August 28th, 2011 the moon will be new in Virgo. Vancouver has been enjoying perfect summer weather lately. The streets are filled with healthy active people making the most of the summer sun. The New moon is a monthly opportunity to set the stage for the month ahead. With the Virgo energy currently foremost, activities that require attention to detail and critical thinking will be successful. Follow any urges to clean, organize, analyze, or offer assistance.
To get a feel for the month ahead you can look at the astrological chart drawn up for the exact time of the New Moon. The Sun and moon in Virgo are in an aspect pattern called the grand Trine. Imagine a big triangle of energy, The sun and moon are together at one end, with Pluto (planet of deep transformation) in Capricorn at another point and Jupiter (planet of growth and expansion) in Taurus, at the other point. Trines have a smooth supportive energy, you can feel bolstered by this. This Grand Trine is in Earth signs. Take time to imagine roots growing from your feet deep into the Earth; rooting into the Earth will supply you with energy. Human beings benefit from this kind of visualization, imagination is everything, try to use yours constructively.
Now there is opportunity to become aware of how your emotional nature is affecting your Identity. The odds are there is some emotional reaction that keeps you from being your most powerful effective self. Emotions can be slow to mature, we are far more advanced intellectually than we are emotionally. As children we develop coping mechanisms to live in a world in which we have no power. We may have firmly decided to never move because we were moved around so much as a child. This decision, made at 12, could be stopping you from relocating as an adult, even when it is to your benefit. All this is subconscious most of the time.
With the current planetary configuration you can see these habit patterns. You can make new, more life enhancing choices, from a position of adult awareness and power. The planet is evolving very quickly now. This is exciting and stressful, we are all being nudged towards being who we really are. Each life enhancing choice you make, energetically helps someone else make a similar positive choice. Your improvement benefits the entire planet, No doubt the entire Universe.
With Mercury (the mind) active in the chart, as well as Uranus (sudden breaks) it is possible to become aware of the thoughts you think that keep you stuck. Now you can see! You know how you want to live your life. Step up to the plate and make it happen. To watch your thinking is detail work, perfect for the New Moon in Virgo. Each complaint, each criticism, all the blame, and every excuse needs to be seized immediately- Change the thought to what you intend to create. There is no time to dilly dally, you can feel this deep deep down.
With this New Moon in Virgo intend to get things in order for the coming winter. Prepare to harvest what you planted last spring. Something was set in motion then and now you can see how it is manifesting. You will reap the rewards of what you sowed- or become aware of needing a coarse correction. Celebrate the newness and revel in your new determination to create positive change.