Venus enters Virgo: Self-Honoring and Self-Containment

On September 5, 12:05 AM ET, Venus leaves Leo and enters Virgo, where she will remain until September 29. This transit reminds us of the importance of self-honoring and self-containment. It invites us to make the conscious decisions of keeping our energetic field clear, be selective about how we invest our focus and time, and choose carefully the people we share energy with and invite into our lives.

Virgo has to do with purification, not intended as striving to meet an unnatural concept of ‘purity’ created by patriarchal and religious conditioning, but rather as processes of digestion, cleansing, and discernment linked to a deepening of our awareness and our connection to our body. This transit could inspire us to value our health more than we usually do, to let go of habits that aren’t serving us, and to dedicate more time and energy to pursuits, activities, and people that support our well-being, our healing journey, and our self-improvement efforts. 

 

Venus in Virgo: Acts of Service & Expressions of Devotion

 

In Astrology, Venus has to do with how we relate to both ourselves and others, to our value systems, our relationship with money, abundance, and wealth, to our capacity to receive love and attention, and to how we create feelings of peace and harmony. Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign, ruled by Mercury and associated with, among other themes, self-improvement, health and healing, habits and routines, optimization and organization of our lives.

Venus in Virgo brings our focus to the value of practicality, organization, and discernment. This shift inspires us to adopt a pragmatic, analytical approach toward relationships and financial matters.

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The Goddess of Love and Beauty is not much interested in luxury or excessive romantic displays when she is transiting through Virgo. During this transit, our love language is all about acts of service, expressions of devotion, and practical support. Venus in Virgo can reflect a tendency to prefer to plan in advance and avoid spending impulsively. This shift inspires us to invest in something valuable, tangible, and useful in the medium and long term.

 

Venus square Mars & Venus trine Uranus

 

On September 16, Venus perfects a square to Mars in Gemini. This aspect can indicate some tension in relationship matters, particularly in intimate connections. Around this time, we may feel a degree of friction between contrasting values, urges, and desires, and we could also experience a clash between our desires and will and other people’s needs and values. We may struggle to find compromises and not want to give something up. Nonetheless, the Venus-Mars alignment will inspire and motivate us to find creative solutions and agreements that enhance everyone’s experience.

On September 20, the trine between Venus in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus catalyzes a desire to integrate more excitement, stimulation, and change in our routines, daily work, and relationships. This aspect will increase our open-mindedness, facilitate our detachment from structures, connections, and ways of being that feel restrictive or obsolete. It will inspire us to explore more authentic ones, get out of our comfort zone, and experiment without fear of making mistakes.

 

Venus opposite Neptune, Venus trine Pluto, Venus conjunct Mercury

 

Venus in Virgo is going to oppose Neptune in Pisces on September 24, increasing our tendency to daydream, fantasize, and idealize other people and relationships. These days, we may fall in love with potential and lack realism and rationality, which can increase the risk of feelings of disappointment and disillusionment. Nonetheless, this aspect maximizes our creativity, our imagination, our desire to beautify our reality, and our capacity to open our hearts to others.

On September 26, Venus aligns with Pluto in Capricorn in a harmonious trine. The Venus-Pluto trine suggests a desire to deepen our connections and establish more profound and passionate bonds: these days, superficiality is not going to feel appealing. This aspect will inspire us to strive to understand our and others’ psychological patterns playing out in relationships and to reflect on how to find solutions that are aligned with both our values and other people’s values.

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On the same day of the Venus-Pluto trine, Venus and retrograde Mercury are going to align in a conjunction in Virgo. The Venus-Mercury alignment is favorable for communications, diplomacy, and negotiation. It will support our capacity to express our feelings and share our values, desires, and needs.

 

Venus enters Virgo: Sincere Desire for Self-Improvement

 

Due to Virgo’s attunement to what can be improved, refined, and optimized, a tendency towards perfectionism is often present when this archetype is emphasized: criticism, both constructive and non, can emerge more frequently as a consequence.

Venus’ transit through the sign could intensify critical tendencies towards both ourselves and others and indicate an inclination to focus on what does not work rather than on what does. It could also correspond to a feeling of attracting people who we perceive as excessively perfectionists or critical towards us. This is, nonetheless, an opportunity to observe objectively disempowering self-talk and thinking patterns if they arise, without engaging in them or believing them.

Venus’ transit through Virgo is likely to fuel a sincere desire to improve ourselves, our self-awareness, how we show up in our relationships with others, and how we manage money and other resources. This transit is an opportunity to contemplate what service means to us, reflect on what we are in service to, and make the conscious choice of organizing our life in a way that reflects and honors that.

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New Moon in Virgo: Living Mindfully

On August 27, 04:16 AM ET, a New Moon at 4º03’ of Virgo invites us to choose to live more mindfully, become more conscious of how we show up in our daily lives, and explore tools and practices that facilitate functionality and self-awareness.

Virgo season has recently begun and the Moon now joins the Sun in the sign of the Maiden, starting a new lunar cycle. New Moons are new beginnings, they invite us to plant seeds and set fresh intentions for the month ahead. The Moon is still dark from our perspective: this invites us to turn inwards and reflect on how we would like to move forward. The Virgo New Moon is a very favorable lunation to begin new projects, adopt new habits, and explore our relationship with all the different dimensions of health.

 

New Moon in Virgo: Mindfulness in the Mundane

 

Virgo is a Yin, Earth, Mutable sign, ruled by Mercury. This sign correlates to discernment, critical thinking, self-analysis, problem-solving, as well as the process of practically applying the knowledge we have accumulated. Virgo is connected with our daily work, daily habits, daily routines, and daily choices. In its conscious expression, this sign reminds us of the sacredness that can be experienced in the mundane, when we decide to live mindfully.

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Virgo is associated with digestion, and this Virgo New Moon invites us to be aware of how what we consume, what we surround ourselves with, and how we invest our energy and attention affects our energy, encouraging us to discern more carefully what we take in and to align our daily choices with our priorities and long-term goals. We begin a lunar cycle centered around deepening our relationship with health and healing as well as our awareness of how our daily actions impact our wellbeing.

The archetype of Virgo is associated with those crises linked to feelings of not being ready, good enough, or perfect enough to take action and make the changes we would like to make. While New Moons are a great time to begin new projects, endeavors, and experiments, these days we might hold ourselves back from initiating because we feel inadequate, we spend too much time overthinking details, or we are excessively focused on what can go wrong. Nonetheless, the square between Mars, the Sun, and the Moon will ignite our desire to take action and our urge to generate change in our lives.

 

New Moon square Mars: Being Conscious of how we Respond

 

The Sun and the Moon are in an exact square to Mars in Gemini. The upcoming lunar cycle will give us opportunities to consciously combine the efficient, down-to-earth, pragmatic style of Virgo with the intellectual power, courage, and assertiveness of Mars in Gemini. We will have chances to explore how to direct constructively the energy of Mars and find practical applications of the ideas and insights that come up in our minds.

The current planetary configuration underlines the importance of being mindful of how we respond to what takes place in our reality, inviting us to make sure we take time to self-regulate before reacting, yet without suppressing our anger. The Sun, Moon, and Mars alignment indicates a high degree of impulsivity and reactivity: our inner frustrations, tensions, and anger need a voice, they ask to be clearly expressed. These days, we will have chances to deepen our emotional self-awareness, our understanding of the link between emotions, body, mind, and Spirit, and of the way energies such as anger and frustration, when unexpressed, can somatize in the physical body.

Impulsively speaking or acting provocatively, without forethought and consideration, or even feeling the urge to break free from routines and habits that aren’t stimulating or exciting any longer could bring up guilt and shame. This can be an invitation to explore our relationship with these feelings and notice whether they arise as conditioned responses, a result of beliefs and ways of being that were imposed on us as part of our programming yet do not align with natural laws.

