Astrology of Now: Touched by the Moon
This week, Mercury, Mars and Venus, the three rocky little planets closest to our own planet Earth are visible at dawn, and today, Lady Luna sails in front of those planets in a multiple “occultation”. What is more, the Royal Star Regulus is part of the show too.
“The last time the moon slid past three planets within 24 hours as it will this week was on March 5, 2008 (when it was Mercury, Venus and Neptune), and the next time will be in 2036, according to EarthSky. During this year’s event, as a bonus, the moon will also interrupt the light from Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, a few hours after it passes Venus.” — from The New York Times
Mars and Mercury are currently conjunct in Virgo. Venus is at the end of Leo — pretty much on the eclipse point of August 21.
Wherever the Moon travels in the Zodiac becomes activated, but as you can imagine, this time around it’s more so. The Moon is, of course, our irrational, sensing nature. The Moon is mothers, intuition and nourishment; food and tribe.
If you have any points or planets between 28° Leo and 9° Virgo, they may well feel sensitised. If the eclipse hit you, you may have a ripple effect.
This Lady Luna is opposing Neptune, the Sea Lord now also. There is a lot of wet, emotional energy around, likely to snuff out anything else. But there is also a potential for greater spiritual awareness, a little awakening.
There is something overwhelming about this energy, as we approach the New Moon on September 20, which makes an exact opposition to Chiron in Pisces, a place of collective wounding — or healing.
Be sensitive to yourself today, and to other people.