This week is both New Moon in Virgo and the shift to Libra season, autumn. Also Jupiter is making final moves of a 13 month stay in Libra before changing signs on October 10th. This is a period of rapid growth and transformation. September's clear aspects and powerful oppositions lead to change even more rapidly and spontaneously than August eclipse season, since now Saturn and Mercury are direct. The doors open more easily, the planets support decision making and resolutions, and eclipse effects settle in so we're not acting in upheaval or confusion. You may still feel confusion, however perhaps you can see the supportive people or resources available more readily. Plan B or Plan C is put into place. We're moving into a different cycle for whatever it brings.
The New Moon at 27 degrees of Virgo on September 20th signals major shifts in progress. Aim for adjustments and refining of plans, and enlisting or offering helping hands during your process. it's a very good time for hands on healing such as massage therapy, reiki healing, or reflexology. Some of this you can do on your own. For example, massage oils like lavender into your feet. DigestZen is a great essential oil blend to rub into the skin over your stomach or drop in your tea. You only need a tiny bit, a couple of drops go a long way.
What can you seek and/or offer to heal and soothe your self, others, and the earth?
Begin with New Moon and check in two or three weeks from now. You might be amazed.
The timing is right.
Virgo is the sign of health and routines. If you've been feeling the urge to change things up, stop thinking about it and just jump in. This is the energy of reworking to be more efficient, healthy or inspired. Altering goals or ways of achieving them makes sense now. Release any one way mentality, such as holding fast to a certain method or set of steps.
Jupiter opposes Uranus and meets Libra Moon before leaving Libra. It'll be 13 years or so before Jupiter comes back to the sign of justice, partnership and harmony. The opposition create a WOW effect. As in, Wow this is really happening. Some things may come from 'out of the blue'. Jupiter acts in the name of growth, wisdom, expansion, health and wellbeing. Jupiter sometimes acts with a planet to instigate joy and mind opening or heart opening.
Watch out for feeling like life is unfair or expecting someone else to 'do the work' for you. Avoid losing confidence or giving up if things are not going as you planned. Something bigger may be in store. Look for extreme change, a feeling of breaking free, ingenuity and radical thinking. This is a green light for moving forward, and in fact you may have no other choice but to transform, let go of control and allow for what sets up naturally and organically. Plans may go out the window in favor of something unexpected. Relationships are very much implicated too, and imbalanced partnerships go through a make or break time. If balance cannot be achieved or compromises found, one partner will establish independence. Balance and Peace Blends are my favorite for the Equinox and these Jupiter aspects.
The next update will focus on Full Moon of Aries, the Warrior, on October 5th and on Jupiter's move to Scorpio on the 10th which begins a new 13 month cycle.
Astrology insights and a yoga and meditation practice for the season at Bridge Studio at the Art of Awareness in South Portland on October 1st includes live music by Todd Glacy. This is our final workshop before Todd leaves to tour the country this fall and winter. Sign up at www.artofawareness.org under classes on October 1st. It's a Sunday from 1:30-3:30 pm.
Full Moon Yoga for Peaceful Warriors will be physically gentle to moderate with meditation and gong savasana. We would love you to be there!
Happy Autumn on the 22nd!
I almost forgot! We also have free yoga outdoors this Thursday for New Moon and Equinox at Congress Square Park Portland, Maine. Todd will play live there too, and it's free. Chair yogis and music lovers welcome to partake. For dance floor yoga, bring your own mat.
|Todd Glacy (Sacred Sound & Living)|
|Congress Square Park yoga photo by Allison Ni|
|photo by the multitalented Sandra Harris sandraharrismedia.com|
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