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Pisces New Moon: A magical cornucopia of heart-opening gifts

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That title may seem like an exaggeration, but this New Moon in Pisces is amplified by a beautiful sextile between Jupiter and Neptune to bring out the best of the Pisces archetype which, let’s face it, can be a bit dreamy and ungrounded sometimes.  Jupiter and Neptune are connected through their rulership of Pisces – Jupiter as the traditional ruler, and Neptune as the modern ruler.

Under the Pisces influence we often throw ourselves to the winds, eagerly willing to sacrifice our individual pain for the bliss of Universal consciousness.  This urge for self-sacrifice can, at its worst, exalt the concept of martyrdom and convert it to victimhood.  The challenge is to find the rapture of transcendence and surrender without losing ourselves in the process and that is where Jupiter and Neptune can be of assistance as they harmonize to produce the clearest of songs – the most magical of coincidences, and the most illuminating of ideas.

Like any New Moon, this is a time to wipe the slate clean and begin anew.  We are finishing with the dry details of Saturn-ruled Aquarius and Capricorn, and moving into the season of imagination and dreams.  Mercury, planet of the mind and communication, is traveling retrograde right now and will dance past both the Sun and Moon over the next few days which will likely bring up something unfinished which needs to be reconsidered while Mercury is retrograde.  Mercury is debilitated in the sign of Pisces – the watery misty imagination and creative inspiration of Pisces has the tendency to weaken the ability of Mercury to do its job of carrying communications clearly and effectively. Pisces is a wonderful sign for compassion, intuition, […]

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By |2020-02-23T10:50:01-05:00February 22nd, 2020|Moon|0 Comments

Let your inner light shine on the Leo Full Moon, February 9 2020

Leo Full MoonThe Leo Full Moon (February 9, 2020 at 2:33 am EST) brings an opportunity to shine with the brilliance of our best selves and emerge from the darkness of the conjunction of Saturn to Pluto which weighed down the beginning of the month. The sign of Leo is majestic and creative, always seeking ways to shine and express the uniqueness of the Self, and in this Full Moon the Moon is aided by a trine to Mars in Sagittarius which helps to energize and amplify the fire of Leo to burn away any debris of darkness that may suppress our ability to shine our inner light with love and an open heart.

As in every Full Moon, the Moon here in Leo is opposite the Sun which is in Aquarius., but what makes the Leo Full Moon different is that the Moon is in the sign of the Sun (Leo is ruled by the Sun). So even though we have the opposition, there is also a linkage between the Sun and Moon that unites the conscious self (Sun) with the lunar instincts and emotional power.

Venus (relationships, attraction) has just moved into Aries where it carries a more fiery temperament, and that has amplified the influence of fire in the planetary spheres.  From December and January’s Capricornian influence on duty and responsibility, we are shifting to a more self-oriented focus that emphasizes desire and action over structure and planning.  There is some danger here that all of this fire can result in hasty decisions and actions that fail to take into account the unintended consequences that may result.  Our relationships could be damaged in the crossfire, as shown by a conjunction from Venus to Chiron (wounding and […]

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By |2020-02-08T08:46:01-05:00February 8th, 2020|Moon|1 Comment

The January 2020 New Moon in Aquarius brings wonder and awakening

Fibonacci, by Mynzah Osiris

After a month or so of earthy Capricorn energy, including the Saturn and Pluto conjunction (read more about that here) the pressure is beginning to release.  Earth energy is wonderful for building and planning, for maintaining a practical view of life.  But if there is too much earth and not enough air, which is what we have experienced recently, we begin to lack objectivity and find ourselves rooted with no sense of real purpose.  The air element adds objectivity and reason, along with the inspiration of ideas and philosophies.

