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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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.

 

 

Total Lunar Eclipse, Blood Moon: Supermoon Full Moon in Leo

Blood Moon, total lunar eclipse

Blood Moon, total lunar eclipse

The Full Moon in Leo on Mon 21 Jan is a total lunar eclipse It’s also the first in a sequence of three SuperMoons, where the Moon is closer to the Earth than usual,  intensifying the energies and in particular heightening our emotional responses.  SuperMoons are associated with extreme weather patterns, and total lunar eclipses are associated with earthquakes and earth changes, so this is likely to be a formidable combination! If you have chart points at zero degrees Leo, you’re likely to be strongly affected by this eclipse, so be extra careful at this time. Eclipses bring sudden, unexpected changes, not necessarily negative but it pays to be careful during the eclipse period, and the energies right now are extra strong because of the SuperMoon.  The Full Moon in Leo also highlights the need for a balance between the personal and the collective. The Full Moon in Leo is usually a fun party time, but the party may literally be eclipsed in some way, so take extra care at this time.

This is the last of the Leo-Aquarius eclipses that have been occurring over the past 18 months, as the eclipses are now moving into Cancer-Capricorn.  Interesting when we look back to the first of these eclipses in the royal sign of Leo, Prince Harry had just announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, and now of course, at the end of this cycle, they’ve married and are now expecting their first child.  An African-American divorcee marrying into the British royal family is certainly the kind of “unexpected changes” you could associate with eclipses through Leo, to say nothing of the passionate sermon preached at their wedding by Bishop Michael Curry!!

This lunar eclipse will be visible in North and South America, even the UK, basically anywhere that’s in night-time.  It’s exact at 3.12pm AEST (Queensland time) so won’t be visible in Australia.  Lunar eclipses take a few hours to unfold, so if you’re somewhere where you can see it, it’ll appear first as a partial eclipse, then move into the deep red colour of the full Blood Moon for just over an hour, and of course, as a SuperMoon, the Moon will appear much larger and brighter in the sky than usual.  If you’re celebrating the Full Moon in Australia, the best time for ceremony will be the previous evening Sun 20 Jan while the energies are still building.  Remember my usual warning around eclipses and be extra careful during this period!

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Full Moon on the Solstice!!!

EquinoxSolstice

The Full Moon falls with the Solstice this year, and we enter the eclipse season for the upcoming eclipses in January.

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year (and the shortest night) in the southern hemisphere, when the Sun reaches its southernmost position overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn, named after the Sun’s passage into the zodiac sign of Capricorn on this day.  This is the traditional mid-season time of celebration and feasting.  In the northern hemisphere it is of course the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night.  This year the solstice falls on Sat 22 Dec at 8.23am Queensland time AEST (Fri 21 Dec in Europe and the Americas). 

The Full Moon falls in Cancer in the early hours of Sun 23 Dec AEST (Sat 22 Dec in Europe and the Americas) just after the Solstice.  The Full Moon in Cancer invites us to find a balance between the deep emotional connection of family and the outer, worldly achievement that is found in our work life. This Full Moon also highlights our emotional attachment to the past, so don’t be surprised if strong feelings get stirred up again, giving us the opportunity to finally let go and release the past.  This is a good time for us to reassess our unconscious, “autopilot” responses, and to change any behaviour that is no longer appropriate.  The Full Moon is exact at 3.49am AEST, so Sat 22 Dec is the best night for Full Moon celebrations – as well as solstice celebrations!!!

The eclipse season starts now, after this month’s Full Moon.  The eclipses won’t be till January, but meanwhile take extra care from the Full Moon onwards as the energies start to build.  This means that Christmas time will be in the eclipse season, so please be extra careful on the roads and in your lives generally.  Remember eclipses demand respect, as they often bring unexpected change into our lives!  So take extra care this Christmas period!!

 

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Adventure Time!

Sagittarius, the archer

New Moon in Sagittarius  Fri 7 Dec 2018, exact at 5.20pm Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Sagittarius

Full Moon in Cancer  Sun 23 Dec 2018, exact at 3.49am Queensland time (AEST) at 0 degrees Cancer

Skywatching  Venus can be seen as the Morning Star twinkling brightly in the east before sunrise, and lower in the sky, Mercury and Jupiter are also visible.  In the evening, after sunset, reddish Mars is overhead, with Saturn bright in the west, progressively lower in the sky as the month advances until it is no longer visible.