 

Mercury trine Mars, trine Pluto, & opposing Jupiter

 

Mercury, the ruler of the Virgo New Moon, is very active these days. The Messenger is in the early degrees of Libra, approaching an opposition to Jupiter in Aries, separating from a trine to Pluto in Capricorn, and approaching a trine to Mars in Gemini. Mercury in Libra, together with the activation of Venus, highlights the importance of working on communication dynamics in relationships during the upcoming lunar cycle. We will have opportunities to refine our way to express our thoughts and feelings while becoming more aware of all the non-verbal exchanges that are always going on in the background.

The Mercury-Mars trine supports our capacity to assert ourselves clearly, yet politely and respectfully. This aspect inspires us to speak our mind directly, without being rude or aggressive, counterbalancing the Sun-Moon-Mars square. The Mercury-Pluto trine has been already active for a few days: it indicates a deep, investigative focus, an inclination to uncover secrets and mysteries, and a desire to understand the psychology of everything, digging beneath the surface of the obvious.

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The Mercury-Jupiter opposition brings the spotlight on the need to bridge the left and the right brain hemispheres, and avoid the extremes of relying exclusively on facts or relying exclusively on intuition. This alignment invites us to question our habitual learning style, explore both deductive and inductive processes, be mindful of the dangers of exaggeration and overconfidence, and evaluate our attachment to our existing beliefs.

 

Venus square Uranus, square the Nodes, and opposite Saturn

 

As the New Moon takes place, Venus in Leo squares retrograde Uranus, the Lunar Nodes, and opposes Saturn. This configuration could bring up contrasting drives, needs, and desires in relationships as well as sudden shifts in values and disruptions in the global economy. In particular, Venus squaring the Nodes indicates a karmic time in relationships and financial matters and increases the possibilities of turning points, shifts of fate, unexpected encounters, and sudden changes in our connections.

The Venus-Uranus square magnifies our need for freedom and independence, lowers our tolerance for boredom and routine, and intensifies our desire for new experiences, stimulation, and excitement. However, the Venus-Saturn opposition brings up a conflict between our desire to do what we enjoy and what feels good and the obligations and duties we have to take care of.

These days, we may realize that, sometimes, blindly honoring existing commitments may lead us to compromise our integrity or our values. Alternatively, we may notice that we may be running away from commitment due to an irrational fear of being trapped or limited by it. Venus’ activation of the Saturn-Uranus square underlines invites us to explore new relationship paradigms, new value systems, and new ways of perceiving wealth and abundance. This is a good time to redefine boundaries in our connections, work on improving our self-worth, overcome scarcity mindset, cultivate receptivity, and allow spaciousness in our relationships yet without escaping from challenges.

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New Moon in Virgo: Conscious Practice & Beginners’ Mindset

 

The activation of Mutable signs Gemini and Virgo, together with the presence of Neptune in Pisces, that will be conjunct the upcoming Full Moon, highlights the importance of being adaptable, versatile, and open to change and exploration. Meanwhile, the abundance of retrograde planets inspires an introspective and contemplative focus, which may make it challenging to take action, initiate, move forward, or begin new endeavors.

The Virgo New Moon reminds us of the power of small, consistent steps, of the value of keeping our daily lives functional and organized, of the weight of details, and of the importance of taking care of ourselves by committing to practices and routines that nourish both our body and our spirit, supporting the different dimensions of our health.

The New Moon in the sign of the Maiden is an opportunity to set practical intentions, reorganize our routines, and begin to structure our days in a way that improves our overall health and wellness. This lunation reminds us of the value of daily practice, of embracing a beginner’s mindset, of making sure we are always honing and refining our skillset. Instead of aiming for perfection as an end goal, we are being encouraged to focus on keep practicing and to embrace a devotional, mindful attitude towards those daily chores and tasks we tend to perform automatically and unconsciously.

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Uranus Retrograde 2022: Questioning Certainties

On August 24, 2022, 09:53 AM ET, Uranus stations retrograde at 18º55’ of Taurus, once again taking the spotlight and joining Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Neptune, and Pluto, already in an apparent backward motion. This transit will encourage us to question our certainties and break free from ways of living that don’t feel authentic any longer. Uranus remains retrograde until January 22, 2023, when it stations direct at 14º56’ of the sign of the Bull.

This shift is likely to inspire us to redefine our value system, reflect on our relationship with our bodies, and rethink our concept of abundance, wealth, and security. It will be felt more strongly by those of us who have personal planets or angles between 10º and 20º of Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, and Scorpio.

 

The evolutionary significance of Retrogrades

 

Retrogrades consist of the apparent backward motion of a celestial body from our perspective on Earth. The retrograde phase of any planet is a time for revision, reset, reconstruction, and readjustment of our relationship with the archetype involved. The shift in motion inspires us to withdraw and direct our attention and focus inwardly, offering us an opportunity to review, reassess, and reconsider what happened when the planet was in direct motion, establishing adjustments if necessary.

When many planets are in retrograde motion, the pace of our lives seems to slow down: there seems to be little action happening externally, and things don’t move forward as quickly as we would like to. However, retrogrades are said to accelerate the pace of our evolution as they intensify the impulse to decondition, increasing our desire to question the status quo and liberate ourselves from limitations and restrictions.

 

The transit of Uranus through Taurus

 

Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, correlates with the impulse to innovate, attune to the future, break the rules, and revolutionize our lives. It is the planet of liberation and individuation and has to do with the process of breaking free from stagnation, comfort, and illusions of security. The sign of Taurus has to do with our value system, with our relationship with abundance and wealth, with our receptivity, with our relationship to ourselves, our sensuality, and our body. It is connected to survival issues, to how we make sure our basic needs are met, and to the development of our talents, skills, and resources. Uranus has been here since 2018 and remains in the sign until 2026.

Uranus’ journey through Taurus emphasizes the importance of embodiment, of reconnecting with our primal nature, with the Earth, and with our inherent resourcefulness. By destabilizing the foundations on which we have built our lives, disrupting the economic paradigms, and threatening our stability, this transit is inspiring us to revolutionize our values and our way of living.

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This retrograde cycle points to the necessity to redefine our relationship with the Earth, our physical bodies, our senses, and our relationship with our sensuality. It will inspire us to reflect on how our values have been changing and remind us that our priorities must change accordingly. It is an opportunity to embrace slower, more organic rhythms, rooted in a conscious connection with our bodies and with Nature.

 

The Uranus-North Node conjunction

 

The North Node of the Moon is also in Taurus, and Uranus crossed it at the beginning of the month. The Nodes mainly move retrograde, so Uranus will remain within the orb of a conjunction with the North Node for a few more months. The North Node indicates the path we are being encouraged to take as the way to balance existing tendencies that keep us stuck in stagnation and repetition. When planets join this point in space, their role becomes key to our personal and collective evolution.

The Uranus-North Node conjunction and the simultaneous Uranus-South Node opposition highlight the importance of breaking free from situations of emotional dependency, enmeshment, and financial arrangements that don’t support the development of self-reliance and self-trust and hold us back from individuating.

Uranus is ultimately about liberation from conditioning, stagnation, and limitation. Uranus together with the North Node in the sign of Taurus inform us of the necessity of developing authentic self-reliance through our unique talents and skills, of believing in ourselves and in the value we have to offer to the world. Collectively, it points to the need of reconnecting with the land, establishing self-sufficient systems for food and energy production, and sustainably restructuring the global economy.

 

The Saturn-Uranus square will continue to be active

 

Saturn is also currently in retrograde motion and will station direct on October 23, at 18º35’ of Aquarius. At that time, Uranus will have reached 17º36’ of Taurus. Saturn and Uranus have been squaring each other for the entirety of 2021 and are going to remain in a square for the rest of the calendar year, which will be felt strongly, especially during September and October. Saturn will begin to separate from Uranus after stationing direct.

