Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Capricorn
With the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Capricorn, the intense desire of Scorpio is linked with practicality and a strong executive function of Capricorn. It helps us manage and execute a plan and know how to get any assistance we need. For this phase we know we have the power to bring our desires to reality. Take a look at your manifesting list and find an item or two to highlight. Remember, acting on one items serves to activate all the items on the list. Capricorn can help focus with intention on one on the list and develop a plan to put into action to make it happen.
There’s a little warning with this Moon. Some of the planetary players in this Moon might try to push too hard, coerce, and maybe even bully to get things done their way- the only "right" way. It might take more effort than usual to be kind. Breathe through this sort of resistance. It will pass. Don’t buy into the distraction. Make a firm commitment to do your part in making your dreams come true. Then take the next indicated step with intention. Manifestation is in process.
New Moon in Scorpio
Sun and Moon at 23º Scorpio
Lead us from the Unreal to the Real Lead us from Darkness to Light
Lead us from Death to Immortality Let there be Peace, Peace, Peace. From the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Scorpio is a fixed sign in the element of Water. The key phrases for Scorpio are I DESIRE/I TRANSFORM. Scorpio is by nature intense, mysterious, and healing on a very deep level. The Scorpio manifesting cycle is the time to explore our heart’s desire, especially regarding the topics of sex, money, death, and experiences of transformation and renew. Scorpio is a sign that requires us to face what is true Reality and acknowledge the only thing that does not change in this world—change itself.
With every New Moon comes the opportunity to make a manifesting list. Since Scorpio is all about Desire, let desire be the intense driving force to activate manifestation. Allow longing to arise without judging. Allow acceptance of endings as endings are required for new beginnings and it is death that allows birth.
Scorpio can be dark and intimidating, but be brave and use curiosity to discover deep yearnings that may have been unaddressed or ignored. Make sure you write down your manifesting list. When you think you are finished, read it aloud, fold it in a special way and place it in a special place. Here are some suggestions for a Scorpio manifesting list:
I accept my sexuality, sexual wounds are healed and I
have a healthy sex life.
I accept and own my power and intensity.
My investments are successful and bring great wealth.
I make financial decisions that are good for me and
business partners. My financial plan is responsible and brings financial security as its legacy.
I accept my mortality and have documents in place to share with loved ones regarding my end of life decisions.
My psychic powers and intuition become more and more
accurate and reliable.
I receive money, property, or other items of value from inheritance, investments, a legacy, or mysterious sources.
I trust in a loving Presence and welcome transformation on all levels.
I embrace the Mystery.
I thank Beatrex for introducing me to the phrase, "This comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned". This helped me become more comfortable in making my manifesting list big and broad. It convinced me that my abundance and ease in life benefited others in ways I may never know. I am grateful for that message and the gifts that have come as a result.
My soul is from elsewhere I'm sure of that and I intend to end up there.
Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Virgo
We are in the final phase of the Releasing Cycle of the Taurus Full Moon – The Balsamic Moon. Our work is done. We have made our release list. We have done the work of disseminating, seeing our part in patterns we wish to change, and sought and given forgiveness. We have identified and made needed adjustments and now it’s time to let go. Letting go can be a challenge. It demands we trust the Universe, say “Thank you” knowing we have done our best.
The actions I do take in this cycle are reading my release list aloud one last time and then burning the list as a symbol of letting it go completely. For the rest of the cycle I am going to rest and let the magic of the empty space open me to the coming possibilities of the New Moon in Scorpio. The Scorpio New Moon Cycle invites intensity, passion, and transformation. Let the transforming influence of Scorpio take you deep into the core of your being to find the pure gold hidden in the shadow.
For the Balsamic Phase there is harmony between the inner and outer during this phase as the Moon moves closer and closer to Her disappearance as the dark Moon. The coming New Moon at 23º Scorpio, November 14, at 9:07 PM PST, marks the beginning of the Manifesting Cycle.
Mercury, now moving direct, moves into Scorpio on November 10. This will direct our thoughts to what is under the surface or behind the scenes. Mercury in Scorpio is probing and curious. The coming New Moon will activate a challenging aspect between Mercury and Uranus. It could be mind blowing. Let’s see how it plays out.
"In the waning period of the moon the crescent shape is inverted (turning eastward), and the point reached as this typical shape is formed-by subtraction of light, this time-has been called in alchemical schools of astrology the "balsamic moon"-a term whose derivation appears unknown. This phase of the waning moon symbolizes in one sense, the final letting go of the seed of the cycle about to end. It also represents the moon's entrance into the sanctuary of the solar realm; and as she enters, she brings to the sun, as it were, the new "need" of the earth. She is the mother, or beloved, petitioning the divine spirit in the name of confused and disintegrating earth-creatures. She is the penitent asking for mercy, the nun offering her prayers for the sake of humanity lost in sin. She is the incense ("balsam"?) or prayer rising to the sun, calling for a new revelation, a new Messiah, a new body, a new image of reality, a new concept to resolve man's ever-recurrent doubts and uncertainties." -Dane Rudhyar from The Lunation Cycle
Last Quarter Moon
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Leo
We are in the middle of this releasing phase that started with the Full Moon with Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus. By now you have made a release list. You have done the disseminating work and now you are set to use the energy of the Last Quarter Moon. This phase is a great time for breaking the bonds that hold you to behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes that no longer serve you and may even be standing in the way of the abundant and graceful life you want.
Scorpio, the current Sun sign, and Leo, the Moon sign for this phase, are both fixed signs. Taurus, the initiating sign of this Releasing cycle is another fixed sign. Stubbornness and self-indulgence (challenges to Taurus), egotism and arrogance (challenges to Leo) and jealousy and resistance to change (challenges to Scorpio) can join forces and bog us down, or we can use the friction of facing these in ourselves to fuel true soul driven growth. This is time to use personal will (Leo Moon) and align it with the forces of transformation (Scorpio Sun) to release obstacles to abundance and true wealth and value in life (Taurus umbrella).
Take another look at your release list. Is there a person or incident that brings up a negative memory or a person, incident, or situation from the past that still has a hold on you? Are you still entertaining a grudge or betrayal? Now is the time to get real, get honest about your part and get over it. Own your own part in the offence and your part in staying stuck. Acknowledge what the other has done and your own part as well. Make notes and then apply the healing balm of forgiveness.
