The Eye of the Storm: New Moon Astrology Sept 2017

The Eye of the Storm

New Moon Astrology Sept 2017

Article Window: Sept 19 to Oct 19
• New Moon is Tuesday Sept 19, 10:30 PM PDT
• Sun is 28° Virgo, Moon is 28° Virgo
• Next Full Moon: Oct 5
• Current New Moon Theme (Sept 19 – Oct 19): The Eye of the Storm

Current Lunar Cycle

The New Moon releases a wave of new potential that sets the overall theme for the entire month that follows. This month’s Lunar cycle offers a new tool-set that creates momentum for energizing your life’s purpose. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month allow this energy to guide you, especially while adjusting to life’s changing circumstances.

Photograph of Sept New Moon

Astrology Article: The Eye of the Storm

Written by Steven Shroyer
Co-author Elizabeth Schermer

Our Virgo New Moon astrology brings a calming quality of energy, but this calm will only be available to those who are able to live their lives centered amidst the changes and potential chaos taking place all around.

While the New Moon chart indicates the potential for further activations of conflict and contrast, it also clearly indicates the potential to transcend these conflicts into a personal experience of harmony and inner calm. This quality of inner calm in the midst of external intensity is very much akin to finding one’s still center at the eye of a storm. If you’re able to move your focus away from the chaos of external events, you can find inner calm through alignment with the spiritual principles of love and higher will.

The higher perspective of these of New Moon energies will lead to a certain degree of grace and ease, provided you choose to respond to your circumstances from within. The ability to center within requires strength and comes from the New Moon quality of “higher will.” Higher will refers to your inner power to choose to align with what’s best for you as seen from the stand point of your higher-self.  If you’re able to transcend your perceptions of being trapped within uncomfortable circumstances, you’ll have access to a more spiritual understanding of the larger unity that always exists. From this vantage point you’ll be able to make choices in alignment with new perspectives and new possibilities.

The ability to transcend limited perceptions of what is possible in the world comes from this internal balance of the qualities of higher will in relationship with love. Our ability to align within through these spiritual powers removes us from the chaos of the world and places us within the calm center at the eye of the storm. This Virgo form of mastery, the choice to respond from inner strength, leads to a kind of internal “insulation,” a buffer from outer intensity, and allows us to maintain inner calm even in the midst of challenge and adversity.

When you choose to move within and find your center you’ll receive new perspectives of your spiritual connections to everything and everyone. From here you’ll be able to work with your higher-self at a new level, in order to shape those connections through your focus of new spiritual understanding.

Astrology Pattern

As with the Lunar charts from the previous Solar eclipse cycle, we have another Kite pattern in our Virgo New Moon. The Kite always represents a kind of harmony and predetermined potential. What is significant now is that the New Moon is isolated from the actual Kite, and offers a separate viewpoint of the patterns being activated and set in motion.

The key concept to take away from this New Moon chart is your ability now to transcend limited perspectives and cultural conditioning, and move away from current patterns of chaos. This includes those patterns of dualistic thinking that currently predominate in our world, resulting in a good-versus-bad and us-against-them mentality.

This idea of transcending duality is further expressed in the backbone of the Kite’s Jupiter/Uranus opposition. Jupiter here is in the position of coordinating the expansion, specifically by transcending and working beyond normal reality, which is represented by the position of Uranus. If we are able to effectively use our intuition (Uranus) we will see that the organized chaos around us doesn’t have to dominate our spiritual focus.

The Kite in this configuration also emphasizes the need for us to use discrimination as we make our own decisions amidst the craziness of power-hungry forces and collective misunderstandings that are operating within the world around us  We have the power now, using our strength of inner will, to choose how we will act and to what and to whom we will align.


The Virgo New Moon is introducing a new spiritual strength that will enable you to transcend all forms of limited thinking and limiting circumstances. When you’re able to apply your new skills of will power through the responsible use of your soul energies you’ll experience a kind of inner “insulation” or buffer, an inner calm at the eye of the storm. From this place of inner calm you’ll gain new perspectives and new ways to work with your connections to everything and everyone.

The key to understanding this Virgo New Moon chart lies in your ability to recognize the need to step away from the chaotic circumstances around you and connect to the calm within.  Set your intentions now and in the coming days to find inner alignment through your own center at the eye of the storm. From this vantage point you can look  for new focus, new perspective, new understandings, and new ways to see your own connections to the world from this expanded and transcendent point of view.

