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FULL MOON IN PISCES – Find ways to blend rational thought and intuition (September 13, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 9:32 p.m. on Friday, September 13.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Virgo will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Pisces.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 22° of Virgo and 22° of Pisces in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

As is true with all Full Moons, this one is asking us to explore whether we have a good balance between the two signs involved.  Pisces is about compassion and intuition.  Virgo is about analysis and efficiency.  Because the first part of September had a strong Virgo emphasis, that time period was all about working hard, organizing, and cleaning things up.  With this Full Moon, we are introducing some very different energy into the astrological landscape.

The Moon is in Pisces, but it is also conjunct (0°) its ruler Neptune.  The Sun is in Virgo, but it is also conjunct (0°) Mars.  This means that there are 4 planets rather than 2 on the ends of the Full Moon opposition.  But there’s also another planet involved.  Both ends of this opposition are squaring (90°) Jupiter.  This creates a very strong mutable t-square (right triangle).

T-squares require action in order to find a balance between the planets that are in opposition.  The planet being squared often provides insights into how best to find a new equilibrium point.  In this case, Jupiter (very strong in its home sign of Sagittarius) is suggesting that we may need to adjust some of our values and beliefs.  However, we do need to be careful; we shouldn’t overdo it and change everything.  In fact, we may think we know what our hopes and dreams entail only to find that they have morphed into something else after this period of time ends.  Additionally, having Jupiter as the focal planet of this t-square can mean that we are pretty opinionated right now.  Being willing to compromise may not feel very comfortable.  One final note:  This is a mutable t-square, which can result in being overly adaptable, changeable, and restless.

Luckily, the Sun/Mars conjunction (0°) is in a very supportive trine (120°) to the long-standing Saturn/Pluto/South Node grouping in Capricorn, and the Moon/Neptune conjunction (0°) is in a sweet sextile (60°) to this same group in Capricorn.  These positive aspects will help us resolve any challenges between the two ends of the opposition by pulling in the Capricorn energy of leadership, structure, and responsibility.

So, what will this time around the Full Moon be like?  The introduction of Piscean energy reinforces the Virgo focus on service and humility.  However, it also brings with it the need for faith, spirituality, and creativity.  The Virgo influence is still there, and it is still asking us to work efficiently and toward a practical purpose.  But the energy (or drive) to achieve will be softened by Pisces.

Having the Moon conjunct (0°) Neptune in Pisces is a powerful reminder to trust our intuition.  Virgo sometimes pooh-poohs our gut-level feelings, favoring instead rational thought and analytical analysis.  But we are best advised to find a way to use both approaches right now if we need to make an important decision.  For example, we may get an intuitive hunch, and then we can use the Virgo influence to evaluate the idea.  Or if our logical analysis says “Yes,” then it would be a good idea to pause and check in and see if our body or our intuition is in agreement with this answer.  Our society tends to allow our minds to override our inner “knowingness.”  Especially at the time of this Full Moon, we need to trust our gut and listen to those gentle intuitive whispers, which may contain messages from Spirit that can lead us in directions that we never dreamed would be productive.

This pretty radical mid-month shift in energy is reinforced by what is going on with Mercury and Venus.  On the day of the Full Moon (Friday, September 13), Mercury will be conjunct (0°) Venus in Virgo.  This will happen at 29°, which is called the critical degree of any sign.  It provides a “last chance” to deal with something involving that sign before a planet moves into the next sign.  In this case, this could mean that we need to have some type of analytical conversation that will have a very pragmatic outcome, or we might need to do some practical organization and work collaboratively toward a mutual goal.

However, within just a few hours of the Full Moon, both Mercury and Venus move into Libra, where they will remain until October 4 and October 9, respectively.  When in Libra, Mercury’s words become diplomatic, and Venus in Libra is charming, willing to negotiate, and is all about forming relationships that are fair and balanced.  This shift from Virgo to Libra will provide a pretty radical change in the energy swirling around us.  We start off analyzing our relationships, but then quickly move into wanting to enjoy some good conversation, do what is needed to increase harmony in the world, and avoid any tension.

On Wednesday, September 18, Saturn completes its annual retrograde phase and begins moving direct again.  It’s been in retrograde since late April, which means we’ve had a long period of time to re-evaluate our responsibilities and leadership roles.  We were also given a chance to redo some foundational issues, with these changes designed to support a better chance of success in the future.  Over the next few weeks, we may find that we are ready to move forward on some bigger projects that have required a lot of “foundation building” while Saturn was in retrograde.  We may feel increasingly ready to achieve our goals and take on more (or different) responsibilities.  We won’t be afraid of hard work.  The ringed planet’s shift to direct motion is especially significant because now it’s on its way to a very significant conjunction (0°) with Pluto in January 2020, which we will be talking about often in the months to come.

Saturday, September 21, will see the last of three squares (90°) between Jupiter and Neptune.  The first occurred on January 13, and the second on June 16.  The final aspects in a series of repeating aspects is similar to the 29° of any sign (i.e., the critical degree); it’s a “last chance” to use the energy and “get it right.”  In this case, we’ve basically spent the entire year struggling to find a new way to be more compassionate (Neptune) in the application of what we believe to be “right and wrong” (Jupiter).  We may have also been challenged by obstacles that caused us to have to “keep the faith” when our hopes didn’t materialize.

On Monday, September 23, the Sun moves out of Virgo and into Libra.  Whenever the Sun is in Libra, our focus tends to shift toward relationships.  This includes using negotiation and compromise to “keep the peace.”  The symbol for Libra is the scales, so balance will be key.  This is especially true in relationships, but balance will be important in all areas of our lives.  The downside of a Libra Sun is that we can see both sides of just about any situation, which can cause us to be indecisive.

Overall, with this Pisces Full Moon, we will likely feel a pretty dramatic shift in energy compared to the first two weeks of September.  For some, it may feel like going to sleep in one world and waking up in a different one!  After being driven to be pragmatic, practical, analytical, and organized, the energy will soften substantially.  Perhaps the strongest message around the time of the Full Moon is to trust our intuition, and yet we will benefit most if we can find a way to work with both our intuition and our rational mind.  Pisces is a mutable water sign that says “go with the flow.”  If we are feeling uncertain about what to do, we might consider “letting go of the oars” and no longer trying to force something to happen.  Although we may initially fear that we are “losing control,” we may actually find ourselves drifting downstream to a new and wondrous land, one that we never dreamed possible.  That is the potential power of this Pisces Full Moon.

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THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN BY

  • Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
  • For information about Dr. Reith’s downloadable eBooks and meditations, feel free to visit her online Store

SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

FULL MOON

Full Moon at 22° of Pisces

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2019, 9:32 p.m. PDT
  • Thursday, September 14, 2019, 12:32 a.m. EDT
  • Thursday, September 14, 2019, 4:32 a.m. GMT

NEW MOON IN VIRGO – Get to work! (August 30, 2019)

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NOTE:  This Moon Update will be relatively brief.  We are in the middle of revamping the website, so stay tuned!  Time is precious right now, but I did want to get you a little information about the upcoming (and very exciting) New Moon.

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In the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 3:37 a.m. on Friday, August 30.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 7° of Virgo.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 7° of Virgo in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

New Moons always provide us with opportunities for new emotional starts and setting new intentions in the areas associated with the sign.  This time, we are focused on the sign of Virgo; however, this is definitely not your typical Virgo New Moon.  I am going to veer from my usual objective approach and start by sharing that I am so excited about this New Moon!  It couldn’t be coming at a better time for me.

With this New Moon, not only are the Sun and Moon in Virgo, but so too are Mercury, Venus, and Mars.  This means that all five of what are referred to as the “personal planets” are in Virgo.  They are close enough to each other to form what is called a stellium, which is a group of planets in conjunction (0°).  With stelliums, the planets are no longer working independently but are functioning together as a unit.  Without going into a great deal of detail (which my Virgo Ascendant would actually love to do!), Mars is in an exact conjunction to the New Moon (exactly 1°).  That means we have energy, courage, and oh, did I say energy?!  The presence of Mercury means that we will be thinking analytically and will want to communicate clearly and efficiently.  Venus will help soften all this energy a bit by bringing in the heart energy, but it also has us focusing some of this Virgo energy on our relationships and finances.

With so much Virgo energy swirling around us, we definitely need to be very cognizant of both the higher and lower expressions of this mutable earth sign.  We need to use our free will to choose the highest expression possible so we can get the most out of this incredibly powerful time.  The higher expression of Virgo includes being efficient, productive, practical, analytical, and organized.  The lower expression can result in being “perfectionistic” and critical of ourselves or others.  It’s okay to have high standards, but seeking perfection (of ourselves or others) isn’t realistic given very few things in life are ever perfect.  Additionally, Virgo, is also about health.  This would be an excellent time to “clean up” our bodies and/or our diet, but we need to do it in practical ways.

How do we help ourselves avoid the lower expression of Virgo’s energy and reap the benefits of the higher expression?  Focus on the other important qualities of Virgo, which are humility and a strong desire to serve without needing recognition or applause.  If we find ourselves starting to be critical, then take a moment (or two), and think about how we can shift our energy toward being productive and serving a greater purpose.  This shift in attention will very likely result in the melting away of those self- or other-directed critical thoughts (or words).

But all of this Virgo energy is not our only cosmic gift right now.  That stellium in Virgo is also part of an earth grand trine (i.e., equilateral triangle)!  The other 2 corners of the triangle are Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn, which is still conjunct (0°) Pluto and the South Node.  That means we have 7 planets and the South Node in Earth signs.  An earth grand trine is, frankly, a wonderful thing if you want to get a LOT done.  The grand trine provides a free-flowing, supportive energy.  The earth energy is about being practical, responsible, reliable, productive, and grounded.

The presence of Saturn and Uranus in this earth grand trine is an interesting influence.  Saturn wants to approach things in a traditional way, while Uranus wants to shake things up and do something new, unique, and possibly revolutionary.  We do need to avoid getting bogged down in the Capricorn’s desire to hold onto the old ways, because Uranus is saying that the future will require change.  But we can’t ignore the needs of Saturn, either.  Given these two planets are in a trine relationship, this is a good time to find a way to meet both needs.  For example, we might receive practical but unexpected insights regarding how to do something, and the outcome might be even better if we incorporate some tried-and-true approaches or knowledge we have gained from the past.  Uranus also has to do with technology, so we may be exposed to a new technology that serves us in a practical way.

It is also important to note that the New Moon, Mars, and Venus are all squaring (90°) Jupiter.  Squares indicate that a change in direction is needed. This square could add a sense of restlessness and a desire to get more out of life.  Or we could be feeling a need to fight for our beliefs or values.  We do need to be careful not to exaggerate, overdo, or overpromise.  Patience will be important now, and all the earth energy at this time will help with that.  However, the involvement of the largest planet in our solar system will definitely provide even more power to this already incredible time period.

Overall, this Virgo New Moon is a time when we should all focus on being very productive and efficient.  Our focus should be on things that have a practical purpose.  If we find ourselves becoming critical of ourselves or others, we are advised to become productive and focus on heart-centered service.  The energy available to use between now and mid-September is a huge gift.  We should organize as many things as we can.  This would be a great time to dive into that major project that we know we need to complete especially if attention to detail is required.  In short, get to work!

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THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN BY

  • Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
  • For information about Dr. Reith’s downloadable ebooks and meditations, feel free to visit her online Store

SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

NEW MOON

New Moon at 7° of Virgo

  • Friday, August 30, 2019, 3:37 a.m. PDT
  • Friday, August 30, 2019, 6:37 a.m. EDT
  • Friday, August 30, 2019, 10:37 a.m. GMT

FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS – Watch for doors and windows to open (August 15, 2019)

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NOTE:  This Moon Update will be very brief.  We are in the middle of revamping the website, so stay tuned!  Time is precious right now, but I did want to get you a little information about the upcoming Full Moon.