Here’s how I do that:
I will write down the “who”, the “what”, the offence/what happened. I forget “why”. (maybe that’s probably a defense strategy.). I write down my grievance or resentment and my part. Then I write a forgiveness list. I have learned to put myself on the list along with the others. I find when I can forgive myself I can forgive others more easily. I remember forgiving is not letting someone “off the hook”, forgiving allows an event to move into the past by allowing the stuck or icky feeling to process through the body by moving into the present. In the present, stuck energy is released to support transformation
Try it. Keep notes and see how manifesting abundance improves-especially next spring when the New Moon in Taurus comes around.
*Be alerted here, this is not an easy task. We are dealing with sticky and dug-in stuff , but it is sooo worth it. You don’t need to keep this list, but you do need to write it.
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Cancer
The Disseminating Moon is our opportunity to activate the releasing cycle by consciously giving something away. The releasing cycle of the Taurus Full Moon is concerned with wealth, money, and what we value. For this lunar phase, the Moon has moved into Cancer, the focus is on nurturing, home, food, security, and mother. This is a perfect time to demonstrate your confidence in an abundant life by making a donation to a food pantry, supporting work with and for the homeless, care of children or children’s nutritional programs. You could give of your time to make sure you connect with your mother, or a person who is as a mother to you.
The US celebrates abundance and sharing on Thanksgiving later on this month. With COVID, it is likely celebrating this year will be a very different holiday for many of us. I am thinking I can give to local charities that provide food for those in need. This would also be an excellent time to support any effort to improve food security in this time of loss of income due to the pandemic. Contact with family can use technology to give the gift of connection to family. This kind of connection is especially supported by Uranus in Taurus (Taurus is the Moon sign ruling this releasing Moon). Uranus supports doing things in unusual and innovative ways, so put this to use for your disseminating process for this phase.
Giving is a sacred act. It connects us with the Divinity, that Being of limitless bounty. I particularly connect with the feminine expression of the Divine, Divine Mother. I ask for Her to present me with suggestions for my giving. She always responds. I am sure to find in the next day or so the perfect opportunity to give. I will likely see how well it fits into something on my release list.
I strongly encourage you to use this opportunity to give and as you do, imagine your giving as a way to unlock any fixed or stuck energy that has been standing in the way of you receiving all the best life has to give.
Full Moon in Taurus
October 31, 7:50 AM PDT
Sun @ 8º Scorpio/ Moon @8º Taurus
This Full Moon falls on Halloween a time when we notice the thinning veil between worlds. Full Moon time is the time of illumination and this one especially will illuminate that which is often in the dark.
During Full Moon the Sun lights the day, and at night, the Moon illuminates the darkness by reflecting the Sun’s light back to the earth.. This helps us see the shadow side of the Moon sign. This is time to see and own what is revealed in the shadow and release it what no longer serves or benefits us. It’s time to let go and release.
The Sun in Scorpio is illuminating the Taurus Moon and giving us access to the shadow side of attachment. The key phrase for Taurus is I HAVE. It is the sign
of luxury, wealth, possessions and true value. Taurus elevates form and infuses light into matter. Since Taurus is a fixed sign in the element of earth it is extremely stable and seeks
This releasing cycle of the Taurus Moon is my time to examine patterns and behaviors within the Taurus energy field that I am now (or wish to be) ready to release. The more honest I can be in owning and naming these patterns, the more freedom and healing will come. This is a good time for spiritual practice around issues of attachment, craving, and both resistance to being in the world of form (immanence) and resistance to the formless (transcendence).
Here are some suggestions for a release list during the Taurus Full Moon:
I release throat and neck problems.
I release stubbornness, being bull headed, being a bully.
I release rigidity.
I release people, things, ideas that lack value for me.
I release fear of wealth/fear of poverty.
I release blocks and resistance to modifying business plans and practices to be financially successful.
I release money worry.
I release greed, possessiveness, hoarding, and craving.
I release all blocks and obstacles to prosperity.
I release resistance to being an agent of the Divine bringing light to form here and now in this world.
Make sure you actually write your release list. The writing helps see and identify patterns you wish to change and you will use it during the Release Cycle to do activities aimed at assisting the releasing process. All through this next 2 weeks remember any work done on one item on your releasing list activates all the items so most of your work will just be on one releasing statement. After you have made your list, read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and place it in a special place. We will be using it as a guide for the next couple of weeks.
For this Moon the planet Uranus is in very close relationship with the Moon and opposite the Sun. Uranus is called the Awakener. This energy is disruptive and unsettling and I am curious how it will find expression in fixed and grounded Taurus. Since it is Uranus it will likely be surprising so expect anything. Also in the cycle Mercury will go direct (on US election day) and Mars will turn direct right before the next New Moon. Wow! It is likely to be a bumpy road for a bit. I’m going to focus on the benefits of disturbance that awakens and find benefit in the release process.
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Pisces
This is the final phase of the building cycle. It’s time to use that super
power we all possess—imagination, the vehicle that brings our dreams to reality. Take a look at your manifesting list--the one you made for this New Moon cycle. Now either pick the item you have been using all along or if you like, pick the item that will be easiest for you to imagine as fully realized. This may mean it is the closest to reality or better yet, the one that you desire most passionately. Let that powerful desire drive the building of an imagined experience of total fulfillment.
The Gibbous Moon phase sets up the frequency of fulfillment. When you harness the power of imagination to create fulfillment, a pattern is set that is actualized as your new manifested reality. Be
open to notice magic at work as you cooperate with Divinity to set the pattern of
transformation in motion. This is the time to expect a miracle. Use all your senses to fire up your imagination. Take time to fully and completely experience through imagination fulfillment of the intention you set early in New Moon. See, taste, smell, hear, and feel this new reality. Make sure to add the element of emotion and sense of being. The Moon will be in Pisces for most of this cycle, BELIEVE in the magic of this special time.
