- Article Window: Aug 25 through Sept 8
- The New Moon: Monday, August 25, 7:13 am PDT
- Sun is 3° Virgo, Moon is 3° Virgo
- New Moon Theme (thru Sept 23): Breakthrough
- Next Full Moon is Monday, Sept 8
Current Lunar Cycle
The New Moon releases a wave of new potential and sets the overall theme for the entire month that follows. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month, allow the energy of this New Moon theme to guide you and help you adjust to changing circumstances. Each week of this month’s Lunar Cycle will offer new tools and momentum for energizing your life purpose.
Astrology Article: The Four-fold Activation to Breakthrough
There’s a feeling of excitement buzzing in the realm of Virgo. New abilities are combining together in new ways, creating new possibilities and new skills. Virgo’s quality of energy encompasses the idea of mastery, and from an esoteric viewpoint represents initiation and activation into new possibilities in your life.
During this month of new possibility, the New Moon is facilitating the opportunity for true breakthrough. The mastery always associated with the Virgo New Moon is now combined with three other pairs of planetary energies that provide a strong atmosphere of growth and new skills to improve your life.
These are uncommon combinations forming powerful energies. Altogether, there are four pairs of planetary bodies, each being activated by the New Moon. The overall pattern is quite rare. In fact, I haven’t seen these specific combinations in my lifetime.
The four pairs of planets are working together to expand powerful forward momentum in your life. There is also strength and power to prevail against inertia over whatever’s been holding you back. In combination the overall pattern results in the potential for true and lasting breakthrough.
The first activation (Sun/Moon in Virgo) provides an increased feeling of inner strength for the development of a deeper sense of companionship. This type of companionship is based in personal integrity with the strength to feel whole and then as a result expand into relationship with others.
The second activation (Venus/Jupiter in Leo) offers a new level of creative intensity you can use to expand the supportive potential of your relationships and community. Leo’s fire offers fuel to ignite the creative intensity of Venus. Jupiter connects you to your support groups and expands your creative potential.
The third activation (Mercury/Part-of-Fortune in Virgo) stimulates your mental clarity. The opportunity is to use a sharp mind in conjunction with your inner guidance. You can experience an increase in your ability to trust intuition.
Power to Overcome Inertia
The fourth activation (Mars/Saturn in Scorpio) is the most powerful. Scorpio energy emanates from deep within the earth. As such, it’s not flashy or full of excitement, but there’s an increased depth of subtle power available for action. This activation is the power to prevail and overcome the deepest and darkest of old patterns which have been holding you back.
Role of the Moon
In this current pattern, the New Moon is the activating trigger for the other three planetary pairs. When all of these potentials are activated together, true breakthrough is possible! It is appropriate to set your intentions high for manifesting creative support as well as successfully overcoming your own inertia.
In the New Moon astrology chart you’ll notice that I’ve circled the four planetary pairs containing Jupiter/Venus, Sun/Moon, Mercury/Part-of-fortune, and Mars/Saturn. All of the inner solar system planets are involved in these powerful pairs, and each pair represents a type of activation initiated by the New Moon.
Two of the pairings involve “crossings” of usual correspondences. Venus/Mars and Jupiter/Saturn are normally considered natural planetary pairs. (Venus/Mars works pursuing what you find valuable, and Jupiter/Saturn works with expanding your individuality into social constructs.) When these natural pairs are crossed as they are now, Venus with Jupiter and Mars with Saturn, there is an opportunity to expand beyond normal horizons.
Mercury is paired with Part of Fortune, which is not a true planet, but derived from a relationship with the Sun/Moon/ascendant (Virgo). The Part of Fortune pairing connects Mercury more strongly with the New Moon in Virgo.
Furthermore, we have the three outer (transcendental) planets in the opposite hemisphere. This is significant in supporting the potential for breakthrough by providing an element of activation or initiation. The position of the outer planets is allowing the inner planets to expand beyond their normal function or what would normally be possible.
It’s important to emphasize that because of the New Moon, these four pairs work as one energy. They are working together to provide the inner strength, support, and creative intensity you need to access higher mental clarity and spiritual guidance to break through whatever’s holding you back.
This is one of the most powerful times of opportunity for this entire year.
The New Moon is activating four powerful abilities that will help you break through what ever you feel has been holding you back, so that you can expand into new potentials in the coming fall. It’s a rare planetary pattern with the power to unlock your inner guidance, as well as the strength and the support needed to prevail in releasing what binds you.
Use this coming month to get in touch with your own inertia, whatever’s holding you back, and then plan to move through it.
New Moon Tarot Video
It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful month,