August 13th, 2015
There has already been much written about tomorrow’s New Moon in Leo, so I want to focus on something a bit more esoteric.
Venus has an interesting orbital relationship with our planet. Called the "Synodic Cycle", it covers a time period of 19 months, in which her movements transcribe a path through the heavens that ends up in the form of a pentacle, or five-pointed star. I first encountered a reference to this in a book about Mary Magdalene by Margaret Starbird, entitled “The Woman with the Alabastar Jar.” In a later chapter in the book, Starbird discusses the symbols of the Goddess, some of which are encoded in the Suites of the Tarot deck. She also mentioned the orbital synodic cycle of Venus and that she formed a pentacle, which is associated with the Goddess Isis and other goddess archetypes from the Middle East and elsewhere.
Here are two graphics illustrating the cycle, including the current one we are in right that completes itself on August 15th, the day after the New Moon. Below that is an animated GIF that shows how the cycle forms a pentacle.
There are a lot of pretty pictures here and such, but what in the world can it mean for you and I? Well, with five retrograding planets and Chiron still happening (see my last blog here for more info) two of the major themes have been love/relationships and values/money.
Right after the powerful New Moon activates our creative juices tomorrow, Venus will “kiss” the Earth when she makes her interior conjunction this coming Saturday, August 15th. Energetically it’s an enticement, a nudge and a wink, that will magnetically start gearing us up for more about self-acceptance (i.e. love) and some insights around the forms those creative sparks can, or should, be used for. That’s the broader meaning for the Venus retrograde in Leo cycle anyways…cultivating self-care…nurturing yourself on your own home front. Your values around money and possessions are also highlighted, so you may be getting ideas about what you can do to spruce up your environment to make it shine a bit more. Spending a little on yourself and your digs may be just the ticket to express creativity and heighten the feel good factor.
The New Moon lighting up this Venus in Leo brings to mind how we want to experience love and how to be more loving towards others. It seems playful and frivolous, but the heart is always at the core of Leo’s affections…which means things could get quite serious. This love may be romantic, or might more likely be so, except it’s in a retrograde right now and that means “review and releasing.” Perhaps in some instances the rekindling of a partnership with someone from the recent past will manifest, and actually stand the test of time down the road. The experience may just be a trip down memory lane...a heartfelt return to something idyllic and tender. It can also be the catalyst that it is time to end a relationship or commitment that has been on the rocks for a while anyway. Only time (and these influences) will tell the tale.
There is a final caution here regarding the energy of Venus after the 21st of August, when she re-emerges from the Underworld and becomes the Morning Star once again. This period of about two weeks up until Venus goes direct on September 6th is sometimes called the “Dark Cupid” phase. There may be an impulsive encounter with someone who reminds you of a lost love or soulmate, but that individual is, in a sense, an imposter or stand-in for unresolved subconscious material. Be aware - no matter how compelling or “right” the situation might feel to you, it could be a fast track to some big heartbreak, or worse.
On a higher note, the release we experience during these times, the deep letting go, may just be the thing that allows for us to experience the love we’ve always wanted and waited for. Yes, I am talking some soulmate stuff here, but not the dewy-eyed variety. With the polarity point in Aquarius, this may also be a call to "service."
Be OPEN…but in order to be open and stay open, there’s some way old baggage of hurt and pain to jettison first. And don’t we know how easy it is to stay in denial and not let go.? Well, this is your time, my time, and our time…so see it as an opportunity and not a loss. All we’re going to be losing here are our blocks to love...simple as that.
Finally, as mentioned above, since the polarity point of Leo is in Aquarius our creative juices may be called upon to flow in other ways. In other words, the energy of the New Moon and “The Kiss” isn’t just about you exalting yourself and grabbing the limelight. There is a challenge to reorient your personal goals and ambitions towards more Aquarian principles. A few questions to consider might be:
1) Who am I?
2) What do I love (and love to do)?
3) What is my vision?
4) Who do I want to cocreate my vision with?
5) How can it make a difference in the world?
6) What win-win situations would I like to see create?
As with any New Moon, it is always a fruitful time to write down on a piece of paper with pen (not on your iPad please) your intentions, wishes, wants and desires for the coming Moon cycle. Be as vivid as you can…really FEEL into each point as if it were already something you are experiencing. I am recalling and reminding myself that this is the power of real attraction – magnetically aligning yourself with your conceptual desires through the power of feeling.
Finally, I want to address something that I will post more about next week. In order to set the stage for that, I would like to mention that I have been observing a number of anomalies happening for a few weeks now…both in my own reality and also coming from the experience of others. Something is coming undone, unglued, or unravelling. The Internet has been erratic…running way slower than is normal, and without any explanation by ISP’s. Emails are late arriving or have gone missing entirely without explanation. It seems that some desktop computers, mobile devices and laptops are acting up severely as well (my android goes through fits of restarting itself four or five times for no reason whatsoever). Some folks I know have been going through intense challenges emotionally, financially and physically. Some of the physical ailments mimic major malfunctions, but nothing shows up in medical testing. Symptoms vary from nervous exhaustion to heart problems, throat problems, and dizziness/vertigo.
I am wondering if our personal electromagnetic fields are falling down. Or is it the planet’s geomagnetic field? Whatever it is cannot be totally explained via astrological influences. Therefore, I am asking you, the Reader, if you would leave a comment on this post if you are experiencing anything out of the ordinary, or know someone who is. Alternatively, you can message me directly through my Contact Form here. I will take your comments into consideration ahead of my energy report next week. Thank you!!
That’s it for now. Enjoy the New Moon, get kissed (or kiss!), and remember to love and look after yourself and each other.
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