The New Moon is happening Saturday, September 12th at 8:41 pm here in Hawaii (11:41pm Pacific Time) and there will be a partial solar eclipse also. While the eclipse will only be visible from Southern Africa and Antartica, the effects will be felt nonetheless. The New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon join together in exact degrees of the same sign, in this case, Leo. The Sun has already been in Leo for a few weeks and is in its own sign here, lending us Strength, Power, Leadership and a heightened sense of Responsibility. Leo is a sattwic sign, meaning it reaches for the universal benefit, peace and harmony. This cycle marks a beginning of really stepping into our power and owning our duties towards all of society. The Sun has been quite close to Jupiter, giving us all a testiness regarding our teachers, teachings, and highest beliefs, but as he pulls away from the planet of our Highest Beliefs and Ideals, we will begin to feel more aligned with whatever it is we believe and standing on stronger ground.
This New Moon will be occurring in the nakshatra, the specific star cluster, of Purva Phalguni who is ruled by Venus and the deity Bhaga, who is the God of delight and pleasure and reminds us that lusting after life with our eyes can make us blind to inner beauty. We are also reminded that a lazy King will misuse his kingdom to make only himself happy. We must be careful of being superficial or overly sensual, especially when we take on rolls of leadership and power!
The New Moon is a time for inner reflection and meditation, as the Moon going dark represents our own minds full of thoughts and emotions also waning to dark. The Moon is now, on Thursday morning, moving out of conjunction with Venus and into conjunction with Mars, both in Cancer. Venus just stopped her Retrograde motion this past Sunday and has been stationary, leaving us having re-lived and processed through much of our struggles in relationships and in being happy in general, only to feel muddled and stuck this week. She will begin her forward motion again by the New Moon/Eclipse, allowing us to pick up the pieces of ourselves, and finally leave behind the past. Venus has been joined Mars in Cancer, creating heightened passions both sexually and argumentatively for us in our relations, and now as the Moon passes through Cancer and joins Mars, we may be really feeling the emotional side of all we've been through. This is even more reason to take this New Moon inside, and allow yourself the time to release all that is not serving you-emotionally and physically. Let it go. Expect some confusion and uncertainty, as the Eclipse brings us close to the point in space wherein lies Rahu, the north node of the Moon that will be partially eclipsing the Sun. If we allow ourselves to honor the quiet within, perhaps some truly enlightening flashes of insight will come our way, but we may have trouble trusting it. Don't rush anything, especially as the Moon will be passing directly through Rahu's realm of existence late Sunday night. This will keep us in a state of uncertainty in our practical world, yet open our Mind up for potential wisdom from other realms. Rahu's energy can feel chaotic, so Meditation, Pranayama, and Ceremony are encouraged to keep you tuned in! Many, many blessings for your Re-lease and Renew...Hare Ohm
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