This type of square is a Last Quarter square, as it happens after the two planets have opposed each other, and is associated with a crisis in consciousness. For this reason, we may feel a sense of crisis linked with the need to restructure our lives in a completely new way, and not knowing what that is going to be and feel like, as it is different from everything that has come before. This aspect brings into the spotlight our resistance to change and the tension generated by our tendency to hold on to the known, to what we perceive as secure.

Uranus Retrograde 2022

The interplay between past and future, old and new, known and unknown, is going to be very present these days, and we will experience the friction between the desire to radically change and the need to feel secure and in control. Saturn is also squaring the Nodal Axis, which underlines the fear of taking full responsibility for our choices and the insecurity coming with claiming ourselves as the authority of our lives.

 

Uranus retrograde in Taurus: Reassessing Shifts in Values & Priorities

 

Uranus stationing retrograde invites us to rethink, reconsider, review, recalibrate, and reassess the shift in values, beliefs, and priorities that has been taking place both collectively and individually. It is an opportunity to reflect on how we are moving forward in our deconditioning process, and reorient according to the changes that have taken place, both internally and externally, throughout the last seven months, while Uranus was direct.

To deal with Uranus transits, it is crucial to know what helps us find our center again, and what tools we can use to regulate and rewire our nervous system in a way that helps us deal with uncertainty and stress from a grounded place. From this state, we can safely practice trusting ourselves and our inner compass as our guidance system instead of relying on the outside world, other people, and external authorities.

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Virgo Season 2022: in Service to Life

On August 22, 11:16 PM ET, the Sun leaves Leo, and Virgo season 2022 begins. This time of the year invites us to be in service to Life and teaches us lessons around discernment, healing, and self-improvement. 

In Astrology, the Sun has to do with our conscious awareness, and when the Sun transits through a sign, the spotlight goes there. Virgo season reminds us of the impact of our daily choices, and of the importance of aligning with routines and habits that support our health and wellbeing. The Sun remains in the sign of the Maiden until September 22.

 

From Leo to Virgo: a Key Transition

 

The Sun enters Virgo while in the Northern Hemisphere we approach the end of Summer and the season of harvest. Virgo season is the moment to reap the results of the work we have been doing, discern what is useful and what is not, separate the wheat from the chaff, and prepare ourselves for the months ahead. At this time of the year, many of us come back to school or to work after the holidays, and melancholic feelings tend to be present. We may have to reprioritize, make practical choices that support functionality, and direct our focus toward daily organization and mundane matters.

Virgo is considered to be a sign of transition, as it represents the bridge between a phase of evolution that is mostly subjective and focused on the self (from Aries to Leo) and a phase of evolution that involves the integration of the self into social contexts and the human collective (from Libra to Pisces). 

In the Zodiac Wheel, Virgo comes after Leo. Through Leo, we become fully aware of our identity as separate beings, we celebrate life, focus on what gives us joy, and express our creative potential. Through Virgo instead, we become conscious of what can be optimized and perfected. This archetype represents the moment in which we gain awareness of our flaws, of our imperfections, and of all the details that can be improved: as a result, we experience insecurity.

 

The Virgo Archetype & the Process of Learning to Serve Life

 

The insecurity correlated with the archetype of Virgo is associated with feelings of crisis that force us to direct our focus inwardly, engage in self-analysis, and deepen our humility. Through Virgo, we become aware of the importance of adopting an attitude of ongoing self-improvement. We develop a conscious relationship with our physical body and our health, and we gain awareness of what we have to do on a daily basis to preserve our health, wellbeing, and functionality. 

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As an Earth sign, Virgo has inherently a strong connection to Nature, to the wisdom of the body, and to the awareness of the link between the mental, the emotional, and the physical. In particular, Virgo correlates to health and healing, to the awareness of how all parts are connected to the whole, and to the knowledge of how to prevent imbalances, or bring balance back after imbalance has occurred, through changes in lifestyle and holistic remedies. 

Virgo is connected to service, and to the process of becoming an instrument of Life. A distorted understanding of this sign is linked to associating the concept of service with self-sacrificial service to others, often to the detriment of personal needs and desires. Virgo invites us to commit to being of service to the energy that is asking to be expressed through us. Service to others comes as a result of being in service to Life, it doesn’t require self-abandonment, it is grounded in the ability to discern when to help and when not to help, and is rooted in the awareness that we can’t give from an empty cup.

 

Virgo Season 2022: New Moon in Virgo & Full Moon in Pisces

 

During Virgo season 2022, we are going to experience a New Moon in Virgo, coming up on August 27, and a Full Moon in Pisces, on September 10. 

The Virgo New Moon takes place while the Sun and the Moon square Mars in Gemini. This lunation is a favorable time to align with new habits and routines, begin new projects, and set the intention to take care of our health and our body more consciously. The square to Mars indicates a degree of impulsivity and reactivity, an urge to make changes, likely to offer us chances to deepen our awareness of how we deal with frustration and anger.

The Full Moon in Pisces will be conjunct Neptune, and the luminaries will form a T-square aspect with Mars in Gemini, once again activated. The Mutable signs will be in the spotlight for the entirety of Virgo season, suggesting high chances of experiencing a need for change, novelty, and variety. The activation of the Virgo-Pisces polarity will invite us to reflect on what we are in service to, and bring our attention to the balance between surrender and discipline, flow and organization, planning and improvisation.

 

Sun trine Uranus, Sun opposite Neptune, & Sun trine Pluto

 

Throughout the upcoming Virgo season, the Sun aligns with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The Sun-Uranus trine, exact on September 11, will be already active during the Full Moon in Pisces, inspiring innovative and out-of-the-box problem-solving, fueling our creativity, and increasing our courage to be ourselves, to be weird, to experiment, and to express ourselves authentically.

On September 16, the Sun opposes Neptune in Pisces. This may be a time to let go of an existing identity or way of perceiving ourselves and allow our attachment to a purpose that isn’t true any longer to dissolve. Sun-Neptune aspects can correspond to feelings of lethargy and lack of motivation. These are an invitation to reflect on whether we are investing our energy and life force into something that isn’t true any longer, depleting and draining ourselves because we fear fully letting go and trusting what Life has in store for us. 

On September 19, the Sun in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn, facilitating processes of personal and creative transformation, inspiring us to reinvent ourselves and believe in the power of our expression. This harmonic alignment supports our energy levels and our desire to build and create something tangible and of value with our life force.

 

Virgo season 2022: Deeper Self-Understanding

 

During Virgo season 2022, the activation of Mars, particularly around the time of the New Moon in Virgo, will enhance the urge to make changes and get out of stagnation. However, reacting on impulse is not likely to be the best choice. Later, after the Full Moon in Pisces takes place and the Sun perfects its opposition to Neptune, there may still be some confusion relative to the direction we want to move forward, and we may feel a need to reevaluate the decisions we have made.

At this time of the year, we have a chance to notice what doesn’t work optimally, establish adjustments, and find practical solutions that help us improve our inner and outer realities. Some existential dissatisfaction may come to light, inspiring us to engage in self-analysis to understand what we need to change, both inwardly and outwardly, so that we can feel fulfilled and satisfied with ourselves and our lives. 

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Mars enters Gemini: Power of the Mind

On August 20, 03:57 AM ET, Mars leaves Taurus and enters Gemini, energizing our minds and motivating us to act on our ideas. This year, Mars is going to be in Gemini longer than usual. The Red Planet stations retrograde in the sign of the Twins on October 30, and remains in the sign until March 2023, offering us a chance to deepen our connection with the power of our mind, words, and thoughts.

This combination of energies is versatile, experimental, and very changeable, as Gemini is a Mutable Air sign, meant to explore a variety of paths, while Mars is naturally driven to pioneer and try new endeavors.

