New Moon in Taurus 2019

Taurus the bull

New Moon in Taurus  Sun 5 May 2019, exact at 8.45am Queensland time (AEST) at 14 degrees Taurus (Sat 4 May in Europe and the Americas)

Full Moon in Scorpio  Sun 19 May 2019, exact at 7.11am Queensland time (AEST) at 27 degrees Scorpio (Sat 18 May in Europe and the Americas)

Skywatching  Venus and Mercury can still be seen as Morning Stars in the east before sunrise at the beginning of this lunar month, Mercury only for a few days more before it disappears from view. Saturn is overhead in the pre-dawn sky, with Jupiter visible in the west.  In the evening, after sunset, the red planet Mars can be seen low in the western sky for a few hours before it too sets.  Jupiter then rises in the east in the early evening.

 

Cosmic invitation for guardians of Mother Earth

Secrets revealed at Scorpio Full Moon?

We’re certainly moving through some very heavy energies at the moment with Saturn and Pluto stationing so close to the South Node! (see last month’s newsletter for details.)  Anyone whose birthday’s around 11-14 Jan will be feeling these energies hugely! 

Astrologically we have a relatively quiet month coming up, thankfully.  Time for a breather …  before we move into the next eclipse season towards the end of June – the eclipses aren’t till July, but we’ll start to feel the effects a couple of weeks beforehand.  Enjoy the rest and use the opportunity to recharge your batteries – the New Moon in Taurus is an excellent time for some pampering!

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The New Moon in Taurus on Sun 5 May (4 May in Europe and the Americas) invites us to renew our relationship with Mother Earth and our physical world.  It invites us to begin a new cycle, to connect deeply with the land, to appreciate the abundance of Nature, to acknowledge the sacred beauty of the Earth and to embody this by stepping into our protective role as her guardians.

This protective role seems more urgent than ever with the environmental breakdown we’re experiencing, caused mainly by the climate crisis but also by our own lack of awareness over the years around pollution issues such as the use of plastics.  With Uranus now in Taurus, there’s a mass awakening happening about how we are destroying the Earth’s pristine environment on every front.  For more on what Uranus in Taurus is bringing, see my blog post below.

Uranus moves into Taurus – Shifts in mass consciousness

 

At a personal level, this New Moon (and this whole lunar month) is an excellent time for some pampering and indulgence!  As an Earth sign, Taurus is patient and grounded, with an appreciation of the finer things in life. Taurus is highly sensuous and has a love of luxury, so feel free to indulge your senses now!

Taurus is associated with security in its many forms – emotional, material and financial – and this need for security (or more accurately, the fear of lack of security) can give rise to the sign’s tendency towards possessiveness and material accumulation.  Use the energies of this lunar month to explore your own security needs and your own relationship with abundance.

If your birthday falls close to this New Moon, within a day either side, you are likely to be strongly affected as it marks a year of new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your sense of identity and your purpose in life.

The New Moon falls at 14 degrees Taurus.  If you have points in your birth chart close to this degree (within one degree), expect the part of your life associated with that energy (eg relationships for Venus) to begin a significant new cycle.

The New Moon is exact at 8.45am AEST.  Remember to set your New Moon intentions in the following 24 hrs.

The lovers are in harmony right now, starting the lunar month in outgoing style with Venus in action-oriented Aries and Mars in inquisitive Gemini, Fire and Air fuelling each other.  They keep pace for a few weeks then move into more receptive energy mid-month, when Venus moves into sensuous Taurus on 15 May, and Mars into emotional Cancer on 16 May.  Once more the lovers are in harmony, this time in Earth and Water, so in a quieter, more introspective way.

