New Moon in Virgo

We have a New Moon in Virgo on 17 September 2020.  The Virgo New Moon collectively is asking us to start a new chapter in our life when it comes to diet/health, exercise, our daily routine, cleaning, work and how we are being of service -getting all the details of our life sorted and putting a realistic plan into action where we can incorporate the mundane but necessary aspects of our life into our everyday life. The fact the New Moon makes an aspect to Saturn creates a month where our goals will be able to be sustained and manifest if we put the work in.  We will have the energy and endurance to make our goals happen.   The best way to use Virgo energy is by using discernment.  Astrologers go on about this word but in all honesty, it is the best description.  Instead of allowing all emotions and thoughts overwhelm us we need to discern what is worth paying attention to and what is going to help us move forward.  After all what we pay attention to creates our reality.  This time of year really is the best time to detox the mind, body and soul.  Help yourself by setting up healthy daily rituals (even if that means 15 minutes meditating or buying a few more healthy snacks to get your body feeling better).  Your outer life is a reflection of everything that is going on inside so I suggest you start focusing on that. SPRING CLEANING ANYONE 🙂 Look to your Natal chart to the house ruled by Virgo to get a more in-depth understanding where this New Moon is affecting you personally.

Mars retrograde

As I have been warning you, we have Mars in the sign of Aries for a whole 6 months which is a very long time.  We are about to see Mars goes retrograde for the next 2 months, which means we will all feel a slow down in energy output.  That motivation to get to the gym may just lose its momentum, or some projects that were moving forward may just slow down and take a different path.  This is not a bad thing, the planets always do this to help us retrace our steps or catch up on that depleted energy that has been simmering away.  If you have been not been careful over these last couple of months, Mars in Aries will have been hammering your adrenal glands.  Maybe take these two months to recuperate and top up on your b vitamins, magnesium and adaptogenic herbs.  Take it easy on the alcohol and coffee and try drink more green tea chamomile/liquorice tea to support you and get back top of your mars/physical energy. As the planet’s energy turns inwards, we may feel more emotional irritation, headaches or more inflammation in our bodies. If you need more guidance on how your chart is being affected, feel free to reach out.

Venus and the love language

The language of love through Venus.  I want to express a bit about Venus and her relationship wisdom. When it comes to relationships of all kinds, we all want that person to “get us” or understand how to relate to our needs.  This is what absolutely fascinates me with astrology, and in my learnings I do understand what makes an easier flowing relationship, and what makes a relationship experience more challenges and more conflict. It is very common to see lots of challenging aspects between couples charts, and that does not mean they are not a ‘compatible couple’, it does however show us where there needs to be more commitment in learning about what the other “needs” and more “work” to do in order for harmony.  Relationships are a two way street and so often people only focus on their own needs, and so often that is why relationships fall apart and lose connection.

The other scenario that can happen a lot of the time is people do not know themselves, therefore feel so dissatisfied in relationships/friendships and can’t figure out why. This is because they do not understand what they need to feel fulfilled in relationships.  I am sure you can relate to some of these scenarios I have given, after all, these are part of the lessons we are all here to learn.  We are all at certain stages in our evolutionary process, therefore our relationships will be a mirror to our evolutionary stage.

Where astrology can be so beneficial, and Venus can help assist us, is understanding our own unique love language/expression. So often, you hear people unhappy in their relationships or friendships, and yet have not figured out that we all have our own ways of expressing love. If ‘person A’ is expressing their unique love and it does not fulfil ‘person B’ then there is no way of changing them, as that is who they are and how they are ‘wired’.  I hope I have explained that properly – when people are in their ‘full conscious potential’ and are showing love in the way that they are wired (wired from your birth chart, not to be confused with conditioned patterns), it is near impossible to change that aspect of who they are.  If everyone could slow down and learn to appreciate and understand different peoples love language, a lot more people would feel understood and either continue down a path of a happier and equal relationship patterns or they would figure out sooner that the relationships are not in alignment with them.

