Lunar Phases & Moon Planting Guide – August 2021

Lunar Phases & Moon Planting Guide – August 2021                        

 phases of the moon

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

  

New Moon: Sun 8 Aug at 11.50pm AEST at 16 Leo

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: Mon 16 Aug at 1.19am AEST at 23 Scorpio

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.

 

Second Full Moon in Aquarius (True Blue Moon): Sun 22 Aug at 10.01pm AEST at 29 Aquarius

A very intense time with high emotions and when events come to a head.

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

 

Last Quarter: Mon 30 Aug at 5.13pm AEST at 7 Gemini

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon.

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

 

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Full Moon in Aquarius 2021

The Full Moon in Aquarius on Sat 24 July highlights the importance of establishing a balance between the needs of the collective and the needs of the individual.

It may also bring new and experimental ideas into sharp focus.

Full Moons often bring situations to a head, so be prepared for humanitarian issues (such as refugees) to reach some kind of crisis point, where resolution becomes imperative.

The Full Moon falls at 1 degree of Aquarius and is exact at 12.36pm AEST.  The previous evening will be best for celebration and ceremony while the energy is still building.

 

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New Moon in Cancer 2021

A new sense of belonging …

… Time to release the past

 

New Moon in Cancer:  Sat 10 July 2021, exact at 11.16am Queensland time (AEST) at 18 degrees Cancer
 
Full Moon in Aquarius:  Sat 24 July 2021, exact at 12.36pm Queensland time (AEST) at 1 degree Aquarius
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Skywatching:  Venus and Mars can be seen close together in the evening sky as Evening Stars – Venus bright and twinkly and Mars shining red.
Saturn and Jupiter rise by about 9pm.

Before sunrise, Saturn and Jupiter are visible in the western sky, and Mercury is currently a Morning Star, look to the east before sunrise to see it low in the sky.
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July Lunar Phases & Moon Planting Guid☘️🍃🎋
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This is a relatively quiet month astrologically after the intense activity of the last few months!  Make the most of it, this is a good time to recharge your batteries!

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The New Moon in Cancer on Sat 10 July represents the opportunity for a new cycle to begin in relation to the feminine.  Cancer is ruled by the Moon, symbolising women, mothering and the sacred feminine. This New Moon represents the beginning of a new cycle in the way we care for others, the way we nurture ourselves, and our relationship with women in general.

Cancer is a water sign, sensitive and emotional, with a strong need for emotional security. This is the sign associated with home and family, so this New Moon can also mark the beginning of a new sense of belonging, perhaps a new phase in our home and family life, or our sense of belonging to a ‘tribe’.
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Cancer has a tenacious connection to the past – Cancerians don’t like to let go of anything!  The New Moon in Cancer represents the beginning of a new phase in our relationship with the past, an opportunity to emotionally release whatever no longer serves us.  The Australian Bush Flower Essence Bottlebrush is particularly good for supporting you to let go.
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If your birthday falls close to the date of this New Moon, this marks an important year of new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your identity, your sense of self and your purpose in life.

If you have a planet close to 18 degrees Cancer (within a degree either side), a new cycle is starting in whatever that planet symbolises (eg relationships for Venus).

Remember to set your intentions for this lunar month within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 11.16am AEST.

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On the evening of Mon 12 July, there will be the beautiful sight of the slim

Crescent Moon alongside Venus and Mars in the western sky soon after sunset.

Lunar Phases & Moon Planting Guide – July 2021

 

 

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phases of the moon

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

 

 

Last Quarter: Fri 2 July at 7.10am AEST at 10 Aries

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon.

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

 

New Moon: Sat 10 July at 11.16am AEST at 18 Cancer

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: Sat 17 July at 8.10pm AEST at 25 Libra

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: Sat 24 July at 12.36pm AEST at 1 Aquarius 

A very intense time with high emotions and when events come to a head.

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

  

Last Quarter: Sat 31 July at 11.15pm AEST at 8 Taurus

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon.

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

  

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Tense pressure cooker of energies beginning of July 2021

explosiveWe have a very tense pressure cooker of energies at the beginning of July.

Mars, Saturn and Uranus line up in a very challenging T-square pattern between 1-4 July.

This is an aspect of huge tension and could potentially be quite explosive, depending on how well the lid can be kept on the pressure cooker!  There’s a feeling of restlessness, of protest, of rebellion against the status quo.  This aspect could easily bring things to a point where people are ready to fight.  We can expect to see this play out in world events, related to the exact Saturn-Uranus square of Tues 15 June.
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At a personal level, if you have chart points at 12-13 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) you’re likely to be feeling the effects of this cosmic tension in your own life – the invitation is to honour yourself and be true to yourself without losing sight of your own boundaries, while taking full responsibility for your actions.

 

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Neptune goes retro 2021

NeptuneNeptune slows to a standstill ready to turn retrograde on 26 June 2021 at 23 degrees Pisces, softening boundaries and looking for solutions that are all-inclusive, reminding us that we all belong to one humanity.

For the next five months, we have the opportunity to revisit the dreams and visions of the past seven months, and to integrate the inspirational and visionary energy of Neptune more fully into our lives.

At the other end of the Neptunian spectrum, we also have the opportunity to review the ways in which illusion, self-deception and escapism (possibly even addictive patterns of behaviour) play out in our lives, and to turn this around so we can connect more fully with the spiritual longing of Neptune.

