Taurus Total Lunar Eclipse
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022
3:02 am PDT / 6:02 am EDT
16 degrees Taurus/Scorpio
The Full Moon will be shrouded in a garnet shadow at the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus in the early hours of Tuesday morning. What was seeded in secrecy at the Scorpio Solar Eclipse with Venus on Oct 25 is unleashed at the lunar eclipse. The quality of this expression has a distinctly Uranian tone as the Moon is tightly conjoined to the Great Awakener.
Uranus shatters norms, flips the script and brings unexpected plot twists. In Taurus, these shifts emerge in our values as well as what we cling to for safety and survival. Uranus is the catalyst to evolve yet when it meets with Taurus resistance, chaos can ensue - even if this is the breakthrough we've longed for.
That the New Moon / Solar Eclipse was conjunct Venus in Scorpio signals changes in our bonds, with our loved ones or what we hold dear. It tests our loyalties. Whether the moment arrives...
Scorpio Solar Eclipse
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022
3:48 am PST / 6:48 am EST
2 degrees Scorpio
As we enter the vortex of the Scorpio Solar Eclipse, we're delving into the depths of collective psychosis. Scorpio is the ultimate sign of death, alchemy and metamorphosis, the cycle of life that is both mundane and profound. A solar eclipse is a new moon charged with karmic impact so that a re-alignment into a more destined future can be born, which is why they are such fascinating phenomena.
The wisdom of Scorpio lies in reading the runes to decipher the mysteries in the unseen realms, so it's no wonder this is the season for oracles, sorcerers and ancient ones. Whether consciously or not, we are living the legacy of our ancestors. We are entering the season of Samhain, which makes now the perfect time to explore our family lineage.
The South Node / Ketu in Scorpio suggests the need to purge and purify. Anger, envy and resentment that has been...
Aries Full Moon
October 9, 2022
1:54 PM PDT / 4:54 PM EDT
16 degrees Aries/Libra
Pluto is stationary in Capricorn, preparing to turn direct after 5 months deep in retrograde motion. As Pluto emerges from the unconscious, an intensification of feelings of powerlessness and empowerment reverberate through the collective. Pluto symbolizes the hidden realm of secrets, suppressed material as well as the ancestral threads that connect us to our familial soul DNA. It's yet again square to vengeful Eris, highlighting the reactionary struggle against patriarchal suppression.
The Full Moon in warrior Aries amplifies the instinct of courage, adventure and impatient impulses. Chiron the Wounded Healer is conjoined to the Full Moon, highlighting vulnerabilities, shame and wounds - both emotional and physical. It can be an especially heated time as emotions erupt, however, Saturn is aspecting both Sun and Moon and offering a steadying hand to temper the flares.
The Sun moved into Libra on Sept 22, transitioning to the Libra Equinox - Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Libra is represented by the scales, a time to rebalance from extremes - in nature and in our own lives. As Aries signifies the self, Libra is the mirror in which we gain a sense of self through our engagements with others.
The Sun-Mercury Cazimi occured mere hours after the ingress, signaling not only the midpoint of the Mercury rx cycle, but also indicating that the coming season is emphasized by introspection, retrospection and mental problem solving. Re-thinking our relationships and how we re-balance them through communication, diplomacy and persuasion will be a central theme in the months ahead.
The Libra New Moon offers a fresh start in relating, as it illuminates the Equinox point, ushering in a new cycle for relationships. The Sabian Symbol of "The Dawn of a New Day Reveals Everything Changed"...
Another Mercury retrograde is nearly upon us, as the communication planet is slowing to station retrograde in Libra this Friday, September 9 at 8 degrees Libra, it will eventually turn direct October 2 at 24 Virgo. As the Pisces Full Moon comes exact only several hours later, this can make for a time of disorientation.
Full Moons bring events to fruition and amplify the emotional realm, particularly in a water sign such as Pisces. The Full Moon is nearly conjunct escapist Neptune which douses reality in imagination and idealization. Dreams can come true, beyond our wildest imaginings. Or endings can wash away our aspirations and leave us disappointed. The spectrum of bliss and sorrow, abundance and loss are within Pisces sacred domain.
How can we gain clarity and make sensible decisions during this time of confusion, indecision and overwhelm? This is a time to be especially patient and flexible as situations can shift as...
