Coming through the first week of a New Moon phase guides us through the opening of yet another gateway, like the entrance to a beautiful garden ripe with possibility, we have fresh fertile ground beneath us. New Moon’s birth us into new unrealized potential.
Entering the last week of this lunar cycle, we have now come out of the severity of the Virgo Season. Virgo is never easy on us! It's an Earth sign ruled by the planet Mercury - it's mentally sharp and sensually in tune by nature. Virgo holds the scepter of discernment. "Heavy is the head that wears the crown."
First Quarter Moons in a Virgo cycle asks us to take a step out and breathe into the expanse. Lift your gaze up from the specific details that may currently be fully engaging you and extend your arms out to embrace more of the unknown possibilities available.
The future is born out of the past, and the present is where they collide! Right now, we are experiencing a new Moon in Virgo, which is born out of Leo and heading into Libra. The Sun can be likened to the vehicle traveling through a varied landscape that is described by the outer planets.
Days after the full moon can sometimes feel like a crescendo drop, much like that of a twenty-foot wave plunging to the face of the sea. The gravity of the fall doesn't stop however, just upon the surface layer, it pulls us deeper into the depths of the unconscious realms with its weighty intensity.
Full Moons have the potential to enliven us. To illuminate and shed light upon the psyche in ways so mysterious and deep that only by the glimmer of La Luna could it come to be. If ever there could be a Moon of enlightenment, perhaps this is the one!
Last week on the New Moon, we confronted some of our deeper instinctual patterns on a very personal level. For many, it was a matter of coming to terms with the raging war within and the most personals battles that we fight against (Mars). It's been a time focused on coming into greater awareness around who we are, what we identify with, and what moves us or causes us to freeze in fear.
This week as we stand not only amid the Lion's Gate Portal energies as well as the Leo New Moon, there's also a powerful life-altering juncture of fierce confrontation upon us. For when Mars comes into a perfect mid-point alignment with the Moon's Nodes, we stand to face ourselves in a way that can feel like the time has come to fight against the inner demons.