New Moon in Virgo – August 2014

zodiac__virgo_and_pisces_by_alkven-d5ia22xAlthough we are not yet in September, we have this new moon in Virgo and like all lunations we are bombarded by these incredible energies that connect us with dimensions beyond our everyday understanding of our consciousness.
Many times people ask me: “ but what will this new moon DO to ME? No one can give you the answer except you. These energies which invade your whole body, what kind of issues are guiding you to? What has been happening these days in your life? do questions manifest in your mind? What sensations you are feeling? what topics are moved these days?
This Lunation in Virgo with the Sun and the Moon at 2 ° Virgo18′, is formed in opposition to Neptune at about 6º of Pisces ,like last September, but of course, the rest of the planets have progressed, have moved, making this new moon quite unique, like most lunation’s.
As we have seen repeatedly the angularity Piscis-Virgo brings our attention to our eternal dilemma of finding a balance between the spiritual, the Ethereal, the Divine, with the ordinary, the body, matter. Piscis-Virgo angle comes to life for me, in the coming of Christ. God taking human form in a simple Carpenter born from María and José, two ordinary people. The intervention of the Holy Spirit, I leave it in your hands. This symbol of the divine embodied in a mortal body, is the clearmessage, the answer we are looking for in this human life. Zen says: “this earth- that‘s the way“ and Robert A.Johnson says: “the path to enlightenment, the soul, is not through the clouds, denying the Earth. It is in mortal life, the simplicity of the mundane tasks and our relationship with normal, ordinary people. All of this is described in the “Incarnation”.
This Moon is a good time to meditate about it. Whenever we find ourselves disillusioned with friends, acquaintances, teachers, co-workers, family,for their ‘ordinary’ “human” actions, separating us, as if we were somewhat higher, superior, we are disregarding our own humanity. PISCES and Neptune is that part of our psyche that tell us that where we are all ONE, and the most obvious part where we are all ONE, is in our humanity, no matter what religious ideology, education, social class you belong to. We all are born, we grow, reproduce and die, whatever your position on this planet.
The Virgo part of this equation is what helps us differentiate ourselvThe fantastic image of Virgo-Piscis is by Alkven on DevianARTes, despite being all one. It drives us to seek ways to express those qualities that distinguish me from others in the best possible way. But we can not escape despite ourdifferences, our humanity. Virgo also encourages us to put our efforts and knowledge to the service of others. But curiously,in this desire to serve, Virgo finds its dark nature, which struggle to accept their normality.
Returning to the Encarnación of Christ, this reminds us that God became Man. It tells us that the Divinity and Humanity are the same thing. This duality lives in our psyche and it is our duty to respect and to connect with both. Be aware of these two parts of human nature. If we refuse one, then we will project it onto others. If what we project is our divine part, then we will fall in love and worship him/her/that where we put our projection. If we project our mortal part, then we sneer at those that remind us that we are that. Human. If we can see both dimensions on the other or others, then we will establish real relationships based on acceptance and true love. If we only love the divine in another, that is called “falling in love” and this incredible feeling always fades after a while, when the human part of the other starts to become apparent. If we love only the human side, then we don’t see the best in the other, his/her divinity.
In this new moon, Mercury, ruler of Virgo is in opposition to Chiron, also in Pisces, indicating where our deepest wound lies and the possibility of bringing it into consciousness. Venus, in turn, from Leo, hungover from its conjunction to Jupiter, which just fading aaa, is with the exact square to the Mars-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio, helping us to meditate on the reality of our personal relationships. What it is that we see in the other, which does not satisfy us? do I attribute my dissatisfaction with my life to the other? Do I look for on the other that which I need to be happy? or should I look inside me and grant my soul the possibility to guide us on the path to personal fulfillment?
No one can guide us toward our realization, only us, if we learn to listen to the directions of our own soul. Use this moon in Virgo, to ponder on this and try to meditate on what needs to take shape in your life, to evolve, to be happier and more at peace with yourself.
The incredible Virgo-Pisces image is by Alkven en DevianART

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The New Moon in Virgo of September and Chiron

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As is usually the case, in  September we have  the new moon in Virgo, each year, coinciding in the Northern Hemisphere, with the end of the holidays for many and the return to work and studies.  I can’t think of a better  time  to return to these type of activities than a new moon in Virgo! Every  lunation has its own characteristics and this one is no exception. It peaks  almost at an exact opposition to Chiron, the only immortal Centaur, who decides when to die and it does so by changing his immortality to save Prometheus. Chiron is an extraordinary figure, since  despite having suffered two great injustices in his life, the first being, the rejection of his mother, when she realizes that has given birth to a half man, half beast, (for which he had no blame whatsoever, since his parents, Saturn and Philyra, change themselves into horses to avoid being caught, in their sexual act, by Saturn’s wife, Rhea) and the subsequent abandonment by her. Then already adult, being wounded by his own disciple and friend, Hercules, wound that he could not heal, despite being an extraordinary healer for others. Yet, this Centaur, is no victim. In spite of  the injustices  committed against him,  he does not live his life as a victim. He even decides when and how to die. This extraordinary mythical character, who represents a small asteroid that has its orbit between Saturn and Uranus, between the limits of human existence (Saturn) and our projection towards the universe and understanding of our capabilities further than the boundaries of the human experience(Uranus), connects us with this intimate wound, that prevents us from moving forward, that compels us to limp through life, especially when it comes to show our best. Chiron works as a kind of bridge between the experience of  the limitations of the material world (Saturn) against the freedom of the spirit world and other intuited but unknown dimensions of our existence (Uranus and other outer planets). That is to say that we connect with this Centaur, the most civilized of all the Centaurs,  when we are called to the awareness of this connection between the extraordinary dimensions of Uranus that invites us to disconnect from emotions, feelings and physical realities, and the inevitable  discomfort of the saturnian reality  in our return to the  body, the emotions , family, work, etc. Chiron takes 50 years to go around  the Sun, so all those who are around this age, are on the one and only return from this asteroid in one lifetime, unless you live over a 100 years, and this gives us the opportunity to have a good look and the necessary recognition, to this aspect of our psyche, and at the same time a chance of heal. Only in the recognition,we find great peace and healing. Still, this is a process that needs time and work. So the return of Chiron in our birthchart, gives us the opportunity for redemption, of salvation. Great time to participate in a family constellation, if you’ve never done it. Chiron is a Grand Trine  to Jupiter and Saturn and the North Node of the Moon, which provides us with the necessary “Temperance” to decide which is the best course of action. This lunation forms a Sextile (60 °) to Jupiter in Cancer and a Grand trine to Pluto and the South node and also a quincux (150th) to Uranus, which suggests the opening of a door to a new dimension, as if a last good bye was the intention. A glance at what we know that we must leave behind, before crossing that door to the new, and an unexpected event will give us the last push in the new direction. If you are starting a project, this is a magnificent moment to do so, especially if you need great precision, analysis of the different possibilities, with an awake and critical mind allowing you to correct and elaborate on different ways of doing so. As I write this I think of the situation in Syria and the decision to bomb strategic locations in that country. Hopefully Obama will get back to his senses and decide to wait. For PISCES, especially, but also for Gemini and Sagittarius, this is a great encouragement and a decisive fact in this year, and for Capricorn and Taurus a good time to resume projects that have been delayed or postponed for reasons beyond them. Resume your work, with optimism and strength and meditate on the things that you must leave behind before the leap to the new. It is essential to say thank you and goodbye before departure to whatever or whomever you are leaving behind.