5.26.21 – Aftermath of the lunar eclipse

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(Did you miss yesterday’s post on the eclipse? Catch up here.)  Technically the exact eclipse degree culminated this morning at 7:13 am EDT/11:13 am UTC, but the effect of an eclipse can linger for a few days.  Not everyone experiences eclipses in the same way, and we don’t experience eclipses the same way each time.  So much depends on the degree of subconscious material that is ready to emerge, and we can’t always tell what that will be until the time comes!  Here in my house there was quite a bit of subconscious debris that emerged and I don’t mind telling you it wasn’t pretty.  But with that debris swept away, the new growth is emerging and that is so beautiful.

Today we will begin to shed these energies and integrate them in a more conscious way.  The Moon completes the eclipse process by transiting over the South Node of the past, the point at which we release those old patterns and continue the evolutionary shifts.  This occurs in the afternoon EDT/evening UTC, followed by harmonious aspects from the Moon to both Chiron and Saturn to help facilitate the healing process (Chiron) and the rebuilding and reorganization (Saturn) with new plans in place to support the energetic shifts.  This entire process may be so subtle we don’t even notice, or it may be more significant – either way, the effect of an eclipse can last a few days.  If there are changes you’ve been wanting to make, this is the perfect time! ❤️


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By |2021-05-26T07:33:08-04:00May 26th, 2021|Moon|4 Comments

Weekend update: April 24, 2021. Scorpio SuperMoon energies and the power of Mercury as messenger

The big news this weekend is the Scorpio Full Moon, a Supermoon (© Richard Nolle) which technically occurs on Monday night (early Tuesday morning GMT) – the lunar energies will be building throughout the weekend before reaching its culmination at 11:30 pm EDT.  Until Mars entered Cancer today there was a lack of the water element in the skies – we have lots of Aquarian air of the intellect, and some Taurus earthy grounding energies, but the watery energies of feeling and emotion have not had an easy conduit through which to flow.  The Scorpio Full Moon will change all that: Scorpio is the sign of intensity and passion, the impulse that pulls us into the deepest part of our soul and forces us to experience life in the most profound way possible.

All Full Moons are formed by a polarity between the Sun in one sign balanced against the Moon in the opposite sign. Each opposing pair is a cycle of energy that flows from one sign to the other, each sign containing what the other lacks. Scorpio and Taurus are both fixed signs, both are highly personal signs with one being ruled by Mars (Scorpio) and one by Venus (Taurus). Both are concerned with matters of earthly life, but in Taurus we hold on to who we are, and in Scorpio we must let go of who we think we are in order to become transformed in the purging fire. Taurus seeks harmony and serenity, and Scorpio seeks passion and drama.  The SuperMoon occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth – the Moon appears bigger than usual in the sky, and the qualities of the lunar influence intensifies – higher […]

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By |2021-04-24T08:07:02-04:00April 24th, 2021|Moon, Planetary news this week|2 Comments

April’s Libra Full SuperMoon may rattle our equilibrium

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A Full Moon of any kind amps up the lunar energies that stimulate instinctive behavior and connect us more deeply to the realm of emotions and feelings.  A SuperMoon (® Richard Nolle), so called because the Moon is at its closest point (perigee) to the Earth,  amplifies these instinctive connections even more.  Space.com reports that this Full Moon will be the biggest one of the year

Under the influence of Libra we crave balance and equanimity.  Libra is known for being the sign of love and beauty, but these are just the byproducts of the need to achieve a sense of inner harmony.  Love provides comfort and connection with others to find this balance, and beauty helps to soothe jangled nerves.  Under the Full Moon in Libra, with the Sun in Aries,  we are working with the polarity of Self (Aries) vs Connection to others (Libra) and seeking that inner equilibrium that comes when we are in balance between these two opposite forces.  Full Moons always require an integration of opposites, but with the Libra Full Moon,  even more so.

While we strive to find our inner balance point under the Libra Full Moon Mars, planet of aggression and the ruler of Libra’s opposite sign Aries, is locked in a conflicting square to Uranus, planet of radical and rebellious behavior.  This is not a calm or soothing influence – in fact, under this Mars/Uranus combination we may be more inclined to do something impulsive and radical.  With most of us locked up in our homes right now in quarantine, this could be a challenge!  And Jupiter and Pluto are still in tight conjunction for […]

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By |2020-04-07T10:12:49-04:00April 7th, 2020|Moon|0 Comments

This equinox Libra Full Moon brings a shift in perspective

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FULL MOON AT THE EQUINOX!!

The time of the Full Moon, when the Sun in the sky is exactly opposite the Moon from our vantage point on earth, is always a time for balance.  The Sun is our conscious Self – our goals, our visions, our ideas that combine to create our lives.  The Moon illustrates our instincts and our subconscious needs and desires – the emotions that can be murky but always real and true.

The lunar cycle is symbolic of the dance between our conscious awareness and the inner world of the emotions, a polarity which requires balance and integration just as all polarities in astrology do.  The entire wheel of the zodiac is a system of polarities, in which each pair of signs represent oppositional forces that require balance and integration.  That is particularly true when the Moon is in Libra, the sign that more than any other embodies this dance.

Libra seeks to live an experience of harmony through peaceful interaction with others and a love of beauty and aesthetic pleasure.  This can lead to a highly sensitive nervous system, especially at the Full Moon.

The Full Moon in March occurs at 0 degrees Libra, with the Sun at the Aries Point.  This will be a significant energy portal as we shift into the new season under the Aries/Libra polarity.   Not only is this a new season, but the emotional impact of the Full Moon supercharges the shift from darkness to light, from winter to summer.  This is also a SuperMoon, meaning it is at its closest point to the Earth, but it is also at the first degree of the cardinal signs that shift us from one season into […]

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By |2019-03-20T08:38:38-04:00March 19th, 2019|Moon|3 Comments

The January 2018 “Super Blue Blood Moon” and the Leo/Aquarius axis

January 31 blood super moon eclipse Photo from 2014 by Darwin B

The Leo Full Moon on January 31st offers a trifecta of attributes which make this lunar event somewhat significant.  Most important from an astrological perspective, this is a total lunar eclipse with very tight angles to the lunar nodes, the points that represent our passage from past to future.  This tight connection between the Moon and the Sun and the nodes opens up a force field that unlocks areas of our life which we have shut down, or attempted to protect ourselves from.

Four of the five eclipses in 2018 are on the Leo/Aquarius axis, forcing us to confront areas where our need for personal development and satisfaction (Leo) are in conflict with the need to let go of some of our personal satisfaction in order to achieve justice and equality in the world around us (Aquarius).  Leo and Aquarius are opposites in the Zodiac – there is a tension between them that require integration and balance.  In this eclipse the Sun and South Node are in Aquarius, demonstrating the consciously creative impulse that is detached and manifests as pure energy.  The Leo Moon is bringing out our secret longings for recognition and pleasure, to find joy in the world and a sense of feeling special and unique, admired by those around us.  The North Node aligns with the Moon to assist us in this journey while not leaving behind the higher Aquarian aspirations towards a more transpersonal view.

The fact that this is a so-called “Blue Moon” is merely a calendar accident and has no real astrological significance.  However, this is a SuperMoon (© Richard Nolle), meaning the Moon is closer to the Earth than […]

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By |2018-01-28T08:17:39-05:00January 28th, 2018|Moon|12 Comments
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