Lunar Cycles Etc…
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LUNATIONS & ECLIPSES…
THE FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS, AUGUST 1st, 2023
THE NEW MOON IN CANCER, JULY 17th, 2023
The powerful New Moon in Cancer on Monday offers a not so subtle glimpse of our inner workings. Is your power coming from deep inside you, or is it determined by outside influences & interferences?
THE FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN, JULY 3rd, 2023
THE FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS, JUNE 3rd, 2023
THE NEW MOON IN TAURUS, May 19, 2023
The New Moon in sensual, earthy Taurus on Friday, the 19th, beckons us to reflect on ways to enrich our quality of life. Are there areas of our lives that need tweaking so that we can feel more at ease in these changing times? Are we living in alignment with our present day values? Sustainability, practicality and comfort are relevant themes on this New Moon which is an auspicious time to initiate new plans & all kind of new beginnings. Time is spinning into an alternative dimension and we know that changes are happening faster than we could anticipate. Pluto, the planet associated with transformation and change has been prominent pointing out what’s not working and making us uncomfortable. We are being guided to overhaul what we value & how we use what we value – ultimately revealing a new sense of security that is aligned to our shifting planet.
Jupiter entered Taurus on the 16th and will remain here for the next year. assisting us in redefining what is truly important, followed by Jupiter square Pluto, which is challenging our desire to expand in accordance with our resourcefulness. Mercury no longer retrograde gave us the opportunity to rethink important aspects of our life.
Happening simultaneously with this New Moon is a planetary combination that has the potential for being stressful. Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in a challenging configuration can however bring the gift of courage to take on changes you’ve been wanting to make happen.
Onward & upward is the theme for the next 30 day lunar cycle.
THE FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in SCORPIO, May, 5th, 2023
“The truth can set you free” is a theme for this super charged Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio on Friday, May5th. Profound shifts, new beginnings and possible endings are coming home to roost and there is a dawning of of how much has transpired since the powerful Spring Equinox. The last Full Moon Eclipse on November 8th 2022 took place at the same degrees of Taurus and Scorpio and we may be finding a connection between now and 6 months ago. Now may be a time when one door opens and another closes. Jupiter nearing the last degrees of Aries, the sign of new beginnings, is approaching a harmonious connection with Venus in Gemini. This combination along with a strong Mercury/Uranus conjunction can add either add levity or present other options to an otherwise intense Scorpio Moon.
Eclipses lay the groundwork for change… they work as magnetic change agents that can trigger and activate specific aspects of your life, depending on the area of your birth chart most affected by the Eclipse.
There is a juxtaposition of the Sun, Moon and Earth altering the magnetic frequency coming to earth. On this eclipse, the Moon passes deep into the outer part of the Earth’s shadow.
Typically Full Moon’s illuminate and bring light to situations, although in a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the sunlight that is falling on the Moon giving a shadow rather than illumination. As a result, it is highly auspicious to dig deep inside and feel into places where we have discomfort at any level, emotionally, physically or mentally. The opposition between the Sun in Taurus, an energy associated with values, quality of life & comfort and the Moon in the highly emotional sign of Scorpio, a sign that wants to get to the bottom of any issue, creates a perfect environment for transformation and change.
THE NEW MOON ECLIPSE in ARIES, April, 20th, 2023
THE FULL MOON in LIBRA, April, 5/6, 2023
Powerful planetary alignments are at play under the Libra Full Moon that occurs on 4/5 and early on 4/6 on the East Coast. These energies are shining a spotlight on how you see yourself. Is your self-image stoked by the passion that resides deep within your inner fire? Does that self-image hold up when you are in relationship with others?
This is an ideal environment to put your life-force behind a more expansive vision of yourself. Creative projects, new ideas and new relationships that inspire can lead you towards more fulfillment. It’s a good time to add to the clean slate that was birthed with the Spring Equinox & the New Moon in Aries… where passion & inspiration has the opportunity to replace the difficult energies of the past 3 years.
It’s a good time for testing how the newly birthed aspects of yourself are being received. Can you hold your own and still compromise, respect one another and negotiate a win-win for all? Are you hung up on the apparent perpetrator of old hurts? Are you empowered to acknowledge your own patterns & vulnerabilities so you don’t find yourself in similar hurtful situations?
