by Robert Wilkinson
This is the equivalent of a "pregnant pause" in cosmic time, with new initiatives coming very soon with the New Moon at 1 Virgo on August 23 (August 24 in Europe and points east.) The New Moon sets seeds into motion for the following few weeks, so try to finish things up for the next two days, sit with the potential on Wednesday, and then move things out into the world on Thursday August 24. Reckless actions will create spectacular crashes after Friday August 25, given the Moon's transit of the Virgo point of the Grand Irrationality recently made active by Mercury's station. This is followed by Venus conjunct Saturn opposed to Neptune at the threshold of the extremely heavy Saturn opposition Neptune in effect for many months to come. When in doubt, do nothing illegal or unethical, as impulsive or extreme actions will lead to destructive consequences.
From August 28th on, while it may get very weird, it will also be a turning point in old degenerative energies, and a point of no return for many. If you're living with integrity, nyet problema! If you're dealing with dishonesty, manipulative people, or extremists, get clear about what you need to do, and then make practical adjustments to do what you have to do to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property. Uranus is helping us find the protection we need, and will soon reveal a form of the Ageless Wisdom perfect for where we're at due to the trine with Jupiter opening 14 Cancer, the degree of the star Sirius, the "Sun of our Sun," said to be the source of ALL the Wisdom traditions on our planet.
This radical shift period will continue in even bigger ways thanks to the coming Lunar Eclipse at 15 Pisces-Virgo occurring September 7 at 11:42 am PDT. As that Eclipse falls near Pluto going stationary direct on September 4 at the same period as Sun opposition Uranus, you can definitely expect some unexpected events to revolutionize your life. For those pitting their little will against the Higher Law or the greater evolutionary trend, there will of course be crashes through abrupt and unexpected explosions. I'll publish more about this September Virgo eclipse in the near future, but I'll point you toward Mars at 30 Virgo entering Libra about 9 hours after the eclipse as a very important factor in what's coming.
That degree is "An emergency call frees householder from routine duty," and shows that September will help those who have trained and prepared to escape from "a narrow destiny," We can do this through being willing to rise to some task or duty, and be joyous in "enlisting in a task which broadens the life horizon." The other factor besides the Mars changing signs and Moon conjunct Uranus at the eclipse is the Mercury square Pluto, which will spin out those who are negatively oriented in their perceptions and interpretations, and bring about needed catharses to purify us from old corrupt attitudes and practices.
A final note for the present: the Solar Eclipse in September 2006 falls at 30 Virgo, the exact degree of Mars at the Lunar Eclipse, so expect the Lunar Eclipse to set some Mars affairs into motion that will either a) be shut down forever after the Solar Eclipse, or b) activate after the Solar Eclipse in ways that in fact will yield the results I spoke of in the last paragraph. You can read more about the general effect of a Solar Eclipse via the link, and more about the nature of a Lunar Eclipse via the article on the March 2006 Lunar Eclipse. Here's a link to the Spring 2006 Solar Eclipse with more here and the accompanying March 2006 Lunar Eclipse since they are still an influence on all of us. As I said, I'll be composing more about how the September 2006 eclipses will affect each sign in the near future.