 

Mars enters Gemini: Words can be Weapons

 

Mars, named after the God of War, is the planet of action, desire, instinct, assertion, and direction. Transits of Mars show us where action is taking place, and indicate changes in our approach to getting what we desire. Gemini is a Mutable Air sign that is connected to the process of gathering and classifying information in a way that allows us to gain a logical understanding of reality.

When the planet that rules our vitality, energy, power, and motivation enters an Air sign, his power is mostly channeled through the mind and the intellect. Mars entering the sign of the Twins increases our curiosity and our tendency to think independently, inspiring us to ask more questions and be more assertive.

While Mars is in Gemini, we are likely to notice increased mental restlessness, mental energy, and difficulties slowing down the pace of our thoughts. We may tend to speak more impulsively than usual and later regret what we said or how we said it. During this transit, words can be weapons and it’s our responsibility to use them wisely and consciously. As our minds will be energized, the upcoming months are a good time to take on new learning pursuits and improve our cognitive abilities by diving into new topics, subjects, and activities.

 

Mars’ Upcoming Retrograde in Gemini: Rediscovering our Desires

 

At the end of October, Mars begins its retrograde cycle in the sign of the Twins, inviting reflection and reevaluation around the motivations and intentions behind our actions, our choices, and our desires. Mars retrograde corresponds to a time of reconsideration and rediscovery of our desire nature and our relationship to instinct. It is an opportunity to rethink, reassess, and rediscover how to invest our life force, our energies, and our focus, question what direction we are moving towards and whether that is the path we really want to take.

In the sign of Gemini, Mars’ upcoming retrograde will inspire us to reflect on how we choose to apply our focus, our mental energy, and our intellectual power. Mars retrograde will invite us to question, redefine, and rethink what we desire to learn and why, why we communicate in a certain way, and how we assert ourselves and our ideas. This retrograde will inspire us to reevaluate our attachment to our opinions, perceptions, and thinking patterns. It will give us chances to change our mindset and the way we inwardly motivate ourselves. Mars will remain in retrograde motion until the end of the year, and station direct only on January 12, 2023.

 

Mars square Neptune: Responsibility for our Desires & Actions

 

During his transit through Gemini, Mars will form a series of squares to Neptune in Pisces. The first one takes place on October 12, while Mars is in direct motion, the second one is on November 19, while Mars is in retrograde motion, and the third and last one is on March 14, when Mars is again direct. These aspects will be felt the most by those of us who have personal planets or angles in the last ten degrees of Mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.

Hard contacts between Mars and Neptune correspond to a sense of not knowing what we want, how to apply our will, difficulties being proactive and clear, challenges setting and holding healthy boundaries, and a tendency to waste our energy and life force. Patterns of avoidance and flight responses to challenges and confrontations are likely to come up.

The series of Mars-Neptune alignments may show us whether we avoid responsibility because we hope to be saved or rescued by others, whether we are afraid of expressing and owning our anger and our instinctual nature, and, as a result, we avoid taking conscious, direct action on our desires. This cycle of squares has the potential to teach us important lessons about ourselves and our relationship with desire and responsibility, particularly responsibility surrounding the impact of our actions, our words, our sexual expression, and our anger.

 

Mars in Gemini: Long Journey of Self-Exploration

 

The upcoming Mars in Gemini transit is going to be a long journey of self-exploration that has the potential to teach us a lot about ourselves, about how our minds work, and about the communication patterns and dynamics that keep showing up for us. The Mars-Neptune squares, in particular, will inspire us to deepen our understanding of our relationship to desire, action, sexuality, and responsibility.

Throughout his transit through Gemini, Mars is also going to trine Saturn in Aquarius three times, on September 28, November 28, and March 30. The Mars-Saturn trines will counterbalance the influence of the square to Neptune, helping us channel our energy more effectively and thoughtfully, and inspiring us to align our actions with our long-term goals and visions.

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As Gemini is a Mutable sign, while Mars is here we may have hard times choosing only one direction or area of focus. During the upcoming months, our interests and desires could shift quickly: we may find ourselves constantly changing our minds and dissipating our energy in too many directions, without committing to any of them fully.

During the next months, Mars’ journey through the sign of the Twins will encourage reflection and pondering around how our way of thinking and perceiving reality can either give us energy or deplete us. Mars’s long transit through Gemini will give us opportunities to make changes in our mindset and habitual thinking patterns that positively impact our energetic management.

On August 21, Mercury perfects its opposition to Neptune in Pisces. This alignment favors non-linear and intuitive processes and may complicate logical and analytical tasks, possibly generating a sense of confusion and difficulties focusing for long periods of time. The Mercury-Neptune alignment could come with some forgetfulness and brain fog, nonetheless, it will nurture and enhance our fantasy life and our imaginative skills.

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New Moon in Leo: Creative Fire

On July 28, 1:54 PM ET, a New Moon in Leo takes place, as the Sun and the Moon join at 5º38’ of the sign, an invitation to tend to our creative fire and keep it burning. Just a few hours later, at 4:38 PM ET, Jupiter stations retrograde in Aries, in a trine aspect to the Sun and the Moon. 

This New Moon in Leo starts a month full of radical changes and unexpected turning points, marked by a substantial acceleration of the pace of events: these days, we are also experiencing a rare triple conjunction of Mars, Uranus, and the North Node in Taurus. The influence of this configuration will color the upcoming lunar cycle, which has the potential to be extremely transformative and revolutionary.

 

New Moon in Leo: Trusting our Creative Flow

 

New Moons happen when the Moon and the Sun align on the same degree of the same Zodiac sign. These events bring renewals and new beginnings and invite us to explore new ways of being. From our perspective, the Moon is still invisible, offering us an opportunity to turn inwards and reflect in order to decide what seeds we desire to plant and what intentions we desire to set for the upcoming lunar cycle.

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When the Moon is in Leo, creatively expressing ourselves and being in the spotlight represent ways for us to generate a sense of safety and security. The Sun, the ruler of the New Moon, is at home in this sign, where he shines bright, reminding us of the importance of trusting our creative flow. Through the Sun and the Leo archetype, we become aware of our Self and of the power of our full authentic expression. We learn about true generosity, we give without expecting anything in return, we remember the importance of joy and play, and we develop true confidence in ourSelves.

 

Tending to our Inner Fire

 

A Fixed Fire sign, Leo has to do with keeping our inner Fire burning, cultivating our creativity and our connection with our Self. Through this archetype, we learn to recognize ourselves, witness ourselves, and give approval and validation to ourselves. We learn to believe in ourselves and our purpose and rise above mediocrity by making bold, daring choices. When we consciously relate to Leo’s energy, we don’t consider ourselves to be the source of creativity. We are a clear channel for creative energy to flow through us, yet we don’t identify with what we create and we don’t have an attachment to being recognized, liked, or validated externally.

This New Moon may inspire us to connect with our creative energy in new ways and express ourselves in ways that are more aligned with who we are becoming, growing into, and discovering to be. This cosmic event begins a new cycle in our relationship with our creativity, in the way we express ourselves, and in how we share our voice with the world. It could bring changes in our channels of self-expression, in our self-confidence, and in our sense of purpose.

 

Jupiter is stationary retrograde and trines the New Moon

 

The Sun and the Moon in Leo are in a favorable trine aspect to Jupiter in Aries. This alignment gives us a boost of energy and enthusiasm, supporting our optimism, buoyancy, generosity, and self-trust. The New Moon trine Jupiter increases the prominence of the Fire element in the heavens, which increases our courage, our desire to take creative risks as well as our willingness to fail and learn from our mistakes. 

