September 9th, 2018
Contributing writers for Wake Up World
This past lunar cycle has been a time to tune into the music of life’s flow, trust the rhythm, and figure out the steps as you go. Relying on our sensory and intuitive perceptions, it has been a perfect opportunity to approach uncertainty in a new way while we create space for the next new cycle to manifest.
Now, as the New Moon in Virgo marks a new lunar cycle, we are invited to re-arrange how we use our space and time, and create new structures and routines in our lives that help nourish our unique dreams into existence.
Let’s look at the energy patterns that are reflecting our evolution during this current lunar cycle.
Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius and Oppose Uranus in Taurus
The evolutionary intention of this alignment is clear: forward movement. The energy this alignment reflects simultaneously creates a feeling of pressure to end any stagnant and outdated behaviour patterns in our lives and supports us to move forward with the creative new insights we have cultivated during the recent eclipse season.
During the last 4 months we have been working through the deeply conditioned beliefs that have kept us from stepping deeper into our personal truth. Now, with Mars and Venus in a tight crisis square formation with each other, this is a time to begin embracing a sense of total (albeit unfamiliar) freedom and aligning our everyday actions with the insights and inspirations we truly wish to live by.
As you work to change any remaining behaviour patterns that no longer serve you, now is also a great time to structure new routines that will support the new path you are on. The keyword for this alignment is refinement.
Sun and Moon in Virgo oppose Neptune in Pisces sextile Jupiter in Scorpio
Supporting this creative direction is the alignment of the Sun and Moon in Virgo in opposition to Neptune in Pisces, and the sextile Jupiter in Scorpio is making to the Sun and Moon.
The Virgo/Pisces energy reflects the energy of spirit becoming matter. It is the creative force that allows us to have an experience in life and, upon its completion, we are left with wisdom and awareness. The Virgo Pisces energy also helps to guide us through cycles of crisis and flow. Essential to appreciating this New Moon is understanding that we have been through some massive internal changes in recent months, so our sense of balance and direction might feel different to the past.
The key to navigating this period is routine. Our daily routine makes up the backbone of our day, as it supports the ongoing structure of how we go about achieving our dreams and life aspirations. The Virgo energy helps us organize and prioritize our day while Pisces works through the feeling of flow in our day. If our routine is out of alignment we can feel chaos and uncertainty, so take the time to choose practices and routines that support you on your path. Jupiter in Scorpio is supporting us right now by fuelling our commitment to our new direction and encouraging us to find new opportunities to invest our gifts.
The keywords for this alignment are awakening insight.
An Earth trine, including Pluto in Capricorn trine the Sun and Moon in Virgo (plus Uranus in Taurus, Mercury in Virgo and Saturn in Capricorn)
The energy of this alignment is continuing the theme of support and structure. Over recent months we have worked to become clear what life direction we choose. Now the powerful trine alignment that Pluto is making to the Sun and Moon in Virgo is reflecting our process of bringing our deepest gifts and dreams to life. With Saturn turning from retrograde to direct on the 6th of September, the energy here is being concentrated toward building frameworks for our new direction.
Support is crucial to understanding the next phase of where life is taking into. Both Pluto and Saturn are now giving us the creative intelligence to see that only patience and long-term planning lead to a strongly developed support system — a future we can rely on supporting us. Consistent support over time allows us to sustain growth in life, and conversely, sustaining growth will support a continued nourishment of your dreams.
In using the wisdom of the Earth trine, we can see that achieving our dreams means creating structures and routines through which our individual creative intelligence can be expressed. Use this energy of the New Moon to re-arrange how you use your space and time to create flow.
The keyword for this alignment is integration.
The New Moon’s Message: Weaving Our Dreams Into Reality
Sometimes it is our greatest hardships that reveal to us the true magnificence of our resilient hearts. Sometimes our greatest challenges teach us how to source our most precious gifts and ignite the passion which fuels our dreams into existence. Just as a diamond is created out of extreme pressure, then cut and polished to perfection so it will shine its uttermost brilliance, so too are our souls compressed into the limitations of this physical world and the suffering of the human experience so that we can be refined into the expression of the most unique brilliance that our souls harbour within.
As we meet the hardships and limitations through life there is great wisdom to be found — we are always given an opportunity to learn the delicate balance of effort and surrender. In surrender we can accept the things we cannot change and in response we can find strength and inspiration that is born from the experience, helping us to find new ways and perspectives to move forward. This is how the fates carve for path for us, through the obstacles and limitations in our way, helping us to see what needs to be let go of and shifting us into a new flow of action. Outlining our path for us by carving away the unnecessary until only what is necessary remains.
“Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.” – Antoine de St. Exupery
We are weaving our dreams into reality by delicately and precisely shaping how we show up in the world — we are cutting and polishing the diamond that represents the expression of our destiny. If you can allow the fates to shape it willingly and flow with the changes presented to you, you will soon see the method behind the madness.
Simon & Jennifer
About the authors:
Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 14 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 and the consulting services they offer, 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 they are able to positively effect their own spiritual evolution.
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To learn more about evolutionary astrology, check out these introductory articles:
- 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
- Saturn Return – The Cycle of Maturation
- Understanding Mercury Retrograde in Astrology
- Saturn in Sagittarius — Exploring Humanity’s Limitations and Potentials
- Introduction to ‘Uranus Opposition’ in Astrology – The Call to Awaken the Higher Self
- The Evolutionary Intention of the ‘Pluto in Scorpio’ Generation: 1983–1995
You can check out Simon and Jennifer’s recent energy updates here.