bliss. Idealism and escapism can improve artistic pursuits (for all of you creative types out there) Venus in Scorpio’s erotic nature coupled with the fantasy Neptune in Pisces expresses can have us fantasizing and daydreaming more than usual. Try not to go overboard, donning our rose-colored glasses can sometimes cause more harm than good.
Mars quincunx Chiron creating a somewhat difficult push for us to manifest and take action; difficult aspects such as the quincunx always create a certain level of inner tension that forces us to hop in the driver’s seat and take control. We’re hell bent on coming to terms with being self-assertive, even if we find ourselves stumbling in the process. Mars in Libra already tends to struggle with avoidance and dodging unpleasant situations that need to be confronted head-on because the need for peace and tranquility is so strong.
Pallas‘ conjunction to Pluto for me in this chart is more of a collective consciousness/energy. This is intense energy combined with the creativity, intelligence, and focused skill that Pallas (also known as Pallas Athene) possesses. Our insight at this time can help to transform others or have us shapeshifting into know-it-all’s who are obsessed with a particular thought process. Try and use this energy for personal advancement instead.
Today’s New Moon greets us at 19 degrees Scorpio. This is a New Moon of great personal power. It’s no secret that Scorpio is often known as the manipulative sign. This New Moon is encouraging us to use our powers in more constructive ways. Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto, governed the underworld in Greek mythology. Pluto creates, destroys, then re-creates; what better way to celebrate this New Moon with a bit of ego destruction and shadow work?
Scorpio was quite the seductress in previous lives, often yearned for and hated by those around them. Often in positions of power, they were not above using their psychic gifts to control those around them. Working on issues surrounding control and power struggles is highly suggested. Writing a list of the things you can control verses the things you cannot can be helpful as well.
The New Moon’s sextile to Jupiter makes the process of transformation a pleasant treat. Scorpio is the psychologist of the Zodiac; our intuitive abilities are at a heightened state. The hypnotic magnetism of this New Moon cannot be denied. Those who practice sex magick can especially benefit from this cunning energy. Focusing on psychic powers, telepathy and dream work are a few activities one can work on during this New Moon.
The dark goddess, Lilith, forms a wide conjunction to Venus; Lilith isn’t interested in being controlled. She owns her own sexuality. She is very much the revolutionary with shamanic and sexual healing powers. Channel this divine feminine energy for your rituals, healing and self-love work. This is the perfect combination for those who feel as though they have lost their power. If this is you, now is the time to reclaim it.
Again, don’t take this New Moon lightly! The Moon is extremely powerful but even more so when she’s in Scorpio.