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  • Writer's picturePamela McDonough

July 9 New Moon in the Star of Renewal


Image Credit: Michael D Watkins

The new Moon is at its darkest on July 9 at 6:15 pm Pacific Time, only a few hours before sunset here in the Pacific Northwest. Check the western horizon at that time to honor the new Moon energy!


There is a flowing influence from expansive Jupiter, while Mercury, ruler of Gemini also stands in full support of this new Moon energy!


One watch out - nebulous Neptune is also in harmony with this new Moon energy. Be sure that the Neptunian rose colored glasses are removed when setting your intentions for this new Moon!


You can find the best hours for new beginnings detailed below.


Regardless of your rising sign, there will be an underlying energy of airy Gemini is associated with this new Moon:


▪ Fun and flexible

▪ Sociable

▪ Writing and communication


Which part of my life will be illuminated by this new Moon energy?

If you know your rising sign you can have an idea of where the new Moon energy is most supportive in your life. See below for information for each rising sign. These are the areas of life that function best with the new Moon energies and new beginnings.

If you do not know your rising sign you can get it for free on my site here.

Aries: Short distance travels, courage, communication, siblings Taurus: Family, savings, speech Gemini: Self, perspective, health (this is a biggie for you Gemini!) Cancer: Subconscious, dreams, foreign lands, meditation, sleep, feet Leo: Earnings from work, social and career networking, older siblings Virgo: Career, public reputation Libra: Spirituality, philosophy, dharma, foreign travels Scorpio: Transformation, partners assets, inheritance, longevity Sagittarius: Committed partnerships (personal and business) Capricorn: Work, service, daily routine, habits Aquarius: Children, creativity, fun and games, speculation Pisces: Home, happiness, mother, land and vehicles


New Moon in Punarvasu Nakshatra: What is it good for?

PUNARVASU - “RETURN OF THE LIGHT” Deity: Aditi Symbol: The Bow and Quiver of Arrows Shakti: The Power to Gain Wealth Quality: Movable


Aditi is the great Celestial Mother, representing fertility, motherhood, freedom, and unboundedness. Aditi could be translated as “without limit,” and her limitless nature can also extend to the nurturing qualities that emanate from the human heart. She is also the mother of the Adi-tyas, who are the solar deities that are known as givers of wealth. She is the wife of Vishnu, the great preserver, and Aditi supports his function as upholder of the cosmic order.


Read more in my book, Vedic Astrology for Beginners.


Punarvasu nakshatra energy is moveable and fantastic for achieving your objectives!

Combined with the new Moon energy, this is a powerful new Moon Punarvasu nakshatra for new beginnings. I have also indicated the rising signs most suited to each type of new beginning.


Networking (Gemini, Leo, and Sagittarius) New relationships and getting married (Sagittarius, Gemini) Beginning projects (Aries, Gemini) Taking a workshop or starting new studies (Libra) Travel (Libra long distance, Aries short distance) Healing work, spirituality, and meditation Planting in your garden (all!) Starting new creative works (Aries, Aquarius) buying a home or vehicle (Pisces)


Of course, Punarvasu is supportive for these matters for all rising signs but doubly so for the rising signs I have indicated above next to each subject.

New Moon Ritual Timing

BEST TIMING FOR NEW BEGINNINGS: July 9th, 6:16 pm - July 10th 6:00 am Pacific Time


▪Get your Lunar Phase Moon altar cloth here to follow the phases of the Moon and nakshatras as it waxes and wanes!

Sidereal Forecasts!

This is just a reminder for those who are new to my new and full Moon forecasts and other articles -- my forecasts are created using the sidereal zodiac calculations.


Your rising sign, and other planets in your birth chart will usually (but not 100% of the time) shift signs from your tropically calculated horoscope. Sidereal calculations are about 24 degrees (less than) different than tropical calculations.





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