The Full Moon falls in Scorpio on Sun 19 May AEST (18 May in Europe and the Americas).  This is likely to be a very emotional time when deep and passionate feelings are revealed. This Scorpio Full Moon brings a strong possibility of secret or intensely private matters coming to light, possibly with a sexual content or maybe concerning financial matters (or even both!). There may also be some shocks or surprises on the relationship front with Venus making a tight contact to Uranus at this Full Moon.  The Full Moon is at 27 degrees Scorpio and is exact at 7.11am AEST, so the best time for Full Moon celebrations will be the previous evening Sat 18 May.

 

Looking ahead to next lunar month … 

The next New Moon falls on Mon 3 June 2019 at 8.01pm AEST at 12 degrees Gemini

  

Have a wonderful lunar month

 

With love

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True Blue Moon on Good Friday

True Blue Moon on Good Friday

and the Astrological Origins of Easter

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We have a true Blue Moon this lunar month as the Full Moon on Fri 19 April is the second Full Moon in the sign of Libra, falling at 29 degrees.  You’ll see lots of erroneous media definitions of a Blue Moon, but astrologically, it’s when there’s a second Full Moon within the same sign, a fairly rare occurrence, and nothing to do with the actual colour of the Moon!   Last month’s Full Moon was at zero degrees Libra, and this month’s falls at 29 degrees Libra, making it a true genuine Blue Moon.

This second Full Moon in Libra gives us an additional opportunity to bring our lives into balance, the cosmic invitation extended by the Equinox and the Full Moon last month.  It highlights our need to relate to others, yet it also emphasizes the need to find a balance between the needs of the self and the needs of the other, between the need for independence and the need for compromise. This second Full Moon in Libra reinforces yet again the theme of the Equinox, the need to find balance in our lives.  This Full Moon falls at 29 degrees Libra, so check the houses of your chart to see which part of your life is under the spotlight. The Full Moon is exact at 9.12pm Queensland time (AEST) on Fri 19 April, Good Friday.

Easter Sunday this year falls on 21 April.  ‘What’s this got to do with Astrology?’  I hear you ask … Well, not many people realise but the date of Easter is determined by the Moon and the Equinox.  Easter Sunday is set as the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Equinox.  This is why the date of Easter changes each year, sometimes falling at the end of March and some years much later in April.  Astrology is present in our everyday lives much more than we realise!

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New Moon in Aries 2019

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New Moon in Aries: Fri 5 April 2019, exact at 6.50pm Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Aries

 Second Full Moon in Libra (Blue Moon): Fri 19 April 2019, exact at 9.12pm Queensland time (AEST) at 29 degrees Libra 

Skywatching: Venus and Mercury can be seen as Morning Stars in the east before sunrise.  Saturn and Jupiter are almost overhead in the pre-dawn sky. In the evening, after sunset, the red planet Mars can be seen in the western sky.

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As we go into this New Moon, Pluto is exactly on the Moon’s South Node in Capricorn.  It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, but it seems to me that an obvious reading would be the destruction (and ultimate transformation) of the profit-at-any-cost empire building that is so prevalent within multinational corporations. This Plutonian energy combined with the revolutionary energies of Uranus in Taurus, waking people up at a mass level to the impact we’re having on the environment, could be a key turning point in our approach to living sustainably on this beautiful planet of ours. 

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The New Moon in Aries on Fri 5 April brings the opportunity for a bold and exciting new start.  Aries’ natural approach to life is to take action, breaking new ground in a pioneering or even crusading venture, or taking up a cause that’s worth fighting for. 

 As a Fire sign, Aries is full of enthusiasm and focused on the future.  Aries tends to act first and think later, hence its reputation for being impulsive, so take a moment to weigh your options before jumping in feet first!

If your birthday falls close to this date (within a day either side), this is the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life, particularly with regard to your sense of identity and purpose in life.

Wherever you have 15 degrees Aries in your chart is the area of your life that will be affected by this New Moon – for example, if it falls in your 10th house, this signifies the beginning of a new cycle in your career or professional life. 

The New Moon is exact at 6.50pm AEST.  Remember to set your New Moon resolutions in the following 24 hrs. 

