Powder-Keg Full Moon in Aries 2021

This year’s Full Moon in Aries promises to pack quite a punch!

This Full Moon is aligned with a challenging T-square pattern between Mars, Pluto and Eris, so all these energies will be present in how this Aries Full Moon manifests.

Full Moons tend to bring things to light, and because Pluto is under considerable pressure, only just starting to move forwards once more, issues that have been bubbling away beneath the surface are likely to finally rise to the surface and burst onto the scene, upping the intensity considerably.

Typically, a Full Moon in Aries highlights our ability to be assertive and take action, yet it also calls for us to find a balance between our need for independence and the need for co-operation with others.  This dichotomy is likely to be taken to an extreme now – and with Mars, the planet of action and warfare, Pluto’s issues of power and destruction, and Eris fighting against exclusion, we have a very potent mix.  All in all it makes for a powder-keg situation, like a volcano about to erupt.

More positively, this Full Moon could bring abuses of power to light, the voices of those excluded could finally be heard, with the result that action is taken to remedy and redress those situations.

The Full Moon is at 27 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 falls shortly after midnight on Thurs 21 Oct (exact at 00.56am) Queensland time (AEST), so the best time to celebrate will be the previous night when the energies are still building.  In Europe and the Americas, the Full Moon will fall on the previous day.

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Clear road ahead – Mercury goes direct!

Screen Shot 2021-10-08 at 12.05.40 pmWe 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 Tues 19 Oct (AEST, the previous day in Europe and the Americas), stationing at 10 degrees Libra 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 appointment times, 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.  If you really can’t, then read the fine print very, very carefully.

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Legal resolutions? Jupiter goes direct 2021

Jupiter canstockphotoJupiter goes direct on Mon 18 Oct at 22 degrees Aquarius, indicating that the restraint and apparent lack of progress of recent months can now be resolved, and renewed hope and optimism emerge as things start to move forward once more.

Ongoing reviews of injustice and other legal matters are likely to be brought to resolution now.

At a personal level, if you have been questioning your beliefs or dealing with issues of faith or trust over the last four months, Jupiter’s direct motion is now likely to bring resolution and more clarity.

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Saturn goes direct 2021

SaturnSaturn slows to a halt on Mon 11 Oct following its recent retrograde period, ready to go direct again at 6 degrees Aquarius.

If your birthday is close to 26 Jan (hello Australia!) or this degree is significant in your chart, you will have been feeling the heavy energy of Saturn sitting on this point for the previous couple of weeks, with a further two weeks to look forward to (!).

The energy of Saturn asks us to re-evaluate the area of life it is currently contacting, to take full responsibility for ourselves and our actions, and to cut away any dead wood – which ultimately stimulates new growth.

It is also very good at demanding that we do a reality check.

The forward motion of Saturn enables us to test and put into practice over the next seven months whatever we have learned about social responsibility, self-discipline and material reality during its recent retrograde phase.

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Dredging up the dirt – Pluto stations to go direct

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When Pluto stations, a lot of “dirt” – buried secrets – is brought to the surface, and this Pluto station (maybe because it’s also been squaring Mercury) is being particularly active in this regard.  We’ve had the release of the Pandora Papers, the Facebook whistleblower testifying (and Lo & Behold, Facebook went offline exactly at that time!), exposées of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in France, and of the WHO workers who sexually abused women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  There’s a lot of muck getting raked up.

 

Pluto goes direct on 7 Oct, having been pretty much stationary for the past month.  This is a time now when deeply-buried issues may finally rise to the surface, particularly if you’ve become more aware of them bubbling away in the last six months.  In fact they’re most likely to rise to the surface at this month’s Full Moon in Aries, see below.

Plutonian issues usually concern disempowerment, powerlessness and trauma, where the issues run deep.  Plutonian issues can also manifest as misuses or even abuses of power, it’s all to do with Pluto!  This time is well-suited to deep inner work, shifting these deep-seated issues so that you can at last move forward.  The key to moving through this is to become as aware as possible of our feelings and reactions, becoming conscious of how, on the one hand, we may give away our power, and on the other, how we may manipulate others to get our own way.   It can be really subtle, so to paraphrase Socrates, know thyself – and stay in the light!

If you have chart points at 24 degrees of Capricorn (or any of the other cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra) including birthdays around 14-15 Jan, you’ll be picking up on this intense transformational energy at a very personal level – in fact it’s been going on for the last year or two.  The good news is that it is finally easing for you as Pluto moves forwards and leaves this degree behind.  Hopefully you have faced the demons and can now step fully into your power.
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Full steam ahead! 🌟 New Moon in Libra 2021

New Moon in Libra
Wed 6 Oct 2021, exact at 9.05pm Queensland time (AEST) at 13 degrees Libra

Full Moon in Aries
Thurs 21 Oct 2021, exact at 00.56am Queensland time (AEST) at 27 degrees Aries

Skywatching
Venus is visible in the west, shining brightly as the Evening Star. 
Saturn and Jupiter are visible in the evening sky, overhead a few hours after sunset.
Mercury disappears from view until the time of the Full Moon, when Mercury re-emerges in the pre-dawn light as a Morning Star

There are big energies around this month as Mars gets into the picture with both the New Moon and the Full Moon – giving boosts of energy but also upping the ante with the potential to create conflict  This month’s Full Moon could get very eventful!