If you want to learn more about your love language and how to nurture this side of you and/or your relationships, you know where to find me 🙂

Mercury enters Libra & Venus enters Leo

We feel a shift in energy this weekend as Mercury the planet that rules our thoughts, mind and communication enters Libra as well as Venus the planet that rules our values and relationships enters Leo. What does this mean for the next few weeks for us all?  Its a great time to socialise and talk with like minded souls.  It is also great to indulge in the five senses (e.g. massage, eating delicious foods).  Anything romantic will go down a treat with these placements as people are more open to receiving love and giving it.  The flip side to this energy can cause arguments, by trying too hard to get your point across.  Rise to the higher vibration of Libra and seek harmony in all situations.  Libra tends to be a bit wish-washy in what it wants, therefore indecision may become increased.  Libras generally need people to motivate them to do activities, otherwise, they will be quite happy to laze about – therefore you will notice you also need motivation by others for the next month.

Venus in Leo brings along the sassy and confident vibes when it comes to how we express ourselves in relationships and how we feel about our money situation (regardless how little $$ you have in the bank). It can bring more excitement and intensity into our lives and also more drama. This will bring about the love of being around children, laughing and acting like a kid (being in the moment and prone to tantrums).  You may find yourself spending money on extravagant things such as the best wine or the best clothes and not giving a care in the world.  The love of romance and flirtation will be turned up a notch as well as wanting A  LOT of attention.  Passion will run high as well as those expectations.  It pays to give your relationships a lot of love and compliments over the next month.  Turning up the spontaneous romantic notch will work a treat too.  Look to the house where Leo rules and you will get a better idea (or should I say ‘grander’ idea) as to where you will love spending your energy while Venus stays in here.

Pisces Full Moon

On 2 September 2020 5.22pm NZT we have a Full Moon in Pisces. Pisces represents the conscious and unconscious, therefore you may find yourself acting in ways without thinking what you are doing.  It can feel unsettling when you are in the Virgo organised vibes and suddenly you are asked to let go and surrender, which is what brings chaos if you don’t let go of control under this Full Moon. If you know any Pisces born individuals you will know how much they love to daydream and drift off into their ideal world. This will happen to us all over this Full Moon period so try your best to stay grounded – eat earthy foods and practice physical rituals like exercise and yoga.  The veil between the spirit world and earth is very thin so watch for signs, synchronicities, and hunches as your intuition will be at a peak.   Also pay attention to your dreams as they may be extremely vivid and have a sign for you.  Pisces is the last zodiac sign, therefore, represents endings, completions and surrendering to the unknown.  Pisces energy creates a sense of mystery and makes us question the broader questions about life such as what is the meaning of life.  It is an extremely compassionate time where our boundaries come down and we have so much love for humanity and are more open to our spiritual side.  However be careful not to fall to the flip side of this energy bringing chaos, illusion, running from problems and acting deceptively.  It is a great time to spend with your elders, spending time by the water, and meditating.  It is also a great time to allow healing to take place, and give yourself compassion and the space to do so.This Full Moon makes an aspect to Uranus, therefore it adds an unexpected element of what could manifest around this time. This will look different for each one of us though depending on where in your chart is affected. There will be sudden flashes of insights where maybe things suddenly make sense.  You may feel pulled in many directions, so use your tools to keep a calm and steady mind. Look to your house ruled by Pisces to see where you are being asked to surrender to the universe and let things happen organically.

Getting the universal timing right

Something that I feel very passionate about is aligning with the planetary energy and doing things when the time seems most harmonious and aligned.  Of course it is always good to go with your intuition on things but I do notice that events can work out a lot better if we choose to tap into the planets guidance also.  You may be wanting to know if redecorating or buy a home is the right time, finding a new job, propose to your loved one, conceive a baby, have an important conversation, plan a wedding date, start up a business etc.  These are only examples, but they are all very good ones that you may want to talk over in an astrology consultation.  There is no ‘one time only solution’, but there are definitely better times than others.  The wisdom of the planets is there for your taking if choose to listen…

Sun enters Virgo

The Sun moves into Virgo on 23 August 2020.  You can almost feel Spring emerging here in the Southern Hemisphere. The best way to use this energy for the next month is to focus on:

