The Virgo New Moon occurs on Saturday, September 12th at 11:41 pm PDT. It happens at 20 Virgo 10 minutes and is a Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Southern Africa and Madagascar, the Northern half of Antarctica and the Southeastern Indian Ocean. Here’s the chart: VirgoNewMoonSolarEclipse2015.
Eclipses ‘reboot’ and progressively upgrade human consciousness. This Virgo eclipse will initiate a greater awareness of what needs to be healed, both personally and collectively.
Virgo is a complex archetype that facilitates a transition from the personal (reflected in the signs Aries through Leo) to the social or collective (reflected in the signs Libra through Pisces).
The ego-centric identity that’s reached full development and desires self-expression in Leo can become distorted through self-aggrandizement. When this is the case, Leo is humbled and adjusted through Virgo, in preparation for entering into relationships with others as an equal, which is the evolutionary intention of Libra.
Virgo distortions include over-commitment, excessive self-criticism and judgment, workaholism, constant crises, the need to be perfect, the inability to say “NO” and the automatic and habitual reply of “I’m sorry”- even when not at fault in any way. These are all dead give-aways of an unhealthy Virgo.
In the end, both Leo’s distorted sense of superiority and Virgo’s distorted psychology of inferiority are compassionately released and healed. This New Moon Solar Eclipse pattern provides the energy to heal these unhealthy perceptions and habits.
Virgo creates crises in order to reveal what needs to be changed, adjusted and healed. This sign’s capacity for intense self-analysis relentlessly focuses on all its flaws and imperfections. Ultimately, Virgo becomes exhausted from putting out one fire after another and begins to realize that the common denominator in all the crises is ITSELF! Once this occurs, Virgo turns its considerable analytical ability to the task of becoming aware of all the judgmental thoughts and beliefs that have been contributing to its very critical quality of consciousness – the very consciousness that’s been co-creating its troublesome reality. Virgo comes to realize that all the outer crises were simply reflecting its own inner negativity.
Thus begins the process of healing, purification and self-improvement. Ultimately, Virgo realizes that perfection itself is an illusion. Ultimately Virgo accepts the fact that imperfections are inherent to being an evolving human. Ultimately, the punishing self criticism and judgments simply dissolve…
Crises also always orchestrate a necessary realignment with reality when we’ve mistakenly bought into illusions, delusions, deceptions and fantasies that lead us astray. While denial or avoidance of reality can be a very effective ‘personal distraction strategy’ they also guarantee that at some point, a crisis will be co-created to facilitate the necessary return to reality.
The Sun and Moon in Virgo are joined by Jupiter (personal beliefs and belief systems) in this New Moon Eclipse chart pattern. All are opposite retrograde Neptune (delusions) and Chiron (wounds) in Pisces (victimization) and inconjunct Uranus (rebellion, revolution and revelation) in Aries (self). Venus and Mars ‘pile on’ and do the same as they too enter Virgo before the next New Moon. Wounding is the predictable result of delusional thoughts and false beliefs. However, its crucial to realize that NOTHING can heal from a consciousness of victimization. The first step in the process of healing is taking full responsibility for all your experiences. After all, its your own consciousness that co-created them. Embracing this truth is fundamental to any effective healing process.
The Virgo energy of this New Moon will continue to be emphasized for a whole year since Jupiter will occupy this sign until September 2016. During much of Jupiter’s year-long transit in Virgo it will be in a ‘T-Square’ with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius. The T-Square is a planetary configuration comprised of three planets. Two of the planets are opposite (180 degrees) one another and both are square (90 degrees) a third planet. Connect the three and you get what looks like a capital “T”.
This T-Square is occupying mutable signs (Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) reflecting the need for flexibility and adaptability to change. Adaptability is necessary for ongoing and continuing evolution. All three planets involved are associated with conscious and unconscious beliefs and belief systems (religions, philosophies, cosmologies, theologies). With Neptune in Pisces symbolizing illusions, delusions and deceptions, Saturn in Sagittarius associated with the search for truth, and Jupiter in Virgo representing crises, this heavenly T-Square is reflecting the earthly reality that faulty beliefs are the root cause of many of our current crises. Accordingly, resolution of these crises will require an evolution in our beliefs. What’s really true? What is actual, factual REALITY?