There’s a great deal of support for letting go of old themes. The Sun and Jupiter in Aries reinforces resolve with an ‘I can do it’ approach. The desire to heal where we have been stuck is supported by two asteroids, the teacher/healer Chiron & the Goddess Vesta, who keeps the inner fire burning and oversees your investment of energy.
THE NEW MOON in ARIES, March, 21st, 2023
The New Moon in Aries occurs a mere 20 hours following the Spring Equinox on March 21st… Seeds planted now are more likely to manifest… especially when our desires are coupled with inspiration & passion!
There is the opportunity to initiate a a new life direction & to allow new chapters of your life to unfold.
Aries is the “go for it” energy… you can come back around and fine tune later. Ride the wave of inspiration and passion to push through resistance just as a new seedling must push through the earth!
THE FULL MOON in VIRGO, March, 7th, 2023
The Virgo Full Moon at 7:41 am EDT on Tuesday, March 7th is a reminder to stay connected to our sense of self, our inner wisdom… even amidst changing and unsettled times. Several planetary changes are occurring in March. Virgo rules our daily routines and practices. Do they serve us or weaken us? Can we hold our own in chaotic situations, and, if not, what do we need to do so that we can be at our best?
Virgo is a highly discerning sign. She is a goddess that can separate the wheat from the sheaf and distill the essence of every next step. Her only condition is that she needs daily nurturing and self care so that her clarity can remain intact. This Full Moon is an excellent time to reevaluate habits and refine daily practices & routines. Perhaps integrating inner stillness can lead to a more productive our outer life. And, importantly, filling our own cup first can give us the exactly what we need to help others.
You can think of this as a cosmic clean up, or as a getting ready for spring which officially occurs on March 20th, launching the beginning of the new astrological year.
THE NEW MOON in PISCES, February, 20th, 2023
THE FULL MOON in LEO, February, 5th, 2023
THE NEW MOON in AQUARIUS, January, 21st, 2023
The New Moon in future-oriented Aquarius awakens our spirit with a fresh glimpse of all that is possible… As the sign of hopes & dreams, Uranus ruled Aquarius supports thinking outside the box. This is a Super New Moon meaning it is at a closer distance to Earth than in more than 962 years with a particularly strong gravitational pull affecting our bodies and mind.
This auspicious new moon makes harmonious aspects to Jupiter & Mars – opening the door to new opportunities that we can actively pursue with planetary bodies all in forward motion after Jan 22nd until early May. The ruler of Aquarius, Uranus, the planet that rules insights and awakenings, is making a favorable configuration with Mercury in Capricorn helping us with sustainable solutions for forward movement.
THE FULL MOON in GEMINI, December, 7th, 2022
Are you feeling the subtle shifts that have happened in the past few weeks? The Full Moon in Gemini offers the opportunity to focus the mind with the backdrop of the grander perspective. Where have we been, what have we learned and where do we want to go next?
The veil of overwhelm and confusion is lifting and we are entering a period that supports strategic thinking & wise decisions.
Mars in Gemini is dominating this lunation… it’s so close to the full Gemini moon, that it’s red, orange twinkling light will be completely blocked by it for close to an hour, 90 or so minutes prior to midnight of the 8th, EST. Such an occultation of Mars rarely happens directly on a full moon.
The Power of the Word is front & center due to Mars extended sojourn in Mercurial Gemini. Communication style & substance are under review. Awareness of the effect our thoughts have upon us can have a profound effect on our outlook and outer reality. The stories we tell ourselves can come to the fore with this Full Moon, shifting our awareness and ultimately altering our decisions & our outer reality.
THE NEW MOON in SAGITTARIUS, November, 23rd, 2022
Alas, the New Moon in Sag on Wednesday, November 23rd… An upbeat, optimistic respite from the chaos & intensity of recent months. This is a time to embrace a new perspective, connect to the truth of your journey and ask where the road will lead you next. Perhaps An honest evaluation of where you’ve been, what you learned and how you’ve grown may show that you have made a lot of progress and that all is good… even better than good… beyond ok
Sagittarius is ruled by the beneficent and expansive Jupiter that is twinkling largely in the sky. Jupiter is standing still, about to change direction, which makes this up-beat energy felt more keenly. Additionally, the New Moon is working in harmony with Jupiter in the last degrees of Pisces, further supporting our imagination and ability to dream into manifestation closely held ideals and beliefs.