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The healing power of Chiron

I love the picture of Jacinda Ardern lighting up the world’s tallest building (see my post on FaceBook if you haven’t seen the photo), especially when you realise that the building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE 

The Astrology of the last few days reflects the healing that has been happening after the horrific events of the Christchurch mosque massacre last Friday – with the Sun coming to join Chiron in Aries just as Jacinda Ardern announced the ban on semi-automatic weapons.

Chiron is the archetype of the wounded healer – often a wounding has to happen, or be re-opened, in order for the healing to take place – so it can be a very painful process, but one that ultimately results in healing. The weapons ban came right on the Equinox, just as the Sun went into Aries (the sign associated with warfare and violence, in its negative manifestations) and approached the healing energy of Chiron at 1 degree Aries.

Then the following day, Friday, the Moslem holy day and exactly a week after the massacre, the Sun joined with Chiron – and what an amazing display of compassion and solidarity was shown not just in NZ but all around the world 

So much healing has come from this nightmare 

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Supermoon Full Moon on the Equinox

The Full Moon falls on the Equinox – how wonderful is that synchronicity, we can celebrate both at once!  It’s also a Supermoon, the last in this current series of three Supermoons in 2019, so we may well get extreme weather events (again!) and of course emotions are likely to be running high.  As with all Supermoons, the Moon is closer to the Earth at that point, so she’ll appear larger and brighter in the night sky. 

The Full Moon in Libra highlights our need to relate to others, yet it also emphasizes the need to find a balance between the needs of the self and the needs of the other, between the need for independence and the need for compromise. This Full Moon in Libra really reinforces and brings home the theme of the Equinox, the need to find balance in our lives.  The Full Moon falls at zero degrees Libra, so check the houses of your chart to see which part of your life is under the spotlight. The Full Moon is exact at 11.43am Queensland time (AEST) on Thurs 21 March, so the best time for celebrations, while the energy is still building, is the previous night.

EquinoxSolsticeThe Equinox falls earlier on the same day Thurs 21 March as the Sun moves out of dreamy Pisces and into action-oriented Aries.  The Equinox marks the change of the seasons, the time of year when day and night are of equal length and the seasons come to a point of balance.  This is a perfect time to explore what might be out of balance in your own life and find a way to restore that balance, whether it’s in your relationships, your work & family life, or any other aspect of your life.   The Equinox is exact at 7.58am Queensland time (AEST), so the previous day in Europe and the Americas.

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Double-whammy New Moon in Pisces!

12Pisces glassNew Moon in Pisces  Thurs 7 March 2019, exact at 2.04am Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Pisces (the previous day in Europe and the Americas)

Full Moon in Libra (Supermoon)  Thurs 21 March 2019, exact at 11.43am Queensland time (AEST) at 0 degrees Libra

Skywatching  Venus can be seen as a Morning Star in the east before sunrise, and even Mercury can be seen lower in the sky if you have a clear view of the eastern horizon. Saturn and Jupiter are almost overhead in the pre-dawn sky.  In the evening after sunset, the red planet Mars can be seen in the western sky.

 

Double-whammy New Moon in Pisces

Full Moon on the Equinox

… and Mercury’s retro …

 

Just a reminder that Mercury’s retro by the time of this New Moon!!!  Make sure your computers are backed up!  Two significant astrological events unfold THE DAY BEFORE this next New Moon: Mercury goes retrograde and Uranus moves into Taurus for the next 7 years, both on 6 March.  There’s plenty of info in last month’s newsletter and on my Facebook page on these …. I just want to bring them back to the forefront of your awareness!!! 🙂   

 

The New Moon falls in Pisces in the early hours of Thurs 7 March 2019 (the previous day in Europe and the Americas).  Neptune the modern ruler of Pisces is strongly configured with this New Moon, giving it a super-boost double whammy of Neptunian-Piscean energy.