Later, before the Full Moon (7:50 am PDT Saturday) be sure to find your manifesting list and read every item aloud. Acknowledge what has already changed in your life. Next symbolically
release the list demonstrating you know it is done and this or better than this comes to you easily and plesureably for the benefit of all concerned. You may choose to burn your list and send it
through the air to the invisible power of the Universe or treat your list
as a seed and plant it in the earth. Imagine your dreams are fulfilled and say, “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” Be sure to bring in gratitude for what has come in the past, is coming to you now, and what you know is on the way. Know that it is done and all is in Divine order.
**Quick note. 10/27 Mercury retrogrades into Libra and Venus moves into Libra. Mercury will turn direct on November 3. Mid month Mars, retrograde since early September, goes direct. November
promises to be fast moving. Buckle up.
Sun in Libra/Moon in Sagittarius
The Waxing Crescent is the second phase of the building cycle of the Libra Moon.
Setting a firm intention marks this phase. Focus in on one or two items on the manifesting list and ask, “What will I do to begin making my intention a reality?”
Remember action on any item on the list activates every item. The first action called for here is focus and intention. What item on that list is
most alive? What item seems to have a clear course of action connected to it? Where will you choose to
invest your attention? Open up the lines of communication with Source and confirm your resolve to do your part. This will lead to opportunities to take action in cooperation with the manifesting power of the universe.
The Sagittarius energy will support optimism, aiming high, and going for greatness. It may be difficult to narrow the focus to just 1 or 2 items, but
concentration is worth the effort. It invites clarity of vision for the next indicated step which will be
taking the next indicated step.
Sun at 23º Libra/Moon at 23º Libra
Sun in Libra/Moon in
Leo Balsamic Moon
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Virgo
"By letting it go it all gets done." Lao Tzu
The Balsamic Moon or the Waning Crescent is the final phase of the Moon's releasing cycle. During this phase the releasing work begun at the Full Moon is coming to completion. The task of this time is to surrender to the darkening light and trust that emptiness is a safe place. How can we move to the next Moon if we are holding on to the last - even if we are holding on to letting go? This is the time to rest and cleanse. It is the time to enter into our inner sanctuary to make ready for the coming Libra New Moon.
Here's how I am using this Moon:
I will review and read my release list aloud. I am going to notice those areas where I feel a softening or lightening. I'm going to remember my forgiveness exercise and finally, I will burn my release list and as fully and completely as possible, I will let it go.
It’s a challenge for me to move into the empty space. I am always a bit happier when I am active. But I know this Moon demands stillness. It requires me to move within and remember that it is in the dark that the seeds of awaken. The new is stirring and knows the Source of light and will naturally grow toward it.
The New Moon is coming and I want to be ready. There is extraordinary support for transformation. I want to be prepared to meet the Mystery.
* It is likely to be more of a challenge to still oneself right now with Mars retrograde in Aries (the sign of his greatest strength) and Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. Here's a tip-- just do the best you can. Pause often. Breathe. We are all in a deep and challenging process right now. That means that other person or situation that is bothering you has at its center another human being that is also challenged and irritatble. Be kind.
Sun in Libra/Moon in Cancer
Last Quarter Moon
Libra and Cancer are both cardinal signs and there is a lot of planetary action in all the cardinal signs right now. The Sun and Moon are in a 90º angle, or astrological square. This is the time to make adjustments and face up to the challenge that letting go brings.
For this particular Quarter Moon 5 planets are setting up a cross configuration (OK a couple of the participants are a little distant, but because there is a link here, I think all are in play). Mars is in Aries, Moon in Cancer, Sun in Libra, and Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. These are all cardinal signs the signs that bring change. This set up impacts us all, though in different ways. Don’t take it personally, but use it individually—the way only you can. Your chart will have some keys to this.
Remember, all of humanity is being tested (not just you) and change is a demand of the time, not an option. We assist in change when we work in areas we have a degree of influence. That would be primarily oneself and those people and situations within one’s sphere of influence. Use this time to be honest and face yourself and your part in contributing to problems. Demand of yourself rigorous honesty—this is not an easy task, but an act of service that is worth the effort. Invite the courage make the adjustments that will lead change.
I have found using forgiveness during the Last Quarter works for me. I look at my release list, the sign of the Sun, the Moon umbrella, and the current Moon sign. In this case issues of self (Aries umbrella) and relationship (Libra Sun) are highlighted. The current Cancer Moon will be bringing up issues of lack of nurturing, emotional support, home and security, attachment, abandonment, and mother. So follow the formula to make your forgiveness list –
I forgive myself for letting parents/lover/need for security, (fill in the blank) define me.
I forgive ___________________ for trying to define me.
I forgive myself for being overly sensitive or for denying my sensitivity.
I forgive ________________ for abandoning/ failing to nourish me. (These abandonments may be based on real or imagined abandonments—they often feel the same.)
Look for issues of codependence, people pleasing, and bad boundaries.
Your release list will have some clues.
I found that taking some time for this brought helpful and powerful release. Though I started with me, I noticed ripples went out to the others as well. It is like a cleansing shower of grace that helps prepare me for a strong positive rebirth next spring.
Sun in Libra/Moon in Gemini
Sun in Libra and Moon in Gemini is the lucky set up of this Disseminating Moon. We are in the release cycle of the Moon and in the process of letting go. It’s time to practice letting go by giving or disseminating from our own treasury. This giving can be giving of our wisdom, learning, time, attention, energy, or material even wealth.
Mercury, ruled Gemini, suggests giving to those close such as neighbors, siblings, and community or to give through communication. Since Gemini is about thinking and has the gift of gab, this could be a great time to visit family or community members and inspire and activate them. Maybe you can promote communication or give an energetic boost to a favorite community cause. You might give a neighbor a hand or give of yourself in some way. Consider a charitable gift to an organization that supports small local business, supports a local political campaign, or assists families in better communication.
The practice of giving allows us to identify with the Divine, the Abundant Source of all that is good in life. The Divine gives through each of us. Giving increases gratitude and gratitude leads to giving.
In the next 4 days, make sure to find some opportunity to give/disseminate. Remember words have power and can be used now to bring harmony. Time to share.
Just a note: Be sure to pay attention. Mercury begins to move very slowly as it moves toward retrograde motion. Mercury’s storm (less than 40 minutes of arc per day) begins on Wednesday. The retrograde is not the time to begin projects. It is the time to finish up all those that are already in process. Actual retrograde begins in a week.