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In the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 5:29 a.m. on Thursday, August 15.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Leo will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Aquarius.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 23° of Leo and 23° of Aquarius in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

As is true with all Full Moons, this one is asking us to explore whether we have a good balance between the two signs involved.  Aquarius is about individuality, humanitarianism, being responsible, and working in groups.  Leo is about feeling confident, being a leader, approaching everything with a loving heart, and expressing our unique gifts in the world.

There’s a lot of Leo energy involved in this Aquarius Full Moon because not only is the Sun in Leo, but so are Mercury, Venus, and Mars.  The Sun is actually conjunct (0°) Venus and Mars.  Leo may want to play and be creative, but Aquarius will always be whispering in our ear to do so in a responsible way.  And at the time of this Full Moon, Mercury is in a tight square (90°) to Uranus, which is the ruler of Aquarius.  This means we may have to change how we are thinking and talking about our creative endeavors, which will hopefully lead to a greater sense of independence and service.

Although the qualities of Aquarius and Leo seem diametrically opposed in many ways, they can work very well together.  For example, the Moon (which represents our emotions) in Aquarius is calling on us to find responsible ways to confidentially express our leadership (Leo) in global or humanitarian arenas (Aquarius).  We each come to the earth plane with unique gifts (Leo), and the Aquarian Full Moon provides us with a time to explore how we can use our gifts in a loving way to serve a higher, unifying purpose.  Doing so with others will be particularly rewarding due to the Aquarian love of groups.

Mercury, which is now moving direct, moved out of Cancer on Sunday, August 11, and back into Leo.  After an emotionally charged July, due to the eclipses and Mercury retrograde in Cancer, the middle part of August should feel much calmer.  But change is still afoot:  On the same day (August 11) that Mercury moved into Leo, Jupiter ended its annual retrograde phase and began moving direct again.  And if that wasn’t enough to make August 11 a banner astrological day, Uranus began its annual retrograde phase that same day.

In sum, Sunday, August 11, may have felt like a turning point in a good way.  After what could have felt like a period of roadblocks, we will very likely see some pretty big shifts in energy after August 11.  Whatever we’ve been thinking about or planning may begin to take form.  Or if something has been “up in the air,” we may begin to see resolution or completion.

Then in the latter part of August, there are 4 planets changing signs, with all 4 moving out of Leo and into Virgo:

  • Mars on Saturday, August 17, where it will remain until October 4.
  • Venus on Wednesday, August 21, where it will remain until September 14.
  • Sun on Friday, August 23, where it will remain until September 23.
  • Mercury on Thursday, August 29, where it will remain until September 14.

This is a large influx of earthy Virgo energy entering our lives!  Virgo’s energy is grounded, practical, precise, and efficient.  Compared to Leo, it is a much more peaceful, soft, and humble energy.  Even though there is change in the air, it is likely that things will slow down overall, and we will be given the time we need to analyze and organize whatever has been and is happening (and changing) in our lives.

Virgo is also a sign that is associated with physical health, so we may be making some changes to our lifestyle, exercise routine, or eating habits.  We may also feel a need for some “alone time” to sort through our feelings and thoughts.  However, being with like-minded others can still be very enjoyable.  These 4 planets will still be located in Virgo into September, so the energy will continue into the beginning of next month.

Overall, this Aquarian Full Moon mirrors the energy that will be present from mid-August through the first part of September.  It will likely feel much calmer, and we may begin to take steps toward those ideas that have been brewing over the summer.  The middle part of August is when we may see things coming together, and then toward the end of August (when so many planets move into Virgo), we’ll be analyzing the results of what has been happening.  We will then start to make additional changes to perfect (Virgo) the outcome.  Therefore, around the time of the Full Moon, we all should look for doors and windows to begin opening, and we should use the strong Leo energy present at this time to move confidently toward our goals, and perhaps move into leadership positions that we never thought we would fill.  Anything is possible!

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THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN BY

  • Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
  • For information about Dr. Reith’s downloadable eBooks and meditations, feel free to visit her online Store

SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

FULL MOON

Full Moon at 23° of Aquarius

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019, 5:29 a.m. PDT
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019, 8:29 a.m. EDT
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019, 12:29 p.m. GMT

NEW MOON IN LEO – Tread softly and try not to ruffle any feathers unnecessarily (July 31, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 8:11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 9° of Leo.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 9° of Leo in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

New Moons always provide us with opportunities for new emotional starts and setting new intentions in the areas associated with the sign.  This time, we are focused on the sign of Leo.  The higher expression of this fixed fire sign includes being self-confident, big hearted, loving, and a leader.  The lower expression can result in us seeking too much attention, being overly dramatic, or even being self-centered.  This is a good time to be courageous and face our fears and/or identify where we may be coming from an ego-based position and need, instead of moving towards a heart-centered approach.

The New Moon occurs on the same day that Mercury ends its retrograde phase and begins moving direct again.  Many people have shared with me that this Mercury retrograde period has been pretty intense for them, and it certainly has been for me!  As the next few days unfold, we should feel increasingly ready to have those conversations with others that we’ve been thinking about having.  Although they can happen in any sector of our lives, Mercury has back-tracked into Cancer, which means family (or those we define as family) may be who we need to chat with.  But remember, with Mercury in Cancer, that means our interactions need to be nurturing and sympathetic.

As is true with all New Moons, we may feel ready to start something new.  Venus is conjunct (0°) the New Moon, which favors drawing to us whatever we most desire.  Having Venus in Leo means that this could apply to anything that we want to create, especially if that creation expresses our unique gifts here on the Earth plane.  This could come in the form of a new home, a new job, having children, or any creative project.  It can even be the start of a new romance or financial endeavor.  But whatever we feel drawn to initiate must come from a Leo, heart-centered place.  And having some fun will be an added plus.

But with the Saturn/Pluto/South Node grouping still very active in Capricorn, we also need to make sure that we are taking responsibility for our actions, letting go of any old obligations that no longer serve us, and using our personal power effectively rather than forcefully.  The strong Capricorn influence also means that we need to be committed for the long-haul with these projects.  Although change can happen rapidly at times, these creative endeavors are likely not the type that will find resolution overnight.  Capricorn brings with it a willingness to work hard to create something solid in our lives.

Change is also indicated by a square (90°) between the New Moon/Venus grouping in Leo and Uranus.  Unexpected events may come up, and this may not be the best time to make any financial decisions.  Expect the unexpected, and look for how something that interferes with our plans might actually be spiritually orchestrated to get us to try something new, see a different approach, or even go in an entirely new direction.  Also, we need to remember that Uranus also demands that we maintain our sense of freedom.  Anything that bogs us down, pins us in, or clips our wings will not be easily tolerated right now.

There is some potentially volatile energy swirling around us between now and the middle of the month.  Not only is the Sun in Leo, but so, too, is Mars.  With this combo pack of Leo energy, the lion is likely to roar if its pride is wounded.  And having Mars in Leo means that resulting roar could come with a lot of dramatic energy behind it.  Many people might be feeling like they need to “tread softly” with those around them right now.  That’s because we all should!  But also remember that if someone does become offended, we can apologize if we did something inadvertently to hurt them.  An authentic “I’m sorry” can go a long way toward soothing Leo the Lion’s ruffled mane.

At the time of the New Moon, Mars is also part of a yod planetary configuration, which is an elongated isosceles triangle with Saturn and Neptune on the other corners.  In a nutshell, this, too, could bring out power struggles, so it behooves us to be careful interpersonally.  It also tells us that compromises may be hard to come by.  Instead, we may just need to make some difficult adjustments that don’t always feel “fair.”  However, having Saturn involved means that we will be able to take responsibility for our actions, and we can also trust our intuition to guide the way due to Neptune’s presence.

Additionally, it is also important to remember that we are all here to help each other heal.  Any difficult interactions may be a healing experience for both parties due to a wonderful trine (120°) between the New Moon/Venus and Chiron.  When Chiron is involved, we may feel initially vulnerable or wounded, but the trine suggest that we will be able to sort out what is happening and even provide insights into how to resolve it.  Having Venus involved means that we have a chance to heal our relationships and build trust.  But again, we must do this from an ego-less, heart-centered Leo perspective in order for it to be effective during this New Moon’s influence.

Overall, one of the keywords that we can all use during this Leo New Moon is patience.  I know, I know . . . I call it “The P-Word.”  Patience is hard for many of us, but it will be need now or we could hear some very dramatic roars from those around us (or from ourselves!).  There are quite a few indicators that this could be a challenging time when unexpected events and changes will come up, particularly in the areas of our relationships and even our finances.  We do need to be careful not to ruffle any feathers (or Leo manes) right now, but the Leo energy also brings in creativity, fun, and heart-focused desires and choices.  This is a great time to make a commitment to use your unique energy to create something special in the world that comes from a place of love.

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THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN BY

  • Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
  • For information about Dr. Reith’s downloadable ebooks and meditations, feel free to visit her online Store

SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

NEW MOON

New Moon at 9° of Leo

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 8:11 p.m. PDT
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:11 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, August 1, 2019, 3:11 a.m. GMT

FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN & LUNAR ECLIPSE – Changes, retrogrades, and evaluating our use of personal power (July 16, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 2:38 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Cancer will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Capricorn.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 25° of Cancer and 25° of Capricorn in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

All Full Moons ask us to develop a better balance between the two signs involved.  As with all signs in opposition, they appear to be very different from each other, which is true of Cancer and Capricorn.  What Cancer is known for is its focus on the home, family, emotions, security, and our private/inner worlds.  Capricorn, on the other hand, is interested in our vocation, structure, organization, and our public/outer worlds.  However, signs in opposition are always intertwined and interdependent on each other.  Cancer and Capricorn are not exceptions.  Cancer provides us with a solid foundation at “home” (however we define that), and that home base will provide us with the energy to give to “the outer world” of Capricorn.  Then, we take what we have learned in the public arena and go inward to process and assimilate new information, which makes us stronger.  Both are equally important, and finding a healthy balance is key.

But this Capricorn Full Moon packs a powerful punch.  It is occurring at the time of a Lunar Eclipse, which adds importance.  However, the Moon is also conjunct (0°) the powerful grouping of Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in Capricorn.  And all of those are opposing (180°) the Sun, Venus, and the North Node in Cancer.  That’s a lot of different types of energy influencing our lives right now!

