New Moon in Virgo, September 2009

Ever since I read Mysteries of the Dark Moon by Demetria George, I’ve tried to appreciate the time of the new moon with deeper insight. Ananda and I have written a few posts about the beneficial energy of darkness in the past. I think our Scorpio influence leads us into that quite easily, but I just get all ignited when it turns into autumn and the dark moon just seems all the more powerful.

Today is the last day of the Barley Moon, ushering a brief inert phase prior to tomorrow’s mid-day new moon. The end of the Barley Moon brings us the Harvest Moon. Our Dark Virgin rests as Persephone until she comes forth in early October as Demeter, Queen of the Fields for the Full Harvest Moon. The story of Persephone and Demeter has always been one of my favorites. Persephone could be seen as both a pathetic captive or a reigning Lady of the Underworld. I think that’s pretty much the two most powerful viewpoints of the menstrual cycle.

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