12th September 2015
By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone
Contributing Writers for Wake Up World
A beautiful series of alignments are forming for us as the New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Virgo begins to manifest. This alignment ushers in the winds of change.
With the Full Moon in Pisces at the end of August, an invitation opened up for us to connect with and start bringing into being our most extraordinary and self-empowering dreams. Now, as we begin to establish the empowering truth of who we really are on our paths towards self-mastery, we are being asked to take charge of the next step in our collective awakening and begin building, creating creating new structures around us that align with our dreams.
Who is ready to take the next step?
Planetary Alignments Reflecting Our Evolution
Uranus in Aries Quincunx Sun and Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Virgo
This alignment brings with it an amazing opportunity to start taking the new direction that is present with us right now, and to distill it into manifestation.
The angle “quincunx” is a re-adjustment angle and offers us powerful opportunity for learning balance. In this angle there is a tendency to become paralyzed. This is due to the to the nature of crisis. Crisis causes the need to pay attention and focus on the situation. This awareness through reflection and confrontation brings liberation if approached with this view.
So in the context of these planets and their archetypes, a powerful invitation is present with this New Moon. Uranus in Aries brought about random instinctual liberation from the old. The placement of the New Moon and Sun (eclipse) quincunx Uranus in Aries now asks the question: Where are you taking this new direction, what are you seeking, what are the logistics involved and how is this being seen in your life?
Ultimately, this alignment gives us the grounding needed following a period in our lives in which everything has been up in the air.
Uranus in Aries Trine Mars and Venus in Leo
With Uranus quincunx the Sun and Moon, the significance of Uranus’s trine with Mars and Venus is very empowering.
The Sun is the ruling element of the archetype of Leo through which Mars and Venus are currently travelling. The affirming, self-empowering (Leo) new feeling of destiny that is alive in us right now needs practical, grounded tools to help us imbue the expansive heart vibration into our Being. This grounding energy is available to us through the Sun and New Moon in Virgo, enabling us to actualize (Leo) our new direction (Aries). This is so important because, without connection to the physical human body, the vibrational reflection of the inner-heart sanctuary cannot truly be experienced.
This trine is also bringing into our awareness aspects of our lives in which new amazing feelings of the love vibration are being felt. The heart is breaking open and the outpouring of love is simply amazing to witness. The last 2½ years of purging and cleansing of our inner landscape is starting to show rewards.
Neptune and Chiron in Pisces Opposite the Sun and Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Virgo
This is an incredible alignment that truly brings with it the winds of change. Two major energetic cycles are transpiring for us right now; on side we have the culmination and final inner awakenings of heart-centred alignments (Pisces), and on the other side we have the new cycle of learning to distill these internal shifts into our day to day lives (Virgo).
What really stands out for us with this alignment is how connected it is to the Total Solar Eclipse that formed in March 2015, in the context of our evolutionary journey through time. March’s Solar Eclipse (Sun and Moon) in Pisces and its alignment with the final and transformative Uranus and Pluto Squares brought about a new, radical inner liberation. It was a period of intense illumination, and the effects of this illumination and liberation are present with us all right now — in how we feel. Now this current period, marked by the Solar Eclipse in Virgo, represents a new start. Aspects of the healing (Virgo/Pisces) opposition are now present with us, highlighting and supporting our need to heal duality and find balance in our lives, integrating our inner liberation with our outer world.
Pluto in Capricorn Square Mercury in Libra
What really stands out in with this alignment is that Pluto (evolution) is helping us to rewrite our mental definitions (Mercury) of reality.
Libra is the archetype of balance, and the way we experience balance, inclusion and integration is by exposing ourselves to others’ values, ideas, opinions and facts. Through this interaction we then see ourselves in contrast to others. However, along the way we can tend to lose sight of ourselves and merge with what others think, and this in tern causes many issues of disempowerment.
As a reflection of this alignment, we are either going to be empowered and reprogram our view of ourselves and others, or we will find ourselves being disempowered by others opinions thoughts and idea’s.
How we approach this energy is entirely up to us. With this alignment, we are offered an opportunity to liberate ourselves from deep emotional attachments to definitions and things being said, as well as attachments to others’ views of us.
New Moon Message
After the storm has ended, we stand in silence, shocked but relieved that we made it through. We look around us and realise that our security/structures have been lost, but at the same time we hold the knowing of what is really important to us — for during the storm we were forced to make choices about what to hold onto and what to let go of. We have realized the truth of who we are and what life is really about. We have been humbled by this turbulence.
Now, as we begin this next step of building our new reality, we are asked to bring our new understandings into our reality. We are bringing our universal truths into our physical reality, manifesting our inner knowing into the world.
There is much work to do and it can be difficult to know where to begin. Our hearts are bursting with ideas of how we would like to give to the world but it can feel overwhelming when we see how many steps are needed to get to where we want to be. We are at the stage where we can only see on the horizon where we dream of being while putting one foot in front of the other, and moving in that direction.
We are travelling new ground here, so this process is all about mastery; learning to master our new way of being, breaking our old programming, re-structuring our lives, and manifesting our new spiritual insights into the world. But the end result does not yet exist… only the desire which ignites our perpetual movement towards that space.
During this time, it helps to remember, we are actually building bridges — bridges that will close the gaps of separation in our lives. These bridges are so important as they will lead the way for many others who will soon begin this journey that you have just been through. The next two years will usher many new souls into the process of their own inner awakening, just as yours began in 2012, and those of you who have just come out of the storm now know how to offer heart-centred guidance to those who will be searching for sanctuary.
This is your chance to master the lessons you have learnt; to point others lovingly in the right direction (ie. to seek within) and to offer some relief to those who are going through the breaking down and realignment of their very consciousness. As we inch ever closer toward the “hundredth monkey” tipping point, know that you are a leader of the new paradigm, and that you have the strength to do what you have been asked to do… with love.
It’s time to rise and shine!
Simon & Jennifer
To learn more about evolutionary astrology, please enjoy these recent articles or visit Raising Vibrations Astrology:
- Cleaning the Lens – an Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology
- Understanding Your Sun and Moon Signs in Astrology
- The Astrology of Relationships – Understanding Mars and Venus in Your Birth Chart
- Evolutionary Astrology – Understanding Our Ancestral Timeline
- Understanding Saturn Return – The Cycle of Maturation
- Understanding Mercury Retrograde in Astrology
Recent updates by Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone:
- Full Moon in Pisces: Where Fate and Free Will Collide
- September 2015 – Deception, False Light and Our Collective Evolution
- New Moon In Leo – Unleashing The Voice of Freedom
- Full Moon in Aquarius – Illuminating Our Way Back Home
- Full Moon In Capricorn: Mastering Our New Reality
- New Moon in Gemini – Exploring New Horizons
About the authors:
Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 10 years. Together with his partner and co-founder of Raising Vibrations, Jennifer Langstone, their work is rooted in helping souls de-condition the self and empower the soul into making new conscious choices. Through their website, Raising Vibrations, Simon and Jennifer share their thoughts and insights and, using the powerful tool of evolutionary astrology, help and guide others to find their own spiritual paths, live authentically in the moment and understand ways that they are able to positively effect their own spiritual evolution.
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