Unfortunately, all the aspects involved in this complicated time are too numerous to analyze in depth given the multitude of responsibilities on my plate right now.  Therefore, I will do my best to summarize some possible impacts from this incredibly potent time:

  • There is a lot of Capricorn energy right now, which usually supports us in being very responsible and hardworking. However, the influence of the eclipse could have us questioning the very structure of our lives.  For example, we might be thinking about a change in residence, a change in jobs, or a change in relationships status.  For some, it’s time to start making the changes that we have been contemplated for some time.  For others, this could be a very unexpected, resulting in feeling unsettled by this disruptive time because our foundation doesn’t feel solid anymore.  Or for still others, this could be a time when the changes are “brewing” and clarity is coming.  If any decisions are made during the time of the Full Moon, remember that they will need to be a balance between pragmatism (Capricorn) and our emotional needs (Cancer).
  • Remember from our last Moon Update that eclipses can result in either quick changes that impact the next six months or slow, gradual changes that span the next six months. But change is inevitable.  Sometimes those changes seem scary in the short run, but most of us are old enough to look back and see that almost every change in our lives has been for the better.  Part of learning to live here on the Earth plane is accepting that change is going to happen and learning to trust the Divine Process of growth and evolvement.
  • Unfortunately, Venus is in opposition (180°) to Saturn at the time of the Full Moon, which will likely mean that something that usually brings us pleasure might be in limited supply. This could include limitations involving our relationships and/or finances.  However, given Venus is currently in Cancer, we will need to find ways to meet our needs for nourishment and security.  It just may be that we can’t look outside of ourselves right now for this support; we may need to source this from within.
  • Similar to last summer, there is a great deal of retrograde energy right now (i.e., Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, Chiron, the Nodes). This means that much of our attention is drawn inward and that many of the “re” words will be in the forefront of our lives (e.g., reviewing, revisiting, revamping, revaluing, restructuring).
  • The involvement of Saturn retrograde in its home sign of Capricorn tells us that delays may be encountered. These are best viewed as opportunities to help us slow down, re-evaluate our situation, and make sure we are ready to build a strong, long-lasting structure.  The delays can feel frustrating!  It will help to remind ourselves to use any “down time” to finish any old issues and projects (Capricorn retrograde) in order to get us ready for the new things coming into our lives.
  • The powerful involvement of the Nodes in this Full Moon tells us that something from the past needs to be let go of in order to make room for something new in the future. The old stuff will likely have to do with responsibilities and structure (South Node in Cap), and the new lessons to be learned likely have to do with home, security, and compassion (North Node in Cancer).  With so much Cancer energy swirling around us, we need to avoid the lower expression of Cancer, which can include brooding, being overly sensitive, being fearful, and even withdrawal.  As discussed in the last Moon Update, we need to be careful not to escape into the past (South Node).  Instead, we need to use information and awareness from the past to inform us of what needs to change in order to move into a better future (North Node).  This is a good time to look back to childhood to see where the seeds to our current challenges may have taken root.
  • Pluto is very closely conjunct (0°) the Moon at this time, which means it is also in a close opposition (180°) to the Sun. Pluto is all about power, including whether we are being abused by it or using it to force others to our will.  The opposition to the Sun could indicate that we are feeling frightened by this power in ourselves or in others, to the point of feeling that it might extinguish our light (Sun).  At this time, it’s important to not become a victim that blames “them.”  We need to step into our power, own our responsibilities, and let our loving energy (Cancer) shine bright (Sun), even if power struggles are happening to us or around us.
  • In addition to being in an opposition to Saturn (see above), Venus is also in an opposition (180°) to Pluto. This further spotlights our relationships and finances, which can include power struggles in these areas.  Pluto does tend to bring secrets out into the open, and we need to make sure Venus in Cancer doesn’t react by lashing out with her claws or, conversely, running scuttling away into what is perceived to be a safe place.  Or both!
  • The Moon is in an “out-of-sign” opposition (180°) to Mercury. Given the communication planet is in retrograde, we may feel like someone is not understanding our emotional needs (Moon).  This is a good time to take a look in the mirror and think about whether the problem might be that we are not expressing our needs accurately, clearly, or powerfully enough (remember the Moon is closely conjunct Pluto which is all about the use of power).  Although sometimes the case, it’s not always “their fault” (which can sometimes be Cancer’s defensive way to deal world when they are feeling unsafe).
  • Mars in Leo is squaring (90°) Uranus in Taurus at the time of the Full Moon. This could mean that our actions and the actions of others (Mars) are unpredictable (Uranus).  The lower expression of Mars in Leo is that we could come from a place of pride or ego.  It will help if we do our best to use the current strong Capricorn energy to slow down, determine if we are acting or reacting, responsibly evaluate any actions we are contemplating, and then make choices about our behavior that are based in the unconditionally loving heart of Leo the lion.
  • Adding a little magic to the mix, there is a wonderful trine (120°) between Venus and Neptune. This says it’s a good time to get involved in something creative, artistic, or romantic.  Another trine (120°) between Mars and Jupiter provides us with an abundance of energy, courage, motivation, and even passion to tackle all of the changes.

On Friday, July 19, retrograde Mercury backtracks so far that it leaves Leo and re-enters Cancer.  We may find ourselves returning to thoughts about family, security, and safety.  We might even need to revisit some conversations that we thought were complete, especially with family.  We could also be questioning if we feel supported by those we call “family” or whether we need to do something to create more of a “home” for ourselves independent of others.  Mercury will go direct on July 31, but it will remain in Cancer until August 12.  It may be best to wait until the time period between July 31-August 12 to have any important conversations with others.  For now, we are best advised to focus on making sure we know what we want to say when those conversations do happen.

The Sun moves into Leo on Monday, July 22, for a month-long stay.  Leo’s energy is self-confident, idealistic, playful, and loyal.  It’s also known for its big, loving heart.  But it does want to be seen as an individual who has something unique to share with the world.  Working in a group may not be as appealing right now.  We do need to remember that attention is great, but sometimes the Leo energy wants attention at all costs.  Yes, it’s a great time to shine, but remember to come from a place of love and not a place of pride, self-centeredness, or drama (lower expression of Leo’s energy).

Overall, this Capricorn Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse could bring some changes . . . or the start of some changes, and these could involve some of the major structures in our lives.  The time of the Full Moon is a good time to evaluate whether we have a good balance between our personal and professional worlds.  Given the strong presence of Pluto, we also should determine if we are effectively using our power in the world.  If we are afraid of power in others, we may avoid using our personal power.  But power, used effectively, is what gets things done.  It may be time to find our voice, and that may require that we begin to have faith in our ability to deal with whatever happens, which is a belief in our own power.

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REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

FULL MOON

Full Moon at 25° of Capricorn

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2:38 p.m. PDT
  • Tuesday, July 16, 5:38 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 16, 9:38 p.m. GMT

NEW MOON IN CANCER & SOLAR ECLIPSE – Are we ready to do what is needed to fulfill our life’s mission or destiny? (July 2, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 12:16 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 11° of Cancer.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 11° of Cancer in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

New Moons always provide us with opportunities for new emotional starts and setting new intentions in the areas associated with the sign.  This time, we are focused on the sign of Cancer.  The higher expression of this cardinal water sign includes being nurturing, intuitive, sympathetic, and family oriented.  The lower expression can result in us being overly emotional, overly guarded, hyper-sensitive, and fearful.  Remember that the beauty of astrology is that we are aware of the higher and lower expressions of any sign, which means that we can consciously choose which one to express.

However, this year’s Cancer New Moon is also a total Solar Eclipse.  Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so the Moon is already powerful in its home sign; the Solar Eclipse amplifies that even further.  Eclipses often represent times when things change in the areas highlighted by the sign that is involved.  These changes could be sudden or they could take up to 6 months to manifest . . . and sometimes both are true.  With Cancer being involved, the focus will be on family, home, parenting, nurturing, security, emotions, and our personal needs.

With the Sun being “in shadow” during an eclipse, this sometimes means that something needs to come into the light that has previously been hidden or is currently out of view.  For example, if someone within our family (Cancer) has been working covertly, then their secrets might be exposed.  Another possibility is that if someone has either been neglected or has been neglectful, this may become more obvious.

The Moon and the Sun are conjunct (0°) the North Node, which likely means we are going to be pushed or pulled into learning something new that has to do with Cancer-related issues (e.g., home, security, emotions).  But the Sun, Moon, and North Node are all in opposition (180°) to the powerful grouping in Capricorn that we have been talking about in several of the past Moon Updates (i.e., Saturn, Pluto, South Node).  Saturn is in an exact conjunct (0°07’) of the South Node at the time of New Moon, which could impact us in several different ways.  We might need to learn some important lessons (Saturn) about responsibilities (Capricorn) that we’ve had in the past (South Node) that are still impacting us in some way now.  We may also find it helpful to look to the past (South Node) to help us understand why we might need to make changes in how we have structured (Capricorn) our personal lives and/or our homes (Cancer New Moon).  Or we may look to the past (South Node) to see how we have been treated in ways that were not healthy, which fuels us to find present support systems that are more nurturing (Cancer New Moon).  Given Cancer is also associated with food, we may be seeing the importance of making changes in our diet and nutrition as well.

Overall, the focus will be on our home-base, which may be going through a process of restructuring.  This could be physical changes (e.g., clearing out clutter, remodeling), but more likely it has to do with whether we have been either taking on too much or too little responsibility in whatever part of our life we call home.  We all need our “home” to be a place where we recharge our energies to permit new growth.  To achieve this, we might need to add something to our lives or we might need to let go of something that no longer serves us.  This may include facing the fact that we have become too busy and our emotional energy is scattered in too many different directions.  Luckily, the influence of the Eclipse gives us a 6-month window in which to make needed changes.  Therefore, we don’t need to panic and try to change everything all at once, although some changes could happen immediately.

But no matter what, around the time of the New Moon and Eclipse, we will likely be seeing more clearly what needs to shift or change in our personal lives.  Change is supported around the time of the New Moon due to a supportive sextile (60°) between the Sun/Moon and Uranus, which is the planet of change.  Given Uranus is in Taurus, this will help us make very practical, down-to-earth changes.  Taurus also focuses on enjoying the good things in life, so this may mean that we examine our finances to support what we would like to bring more of into our lives.

However, Uranus is squaring (90°) a conjunction (0°) between Mercury and Mars in Leo.  This means that Leo’s energy is very active right now, and Uranus brings an unpredictable influence to the mix.  We need to be careful of Leo’s lower expression, including ego-oriented choices which can make us overly sensitive to criticism, unexpectedly angry, or reacting out of pride.  It can also make this a very dramatic time.  We need to remember to breathe, flow, and tap into the higher expression of Leo’s energy, which is courageous, heart-chakra energy.  It will likely help if we can find some activities that allow us to laugh and have fun.

But the square (90°) between Uranus and Mercury/Mars can mean that we may feel resistance from others if we share our new ideas or act differently.  If possible, it might be best to postpone any pronouncements about major plans.  Instead, use the time around the New Moon to create a solid plan for the future.  This may be harder than it sounds because whenever Mars is squaring (90°) Uranus, we often feel restless and “itching” for change.  But again, change may not be that easy right at this moment.

Additionally, another square (90°), this time between the Sun/Moon and Chiron, is telling us that things do need to change if we are to heal, but those changes might mean that not everyone will be doing a “happy dance” about what WE think needs to change.  However, it is important to keep in mind that we each need to do what is best for ourselves in spite of what others think or say.

But all is not doom and gloom!  At the time of the New Moon, the conjuncts (0°) between Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node are in a sextile (60°) to Neptune.  Although the lower expression of Neptune is associated with addictions, escapism, and confusion, this sweet aspect (sextile) to Saturn will likely help us bring structure and meaning to our dreams and ideals.  And in return, Neptune can also help us in various ways.  We could find that we have a greater compassion for ourselves or for others, including those from our past.  It can also bring greater spiritual meaning to our work and even our traditions.

