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Clean Slate: New Moon in Virgo, August 30, 2019

Clean Slate: New Moon in Virgo, August 30, 2019

August 27, 2019

What a magnificent new moon! The Sun and Moon make their monthly connection in the mutable sign of Virgo. This happens every year in September, giving us a chance to reset, hone in on our health and organization in preparation for the end of our annual year. Maybe your kids have returned to school, giving you time to reorganize. Perhaps you’re looking for a side gig to make some extra money for the holidays. If you’re looking to do some seasonal cleaning, this is a potent moon to scrub something or someone out of your energy. Whatever it is, the inner planets linking up in Virgo are sure to help you get your list of to do’s completed. Consider this moon a real clean slate. Pick an area that you feel the ...

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Burning Love: New Moon in Leo, July 31, 2019

Burning Love: New Moon in Leo, July 31, 2019

July 29, 2019

This is THE time to plant seeds for something inspiring. This is considered a black moon, one of TWO new moons in July, and the darkest time of the month during a very SOLAR (Leo) month!  Jupiter will be smiling at the time of this Moon, trining the Sun, and building over the following days. Venus conjunct the Sun and Moon in Leo at the time of the New Moon is symbolic of the divine connection to our heart space.

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Home Is Where the Heart Is: Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer, July 2, 2019

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer, July 2, 2019

June 27, 2019

This is the kick off of one of the most important months of 2019. New Moons are always a new opportunity. A total new moon solar eclipse packs a major punch holding space for future endeavors, in the terms of Cancer-related themes. In recent days Mercury has moved into the shadow period of Cancer and into Leo. Along with Mars, it appears many of you have had some sort of sudden realization. It’s as if there is this sudden burst of energy to care or nurture something. For some of you, this is moving, finding a place that feels more like home. Granted, it may be happening because you HAD to move, or a roommate left, or a spouse got offered a job in another city. The point is, this is all happening for a reason. There is a method to the eclipse madness; to help you...

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Fresh Ideas: New Moon in Gemini, Monday June 3, 2019

Fresh Ideas: New Moon in Gemini, Monday June 3, 2019

May 29, 2019

This New Moon brings up themes of duality, options, and perspectives. Gemini, the mutable air sign is ruled by Mercury, and at the time of this New Moon, Mercury is making a dramatic opposition to knowledgeable Jupiter. This indicates there’s room to grow, not just spiritually but also an expansion of ideas, travel, or literal information.  It’s possible you’re in the beginning process of defining your faith. Everything comes down to comparisons and perspective. This is an excellent time to keep an open mind, share ideas, and...

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Fertile Ground: New Moon in Taurus, May 4th 2019

Fertile Ground: New Moon in Taurus, May 4th 2019

May 01, 2019

This New Moon in Taurus isn’t your stereotypical lunation in the fixed bullish sign. Uranus is linking up with this Moon, along with aspects to the South node shaking up the ground beneath us. With aspects from these two, we learn to accept that change is a vital part of our lives. It’s not always meant to create chaos, but flush out the old making way for the new. Similar to tilling a garden, this is an excellent time to break up old patterns, removing stagnant energy and outdated values. 

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Growing Pains: New Moon in Aries, April 5th, 2019

Growing Pains: New Moon in Aries, April 5th, 2019

April 04, 2019

This New Moon is going to be a feisty one, loaded with cardinal energies helping us break through some challenging limitations. The key is knowing when not to push back. Both the Sun and Moon are coming together in the Mars-ruled sign of Aries. Aries is all about independence and exerting our own wills. This is an excellent time to set some new personal goals for yourself. You’ll likely to be shown where you have room to grow during this Moon. However, this won’t be served up on a silver platter. Aries has a tendency to need to take responsibility, and walk the path (or fight the war), alone. With push back from serious Saturn, it's certain you will have to take the long road. Saturn’s square is for good reason, hoping you will pump the breaks and do things by the book, or properly. You may feel as if some authority figure is taking your power away. Tempers may flare as this signs square off, but the key is to...