  • Healthy eating
  • Attending to all the details in your life (write a list of things you need to do)
  • Running errands
  • Cleaning and organizing things you have been delaying
  • Nurture your body and mind
  • Spend more time with pets
  • Water and tend to your garden in your home and the clear the weeds in your mind

It is a great time to be practical and get on with the mundane daily tasks, organization, routine and order in your daily life.   This is a time when we are getting a good look at our reality.  How can we adjust this so we are more of service both to ourselves and our environment.  If you need to go on a detox, this is a great time to begin.  Its a great month to get some healing/therapy.  If you need someone to talk to, people/friends will be more receptive in helping you.  Look to your natal chart to the house ruled by Virgo to see where a heavy dose of organization is being asked of you.

Mercury enters Virgo

We have Mercury the planet that rules communication, ideas and our thinking process move into Virgo on 20 August 2020.  We are leaving the fixed options behind and now getting down to the nitty gritty details in our life.  It is great to get your thoughts focused on your daily routine, organising/event planning, cleaning, health and fitness. We will all notice ourselves become more critical and fussy so watch out for nit picking and criticizing others and yourself.  It is a great time to use the analytical side of Virgo to really get to the bottom of whatever things in your life need order, as you have the energy available to look in great detail of how to sort your life out.  If you become very worried/anxious around the next month (typical Virgo trait)  make sure you release any restless energy by doing a hobbie (yoga/meditation), get plenty of fresh air and make yourself have some downtime to center yourself.  Look to the house in your natal chart ruled by Virgo to find out where your thoughts will be shifting over the next month.

New Moon in Leo

On 19 August 2020 we have a New Moon in Leo.  New Moons each month indicate we have a new story emerging, and fresh energy to help make that story a better one.  Its like an energetic reset.  Some months can feel trickier than others and that is usually because of how that New Moon was affected by other planets.  Next month’s New Moon is connected to the North Node, therefore there are fateful events that will play out for all of us this month.  Leo New Moons always invite more playfulness, creativity and confidence into our lives. Possibly there is something you feel strongly about communicating or learning this month when it comes to your hobbies or passions.  That egocentric way of thinking still needs to be tempered.  The New Moon also makes as aspect to Saturn.  Whatever it is we begin now, may have some obstacles or require hard work.  Saturn can make the fun and exciting new things we start, feel a little restrictive and not as fun as we would like them to feel.  Perseverance will go a long way this month.  Creativity is important as it allows us to express ourselves (especially when we are feeling confined in our movements such as with lockdown).  I suggest things like baking, crafts, doing hair and nails, painting, colouring in books, playing expressive games are just a few places to start if you need inspiration.  Look to the house ruled by Leo to get a better idea of how this New Moon is affecting you personally.

Uranus retrograde in Taurus

Uranus the planet that rules unpredictability, shakes up the status quo, gets us out of ruts and propels us out of our comfort zone stations and goes retrograde on 16 August 2020. As I have mentioned in an earlier post this transit is here with us for 8 years and is here to change what we hold valuable to us, how we view relationships and how we earn our money. Our relationship in how we treat mother earth and agriculture will also go through a big change. I also said this transit could see a lot of earthquakes occur, as well as a change in monetary systems, change in fashion and beauty cosmetics.  Astrology is the patterns and cycles of the planets, therefore history (past cycles) always have a way of repeating similar themes.  The question is, have we learnt from last time Uranus was in Taurus between 1934-1942 and is there better ways of doing things?  Uranus is looking for those genius ideas in each and everyone of us.  When we look to the last time Uranus entered Taurus, it was the middle of the Great Depression.  If you do more research you will learn about all the policies that came in during this time to help get people working again.  It was also the same time Hitler came into power/ world war ll.  What can we learn from these times? How can we see history repeating…Change is inevitable, and so is a revolution wherever Uranus travels. We can already see so much being broken down, therefore it is up to us to find new solutions. Look to ways of trading time and services instead of always relying on money as the reciprocal energy.  Get into growing your own foods instead of relying on big corporations to feed you.  Make your own natural make up products.  Look to your own chart to see where Uranus has started its revolution in your personal life.