Aquarius is an air sign, but its traditional ruler is Saturn, an earthy planet.  In modern times we associate Uranus, planet of eccentricity and radical behavior, as the ruler of Aquarius and many astrologers tend to discount Saturn’s role which is obviously still quite important.  The innovation and new ideas that Uranus brings into the Aquarius archetype are offset by the Saturnian tendency towards control and structure. Think about the merkaba, an esoteric symbol in which the structure of the tetrahedrons brings the student into a mystic state of ascension into angelic (multidimensional) realms.  The air element of Aquarius brings a detachment and vision of justice, while the earth element of Saturn’s rulership helps us to stay grounded and continue to build structures which will facilitate the healing of ourselves and of the world.

This Aquarius New Moon, therefore, retains some of the foundational structure of the Saturn/Capricorn period of the past couple of months while opening up a portal into a fresh new awareness.  This New Moon forms a challenging square aspect (90 degrees) to Uranus, its modern […]

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By |2020-01-24T13:00:05-05:00January 24th, 2020|Moon|0 Comments

Planetary news this week! Sagittarius New Moon, Venus in Capricorn and Neptune Direct

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The Sagittarius New Moon occurs on November 26th marking the beginning of Sagittarius season.  Sagittarius times tend to be more lighthearted and hopeful than periods dominated by, say, Scorpio, which we have been going through over the past few weeks.  Two planets still linger in Scorpio, but the New Moon in Sagittarius offers an illumination into the ideal of hope and a belief that we can indeed find meaning in our lives that brings a sense of peace and fulfillment.

This New Moon is harmonized by a trine from Chiron, which helps to soften the rough edges and facilitate the healing of any old wounds that linger in the psyche.  However, an awkward inconjunct* from the New Moon to Uranus suggests that there is a pressure to break away from old patterns and begin something new, although we may not yet be aware of what that ought to be.  Often the 30 degree and 150 degree angles plant seeds of irritation and restlessness that are fulfilled when a stronger planetary cycle comes along.

The energies of the New Moon begin a few days away from the actual alignment, so we are in the shadow already of this New Moon.  This is the perfect time to seek an adventure, either in the mind or an actual adventure in the physical world.  Under the influence of the Sagittarius New Moon we are encouraged to open up to ever greater possibilities and never to settle for a limited or safe alternative.

Venus enters Capricorn on November 25th, and for a few weeks our relationships with others taken on a more sober flavor.  After a few weeks in Sagittarius, Venus is now focused more on Doing the Right […]

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By |2019-11-25T21:03:06-05:00November 25th, 2019|Moon, Planetary news this week|2 Comments

Discover the magic of your own truth at the Scorpio New Moon

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Scorpio season is all about the darkness – our inner passions, our secret world of dreams and nightmares, the truths that must be told.  The Scorpio New Moon on October 27th will provide us with an opportunity to dive deep into these depths where the subconscious and the soul meet – where we can find Truth and true transformation.

Scorpio is associated with intense emotions – the dark feelings such as jealousy and hatred which normally don’t see the light of day.  However, anything which we hide in the darkness never has the opportunity to become transformed.  Scorpio fearlessly plumbs these depths of darkness and supports us in our quest to regain the power that we have lost through self-denial and diminishment.

Scorpio is also associated with sexuality.  The power of sexuality is legendary – it has been used by magicians of all types since humans have walked the planet.  Sexuality can empower us, or it can cause us to lose ourselves just as easily.  The Scorpio New Moon encourages new ways of integrating sexuality into our lives. An awkward quincunx from the New Moon to Chiron (wounding and healing) and the Black Moon Lilith suggests that there could be some difficulty taking on the mantle of sexual power if unhealed wounds, and the rage that may live in them, create blockages through which the energy is unable to transmit.

A Jupiter aspect to Ceres during this time will provide opportunities for us to nurture ourselves so that we have the means and ability to really dive deep through these blocks.  Under this influence, nourishing the body with delicious and healthy foods will help us to integrate body with mind and spirit, and to […]

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By |2019-10-28T03:28:49-04:00October 25th, 2019|Moon|4 Comments