Happy Witch Wednesday!!!
I really can't believe we are already at another major moon event...seems like I did one blink in between the last Full Moon and this New Moon.
Oh and we are entering in the last quarter of the year! Holy crap...someone put the BREAKS on this year, stat!
Hold up, actually, we may get that chance this month cause....good old Mercury is in RETROGRADE! DUN DUN DUN.
So everyone talks about the lazy days of summer...and everyones got their panties in a bunch with it being the last weekend before school starts and everyone gets back to "real life".
However, I think Mercury going retrograde in Virgo RIGHT as we get back into it will actually be an asset in helping us ease into this last quarter.
When Merc goes retro it's an excellent time to slow down. You want to really review, reevaluate, reflect.
Merc is at home in Virgo, the sign it rules, therefore it is also the ruler of this New Moon Solar Eclipse happening tomorrow at 5:03 am EST.
Virgo likes to pay attention to the details, really go over things. And yes it can get a little obsessive when not handled properly. And since Merc going retrograde you can best bet we are going to take a look at the details from the past in many areas of our lives. It's one of the times of the year we get to pause break and make sure shit is moving along the way that we want them to and that we are learning from our lessons. Perhaps even that we are indeed doing the work to leave the past in the past, OR going over something that we missed because the time wasn't right previously to address it.
Merc. is that planet that likes to fuck around with communications too. So DO mind your words and the thoughts that come before them. Do double check and double edit.If you're not sure of something, it's cool during this time to MAKE SURE.
Funny short story: Yesterday on the first day of Merc. retrograde, I had a long over due hair appointment that went a little haywire when the colorist told me what I wanted to do wouldn't be possible based off her knowledge without it turning a color I certainly did not want. Mind you I had a consult with her 2 weeks prior and went over everything with her before we starting the bleaching process. Needless to say this "realization" of hers came to light about an hour into bleaching half of my hair (why half? you don't want to bleach hair if it's not necessary and in my case for what I wanted..it wasn't). Soooooo there I am with bleach in my hair faced with a last minute decision I wasn't ready to make, the girl continued to not understand what I was trying to express and I was all in a tizzy therefore I likely wasn't communicating so great either. Needless to say, I now have a color I'm not exactly psyched about all because a couple of very key thought processes were skipped.
That's just how Merc. retro works. I think that this was a grand old lesson for me in letting go of the past and the Universe having a cosmic laugh over my refusal to fully let go and just try something totally new with my image.
Lesson learned. Thanks!
Get prepared for your own lessons coming up!
The pretty darn cool thing about this Virgo New Moon is that it's a Solar Eclipse...meaning we have way more oomph behind what we are intending and the awesome shit that wants to come in will be even stronger. The pretty darn cool thing about Merc. Retrograde is that it's hanging out with Jupiter also in Virgo (soon to make it's way into Libra on Sept 9th) meaning...there will be much luck, abundance and prosperity in the mix as you look back and go over the deets. AND also take care of yourself.
Virgo is also a sign of health and healing. All things wellbeing are associated with Virgo. Virgo is the master of tangiable alchemy too. Changes being seen heard and felt on the every day level and tied to our routines, schedules and daily work process.
Paying attention to your body right now is key. Letting it come in to help your formulate those new intentions. Letting you notice how you feel during certain times of the day and in certain situations. Make no mistake you will feel your body now and be very aware of it.
And your body is an intuitive vessel too. Often times things start going a little haywire and sensitive in the body before we realize it's associated with a particular feeling, emotion or intense ongoing experience. Slow down and listen to it.
Do everything you can to take care of yourself during this time. It will be tiring and intense at times.
When you get in touch with your body, your intentions can come out even stronger because feeling the sensations of those intentions coming to manifestation can get you get on that vibration AND notice when those intentions are starting to come through, leading you on that aligned path.
Heck. Yes. To. That.
This New Moon will also be making some annoying little aspects and some excellent ones too. Both can be wielded with care to have us come out stronger and more self-assured.
(1) The New Moon will be square action taker Mars & restrictive "I like to make things difficult" Saturn both in freedom loving and adventure seeking Sagittarius. This square makes us even more sensitive to our bodies as Mars is quite physical. Some of us or all of us at times could get quite burnt out and realize our own limits mentally and physically. And how when we do that it actually really hurts our ability to take our lives to the next level. Or we could just be really jealous of all those types whom seem to have their shit together and are doing all the things and end up feeling a wee bit pissed off at ourselves.
(2) The New Moon will be opposing a retrograde Neptune in Pisces. This causes a major tendency to hide out and escape. Some of us may feel that urge. Slowing down does not mean we can cower away from life's responsibilities OR get lots in dream land. We need both dreaming and the "reality". If you start noticing yourself turning to things to numb out, don't go further into the shame and guilt pool, but bring it into the healing Virgo-ness so that you can see what's really going on. Some of us will need to do a little dreaming and getting lost, just use your self-awareness and the positive Intuitive vibes laid out by Pisces to know when you're drifting far to out there and not dealing and healing.
The awesome angle:
(1) This New Moon will be making a TRINE (yassss) to a retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Rejoice, this is some really good fucking news. This trine brings all the awesome things we need to blend spiritual alchemy and tangiable real world alchemy together. Pluto is all about spiritual transformation and evolution but it's also about power. We have this trine on tap to remind us of how fucking powerful we really are. That we do have the capability of learning from our mistakes or our past. And that we've always have the power to burning within to heal ourselves. Our emotions, our feelings, even our shadow are alll little intuitive messengers beaming light towards this new moon so we can gain some much needed insight into how we can form those ultra helpful routines and structures that will bring our new intentions to life over the coming months.
Virgo energy is so strong here right now. The Sun, the North Node destiny point, the Moon, Jupiter and Mercury are all here. We will feel quite sensitive so please do your best to slow down and remember what's most essential at the end of the day: your wellbeing, your healing.
Now is the time to bring back the focus on to what we most need to be healthy, what we most feel, what we most cherish, what we can do during times of chaos to take care of ourselves, and THEN how we can take all of that to be of greater service to the world because we are coming from a place of whole-ness.
I WILL be taking my own advice this time around with Mercury Retro through slowing down and lightening up my work load and setting some massive intentions for what I would like to bring into the new year. Right now the only way for me to do that is to clear out space from my schedule.
Busy is good, but imagination needs a little room and a little structure to really really be as fully expressed and manifested as it can be.
This year has been nothing short of intense and now we have that amazing cosmic moment and the next month really review what's going on and what energy we would like to play in for the rest of this year.
It's never too late and the intensity of this Solar Eclipse in conjunction with the trine to Pluto is sure to remind us how true this is and that we do have the power.
The power to be fierce and the power to be gentle.
Happy New Moon loves!
Happy Witch Wednesday!!!