What is the most dynamic fresh start on offer at this New Moon?
Answer: Knight of Pentacles
Hi Moon Trekkers,
The celestial response to the question delivers distinct timing for life mission proclamation and all sustainable industrious efforts surrounding the fulfillment of this monumental decree.
The New Moon on August 14 falls in Leo at 21 degrees.
Although Court Card timing is controversial in the tarot community, there seems to be agreement surrounding what Knight of Pentacles means in relation to our calendar. According to a number of sources Knight of Pentacles is mutable earth, which corresponds to the zodiac sign Virgo. Some tarot professionals have even charted the Knight of Pentacles, placing the card at the sector occupying between 20 degrees of Leo and 20 degrees of Virgo. This chart placement translates to the following calendar dates: August 12 to September 12.
Here’s where conception gets critical: the next New Moon is an ECLIPSE on September 13, which falls in Virgo.
Eclipses alter life, so whatever transpires between now and September 12 is paramount preparation, cannot stress the importance enough.
Let’s flesh out Knight of Pentacles a little more to get a sense of the type of vibe this prep-work entails. Knights normally move fast, soldiers on a mission with quick feet, swift dexterity. But Knight of Pentacles plods and is more methodical in the way he travels; this guy takes his time. His mission is to stabilize; so put energy into security, pouring concrete around foundation pillars.
What is even more fascinating about this New Moon and the way La Luna has been interacting with planets in the sky all month is her relationship with Saturn. The Moon is operating with Saturn in a major way, here’s the aspect breakdown:
- August 3, 2015~~Moon in Pisces trine Saturn in Scorpio
- August 15, 2015~~Moon in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio
- August 17, 2015~~Moon in Virgo square Saturn in Scorpio
- August 29, 2015~~Moon in Pisces square Saturn in Scorpio
- August 31, 2015~~Moon in Pisces trine Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn is relevant here because from a Vibrational Astrology perspective this planet’s energetic focus is to eliminate all things deemed irrelevant to long-term sustainability; if something does not last after death, then Saturn will remove because he deems it extraneous.
The Moon is about instincts, emoting, so with all these hard aspects to Saturn this month taking place right before La Luna goes void, it’s clear the Knight of Pentacles’ primary mission is to prepare the emotional landscape for the new life cycle manifesting after the September 13 eclipse. Basically, there’s no turning back from here ever again, the past is obsolete and it’s crucial to come to terms with this reality.
Knight of Pentacles (Mutable Earth Virgo) seems like the opposite message from Leo New Moon in a lot of ways, but from the perspective of Vibrational Astrology, the Leo zodiac sign is not a flamboyant roaring lion necessarily; it’s an expression of energy which values individuation.
Virgo energy is centered on achieving perfection; Jupiter is in Virgo right now and so is Mercury, Virgo’s ruler.
Get obsessed with getting your sh*t together, because exponential expansion arrives come the September 13 eclipse in Virgo and life needs to be tidy, efficient, organized, no leaks anywhere!
Get ducks in a row, start shooting and preserving the fat of the fowl for a later date.
How this relates to individual star signs is below.
And for even further contemplation on this New Moon’s fresh start energy, feed these Kosminsky degree symbol interpretations to the mind:
- 21º Leo [degree of the New Moon]: A man in the robes of a magician tracing mystic signs on the sands of the seashore in the silence of night.. Denotes one of mystical mind who is attracted to the ritualistic and ceremonial. The mind is capable of serious thought, seeing miracles in actions which to others seem quite commonplace. With him romance, poetry, and wonderment travel. It is a symbol of Mysticism.
- 20º Virgo [where we need to be by September 13]: A great grey warship with her decks cleared ready for action.Denotes one of pugnacious nature who forces his demands and ideas by sheer power of mind. He has strong magnetic force and knows when to use it. He travels much in search of adventure and gain, and holds the fruits of his labors. It is a symbol of Purpose.
KEY BLUE MOON THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING SIGN:
Aries - Eight of Swords: Not knowing what to say. A script is not required and the conversation doesn’t need to happen now, it is OK to think about it for a little while longer. Escape from what, is there really a need? It’s very possible all is well where you are now. What paranoid delusions can be expunged so the reality of wellness can feel real? There is power in staying put.
