The divine Full Moon in Pisces on 31st August softens the intensity of the previous few weeks of astrological edginess, as the heady scent of Jasmine momentarily permeates the air delighting the senses. Pisces sets the lunar tone of spiritual mysticism and oneness to support the soul and our humanness as we find the light of our hearts again.
The solar month of Virgo (mutable earth) 23rd August – 23rd September. This is a call to service for the earth through devotional practice and personal soul-crafting. When we set sacred space and intention we come into a more truthful alignment and rhythm with our bodies. This in turn allows us to synch with the beauty of nature and our environment ... to dream wide awake! This month may reveal where we are disconnected from nature and our existence in a false set of paradigms and industrialised time structures.
We hear the Cri de Coeur – cry from the heart for her land and people. This is the moment to bring peace to our world and re-evaluate a more sustainable, organic way of living. The alchemy of herbalism and service falls under the realm of Virgo, infused with a deep love of healing & the botanicals for their medicinal gifts. Remember to kneel and kiss the ground in gratitude for all of earth’s bountiful blessings.
We turn our gaze up to the heavens and surrender to the divine within.
The message is to keep the faith during these times for the well-being of humanity.
Venus is going direct from 4th September after her retrograde sojourn for the last six weeks of revisiting the book of memories around personal connection, conscious business, prosperity and the heart of love. The red rose of perfect beauty allows us to fortify ourselves with grace and strength for the journey ahead with scent and spirit.
Venus botanicals are cacao, hibiscus, rose & violet.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo from 24th August – 15th September this period is quietly reflective on what resides in the depths of the heart. A time to draw inwards and be less responsive to the busyness of life, if that is at all possible. To treasure the opportune moments of stillness that can be snatched throughout the day, in the slipstream of the mundane. Sometimes it is just a moment of pause to be with yourself to calm your nervous system.
Botanicals to support Mercury (the planetary ruler of Virgo) are lavender, oat
straw & tulsi.
Dark/New Moon in Virgo on Friday, 15th September @11:39am AEST This is the start of a fresh, new cycle. The moon is not visible and is obscured by the radiance of the sun. You may find that you need to sleep more. Give yourself permission to rest deeply. There are secret gifts hidden in this soothing and restorative phase. This is the time to be nurtured and nourished.
Friday 22nd September look for Mercury low in the eastern sky just before sunrise with Venus as the bright Morning Star in her eight month sojourn pre-dawn.
The sheer beauty and majesty of love as Venus, the Cosmic Queen of Heaven radiates her light upon us all. Her invitation is to cultivate a transcendental state of divine ecstasy in the realm of earth and the stars.
We herald the Spring Equinox on September 23rd in the Southern hemisphere. This is when the Sun moves into the tropical sign of Libra (cardinal air) activating the quarter points of the solar year. Equinoxes are when light and dark are in equal balance. Both the equinoxes and solstices represent the change of a season and are our connection to nature through the celestial starlight points. In honouring this ancient wheel of the year, we are entering through the portals of time where our cosmic origin is etched in the earth’s crystalline structure of rock, stone, fire and water. The invitation is to remember our creative potential and soul purpose. We connect through the seasonal celebrations as powerful moments in our year and recognise the vibrational frequency of all living beings.
Full Moon in Aries on Friday 29th September @ 7.57pm AEST - The lunar light has reached its zenith. Exhilarating and high-spirited celebrations may be high on the agenda. The Full Moon is intensified and climatic, so spend time in nature with grounding meditations. Remain calm and centred whilst engaging in social activities to avoid overstimulation or exhaustion. A soothing bath after a productive and fulfilling day is a great remedy as we prepare for eclipse season in October.
Lunar botanicals are lemon balm, milky oats, mugwort & water lily.
Do you have a devotional practice in your day to day?
What do you aspire to with love in your heart?
Is there fear around showing up in the world in your full beauty?
What is your deepest calling at this time?
Can you find the magic in the mundane?
As always the planetary energies symbolise the soul’s connection to the
Remember YOU are the magic!
Much love from the dreaming pod