New Moon: 17 Virgo

bog  noun: bog; plural noun: bogs; noun: the bog area of wet muddy ground that is too soft to support a heavy body synonyms: marsh, marshland, swamp, swampland, sump, mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slough, fen, fenland, wetland
2. BRITISHinformal the toilet.
3. be or become stuck in mud or wet ground. “the family Rover became bogged down on the beach road”.  to be prevented from making progress in a task or activity.  ‘you must not get bogged down in detail.’ synonyms: mire, stick, trap, entangle, ensnare, embroil, encumber  (link)

Notes from the Compost Pile

So, how are we doing, folks? Is it full steam ahead or fits and starts? Is there graceful easing or groping in the fog? Of key importance, no matter which, is a bizarre question for you from way out in left field: where’s the sea-level line and where does the ground begin to rise? Riddle me this! 

There’s so much antifragility packed into this new moon in Virgo. The ruler is in attendance, if somewhat bedazzled, and the conjunction forms a sextile to Jupiter in Scorpio and a trine to Pluto rx in Capricorn. With some closer – yes, closer yet –  examination of the less attractive underpinnings-and-persons of our world stage, we can progress in our removal of more – yes, even more – rif-raf and debris on the scene. We can edit the stage in pursuit of best practice in everyday affairs. We can simultaneously optimize that which passes critique to keep. Upcycle the compost. 

In a general offering like this, I would advise looking to the realm of Taurus in your wheel. Note the themes and life sphere that this house occupies for you for ways in which to dig in/begin assessment with your new moon intention. (Subscribers are welcome to complimentary inquiry.)

But there’s some ointment on the fly. Whether that’s medicinal or a ‘bogger’ in my estimation will require personalized study of your unique Here and Now

The Great Waters (in all its potential forms) insist upon merging with this Virgo consolidation of our yin and yang. For some of us, taking some time apart from busy-ness will be crucial to our perceptions and sufficient for gaining traction. For others of us, the need to flexi-serve until mentally or physically exhausted over this span of days may be the way we will paradoxically attain the higher ground. These are examples on a spectrum we can liken to our sacred point on My Way merging with Our Way. All points along the Way are valid, serve a purpose and are meant to be fluid for best mind-body-spirit health. For this reason, All of Us would be wise to consider appraising those matters which we’ve labeled ‘static’, ‘off limits’, and even ‘Keep Out!’.

My new moon wish for you is symbiotic flow. 🙂

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Sculpture by Yiota Ioannidou along Kato Paphos promenade, Cyprus

Neptune (the All-One) and A More Holistic and Profound Understanding

Narrative and story are tools of interpretation. They do not and cannot represent absolute truth. Within the evolving person’s life a narrative can change many times. Alternately one might apply a multitude of narratives to a single issue so that in effect one can see themselves simultaneously through many prisms and thus have a more holistic and profound understanding of their experience…

Narratives carry what might be called energetic information…Ultimately when one frees themselves from attachment to any particular narrative, then narratives cease to have energetic impact and clarity comes.  – excerpts from the numinous frontier by Monica Cassani


symbiotic  ADJECTIVE  Biology 

1. Involving interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association.  ‘the fungi form symbiotic associations with the roots of plant species’

1.1 Denoting a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups. ‘the reader can have a symbiotic relationship with the writer’    (link)

Personalised Energy Coaching

One for the Mutible People

Mutible* people are just like travelers in sailboats. Every shift in the wind impacts their focus. They excel at correcting their course for shifting currents. They are responsive, flexible and resilient. For these reasons, mutibles are often the workers behind the cardinal and fixed scenes. They naturally gravitate toward supportive roles because they can so easily see the need. Mutibles are also the crucial personalities at the portals of transition, be it the ending or the beginning of a project, a phase, ect. Does this sound like you? Or perhaps this sounds like how you have to be in certain areas of your life, areas where you have had to learn to bend and morph to the will of others.

This post is a tribute from the cheering squad to mutibles during those stretches of time when there seems to be no end to the shifts – or the air becomes still over choppy waters. Where went The Plan, The Analysis and the Work, The Expansive Ideal? As we enter the Taurus season, further amplified by a stellium as was Aries, some sailboat occupants could find themselves feeling a bit all over the place or ‘stuck’, psychologically or in the physical/tangible sense. This is not supposed to be…fixed earth is exactly that: solid, clearly understandable, logical, unswerving. Well, you can be sure that it will get sorted; this awful sensation will pass but this year it couldn’t be a smooth ride. The stellium and the square hold all of the explanations and these are the road signs for mutibles to focus on and regain their bearings.

Energy is flowing. It’s on the same course in each archetype as it should be in Time so let’s remember to go back to our maps and review. There are two serious influences in our lives in regroup and review mode. These are not about passing issues of the day, moods and traffic jams. They are deep, structurally important issues. They are not going away, they are to be dealt with and that is a big part of the energy rocking our boats. You may not clearly grasp them yet or you may be trying your very best to come to terms with them. Either way, you are on your course. Rock steady.

And what’s more, as a mutable your sails are feeling the trimmers of all those close to you as they, too, skid and bump from fired-up can-do  into a completely different environment – subject to gravity: the Physical World. Take heart and set aside some time that’s just for you while the atmosphere settles.

These are the times that you can practice choosing how if not who and what you respond to. Practice is how you move forward even if you seem to be sitting still. This will pass – and pass with best results for those with maps at hand.


Sidebar: apologies if I am confusing anyone with mixing my metaphors in this post. I am trying to convey sensations and experiences with the broadest user-friendly description that comes to mind at the moment, regardless of the element implied. Sail boat analogy just seems to work best. The energy summary below stands.


*Energy can be expressed in two basic ways, by element and character. The elemental descriptors are fire, water, air and earth. Within each of these descriptors, there are three characteristics: cardinal (pro-active), fixed (unswerving), and mutable (reactive, flexible). Each element and each characteristic within them are essential to the macroworld design; each person contains some combination of these energy qualities, uniquely suited to their best growth. If you were born when the sun was passing through mutable energy, that imprint remains as a key component of your psyche: ‘I am’ many things, but firstly, I am mutable.

Update: a solid take on the upcoming lunar eclipse can be found Elsaelsa and a very helpful overview on the series can be found at the Oxford Astrologer.