New Moon September 2011 – Welling Up

By | September 30, 2011

The 27 September 2011 New Moon is at 4º Libra with the Moon square Pluto. This aspect can spawn great tragedy in mundane astrology, such as the sinking of the titanic and the port Arthur massacre. I worried a little because I dreamt of a tsunami last night. Somewhere in the back of my mind must’ve been the fact this Moon is conjunct asteroid Iris who is connected with waters that can condemn you to death.

For the honest and the pure of heart however, Iris, like the rainbow is a symbol of hope. Moon square Pluto may initiate a brazen, but hopeful new start, a determination to get tough on someone who has been spinning you a yarn. Time to get out Iris’s lie detector and put him or her under some plutonic interrogation.

New Moon on Iris

So Asteroid Iris is the rainbow messenger goddess who carries what amounts to a truth serum from the river Styx. Iris is attendant to Hera in the court of the Gods. Those in the dock are made to swear on this water and then drink from it. If they are liars they fall asleep. Iris then shows up liars through the element of water, she is the goddess of revelation. For this month, people will condemn or save themselves by their own words; truth will be transparent.

The new moon is always a good time to plant intentions, and with Iris it’s a great moment to wish upon a rainbow. Where this moon falls in your chart will be the area to plant your wishes, but you will have to be totally honest and open with your hearts desires. Anything underhand and subversive in this area will poison your crop! On the other hand being very candid and showing your vulnerability will further your cause as long as its genuine and not done for effect.

New Moon conjunct Zaniah

Zaniah is a star in the left arm of the Virgin. In China this star was the maintainer of the law which fits well with Iris’s story. But according to Ptolemy, Zaniah is a Mercury/Venus star (Mercury-commerce, Venus-love), so it’s associated with “harlots”. The New Moon here: “sow, plant, take medicine but do not travel or marry.” [1] So one could go to the local whorehouse presumably…

This star is associated with a talent for negotiating peace, but with the Moon here, the terms for peace may be a little too shady, especially with a dark Moon. I would be a little suspect myself, just because of the other factors surrounding this Moon. Do not fall for any words said under the influence of the vino. (See below) The Moon with Zaniah generally is not regarded as great: “Worry, loss through legal and Venusian affairs, trouble through writings, led astray by sympathies.” [2] There is great danger of falling for a sob story. Those tempted to fashion such a ploy will not get away with it for very long. Eventually Iris will loosen their tongue; the sobbers will open their mouth and put their foot right in it.

New Moon Tarot – 3 of Wands

The card I picked was the three of wands, which in my deck is heroic Perseus who beheaded Medusa. The neck is the throat chakra and Algol (Medusa’s head) actually falls in Taurus, which rules the throat also. Not speaking ones truth causes throat problems, but Algol’s alcohol could loosen ones tongue in a therapeutic way perhaps. Medusa is often depicted with a protruding, flapping tongue. The planetary value is Jupiter in Aries, which is hugely heroic, brave and valiant. This can also be someone who blurts things out without thinking, wildly exaggerates and makes a drama out of nothing.

New Moon Keywords
Spilling the beans, confessions, blabbing, gossiping, sob stories, guilt trips, tactlessness, impulsiveness, confiding, frankness, the naked truth, courage, daring to dream, hopes and wishes, putting your money where your mouth is, washing your mouth out with soap, filthy language, text sex, dirty phone calls, crocodile tears, revelations, telling tails, poison pen letters, magic words, rallying speeches, primal screams, letting rip, sentencing, interrogation, being in the hot-seat, therapy, laying your cards on the table, open hearts, psychological probing, bearing all, overwhelming feelings, welling up with emotion, honesty, pure intentions, crying, cleansing, catharsis, singing, yelling, howling, whooping with joy, making wishes, hope, wistful dreaming, peace deals, compromise.

1 & 2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923 p.72. p.218.

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33 thoughts on “New Moon September 2011 – Welling Up

  1. michelle

    that’s my son’s birthday! he’ll be 4. i hope this coming cycle is easier on him…. pluto sq sun has been rough. i think new moon on a birthday is a good omen.

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  2. fushiafairy

    get tough with someone spinning you a yarn….that has been happening in my life during the whole mercury retrograde. The truth finally revealed at end of shadow zone . Yesterday I came to terms with no, I don’t want this person in my life at all because they continue to send huge mixed messages. Yet all my friends and I believe I will hear from him again….your words remind me to use caution and not fall for any “sob story”. New moon conjunct my natal pluto at 6 degrees Libra. Sextile my natal moon and quinqunx my natal mars…

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    1. Adela Griffin

      me too, someone spinning me a yarn, well it seems they have condemned themselves by trying to conceal the truth… but its going to come out ….. I also had a huge rainbow above my house a few days ago… thankyou Isis!

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  3. Missy

    I dreamt of a tsunami last night also. One that the observers of it blamed the moon for. Inbox for more details as i wouldn’t like to publicly post the full dream. Amazing insights, a real good read. Thanks.

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    1. Marina Post author

      Missy, that’s really interesting! See I wouldn’t like to say this is a prophetic dream for me because, I have had lots of recurring tidal wave dreams. But what made me take note of this one was because I hadn’t had one in a long time and I had just written up Moon square Pluto and uncovered the doomful water/Titanic connection, and I knew I was going to be writing this Moon the next day and sometimes dreams inspire so…..
      Psychologically I am rather awash with Neptune however, emotional because Jamie is about to depart for the Uk and I have not seen him since May 5th! Then I come down with a runny nose. So it could be just tsunami of the soul.
      Do send dream though, so we can compare notes. I haven’t received anything in my inbox as yet.

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      1. Sandy

        Dreams are seldom literal. Water in dreams represent emotions. Tsunamis therefore represent strong overwhelming wave of emotions. This is all too familiar to me, as this was once a recurring dream when I was younger.

        Maybe this is the emotional component of the stellar event.

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