 

The New Moon falls in Libra on Wed 6 Oct bringing the opportunity to start a new cycle in your relationships and connections with others.

Libra is the sign of the born diplomat, the mediator who can always see both sides of any issue and wants the result to be harmonious. The symbol for Libra after all is the scales, where things can be weighed and balanced.

This New Moon in Libra is a good time to focus on restoring balance in your life, consolidating the theme of the Equinox last month by implementing whatever changes are required to bring your life back into balance and harmony.
Libra
Libra is an Air sign, sociable and communicative, with a huge need for fairness.  It’s also one of the leadership signs, but its point of difference is that it doesn’t need to be out front – quite the contrary. The leadership style of Libra is inclusive and co-operative, making Libra an excellent leader.  The challenge however 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.

Mars the planet of action is closely configured with this New Moon, providing you with an opportunity to stand up for yourself and stand your ground (in a nice Libran way of course!)  Remember it’s all in the interests of fairness.

Mars adds a dynamic quality to the energy of this New Moon.  Any intentions you set now will have that extra boost of energy which means you’re likely to really follow through, with your foot on the accelerator!

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 planets at 13 degrees of Libra, 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 this New Moon. The New Moon is exact at 9.05pm Queensland time (AEST) at 13 degrees Libra.

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Lunar Phases & Moon Planting – October 2021

Lunar Phases & Moon Planting– October 2021                         

 phases of the moon

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

 

New MoonWed 6 Oct 2021 at 9.05pm AEST at 13 Libra

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 QuarterWed 13 Oct at 1.25pm AEST at 20 Capricorn

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 21 Oct 2021 at 00.56am AEST at 27 Aries

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 QuarterFri 29 Oct  at 6.05am AEST at 5 Leo

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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Mercury goes retro!!!

mercury_retroSIGNMercury goes retro!!!

 

Mercury goes retrograde on Mon 27 Sept for 3 weeks, bringing the potential for confusion, mistakes and delays.

 

Mercury retro is a period when communications tend to get messed up, messages don’t get through, appointments are double-booked or there’s confusion over dates and people easily make mistakes writing things like phone numbers down.

 

Double-check appointments, that you have your keys with you, and that messages get through OK.  Don’t make any assumptions during a Mercury retro period!

 

Be prepared for delays when travelling, and for technological glitches – back up your computers!! 

 

This is not a good time to make major purchases or sign contracts, unless you’re prepared to revise your plans down the track.   If you’ve got any major purchases to make, especially technology (eg computers) make sure you do that well outside the Mercury retro period, preferably before it’s even gone into the retro shadow, otherwise you may find yourself having to take the purchase back to the shop down the track.

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The upside of Mercury retro is that it is a great time to catch up on all your paperwork and reorganize so you can be more streamlined.

 

Mercury is retro for 3 weeks until 19 Oct 2021 (AEST).

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September Equinox 2021

Time to Restore Balance in Your Life! 

Equinox

The Equinox falls on Thurs 23 Sept 2021, exact at 5.21am AEST (22 Sept in Europe and the Americas) .

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.

The September 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.  Echoing the Virgo New Moon earlier this month, 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 balance, whether it’s in your relationships, your work or any other aspect of your life.

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Romantic Full Moon in Pisces 2021

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Romantic Full Moon in Pisces 2021

 

The Full Moon falls in Pisces on Tues 21 Sept 2021 (the previous day in Europe and the Americas).  This is a dreamy, romantic time which can bring a yearning for oneness and spiritual fulfillment.

Mars and Neptune are closely aligned with this Full Moon which adds a sense of idealism or altruism, although more negatively it can also have the potential to be deceptive, so be careful you don’t fall for a scam at this time!

PiscesThe Full Moon in Pisces can be a time when creative projects come to fruition, particularly if they’re for a cause you’ve been advocating for some time. As this is a Pisces Full Moon, just make sure you’re seeing things clearly and not as you’d wish to see them, through rose-coloured glasses!

The Full Moon in Pisces urges us to find a balance between seeing the big picture and staying in touch with the details that ground the vision.

The Full Moon is at 28 degrees Pisces and is exact at 9.54am AEST, so the best night for Full Moon celebrations will be the previous evening while the energies are still building.

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