Moon 9º Aries
October 1, 2:05 PM PDT
Full Moon - Illumination
This is the first Full Moon of the second portion of the zodiac year that back in March. And wow what a time this has been! The world as we have known it has been profoundly changed for most of us and we are still in the process of transformation. This Moon in Aries with Sun in Libra calls on to examine our issues with self in relationship. At the stage of this Moon the traveler is discovering that there are others and there is a drive for relationship. This Moon lets us see what contrary and undeveloped aspects of self arise to oppose connection with The Other.
During this time aspects of the ego self comes up for review. The ruler of Aries, Mars is currently in Aries and though some degrees away from the Moon will be playing a role in intensifying the raw drive, impulsivity, and need for action that is part of Aries. The key words for Aries are I AM and for Libra, I BALANCE. For this Moon I will be looking for what part of who and what I AM might be standing in the way of balance. How and in what kinds of situations have I denied who I AM in order to maintain balance and not disrupt harmony. I will certainly be looking at anger, passive aggressive behavior, and fear of anger and expression of emotions. In these times in particular, we are all seeing a great deal of that Mars type of energy and we serve our world when we have the courage to deal with it within ourselves rather than projecting it ourside ourselves and onto others.
The Moon sign directs us to the area being revealed and gives us clues to the qualities, situations, blocks, and blind spots that may be ready for release. This is the time to be honest and brave and identify negative patterns that seem to repeat or simply name strategies that just don’t work any more—and maybe never did, and set about a process of letting go.The activity for the Full Moon is to make a release list. Think about some of the things i've mentioned and begin a list.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
I release toxic anger.
I release failure to recognize the need for rest.
I releae impatience and intolerance.
I release blocks to being myself in relationship.
I recognize passive aggression in myself and release blocks to expressing anger. I release the sense of separation from the Divine.
I release blocks and obstacles to taking apporpriate action.
You release list is just the beginning. Write it out. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. The next phase will
be the Disseminating Moonon Tuesday.
Sun in Libra/ Moon in Aquarius
This is prime time for manifesting and using your imagination. Sun is in Libra and Moon is in Aquarius and we remain under the umbrella of the. What does this mean for you? This is the time to take advantage of Pluto in Capricorn to go very deeply in the process of using your imagination for image fulfillment. Jupiter is in Cap also to help make your manifesting grand and generous while Saturn is on hand to make sure there is order and structure. Your manifesting could take some time and some effort. In your imagining include effort as part of the enjoyment and the process with a reward of long lasting benefit.
Remember when you use your imagination, its best to engage all of your senses. Earthy Virgo will assist in getting all the details clear and bright. The Libra Sun will bring beauty and cause you to settle only for quality. The Aquarius Moon for this Gibbous phase brings the dreams that make spark the ideas to manifest. Aquarius is also the sign that seeks and encourages the manifestation of a new paradigm for humanity. Use this time to imagine that as well. Take time to read your list aloud, and fully imagine just how you will be using those things, situations, attitudes and blessings that are coming your way as the result of your work during this building cycle.
I am going to use this time to fully and completely imagine the good things in my life and my world that may not have fully manifested. I'll use all my senses to do this. I will aid the process by naming clearly as many of life's blessings as I can specifically and feeling intense gratitude for the many blessings that grace my life now. (Yes, I am taking time to include all of you who check in with mymoonguide.com as part of that gratitude.) All that gratitude will fuel my ability to imagine even more blessings coming my way.
I will take special care to avoid worry-the biggest misuse of imagination there is. I will use my good and skillful will to reign in worry, jealously, negative thoughts of all kinds. They are just not good for me right now. Sure, I will notice them and take any creative warning for what it is worth. I just won't dwell on these thoughts.
Between now and the Full Moon on Thursday afternoon, I will continue this exercise. As I do so, I will feel my personal will coming more and more in line with what I call the Divine Will and feel the comfort and confidence that comes with that strong connection. Then when I look up in the sky around Sunset and see the egg shaped Moon in the eastern part of the sky I’ll see a beautiful and beneficial future forming.
Join in. You might just call it an experiment and make notes on what you experience in a state of gratitude. How easy or challenging it is to fully and completely imagine all the good things in life coming your way. Many of us have to increase our tolerance for wealth, pleasure, and fulfillment. You might consider this a good time to set a course for happiness, fulfilling service, and love.
Make sure to appreciate and note each and every movement toward your better, fuller, richer life. Use gratitude as fuel.
Quarter Moon - September 23,
Libra Sun/ Capricorn Moon
The Quarter Moon energy is all about making adjustments, dealing with challenges and taking action that let's the Universe know that we are willing to cooperate and do our part to make our dreams come true even if it takes a little effort on our part. I like to remember that whatever I do toward making any one thing on my list become a reality, is activating all the other items on my list.
This First Quarter Moon is under the Virgo umbrella. The Sun has changed signs and is now in Libra, but we are still feeling the Virgo influence. The Moon is now 90º from the Sun and in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is all about structure and order with some elements of control about just how and who decides on the details of that structure and order. Libra, the Moon sign for this phase wants everyone to get along, play fair and assure justice for all. This may mean an effort from the emotions to deny or just hide the mess with something pretty.
If you are aligned and seek the next indicated step for you at this time, you are likely to fare better and make progress. So how does one get aligned? My suggestion is consider a gratitude list. As you count your blessings, you are sure to be reminded of times like these and how you successfully navigated such terrain. You might also in gratitude recall errors of the past with ideas on how to do better now.
The Virgo umbrella holds an important key—the rulership of Mercury. Let your wise and flexible mind support the value of structure and security sought by the Capricorn Moon with the aesthetic of the Libra Sun seeking kindness, beauty and justice. Invite images of how that might be and practice it in your life here and now. Remembering with gratitude the many good things that have come your way eases the tension of the Sun/Moon square and this prepares the way for imagining success that comes with the Gibbous Moon on Sunday afternoon.
Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon
Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon
Years ago someone described the Crescent Moon as the “Cheshire Moon”. For this phase I look at the evening sky, after sunset and see the Moon smiling at me like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. This is the phase that supports growth. During this phase I like to focus on one or two items on my manifesting list and get some ideas about my next indicated step.
