The new moon occurs in Leo, after which she saunters on over to visit with the sign of Virgo: Traditionally, it is thought, that when the moon renews herself, it is also a good time for us to renew, or begin…This month, when the moon becomes new on Monday , she will be still be sitting in the 4th quarter… she will move into the 1st quarter on Tuesday. making Tuesday the better day to begin our projects. The new moon can be a positive and uplifting time, and when she is in a fire sign like Leo, it can also be a good time to get involved in more active, fun and somewhat “risky” 😉 endeavors. Virgo traits will also be active during this new moon, such as paying attention to the smaller details and taking our health and hygiene serious, so too can the Virgo trait of being overly critical be active, so take care not to nag others who don’t seem to be doing things to “right” !!
The Solar Eclipse may bring about changes for some, and realizations that changes may be needed in the future for others…. Change relate to growth, and we are here to grow and learn, no matter how painful that may be at times… With this Eclipse happening in the sign of Leo with a dash of Virgo… Changes relating to our out look on life, our impatience with some aspects of our life, changes relating to the children and pets in our lives… Leo also likes to speculate or take risks where other’s wouldn’t go… the Eclipse may encourage some of us to go outside of our comfort zone… it will be up to these folks to be sure the timing is right for any major risks/changes, with Virgo’s extraordinary way of seeing the tiniest of details and flaws, she may well be able to help most of us make positive logically choices when it comes to big changes.
Both the New Moon and the Solar Eclipse will have a greater effect on those with the following in their charts: The influences of these planetary activities will likely have the most effect on the area’s friendships, hobbies, humanitarian endeavors and community events.
- Moon in Leo:
- Moon in Virgo:
- Sun in Leo:
- Sun in Virgo:
- Moon in Aquarius:
- Moon in Pisces:
- Sun in Aquarius:
- Sun in Pisces:
- Any planets/signs in the 11th house
- Any aspects to the Moon or the Sun
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The Moon and Astrology
How it affects our daily lives…
In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂
The Moon Void-of-Course:
There are times throughout the month when the moon is not fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon…
Good for Void-Of-Course Moon:
These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.
Opportunity Periods (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):
There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods.
Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.
copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology updated August 13 2017