Taurus - Death: Discover how to organize all of these conflicting moving pieces in life. Death card is Scorpio, the Taurean’s opposite sign. So the pressure of other people is very present, but some of this is unnecessary, unwarranted and unwelcomed. The question is, where are you willing to move on? Something has to give, die off, the obvious is the most unsustainable. Death card represents psychological patterning too. Determine what old beliefs can be transmuted or cut to create space for a new dawn.
Gemini - Five of Rods: Speak up, who cares? Say it! Conflict represents peak creative expression. Strife borne of context. Does competition stress or invigorate? Assertion does not necessarily emanate Asshole Force of Nature vibes, commandeering insistence may actually benefit all. Push hard, stand for creative expression, it’s worth it.
Cancer - Three of Pentacles reversed: Consider where independence has been eliminated in favour of working with others. There is benefit in working alone, on ideas borne of Self. Of course nothing lives or thrives without community, so people remain important. But Three of Pentacles reversed suggests a situation in which the individual has consistently allotted more time to ensuring the success of other people’s projects. Sovereign autonomy is the name of this game: own it, do you and thrive. Also, do not fret if something falls by the wayside, you need that extra time to devote to Self.
Leo - Empress: Get your money right. This season is rich with monetary nutrients. The Empress here emphasizes harvesting, fertility, but also body value. The beauty in the physical, smelling the roses. Grounding in richness. Empress here emphasizes the soil is rich now, enjoy it. Work with what you have there is wealth right in front of face.
Virgo - Sun: Remember; all is well. There is a sense of panic when order is not established in the wake of expansion. Success does not need to be perfect. This is the Virgo’s path to enlightenment right now; embracing the profundity and value of entropy. Chaos now is joyful, fun, make it so. Chaos IS the plan.
Libra - King of Swords reversed: You do not know it all. Where else can the information necessary to proceed be found? Also note where the guidance is coming from; if generated from an unreliable source, drop it. Power plays often arise under the King of Swords, one person trying to dominate at all costs, talking gibberish to maintain the veneer of value. Drop artifice of all kinds, really listen to what is being said.
Scorpio - Devil: Addictive behavior is at the forefront. Who it belongs to doesn’t necessarily matter...it’s the effect. Devil card is the dark side and traditionally Scorpions are supposed to be attracted to mystifying shadow topics, but when the pursuit of inscrutable knowledge becomes imprisoning something’s gotta give. The Devil card enslaves through illusion. Something looks good but it’s turd. Bind Self to excrement, why?
Sagittarius - Fool: Complete protection to delve into possibility; there are no restrictions, only divine providence to create whatever is wished for. However, Fool card can attract folly. In the context of Knight of Pentacles as the main message of this New Moon, Fool says, “travel with a back-up plan”. Also, impulses generating the same unpleasant result is literal insanity, do not be foolish enough to keep performing tasks producing disagreeable, predictable manifestations.
Capricorn - Hierophant: Get schooled. It’s time to seek that knowledge yo. Hierophant decrees all Capricorns expand through higher education. Beware of cults; join reputable organizations. Learn from masters.
Aquarius - Ace of Cups reversed: Self-neglect starves inner child, where’s the glee? There’s something missing on an emotional level, why not happy? Intellect creating a sense of dearth in love, the resounding beauty in relating absent. Express love wild, with no boundaries; sob release. Reclamation of an emoting level long lost in the annals of childhood. Authenticity is possible.
Pisces - Six of Rods: Leader riding high. Taking charge of expansion. Publicity guru. Come out with it and celebrate with others. Harmonization of feats presented to milieu. It’s OK to be a trophy visionary.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:
- Keep the daily grind tight. The diary, scheduling agenda, Google and iPhone calendar are your best friends.
- Clean up. Dispose of all waste. This is a time to tidy closets, donate to Goodwill, organize paperwork, pre-prepare taxes, update financial records, shred, wash dishes, clean the trash can.
- Exercise, purge body. Get rid of toxins through fitness and if this appeals, through nutrition. Not a good time to be a lush, eat an entire large pizza in one sitting or do acid at a friend’s party.
- Be economical. Do not spend lots of time or lots of money in one place. Calculated scheduling is imperative.
- Sit and take in the scenery. Look around. What is happening? Anything new to notice? The crack in the brick on the side of the door; not seen before. Witness the novel in diurnal reality.
- Read architecture magazines. Acknowledge the beauty of edifices and other structures that last beyond one human’s lifetime.
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