Jupiter is now closer to the Earth as it is beginning its retrograde journey, lasting until November 23, 2022. In Astrology, Jupiter has to do with our quest for meaning and Truth. Its retrograde cycle marks the start of a period of profound reevaluation of our beliefs: this shift invites us to question our worldview and the way we attribute meaning to our lives. In the sign of Aries, Jupiter’s retrograde period will inspire us to reflect on our relationship with authenticity, uncensored expression, and on our connection to our instinct and our impulses, inviting us to notice where we hold ourselves back from expressing ourselves authentically because it may not fit into the behavior models we were conditioned to adopt.

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Jupiter will come back to Pisces on October 28, to enter Aries again on December 20. The brief transit of Jupiter through its traditional domicile will offer us opportunities to gain new awareness around matters that emerged while Jupiter was in Pisces earlier during the year, and to realign with our spiritual practice in a way that feels True.

 

The triple conjunction of Mars, Uranus, and the North Node in Taurus

 

As the New Moon in Leo takes place, Mars is perfecting his alignment to both Uranus and the North Node, activating a powerful, explosive triple conjunction. This aspect indicates a strong, impulsive urge to break free from restriction and generate substantial changes in our lives. It could bring personal and collective breakthroughs, new understandings, and revelations. Both Uranus and Mars are huge event accelerators and catalyzers, not afraid to fight for freedom, and the contact with the North Node adds a karmic, fated quality to this alignment, which is likely to mark a time of huge shifts and awakenings for many of us.

This configuration invites us to become more independent, break free from enmeshed attachments, create systems that are self-sustaining and self-sufficient, and minimize dependency on others, both on an individual and a collective level. The Mars-Uranus-Node conjunction indicates the potential for enormous changes in our reality, in the structure of society, and in the global economy, potentially affecting the way we meet our basic survival needs and the foundations on which we have built our lives. 

Their alignment goes exact on July 31 and August 1 but we are already feeling it, and its energy will color the upcoming lunar cycle. The Uranus-North Node conjunction will continue to be active for several weeks and months.

 

Mars, Uranus, Lunar Nodes square Saturn & Mercury

 

Mars, Uranus, and the Nodes are squaring Saturn in Aquarius and Mercury in Leo. The squares between Mars, Uranus, and Mercury indicate a high degree of mental tension, restlessness, and reactivity. This configuration increases the potential for intellectual breakthroughs and new realizations, as well as our attunement to the future and our willingness to act on our visions and ideas. Unexpected disclosures, news, and revelations are likely. Meanwhile, Mercury squaring the Nodes and opposing Saturn could point to difficulties in communicating and verbalizing how we are feeling: issues surrounding censorship and freedom of speech could come into the spotlight.

The squares between Mars, Uranus, and Saturn reflect significant feelings of frustration and restriction that could lead to a build-up of resentment and a tendency to be very hard on ourselves if we don’t find stimulating and meaningful ways to channel this energy. Our desire for change, independence, and freedom is clashing with our conditioning and established ways of doing things, as well as with existing regulations, institutions, systems. More polarization in society between those who want change and those who want to preserve the existing structures is likely to arise, as the long-term square between Saturn and Uranus, the theme of the entire 2021, is activated again until the end of the year. Extreme changes in the economy, financial markets, trade, and management of natural resources are likely.

The Mars-Uranus-South Node opposition simultaneously taking place indicates the need to separate from existing emotional attachments that are holding us back from further individuation. This alignment may shake up our foundations, our stability, and the global economy, pushing us to move away from the past and accelerating the shifts that are already taking place. 

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New Moon in Leo: Centering in the Heart

 

On this New Moon, Mars and Uranus conjunct the North Node are inviting us to choose the road that leads us to develop more independence, autonomy, inventiveness, and self-reliance. The disruptions that could shake up our lives and take us out of comfort and security are meant to speed up our growth. Changes in our values, our security, and our finances could lead us to discover ways to generate income through something that lights us up and stimulates us creatively or to structure our lives in a way that is more supportive of our authentic expression. 

The upcoming weeks are likely to be a time of accelerated development and unpredictability, full of quantum leaps and opportunities to deepen our creative and personal growth. The lunar cycle starting now culminates in a Full Moon in Aquarius conjunct Saturn and square Uranus that will bring to the spotlight, once again, the themes emerging now, with the Mars Uranus North Node conjunction. . This Leo New Moon reminds us to stay centered in our hearts, to make sure we are creating from there, and to keep our hearts open despite discomfort and fear. 

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Super Full Moon in Capricorn: Time of Maturation

On July 13, 2:37 PM ET, we experience a Super Full Moon at 21º20’ of Capricorn: this lunation marks a time of maturation, which requires us to step more fully into our personal authority. As a Full Super Moon, she appears bigger and brighter and her gravitational pull is stronger than usual. This cosmic event is going to be felt powerfully, as the Moon is conjunct Pluto and very close to the Earth. 

Full Moons bring revelations, clarity, and culminations: as the Moon opposes the Sun, we get glimpses of our subconscious world. These cosmic events represent the maturation point of the lunar cycle, a moment of blossoming, when the intentions we set on the New Moon get fully expressed and externalized. From now on, we are invited to share the results of our work with others, communicate what we have learned, and slowly let go of our original intentions as the Moon gets less and less light each night.

The Full Moon of July is also referred to as the Buck Moon, as in the Northern hemisphere bucks grow new antlers around this time of the year. Bucks embody qualities of strength, determination, and courage. This event, a reminder of life’s cyclical nature, has been long considered a symbol of rebirth and regeneration.

 

Super Full Moon in Capricorn: Maturation and Emotional Adulthood

 

When the Moon is in Capricorn, overt emotional displays tend to be avoided, and asking for what we need can be hard. A tendency to repress the natural flow of emotions can be present, as well as an inclination towards states of melancholy, sadness, and pessimism. Qualities of this combination of energies are inner fortitude, determination, and a capacity to wholeheartedly commit to what we care about.

The Moon in Capricorn is traditionally considered a debilitated placement, as the Moon is at home in the opposite sign of Cancer: she needs the warmth, softness, and receptivity that this sign offers. A Saturn-ruled Moon may have trouble expressing these qualities: the Moon in Capricorn is emotionally self-sufficient and reserved. The tendency is to deal autonomously with difficult feelings, without showing outwardly what is happening inwardly, even if our sensitivity and emotional pain are high. 

These days, our relationship with the concept of security and our capacity to effectively self-regulate, without repressing our emotions, will be in the spotlight. This Super Full Moon in the sign of the Sea-Goat is an invitation to get clear about the responsibilities we are willing to take and improve our ability to be a supportive authority figure for our inner child. If we realize we are unable to self-regulate effectively and we rely on something or someone external for that, we may become aware of those ways we try to generate a feeling of security by trying to control our outer reality without addressing the internal one.

 

Full Moon conjunct Pluto: Intense, Visceral, Raw Emotions

 

This Super Full Moon is conjunct with Pluto. In Astrology, Pluto is the force of evolution, the planet of metamorphosis, empowerment, death and resurrection. Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008, deeply transforming ourselves and society, calling for profound deconditioning while destroying structures, hierarchies, and systems based on unnatural standards.

When the Moon joins Pluto, our emotions get more intense, raw, and visceral. We may feel conflicted about the true strength of our feelings and try to hide their real depth, to avoid being seen as vulnerable, weak, or needy, and to minimize the risks of being hurt or taken advantage of by others. Emotional expectations and manipulative tendencies can emerge as an indirect way to generate a sense of safety.

Super Full Moon in Capricorn

Moon-Pluto aspects magnify our intuitive and perceptive skills and sharpen our capacity to understand the true motives and intentions of both ourselves and others. These alignments inspire us to look deeper inside ourselves, let go of attachments based on enmeshment or codependence, and connect with our intensity in a way that isn’t destructive. This Full Moon-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn is a time to empower ourselves by letting go of structures and commitments that aren’t built on a solid, healthy, and truthful foundation. A need to feel in control is likely to be present these days, since the Sun and Pluto are going to be in opposition for the entire week ahead, indicating chances of power struggles and the potential for big shifts in our sense of purpose.