The sign Saturn is passing through always reflects where the whole of collective human consciousness is focused. Saturn typically spends two and a half years in each sign. Saturn initially entered Sagittarius last December then briefly returned to finish up in Scorpio over the summer. Since Sagittarius rules beliefs and belief systems, many events and experiences over the next two years will facilitate a review and reflection upon what we believe and more importantly, WHY we believe that way. Think back to what was happening in your life late last year for clues about how you’re likely to experience Saturn’s passage through Sagittarius between now and December 2017. Look beyond the specifics of what was happening to discern how the events were associated with, connected to or revealing some long-held personal belief(s). Then ponder how those beliefs were perhaps conflicted or were being challenged or confronted. Then you’ll know what work you have to do to expand and transform your personal beliefs in order to further evolve.
As personal and global crises increase over the coming year, it will become more and more crucial for us to pull our heads out of the sand and take off our rose-colored glasses! It’s time to GET REAL! Fortunately, the New Moon’s connection with Uranus in Aries provides the energy to break through and break free of faulty perceptions, opinions and beliefs – about our selves, each other and our planet. Unfortunately, Uranus can also deliver further shocks to shake us up in order to wake us up if we continue to resist necessary changes. The same revolutionary energy of Uranus can be utilized to shatter or radically change our reality! The choice is yours. How will you choose to manifest this powerful celestial change energy?
Mercury, Virgo’s ruling planet, provides further clues as to how this Virgo New Moon/Solar Eclipse pattern is likely to manifest and unfold in the coming months. Currently traversing Libra (relationships), Mercury goes retrograde for the third and final time this year on September 17th. Mercury squares (90 degree angle) Pluto in Capricorn three times before, during and after its retrograde period (September 9th and 24th, October 22nd) all at 13 degrees Libra/Capricorn. Pluto is super powerful now as it is slowing down ahead of its station direct (resumption of apparent forward movement) on the 24th. Pluto’s five month retrograde was about realizing what old realities are no longer working. As it begins to move forward again, we’ll be ready to throw off many of those old realities, including perhaps, old beliefs and opinions.
Mercury square Pluto will also focus considerable attention on inequality in relationships due to extreme power imbalances. Obviously, inequality creates wounds! A timely example of an this imbalance is reflected in the extreme wealth disparity that exists today in the United States economy. The balance of power in our country has dramatically shifted over the past four decades changing our democracy into an oligarchy as this political science study by Princeton and Northwestern University concludes: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/04/16/The-US-is-not-a-democracy-but-an-oligarchy-study-concludes/2761397680051/
While Mercury squares Pluto, intense and powerful messages and conversations will occur as individual and collective needs and values are shared and discussed. A heartbreaking example of this is the image of the dead three year old Syrian refugee boy, Aylan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish shore this past week. Unless and until we change the thinking and beliefs that underpin our current laws and policies, this refugee CRISIS will continue to devastate already desperate families fleeing war-torn countries.
Mercury/Pluto will help throw off old ways of communicating (Mercury) especially with those in positions of power (Pluto in Capricorn). More direct, truthful and factual exchanges of information will support necessary evolutionary changes. Can we find the courage to speak the truth and the humility to really fully listen to others as they do the same? What do you need to say to important others in your life? What are the world’s citizens increasingly telling their political leaders?!
Libra, the sign that teaches equality, also teaches effective LISTENING. Proper giving and receiving, a hallmark of healthy, balanced relationships, requires that we truly hear what others are saying they actually need. Don’t we really all want the same things – to be loved, heard, seen, safe, respected and valued?
Our current crises (a word we’ll see and hear over and over and over again) will only be resolved through changes in our beliefs. As a result, the way we treat one another will change. Imagine how different our world would be if we all truly saw and treated each other as equals.
It’s worth noting that Jupiter and Sagittarius also represent interpretation. This is really not surprising given that how we interpret reality comes directly out of what we believe. What we believe conditions and influences how we see the world. As Saturn returns to Sagittarius, Mercury goes retrograde square Pluto, and Jupiter opposes Neptune – ALL ON THE 17th – events and experiences that occur on or around this time will reveal exactly how and where our beliefs need to change.
Human consciousness is in for an upgrade. Beliefs are changing. The question is, “Can we change quickly enough to save ourselves, each other and our planet?”
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