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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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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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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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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New Moon in Virgo 2018

Time to declutter, go on that cleanse

& bring balance into your life!!!

 

New Moon in Virgo  Mon 10 Sept 2018, exact at 4.01am Queensland time (AEST) at 17 degrees Virgo (the previous day in Europe and the Americas)

Full Moon in Aries  Tues 25 Sept 2018, exact at 12.52pm Queensland time (AEST) at 2 degrees Aries

Skywatching  Venus twinkles brightly in the west in the early evening as the Evening Star, with Jupiter above her as a very bright star.   Saturn is overhead at sunset with reddish Mars visible towards the east.

 

As we move into Spring in Australia, it’s not just spring cleaning and cleanses for us, but what amazing synchronicity that Malcolm Turnbull should be forced out as Prime Minister in Australia just as Mars is stationary, about to go direct, bringing resolution to long-drawn-out conflict.  That plus all those eclipses of course!  The good news is that things should calm down now, and we can all move forward after months of frustration as Mars is direct once more.

 

The New Moon in Virgo on Mon 10 Sept (AEST, Sun 9 Sept in Europe and the Americas) is likely to bring changes to the way we approach our everyday life.  This is an excellent time to start a new health regime, and to bring a new sense of order into your life.  If you’re thinking of going on a cleanse, or de-cluttering your house, this New Moon provides perfect timing, and may even demand it of you!!

Virgo is an Earth sign, cautious and practical, taking its time to create order (which it loves), and often has a tendency towards perfectionism.  The challenge for Virgo is not getting lost in the detail (which it is so good at) and as a result, losing sight of the overall vision, the classic “can’t see the wood (ie forest) for the trees”.

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

Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon. The New Moon is exact at 4.01am Queensland time (AEST) at 17 degrees Virgo.

The lovers Venus and Mars start this lunar month at odds with one another, both in Fixed signs, signs that don’t shift their position easily and have a tendency to dig in their heels.  Venus has just gone into Scorpio, with Mars moving into Aquarius two days later on 11 Sept.  Venus in Scorpio relates with passion and intensity, loving deep emotional connections.  Mars in Aquarius on the other hand is rational and objective in his energy and actions, quite detached from the emotional undercurrents of Venus.  Mars in Aquarius loves to socialise, while Venus in Scorpio is much quieter and introspective.  You can expect some friction this month unless the lovers can be particularly accommodating of each other!

The 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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Lunar Phases – September 2018

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Times are given in Queensland time (AEST).  To read about the Astrology of the New and Full Moons each month, sign up for my monthly newsletter on the left-hand-side of this page and follow my Chirone Shakti – Stargazer Astrology page on Facebook.

 

Last Quarter: Mon 3 Sept at 12.37pm

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: Mon 10 Sept at 4.01am

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: Mon 17 Sept at 9.15am

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: Tues 25 Sept at 12.52pm

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

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

Lunar Phases for August 2018

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Last Quarter: Sun 5 Aug at 4.17am

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 (second Solar Eclipse): Sat 11 Aug at 7.57pm

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: Sat 18 Aug at 5.48pm

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: Sun 26 Aug at 9.56pm

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

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

Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere!!!

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The Solstice falls on Thurs 21 June 2018 as the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer at 8.07pm Queensland time (AEST). 

This is the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere, the shortest day of the year (and longest night) as the Sun reaches its northernmost point – from here on, the days will lengthen again as we move towards Spring. 

If you’re in the northern hemisphere, reverse all that – it’s the Summer Solstice, the longest day and the shortest night, after which the days will shorten as you move towards Autumn. 

The word ‘Solstice’ means ‘the Sun stands still’, momentarily, in its annual path, before moving in the opposite direction.  In the Celtic calendar, these turning points in the seasons were very significant festivals – Midwinter and Midsummer respectively, timed by alignments in ancient stone circles and celebrated with bonfires (Midwinter), feasting, dancing and celebration.  It was said to be a time when magic was in the air, as shown in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

How do you limit yourself?

How do you limit yourself???

Saturn turns retrograde on Wed 18 April at 9 degrees Capricorn. Saturn retrograde encourages us to review the recent past and assess our ability to take full responsibility for our actions.  It also urges us to re-examine the way we have structured our lives.  This is a good time to look at the ways we limit ourselves, and bring our fears to the conscious light of day.  This is also a good time to review our ability to say ’No’ and ensure that we can maintain healthy boundaries in all areas of our lives.  This Saturn retrograde period lasts until Thurs 6 Sept 2018.

If your birthday falls around 30 December, this is likely to be a time of increased responsibility for you, especially for a month either side of 18 April, as you enter a new phase of maturity and step into a place of personal authority.  Your workload may well increase at this time – if you accept this extra responsibility, this can be a time of success and achievement.  Saturn is a planet where we truly reap what we sow – if you’ve put in the hard work, this is very likely to be a time of achievement.  However, if you’ve cut corners along the way, this is a time when you’re likely to come unstuck and this can lead to feelings of failure and depression. Accept the lessons of Saturn and learn to take full responsibility for yourself and your life.