New Moon is already in effect and culminates on August 18th at 7:41 pm PDT. New Moon energy is typically less stable as the Moon, our planet of security, is invisible in the sky. This one brings with it even more instability, as we have 4 planets- Sun, Moon, Mars and Mercury- in the very transitional ‘gandanta’ points. These are particular junctions between fire and water signs, two very inimical elements, that often create weakness, instability, and insecurity for the planet transiting them. These few days building up to this new moon have been challenging astrologically, so if you’re feeling restless and agitated this could be part of the reason.
Luckily, two of these transitioning planets, Sun and Mars, will soon be nicely placed in their own signs of Leo and Aries respectively. Planets in their own signs give us their more refined results. With two fire planets entering their own fire signs, plus Jupiter in its own other fire sign of Sagittarius, we can feel a lot of energy and purpose after this unsteady gandanta energy passes over us. Gandanta transits of these quicker moving planets last only a few days, so by the end of the week the energy will be settling down.
Remember that with fire comes heat and intensity, so if you’re feeling too fiery during this transit the remedy is some cooling feminine water or moon energy, in whatever form calls to you.
We will get the best results of Mars in Aries up till September 9th, when Mars turns retrograde. While Mars direct gives us assertion, ambition and energy, retrograde Mars can give agitation, aggression and conflict. Not the best recipe for our personal lives, nor the global situations at the moment!
Stay cool everyone, in all ways.
Love and Blessings,