THE FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in TAURUS, November, 8th, 2022
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE NEW MOON in SCORPIO, October, 25th, 2022
SATURN – Often Feared & Misunderstood…
Saturn is responsible for our strength, perseverance, hard work, long life, motivation and strength of character. Saturn is also responsible in helping us retain all the good luck, deeds and health that we are born with.
A strong Saturn brings the ability to live with dignity & power. It’s like a tree with deep roots, which will shake in the bad weather, but will not fall down.
VENUS RETROGRADE triggers a NEW 19 month VENUS CYCYLE on 7/22/23
When plotted from an Earth-centered per–
spective, a noticeable & unusual planetary rhythm occurs in the
motion of Venus. Every eight years, Venus
returns to the same place in our sky on
about the same date. This 8 year cycle was of
great interest to the ancient people, such
as the Maya.
Venus rose as Morning Star, closest to Vega in 104 years, on January 15/16, 2022, and completes her Morning Star Journey in September. This is when she begins her underworld initiation. She rises as Evening Star in December and finishes her Capricorn journey in August, 2023.
According to the Mayan Calendar, July 26th marks the beginning of a new year. We enter into ever more powerful energies of the year as our Sun, Sirius and Orion’s Belt are moving into a powerful alignment with the Earth. This alignment can be a powerful time for our evolution and our ability to manifest.
The Lion’s Gate Portal culminates on August 8th and from 7/26 thru 8/8, there is an opportunity to avail oneself of the profound and powerful source of spiritual light coming to Earth.
This cosmic gift can bestow blessings as the star Sirius (our spiritual sun) rises in the night sky & Orion’s Belt directly aligns with the Pyramid of Giza. The ancient Egyptians associated Sirius with the goddess Isis.
Spring Equinox, March 20, 2023
The Equinox represents balance with equal days & equal nights. It is a turning point. You can come into harmonic balance by balancing Yin & Yang within yourself: Giving & Receiving; Self & Others; Rest & Activity; Lighten what is too heavy & Calm what has been too frantic!
• Planetary Activation Sequences that affect the Earth’s Grid are focused on 3- month, 6-month, 9-month intervals. At this time, all vortexes on the planet come into a Harmonic Resonance. We have an opportunity to shift into a higher frequency! It is a time for renewal & recalibration.
Out of Bounds Planetary Periods
Planets are Out of Bounds when they travel beyond the yearly orb of the sun which moves between the Tropic of Cancer at summer solstice and the Tropic of Capricorn at winter solstice. Out of Bound planets can be unstable, especially when Mars is Out of Bounds. People often withdraw when Mercury and Venus are Out of Bounds. Behavior can become more erratic when a planet is travelling Out of Bounds from where the Sun normally travels and they become “rebel energies”. it is a great time to consider new ways of perceiving reality that are beyond what may have previously imagined. It is a time to allow your imagination to run wild. Imagine any ensuing chaos is creating new perceptions that are liberating and fun! Out of Bound planets in the birthchart can create “genius” or a total renegades. An example is that sometimes criminals have an Out of Bounds Moon. Hitler’s Moon was close to being OOB. On the other hand, Carl Jung had Mars OOB in his natal chart, coupled with a Progressed Moon than ran into OOB territory periodically.
A quintile (72 degrees) is a little used aspect obtained by dividing the chart by 5. An exerpt regarding quintiles in the birth chart from…
QUINTILES: FROM CRISIS TO CREATIVITY @ Malvin Artley
Quintiles, hopefully, bring us newness and greater connectedness with the divine. They show us the way to a better understanding of the universe and of the beauty of creation. By putting us in touch with the greater archetypes we are empowered to be more than we were and to stand apart from the satus quo and show our uniqueness as human beings. But we can only do this if we have even only a tenuous link with the higher Self. If a person has quintiles in his or her chart, then such a connection, if existent, becomes a channel for the voice of the soul to pour forth into the lives of all around them. Having quintiles in a chart is no guarantee of such a connection, however. True genius is only ever of the soul, but a fuller measure of contact with the soul usually only comes at a cost to the persona, for the persona most often resists anything new, as it is the status quo within our own energy fields.