I’ve made my list and now I’m looking for the opportunity to do my part in cooperation with the manifesting power of the universe to make it happen. This harmonious relationship between the Sun and Moon blends the practical and orderly Virgo energy with the intensity and drive of the Scorpio Moon. The good news for me is all I have to do is be present and open up the lines of deep communication. The natural order will reveal itself and all I have to do is follow orders to take my next indicated step.
PS Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon would be a great time for planting. Make sure you keep in mind summer plants are out because there is less and less light and the air will be chilling. There are lots of cool weather crops, like kale, broccoli, carrots, beets. This is a great time for planting greens. It’s all the little things that help keep life fresh.
**Just a note here. I am a day late in posting don't waste time in getting to attending to you work for this phase. Tomorrow evening the First Quarter Moon is exact and you will be moving to the next phase. Also we are officially in fall as the Equinox is today, September 22, 6:30 am pdt. We will continue under the umbrella of the Virgo New Moon, but now all will be flavored with Libra.
NEW MOON IN VIRGO
SUN AND MOON IN VIRGO
SEPTEMBER 17 @ 4:00 AM PDT
The Sun and Moon are in the same sign for each New Moon. This helps us examine and focus on the particular area of life and energy frequency that is being activated at this time. I have come to deeply appreciate Virgo as the sign of service, work, and loving care. This is the sign of discernment and analysis and when true to itself, the sign in which the mind is in service to a power greater than itself.
Virgo, the maiden, is one of only 3 signs of the zodiac represented by a human form. It is a mutable or adapting sign in the element of earth. Virgo is said to be ruled by Mercury. Some modern astrologers attribute ruler ship to Chiron (Clow; Mason) while others suggest Vesta (Bloch and George). Certainly our old version of Virgo is not enough to contain its many gifts and assets.
The gifts of this pivotal sign are needed at this time when there is so much to digest. The body function under Virgo's rule is digestion, the gut. Work, service, small animals, and routine are Virgo issues as is health, healing and the practice of the healing arts. Key phrases for Virgo are I analyze, I heal, I discern. The Virgo approach can take things apart and reassemble them for maximum benefit and efficiency.
To use Virgo energy, enlist the help of the Divine Feminine, often portrayed as a virgin. This aspect of the Divine is sure to listen and help identify, refine and reach our goals. Ask Her help in making your manifesting list. Take time to write your list as this helps make it more concrete. No need to limit or even be “realistic”, though Virgo energy might suggest just that.
Here are some things I'm thinking of putting on my list:
I work “smart”.
I am efficient and organized.
I enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
My mind is orderly and disciplined.
I establish a good routine of exercising my physical, mental and spiritual bodies.
I am discerning without being judgmental.
I know Divinity is in the details and I am pleased to deal with the small stuff of life.
I accept “good enough” when it is good enough and let go of perfectionism.
I have a job I love that satisfies me (and I know when to quit).
I am healthy/healed/ and a healing presence.
I am happy serving the Divine in Its many forms.
That is the start of my Virgo manifesting list. It’s good enough for now. I am going to be working on this list and hope you find time to do so for yourself. I like to add "this and better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned."
I’ll write my list. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. Have fun with this. Now is the time to discover the hidden power of Virgo as a new and different expression of the feminine.
Sun in Virgo/Moon in Leo
The Balsamic Moon phase begins September 13. This is the final phase of the releasing Moon cycle that began with the Full Moon in Pisces. This is the time to take your release list, speak it aloud and burn it. This is time for complete release and trust that all is in Divine order and your part is done. The rest is up to God, the Universe, the Divine—whatever your name is for that Power that is.
I love this phase because it is time to totally and completely let go and know I have done my part to identify and process inner material for release. This is the time to let go of those things that have served their purpose and no longer belong in my life. I remember that I can do my part—no more no less and it is up to a Power greater than me to set the timing.
During this time, I remain awake and alert to events, people, thoughts and subtle influences that come to my life. I believe these hold clues to the coming cycle, like seeds that hold the complete plant in pattern, but will need proper circumstances and time to come to reality. I surrender in this time to the embrace of the Divine and enter my inner temple to await the rebirth that I know comes at the end of the cycle and the beginning of a new season and cycle soon to come. The new Moon in Virgo is on September 17, at 4 am. The Sun’s move into the sign of Libra and the Equinox (Fall for the northern hemisphere and Spring for the southern) marks a balance point in the earth’s orbit around the Sun. Day and night are equal and change is part of the pattern.
I especially like what Dane Rudhyar has to say about this phase in The Lunation Cycle.
"This phase of the waning moon symbolizes in one sense, the final letting go of the seed of the cycle about to end. It also represents the moon's entrance into the sanctuary of the solar realm; and as she enters, she brings to the sun, as it were, the new "need" of the earth. She is the mother, or beloved, petitioning the divine spirit in the name of confused and disintegrating earth creatures. She is the penitent asking for mercy, the nun offering her prayers for the sake of humanity lost in sin. She is the incense ("balsam"?) or prayer rising to the sun, calling for a new revelation, a new Messiah, a new outpouring of spirit and light through a new lunar structure-- a new body, a new image of reality, a new concept to solve man's ever-recurrent doubts and uncertainties."
Sun in Virgo/Moon in Gemini
We are in the middle of the releasing cycle of this Moon. By now we have made a release list and done the disseminating work. The Last Quarter Moon now requires us to do some deep and maybe challenging work. The Last Quarter is the phase of active participation with Divinity in the work of release, liberation, and freedom from negative patterns that repeat and do not serve us.
We are still under the influence of the Pisces Full Moon, but the Moon has now moved to Gemini making a Square (90º angle) to the Sun in Virgo. We can use the mental energy of the luminaries to remember those events in our lives that contributed to shame, blame, and trauma that lead to those negative patterns we seek to change.
Look over your release list and let your mind wander. Notice what occurs to you—any event, person, or situation that comes to mind is there for a reason. Honor it. Allow any emotions connected to these thoughts to be as they are. Breathe. Remind yourself these events are passed. Emotions may be experienced and with the breath may simply pass through you safely and easily.