Several changes in planetary direction or sign are occurring around the time of the New Moon:

  • The day before the New Moon (Monday, July 1), Mars moves into Leo, where it will remain until August 19. Mars in Leo will often lift our spirits, motivate us to have fun, and spark our creativity.  We may feel like we want to break free from our responsibilities and go out and play.  This change is occurring right around the time of the 4th of July holiday in the United States, and we all know how much our inner child loves a good fireworks display (hint, hint).  Over the next seven weeks, we will likely feel more confident and self-assured.  We may even have the courage to take some needed risks.  We just need to be sure our goals aren’t too grandiose because Mars in Leo has been known to be overly dramatic and go too far.  But if we can come from a heart-centered place, then we will likely feel an increased passion for life that will be hard to quench, so we should find ways to express our desires and love energy.
  • Then the day after the New Moon (Wednesday, July 3), Venus will enter Cancer, where it will remain until July 29. The good news is that this is a wonderful placement for being romantic, sensual, dedicated, and devoted with those we call our family.  We are more open than usual to receiving and giving love.  The downside of Venus in Cancer is that we might feel very self-protective and cautious.  Our emotions can be very unpredictable due to our increased sensitivity.  During this time, we need to notice when we aren’t feeling safe and do something to allow ourselves to move to a place of increased security before expecting ourselves to be open and vulnerable to the love being offered.
  • On Sunday, July 7, Mercury begins its second of three retrograde periods during 2019, which will continue through July 31. This retrograde phase begins in the sign of Leo; however, Mercury will back up so far as to re-enter Cancer on July 20.  Therefore, we will start with revisiting Leo-esce issues, such as whether we are coming from a place of ego or from our heart chakra.  We may also be looking at where we are feeling confident versus insecure.  Then, when Mercury re-enters Cancer, we’ll be asked to review things related to home, security, and emotions.  During this entire 3-week period when Mercury is retrograde, remember that it’s not a time to crawl under the covers and avoid life.  It’s simply a time when we all will be focused inward rather than outward, which means mistakes can be made.  Therefore, it’s always advisable to double and triple check any written documents/agreements, travel plans, and our words before we speak them aloud.  We also should be as patient as possible with any technological snafus.
  • The next day (Monday, July 8), Chiron begins its annual retrograde phase, which will continue for five months (i.e., December 8). Healing of old wounds can occur when Chiron (the wounded healer) moves in retrograde.  It is also common to see synchronicities and signs that help guide you on your healing path.  Given Mercury and Chiron are going retrograde within a day of each other, it is likely we may see that they influence each other to a certain extent.  For example, over the next few weeks while Mercury is in retrograde, we may need to do some inner self-reflection about what is needed in the next phase of our healing journey.

Overall, this is a super-charged and highly emotional Cancer New Moon and Solar Eclipse.  Our focus will be on issues of security and our sense of home or belonging.  There is a pull toward the past, and we may feel very nostalgic.  If we do find ourselves looking into the past, we should avoid becoming stuck in memories or falling into playing the victim.  Instead, we should do our best to find the “lessons” that can be brought from the past into the present in order to create a better future.  But this may not be easy because having he Nodes closely involved in the New Moon means that there may even be some very important Karmic lessons that need to be learned in order to move forward.  But moving forward is imperative.  We all have gifts that we are here to give the world, and if our childhood wounds are holding us back, then we aren’t fulfilling our life’s mission or destiny.  For many reasons, this could be a time of endings that lead to new beginnings.  Our challenge is to use the past to create a better future and to strive to see the cup as half full rather than half empty.

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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

NEW MOON

New Moon at 11° of Cancer

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:16 p.m. PDT
  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 3:16 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 7:16 p.m. GMT

FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS – Continued caution is warranted but intuitive insights are possible (June 17, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Gemini will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Sagittarius.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 26° of Gemini and 26° of Sagittarius in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

All Full Moons ask us to see if we can find a better balance between the two signs involved.  Gemini is a mutable air sign that represents communication, learning, curiosity, and being flexible, but it can also be indecisive, impatient, and too talkative.  Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, which means being adventurous, generous, straightforward, and ethical, but it can also be judgmental, blunt, and pushy.  Both signs love to learn, but where Gemini is interested in basic information, Sag is motivated to take all those basic pieces of information, combine them, and determine what is “right” or “true.”

Although this Sag Full Moon is very powerful, it is also very complex.  Unfortunately, due to time constraints on my end, this will need to be one of those times when I provide a summary without as much analysis of the astrological “whys and wherefores.”

If you review the Moon Update from 2 weeks ago, you’ll get the general “drift” of this time period; i.e., our mental and verbal energy could be volatile, so “Watch what you say to yourself and to others.”  The only difference this time are (a) there is a greater chance of the volatility coming to the foreground and (b) we are more likely to be held accountable for what we say to others and to ourselves.  Although I personally know how hard this can be, we need to make sure that we are coming from a place of compassion, in both arenas.  Any anger, sarcastic comments, or emotional outbursts may come back to haunt us later.  We are all encouraged to pause, breathe, and even ask for spiritual help and guidance, especially if we feel ready to explode.

However, all is not grim.  Jupiter is strongly influencing this Full Moon, and Jupiter is the “happy-happy planet.”  It will be conjunct (0°) the Moon, which means it will also be in opposition (180°) to the Sun.  Both ends of this opposition, though, are squaring (90°) nebulous Neptune, which is very powerful right now because it is located in its own sign of Pisces.  Additionally, it should be noted that the square (90°) between Jupiter and Neptune will be exact at the time of Full Moon (orb of only 0°06’, which means it’s very powerful!).  This is the second of three squares between Jupiter and Neptune, with the first one occurring back in January.  The second in a series of squares is usually a time when we are asked to make some changes that we only started thinking about with the first square.  With this Jupiter-Neptune square, we are being asked to look at what we believe (Jupiter) versus what we find spiritually meaningful (Neptune).  This entire year, we may all find ourselves asking “big questions” about what direction our lives are going in, what we want to accomplish, and what is our life path or spiritual mission.

The aspects between the Sun, Moon/Jupiter, and Neptune form a t-square, and the squared planet is always an important outlet for the energy of the t-square.  This time it is Neptune, which is telling us to be compassionate (with self and others).  It is also urging us to listen to our intuition and move toward trusting in the Divine Order of everything in our lives.  However, we also need to realize that sometimes what we see isn’t accurate right now because Neptune can cause the “fog” to roll in.  I think the moral of this story is that we may have some very powerful intuitive hunches or insights coming to us, but we need to wait a few days before we take any concrete steps to put those ideas into action.  What looks logical or might appear to be “the truth” around the time of the Sag Full Moon could be elusive until the energies settle down.  But Neptune can help us find the faith we need in order to trust that all will work out and to feel more at peace with what we don’t understand (yet).

Luckily, Saturn (the planet of structure and discipline) is coming to the rescue, at least to a certain extent.  At the time of the Full Moon, Saturn will be in a sweet sextile (60°) to Neptune (exact the day after the Full Moon).  This can help us ground ourselves, motivate us to put in the hard work needed to convert our dreams into something concrete, even assist us in beginning to create a plan for how to achieve those dreams, and provide us with the patience we need because we will understand that creating something big and sustainable may take some time.  But as we discussed in the last Moon Update, Saturn is still in the very powerful conjunction (0°) with Pluto and the South Node, all in Capricorn; and at the time of the Full Moon, all of them are in an opposition (180°) to Mercury, Mars, and the North Node in Cancer.  Cancer is an emotional sign.  Whenever Mercury travels through Cancer, our conversations are often more emotional than logical.  But Mercury and Mars are both in this sign (and conjunct) and both are in oppositions (180°) to the planet of power (Pluto).  When these energies and aspects are combined, we definitely need to be aware that our words may come out more forcefully than we intended.  And if fueled by emotions such as anger, jealousy, resentment, etc. . . . well . . . hence the caution to be careful right now.

On Friday, June 21, the Sun enters Cancer, which represents the solstice, when the amount of daylight is equal to the amount of night.  The Sun’s transit through Cancer is a time when we naturally feel drawn inward, including a desire to spend time with family.  We often feel more self-protective during this time period.  Nurturing our loved ones (including our inner child) becomes more important, and emotions tend to be very close to the surface.  Many astrologers believe that the chart on the day of the solstice gives us an idea of things to come for the next three months.  Unfortunately, all of the same aspects described in the paragraph above are still present.  Therefore, individually and collectively, we all need to continue to tap into the compassionate energy of Neptune to help calm ourselves and help calm others.  Aspects present at the time of the solstice also indicate that we all will benefit from trying out some new ways of dealing with some long-standing problems.

On the same day as the solstice (Friday, June 21), Neptune will begin its annual retrograde phase.  It will remain in retrograde until November 27.  When Neptune goes retrograde, it is usually a time when the fog lifts and we are able to see things more clearly.  Sometimes this is a pleasant experience; however, having our illusions brought into the light of day can sometimes be a harsh lesson.  But over the next few weeks, we may begin to see some of our dreams and visions coming into form.  And having Neptune retrograde often means it’s easier for us to tap into our compassion.  It is also often a time of increased spiritual growth.

On Wednesday, June 26, Mercury moves out of Cancer and into Leo.  Looking ahead, Mercury will be entering its second of three annual retrograde periods on Sunday, July 7 (we will discuss this more in the next Moon Update).  Mercury will start off moving backwards in Leo, but it will move back so far that it will re-enter Cancer for a while.  So, Mercury isn’t quite done with Cancer yet.  But for now, Mercury is in Leo until July 20.  This means our thinking and communication style will likely become more confident and expressive.  It can even become rather dramatic or theatrical.  Our focus will be on our goals, and the bigger and grander the goal the better.  The problem is that we are seeing the big picture and not the details when Mercury is in Leo, and we may also be a bit self-absorbed and not as good of a listener as we need to be.

Overall, this Sag Full Moon could be a time when we are feeling optimistic, hopeful, and idealistic (Moon in Sag, Jupiter conjunct the Moon).  Use this energy to be a positive beacon of light to those around you (and to yourself).  But it is important to remember that the influence of Jupiter and Sag (Jupiter’s ruling sign) is that we can veer into being judgmental and “brutally honest.”  We do this by convincing ourselves that we are “right,” which makes others wrong.  We need to tap into the compassionate energy of Neptune right now and realize that there are always multiple perspectives to each situation.  If we find ourselves feeling “judge-y” (or if we are on the receiving end of being judged), it will help if we consciously choose to take some deep breaths, tap into our heart energy, and try to observe what is happening from a higher perspective.  And although we do need to be realistic right now, we shouldn’t hesitate to use the intuitive side of Neptune.  It may be able to provide us with insights that lead to new solutions to problems that started long ago.

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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

FULL MOON

Full Moon at 26° of Sagittarius

  • Monday, June 17, 1:30 a.m. PDT
  • Monday, June 17, 4:30 a.m. EDT
  • Monday, June 17, 8:30 a.m. GMT

NEW MOON IN GEMINI – We need to be careful what we say to ourselves and to others during the entire month of June (June 3, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 3:01 a.m. on Monday, June 3.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 13° of Gemini.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 13° of Gemini in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

New Moons always provide us with opportunities for new emotional starts and setting new intentions in the areas associated with the sign.  This time, we are focused on the sign of Gemini.  The higher expression of this mutable air sign includes being communicative, flexible, optimistic, and inquisitive.  The lower expression can result in us being indecisive, scattered, impatient, and too talkative.  Remember that the beauty of astrology is that we are aware of the higher and lower expressions of any sign, which means that we can consciously choose which one to express.

Gemini means that we are focused on all forms of communication.  We often think of this as just communication with others, but it also represents our thoughts and self-talk.  The entire month of June has one major theme:  We need to be careful what we say to ourselves and to others.  Both this Gemini New Moon and the next Sagittarius Full Moon on June 17 are intertwined with the energy of Jupiter.  This is the planet of expansion and even excess.  This means we have the potential to go too far with our thoughts or words.  If we do this, we will likely be held accountable in some way, in part, because Jupiter also represents justice.  Although the need to be careful is particularly true in two weeks during the Sag Full Moon, we are still being influenced by it during this Gemini New Moon.  Forewarned is forearmed!

