New Moon’s are always times of new beginnings in the monthly cycle. La Luna, call her Goddess Diana or Selene, has withdrawn into her own cosmic womb space for three days to rest and renew Herself. We are in the Dark or Black Moon times; very intuitive, magical, especially feminine and receptive. These three days are the most mystery filled time of the month. We are in the void, safe in the dark, receptive non-knowing space.
This Leo New Moon carries the energies of a witch’s familiar, a black cat’s energy which deflects negative energy. The New Moon is at 10+ degrees LEO involves our hearts and our wills. This is a very erotic dramatic joyful playful black panther energy. Call on the power of the panther into your life, a super powerful shamanic animal.
The New Moon day begins with a very fiery positive BANG as MARS re-enters Sagittarius for the first time since May 27.
If you’re reading this, congratulations, you survived Mars Retrograde in Scorpio.
The energies stirred up by Mars in Scorpio have been very angry, deeply soul-stirring. Mars in one of his home signs has been a time of deeply intense, obsessive and often painful shadow work, whether we entered that realm by choice or not. Many relationships broke up during this period. Secrets have come out into the light, hacking, deception, manipulation, power and control issues are plain to see. The obsessive, darkly sexual qualities will definitely lift with the warrior in Sagittarius again. Wherever Mars is, is where the action is. Mars is pure energy, fire, passion, sexuality, testosterone, drive, initiating, defensiveness. Women have their own inner Masculine side too.
Mars first entered SAGITTARIUS on March 5th. Think back; what was happening almost 5 months ago? What types of emotional changes have you gone through? MARS in Sagittarius brings back our sense of humor, our optimism, justice, inspiration, adventurous thrill seeking, yearning to travel and explore. Sagittarius energy seeks wide open spaces, mystical metaphysical information and connects us with spiritual faith. We want to learn, to teach and share philosophical beliefs. Mars in Sagittarius makes everyone feel much at ease, open and accepting. We are out of the boiling cauldron and into the positive fire. There a lot of positive energy at this New Moon.
Mars in SAGITTARIUS lights the fires of truth-telling in politics. Many people will be digging up the dirt on both leaders. Especially angry as hell at the DNC are Bernie followers who justifiably won’t quit or back HILLARY. His young followers are still passionate idealists and he has started a revolutionary fervor which won’t die out. Don’t expect politics to settle down in the U.S. or in the rest of the World either as Turkey is now a very worrisome place as is Russia. Mars in Sagittarius is literally foreign religious warriors. Daesh is a religious based Terrorist organization and we will continue, unfortunately, to hear more in France, Germany and other places.
MARS at zero degrees Sagittarius squares REGULUS the Star which marks “Heart of the Lion” now at zero degrees VIRGO. This helps us to activate our solar, higher heart chakras connecting us with the ArchAngel Raphael who symbolizes this degree. Raphael’s energy is a beautiful emerald green ray of light. Meditate on this energy and send it out to the world with the courage and strength of the Force to help heal the earth.
MARS is sexual energy and its being squared by the Asteroid EROS in Pisces @ 6 degrees and opposing Mercury in VIRGO at 4 degrees. This creates a new spark and awareness of the body as the nexus of spiritual and sexual erotic energy. Do what you love to do. Is it painting, yoga, photography, dancing, singing, helping others, ?
There a lot of UP positive energy at this New Moon.
The Moon in Leo is STRENGTH, in French La Force, literally The Force, as in “May the force be with you.” in Star Wars. Usually symbolized by card #8 or #11
The Marseilles Pattern Tarot 18th C.
Moon Trines SATURN in SAGITTARIUS which creates a positive sense of purpose and maturity especially in the political ring.
Venus is also in LEO the sign of love affairs, creativity, children and will power. It is women’s time to be in the starring role right now. The Symbol of STRENGTH is very much Venus in LEO. LEO is ruled by the SUN. Shine like gold.
Venus is Trine to the Galactic Center at 27 degrees SAGITTARIUS, indicating a great time to tap into the highest consciousness available from that black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
CHIRON at 24+ PISCES opposes JUPITER in VIRGO and they both square the Galactic Center. A great time to meditate on the miracle of being conscious in a human body and ask to receive Divine connection and healing.
NEPTUNE and SATURN Retrograde are squaring off.
Saturn stations DIRECT August 13th @ 10 degrees SAGE after being Retro since March 25 @ 16 degrees SAGE. Neptune is also conjunct the SOUTH NODE of the Moon at 12 degrees PISCES. Indicating that old karmic connections are being washed away. Old belief systems illusions and projections is being dissolved. Old friends, ways of being and martyrdom is passing away. Let it go and Bless it.
Saturn stations DIRECT August 13 at 10 degrees after being Retro since March 25 at 16 degrees SAGE. These two planets are creating that fierce huge polarization we see in the world these days. Projections are being met with cold hard Saturn boundaries of reality, limits and karmic testing. Will you go all Neptunian playing Pokemon Go or will you stop and face the music? Neptune is the place of no differentiation, non-duality, only compassionate love, “no religion too”as John Lennon wrote in the Most Neptunian, idealistic songs “Imagine. ” Saturn is in another Beatles song ‘Taxman.” I’ve gone all sentimental and find comfort listening to my teenage heroes the Beatles again as my form of a Neptunian coping mechanism.
NOTE: Saturn and Neptune will be powerfully involved in September 1st New Moon Solar Eclipse and will have their final square on September 10th @ 10+ degrees
NEPTUNE and PLUTO create a Finger of GOD to the New Moon at 10+ degrees LEO
Neptune in PISCES and PLUTO are in a Sextile aspect and they both form a 150-degree quincunx or inconjunct to the New Moon. This is the famous Yod aspect. We need to focus our hearts and wills through spiritual eyes and incorporate our soul’s physicality in Capricorn. Corporate simply means corporeal, the body, manifestation, 3 D. Ruled by Saturn.
Our dreams and our willpower are out of kilter. Neptune rules oil, the image that popped into my mind is that perhaps we have to oil up the “tin man” our defenses. In the Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man desperately wants a heart as he symbolizes the cold, mechanical human as a machine or cog in the wheel. Tin is Jupiter’s metal, ruler of Sagittarius BTW.
Use this New Moon to set powerful new intentions. We are coming up to Septembers very busy Eclipse season. This is the time to shine your light, roar with courage, let passion guide you and be the Light.
I will have part 2 with John Sandbach’s symbols to follow.
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