As experiences come to mind, the mental nature of both Virgo and Gemini may become activated and seek to place blame, fix on details, and construct a story to go with the feelings. Ask: Am I willing to let this go? If you are willing, a great approach is a forgiveness process. Here are some tips on a forgiveness process I have found helpful:
Identify the direction of the forgiveness—are you wishing to forgive a parent, friend, lover, or other who has cause you harm or damage or is it more important to start with forgiving yourself? Below is an example for self-forgiveness.
I forgive myself for being a victim or martyr
1. ID a situation in which I was a victim
2. What did I do to get into the situation or perpetuate it? What is my part?
3. Apply the power of mental clarity, curiosity, reason to answer
4. Write it down – I (name the behavior or attitude with no excuses)
5. Write I forgive myself for (the behavior or attitude identified above)
6. Breathe and acknowledge that event is in the past. I can learn from it and let it go.
I found that taking some time for this brought helpful and powerful release and though I started with me, I have noticed ripples went out to others as well. It is like a cleansing shower of grace that let me enter the final Balsamic phase fresh and clean and open. Consider giving it a try.
VIRGO SUN/TAURUS MOON
The second phase of the Full Moon releasing cycle is the Disseminating Moon. This is the phase between the Full Moon and the Last Quarter Moon. During this phase, the Moon goes from looking egg like and oval to looking like a half circle. As the Moon is shrinking we are releasing.
Take another look at your release list. Read it aloud and as you do, notice if a particular person, event, or situation comes to your awareness. Just see what bubbles up from who knows where. Since focus on just one thing keeps your entire list activated, allow one item on your list to deepen as a result of what came to your attention as if by magic. Explore it. Come to know it. Can you connect it with something symbolically? Your action step of this phase is to disseminate something, give something from yourself that can represent what came to your attention as you let your unconscious lead you.
We are in the Pisces releasing cycle with the Sun in Virgo and Moon now in Taurus. This is a very harmonious configuration. The Pisces umbrella of this releasing cycle is spiritual and etheric while the Virgo Sun and Taurus Moon are earthy. How might that work for disseminating?
Here are some ideas for disseminating:
Use your voice (Taurus) to disseminate spiritual energy by singing or praying out loud. Sound vibrates the air and the influence is subtle and powerful. Anytime is a good time for prayer, but I’d say now is particularly good.
Give (disseminate) funds to individuals or organizations that promote music and the arts, spiritual growth, peace, or recovery from addiction-all these are connected with Pisces.
Give (disseminate) from your personal treasure (Taurus) to a good cause. This “treasure” might be money, good items that you no longer want or need, or something from your treasury of wisdom.
Support agencies and activities that aid victims (Pisces) of crime, abuse, trafficking.
This might be the right time to use your voice (Taurus) some way in social media (Uranus is in Taurus now, you can use that energy as a boost.)
Visit a prisoner or persons who are sick or dying.
Offer your time in meditation as world service.
These are just some ideas for using this DISSEMINATING MOON. Remember, it is important to make it an actual, down to earth, concrete activity in which you give. Bring consciousness to that activity and allow yourself to experience and enjoy the act of giving. Generosity always sets the stage for abundance since it is an attribute of the Divine, the source of all things.
Sun 10º Virgo/Moon 10º Pisces
September 1, 10:21 PM PDT
Full Moon - Illumination
At the time of the Full Moon, the Sun lights the day and the reflection of that Sun, lights the night. This intense illumination lets us see areas that are now open for release. The moon sign directs us to the area being revealed and gives us clues to the qualities, situations, blocks, and blind spots that may be ready for release. This is the time to be honest and brave and identify negative patterns that seem to repeat or simply name strategies that just don’t work any more—and maybe never did, and set about a process of letting go.
Making a release list can be the first step in systematically letting go. The idea is to identify those people, things, behaviors, qualities and attitudes that no longer serve you. Clues to narrow your focus are found in the Moon sign of the current Full Moon. For this Releasing Cycle the Moon illuminates the sign Pisces.
Here are some suggestions for releasing statements for this Full Moon:
I release foot pain.
I release disconnection with my body.
I let go of resistance/objection to being human and present.
I release being a martyr or victim.
I release procrastination, mental fog, melancholy, and timidity.
I release addiction to _____________________ (this could be a long or short list).
I release escaping through drama or suffering or _____________.
I release blocks and obstacles to healthy boundaries.
I release codependency and the need to abandon myself to another.
I release unconscious blocks to happiness, success, and abundance.
I release blocks and obstacles to psychic ability and mystical experiences.
I release blocks to spirituality and connection with Divinity.
Release negative karmic patterns.
Take time to write out your release statements. This might be a bit of a challenge, since Pisces is vague and slippery. You might want to approach the list by going deep within and allowing insight to bubble up to consciousness. Keep your notebook handy. The Virgo Sun will assist you in the details once you start putting things into writing.
The planet Neptune in Pisces assists in making a strong spiritual connection. That’s fine, its just the ego self in denial or seeking justification. You might find a place for this on your release list. This is the time to release addictions, outmoded escape strategies, and blocks to using and developing psychic abilities.
Write a release list to aid in the letting go process. Your list can be as short or as long as you like, but it must have a concrete form. Always remember, by working on any one statement, you activate all. A prayerful, spiritual attitude can guide you to areas ready for release. Pisces influence can disconnect us from here and now and interfere with being realistic and honest about our part in the wound or trouble. You may find yourself rationalizing and making excuses for holding on. You might hold back until you can make a perfect list (Both of these relate to Sun opposing Moon/Neptune). If you notice this, breathe, occupy your body, and know that all is in divine order.
Sun in Virgo/Moon in Capricorn
This is prime time for using your imagination as a powerful manifesting tool. We are still under the Leo influence, so take another look at your list. Use the Sun in Virgo to help imagine the detail and the practical Capricorn Moon to fully imagine the reality of living with your list fulfilled. Take advantage of Pluto in Capricorn to go very deeply in the process of using your imagination for image fulfillment.
Take time today to read your list aloud. Remember when you use your imagination. It’s best to engage all of your senses as you fully imagine just how you will be using those things, situations, attitudes and blessings that are coming your way as the result of your work during this building cycle.
