– Uranus Rx in Aries semi-square Neptune Rx in Pisces
– Sun in Virgo opposite Chiron Rx in Pisces
– Venus ingress to Virgo at 6:15 pm PDT (until Oct 14)
– Mercury in Virgo opposite Neptune Rx in Pisces and sesqui-quadrate Uranus Rx in Aries
– New Moon at 27:27 Virgo at 10:29 pm PDT
New Moons are times of new beginnings, because they start a new lunation cycle and allow us to plant new seeds. A New Moon in Virgo is a good time to set intentions toward self-improvement, job training and perfecting our skills, having healthy and practical routines, toward functionality, problem-solving and damage control as well as toward being efficient, meticulous, conscientious and pragmatic in everything we do.
With the New Moon opposite Chiron and quincunx Uranus and its ruler Mercury opposite Neptune and sesqui-quadrate Uranus, we’re painfully aware of a long-standing and as yet unresolved issue we need to bridge to be able to move forward with our life. Yet, we don’t know how to proceed, because no matter how we look at it, things aren’t simple, but rather uncertain and unclear.
Therefore, it is critical at this time to get into a different mindset and think outside the box. We need to stop overanalyzing and worrying and instead open us to inspiration so that we can make the necessary adjustments in a changing situation and also anticipate what we can expect under these conditions. Now that Mercury is leaving his shadow zone, new information is coming in we can use to figure out a more effective approach.
Mercury’s next aspects are a semi-square to Ceres and a trine to Pallas, putting emphasis on the nurturing principle and the strategies we’re employing. Scrutinizing our familiar environment and the ways we seek support, to bond and take care of our affairs will help us to make decisions about whether these are working for us or not and which matters require more effort and better planning.
Prior to the New Moon did Vesta make ingress to Libra, Venus’ sign, and Venus to Virgo after she transited the eclipse point. This means, a matter related to self-worth and self-validation triggered the theme that was ushered in by the eclipse and shifted the energy, bringing focus and dedication to social causes or projects, which need to be balanced and evaluated based on priorities and values that revolve around service, usefulness and profitability. With the fall equinox only a couple of days away, we’re approaching a turning point in the wheel of the year that refers to restoring equilibrium in our life, especially in regard to relationships and rules of engagement where we need to find consensus, come to an agreement and reason things out.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 27:27 Virgo states:
“A bald-headed man who has seized power. Keynote: The sheer power of personality in times that call for decision – THE POWER OF THE WILL.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 168)
During this cycle will we show strong self-determination and the necessary motivation to advance our agenda. As the Jupiter-Uranus opposition is tightening, our options need to be assessed from a different angle so that we don’t contradict ourselves anymore and can make progress.
Tarot card of the day is the “Wheel of Fortune” indicating that the wheel has turned and we’ve entered a new phase of the cycle. We must accept that things can always turn around; that what goes around comes around. However, in every crisis lies opportunity. It’s not a time to be complacent; instead we have to actively follow this path now and go with the flow.