 

Full Moon and Pluto opposite Mercury: Deepening of Perception

 

Mercury is also in Cancer, conjunct Black Moon Lilith and the Sun, and opposite Pluto. On the one hand, the Moon-Mercury opposition indicates a polarization between rationality and feelings: it may be hard to reconcile emotion and logic these days. On the other hand, Mercury-Pluto aspects inspire an investigative, sharp mental focus and a desire to dive deep into the psychology behind everything we see. Our perception of life may get darker as we gain more awareness of its shadows. 

The activation of Pluto and Black Moon Lilith in the current configuration highlights the importance of speaking truthfully, and that may mean delivering hard, raw truths without any sugar coating. The revelation of secrets and information previously hidden is likely, both on the world stage and in our personal lives. Something about our past, our family, or our childhood could come up, and it could help us better understand our present and our emotional nature.

 

Full Moon square Chiron & trine Uranus: Going Further in our Individuation

 

Sun and Moon are in a square aspect to Chiron in Aries. Chiron, in Astrology, has a central role in our healing journey and individuation process. Chiron is placed in between Saturn and Uranus, between the planet of conditioning and the planet of deconditioning: for this reason, it represents an energy we are meant to integrate to transition from one to the other. Associated with the figure of the wounded healer, it correlates with wounds surrounding rejection, abandonment, and feeling left out. Chiron is a bridge between two realms and reminds us of how fully embracing who we are and letting go of any fear of rejection, is key to healing and personal freedom.

Super Full Moon in Capricorn

Sun and Moon square Chiron call for adjustments relative to how we are approaching our healing journey and highlight the importance of fully processing past pain. The T-square configuration we are experiencing highlights the importance of reaching out to others when we feel we are at a point of stagnation, when we can’t help ourselves any longer and need outside help.

The Moon and the Sun are also, respectively, trine and sextile to Uranus in Taurus. These aspects facilitate individuation, inspiring us to embrace our originality, our weirdness, and our full expression, encouraging us to take creative risks and follow our unique visions despite what others may think or say. 

 

Venus square Neptune & trine Saturn: Constructive Use of Fantasy and Creativity

 

On this Full Moon, Venus in Gemini is in a square to Neptune in Pisces and a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, the planetary ruler of the Capricorn Moon. Venus square Neptune is a highly creative and artistic aspect, yet it underlines the need of being more pragmatic and discerning about those we allow into our lives. This alignment suggests a tendency to fall for others’ potential, fail to acknowledge where they are at right now and create relationships based on projection, fantasy, and expectations.

The Venus-Saturn trine indicates a need for commitment and consistency in our connections. This aspect increases our desire to cultivate trusted bonds with intellectually stimulating and reliable people. It inspires us to consciously channel our fantasy and structure our creative efforts. Venus trine Saturn supports discernment, practicality, and wise financial management, counterbalancing the influence of the Venus-Neptune square.

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Super Full Moon in Capricorn: Taking our Lives into our Hands

 

As the Full Moon takes place, Saturn is in retrograde motion and squaring Uranus and the Lunar Nodes. The Saturn-Uranus square we experienced for the entire 2021 is activated again as Saturn is retrograde and getting closer to Uranus. This aspect emphasizes the tension between the old and the new, between those wanting to maintain the existing system and those wanting change, and highlights the resistance that arises inwardly and outwardly when we move away from the known. The Saturn-Nodes square brings up the challenges of maturation and accountability, of dealing with the limitations and boundaries of the 3D world, of structuring our lives in a way that allows us to be in integrity.

This Super Full Moon in Capricorn can be seen as an invitation to take our lives into our hands instead of waiting for someone else to soothe us, make things easier for us, and take responsibilities that are ours to take. The long-term transit of Pluto through Capricorn has been showing us the dangers of relying on outdated institutions, obsolete systems, and external authorities, while inviting us to tune into our inner authority, trust our inner strength, and listen to our inner voice. 

These days, we may realize whether we have been relying on external definitions of success, ambitions, and goals, and lost ourselves trying to do what society expects us to do, what our parents expect us to do, and what we think we are supposed to do to fit into society. This lunation may reveal to us where we still resist taking full responsibility and struggle to regulate our emotions. It will highlight the importance of inner child work and the integration of unprocessed pain from our past, so that displaced emotions won’t sabotage our present.

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New Moon in Cancer: Self-Care and Self-Intimacy

On June 28, 10:52 PM ET, the Moon joins the Sun at 7º22’ of Cancer and we experience a New Moon in the sign of the Crab, an invitation to deepen our self-care and self-intimacy, and reconnect with our roots. Also on June 28, a few hours earlier, Neptune stations retrograde in its domicile of Pisces, joining Saturn and Pluto already in backward motion from our perspective on Earth.

New Moons mark new beginnings and open new chapters. The Moon is still invisible from our perspective but, from now on, she will begin growing again, receiving more and more sunlight each night. When the Moon is dark, the invitation is to turn inwards and spend some time reflecting on what seeds we desire to plant, and what intentions we desire to set for the upcoming lunar cycle. As the Moon begins growing, our seeds will sprout, to fully bloom and blossom at the time of the Full Moon.

 

New Moon in Cancer: Reconnecting with our Roots

 

New Moons happen when the Sun and the Moon meet on the same degree of the same Zodiac sign, forming what is technically known as a conjunction, a 0º angle from our perspective. This month, the luminaries are meeting in Cancer, the lunar domicile.

Cancer, the fourth sign of the Zodiac, is a Yin, Water, Cardinal archetype. As the first Water archetype, it corresponds to our first contact with the realms of emotions. It correlates to our early childhood experiences and our experience of the parental home. It has to do with our connection to our past and our roots, and to our relationship to home and family, whatever these mean to us. 

Both the Moon and Cancer have to do with our memory and particularly with emotional memory: they show how our memories can be distorted by our emotions but also how the emotions we have felt determine how we tend to remember our experiences. These archetypes correlate with our ability to create safe spaces and close bonds, and with our capacity to care for and nurture both ourselves and others. In the phase of evolution corresponding to Cancer, we are contained in a supportive and protective environment that safely promotes emotional self-development and nurtures us until we feel ready to share our expression with the outside world.

 

New Moon conjunct Black Moon Lilith: Trusting our Primal Nature

 

The Sun and the Moon in Cancer are conjunct True Black Moon Lilith, the point in space corresponding to the lunar apogee, the point of the Moon’s orbit further away from Earth. In Astrology, Black Moon Lilith is associated with our primal nature and with raw expressions of sexuality: she represents an energy that has been suppressed, distorted, and demonized throughout history. 

Our conditioning relative to Lilith’s energy comes up when we fear being too much, when we mistrust our intuitive, embodied knowing, and when we repress our spontaneous, instinctual drives due to fear of being ridiculed, shamed, punished, or ostracized by other people. In the sign of Cancer, the conjunction of Sun, Moon, and True Black Moon Lilith can show up as fear of expressing the true strength of our emotions, feelings, or needs due to a fear of coming across as needy or excessively demanding and other people leaving or judging us as a result. 

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During the upcoming lunar cycle, we will have opportunities to notice where we hold ourselves back from trusting our primal instincts and our intuition, and begin to break free from the conditioning we have internalized, particularly relative to emotional expression.

 

Sun & Moon square Jupiter: Need for Safety versus Desire to Expand

 

The Sun and the Moon in Cancer are forming a square angle to Jupiter in Aries. Squares are 90º angles that indicate tension and inner conflict between contrasting and seemingly irreconcilable urges. In this case, we feel a need to remain safe, secure, and comfortable, and we simultaneously feel a desire to take new risks, explore new paths, and expand in new directions. 

