Several days late, the recent last quarter Virgoan moon represented much of a cord-cutting—the most efficiently and responsibly of cord-cutting, of course.
Whether these metaphorical cords are drying up and deadening or are still vital, however unhealthy for you or simply irrelevant, or imbalanced… whatever your reasoning—something is requiring a trimming.
A daring trimming, for good measure… “leaving a secure position in order to attain your desires.”
This could also represent something of a consolidation of What Is, and allowing this something of an approval, or acknowledgement, or acquiescence… in an effort to begin planning forwardly beyond What Is. Additionally, there is a fated-ness to these energies.
So, drawing the lines and cutting the cords… and marking new boundaries—these are essential in moving forward.
As astrologer Raven Kaldera states, “after the hard-won lessons of saying Yes to people, that No is painful and difficult… the Fate no longer merely criticizes imperfections but understands people enough to make allowances for their flaws—yet it seems that whenever she centers her life on others, things go wrong.”¹
So there is definitely a need to learn new skills in some way.
You are essentially being “forced to make difficult choices and defend boundaries, and often cut the cord and retreat again into solitary meditation…” and so of course, “being the one to mark out death is not an easy job, and it makes for desperate validation and cold withdrawal by turns.”¹
Further, “this is an important service that most people don’t appreciate unless they are in bad need of it, and through so much hostility in spite of all best efforts.”¹
Finally, Kaldera suggests that “on the Fate’s moon, we set boundaries with those commitments that have been preventing us from getting the alone-time that we need… it is a good time for setting new rules—with oneself and with others—and for a solitary time of meditation.”¹
There is also a need to “see definite possibilities and evidence of advancement in life and to feel as though we are making progress toward a goal or a clear outcome… [likely because something is causing us to feel] stuck in repetitive or unprogressive ruts… this can lead you to wonder if you would just hold on tight, wait to see if the thing will ever eventually stop or jump off—jumping off while things are still in motion can actually feel life-threatening… the desire, longing, or even addiction to things, people, places, substances, etc can put a hold on your life to the point where you can’t see a way out.”²
“However, each time you return to what feels like the same place, if you’ve been watchful, you’ve had the opportunity to look at other alternatives, answers or possibilities… at some stage, though, there will need to be a decision made: do you want to keep going round and round, or do you want to stop repetitive situations or reactions and get off?”²
❝Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.❞
*4:27am PST; 5:27am MST; 6:27am CST; 7:27am EST
Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
¹Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
²Hill, L ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.