In its positive manifestation, this New Moon signifies a renewed focus on spirituality and the desire to transcend our 3D reality. Pisces has a strong sense of divine homesickness, a longing to return to source and merge into oneness.  This New Moon is a great time to begin a new cycle of meditation and spiritual practices!

It’s also a wonderful time to begin a new cycle of creative pursuits, such as art, photography or music, essentially anything creative that takes you into that right-brain space of timelessness, a highly Neptunian experience!

When manifesting negatively however, Pisces (and its ruler Neptune) can bring illusion and deception, making us more gullible than usual, more prone to being deceived (and deceiving ourselves too!).  Be careful of falling under some kind of spell under the influence of this New Moon!!!  The Piscean urge to transcend reality can express negatively as escapism, any kind of escapism – which in its more extreme form can easily develop into addictive patterns of behaviour.

The New Moon in Pisces may also usher in a new cycle of compassion and the desire to help others. Just be careful that this doesn’t become an urge to rescue people, as you’ll disempower them in the process.  Pisces has a tendency towards self-sacrifice in the service of others, even to the point of martyrdom, so make sure you look after yourself first, otherwise you’ll be in no position to take care of others.  There’s a fine line between helping others and rescuing them, overstepping boundaries which essentially need to be respected and strengthened.  One of the best ways to empower people is to give them the space to make their own decisions, providing the invitation for them to step into that place of self-responsibility and empowerment.

Wherever you have 15 degrees of Pisces in your chart is the area of your life that will be affected by this New Moon – for example, if it falls in your 10th house, this signifies the beginning of a new cycle in your career or professional life.

If your birthday falls close to this date (within a day either side), this is the beginning of an important new cycle for you, especially with regard to your sense of identity and your purpose in life.

The New Moon is exact at 2.04am Queensland time (AEST).  Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.

 

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Supermoon Full Moon in Virgo 2019

The Full Moon falls in Virgo on Wed 20 Feb, the second in a series of three Supermoons Supermoons occur when the Moon is closer to the Earth than usual (because of its elliptical orbit round the Earth) and the Full Moon appears larger and brighter in the sky than usual.  In fact, this Supermoon is the closest, therefore appearing largest and brightest, of this current Supermoon series.  Supermoons are associated with extreme weather events, king tides and seismic activity.  They also intensify the usual emotional charge of a Full Moon, when things tend to come to light or reach a climax.

Falling in Virgo, this Full Moon brings into focus our need for order and purity. Virgo is a very analytical sign, and as an Earth sign it’s analytical in a practical way, trying to improve situations (and even people!) in its search for perfection.  Virgo is great at the details, often losing sight of the overall picture, a quality associated with its opposite sign Pisces.  This Virgo Full Moon urges us to find a balance between the microcosmic attention to detail of Virgo with the macrocosmic holistic vision of Pisces.  Hold the vision, and stay grounded in the details too!

The Full Moon is exact in the wee hours of 20 Feb at 1.54am Queensland time (AEST), so the best night to celebrate the Full Moon will be the previous evening when the energy is still building.  If you live in Europe or the Americas (or even Western Australia), the Full Moon will fall the previous night, 19 Feb.  Check your birth chart to see which house is under the spotlight at zero degrees Virgo.

 

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Chiron into Aries 2019

chiron vase paintingChiron moves into Aries on Mon 18 Feb 2019, bringing its healing energy to the issues that have been uncovered by Uranus journeying through this sign over the last 7 years.  These issues that are now prime for the healing energy of Chiron relate to the negative side of Aries and its ruler Mars such as wars and conflicts, violence (family violence especially), and toxic masculinity – with all that is included in that term. 

Chiron is the archetype of the wounded healer.  We all have Chiron in our birth chart, representing a wounding that we carry, usually from childhood.  When we acknowledge that wounding and transform it, we can then step into our own ability to bring healing to others.

The potential for healing here is to transform the toxic masculinity that is rampant in our culture, affecting men as well as women, and bring about a collective shift into the conscious masculine warrior energy of Aries, where respect and protection for all are naturally given.  

