Stay alert, rapid change may be afoot

This weekend brings the New Moon in Virgo (12:02pm Pacific on Sunday 9/9/18). I will point out that there is a triple nine aspect to this new moon, although technically it’s 9-9-11 (which is also fascinating). Either way, there’s a strong “leveling up” energy inherent in this New Moon. Endings of mundane cycles and beginnings of spiritual cycles. September is always the most intense month of the year, a crescendo of sorts of all of themes we’ve been working that year.

I realize I don’t often talk about numerology with regards to lunar cycles. With the Sun and the Moon both in Virgo, I can perhaps be forgiven for being a bit noodly. The devil is in the details, and that’s especially true this weekend, and for the next 2 weeks (until the Full Moon). Be conscious, be present. Ground a lot. Pay attention so you don’t miss anything. There’s an aspect of this new moon, having to do with its connection to a star in The Big Dipper, that can make this period energetically like a busy street in a large metropolis. If you ever played Frogger, that’s the sort of imagery I’m getting. This is not the time for escapist pastimes.

You may also find everything running hot or cold. Emotions, choices, money, and anything that should usually have a flow. I’m seeing things being on or off, not a lot of grey area. So you may get the rapid changes I’m seeing, or you may feel like you’re in a dead calm, stagnant, even stuck or trapped. Paying attention will help you avoid the most extreme ends of this spectrum. You are still going to have to be aware that this is also going on for other people, and they may not have gotten the memo to be vigilant.

Things should shift after Autumnal Equinox (9/23) and the Harvest Full Moon (9/24). Those two days, though, are likely to feel like a l o n g s l o w turnaround. Equinox is a balancing act on either side of the year, and has a sort of outside-of-linear-time vibe to it. And this particular Full Moon is a time shift in its own right. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe.

Check back in with me closer to the Full Moon, I should have a better sense of her energies as we approach.

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