The biggest challenge you are likely to encounter is doubt that it can really be this simple. The Moon moves into Aquarius and stays there for most of this phase. Aquarius is the sign of the new paradigm. It would be a swell idea to repeat your image fulfillment exercise under that influence and make use of the activation of Uranus in Taurus. A square is a working angle. It takes work, but the rewards are there.
I am going to use this time to fully and completely imagine the good things in my life that may not have fully manifested. I'll use all my senses to do this. I will aid the process by naming clearly as many of life's blessings as I can. I’ll be specific and feel intense gratitude for the many blessings that grace my life right now. (Yes, I am taking time to include all of you who check in with mymoonguide.com as part of that gratitude.) All that gratitude will fuel my ability to imagine even more blessings coming my way.
I will take special care to avoid worry-the biggest misuse of imagination there is. I will use my good and skillful will to reign in worry, jealousy, negative thoughts of all kinds. They are just not good for me right now. Sure, I will notice them and take any creative warning for what it is worth. I just won't dwell on these thoughts.
Between now and the Full Moon on Tuesday night (10:23 pm pdt), I will continue this exercise. As I do so, I will feel my personal will coming more and more in line with what I call the Divine Will and feel the comfort and confidence that comes with that strong connection. Then when I look up in the sky around Sunset and see the egg shaped Moon in the eastern part of the sky I will see a beautiful and beneficial future forming.
Join in. Call it an experiment and make notes on what you experience in a state of gratitude. How easy or challenging is it to fully and completely imagine all the good things in life coming your way? Many of us have to increase our tolerance for wealth, pleasure, and fulfillment. You might consider this a good time to set a course for happiness, fulfilling service, and love. Make sure to appreciate and note each and every movement toward a better, fuller, richer life. Use gratitude as fuel.
First Quarter Moon
Sun in Virgo/Moon in Sagittarius
The Sun has moved into Virgo, but we are still under the influence of the Leo New Moon. With the Sun in Virgo and Moon in Sag, the adjustments that are called for will likely deal with mediating the detail oriented Virgo approach with the broad stroke grand vision of Sagittarius. All this is under the Leo umbrella that insists on making sure there is love and joy and heart in the project.
How can we possibly include so many elements and take action? The First Quarter Moon energy is all about making adjustments, dealing with challenges, and taking action that lets the Universe know that we are willing to cooperate and do our part to make our dreams come true. I like to remember that whatever I do toward making any one thing on my list become a reality, activates all the other items on my list.
We don't have to know all the details to take an action step toward bringing our future into the present, just enough to take the next indicated step. I have found making a gratitude list is very helpful at this time. Counting blessings can be a real eye opener and a reminder of times when love guided our steps toward making a daydream a reality. We may need to bring the Leo will into line with the devotion of Virgo and willingness to touch wisdom and risk that comes with Sag. Scorp
So take that step, giant step or tiny step into your future in gratitude and confidence because Divinity has your back.
Sun in Leo/Moon in Libra
Take a look at your manifesting list and find an item or two to highlight. The Crescent Moon is the second phase of the Manifesting cycle and asks us to focus. Focus on one item helps us know the next indicated step to take in bringing our intention to reality. Remember, acting on one items serves to activate all the items on the list. So fearlessly identify and attend to that one item that excites you and fires you up.
To honor the Sun in Leo use your good will to find your focus item. To honor the Moon in Libra you might consider sharing with a special someone that you have set your sights on manifesting ________ . (Fill in the blank with that focus item from your list). Libra is all about “we” and “us”. This would be a great time to try on a new behavior that is in line with how it would be if that item on your list were solid reality. Use Leo’s acting ability and try on the new behavior with a friend. Give it a try and see how it feels and works.
Sun and Moon in Leo
Sun 26ºLeo/Moon 26ºLeo
August 18 – 7:41 PM PDT
Sun and Moon in Leo
Sun 26ºLeo/Moon 26ºLeo
August 18 – 7:41 PM PDT
For every New Moon, the Sun and Moon are in the same sign. The Moon energy is in full agreement and alignment with the Sun. This is the time for new beginnings, intitiating new projects, building, and setting a pattern of manifestation. Use this time to make your manifesting or wish list using Leo as the focus. Make sure you write your list and especially in Leo, make it bigger than life, like the Sun sign Leo. I always like to add, "This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned"*. Remember you can ask anything and expect everything.
Leo is a fixed sign in the element of fire. It is ruled by the Sun and is the sign of the heart and the will. Leo is about self-expression, fun, and creativity. Leo is the time to own our loveable and regal self and enjoy our chance to play on the stage of life. In Leo, we align our will with the will of the Greater Will and open our hearts to the Divine.
Key phrases for Leo:
Here are some suggestions for a manifesting list. Use them as a jumping off spot to make your own Leo List.
I have a healthy heart and circulation.
I express myself freely.
I love, am loved, and feel loveable.
I enjoy life.
I show my brilliance.
I let my light shine.
I allow myself to be seen.
I have healthy self-esteem.
I fulfill my inner child's need for appreciation and praise.
I increase my tolerance for pleasure and joy.
I am an expression of my soul's purpose.
I accept myself as a beloved child of the Divine.
I align my will with Divine will.
Write your list down. Make it as big as you like. Remember Leo is expansive. Mars in Aries is making a trine to this New Moon so bring in energy and passion.
Read your list aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. This is sharing your list with the Power of the Universe that is your beloved Friend. You can expect miracles.
PS. Remember Leo is the time to roar! This fire sign helps us focus on the heart, love and will. When we are connected through the heart and the deepest meaning of love, we connect with real power. Once that power is engaged, we realize our royal lineage and generosity, compassion and joy result. Even though the Sun will be in Virgo for much of the New Moon Cycle, the entire cycle is under the Leo “umbrella”. I’m thinking Virgo might just aid in manifesting our Leo wish list by enjoying the details. Let’s see.
Sun in Leo/Moon in Cancer
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi
During the Balsamic Moon we enter into our internal sacred space. For Leo time this is the deepest place of your heart, the place of complete vulnerability, the Temple of Love. Let go of ideas here and surrender with intention to the Power of Love Itself. It is likely the mind will rebel at the stillness of this deep space. Treat it like a dog. A dog is meant to be the faithful servant of humans. A good dog can be on guard and relaxed. It can protect and be a good companion without yapping and demanding constant attention. This takes some training, but with that training it can learn to SIT AND STAY. The same is true of the mind when it is taught with love, will, and practice.