I also feel that under Chiron in Aries, non-violence will increasingly be used as an alternative to warfare to bring about conflict resolution.  It’s currently being used to great effect by the Extinction Rebellion movement in the UK, using civil disobedience as a way to protest against government inaction on climate change.

Chiron is in Aries till 2026-27, so it’s not going away any time soon! 

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New Moon in Aquarius 2019 – Chinese New Year

Aquarius the water-carrier

Aquarius the water-carrier

New Moon in Aquarius: Tues 5 Feb 2019, exact at 7.04am Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Aquarius (the previous day in Europe and the Americas)

Full Moon in Virgo (Supermoon): Wed 20 Feb 2019, exact at 1.54am Queensland time (AEST) at 0 degrees Virgo (the previous day in Europe and the Americas)

Skywatching: Jupiter and Venus can be seen as Morning Stars in the east before sunrise, moving further apart as the month progresses, Jupiter the higher of the two.  Saturn is also visible lower in the pre-dawn sky towards the horizon.  In the evening, after sunset, the red planet Mars can be seen in the western sky.

 

Chiron & Uranus change signs

Chinese New Year

Mercury goes retro

 

Wow it’s a big lunar month with both Chiron and Uranus changing signs this month, something that they only do every 7 years or so!!! 

Thanks to everyone who joined me online for my webinar on The Astrology of 2019, it was fun!   If you missed it and you’d like to see it, the recording is now available on my website.

I’m really excited to be starting my 2019 Astrology courses this week!  There’s still time to jump on if you’d like to join us, or if you can’t make classes, you can study ONLINE through my Stargazer Astrology Academy on the teachable platform, which is a great user-friendly learning platform.

 

The New Moon in Aquarius is an opportunity to begin a new cycle in authenticity.  To what extent are you really being true to yourself?  Do you feel free to be true to yourself?  Aquarius is a sign associated with freedom, authenticity, and equality at both the individual and collective level.  It is strongly non-conformist, needing to be different and unique, free of society’s expectations, a natural rebel (I can hear all the Aquarians cheering!!!)  It is also focused on social responsibility, connection at the level of mass consciousness and global humanitarian concerns.

Aquarius is an air sign, loving to debate ideas, the more original, inventive and zany the better.  Aquarians are very sociable and tend to be known as the party animals of the zodiac!

The New Moon falls on Tues 5 Feb, exact at 7.04am Queensland time (AEST) which means it will fall on Mon 4 Feb in Europe and the Americas.  Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.

If your birthday is close to this date (within a day either side), this is the beginning of an important new cycle in your life in terms of your sense of identity and your purpose in the world.

Wherever you have 15 degrees of Aquarius in your birth chart indicates the area of life that will be most affected by this New Moon – for example, if this New Moon falls in your 10th house, this signifies the beginning of a new cycle in your career or professional life.

This New Moon also brings in the Chinese New Year.  Like many traditional cultures, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar, and this New Moon marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Earth Pig.

Happy Chinese New Year!!

With love

Chirone

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Moon phases – Feb 2019

phases of the moonLunar Phases – Feb 2019

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New Moon – Chinese New Year: Tues 5 Feb 2019 at 7.04am AEST

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts.

Moon planting: The week following the New Moon is the best time for planting leafy greens.

 

First Quarter: Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 8.26am AEST

A time to take decisive action with unfolding events as the light of the Moon continues to grow.

Moon planting: The week following First Quarter Moon is ideal for planting fruiting vegetables.

 

Full Moon (Supermoon): Wed 20 Feb 2019 at 1.54am AEST

A high energy time when things often come to fruition or events come to a head, heightened by the Supermoon.

Moon planting: The week following Full Moon is the best time for planting root crops.

 

Last Quarter: Tues 26 Feb 2019 at 9.28pm AEST

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon just before the cycle begins again with the next New Moon.

Moon planting: The last week of the Moon cycle is the best time for weeding and composting.