With the current Gemini New Moon, this warning is particularly important because it is an emotional time, and emotions often fuel conversations with ourselves or others.  Mars is currently in Cancer, where it will remain all month.  Cancer is a very emotional sign, and when Mars is in that sign, there is the potential for mood swings and possibly even defensiveness or overt aggression.  Then, the day after the New Moon (Tuesday, June 4), Mercury moves out of logical Gemini and into emotional Cancer, where it will remain until June 28.  Our thoughts become less objective and more subjective and emotionally-laden.  We may want to talk with others about what we are thinking/feeling.  Combine that with the energy of Mars and there is the potential for explosions unless we are very careful.  The good news is that Cancer can also bring out compassion, nurturing, and a desire to be with family (or those we define as family).  We just need to consciously tap into that higher expression and avoid using that time with family to vent, which could lead to regrets.

This need for caution is reinforced by the presence of a t-square configuration at the time of the New Moon.  The Sun and Moon are in an opposition (180°) to Jupiter, and all of these are squaring (90°) Neptune, which is especially strong because it is located in its home sign of Pisces.  We need to very consciously use the higher expression of Neptune right now, which includes accessing our intuition and being compassionate.  If we allow the lower expression Neptune, this could lead to foggy communication or even veering into fearfulness.  The days around the New Moon are probably not the best for making any major decisions.  Yes, Jupiter can bring wisdom; but it is in an opposition (180°) to Mercury, which means that our thoughts or words can go too far if left unchecked.  Misunderstandings are possible due to the potential fogginess of Neptune.  When we do communicate with ourselves or others, our goal should be to find a way to access the knowledge and wisdom of Jupiter in what we communicate.

However, Jupiter tends to bring out “the truth”; consequently, what we communicate (to ourselves or others) may not be easy to hear, even when conveyed with compassion.  This is because Jupiter is in a semi-square (30°) to Saturn and the South Node, which means that Jupiter is also in an inconjunct (150°) to the North Node.  And given Saturn and the South Node are conjunct (0°) Pluto, this could mean that hidden truths may need to be uncovered.  Yes, “the truth will set us free,” but it can be darn uncomfortable to be confronted with it.

This possible “truth telling” (with ourselves or others) is reinforced by the on-going opposition (180°) between (a) the strong conjunctions (0°) between Saturn, Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn and (b) a conjunction (0°) between Mars and the North Node in Cancer.  The former, in a nutshell, is telling us that it’s time to take responsibility for something from our past, and the latter is telling us that it’s time to learn how to take compassionate (Cancer) action (Mars).  Given the Nodes are involved, the truth may involve either a life lesson or a Karmic issue that we have been avoiding.  Luckily, both ends of this powerful opposition form positive aspects to Neptune.  If we can tap into our compassion and intuition, we may be able to find creative ways to resolve the issues that come up now.

On Sunday, June 9, Venus will join the Sun in Gemini, where it will remain until July 4.  This has the potential to lighten the mood and bring a desire to connect with others mentally.  It makes us more adaptable and flexible in our relationships, but also in our finances.  We will very likely feel an increased curiosity about what we enjoy, and we will feel a need to keep our options open because “variety is the spice of life” when Venus is in Gemini.  And luckily, it helps us be more emotionally distant, which can be a benefit given the month-long need to “watch our words.”

Overall, this Gemini New Moon will bring a plethora of thoughts and ideas into our minds.  However, we are also being asked to pay close attention to what we think and what we say.  Internally, we need to make sure our inner dialogue is as positive as possible.  The Law of Attraction means we attract “like energy” into our lives.  Therefore, if we are being self-critical or pessimistic, then we will attract experiences that match that energy.  We need to be compassionate with ourselves during this time, but we also need to be as compassionate with others.  This includes avoiding any felt need to dump our emotional baggage all over another person or group simply because it feels good.  Believe me, given the aspects involved, we will regret it later.  Rather than dump, it would be advisable to use the tools we have developed to cope, such as journaling, exercising, praying, meditating, or even talking to a trained professional before approaching someone important with your thoughts or feelings.  This will help us all slow down the mental and emotional express train long enough to make sure that the direction we are headed in will actually lead to where we want to end up.

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  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

NEW MOON

New Moon at 13° of Gemini

  • Monday, June 3, 2019, 3:01 a.m. PDT
  • Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:01 a.m. EDT
  • Monday, June 3, 2019, 10:01 a.m. GMT

NEW MOON IN TAURUS – Time to pick up the proverbial shovel and get to work (May 4, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 15° of Taurus.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 15° of Taurus in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

New Moons always provide us with opportunities for new emotional starts and setting new intentions in the areas associated with the sign.  This time, we are focused on the sign of Taurus.  The higher expression of this fixed earth sign includes being down-to-earth, responsible, resourceful, reliable, patient, persistent, focused, and loyal.  The lower expression can result in us being stubborn (e.g., “bull-headed”), materialistic, overly cautious, and resistant to change.  Remember that the beauty of astrology is that we are aware of the higher and lower expressions of any sign, and that means that we can consciously choose which one to express.

Think about the symbol of a Taurus:  The bull loves its pasture and has a very down-to-earth, single-minded approach to enjoying his life there.  Taurus energy wants to bring ideas into concrete form.  One of the best ways to use the energy of the Taurus New Moon is to think of something new that we would like to build, and then we can cultivate Taurean calmness, persistence, and focus to make progress toward completion.  However, this isn’t a quick energy, and our goals are often not short-term.  Taurus is all about long-term perseverance and focused determination.  Nothing is rushed with the sign of the bull, and we need to flow with this slower, calm energy in order to reap its benefits.

The emphasis on long-term goals is reinforced by a free-flowing trine (120°) between (a) the Sun/Moon conjunction (0°) and (b) the powerful conjunction (0°) occurring now in Capricorn that we’ve been talking about during the last two Moon Updates (i.e., the conjunction of Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node).  Capricorn is a long-term type of energy.  And with Saturn just turning retrograde on Tuesday, April 30, this means we are being encouraged to slow down and deal with some unfinished business that very likely has a practical focus.  There are probably some projects that we have either been avoiding or have abandoned.  Now is the time to pick up the proverbial shovel and get down to work.  If we do the work of Saturn retrograde in Capricorn, we will have created a firmer foundation once Saturn turns direct in mid-September.  Additionally, the South Node is drawing us even further into the past.  We may find that we are using skills and abilities we have already developed in order to be successful in this “wrapping up” process.

And now is a good time to do this because there’s a great deal of support for us!  In fact, we may find that new resources are suddenly available to us that help us work toward completion.  The Sun and Moon conjunction (0°) is in a sweet sextile (60°) to Neptune, which means that some of those unexpected resources may involve intuitive insights.  Another possibility is that we might be inspired by someone or something that guides us in the right direction.  However, as with all sextiles, we need to make sure we consciously use this energy because it is gentle and can be easy to overlook.  In this case, it means not ignoring the subtle messages that are being given to us in the form of intuitive insights or synchronicities.  They may even come to us in the form of dreams.  Our creativity will be heightened, which could be another avenue through which those insights come to us.

Then, on Monday, May 6, Mercury will move into Taurus, where it will remain until May 22.  Our thinking will become very grounded and solid.  This will slow down our thoughts substantially, which will give us time to carefully ponder all the new things that have been happening in our lives and use common sense to determine where we need settle down and do some work to bring something to fruition.  Sometimes, Mercury in Taurus can make for some rigid or overly conservative thinking.  However, that’s unlikely around the time of the New Moon because on Wednesday, May 8, Mercury will form a conjunction (0°) with Uranus in Taurus.  This is a wonderful combination for inspired ideas and establishing new ways of thinking or communicating.  It may feel like we have the right idea at the right time.  The chance of this happening increases because Mercury is also trining (120°) Jupiter in Sagittarius, which means our thoughts will be more inclined toward optimism, and we would even experience something very fortuitous.

Overall, this Taurus New Moon is a time of slowing down, enjoying the sensual pleasures of life, and using focused determination.  After the strong Aries influence of the last month, this slower energy will very likely feel peaceful and calming.  There are many indicators that we need to pay attention to our intuitive insights and tap into old, established skills or abilities in order to make progress toward wrapping up some unfinished business.  But don’t forget that Taurus is a sensual energy, so this is a good time to do things that take care of our bodies and stop and smell the roses  But the Taurean focus on our senses means that we can also experience sensory overload.  We need to use the positive qualities of the bull to set healthy boundaries regarding our resources of time, energy, and money.  But the bottom line is that we shouldn’t waste this wonderful, positive, calm energy by doing nothing.  It’s time to get to work on cleaning out some old projects in order to create a firmer foundation that will open up opportunities for new growth.

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  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

NEW MOON

New Moon at 15° of Taurus

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:45 p.m. PDT
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019, 6:45 p.m. EDT
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:45 p.m. GMT

FULL MOON IN LIBRA – A time of rebalancing related to Karmic issues (April 19, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 4:12 a.m. on Friday, April 19.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Aries will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Libra.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 29° of Aries and 29° of Libra in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

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SPECIAL NOTE:  The location of any planet is determined by the degrees and minutes within a sign.  Each of the degrees (°) in an astrological sign is further broken down into 59 minutes (59’).  Normally, when calculating the degree of a New or Full Moon, most astrologers will round up any minutes to the nearest degree.  For example, if a New Moon in Gemini was located at 22°16’, then I would tell you that the New Moon was located at 23° of Gemini.  This is what I normally do in these Moon Updates, and this approach works most of the time unless the Moon is located at 29° and any number of minutes (e.g., 29°03’, 29°48’).  To round up to the nearest degree will move the Moon to the next sign.  This is the case with this Full Moon in Libra (i.e., rounding up would move the Full Moon into Scorpio).  Therefore, I will not be rounding up the degree in this Moon Update. 

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If you are feeling a little déjà vu-ish, that’s because this is the second Libra Full Moon within the last 4 weeks.  The first one occurred on March 20 at 1° of Libra and Aries.  This Full Moon is located at 29° of Libra and Aries.  In addition to the New Moon in Aries that occurred on April 5, we also have Mercury moving into Aries on April 17, and Venus will join Mercury in Aries on April 20.  Oh yes, and Chiron is in Aries, too.  This is a lot of Aries and Libra energy!  They are both cardinal signs, and cardinal energy is about moving forward.  It’s, therefore, likely that this last month has brought a lot of energy into our lives that is telling us it’s time to get started on some new things.

But rather than only looking forward to new beginnings, this Libra Full Moon is also asking us to look at the present and possibly even the past.  The 29th degree of any sign is referred to as a “critical degree.”  It represents the need to wrap things up before moving into the next sign (which in this case is Taurus).  There’s often a felt sense of urgency when planets are in a critical degree.  For many of us, this translates to, “It’s decision time!”  Given the plethora of cardinal energy and the strong emphasis on Aries energy (which can be very pushy and even aggressive in its expression), whatever needs to come to an end may come in the form of a confrontation catalyzed by reaching a breaking point.  And given Libra’s need for balance, it might be that we need to face the music about something that is out of balance in some area of our life.

All Full Moons ask us to explore attaining a better balance between the two signs involved.  As I said in the Libra Full Moon report 4 weeks ago, “balance is even more important with a Libra Full Moon because Libra is all about balance.  The two signs involved are Aries, which focuses on independence, and Libra, which focuses on interdependence.  Neither end of this teeter-totter can be ignored, and it’s likely there are areas of our lives where we need some adjustments.”  Therefore, what is out of balance in our lives may involve an axis of “me” versus “us.”  Ultimately, the Libra Full Moon urges us to be courageous in our pursuit (Aries) of inner peace and harmony (Libra), but this may require some adjustments.

More information about how this Full Moon’s energy may manifest can be gained from observing that the Sun-Moon opposition (180°) is squaring (90°) the conjunction (0°) in Capricorn between Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node.  This forms an astrological configuration called a t-square (right triangle).  T-squares always demand attention, and the action required often is related to the planet(s) being squared, which in this case is the conjunction in Capricorn.

