Renewing the Future

by

Sarah Varcas

 

Close to Eris and squared by Pluto, this is an intense moon which highlights the power struggles that can readily occur in the course of everyday life. With Mars now journeying through Libra and Mercury preparing to turn retrograde in Scorpio at the month end, relationships may be up in the air, challenging us to greater clarity of communication and more penetrating honesty. Difficult issues and disagreements previously side-stepped will become impossible to avoid as pressure is piled on to deal with the elephant in the room. Whilst this may augur a stressful time, difficult conversations had now will pay dividends in the long run when greater understanding flourishes from what may at first be a deep divide.

Most people come with wounds that complicate everyday life. Old pain can cloud the air between us, creating a gulf that separates what we intend from how our words and deeds are received. Unwittingly or otherwise, we may dig at each other’s sensitivities, making effective communication especially difficult. Emotions triggered now can be all consuming and powerfully influential, refusing to let us go until we’ve looked at them directly no matter how uncomfortable doing so may be. As such, this moon demands searing honesty within an emotional maelstrom. Few people are equipped to deal with such interpersonal challenges without a few ups and downs! So be prepared to forgive and forget as much as to discuss, explore and forge a new path ahead.

We may be at risk, right now, of rapid-fire responses which fail to stand up to scrutiny when the moment has passed. Decisions made on the back of emotional reactivity are best avoided no matter how pressing things may seem. Give it a few days, let everyone cool down, then revisit current issues from a calmer perspective. If it feels like you’re embarking on a battle of wills, taking time out to reflect and step back can make the difference between conflict which creates irreconcilable differences and healing space which allows all parties to say their piece without entrenched division.

With this Moon’s proximity to Eris and the 2020 Saturn/Pluto conjunction on the horizon, certainty is a luxury no longer at our disposal. The next step of the journey takes us more deeply than ever into the great mystery of Becoming. It may well feel unsettling and we may have to face many fears, for sometimes everything must be thrown up in the air to re-pattern the very fabric of our being. Both personally and collectively this moon may put the cat among the pigeons. Nothing is as clear cut as it first appears, despite our desire for clarity. It affirms there is no such thing as incontrovertible truth in the midst of such commanding forces of change.

No one knows what will come of current evolutionary shifts. It’s a step-by-step process whose outcome is revealed only as we harness the courage to walk into the unknown. This moon reminds us that whilst it is we who take each step, some forces of change may call the shots when we least expect it or would most prefer they step down! But being ready and willing to respond when they do can be the very thing that turns our troubled world around. For in aligning with change we can also shape it and allow a fading future to be renewed.

Sarah Varcas

28th September 2019 18:28 UT: New moon in 6th degree of Libra

by Sarah Varcas 20 September 2019

      Completing the Puzzle By Sarah Varcas   This new moon alerts us to something we’ve overlooked. It may be that we’ve lost touch with an inner knowing that’s been trying to course-correct us for a while now. Or we may have missed an opportunity to recalibrate a significant relationship and move things […]

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14th September 2019 04:34 UT: Full moon in 22nd degree of Pisces

by Sarah Varcas 10 September 2019

      The Dance of Courageous Surrender By Sarah Varcas   This full moon conjunct Neptune and Black Moon Lilith invites us into deep contemplation of who we are aside from the details of our lives. Because an unnerving dissolution of self may occur when we surrender those things that define us, it’s an […]

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30th August 2019: Super New Moon in Virgo at 10:38 a.m. UT

by Sarah Varcas 28 August 2019

      Beautiful Flaws By Sarah Varcas   This super new moon in the 7th degree of Virgo – conjunct Venus, Mars & Mercury – is a cleansing moon. Virgo is a deeply healing sign imbued with ancient knowledge often lost to us in favour of modern reductionist approaches to health. Whilst different models […]

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15th August 2019: Full Moon in 23rd degree of Aquarius

by Sarah Varcas 12 August 2019

      The Magic Is Us By Sarah Varcas    The moon is full at 12:30 pm UT on 15th August 2019   This Full Moon in Aquarius is poised to blow some old beliefs out of the water. With its ruler, Uranus, having turned retrograde on 11th August and now squaring Mercury, it […]

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28th July – 21st August 2019: Venus in Leo (including a New Moon in Leo on 1st August 2019)

by Sarah Varcas 29 July 2019

      One of a Kind & One of the Crowd By Sarah Varcas   Venus entered Leo on 28th July 2019. Given the challenges of the eclipse season which ended on 29th July, this is something to celebrate! After much self-analysis and the illumination of some thorny issues, we can now relax into […]

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21st June – 29th July 2019: Eclipse Season

by Sarah Varcas 20 July 2019

      Returning From Exile By Sarah Varcas Eris turns retrograde on 21st July 2019 until 11th January 2020. Read more about Eris and what her retrograde journey means for us here 21st June 2019 sees a number of astrological events occurring in quick succession, alerting us to a significant energetic shift. At 8:27 a.m. Neptune stations […]

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16th July 2019: Lunar Eclipse in 25th degree of Capricorn

by Sarah Varcas 9 July 2019

  ‘Buddha in Blue’ © S J Varcas   A Time of Reckoning By Sarah Varcas   This is a partial eclipse. The time of greatest eclipse occurs at 21:32 UT. Eris turns retrograde on 21st July 2019 until 11th January 2020. Read more about Eris and what her retrograde journey means for us here With […]

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2nd July 2019: Solar Eclipse in 11th degree of Cancer

by Sarah Varcas 28 June 2019

      Stronger and Wiser By Sarah Varcas   The eclipse is in the 11th degree of Cancer and reaches totality at 19:24:08 UT This solar eclipse in sensitive but nonetheless dynamic Cancer brings emotional healing in its wake. In response to a gnawing inner hunger it unleashes emotional and spiritual nourishment to those […]

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Saturn & Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn until September/October 2019

by Sarah Varcas 3 May 2019

      The Shadow Illuminated By Sarah Varcas   What happens in January 2020? You may already know we have a big moment coming up on 12th/13th January 2020 when a conjunction between Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn heralds the beginning of a new developmental cycle lasting in excess of thirty years. Whilst the […]

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