This configuration can reflect a sense of urgency relative to moving forward, experiencing new things, and psychologically separating from our past, which could lead to making excessively bold moves and later feeling insecure and taking a step back. While on the one hand, we desire to feel secure enough before taking action, on the other hand, we may struggle with patience. In particular, the Sun-Jupiter square highlights the risks of overconfidence and overexpansion, while the Moon-Jupiter square invites us to make sure we are not being excessively giving or generous towards others to our own detriment.  

 

Neptune stationary Retrograde: Developing a Relationship with the Intangible

 

Neptune is powerfully activated on this New Moon as it is stationary retrograde in the sign of its rulership, Pisces. When planets are stationary, they are closer to Earth and their symbolism is more relevant. Neptune is going to remain in retrograde motion until December 3, 2022, and it will represent a prominent influence in the upcoming lunar cycle.

The activation of Neptune supports our creativity and artistic inspiration, facilitating our access to the imaginal and the mystic. This shift increases our need for transcendence of the mundane and inspires us to cultivate our relationship with something greater than ourselves and focus on the subtle and the intangible. Our sensitivity, empathy, and intuitive capacities will be highly enhanced by both Neptune stationing and the Sun-Moon conjunction in Cancer, which strengthen our personal connection to the collective frequency and emotional body.

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During the upcoming Neptune retrograde cycle, we may have chances to see beyond any illusions we might have relied upon. We may have to reconsider and reframe something that happened while Neptune was direct, see it in a new light, and see the Truth of it. Neptune stationing retrograde invites us to adjust, refine, rediscover, and reflect on our way to manage our emotional empathy, our capacity to tune into others’ experiences, and our energetic sensitivity and exchanges with the environment. While Neptune is in an apparent backward motion, we are encouraged to honor our capacity to surrender and trust the flow of life, and to follow our intuition even when what we feel doesn’t make sense logically.

 

The Mars-Eris-Pluto square: Conflict as Catalyst for Transformation

 

On this New Moon, Mars is in Aries and tightly conjunct Eris, the mythological Goddess of Chaos and Discord. Eris is a dwarf planet and, in Astrology, it correlates with the process of instigating change by generating conflict. Conflict tends to only have a negative connotation, yet, when navigated consciously, it can also be a catalyst for powerful transformations. Conflict can facilitate the deepening of our relationships through the creation of a foundation of radical honesty and authenticity, with both ourselves and others, which is what both Eris and Pluto are ultimately after.

Both Mars and Eris square Pluto in Capricorn. The Eris-Pluto square is a long-term aspect, which has been active for a few years and it is now being activated by the transit of Mars. The Mars-Pluto square is perfecting on July 1 and will be active for approximately ten days. This influence is a powerful motivator, which increases our drive, our willpower, and our determination to go after our goals. Displays of anger could be explosive and unexpectedly destructive, while the compulsions that emerge could inform us of repressed desires we haven’t acknowledged. Our anger could give us the motivation to take decisive action on our true dreams and desires and break free from what is preventing our growth.

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New Moon in Cancer: Self-Care and Self-Intimacy

 

This New Moon in Cancer represents an invitation to reflect on how we have internalized our inner maternal archetype, and to work on self-care and self-love, refining how we take care of ourselves, how we nurture ourselves, and how we deal with the ebbs and flow of our emotions. The Moon in her home sign invites us to connect to an inner feeling of home and safety and to learn to create ourselves the safe container we crave to experience.

During the upcoming lunar cycle, we will have opportunities to reflect on what home and family mean to us, to look within ourselves, and begin a new chapter of our life with a deeper awareness of who we are and what we need. Changes may take place mostly inwards, and may not be immediately evident on the outside. 

This Cancer New Moon begins a new chapter in our relationship with our past, our family, and our emotions. This lunation is an opportunity to reconnect with our roots, to develop a deeper intimacy with ourselves and our emotional world, and gain more awareness of the inner dynamics at play in our choices and experiences. 

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New Moon in Gemini: the Power of the Mind

On May 30, 07:30 AM ET, we experience a New Moon at 9°03’ of Gemini, which brings our attention to the power of the mind and invites us to open our hearts to new beginnings, new experiences, and new opportunities. This is the first New Moon after the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus we had on April 30 and it closes the Eclipse portal.

When the Sun and the Moon align on the same degree of the same Zodiac sign, New Moons take place. The Moon has been slowly disappearing from the night sky, receiving less and less light every night: during the upcoming days, she will begin to be visible again. New Moons are new beginnings: when the Moon is Dark, it is an invitation to turn inwards, tune in with ourselves, plant seeds for the future, and set intentions for the upcoming lunar month. 

 

The Gemini New Moon invites us to Keep it Light

 

The Gemini New Moon inaugurates a phase of spontaneous action, instinctive exploration of life, and discovery of our desires that will culminate with a Full Moon in the opposite sign of Sagittarius on June 14. After the emotional and psychological intensity of the Eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio, the New Moon in Gemini shifts the vibe, adding cheerful and lighthearted energy to the current times.

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As a Mutable Air sign, Gemini reminds us to keep it light, to take it easy, and to be curious, flexible, and open-minded. The third sign of the Zodiac correlates to the process of gathering data, collecting information, logically making sense of our surroundings, verbalizing our inner experiences, and communicating them to the outer world. Gemini inspires us to pay attention to the words we use, to how we articulate and verbalize our thoughts, and to how developing a conscious relationship to language can help us experience life differently. 

 

New Moon in Gemini: the Power of the Mind

 

The Gemini New Moon begins a lunar month during which there will be a significant focus on communications and exchanges of information. This lunation invites us to take care of the way we speak both with ourselves and with others and to keep in mind how powerful our mind is, and how deeply our habitual thinking patterns affect our feelings and perceptions. 

This New Moon reminds us of the power of our intellect, and of how important it is to take care of our mindset and of our attitude. During the upcoming weeks, we will have opportunities to gain awareness of our habitual ways to perceive, share, and interpret what is happening in our reality, and we may feel drawn to reflect on how working on changing our perceptions has the potential to change our experiences. 

 

Sun & Moon sextile Mars & Jupiter: Dynamism and Courage

 

The Sun and the Moon in Gemini are sextile to Mars and Jupiter in Aries, tightly conjunct, inspiring us to be courageous, daring, and bold. The emphasis on the Air and Fire elements increases our need for space and constant motion: it invites us to break patterns that generate inertia and encourages us to follow the flow of life.

These alignments support our energy levels and add a dynamic quality to the lunar cycle that is starting. Sun and Moon sextile Mars and Jupiter ignite our desire to learn more about how life works and make new experiences, inspiring us to discover new perspectives and get familiar with different systems of knowledge and ways of making sense of reality. 

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The Mars-Jupiter conjunction magnifies our need for freedom, inspiring a spontaneous exploration of our desires, and increasing our urge to expand our horizons. Themes of individual freedom and freedom of choice are likely to be in the spotlight. A drive to break free from restrictions and oppression, an urge to fight for what we believe in, the impulse to defend what is true for us and to protect our rights will emerge. 

Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries corresponds to a strong inclination to break new ground, start new chapters, and learn from our direct experiences. Excessive impulsivity could be an issue around this time, and it is advised to take care of not taking unnecessary risks.

 

Retrograde Mercury is the Ruler of this New Moon

 

The Gemini New Moon is ruled by retrograde Mercury, currently in Taurus. Mercury being in retrograde motion represents an invitation to question habitual ways of thinking, learning, and perceiving life during the upcoming lunar cycle. Mercury’s backward journey through Taurus inspires us to question our value system and put into discussion those ways of thinking that we hold on to as a way to feel secure. 