 

Adventure Time!

The New Moon falls in Sagittarius on Fri 7 Dec, bringing a fresh burst of enthusiasm for adventure and exploration, as well as the need to enjoy life to the full.  This is a good time to start on a spiritual quest, a study course or overseas travel – anything that expands your horizons.

Sagittarius is a Fire sign, warm and enthusiastic, naturally optimistic with an undying trust in the Universe.  Sagittarians love to explore and go on adventures.  Their sign is ruled by Jupiter, which gives them their boundless enthusiasm – and on the down side, a tendency to go over the top, take lots of risks and over-extend themselves, not knowing when or where to stop.

If your birthday is close to this New Moon, this marks the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life in terms of your identity and your sense of purpose.

If you have a planet at 15 degrees of Sagittarius this marks the beginning of a new cycle in whatever that planet symbolizes (eg relationships for Venus).

Remember to create your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 5.20pm AEST.

 

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Full Moon in Gemini as Neptune stations

The Full Moon in Gemini on Fri 23 Nov invites us to find a balance between logic and intuitive knowing, so that any action we take integrates both polarities, aware of relevant information yet trusting our intuition.  With Jupiter part of the signature of this Full Moon, the Universe is sending us a strong invitation to trust, both in ourselves and in the Universe.  Check your birth chart to see which house is under the Full Moon spotlight at zero degrees Gemini as this is the area of life where matters may well come to fruition or be revealed.  This Full Moon is exact at 3.39pm Queensland time (AEST).

 

Neptune turns direct on Sun 25 Nov 2018 allowing us to move forwards again after a five-month period of self-reflection in which we have revisited and maybe revised our dreams and visions for the future.  We may also have revisited our spiritual longing, our urge to transcend 3D reality.  As Neptune also symbolises veils of illusion, we may have become more aware of the ways in which we manage to deceive ourselves, only seeing what we want to see or believing what we want to believe.  The cosmic opportunity now is for our vision to be clearer and more connected with Spirit.

 

Neptune stations at 13 degrees Pisces, and hangs around at that degree for almost 2 months before it moves forwards again, so if you have this point strong in your birth chart, or if you’re born around 4 March, you’ll be feeling a strong urge to transcend reality and dissolve into a state of spiritual oneness.  For some of you, this will be felt as a complete brain meltdown, especially if you’re trying to maintain a left-brain existence. The key is to surrender to the inspiration and creativity of Neptune, indulge in art or music, and engage in spiritual practices like meditation so that you transcend reality, rather than get drawn into the negative side of Neptune, escapist patterns such as addictive behaviours.

 

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Full Moon with Uranus – Surprise twists and revelations!!!

This is going to be a very interesting Full Moon.  Full Moons bring illumination at the best of times, but now with Uranus part of the planetary picture, expect matters to come to a head with surprise twists as things get revealed that may be shocking and disruptive! 

The Full Moon falls in Taurus in the early hours of Thurs 25 Oct AEST (effectively the evening of Wed 24 Oct).  The Full Moon in Taurus brings into focus your ability to be sensuous and grounded, an excellent time to indulge the senses and pamper the body.  This Full Moon invites us to find a balance between physical sensuality and emotional depth. 

Uranus joins with this Full Moon to bring something unexpected, exciting or stimulating.  The purpose of Uranus is to bring a higher level of awareness into our lives, waking us up from our normal routine and habits.  Equally (sometimes at the same time!), Uranus can bring disruption, even chaos, as it shakes things up in its attempt to bring in more light.  Uranus is known as the Great Awakener, and that’s what it does, one way or the other!  All you can say for certain with Uranus is ‘Expect the Unexpected’

The Full Moon falls at 1 degree Taurus, so wherever this point falls in your chart is the area of your life that will be under the spotlight now, bringing matters to a head or to resolution, probably with a surprise twist!  There are likely to be some very interesting revelations around at this time (think of the Khashoggi case for example).  The Full Moon is exact at 2.45am AEST (Queensland time) so the best time to celebrate will be the previous night when the energies are still building.