We spoke about this conjunction between Capricorn, Pluto, and the South Node in my last Moon Update.  It can be intense.  There is a definitely sense of Karma associated with this powerful Capricorn conjunction, so we may feel like it’s time for Karmic payback.  Pluto has a tendency to reveal anything that has been hidden.  So, for some people, this could be a time when past (South Node) abuses of power (Pluto) and/or control (Saturn) will come to light.  The extra light of the Full Moon may reveal what needs to “see the light of day” in order to heal.  Now it’s time for the truth to be exposed and inequities to be addressed.  As with all Karmic relationships, there are those in which we need to make amends for something we have done, but there are also relationships in which we are owed for something done to us.

At the time of this Libra Full Moon, the Sun is conjunct (0°) Uranus (which will be exact on Monday, April 22).  This brings with it an unpredictable energy that will leave many of us feeling unsettled.  Uranus is often associated with unexpected changes, but it also emphasizes the importance of independence and uniqueness.  We may need to break away from an old pattern or a relationship in order to “be our true selves.”  Although we are choosing to live in a society with others and to abide by the collectively agreed to laws and rules, there are areas of our lives in which we need to decide for ourselves what our values and needs are.  If we simply comply with the needs of others and suppress our true identity (Sun), then we deny the world the unique gifts that we have to offer (Uranus).  During this time, we may find ourselves drawn to seek out a new tribe; one that will consist of “like-minded individuals” who support our “idiosyncratic wackiness.”

Just a little forewarning:  Mars will be in a square (90°) to Neptune during this Full Moon.  Neptune brings in the fog and can make our actions (or the actions of others) muddled and hard to comprehend.  We may feel internally distracted, unorganized, or restless.  We may even act on sudden intuitive impressions that may or may not be based on an accurate appraisal of a situation.  For these reasons, this may not be the best time to start a new project.  Wait a few days to make sure everything that you are “getting” is accurate and something worthy of taking indicated actions.  However, be aware that you may be “getting” some interesting information because the higher expression of this aspect is heightened intuition.  We may begin to see how our actions are leading us to a future that is even bigger than we previously knew about.

The good news is that around the time of the Libra Full Moon, there is also a sense of optimism due to a wonderful trine (120°) between the Sun/Uranus and Jupiter.  And given that the Sun/Uranus are in opposition (180°) to the Moon, this means there is also a sextile (60°) between the Moon and Jupiter.  Jupiter is currently in its home sign of Sagittarius, so it’s more powerful than usual.  Jupiter brings expansion.  And yes, Jupiter can go too far and veer into excess, but it also brings blessings and even good luck.  The involvement of Uranus in this mix, though, tells us that unexpected changes are likely.  Therefore, it is important that we remain flexible and adaptable.  If we can do this, then we may see opportunities coming to us that address those aforementioned imbalances or inequities from the past.

Many planets are changing sign or direction during this 2-week period, which may add to the feeling of change and unpredictability swirling around us:

  • As mentioned above, on Wednesday, April 17, Mercury moves into Aries, where it will remain until May 7. During this time, we could feel that making a decision (any decision!) is more important than taking the time to explore options or listen to other’s viewpoints.  Although we should try to slow down our mental train to a reasonable speed, it is also true that the train could be taking us to some very interesting new stations.  We may come up with ideas that are truly pioneering.  We just need to do our best to evaluate new ideas carefully and then act or speak with assertiveness and courage and not aggressively or impulsively.
  • Then on Saturday, April 20, Venus will join Mercury in Aries. Venus will stay in Aries until May 16.  The focus of Venus is relationships and finances.  We may feel ready to courageously pursue new options and take a fresh approach in either or both of these arenas.  Impatience, impulsivity, and “saying it like it is” are potential downsides of Venus in Aries.  But there’s also an enjoyable enthusiasm, spontaneity, and freshness to the energy.
  • Also, on Saturday, April 20, the Sun moves into Taurus. We do still have other planets in Aries, but the groundedness of Taurus does provide some counterbalance to all the cardinal energy.  The Sun in Taurus helps recent new endeavors to begin to “take root.”  We become more determined and methodical than we were when the Sun was in Aries.  A Taurean Sun is risk-aversive, which may cause some tension due to having other planets located in the impulsive, risk-taking energy of Aries.  But we are more interested in building toward long-term growth, and the Aries energy can provide us with the courage to take necessary steps.  We just need to be careful that we don’t become very fixed in our beliefs about what the end result will look like.  We need to find a good compromise between the need for the solid energy of Taurus, the “go-get-them” energy of Aries, and the Uranian need for change, especially around the time of the Full Moon.
  • On Wednesday, April 24, Pluto will begin its annual retrograde phase, which will continue until October 3. This will be a time when some of us (either individually or collectively) need to look inward to explore ways in which we may have abused our power or authority.  For others, it will be a time of exploring how we are doing ourselves (and those around us) a disservice by avoiding the use of healthy power, especially if we could us that authority to protect those in need.  Given the North Node (future) is located in Cancer at this time, our power needs to be expressed in a heart-centered, community-focused way.
  • Then on Monday, April 29, Saturn follows Pluto into retrograde, and it won’t resume its direct motion until September 18. Given Saturn is conjunct (0°) the South Node when this happens, we may all get a big dose of reality about something from the past.  As mentioned above, we may need to “pay up” or be “paid back” for any actions (or inactions) from the past.  But anytime Saturn is in retrograde, we are all being asked to slow down and retrace our steps to make sure we finish up any unfinished business.  It’s an important time when we are preparing for big changes, but only if we can consciously and deliberately make ready for what is to come.

Overall, the time period around this Libra Full Moon is supercharged with cardinal and Aries energy.  This type of energy can be very refreshing for some; however, for others, it can feel overstimulating and exhausting.  If we don’t have a good outlet for the expression of this energy, then it will be helpful to get involved in physical activities to help vent excess energy.  It’s a time of decisiveness, courage, and moving forward.  But it’s also a time when Karmic themes are very strong and will likely play out in unexpected ways in our lives.  There’s some sort of reckoning at hand, but there’s also a sense of optimism and hope.  In general, we need to address any issues in our lives that are keeping us from moving forward, even if it means making tough choices or having difficult conversations.  We should make sure we are using our power in a compassionate way, and we also need to use all the courageous Aries energy to correct any imbalances (Libra) and move toward greater harmony and peace.

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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

FULL MOON

Full Moon at 29° of Libra

  • Friday, April 19, 4:12 a.m. PDT
  • Friday, April 19, 7:12 a.m. EDT
  • Friday, April 19, 11:12 a.m. GMT

NEW MOON IN ARIES – Facing hidden truths and initiating responsible, intuitively-inspired, compassionate action (April 5, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 1:50 a.m. on Friday, April 5.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 16° of Aries.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 16° of Aries in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

New Moons always provide us with opportunities for new emotional starts and setting new intentions in the areas associated with the sign.  This time, we are focused on the sign of Aries.  The higher expression of this cardinal fire sign includes being assertive, initiating, enthusiastic, confident, and fun-loving.  The lower expression can result in us being competitive, impulsive, impatient, and aggressive.  The energy of Aries is often described as the positive and not-so-positive traits of a child.  There is often a sense of restlessness and impatience because we want to grow up fast.  However, maturity has its drawbacks, so we should enjoy this youthful energy while it’s here.

What is interesting about this Aries New Moon is that it’s occurring at a time when there’s a great deal of serious, mature energy in other areas of the chart.  This could support or challenge the younger Aries energy . . . and probably both!

  • At the time of the New Moon, we have the Sun/Moon in Aries squaring (90°) Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, all of which are conjunct (0°) in Capricorn. Capricorn is the realist.  It can provide us with a sense of responsibility, discipline, and maturity, but it can also be a major downer to the Aries’ youthful enthusiasm.
  • We also have Mercury, Venus, and Neptune all conjunct (0°) in Pisces. Pisces is the idealist.  It activates our compassion, emotional energy, and intuition.  It is the 12th sign of the Zodiac, and it has been described as the wisdom and perspective learned as we travel through the other astrological signs.  However, it can also be hard to pin down, foggy-thinking, and play the victim or martyr.

During March, we had a great deal of Piscean energy flowing through our lives.  This brought with it a lot of intuitive insights, creativity, or spirituality.  However, because Mercury was retrograde in Pisces for most of the month, we may have found it hard to express any of these new ideas that were coming to us through these watery channels.  The good news is that Aries energy is becoming present during April.  Additionally, Mercury is now direct (as of March 28).  It’s likely that we can move all of those great but hard-to-express ideas into Aries “action mode” and leave the Piscean fogginess of March behind us.

But not entirely.  As you’ve seen above, there are 3 planets that are still in the watery sign of Pisces.  What is different?  We can now use the clarity of Mercury direct and the energy of Aries to assertively take action (Aries) to bring our creative, intuitive ideas into formation (Pisces).  The Aries energy will help us to be courageous and move beyond any tendencies toward playing the victim or the martyr.  And with the influence of Pisces, we may be able to have needed conversations or make changes in a compassionate and graceful way rather than with the sometimes abrupt, self-centered energy of Aries.

But let’s not forget the influence of Capricorn.  Given the square (90°) between the planets in Aries (Sun/Moon) and the planets/point in Capricorn (Saturn, Pluto, South Node), we will likely be seeing a turning point of some kind.  We might need to take a serious look at our responsibilities.  The Capricorn/Saturn influence may slow us down or put a damper on the enthusiasm of the Aries/New Moon energy, but this is not done to be mean or contrary.  It’s done to make sure that we are headed where we want to go and taking actions that will get us to our desired destination.  If we do experience delays, we need to avoid interpreting this as a “sign” that we are on the wrong path.  It may be the right one, but the Fairies of the Universe have to slow us down sometimes while they get the pieces of the puzzle in place for ultimate success.  Saturn/Capricorn teaches us all the P-word . . . patience!

However, the conjunct (0°) between Pluto and the South Node is particularly important to mention.  The entire month of April will be influenced by this important aspect.  Pluto is known for uncovering hard truths that often involve the misuse of power, and the South Node (especially when located in Capricorn) focuses on the lessons we have learned (or should have learned) from the past.  Both personally and collectively, it’s very likely that something from the past that was previously hidden will be brought into awareness.  It will require that we “face the truth” and perhaps re-balance the power between two people or things.  Pluto is telling us that transformation is at hand, even though the transformational process might be a bit messy.  We all are being asked to grow into the North Node in Cancer, which is in opposition (180°) to Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn.  In sum, we need to expand our awareness and come from a loving place that recognizes that we are all part of the same family . . . the human race.

One final note:  Since March 28 when Mercury went direct, we have been going through one of those unique time periods when there were no planets in retrograde.  On Wednesday, April 10, this will change when Jupiter begins its annual retrograde period, which will continue through mid-August.  And Jupiter is just the first of several planets that will be changing into retrograde over the next month or two (e.g., Saturn & Pluto change direction the beginning of May).  Although it will not stop entirely, we may feel like recent expansion slows down while Jupiter is in retrograde.  But perhaps more importantly, this is often a time when we focus on reevaluating our beliefs and ethical standards.  This will be particularly true with this 2019 retrograde period because Jupiter is located in its home sign of Sagittarius.  Much has changed over the last few months, so it makes sense that we would need time to go inward and decide how we feel about the changes and make adjustments in how we view things in our lives, both personally and on a societal level.  Jupiter also has to do with learning, so we may need to learn something new in order to keep growing and advancing on our spiritual path.

