We complete this lunar cycle with the sun in Virgo, as our moon returns to the cosmic space we began in (Leo), when we were given the opportunity to draw closer to our heartfelt self-expression. On the precipice of Mercury’s retrograde, with Mars in Sagittarius squaring the Moon’s Nodes, and Venus soon to step into Libra … all leading up to an Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1st in Virgo. Goodness!
This phase is associated with rest and reflection. Over the next few days we complete this lunar and the 2015 eclipse cycle, we wrap up any activities that further our intentions and/or create our retreat. Whatever we do, it’s best not to initiate anything new … save that for Wednesday!
The sun is the source of energy, forming our conscious mind, and while in the mutable earth of Virgo, we take life a bit more seriously and seek to improve. There is a good capacity for rational analysis – the ability to pull something apart into its component pieces, see how they fit or work, and then put them back together again, most often in a more refined or improved version.
The moon is the conduit to the subconscious and is activated by the sun’s energy to shape our perceptions from the beliefs stored in that space. Those beliefs have been planted there every new moon throughout our lives (history) by our energetic state and what we were emoting. Both on an individual and collective level.
Collectively, the subconscious experience of Leo is cheery, and we want to be on center stage. Our inner child surfaces. We can be spontaneous and mischievous. Our creative side finds expression. Our joy comes when living from the heart. We focus on fun and we live large!
As an individual both energies are focused through the imprint made at our birth by the presence of planets, their aspects, and the house placement within each sign. The resonance of that energy is determined by our beliefs, emoted with each new moon, whether they were created intentionally, or not.
These energetic influences apply to both the sun (conscious mind) and the moon (unconscious perception) for the next two days. They shape our experience and give us access to bringing our energetic being into alignment with a higher state. They reveal our beliefs through what is playing out in our lives. Giving us an opportunity to be responsible for, and intentionally transform, them through the activity of each phase.
Currently, we are MUTATING. We are identifying all that has arisen to take us out of our comfort zone since we initiated our intentions at this lunar cycle’s Leo New Moon on August 2, 2016 and the last Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 12, 2015. These intentions will show up in areas of life the house(s) Leo/Virgo rule in your birthprint, expressed through the element of the moon (fire = passions), and fueled further with the energy of any planets and the aspects activated in that space at the time of your birth.
During this Moon Phase, we are being called to make time to spend surrendering to what this cycle and last year’s eclipse season did, or did not, produce and look toward the future. How has your self-expression transformed over the last month/year? This is a powerful time to integrate.
Use this time to revisit the intentions you’ve created, objectively assess where you currently stand, and let go of everything that does not serve the big picture you envision. This requires you to mutate, to release, to purify … it prepares your inner being for the initiation of a new round of intentions with the start of the powerful 2016 eclipse season that starts on September 1st.
As exciting as this opportunity may be, it is important to make every effort to rest these next few days. Summon your inner-zen and LET GO! Wipe the slate clean and look towards what you intend to manifest … not the way things occur. Accept and release the fear surges as your ego flares it’s ugly head. Choose Love. Find peace within.
How has your self-expression expanded? Who are you today relative to nearly a year ago? We here at Lunar Intentions are committed to providing you the space to share and connect, so feel free to express yourself in the comments below.
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