Neptune is retrograde until 1 Dec 2021, when it goes direct again at 20 degrees Pisces.

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SuperMoon Full Moon in Capricorn 2021

SuperMoonThe Full Moon in Capricorn on Fri 25 June AEST brings the current eclipse season to a close.

This Full Moon in Capricorn is the last of three consecutive SuperMoons this year, appearing larger and brighter in the sky than the usual Full Moon, and having a stronger effect on our emotions and the tides.

A SuperMoon Full Moon occurs when the Full Moon coincides with the Moon’s closest point to the Earth in her monthly orbit, making the Full Moon appear much bigger in the night sky.  The effects we normally associate with the Full Moon are really heightened by the SuperMoon, so we’re likely to experience feelings running high, a stronger-than-usual emotional charge and tense situations reaching a climax.  SuperMoons are also associated with higher tides than usual, and extreme weather patterns like storms and flooding.  Full Moons tend to bring situations to a head, and this is intensified by the SuperMoon – heads up police, emergency services and hospital workers!

mountain goatThe Full Moon in Capricorn highlights the work we do in the world, our ambitions in life and our willingness to take personal responsibility for how our lives unfold.  This Full Moon also brings into focus the difference between our public and private lives, inviting us to find a balance between the two opposing polarities of work and home.  The spotlight may be on your career or business life, but it’s important to find that balance with your home life.  If there is something you have been working towards for a while, this Full Moon is likely to bring things to fruition, with a strong sense of achievement.

The Full Moon is exact on Fri 25 June 2021, exact at 4.39am Queensland time (AEST) at 3 degrees of Capricorn (the previous evening in Europe and the Americas).  The best time for ceremony or celebrations in Australia will be the previous night while the energy is still building.

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Mercury goes direct!

We can all heave a sigh of relief as Mercury goes direct after three weeks of its usual communication challenges, delays and frustrations.

Mercury goes direct on Wed 23 June AEST, stationing at 16 Gemini after its recent retrograde period.

The frustrations of the last three weeks will now ease and communications become a lot smoother again.

In the days leading up to Mercury going direct, continue to double-check appointments, that you have your keys with you, and that messages get through OK.

Remember that confusion and misunderstandings occur much more easily at this time. Try to delay any major purchases or contract-signing till at least a week after Mercury’s gone direct again.

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Jupiter turns retro on the solstice

Jupiter canstockphotoJupiter goes retrograde right on the solstice Mon 21 June 2021 AEST at 2 Pisces (see previous post for info on the solstice).  Jupiter influences social, moral and ethical issues, so Jupiter retro periods often bring changes in the law around matters associated with the sign Jupiter is in.

Here in Pisces, Jupiter is asking us to re-examine Piscean themes such as water and water usage, how we treat the rivers and oceans, the contamination of ground water supplies through fracking, the global problem of over-fishing and the toxicity of farmed fish.  Expect these topics to be in the news.

Jupiter does not stay in Pisces long before it moves back into Aquarius on 28 July. From then on, during its retro period through Aquarius (till 18 Oct) we can expect legal revisions to Aquarian issues such as technology, technological advances, alternative energy sources, innovations, sharing economies and community-based enterprises.  I except to see more soul-searching around the energy consumption of cryptocurrency in this period, hopefully with alternative green solutions put forward.

In broader terms, the Jupiter retro period is a time when reviews of injustice and other legal matters are likely to take place.

At a personal level, there can be a sense of restraint and apparent lack of progress – hope and optimism might be harder to come by.  Trust issues are likely to resurface, coming up for another opportunity for healing and transformation.  You may find yourself questioning your beliefs or dealing with issues of faith in the next four months.

Jupiter is retro until 18 Oct 2021 when it goes direct once more at 22 degrees Aquarius.

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Turning of the seasons – June Solstice 2021

Turning of the Seasons – June Solstice

The Solstice falls on Mon 21 June.  The word “solstice” means ‘the Sun stands still’, as it reaches the furthest point on its journey along the horizon.  If you’ve never tracked where the Sun rises each morning on the horizon, and noticed how that point changes with the seasons, getting progressively further north or south, then I really invite you to do so!  This is the origin of the ancient standing stones, finding these alignments and tracking them over the course of a year (and much more besides, like predicting eclipses, but that’s another story!).

The June solstice is the furthest north that the Sun rises, which is mid-summer in the northern hemisphere, and mid-winter in the southern hemisphere.

And guess what? On that day, the Sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer – that’s how the Tropics got their name, because the solstice is by definition the moment the Sun moves into the tropical zodiac sign of Cancer.The June solstice is the longest day of summer (northern hemisphere), or the shortest day of winter (southern hemisphere), and after this, the days get shorter (northern hemisphere) or longer (southern hemisphere) as we move towards the September Equinox where day and night are equal once more.  Plants especially respond to the change in the length of days, often only germinating either before or after the solstice.  If we were more in tune with Nature, ie without artificial light, we’d respond a lot more obviously too!

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The solstice is the real turning point of the year, and was always celebrated in ancient times, often with bonfires and dancing.
Solstices have always been traditional mid-season times of celebration and feasting. 
The solstice is exact on Mon 21 June 2021 at 1.32pm AEST..
Have a wonderful Solstice, whether you’re celebrating midsummer or midwinter!

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