 

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New Moon in Libra 2018

Libra, the scales of balance

New Moon in Libra  Tues 9 Oct 2018, exact at 1.47pm Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Libra

Full Moon in Taurus  Thurs 25 Oct 2018, exact at 2.45am Queensland time (AEST) at 1 degree Taurus (effectively the evening of Wed 24 Oct)

Skywatching:   Venus will continue to be visible as the Evening Star, twinkling brightly in the west, till about mid-Oct, appearing gradually lower in the evening sky until she is no longer visible.  She disappears for 7 days and then reappears as the Morning Starfrom the end of Oct.  Jupiter is above Venus in the west, with Saturn and reddish Mars overhead at sunset.

 

The New Moon falls in Libra on Tues 9 Oct, starting a new cycle in your relationships and connecting with others generally.  It also brings a renewed emphasis on the need for harmony and fairness in all aspects of your life.  Libra is the sign of the born diplomat, the mediator who can always see both sides of any issue.  The symbol for Libra is the scales, where things can be weighed and balanced.  With the New Moon in Libra, this lunar month is a good time to focus on restoring balance in your life, giving you the opportunity to consolidate the theme of the Equinox last month (see last month’s newsletter) by implementing whatever changes are required to bring your life back into harmony and balance.

Libra is an Air signsociable and communicative, with a huge need for fairness.  It’s also one of the leadership signs, but it doesn’t need to be out in front – quite the contrary. The leadership style of Libra is inclusive and co-operative, making Libra an excellent consultative leader.  The challenge for Libra is decision-making!  They are so good at seeing all sides of the question that reaching a final decision can be agony for them, especially when they’re trying to keep everyone happy.  Because they hate disharmony, people-pleasing is often one of their main issues, not helped by their reluctance to confront and tackle any problem areas.  Embracing more of the assertiveness of their opposite sign Aries can be really helpful.

If your birthday is close to this New Moon, this marks the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life in terms of your identity and your sense of purpose. 

If you have a planet at 15 degrees of Libra (within a degree either side), this marks the beginning of a new cycle in whatever that planet symbolises (eg responsibility for Saturn).

Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon. The New Moon is exact at 1.47pm Queensland time (AEST).

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Lunar Phases October 2018

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Last Quarter: Tues 2 Oct at 7.45pm

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.

 

New Moon: Tues 9 Oct at 1.47pm

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts – intensified by the eclipse.

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

 

First Quarter: Wed 17 Oct at 4.02am

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: Thurs 25 Oct at 2.45am

A high energy time when things often come to fruition or events come to a head.

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Old friends and lovers reappear … Venus goes retro ❤️

Venus Rx lovers reconnectOld friends and lovers reappear …

       … echoes of 8 years ago

 

Venus goes retrograde on Sat 6 Oct 2018 (AEST, Fri 5 Oct in Europe & the Americas) at 10 degrees Scorpio.  Venus signifies our urge to relate to others, so don’t be surprised if old friends and lovers reappear in your life during the retrograde phase of Venus – you may hear from people you haven’t seen for ages.  Or you may be the one seeking to reconnect.  Venus retrograde often brings an opportunity to revisit past relationships, especially if there is any unfinished business there.

 

Venus retrograde moves through 8-year cycles, so think back to what was happening for you eight years ago (Oct/Nov 2010) when Venus last went retrograde in Scorpio & Libra, for insight into what the themes might be for you this time round.  Venus is retrograde for six weeks until Fri 16 Nov when she turns direct again at 25 degrees Libra.  If you have Taurus or Libra prominent in your chart (especially as your rising sign), Venus retrograde cycles are likely to have a strong impact on you.

 

Venus will continue to be visible as the Evening Star for a couple of weeks after she turns retrograde, but will be seen gradually lower in the evening sky until she is no longer visible (as she gets closer and closer to the Sun).  With this retrograde conjunction to the Sun, Venus disappears for seven days, after which time she emerges transformed as the Morning Star, and a whole new 584-day cycle begins (a cycle sacred to the Mayans).  In ancient times Venus was seen as a dual goddess – the Evening Star was her peaceful aspect, whereas the Morning Star was her warrior incarnation; the rebirth of the Morning Star was seen as an auspicious time to go into battle.  Venus will reappear as the Morning Star from the end of Oct.

