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. 🙂

  • weaver

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)

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Psyched…under an Aquarian Moon

Street Art in Pano Paphos

Street Art in Pano Paphos

I am awfully glad the moon has moved into Aquarius…I mean, really: this simple elemental shift has been like a millstone lifted. What a whopping time it has been. The lovely Venus Jupiter conjunction has happened in my 10th house of career/reputation/public square. This means that for weeks, the spotlight has been growing exponentially on me, my ‘public square’ has expanded and filled with positive, fruitful and impressive interactions and one would think that would be great. And it was for a while. But then, as soon as I became conscious of it, it wasn’t…! I feel like I am in the middle of a physics experiment that I still grapple to comprehend: the viewer of a phenomenon alters the phenomenon.

This is strange behaviour for a 10th house Leo but I have always been like this. When I think too many people have started to look at me, notice me, rather than or more than my ‘message’, I’m gone. Is this self-sabotage or necessary protection (or variously, one or the other) and a dozen more neural wirings as well? When I am in the blinding thick of it, I don’t care. I quit Society and focus on work and sanctuary. This makes sense for a Cancerian MC but still, a Leo that quits…is an underdeveloped Leo.

For the last couple of years I have been studying the asteroid archetypes, sometimes intensely but mostly as an aid in coaching and reading. After all, a lot happens when you get intense and then you have to just allow for the internal processing, yes?

first days above ground for a pink grapefruit tree

first days above ground for a pink grapefruit tree

I was introduced again to Psyche this morning (astronomical number 16) via an article I came upon – that I wasn’t looking for at a great place to learn about the asteroids – while surfing opinions on the current (mostly negative) energies. And this time, I was ‘hearing’. I cast my wheel to include Psyche and guess what? Venus has just passed over my natal placement and Jupiter is now right on top of it, expanding its importance, driving home the necessity for some serious attention: I can’t keep doing this – or at least, I can’t keep mindlessly doing this.

I will be thinking and meditating along the lines that I have to work with. And these lines are available to every unique one of us. What does it mean to have a natal placement of Psyche in Leo in the 10th? And transiting Psyche is currently in Taurus just shy of the 25th degree. That puts it exactly on the cusp of my 8th house. If you are a student of astrology, I bet your mind is just bursting with potential descriptors! And, of course, there are other important angles to further flesh it out. Believe it or not, I am super psyched about what I will learn. 😉

And writing about this, I am struck by the thought that I am putting my Psyche in the spotlight…whoa! But it serves my message, you see. I think with all the Pluto/Mars tug of war going on in the Real/Physical World, the Aquarian moon gives me an indifference that is delicious. All of Us is so much more important than Me and if I have inspired you to check in on your Psyche – in this era of Great Rebuildings and as the Sun crosses the House of the Psychic, then mission accomplished on multiple frequencies. Work smart, not hard.

The Micro/Macro Stand-Off

So, the moon in Aquarius gives us SpaceTime perspective and if you can feel this, you can visualise your Self distancing from Chaos. You can make real in your mind’s eye the panorama of this scene or sets of scenes on the stage of your life, rather than focus on the moment a power-sapping remark or action was made.

we hand-fed this youngster, fallen from the nest, until he was ready to set off on his own.

we hand-fed this youngster, fallen from the nest, until he was ready to set off on his own.

If you have felt at the mercy of happenings in the Capricorn area of your wheel, the Aquarian Moon will aid your Sun/Mars Intimate Circle themes by offering the reminder that it takes two to tango and you can go solo for a while or only dance with the ones you can relate to. And not just for your sake, perhaps, but also for theirs. There are auto-cyclic patterns that run through these scenes but we can’t see them up close.

You are more than this moment in time – and if you have been The Jerk, then know this is true for you as well. You are a sum greater because of your fractured parts; you are grace unfolding when you remember what is real in SpaceTime. A new moon in Cancer approaches…

–  weaver

start learning about your innate Psyche placement:

If you enjoy noting macro examples of the current energies, check out Greece (Mars/Sun) vs. the Euro Bank (Pluto). Seek alternate sources of news for a better overall understanding. Do you predict a ‘no’ or a ‘yes’ vote? Does it matter?

Other Macro archetypes rising: Women/Female Influence. The letter of the law vs. the spirit of the law.