This transit highlights the importance of exploring the practical application our ideas can have. It helps us be realistic and pragmatic, rather than getting excessively carried away by our imagination without applying our insights. Retrograde Mercury’s journey through Taurus offers us an invitation to break free from outdated values, relating patterns, ways of thinking and doing, and security attachments that restrict our freedom. It is an opportunity to work on our mindset and to reflect on the value of our time and our attention, on how we invest our mental energies, on the kind of information we choose to consume and how that affects our state of being. 

 

Mercury square Saturn, Mercury trine Pluto, & Mercury conjunct the North Node

 

Mercury is very active these days, as it is forming a square to Saturn in Aquarius, a trine to Pluto in Capricorn, and is approaching a conjunction with the Lunar North Node. The Mercury Saturn square can correspond to a sense of being restricted in our communications, of not being able to find the right words to say what we feel, or feeling silenced by external sources, restrictions, rules, and regulations. This aspect also inspires us to reflect on whether our ideas and plans can have a practical impact and useful function within the social structure.

The Mercury-Pluto trine deepens our psychological understanding of ourselves, others, as well as of the fabric of the changing social structure. This alignment helps us notice what is unspoken, besides what is actually being said. Mercury and Pluto in aspect increase our capacity to tune into the undercurrents of what is taking place, sharpening our perceptions of non-verbal cues such as body language and subtle changes in speed or tone of voice.

Mercury is also very close to the North Node of the Moon in Taurus, which is currently in between Mercury and Uranus. The Mercury-North Node alignment emphasizes the importance of consciously expressing Mercurial functions, as these will help us detach from patterns and attachments that are holding us back from growing and evolving. This aspect highlights the value of critical thinking, discernment, and versatility paired with practicality, reminding us of investing our mental energy and focus wisely.

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 New Moon in Gemini: Opening up to New Perceptions

 

The New Moon in Gemini inspires us to explore new ways of perceiving reality, new ways of thinking, communicating, and interfacing with our environment. Gemini thrives in situations with an abundance of variety. When this sign is emphasized, we need stimulation, we need many options, we need different outlets for our abundant mental energy. Whatever stimulates our interest and our intellect, even distractions, could end up bringing us new opportunities, more inspiration, and exciting ideas. However, it is important to take care of not getting excessively scattered and wasting our energy by indulging in gossip or consuming information that doesn’t add any value to our lives.

These days represent a favorable moment to begin new learning endeavors, embark on a new cycle of studies, a new course or activity that requires intellectual curiosity, commit to learning to play an instrument or improve our writing or public-speaking skills. During this upcoming lunar cycle, we are being encouraged to not be afraid to take things lightly, to dare to experiment, make mistakes, and try again. 

The Gemini New Moon invites us to expand our social network, to be open to conversations and debates with people who think differently than us, who have different interests, who have been through different experiences, and allow our lives to be enriched by these connections.

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Gemini Season 2022: Embrace Curiosity

On May 20, 9:23 PM ET, the Sun leaves Taurus and enters Gemini, inviting us to embrace curiosity and welcome more variety into our lives. Gemini season 2022 begins, bringing the spotlight on our mindset, fueling our learning processes, and energizing our communications. 

The Sun remains in Gemini until the Solstice, taking place on June 21. This time of the year supports our desire to understand more about ourselves and life and reminds us how deeply our perception of reality affects our experiences. 

 

From Taurus to Gemini season: Variety, Versatility, & Multitasking

 

Taurus is a Yin, Fixed, Earth archetype. As a Yin sign, it is receptive, sensitive, and introspective; as an Earth sign, it is slow, grounded, and practical; and as a Fixed sign is consistent, reliable, and determined. The second sign of the Zodiac facilitates the consolidation and stabilization of what we started through the Cardinal Fire of Aries: Taurus season is a time to build foundations and grow roots. 

The Sun entering Gemini invites us to externalize our energy, our focus, and our attention. Gemini is a Yang, Mutable, Air archetype. It comes after Taurus as, at this stage of growth, what is needed is to embrace more variety and versatility to avoid stagnation, excessive accumulation, and any inclination to stick to a specific way of being, of working, or of living without considering alternative options. 

Air is inherently Mutable while Earth is intrinsically Fixed: for this reason, we are likely to feel the shift from Taurus to Gemini season quite clearly. As a Mutable Air archetype, Gemini wants to be free and in constant motion. It is naturally drawn to gravitate towards different kinds of intellectual stimulation and curious to know more about what life can offer. Gemini season will feel like a breath of fresh air, particularly so after the intense, transformative Eclipses we experienced. 

 

Gemini season 2022: Aspects and Lunations

 

As the Sun enters Gemini, it immediately forms a sextile to Jupiter in Aries, an aspect inviting us to act on creative opportunities with faith and enthusiasm. This configuration encourages us to take life less seriously, expand our horizons, see our environment in new ways, explore our surroundings, and allow what we see and experience to inspire us. 

During Gemini season 2022, we will experience a New Moon in Gemini and a Full Moon in the opposite sign of Sagittarius. On May 30, the New Moon in Gemini begins a new lunar cycle and closes the Eclipse window, as it is the first New Moon after the Eclipses began. It will be a very dynamic and energising lunation as Sun and Moon are going to be in a sextile aspect to Jupiter and Mars in Aries, tightly conjunct, emphasizing the theme of personal freedom.

Gemini Season 2022

On June 14, we are going to experience a Full Moon in Sagittarius, which will square Neptune in Pisces, and sextile Saturn in Aquarius. This lunation brings to its culmination a six-month cycle that started with the last Eclipse in Sagittarius, a New Moon Total Solar Eclipse that took place on December 4, 2021. Sun and Moon square Neptune can bring a feeling of confusion relative to communications and the validity of the information we receive. The prominence of Neptune will maximize our empathy and sensitivity to others’ feelings and experiences, while the activation of Saturn will support our capacity to be discerning and pragmatic, and inspire us to set and hold appropriate boundaries to protect our energy.

 

Mercury is in Retrograde Motion

 

Until June 3, Mercury, the planetary ruler of Gemini, will be in retrograde motion, inspiring us to deepen our self-inquiry, and inviting us to question our existing ideas, perceptions, and ways of thinking. Retrograde Mercury will purify itself in the heart of the Sun on May 21. The Mercury-Sun cazimi, also referred to as ‘inferior conjunction’, is an invitation to deepen our understanding of reality: it could bring new revelations, understandings, and downloads coming through.

Gemini Season 2022

Mercury is going to retrograde back into Taurus on May 22 and remains there until June 13. Mercury’s retrogradation through Taurus represents an invitation to question our value system, as well as the value we attribute to our mental energy, attention, focus, and ideas. The second ingress of Mercury into Gemini will offer us opportunities to make adjustments in our communications, learning style, and way to relate with our surroundings, according to the changes in perception that have taken place during the retrograde.

 

Gemini season: Looking at our Surroundings with New Eyes

 

During Gemini season 2022, engaging in a variety of debates, conversations, and exchanges of opinions will help us refine our communication skills, understand more deeply how our minds work, and increase our awareness of diversity.

The amount of data and information we share, receive, process, and intake is likely to increase at this time of the year, especially after Mercury comes back into Gemini. Throughout the upcoming weeks, we may feel more drawn to share more of what is going on in our inner world with others and to know more about what’s happening in other people’s inner reality.

After the intensity of Eclipses, we are being asked what we have learned, and we will have chances to engage with the learning opportunities provided by our environment in a proactive, curious way. This time of the year increases our mental dynamism, our need for intellectual stimulation, and our willingness to know more about what life can offer. Gemini season 2022 represents an invitation to look at our surroundings with new eyes, a new mindset, and a new attitude, and to embrace paradox by expressing and accepting contrasting facets of our personality. 

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To find out more how Gemini Season is going to affect your sign read our May horoscope here.

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