For those burning the midnight oil, give it a rest already! Moon is void of course from 1:14AM ET…not to enter Virgo until 5:31AM ET. Note your dreams upon waking, as nebulous Neptune casts a potentially dizzying spelling on the Moon at 7:36AM ET, which may well add a bit of weirdness to this day.
Moon is in Virgo, dying to get everything in perfect order, which is a fine goal in the last two days of the lunar cycle. In the dark side of the Moon (where we are now), we often feel a restlessness and a listlessness, knowing that something new is about to hit, but we do not know what it is just yet. Nevertheless, details and clarity should likely roll in, as we get closer to 5:39PM ET, when we’ll have a supportive connection between the Moon and perspicacious Pluto.
No void of course Moon on Saturday, so you can bounce out of bed with all the energetic exuberance suggested by supportive connections between action-oriented Mars and expansive Jupiter. Got a detail-oriented project that’s been hanging over your head? Go for it. Or make a list of intentions for the New Moon, which is exact at 10:11PM ET, at which time you can light a candle and get focused.
And what a New Moon this is! Like the New Moon in June, this one features an exact square between rebel Uranus and potent Pluto, just dying to disrupt the status quo — or propel you into a new, higher level of consciousness. Waaaakkke upppp!!!! Ideas, communication, technology and travel are certainly in the spotlight for the next four weeks, courtesy of mental Mercury being challenged by the Pluto-Uranus square (the aspect is exact on the 20th – but applies to the New Moon). Information may well be flying so fast you can hardly keep up with it — check and double check that story in the news before you believe it. And if that’s not enough for you to handle, note that passions may also be riled up, as loving Venus in proud, regal Leo is approaching a challenging square to an intense Mars in Scorpio, ready to get it on. Though that square won’t be exact until the 27th, we will be feeling it from now until then. Watch the headlines for battles of the sexes, drama and passion and other sexy beasts.
This New Moon is at 24 degrees of Virgo, an earthy sign that is often happiest when its organizational skills and discerning tastes are channeled into service. The Sabian Symbol for 24 Virgo offers clues to coping with the volatility you may encounter over the next four weeks. Here it is: “Mary and her white lamb” — one of my favorites. Why? Because it is an image of innocence and utter simplicity, one that we all know from the nursery rhyme of our childhood. Little Mary and her lamb are just so sweet — how can you not love them? And the lamb follows her to school, isn’t that wonderful? But as Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee points out, having that lamb at school does not sit well with the authorities, but somehow Mary’s innocent attitude makes it all turn out OK. The lamb sticks around, and even the stern teacher has to acknowledge the awesome power of love conquering all. See? That’s your coping strategy in turbulent times.
Finally, something I’ve been meaning to mention for months, and that is China. It has the Sun at 7 Libra, currently opposed by Uranus and squared by Pluto; it has Uranus at 4 Cancer, which was opposed by Pluto and will have its third hit from Uranus later this year. There have been fascinating stories of power and intrigue in the headlines in recent months, including a murder trial, a blind dissident who escaped to the U.S., disputes with Japan over islands, and now this one about the presumed “disappearance” of its new leader. Both Pluto and Uranus were exact at 7 Libra earlier this month; both planets will hit those degrees again (for Pluto: all through Oct and November; for Uranus early next year. Keep watching the headlines…and oh…quantitative easing is on, says the Federal Reserve.