August’s New Moon (also a Solar Eclipse) falls on September 1st, which is the first day of Spring for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere and of Autumn for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere.
A Powerful New Moon and a New Season.
New Moon’s offer us the chance to set intentions for something new within our lives.
Whereas, Solar Eclipses tend to be experienced as external events, which illuminate an area of our life; bringing previously hidden/unacknowledged behaviours or circumstances to light.
For example, through events and/or people.
What will this Eclipse bring forth for you to acknowledge and in which area of your life is it falling?
Look for where 9 degrees and 21 seconds falls within your natal chart and check the house (area of life) in order to ascertain this.
If you need further help with this activity, my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” can help. You can claim your free copy here.
Bernadette Brady in her work on the Saros Cycles tells us that the energy of this particular eclipse is about truth; about getting real and seeing a situation for what it truly is.
If we choose to work with what has been highlighted it can be a productive time.
With all the Virgo energy in play at this New Moon health or healing could well play a part.
Virgo (also being a realistic sign) offers the chance to get practical with problem solving and you may find that others can help with something that may otherwise be a struggle.
The Sabian Symbol for this Eclipse/New Moon is: Virgo 10: “Two Heads Looking Out And Beyond The Shadows”
This speaks of ‘Two Heads often being better than One” when it comes to seeking a solution.
The Moon’s T Square with Neptune and the Saturn/Mars conjunction indicates that it may be important to get clear on what it is that you’re trying to achieve; to remain true to your own path. Therefore, avoiding the tendency to be swayed by others, lost in brain fog and getting nowhere.
Strengthening your intuition and connecting to your heart can often increase faith, clarity and ‘an instinctive knowing’ of which path is the right one for you; leading to focus and confidence in moving forwards.
Too much mind energy can cause procrastination and fear, so be mindful of needless worrying.
Mercury (still in his introspective phase of the retrograde) is ruler of this Moon and is currently on Virgo 29: “A Man Is Gaining Secret Knowledge From An Ancient Scroll He Is Reading”.
This symbol intimates that there is no rush.
Take some time out in reflection; to meditate, consult the signs/oracles/experts of choice; to research and perhaps look to the way of the Ancients if this is correct for you.
Is it time to step back and to do some more checking?
Are you gaining insight into previously hidden behaviour/patterns?
This is the point of Mercury Retrograde; not to simply frustrate nor delay us, but to offer us the chance to see what was hereto missed.
To re-visit, re-do and to tie up all loose ends, so that we can continue from a stronger, more informed position.
The opposition to Neptune hints at heightened intuition and this along with the trine to Pluto is a further reminder that it is important to remain in your power at this time, so as not to be swayed by others or to fall prey to confusion, imagined worries and/or doubt.
The Moon’s degree raises a point about tolerance and relinquishing the need to be right (which can be a Virgo tendency). Is it really worth the argument?
If we’ve never walked in someone else’s shoes then we cannot possibly know what is right for them.
Stay true to your own heart, your own path and keep the faith. We cannot know where it will lead, but it’s important to remember that life has our back.
It is the fear that arises from our own minds that can keep us held back or held in chains when we fear ‘the shadows’.
Remember to look for planets in your personal birth chart that fall around 9 degrees; especially of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).
If you find any, then this Eclipse may affect you to a stronger degree and the actions that you take now could be life-changing.
It can also be enlightening to check your children’s charts (if you are a parent).
The New Moon/Eclipse will fall on September 1st at 07:03pm here in Brisbane (AEST).
Remember that New Moons are a great time to meditate, set intentions, plant the seeds of new beginnings and to cleanse your crystals.