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...
Sagittarius Full Moon
June 14, 2022
4:51 am PDT / 7:51 am EDT
23 degrees Sagittarius Moon / Gemini Sun
“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”
- Carl Gustav Jung
Tuesday's Sagittarius Full Moon creates a vast opening of a stream of consciousness and expanded awareness as the Full Moon activates the Galactic Center, a supermassive black hole associated with clearing away density, allowing for access to higher realms.
This Full Moon illuminates long-held beliefs and may have many questioning the nature of truth, justice, spirituality and higher-mind awareness.
The Sagittarius Moon is often drawn to taking up a crusade or the expression of righteousness. And as Mars conjoins Chiron in Aries, the archetype of the wounded warrior continuing to pursue justice through maverick willpower is strong in the collective.
However, the Full Moon's square to Neptune in Pisces threatens to delude the collective consciousness...
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GEMINI NEW MOON
Monday, May 30, 2022
4:30 AM PDT / 7:30 AM EDT
9 degrees Gemini
Monday's Gemini New Moon brings eclipse season to a close and begins a month-long cycle of curiosity, learning and (re-)connection. Gemini season directs the focus to communication, information, ideas, networking, travel and multi-tasking.
As the New Moon is boosted by a sextile from Mars-Jupiter in Aries, motivation for new pathways for learning, networking and connecting are becoming available. And for those fired up by righteous causes, this may be a time to embark upon a crusade fueled by facts and sharpened intelligence.
Mercury, the ruler of Gemini is retrograde in Taurus until June 3 and in a square with Saturn which may continue to create a bit of a slow down in mental energy, decision-making and travel - especially as Saturn stations retrograde June 4.
But by the Sagittarius Full Moon June 14 Mercury will be direct and offer some long-awaited clarity and mental renewal, having re-entered its home...
The Jupiter-Neptune alchemy is nearly exact as these planets of expansion fuse on April 12 at 23 Pisces. Allow serendipity to guide you through Wonderland.
A vast landscape is unfolding, signaling a new 12-year cycle in the realm of spirituality, inspiration, imagination and purification. As one dream dissolves a new one is beginning to form.
The last time these planets of imagination and possibility met in Pisces was in 1856, so this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that's been aligning in the skies and will continue to thrum well into May. However, Jupiter and Neptune conjoin approximately every 12-13 years, the last time was in May 2009 at 26 Aquarius, conjunct Chiron. Their next conjunction will be in 2035 in Aries.
While Jupiter expands, Neptune dissolves. Their manifestations can be amplifying or depleting, as Neptune symbolizes the spectrum from blissful euphoria to the depths of despair and disappointment. At its best, it's a wish fulfilled in divine timing.