New Moon in Virgo: September 17th, 2020

With the moon turning dark & new in Virgo, there’s a prevailing emphasis on right speech, patience, and a sense of realism while also not disowning the rapture of the world we inhabit. Are the forms of communication that currently take hold in our lives providing space for us to emotionally regenerate?

Communication and service are themes of this New Moon in Virgo, and with Mercury in Libra squaring Jupiter, the messages that we strive to deliver in service to our own & others’ well-being must communicate how we *feel* about the way foundations are transforming. The weak spots of our supporting structures are being clarified, and the transformative elements catalyzing profound change within these structures are also triggering snowball effects that expand into our daily routines. It’s important, therefore, to be able to communicate what we value, and to integrate into our thought process the bigger-picture changes taking place.

We may think harmony, balance and beauty appear in predictable ways, but in a moment when we each serve as interdependent architects of the human experience in an even more exaggerated way than usual, we must see tectonic shifts in the grounds of our lives not as passive victims but as active participants. What can we architecturally design, with patience and fortitude, in response to the transformation and clarification of the supporting surfaces on which we stand? Is it possible to sense and feel into the rhythms of this transformation of the supporting structures so that we can co-create with it, call-and-response style?

At the same time, it’s important for our apocalyptically changing structures to allow space for our voices: sounds of joy, sorrow, love and, most importantly, the articulation and naming of the patterns we find beautiful. When our voices become a center among a fringe of shifting plates, we may hold our own through many kinds of chaos, as we recognize our birthright to hear and be heard.

The knee-jerk temptation during this new moon might be to worry and to spread vain, negative words. While honoring the feral underground from which the seduction of fearful malice comes, we have a choice: we can choose to use the power of words for enchantment; for articulating what we find beautiful, harmonious & generative. This is not a mere directive to “accentuate the positive” in a shallow way, but a recognition that sometimes, part of what’s wrong is *knowing* what’s wrong. Just because something contains partial truth doesn’t mean it deserves our undivided attention. To choose to cast uplifting spells with our tongues; that we may catalyze new insight into participating with the tides of transformation patiently, prudently, and knowingly, voicing our places in beautiful cosmic design—this is our present New Moon’s gift.

Published by Mythopoetic Astrology

Nate Speare is an astrologer, vocal artist, storyteller, mythologist, and educator. He comes from a line of astrologers and sound/music composers who used natural environmental sounds and the connection between sound, the natural environment, and the characters within the earth and sky. He offers consulting sessions, writes essays, tells stories and uses his voice in videos and live performance as an active representative of the world to re-ignite a sense of magic in every client. It is his aim to connect each person to the idea that they are not blank slates, but that they entered the world with their own "daimon" and irreplaceable style of talented genius with inspiring and definite directions in life. As an astrologer, Nate has studied under Jungian psychological and evolutionary astrologer Montgomery Taylor, and is influenced by Archetypal, Shamanic and Renaissance schools of astrology. Nate directs Mythopoetic Astrology, a consulting practice that integrates experiential therapy of astrology through Astro-Drama, voice, sonic art and client consulting. His teaching credits include Salem Summer Symposium (Massachusetts) Myth and Theatre Festival (France), and Jung Institute NYC. Nate is a collaborator of PanTheatre, the France-based cultural organization that researches the relationship between contemporary performance, mythology, and the archetypal psychology of James Hillman, the company's Honorary President. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, where he is also the co-artistic director of Nekyia Theatre.

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