 

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Full Moon in Aries 2018

The Full Moon falls in Aries on Tues 25 Sept.

This Full Moon highlights our ability to be assertive and to take action, yet it also calls for the need for balance between independence and co-operation with others.

The Full Moon is at 2 degrees Aries, so wherever this point falls in your chart is the area of your life that will be under the spotlight now!

The Full Moon is exact at 12.52pm AEST (midday) so the best time to celebrate will be the previous night when the energies are still building.

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Equinox

EquinoxThe Equinox falls on Sun 23 Sept at 11.54am AEST.

The theme of the Equinox is always about balance.  This is the time of year when day and night are of equal length (equi-nox means ‘equal night’ in Latin), the Sun rises due east, and the seasons come to a point of balance.

This Equinox is marked by the Sun moving into the zodiac sign of Libra, the sign associated with harmony, balance and fairness.

In the Southern hemisphere this is the Spring Equinox, a time of rejoicing that winter is over and celebrating the birth of new life. With the Virgo New Moon, this is an excellent time for a Spring Cleanse!

The seasons are reversed in the Northern hemisphere of course, where this is the Autumn Equinox, a time of harvest celebration, giving thanks for the abundant crops produced by the summer months.

Whether you are celebrating Spring or Autumn Equinox, this is a perfect time to reflect on your own life, explore what might be out of balance there and find a way to restore that, whether it’s in your relationships, your work or any other aspect of your life.

 

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Eclipsed New Moon in Capricorn – powerful New Year’s resolutions!!!

CapricornPartial Solar Eclipse / New Moon in Capricorn: Sun 6 Jan 2019, exact at 11.28am (eclipse at 11.41am) Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Capricorn

Total Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon in Leo: Mon 21 Jan 2019, exact at 3.16pm (eclipse at 3.12pm) Queensland time (AEST) at  0 degrees Leo

Skywatching: Venus and Jupiter can be seen as Morning Stars in the east before sunrise, moving closer together as the month progresses till they’re closest on the mornings of 22 & 23 Jan.  In the evening, after sunset, the red planet Mars can be seen in the western sky.

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I hope everyone’s enjoyed a wonderful festive season!!!  You’ll know from my last newsletter that we’re in eclipse season now, with both the New Moon and Full Moon this month being eclipsed.  This means the energies are extra intense right now, and unexpected changes are typical.  Please be extra mindful at this time and take extra care in this eclipse season!

You’ve got a second chance at your New Year’s resolutions at this New Moon, with the full support of the Cosmos!!!  I always say that the best time to make your New Year’s resolutions is the New Moon in Capricorn, because it brings a sense of discipline to the new cycle that we’re about to start – in this case 2019!  This year the New Moon in Capricorn is also a solar eclipse, making the intentions you set now much more powerful than they would normally be.  This makes this year’s new Moon in Capricorn an excellent time to set your intentions for the year ahead!!

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The New Moon in Capricorn on Sun 6 Jan is the absolute best time to make your New Year’s resolutions for 2019 as the energy of this eclipsed New Moon gives a very powerful boost to any intentions and resolutions you set now – so here’s a second chance at those New Year’s resolutions!

A New Moon always represents the beginning of a new cycle in some part of your life.  The Capricorn New Moon invites renewed focus on self-discipline, responsibility, dealing with material reality, setting goals, improving time management and introducing more structure into your life – all in the service of moving forwards on your chosen path.  Remember the image of Capricorn the goat, moving slowly but steadily up the mountain, one step at a time, guaranteed to reach the summit.

Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart is the area of life that will be most strongly affected by this New Moon – for example, if it is in your 6th house, this is an opportunity to bring more self-discipline into your daily routine and health regime; if it falls in the 2nd, this applies to your finances.  If you are not sure where Capricorn falls in your birth chart, think of the area of your life that could most benefit from some self-discipline right now – you will probably tune into it intuitively!

If your birthday falls close to this New Moon, this is the beginning of a highly significant new cycle in your life, especially in terms of your sense of identity and purpose in the world.  If 15 degrees Capricorn is strong in your chart, or if any of your planets fall at this degree, this indicates the beginning of a significant new cycle in the part of your life represented by that planet, eg relationships for Venus.

Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 11.28am AEST, and the partial Solar Eclipse is exact at 11.41am.  If you’re planning a New Moon ceremony, work with both timings when setting your New Moon intentions: for maximum effect, begin your ceremony just before 11.28am (AEST) and make sure it extends over the exact eclipse timing at 11.41am.  The eclipse makes your intentions much more powerful than they would normally be. 

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If you’d like the detailed lowdown on the Astrology of 2019, join me on Tues 22 Jan for my online webinar If you can’t make that time, don’t worry, the recording will be available afterwards and the slides sent out to you as usual.  Register now!

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Are you fascinated by the insights Astrology can provide?  Come study Astrology with me and be blown away by what you’ll learn about yourself and your loved ones!  I have Astrology classes on the Sunshine Coast starting at the end of Jan, and if you can’t make classes, there’s my online Astrology study programme I promise you won’t regret starting Astrology, the only thing you might regret is that you didn’t begin sooner!!!  Register today – early bird ends Fri 4 Jan.

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Full Moon on the Solstice!!!

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The Full Moon falls with the Solstice this year, and we enter the eclipse season for the upcoming eclipses in January.

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year (and the shortest night) in the southern hemisphere, when the Sun reaches its southernmost position overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn, named after the Sun’s passage into the zodiac sign of Capricorn on this day.  This is the traditional mid-season time of celebration and feasting.  In the northern hemisphere it is of course the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night.  This year the solstice falls on Sat 22 Dec at 8.23am Queensland time AEST (Fri 21 Dec in Europe and the Americas). 

The Full Moon falls in Cancer in the early hours of Sun 23 Dec AEST (Sat 22 Dec in Europe and the Americas) just after the Solstice.  The Full Moon in Cancer invites us to find a balance between the deep emotional connection of family and the outer, worldly achievement that is found in our work life. This Full Moon also highlights our emotional attachment to the past, so don’t be surprised if strong feelings get stirred up again, giving us the opportunity to finally let go and release the past.  This is a good time for us to reassess our unconscious, “autopilot” responses, and to change any behaviour that is no longer appropriate.  The Full Moon is exact at 3.49am AEST, so Sat 22 Dec is the best night for Full Moon celebrations – as well as solstice celebrations!!!

The eclipse season starts now, after this month’s Full Moon.  The eclipses won’t be till January, but meanwhile take extra care from the Full Moon onwards as the energies start to build.  This means that Christmas time will be in the eclipse season, so please be extra careful on the roads and in your lives generally.  Remember eclipses demand respect, as they often bring unexpected change into our lives!  So take extra care this Christmas period!!

 

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Adventure Time!

Sagittarius, the archer

New Moon in Sagittarius  Fri 7 Dec 2018, exact at 5.20pm Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Sagittarius

Full Moon in Cancer  Sun 23 Dec 2018, exact at 3.49am Queensland time (AEST) at 0 degrees Cancer

Skywatching  Venus can be seen as the Morning Star twinkling brightly in the east before sunrise, and lower in the sky, Mercury and Jupiter are also visible.  In the evening, after sunset, reddish Mars is overhead, with Saturn bright in the west, progressively lower in the sky as the month advances until it is no longer visible.

 

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The New Moon falls in Sagittarius on Fri 7 Dec, bringing a fresh burst of enthusiasm for adventure and exploration, as well as the need to enjoy life to the full.  This is a good time to start on a spiritual quest, a study course or overseas travel – anything that expands your horizons.

Sagittarius is a Fire sign, warm and enthusiastic, naturally optimistic with an undying trust in the Universe.  Sagittarians love to explore and go on adventures.  Their sign is ruled by Jupiter, which gives them their boundless enthusiasm – and on the down side, a tendency to go over the top, take lots of risks and over-extend themselves, not knowing when or where to stop.

If your birthday is close to this New Moon, this marks the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life in terms of your identity and your sense of purpose.

If you have a planet at 15 degrees of Sagittarius this marks the beginning of a new cycle in whatever that planet symbolizes (eg relationships for Venus).

Remember to create your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 5.20pm AEST.

 

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