Overall, any Aries New Moon is often a time when we need to become more self-sufficient.  This year, we need to look at our own needs and then use the influence of Pisces to compassionately take care of ourselves and express our needs.  The strong Capricorn energy tells us that whatever we do, we need to be responsible and be our own knight in shining armor.  But given the strong influence of the conjunct between Pluto and the South Node, we may need to face some unpleasant, previously hidden truths in order to move forward.  This aspect is all about re-balancing the power in our relationships.  When taken as a whole, this New Moon will likely be a mixture of great potential and some challenges.  Because many of these planetary aspects and positions are pretty stable, all of this will, to a large extent, influence us for the entire 2-week period.  In sum, April represents a time for us to be responsible, step up, face the music, and get something handled in our lives . . . and in our society, too.  Let’s all do our best to use the influence of Capricorn/Saturn to be patient and to take any indicated actions using Piscean compassion and sensitivity.

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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

NEW MOON

New Moon at 16° of Aries

  • Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:50 a.m. PDT
  • Friday, April 5, 2019, 4:50 a.m. EDT
  • Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:50 a.m. GMT

FULL MOON IN LIBRA – Balancing the needs of self and others while ushering in new growth (March 20, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 6:42 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Aries will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Libra.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 1° of Aries and 1° of Libra in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

It is important to start by saying that this Libra Full Moon also occurs on the same day that the Sun moves into fiery Aries.  This marks the Equinox and is traditionally considered the beginning of a new astrological year.  The chart on that day is often compared to a solar return chart (i.e., influences for the next year) for each of us individually and also for humanity.  Having the Equinox and the Full Moon occur on the same day is rare and adds a very special significance.

Additionally, because this Full Moon is happening within the first degree of both Aries and Libra (i.e., 0° 09’ to be exact), this means it is occurring at what is called the Aries Point.  This means that the chances are greater that there will be increased visibility and clarity.  Whatever occurs during this time is going to be very apparent and even public.  This could mean that we cannot hide what is going on, or something that has been covered up will suddenly become very apparent.  (Although the story broke before this Full Moon, I can’t help but think of the college admission scandals as a good example.)  However, it could also manifest differently.  We may suddenly see things more clearly than we have in the past.  This could relate to external events or inner musings.  Again, this could be either individually or as a society . . . and likely both!

All Full Moons ask us to explore whether it is possible for us to attain a better balance between the two signs involved.  With this Libra New Moon, balance is even more important because Libra is all about balance.  The two signs involved are Aries, which focuses on independence, and Libra, which focuses on interdependence.  Neither end of this teeter-totter can be ignored, and it’s likely there are areas of our lives where we need some adjustments.

With the Sun conjunct (0°) Chiron, the chances are good that we each need to pull back and heal some inner wounds (Chiron) before we can be an effective partner (Libra).  The Sun shines its light on our woundedness, and this makes healing more likely.  But the extra illumination also may leave us feeling vulnerable and exposed, especially given the Aries Point issues discussed above and the Moon (emotions) pulling on Chiron from the opposite side of the sky.  However, it is only when we can see something clearly that can we fix it.  And with the Moon in Libra, this means that our healing work will likely involve emotional issues (Moon) and the changes will influence our relationships (Libra).  Luckily, having Libra involved should help balance out our emotions.

However, the Libra Moon and the Sun/Chiron in Aries are squaring (90°) Jupiter.  Squares often indicate turning points, so we may need to make some important decisions or changes related to our beliefs, our educational goals, or even legal issues (Jupiter).  Whatever is being considered needs to take into consideration your individual needs (Aries) and the needs of others (Libra).  But Jupiter often brings a sense of optimism and hope, and we all may have an inner feeling that growth and new beginnings are either happening or are right around the corner.

Venus in Aquarius is in an exact square (90°) to Mars in Taurus at the time of the Full Moon.  Aquarius and Taurus are fixed signs, and aspects between Venus and Mars are often associated with relationships.  Given any square can cause friction, the fixed signs can indicate that if an argument starts, it may be hard for either side to back down.  It will be important to pick our battles and recognize that sometimes a relationship will move forward only when we agree to disagree about certain issues.  Luckily, optimistic Jupiter is in a trine (120°) to Mars and a sextile (60°) to Venus.  We can use these supportive aspects to help us move toward resolution by focusing on shared beliefs and values (Jupiter) that draw us together rather than getting lost in details that drive us apart.

Also, at the time of the Full Moon, Mars is also in a wonderful trine (120°) to Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, all of which are conjunct (0°) in Capricorn.  Courageous actions taken now (Mars) may have long-term effects that lead to a strong foundation (Saturn) as we move forward.  If we’ve recently been feeling listless, Pluto’s presence provides us with a boost of energy and power that will help us take those actions.  And finally, the South Node can support us in tapping into knowledge we’ve gained from past (and even past life) experiences.

However, with retrograde Mercury conjunct (0°) Neptune in Pisces, we need to remember that sometimes our thoughts and communication can be a little foggy at times.  The good news is that this aspect means that thoughts and conversations will be very spiritually-focused, and we will likely find that our creativity (especially with words) is enhanced.  We would be well-advised to cross-check our facts and make sure that whatever we are contemplating is actually viable.  If we can do that, then the creativity provided by this Piscean influence could provide some ideas with long-lasting and positive effects on both ourselves and those around us.  And luckily, Mercury is in a sweet sextile (60°) to Saturn, which will help us slow down, be reasonable, and think rationally.

Venus enters Pisces on Tuesday, March 26, where it will remain until April 21.  We can get “lost in love” when Venus travels through watery Pisces, and there is the potential to slip into martyrdom or victimization within our relationships or even our financial situation.  But this placement does enhance our capacity for compassion, tenderness, affection, and forgiveness.  It may feel, though, as if we are longing for something that is nebulous and cannot be defined.  If things start to feel a bit unstable, Venus’s transit through Pisces may be the reason.  Everything is often seen in alternating shades of black, white, and shades of gray.

On Thursday, March 28, Mercury will move out of retrograde and move direct again in Pisces.  It usually takes a few days for Mercury to pick up speed, but we all should find that snafus become less common in all arenas as we move into April.  Any spiritual discoveries we’ve made while Mercury was moving through Pisces will be easier to express now.  However, Mercury is still in Pisces until April 18, which means our thoughts and communication may be more intuitive and emotional until Merc moves out of Pisces and into Aries.

Then on Saturday, March 30, Mars will move out of Taurus and into Gemini, where it will remain until mid-May.  Compared to the slower, methodical energy of Taurus, Gemini is like a green light for Mars.  Although the Gemini energy means that our thoughts and actions could be scattered, it also provides our words with more power.  This means that debates could become heated.  It would be helpful if we instead tapped into the lighter energy of Gemini that loves to have fun.  Mars in Gemini means we have the ability to connect with activities and people that we enjoy, especially if we can “use our words” and even learn something in the process.

Overall, we need to constantly be checking in with our inner values and core “self” during the Libra Full Moon.  By doing so, our relationships with others will be stronger and more rewarding.  If we have recently been either too focused on our own needs or too focused on the needs of others, now is a good time to do some inner healing work and make needed adjustments.  However, if you are starting to feel a sense of optimism and hopefulness, you probably aren’t alone!  Spring has sprung (in the Northern Hemisphere), and growth is palpable . . . in fact, it feels almost inevitable for many of us.  We don’t have everything sorted out yet, but it’s like an intuitive feeling of something about to burst forth in our lives.  Libra and Venus-related issues (e.g., relationships, finances) are highlighted, but any area of our live can be positively impacted.  Enjoy!

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  • Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

FULL MOON

Full Moon at 1° of Libra

  • Wednesday, March 20, 6:42 p.m. PDT
  • Wednesday, March 20, 9:42 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, March 21, 1:42 a.m. GMT

NEW MOON IN PISCES – Mercury turns retrograde and Uranus finally moves out of Aries and into Taurus (March 6, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 8:03 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 16° of Pisces.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 16° of Pisces in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

New Moons always provide us with opportunities for new emotional starts and setting new intentions in the areas associated with the sign.  This time, we are focused on the sign of Pisces.  The higher expression of this mutable water sign includes being compassionate, emotional, intuitive, gentle, and spiritual.  The lower expression can mean we are dependent, chaotic, and prone to being a victim or martyr.

But with this New Moon in Pisces, we need to put the word “very” before all of the adjectives listed in the paragraph above.  Why?  Because this New Moon is conjunct (0°) Neptune, which is the ruler of Pisces.  It’s like Pisces energy on steroids.  Overall, we may feel more emotional than usual, feel a desire to engage in selfless actions, and experience increased sensitivity.  The latter can include enhanced psychic skills but also increased tendencies for empaths to pick up on the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations of others.  For those who fall into this category, it will be important to protect ourselves and engage in regular cleansing/clearing actions.  (For those new to these concepts, you might want to purchase the Psychic Protection 101 ebook on my website.)

As with the Full Moon two weeks ago, if I were to itemize all the aspects occurring at the time of this Pisces New Moon, it would feel like a combination of diametrically opposed energies.  However, given many of the planetary aspects are supportive in nature (i.e., sextiles, trine), I believe the combination of this energy is both “doable” and exciting.  I will summarize briefly below:

  • The New Moon and Neptune are in sextiles (60°) to both Mars in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. Additionally, Mars and Saturn are in a free-flowing trine (120°).  There are many positive influences from this wonderful mix of energies.  The trine between Mars and Saturn supports us in working hard toward our long-term goals.  And perhaps most important, the sextile between the Sun and Saturn brings confidence and a sense of composure.  The most effective use of this combination of energies is to let our intuition (New Moon/Neptune) guide our actions (Mars) in responsible and constructive ways (Saturn).  (NOTE:  This may be particularly true when the sextiles (60°) are exact between Mars and Neptune on Sunday, March 10, and between Mars and Saturn on Thursday, March 14.)
  • Saturn in Capricorn is also conjunct (0°) Pluto, which will add power and strength to all our endeavors, and it will also support us in making transformational changes to structures that could have long-term implications. These changes could be very healing.  Due to the involvement of this New Moon, we are being held responsible for creating something that has both concrete in form and that serves a greater spiritual purpose.  Individually, we must transform whatever is not working in our lives, and we have the same edict on a societal level.  Pluto’s presence also tells us that hidden information may need to come to the surface in order for these transformations and healings to take place.
  • The importance of focusing on altruistic goals is re-emphasized by a square (90°) between the New Moon/Neptune and Jupiter in its home sign of Sagittarius. Our values, ideals, and ethics (all attributes of Jupiter in Sag) must be aligned with a greater spiritual purpose or we will very likely feel that our efforts (and even our lives) are empty and void of meaning.  We may not have a clear vision quite yet of what the end result will be, but it is likely that we can feel something important taking form in our minds and hearts.  However, all squares demand change, so we need to use the adaptable and fluid Piscean energy that is present now to adjust our course, when needed.  We also need to keep in mind that Jupiter in Sag can mean we over promise or over-extend ourselves; therefore, we would be well-advised to consciously evaluate what we are doing and saying in order to protect ourselves and not disappoint others.

The day before this New Moon (Tuesday, March 5), Mercury begins its first of three retrograde phases during 2019.  Mercury will be retrograde in Pisces from March 5-28.  Our thoughts will be turned inward as we review our faith and spirituality.  The inward focus means that we can be distracted and, therefore, need to carefully cross-check all oral and written communication (e.g., contracts, tax returns).  Our unconscious worlds become our primary focus, and dreams may carry powerful messages.  Those who are interested in developing their intuitive ability will love this very spiritually-connected time period, but they may find it a bit challenging to communicate the messages that they receive to those outside their own heads.  Using our imagination and tapping into our creativity (e.g., art, writing, dance), can be very helpful, as will meditation or activities that allow us to focus inward (e.g., gardening, hobbies, journaling, prayer).