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Spiritual Transformations: New Moon in Pisces, March 6th, 2019

Spiritual Transformations: New Moon in Pisces, March 6th, 2019

February 28, 2019

The New Moon in Pisces is taking place within hours of several other major astrological transits. This is really laying the groundwork for the revelations in the month ahead. Just a day after the start of a Mercury retrograde in Pisces, the messenger has begun his journey back from a critical 29 degrees of Pisces. This is the very last degree of the 360-degree astrological wheel, indicating truths that must be revealed for the soul's development. As with many other 29 degrees, this is also a turning point, before being thrust into the following sign, which happens to be Aries. Linked up at this beginning degree of Aries is Chiron, the wounded healer. It appears Mercury is journeying back through Neptune's mystical waters all month to retrieve a message about salvation. We have several weeks ahead of psychic insight and prophecy that will begin to reveal the path to self-healing and letting go. While Mercury may be retrograde, it will be making several 

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Freedom & Forward Thinking: New Moon in Aquarius, February 4 2019

Freedom & Forward Thinking: New Moon in Aquarius, February 4 2019

February 02, 2019

Aquarius seeks freedom and awakening and pulls us into future versions of ourselves. Another important aspect of Aquarius is its concern with the collective consciousness and communal thinking. Although its often tech savvy ways cannot be ignored as many prominent entrepreneurs also have this as a Sun or Moon sign. The air sign connects us to energies of originality, eccentricity, freedom, radical expression, and epiphanies of all sorts. It concerns us with the realm of humanity, community and invites us to ponder our place within the whole.

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Farrar of Wild Witch of the West has her M.A. in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, and has worked with many renowned astrologists and cosmologists. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Witch of the West.

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Commitment & Constraint: New Moon in Capricorn, January 5 & 6, 2019

Commitment & Constraint: New Moon in Capricorn, January 5 & 6, 2019

January 03, 2019

While Capricorn isn’t known for being the life of the New Year party, it is what motivates us to set resolutions and get back to business. This new moon and solar eclipse occur shortly after the Gregorian calendar new year and ushers in a grounded beginning to 2019. Eclipses happen every six months in pairs, with the lunar eclipse at the full moon on January 20 or 21(depending on your location), and while this partial eclipse is visible from Asia, the energies can be felt anywhere. Even though eclipses aren’t rare, they are certainly experienced as phases where our personal and collective evolution seems to happen....

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ADVENTURE & ABUNDANCE: New Moon in Sagittarius, December 6 & 7 2018

ADVENTURE & ABUNDANCE: New Moon in Sagittarius, December 6 & 7 2018

December 04, 2018

This Sagittarius new moon arrives after a week of Jupiter in alignment with the Sun. Sagittarius connects us with the expansive side of life such as optimism, vision, and joy. It moves us towards discovering our ideals and expanding our sense of conviction. Healthy Sagittarius energy is full of faith and adventure, while the shadow side lends itself towards arrogance or bravado. I also notice a tendency towards over-consumption while appreciating the abundance so often experienced with Sagittarius. While many may hail this as the luckiest new moon of the year, I’m dubious of that title. Like all zodiac signs Sagittarius has aspects that aren’t...

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MYSTICAL METAMORPHOSIS: New Moon in Scorpio, November 7, 2018

MYSTICAL METAMORPHOSIS: New Moon in Scorpio, November 7, 2018

November 05, 2018

This year’s Scorpio New Moon reminds us of the full spectrum of experience inherent with this mystical sign. It invites the metamorphosis of our personal and collective lives while reminding us of the current intensity and turbulent times. No sign in the zodiac seems more misunderstood than Scorpio’s desire to shed or transform in the service of the unseen, powerful evolutionary force. Though before we come into contact or surrender to this process, we often experience the other shadow elements of Scorpio such as manipulation, power, secrets, or shame.

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PEOPLE PLEASING & PERSONAL POWER: New Moon in Libra, October 8, 2018

PEOPLE PLEASING & PERSONAL POWER: New Moon in Libra, October 8, 2018

October 04, 2018

Libra reminds us of the truth, beauty, and goodness inherent in our human and heavenly connection. It craves fairness and justice in its dealings though may avoid discomfort at all costs. This new moon pushes us into looking at our people-pleasing tendencies and its impact on our personal power.  The shadow side of Libra is co-dependency or focusing so much on others that we forget about our own needs or identity. Another important aspect of Libra is sometimes difficulty letting go to people or situations that may not serve us but where we still seem to crusade for fairness. Libra’s gifts are for art, fashion, and aesthetic as well as inviting in equality and diplomacy. Though there can be a tendency towards 

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