Happy New Moon

Integrating a New Paradigm: Full Moon Astrology Sept 2017

Integrating a New Paradigm

Full Moon Astrology Sept 2017

Article Window:  Sept 6 to Sept 19
• The Full Moon is Wednesday, Sept 6, 12:03 AM PDT
• Sun is 14° Virgo, Moon is 14° Pisces
• Next New Moon: Sept 19
• Current New Moon Theme (Aug 21 – Sept 19): Rebirth into the Age of Aquarius

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates new awareness, especially corresponding to whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

Astrology Article: Integrating a New Paradigm

Written by Steven Shroyer

This year’s Pisces Full Moon follows a powerful Solar eclipse. As we move forward from the eclipse, the Full Moon’s illumination will provide awareness and guidance to help each of us integrate the activations and new potentials we are receiving.

We are moving into a new era of expanded consciousness. What was activated  through the shadow of the Solar eclipse was a new ability to access inner light. We now have a deeper  ability to work at soul level in conjunction with our higher self. Despite the chaos in the world around us, these new connections enable us to move forward with understanding, compassion, and love.

The signature of our September Full Moon brings these activations of eclipse “shadow” to the surface. Whether you are working with circumstances at a personal or a planetary level there is Full Moon illumination guiding you forward into a new paradigm of living and being. The Full Moon will enable us to use new awareness to focus on understanding and cooperating with higher inner alignment to a greater cosmic cycle. This is what it means to begin to function within the frequencies of the Age of Aquarius.

The Full Moon further exposes the hidden nature of the shadow of the Solar eclipse and sheds light on how we unwittingly experience bondage. As we begin working more consciously with the inner light from the eclipse, we receive guidance that enables us to increase our alignment through personal integrity. This dual process of internal alignment combined with the release from unnecessary bondage is what allows for higher forms of cooperation with all processes in your life.

I’m using the work “cooperation” here in a very general way.  We’re cooperating and participating in all that’s unfolding in order to be part of the energies that are creating the new era. These feelings and insights from the Full Moon are rising from deep within our consciousness, now on the verge of becoming conscious thought. Each signature of the astrology chart is supporting these new understandings.

Astrology Pattern

Sept 2017 Full Moon ChartThe general signature of the Pisces Full Moon emphasizes the opportunity for new levels of understanding. It gives us the ability to grasp the meaning beneath circumstances to enable us to transition into something greater. Without this higher level understanding we can easily digress into being overwhelmed as a victim of our circumstances, rather than assuming our role as co-creators within the new era.

In the current Full Moon chart both the Sun and Mercury hold unique positions. Mercury is located in the exact position of the Solar eclipse, which is activating new ways of thinking. The Sun is located at the exact location of Neptune during the Aug. 8 Lunar eclipse, which is activating your integrity of purpose. In this way, the Sun and Mercury are activating the energies of the last two eclipses in order to provide the intelligence and planning necessary for refining your life purpose as you move forward.

Saturn is positioned as the key energy distributor of the chart through three prominent astrological patterns: a Kite, a Grand Trine, and a T-square. Saturn’s presence indicates both bondage and the means to release oneself from bondage. In this chart Saturn represents all the forms of bondage through concrete forms or objects that cause the shadow. Simultaneously through higher forms of cooperation, Saturn also represents the release of that bondage through a transcendent form that is translucent and produces no shadow. This theme of being released from bondage is also expressed through Pluto, Uranus, and the North Node.

It’s this opportunity to release what binds us, combined with the Sun/Mercury activations from the two previous eclipses, that creates the activation of this higher level of cooperation spoken of earlier. And it’s the new form of cooperation that is allowing us to participate more intentionally in this shift into a new era, the Age of Aquarius.

It’s through personal integrity and the intelligent use of what we know is true and right that we are able to connect with others in this endeavor. This higher level of cooperation with the natural processes of life will also help minimize future problems and avoid various hardships that aren’t necessarily beneficial for our personal growth or our ability to move forward as a collective.


The Full Moon is illuminating a new path of cooperation as we enter the beginning stages of the new era that we call the Age of Aquarius. The Kite pattern of this Full Moon is harmonious and organized. The Kite itself (as with the Kite pattern of the Solar eclipse) is the very definition of cooperating with the energies that are shifting everything. The process of cooperation itself is what is supporting our ability to release ourselves from bondage and step into a new paradigm.

A greater cosmic cycle is now under way and we can use the Full Moon energies to strengthen our inner light for guidance as we step forward. Through the use of planning and intelligence we can align ourselves with this new era in the spirit of collective cooperation. Despite the challenges around us, the Full Moon energies are full of hope that can manifest into a world of cooperation and new beginnings for all.