Additionally, on the day of the New Moon (Wednesday, March 6), Uranus will make its final departure from Aries and enter Taurus for a 7-year stay.  As mentioned in my last Moon Update, many of us will be throwing a little party to celebrate this change.  It’s been a rocky ride for many of us over the last few weeks while Uranus moved through the last (critical) degree of Aries.  Any changes that had not been “wrapped up” while Uranus was moving through Aries seemed to suddenly resurface in our lives demanding final resolution (or at least major progress).  Given its long-term influence of 7 years, the shift of Uranus into Taurus will be felt subtly, but it is a big deal.  Globally, we may see shifts in issues related to financial structures, housing, and food production.  Personally, we may start to make changes in our living arrangements/homes, our values, and how we use our resources, which includes our finances.  No matter what sign it’s in, Uranus can bring instability; however, the goal of Taurus is always stability.  Therefore, the changes that occur while Uranus is in Taurus will likely feel much calmer than the changes that occurred while Uranus was in aggressive Aries.  But if adjustments are needed, there is a tenaciousness to the Taurean, bull-like energy that will both make sure these shifts happen.  It will also see us through to completion.

Overall, this Piscean New Moon is a powerful spiritual time.  Given Mercury goes retrograde the day before the New Moon, this is a time of inner searching and reconnection with our spirituality and creativity.  This may involve forgiving ourselves or others and letting go of any hurt, anger, or resentment.  This release of negative emotions/attachments often lightens our soul so we can reconnect with our inner passions, which will help us creatively evolve on our spiritual path.  Also, if we have any tendencies toward victimization or martyr behaviors, this is an excellent time to let go of those coping mechanisms and move forward with new courage, confidence, and inner peace.  The strong positive influence of Saturn will help us keep our Piscean feet on the ground as we bring our dreams and visions into concrete form that will serve humanity and help us more clearly see how we are all One.

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  • Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

NEW MOON

New Moon at 16° of Pisces

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 8:03 a.m. PST
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11:03 a.m. EST
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 4:03 p.m. GMT

FULL MOON IN VIRGO – Time to clean up some old stuff so we can become pioneers of a new path (February 19, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 7:53 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Pisces will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Virgo.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 1° of Pisces and 1° of Virgo in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

All Full Moons ask us to explore whether it is possible for us to attain a better balance between the two signs involved.  Given this Full Moon is also a SuperMoon (i.e., the Moon will be closer to the Earth than usual) and also occurs within the first degree of each signs (0°42’), this is another in a series of powerful lunar events.

A light-hearted way to think of this Virgo Full Moon is to ask ourselves whether there are areas of our lives where we are either being too picky (Virgo) or being too wishy-washy (Pisces).  Either of these options is possible, although usually in different issues of our lives.  Our goal is to find a balance between these two extremes in all areas of our lives.  Some adjustments are likely needed, and now is the time to make them.

However, other astrological events that impact the entire month are influencing us strongly during this Full Moon.

  • As of Sunday, February 3, Venus moved into Capricorn, where it will remain until the beginning of March (see description later in this Moon Update). But during February, Venus is also conjunct (0°) both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, which means they are working together as a unit or team.  Therefore, Venus in Capricorn means we need to take a serious (Saturn) in depth (Pluto) look at either our responsibilities within our relationship or with our finances . . . or both.  This is a practical, down-to-earth energy that encourages us to engage in realistic problem-solving.  It’s time to get down to work and find practical solutions to any challenges in these areas.
  • Additionally, on Monday, February 11, Mercury moved into Pisces. Mercury usually only remains in a sign for about 3 weeks, but this time it will be in Pisces for about 2 months due to going retrograde March 5-27.  Mercury isn’t very comfortable in watery Pisces.  Our thoughts become very intuitive, emotional, and even ungrounded.  During February, Mercury will square (90°) Jupiter and then be conjunct (0°) Uranus.  We may experience “information overload,” and we all need to be careful not to talk too much, especially if we are trying to convince someone of our point-of-view.  Luckily, the conjunction with Uranus means that we will be able to easily understand things from an intellectual perspective, which will hopefully help counter the dreamy qualities of Mercury in Pisces.  Our intuition may be heightened, but we do need to be careful not to get overstimulated or act impulsively.

But let’s compare these two concurrent planetary placements: (a) Venus in Cap represents being realistic and (b) Mercury in Pisces brings idealism.  Although they seem diametrically opposed, there are ways to consciously work with these two energies.  We need to use the creative and intuitive energy of Mercury in Pisces to find solutions to practical problems (Venus in Cap).  It might be easy to get lost in the floaty energy of Mercury in Pisces, but with so much Capricorn energy (i.e., Venus, Saturn, Pluto), we are being supported in finding a way to take practical steps toward our goals.

This is further supported by a conjunct (0°) between Mars and Uranus.  Many of us have been saying, “The energy right now is crazy!”  This conjunction is very likely the cause of this cray-cray energy.  Mars is energy and Uranus is change.  When these two powerhouses are moving together as a unit (i.e., a conjunction), this means we will experience a lot of unexpected, unpredictable, and even volatile energy.  We may even be feeling impatient, like a horse in the starting gate at a race track.  We do need to do something to vent this energy, and physical exercise is recommended.  But the best use of this energy would be to use the energy to creatively (Pisces) and courageously (Mars) move forward into those changes (Uranus), which will need to be practical and down-to-earth (Virgo).

Luckily, during the Virgo Full Moon, the conjunction between Mars and Uranus described above will be in a sextile (60°) to the Sun and a trine (120°) to the Moon.  These supportive aspects add a lot of energy to the Full Moon, but they will help us access and use this creative energy.  However, because Uranus is in the last, critical degree (29°) of Aries, unless we can use the energy constructively, there is the potential for explosions.  This is Uranus’s last-ditch effort to wrap up changes that require Aries’s energy and courage.  Many of us will feel like issues from the past are suddenly resurfacing.  We are being given another opportunity to finally complete something.  It’s time to clear out the old to clear the path for new adventures once Uranus moves into Taurus on Wednesday, March 6, which happens to be the same day as the Pisces New Moon.  We can choose to ignore whatever needs to be cleaned up, but be forewarned:  If we don’t heed Uranus in Aries advice, we could see fireworks.  It’s likely that a decision is overdue; and if we don’t make the decision, the “fairies of the Universe” will make the decision for us.  That’s the “Uranian way” . . . change or be changed.

And just an additional word of warning:  The conjunction (0°) described above between Mars and Uranus is also squaring (90°) Jupiter in Sagittarius.  This could cause us to be overly optimistic, underestimate how much time things will take, and/or overestimate our abilities when it comes to these changes.  Remember, we have a lot of Capricorn energy right now, which demands that we be realistic and practical.  Part of the changes that need to be made may involve “facing reality” regarding our capabilities and our limitations.  For example, we may need to face the fact that we may not have time to do everything we want to do, and we will need to make some hard choices regarding our priorities.  At this time, we each need to carefully evaluate what is possible, manageable, and realistic.  We should focus on what can be done and cut out anything that would drain our energy.  We also need to be careful not to worry over those things that we cannot control.

The day before the Virgo Full Moon (Monday, February 18), Chiron moves into Aries after a brief return to Pisces.  After nine years in Pisces, Chiron now takes up long-term residency in Aries (i.e., for the next eight years, until 2027).  While in Pisces, we were asked to face our inner victim and move through our emotional pain.  But now that Chiron is in Aries, we can no longer float in a Piscean fog of emotions, spiritual trust, and intuition when it comes to healing ourselves.  It’s time to face our fears, courageously take control, and actively seek solutions.  We need to take a confident role in our own healing process, and this may include taking actions that others aren’t expecting from us as we address those areas of our lives where we feel vulnerable or weak.  We need to become our own champion, stop waiting for the proverbial “knight in shining armor,” and get down to work in healing ourselves.

On Friday, March 1, Venus will leave Capricorn and move into the lighter energy of Aquarius, where it will remain until March 27.  Like Cap’s energy, Aquarius is also uber-responsible.  However, the mental detachment of Aquarius means that we are less likely to take things personally.  There can be an aloofness to Venus in Aquarius, which doesn’t always feel good within some relationships.  However, we can be much more objective about our interactions with others and about our finances when Venus is in Aquarius.  We do feel a strong need to be independent and make our own decisions.  Anyone or anything that demands we be compliant or do something against our inner desires will feel uncomfortable.

Overall, this Virgo Full Moon is asking us to creatively come up with solutions to practical problems that hinder us from being of service (Virgo).  We need to think about how we can realistically help others in practical ways, and then we are being encouraged to approach these situations with Virgo-like humility.  In order to do this, we may need to overcome our tendency toward self-criticism and, instead, use self-love and compassion to move us past our blocks.  This combination of this powerful Full Moon and Uranus being located in the last degree of Aries continues the cosmic imperative that we finish up the old and move forward into important changes, both personally and as a species.  We need to be brave pioneers on an entirely new path.  Remember, chaos often precedes change, and change is usually not easy for most of us.  But change often leads us out of something that has become stagnant and no longer serves us.  If we can maintain this “big picture” perspective and trust the process, then we may be better able to put one foot in front of the other and reach our destination.  And even if that end result is still a bit foggy, we still need to keep moving forward.

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THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN BY

  • Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
  • For information about Dr. Reith’s downloadable eBooks and meditations, feel free to visit her online Store

SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

FULL MOON

Full Moon at 1° of Virgo

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:53 a.m. PST
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 10:53 a.m. EST
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 3:53 p.m. GMT

NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS – A brief summary (February 4, 2019)

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 1:03 p.m. on Monday, February 4.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 16° of Aquarius.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 16° of Aquarius in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

Unfortunately, Earthly matters are demanding my attention right now.  Therefore, I’m going to have to forego my usual careful analysis of this Aquarius New Moon and provide just the following highlights:

  • This Aquarius New Moon on Monday, February 4, has many positive aspects to it. There are indications that this could be a period of time when we feel more optimistic, hopeful, and even joyful.  Even if there are challenges, it will be easier now to see the positive aspects of everything and everyone.  We will benefit from looking for spiritual blessings whenever possible.  Social interactions with those we define as our “tribe” are definitely favored.
  • However, Aquarius is also an individualist who wants to do things his or her own way. There’s even a rebellious side to this sign.  We may feel ready to break free from something (or someone) that has felt restrictive or oppressive.  Now is the time!
  • There could be some unexpected and potentially delightful surprises. But as surprises are known to do, they can shake things up.  Remain flexible, think things through, talk about any confusion or frustrations, and don’t resist if these changes require letting go of past ways of doing things.
  • If we feel like “old stuff” is coming up again, that’s because it is! Although new beginnings may already be present in our lives, there are several indications that we still need to finish up some old issues before we start the next chapter (especially between now and March).  As mentioned above, this may require letting go of the old to make room for the new.
  • Finally, there’s also a great deal of energy right now. Things may develop and move quickly, so we need to strap ourselves in!  If all of this energy is not channeled appropriately (e.g., working on projects, exercise), we could see some “explosions.”  But the overall positive energy around the Aquarius New Moon will likely add a level of lightheartedness and inclusivity that will make this less likely to happen.

Thank you for your patience, and I hope to be “on track” by the time of the Virgo Full Mon on Tuesday, February 19.

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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

NEW MOON

New Moon at 16° of Aquarius

  • Monday, February 4, 2019, 1:03 p.m. PST
  • Monday, February 4, 2019, 4:03 p.m. EST
  • Monday, February 4, 2019, 9:03 p.m. GMT