Take time during this phase to look at your release list. Read it aloud. Notice any sense of new flexibility and freedom. Recall your exercise in forgiveness and appreciate any new sense of lightness of being. Engage a strong sense of gratitude and know that release is coming in the most easy and pleasurable way. The Power and Source of all life is on your side and regardless of your attention that Force is working tirelessly for your liberation.
After you read your list, burn it. Let it go. Know that all is in Divine order. Move into your own deep place of peace and connection. This is a good time for prayer, journaling and poetry to calm the mind and feed the soul.
Last Quarter Moon
Sun in Leo/Moon in Taurus
At the Last Quarter Moon the Sun and Moon are 90º from one another. This configuration intensifies feeling stuck or blocked. You might find yourself looking at your release list and blaming someone or some thing outside yourself to get some relief from the discomfort of feeling things aren’t going your way or you don’t have what you want when you want it. I suggest this is an excellent time for inner work.
Look at your release list and notice any item that brings up something connected with the idea of this kind of stuckness or pattern of working against your own best interest. Try using this time to release regrets and losses you might be holding on to as though they were treasure. Do your best to feel the feelings that arise and ask for an internal update.
A helpful practice for this phase is making a forgiveness list and make sure to include yourself. I may not start with myself, but life goes better when I own my negative habits, patterns and behaviors and forgive myself. I've found that forgiving myself opens the door to forgiving others. It softens my heart and a soft heart can stretch to become more loving and tolerant.
Consider using a short version of a process used by the Hawaiians called Ho’oponopno, the practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Imagine the person toward whom your heart may be hardened and say:
I love you
Please forgive me
Even if you don’t really mean it say it. Allow it to soften your heart with compassion. Repeat as necessary. This is a sure step toward release and liberation.
Sun in Leo/Moon in Aries
With your release list as your guide, pick one item to guide you in this next activity. Don’t worry about limiting by focusing on one thing—the Aquarian energy of the Full Moon could persuade you that you freedom means no limits. The fact is focus on one item will activate everything else on your release list.
You may find as you read your list aloud some item is more alive and connected to you than others. Let yourself get a real sense of the energy that is tied up in this item. I like to then take this event, concept, situation, whatever it is and imagine some way to link that to an opportunity to give or literally disseminate something.
As the Moon is seen as shrinking as it changes from an oval at the beginning of this phase to the half circle of the next phase the Last Quarter Moon. The Moon seems to be giving itself away, shrinking or disseminating. Disseminating is a bit like broadcasting. Something is let go, given out, and the hope is that it lands in a good place and grows. It isn’t quite like planting but more like spreading something from a place of abundance and releasing it.
We are in the Aquarius releasing cycle, and the key phrase for Aquarius is I KNOW. The Moon is in Aries, I AM. There is a fiery energy in this pattern and it makes it easier to disseminate knowledge and information in an active way, with energy. Use this to your advantage to give of the bounty of your knowledge and personal energy. Give your attention and consciousness to honoring what you know and those things you have come to know as a result of curiosity and opening to the something new and innovative.
Aquarius is about a better world for all. You might be able to find something you know that you can share that is related to innovation, the future, the causes of young people, or the causes of equality. This is a time to come from your abundance and plant a seed for the future. This may be something you say or do or it could be financial support for a group of likeminded individuals supporting a cause based on humanitarian or egalitarian values. Remember, generosity always sets the stage for abundance.
FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS
8:59 AM PDT
Sun 11º Leo/Moon 11º Aquarius
For every Full Moon, the Sun and the Moon are in opposite sides of the sky, this is called an opposition in astrology. The Full Moon is reflecting the light of the Sun. This can bring ILLUMINATION that helps us see the other side of the Sun's focus. A peek into our own "dark side" can help us name and seek release of patterns, behaviors, people and things that block growth, happiness, abundance, and success.
For this cycle, the Sun is in the sign of Leo, the lion. Leo is a fixed sign in the element of fire. Key words for Leo are I will, I love, I create. The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius and it is the Moon sign that gives us our clues on what to examine for release. Aquarius is the sign of the water bearer. It is a fixed sign in the element of air and the key phrases for Aquarius are I know, I liberate.
For the Full Moon, I like to make a RELEASE LIST. For this cycle use the Moon sign, Aquarius, for clues to what is being activated for easier release. Here are some of the things coming to mind with this Full Moon that is activating the Leo/Aquarius polarity:
I release inflexibility, rigidity, and the need for freedom at any cost.
I release dependency fears.
I release any problems with technology.
I release groups, organizations that don't support me.
I release boredom, detachment from feelings, and impatience.
I release needless rebellion or fear of rebellion.
I release fear of being too hopeful and optimistic, or too imaginative and innovative.
I release escape into the abstract to avoid connection or emotion.
I release fear of being called or considered "weird".
I release blocks to living out my uniqueness.
I release blocks to fulfillment of the vision of a better and kinder world that honors and supports all beings.
I release blocks and obstacles to liberation for myself and others
You might want to use these as suggestions for your own release list. Take time to let your mind wander and follow trails of connection to discover particular situations and issues that arise. Since independence, rebellion, impatience with detail and boredom are in the Aquarian field, it might be a challenge to settle down and actually make the list. Do your best. Get a few things written, you can always add to it later on.
After you have made your list, read it aloud, fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. This is sharing your list with the Power of the Universe that is your beloved Friend. I encourage you to be brave and honest when making this list. This is your opportunity to free yourself of blocks and burdens. Use it and expect miracles.
LUNAR NEW YEAR OF THE RAT
This New Moon in Aquarius marks the Lunar New Year. In Chinese Astrology the zodiac is represented as 12 different animals. This year is the Year of the metal Rat.
The year of the dog is behind us now--tell my dog that! Every year is year of the dog for this guy. Here's a wish for a very happy year of the metal rat!
You might find Donna Stillhorn's info on Chinese astrology interesting. Here's a link.