Sept 5 Venus enters Virgo
Sept 9 Mercury Rx 8 Libra
Sept 10 Pisces Full Moon at 17 degrees
Sept 22 Sun enters Libra / Equinox
Sept 22 Sun Conjunct Mercury Rx
Sept 23 Mercury Rx re-enters Virgo
Sept 25 Libra New Moon at 2 degrees
Sept 29 Venus enters Libra
Oct 2 Mercury stations direct at 24 Virgo
We begin September in Virgo season, a time to attend to more practical matters after the excesses of Leo season. Virgo seeks to refine, improve, organize and serve. Pleasure goddess Venus transitions from dramatic Leo to humble Virgo Sept 2 where partnerships, money and pleasure are enjoyed responsibly and practically. Venus conjoins the royal star Regulus this day, a time for Venus themes to be elevated and honored.
As we enter September, the social planets - Jupiter and Saturn - as well as the transpersonal planets - Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - are all retrograde and there may be a sense that we're at the mercy of greater...
VIRGO NEW MOON
Aug 27 @ 1:16 am PDT / 4:16 am EDT
4 degrees Virgo
The New Moon in Virgo signals the start of a cycle of humility, purification and intricate focus. Virgo aligns with the archetype of the humble servant whose path is to transcend the ego through divine purpose and productivity.
An irritating square from Mars in Gemini provokes a sense of urgency, although in the darkness of the New Moon we may be shooting in the dark out of impatience. Perfectionist Virgo can become frustrated when the details aren’t just right.
This Virgo New Moon cycle also highlights healing, which often is slow paced yet the square from Mars may need to be tamed in order not to rush the process - I have to remember this myself as I heal from a fractured ankle.
Mercury rules the New Moon and has just entered diplomatic Libra which can be helpful with agreeable communication, taking a bit of the edge off of critical Virgo.
Venus in Leo is passing through the Saturn-Uranus square causing shifting...
LEO NEW MOON
Thursday, July 28
10:55 am PDT / 1:55 pm EDT
5 degrees Leo
Tis the season of Leos starpower!
Ever since Saturn began transiting Aquarius in December of 2020, it's opposed Leo and those with significant Leo signatures - particularly the Sun and Moon - have been feeling the pressure of Saturn which can bring delays, burdens or a sense of isolation - which loveable Leo's especially chafe against. And in 2022 as the Lunar Nodes Taurus-Scorpio bring shifts of fate to the Fixed signs, it seems the focus has been everywhere but on dear Leo.
Yet now at the Leo New Moon, the spotlight is most definitely shining on the most charismatic of all signs, as the Sun is in its rulership here and illuminates creative expression, star quality, flamboyance and heightened drama over the next 2 weeks.
The Leo Moon at its best is generous and loving but can also be capable of diva-like behavior, especially when they don't feel valued. The Leo New Moon aligns with Mercury, suggesting bold ideas...
I recently came across the word "maturescence" which apparently means "approaching maturity." To me, it sounds like a merging of 'mature' and 'essence' which may be why it seems so fitting for this Capricorn Full Moon. The Full Moon is the maturation of the lunation cycle, and Capricorn is symbolized by the seagoat, a half-goat half-fish creature adept at climbing craggy mountains and swimming through the sea - a hybrid of the practical and the mystical.
This Capricorn Full Moon forms a conjunction to intense Pluto and sextile imaginative Neptune. And symbolic of these aspects, today NASA released astounding images of space from their Webb telescope. Brilliantly powerful images of the eternally vast cosmos, some millions of lightyears away, of stars...
Last night's New Moon implants the seed that sets the tone for the lunation cycle now beginning in the Moon's home sign of Cancer. The Water sign of Cancer seeks to give and receive nurturance, emotional security and intuitive connection. Themes of home, family, mothers/mothering, the womb and ancestry are Cancer's realm.
The Balsamic days leading up to the New Moon seemed especially dark and strange, as Neptune, planet of illusion was stationing retrograde creating a sense of void, washing away dreams and fantasies. As the veil of illusion lifts, we may see how we've been deluding ourselves with a false sense of security - yet clarity is always a gift worth our awareness.
A square from Jupiter in Aries to the New Moon is eager to fill the void with fiery enthusiasm and outrageous hope. Venus in Gemini is sextile Jupiter offering sweet words of encouragement or escapist pleasures. The flexibility of minds and hearts of Venus and Mercury in Gemini can be...