New Moon in Virgo: September 5, 2013 at 7:38am EDT
The Virgo Moon is associated with Isis, the Great Mother Goddess of Egypt (some say that the original face of the sphinx was carved in the image of Isis during the Age of Virgo). This New Moon also falls on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, signifying the planting of seeds for the beginning of their New Year. It is a time of hope, compassion, and above all forgiveness, for ourselves and others.
All New Moons are about beginnings (or planting seeds with conscious intention). Virgo is an Earth sign; she is practical rather than a dreamer. Her role is to be of service and to help others through her mental acuity, rather than to be the prima donna. She is the director, choreographer, and set designer, rather than the star of the show. The ruler of the sign of Virgo is the planet, Mercury, which rules our thought processes, language and communication. Virgo is also the sign of healers; it calls for us to be of service on the planet, but to also be discriminating in thought, word and deed. Translation: practice non-judgment, trust your intuition, and don’t believe everything you read or hear. Be aware of how you choose to express yourself. Words do matter!
The sacred task of Virgo is to restore health to mind, body spirit. Chiron, the wounded Healer of ancient Greek mythology, is opposite this New Moon in the sign of Pisces. Chiron is the shamanic bridge between physical and non-physical realities. If you work in any of the healing professions, you are working with the Chiron archetype.
Where Chiron falls in your birth chart, describes your greatest gift, as well as where your greatest “wounding” occurs. It is interesting that prior to 1970 very few individuals looked upon themselves as “healers”, or would ever think of going outside the medical established “box” for treatment. The last time the asteroid Chiron occurred in the sign of Pisces was in the1960’s, which coincided with the Uranus/Pluto conjunction. Chiron is the archetype devoted to alternative healing; and although it was not officially discovered until 1977, Chiron is responsible for a return to shamanic wisdom, as well as healing modalities with crystals, herbs, essential oils and all that has since become known as New Age techniques. It is time to address our spiritual “disconnect” as well as our physical imbalances at this time; the dualistic Mind/Body/Soul split is over. We are coming to realize that quantum physics opens up the doors to “quantum health”. We are Light beings magnetized into form. Let’s get with the program!
Mercury in Virgo (with the Sun and Moon) makes a positive aspect to the ongoing T-Square of Jupiter/Uranus Pluto between Sept 14 -19. This translates as using logic and intuition to come up with new solutions to pressing problems. We are able to grasp the big picture, brainstorm, and get to the heart of the matter. We may be able to channel new sources of information which bring profound insights and incredible breakthroughs. Make use of this time to set new intentions for yourself…miracles are possible.
URANUS /PLUTO SQUARE:
Uranus is the planet of sudden and unpredictable change that hits like a bolt of lightning. Pluto is the massive long-haul change (more like a volcano erupting from the bowels of the earth) which totally transforms what it touches. Together, they are unstoppable agents of change.
We are all feeling changes….globally…politically, personally, and spiritually. No one is immune from the massive tidal waves of light (which also bring up the shadow) enveloping planet Earth at this time. Change and chaos is exponentially intensified as a result of the tumultuous effects of the ongoing Uranus/Pluto squares. These squares signify confrontation between forces that cannot be ignored. The last time these two planets met (the conjunction in Virgo) was 1965 -66, (and most of us can recall the revolutionary climate of the mid-60’s). We had anti-war protests, flower power, political assassinations, women’s’ liberation, the Cold War, the space race and the dawning of the computer age. We are now living out the karma of seeds that were sown back then. If you were born during the mid-60’s, you have Uranus and Pluto closely aligned in your birth chart and “changing the system” (whatever that means to you personally) will become a focus for you as we move into 2015 with five more of these Uranus/Pluto squares to navigate.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 14 Degrees Virgo: “An aristocratic family tree; a deep reliance upon the ancestral roots of individual character.”
“The world we created is a product of our thinking. We cannot change the world without changing our thinking”. (Albert Einstein).
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