New Moon in Libra: Brisk Winds

New Moon in Libra: Brisk Winds

The new moon is in Libra on September 28 (1:26 pm) following the Fall Equinox on September 23 (2:50 am).

Night and day are of equal length on the Fall Equinox as the sun enters Libra and emphasizes equality, fairness and justice. Libra is represented by the scales. What is out of balance and needs evening out? The goodies of the fall harvest are being collected and stored to give sustenance through the coming winter. A bittersweet sadness adds a touch of gray to the darkening skies as the spoils of the autumn are relished over October.

It’s time to start projects that can be completed over the long winter months. What are new ventures that can be delved into which take time, effort and dedication over a long period? In what context can teamwork be a helpful ingredient? The dreaming wheels are turning, showing visions of what salve needs to be placed on what wound. Make a fix-it plan based on where it hurts.

Yearnings to connect romantically and socially are stirred. A hard look at love could reveal the root of loneliness or isolation. Issues or blockages in relationships also make themselves known so they may be addressed. Relationships could take on a serious or committed tone, and some might be due for an ending. A surprise detour is in the mix.

To help bring some balance into your life and space, light one of Coventry Creation’s Inner Balance candles. This combination of cedar, sage, and jasmine is designed to help balance out chaotic energies and works best during the new or full moon. For some assistance in sparking those projects of yours, try burning some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense. With a sweet scent dominated by sandalwood notes, this incense is designed to gently encourage your creative spirit. Finally, for help in reconnecting with the spirit of love and letting it into your life, use some of the Eye of Horus’ Love Oil or Love Spray. This blend of essential oils was created to help you connect with love energies and allow those energies to surround and inspire you.

If you’re curious about how this new moon might affect you, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

New Moon in Virgo: A Fine-Toothed Comb

New Moon in Virgo: A Fine-Toothed Comb

The new moon on August 30 (5:37 am) starts with five planets in Virgo! The art of organization and categorization is thematic of this new moon. What could stand to be improved by tidying up? What foods and habits, when assimilated, assist health and well-being? As summer harvest is reaped, using discernment helps to cut the wheat from the chaff. It may be a time to nerd out to trivia or categorize the junk drawer. Yet, as the moon waxes over the next two weeks, a changeable mercurialness trickles in, asking for adjustability and adaptability. Creative juices flow at high levels!

Eight planets reside in earth as Mercury, Sun, Moon, Mars, and Venus move quickly through the sign of Virgo. The practical and measurable aspects of life are of focus. How can innovation be used with a rule-bound approach and infused with new systems of organization? Developments in technology, such as in farming, green energy, and healthcare are highlighted. How can designs be improved and transferred from the mind into the physical world? What genius ideas are ready to be made real? What design flaws need correcting?

Inferiority complexes and insecurities about measuring up may arise. Anxious nerves can be channeled toward productivity. How can finicky worry be directed toward perfecting that art project, new work endeavor or health regime? The inner critic, directed toward the self or the outside world, gets louder. How can criticisms be useful in fixing problems and making it work more smoothly?

For help in tidying up and getting your creativity flowing, try a bit of Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid oil. This aromatherapy blend is designed to help sharpen the mind and keep your concentration solid. To help with manifestation and bringing your ideas into reality, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Ganesha candles. This sweet-smelling candle is designed to invoke the energy of Ganesha, Hindu god of opportunities and the one who opens the roads. For help in silencing negative voices and inner critics, try carrying or using in your practice a piece of snowflake obsidian. This stone helps dissolve negativity, move us past emotional blockages, and get us into positive thought patterns.

New Moon in Leo:  Shifting Gears

New Moon in Leo: Shifting Gears

The new moon in Leo is July 31 (10:11 pm, CDT)! The gears grind to a near stop before they change direction. This “in between” time is when insights flash into consciousness as Mercury goes direct the same day in Cancer, fresh out of deep and difficult conversations (10:58 pm). Electric inspiration jolts into an awakening this new moon, opening eyes toward the unforeseen. Jarring curveballs jostle deeply seated patterns! Bask in the spotlight and dare to shine with ferocity! What do we take pride in perfecting to show off to the world? A swift kick pushes a talent out into the open. How do we wish to be treated like royalty and how do we treat others royally? The fire element, with a Leo signature, adds vigor to the end of summer! How do we demand to be paid attention to and admired?

Game-changer Uranus goes retrograde August 11. Look back to early January; where did unexpected (or desired) change occur? Restlessness stirs yet again. What new (uncomfortable) changes showed up, and how do we view them retrospectively?

July holds the essence of being suspended in time, not moving forward or backward. Conundrums pop up without immediate explanation or solutions as new realizations about past events become clearer. Much-needed endings give a sense of peace and closure, yet long-standing issues demand to be dealt with. July 31 is a cogent time to shift into gear after idling in neutral. That said, a baby colt walking on rubbery legs falls a few times before gaining sure footing. Proceed with care. How can a playful attitude be integrated with discipline?

What this catalyzes in your world depends on your natal chart. To find out more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

To allow your inner uniqueness to shine brightly, try lighting the Empowered Throat candle from Coventry Creations’ Chakra Magic line. This candle ties in with the energies of the throat chakra, which are involved with communication and expression as well as manifestation. To balance pragmatic everyday demands with play and creativity, burn some of Shoyeido’s Amethyst incense from their Jewel Series. This blend of sandalwood, cinnamon, and spices is designed to help smooth the atmosphere out and allow us to find balance in all aspects of life. To quell drama, consider carrying a piece of mahogany obsidian. This stone’s energies help clear away feelings of unworthiness and self-doubt that hinder creativity while also helping to keep the negative thoughts of others at bay.