“With the release of old stories a whole new perspective dawns. Fear can be transformed into presence and excitement. Confusion can open up interest. Uncertainty can become a gateway to surprise.”Jack Kornfield
“In the beginners mind there are many possibilities. But in the expert’s mind there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Chiron, the asteroid of the Wounded Healer is prominent, not only in the sky now, but in general is an important influence in our time. One of the interpretations of Chiron is that it governs the “stories we tell ourselves.” With Uranus, the planet of freedom in exact trine to yesterday’s New Moon, this Lunar Cycle (for the next month or so ) offers and opportunity to move away from outdated beliefs and into a new story for your life.
The New Moon in Virgo ushered in a time which brings the focus to wellness. It is a good month to make improvements- if necessary- to establish a more healthy balance between body, mind and spirit. A more healthy diet, creating a daily routine that strikes a better balance between work and down time and taking the time to care for and nurture the body will be beneficial.
Venus in Virgo is aligning with Pluto this week. This combo can bring up feelings of loss and scarcity but it is also a powerful aspect for letting go, shedding or catharsis. It’s a good time for cleaning out closets and basements and letting go of things that are no longer needed. My friend and Boston based astrologer, Dietrich Pessin has written that Venus in alignment with Pluto provides a good time for purification rituals.
Venus is also making a favorable alignment to Jupiter – the planet of hope and expansion. This is associated with happiness, pleasure and abundance.
it’s a good time for socializing and enjoying the pleasures of life.
As we approach the Fall Equinox (on the 22nd) it bodes well to cultivate inner light as the days grow shorter.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”The sight of an autumn leaf brings to a pilgrim the sudden revelation of the mystery of life and death.”